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This tag indicates a proposal for a new feature for the Stack Exchange API, or a change to an existing feature.

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Clarify read-only vs. write operations for Teams in documentation

The API page about Stack Overflow for Teams says (emphasis mine): Starting with the release of Stack Overflow For Teams, the Stack Exchange API exposes read-only access to data stored in private ...
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Remove users' accept rates from the API

The accept rate of users isn't shown on the site since more than 6-8 years. Nevertheless, it's still returned by default on most calls returning user details. It doesn't serve any purpose anymore, and ...
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Auto-links to collectives in documentation aren't working

The Collective objects returned by the API, e.g. this method, have a link property that seems to be clickable, just like post and comment IDs in other object types: However, they lead to links like ...
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Add API to get posts of one collection

We are Teams users and want to get all the articles and questions added into one collection. I did not find it in the documentation.
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Return suggested edits for tag wikis and excerpts from the API

It's time we put the venerable tradition of haunting Kevin Montrose's answer with comments on when the API will start returning suggested edits for tag wikis and excerpts to rest. This is an official ...
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Add API method for network-wide search

Just like stackexchange.com has a networkwide search, it would be nice to have an equivalent of excerpt-search which searches the entire network at once. That would save me 360 calls (per-site metas ...
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Improve error message when attempting to edit a post while not having enough reputation

When attempting to edit a post while not having enough reputation, like happened here: API to submit a Suggested Edit, the API returns the following: { "error_id": 407, "...
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"is_edited": false or "is_edited": true as an option in the API response

When working with the Stack Exchange API I noticed that there is important data (at least for what I thought to do) not available, whether the question, answer or comment was edited or not: { "...
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Why does the 'Apps' tab show hot questions and the 'Scripts' tab high scoring questions?

The Stack Apps homepage has two unique tabs which are not present on other sites: Apps and Scripts. There is a slight difference between the two, which is visible upon hovering: That's right, the '...
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Update Teams API documentation to reflect dependency on tier

The documentation says (emphasis mine): Starting with the release of Stack Overflow For Teams, the Stack Exchange API exposes read-only access to data stored in private Teams. This is slightly ...
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Wouldn't it be nice if we had a Community Bulletin?

Our site is a bit special and different in some places compared to "regular" sites in the Stack Exchange network. For example: We are are both a Meta and a Main site. We have a special API ...
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Should we add review queues to the API?

Review queues are unsupported on the Stack Exchange API, and it could be useful to write an app that would review. Should we add it to the API?
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Should status-review be made a mod tag?

On most other meta sites, status-review is a moderator tag, however on stack apps (which is it’s own meta) it is not a moderator tag. Since there is no status-review moderator tag on stack apps, ...
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Can I have more than one OAuth Domain?

I tried to set more than one OAuth Domain, but seems to it's not working. I tried to set them separated by comma or space, but got redirect_uri - must be under an apps registered domain error message. ...
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Add Area 51 Discussions to site list and account list

While Area 51 Discussions is accessible via the API (proof), it is neither in the list of sites nor in the list of associated accounts. I'm not sure how much work this would be to add? I understand ...
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API to submit a Suggested Edit

Is there a way of using the API to submit a suggested edit? This would allow users without the edit privilege to at least submit their suggestion. There is no create/add endpoint listed in the docs ...
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OAuth implicit login dialog layout on Mobile Safari needs improvement

On mobile safari (iOS 13.3.1) the layout of the dialog page could be improved. On opening the page look like this on an iPhone11: The reasoning being this request is that the login dialog in the ...
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Is the way to search answers by who I voted for? [duplicate]

I found few similar questions: first, second. But answers is too old (2014 year). It's actual now — no way to get this info by using API?
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Please provide an API "flair"-data call (`/associated` route is inadequate)

So today I decided to continue refining my JavaScript skills (different post over on Code Review SE if you'd like to review the results) and utilized the Stack Exchange API (v2.2) to write a "user ...
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List /network-activity methods under Network Methods in the documentation

The API methods /users/{id}/network-activity and /me/network-activity, both return a summary of a user's activity across the Stack Exchange network and do not take a site parameter. They are ...
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Apply required tag CSS class to the required tags in the "how to ask" side bar

When we ask a question, in the "How To Ask" side bar there is some information about the usage of the tags, such as support, bug and feature-request. Since those are the required tags (with different ...
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Open source the Stack Exchange app and API

It has come to my attention that neither the app nor the API have received much if any attention in the last two years. The latest API is also largely undocumented. My humble request is to either A) ...
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Find out whether a user has association bonus

I searched for this in the api docs and on this page but couldn't find any information: I have an api token of a given user. Is there a way to find out whether this user has association bonus rights? ...
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Please "release" and/or document API version 2.3

I was playing around a bit with Fiddler to capture traffic from the Stack Exchange iOS app. To my surprise, it uses version 2.3 of the Stack Exchange API: I noticed here that it has some extra ...
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Enable access to post images in the API, for "Stack Overflow for Teams"

The Stack Exchange API supports access to Stack Overflow for Teams; see the Teams API documentation. But, since Teams content is private, post images aren't uploaded to imgur.com, but instead hosted ...
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Can I fetch Stack Overflow users by location in Stack Exchange API

I read the documentation and I know that I can get users' locations but I have not seen anywhere about querying by location. Does that mean that it is not possible? If it is possible, how? As an ...
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Stack Exchange API - Get Watched Tags for a User

Is there a way to get a list of tags that the user has set up as "Watched Tags"? If not, is it on the roadmap?
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"text/plain" content type header for x-www-form-urlencoded content? [duplicate]

I'm getting the following response body and header from https://stackoverflow.com/oauth/access_token when attempting to exchange an oauth code for a token: <DEBUG> [00:30:03] my-app - content-...
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Can we change the Stack Apps homepage tabs to not show questions tagged "obsolete" and "placeholder"?

Following What should we do about dead listings?, we've started to add obsolete to questions that are 'deprecated, no longer available/supported, or no longer relevant'. However, on the front page, ...
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Add a dedicated bot login to Stack Apps

When dealing with chat bots, especially those like SmokeDetector, you'll often want to log in directly from the code. The problem? There's no easy way to do this, especially now that Open ID is being ...
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How to get a list of all StackExchange employees?

For a particular userscript feature, I need to get a list of all Stack Exchange employees. The list would be updated every day (per SE website). What is the most efficient way to do so? I looked at ...
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Could you please return tags pertaining to the question when the api's "answers on user" endpoint is called?

When I call "answers on users", I see that I can select a filter named "tags". https://api.stackexchange.com/docs/answers-on-users#page=1&pagesize=5&order=desc&sort=votes&ids=303685&...
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Can we specify more than one OAuth Domain?

I would like to use the API from a browser extension. With WebExtensions, I should be able to support Firefox and Chrome with the same code. Chrome provides an identity API for OAuth2, and so does ...
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Why doesn't Stack Apps have community promotion ads?

Community Promotion Ads would enable Stack App developers to promote their apps to other members of the Stack Apps community. Do we need community promotion ads or not?
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Auto Format code snippets

Is it possible to auto format code so you don't have to go to each line and space 4 times? For example I know about the 'enter code here' but that doesn't always work correctly! It should be ...
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Please add gallery thumbnails to this site's search results

I would like to link to a list of all my stuff, but I'd like it to display with thumbnails and excerpts (like it does on tag searches). Is this possible? It seems like a reasonable use case, but for ...
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/tags search multiple words ("or") inname

Is there any way to search for tags... but for ex "aa bb" so I want back the tag "aa-cc" and tag "aa-ccbb". at the moment the inname searches for "aa bb" so only a tag called "aa bbcc" will be a ...
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Documentation or API method for `option_id` information, for the `/flags/options` API calls?

The Stack Exchange API has a couple of calls that return a list of flag_option objects. These objects contain a couple of properties that can be used to identify the flag you need. For example, when ...
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Provide a way to get display name via access token

Please include a new (network) method with the ability to gather display name and profile image directly via access token. Right now to retrieve this information you have to first authenticate a ...
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Provide a way to reset - not invalidate - API tokens

I'm running a service with ~300 write-authenticated access tokens. It's terrifying. As part of running such a service, I'd like to be able to cycle API tokens - so that if, heaven forbid, one made an ...
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How to sort /questions/featured by bounty_closes_date

The API documentation describes tthe usage of /questions/featured. Unfortunately there does not seem to be a way to sort the result by bounty_closes_date, which is IMO the sort option making most ...
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Share short link to comment

1. Request It would be nice, if will be script for share short links to comments on Stack Exchange sites, not long links. 2. Justification I found out, that links to comments may be short. For ...
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How to get total visited days and consecutives of an user?

I checked docs , there are no endpoints to get total visited days and consecutive days. Is there any way to get them?
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API to Emulate Notifications

Is there a API End Point that will emulate Test Notifications? When I say Notifications, I Mean both Inbox and Achievements. Right now i am using below for the data Unread Notification : https://...
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Add privilege_type to the privilege API results

The /me/privileges, /users/{id}/privileges and /privileges APIs are currently returning the fields of reputation, description and short_description. Sample result as: { "reputation": 1, "...
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API access to the /10m ("Thank you") web page?

https://stackoverflow.com/10m would be very interesting if you ask me: logging values periodically, and such. However, a recent issue I had showed that I can't just access it. Since I've found no ...
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How to get more details flags from questions?

Short question: How to get the flags that led up to a question being closed? When we are going to flag a question, we have to look at /questions/{id}/flags/options first, and I can see The option ...
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Can I change my profile picture using the API version 2?

I was considering making an app that lets the user design a profile picture and then activate it on the user's Stack Exchange account. Could a feature to change the profile picture be added to the ...
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Use HTTPS urls for site logos returned by the API

Currently, the API returns resources like this: "high_resolution_icon_url": "http://cdn.sstatic.net/stackoverflow/img/apple-touch-icon@2.png", "favicon_url": "http://cdn.sstatic.net/stackoverflow/img/...
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Should we enable Stack Snippets?

A couple of days ago I answered a question about the Stack API. As my answer could be illustrated with a working code example I went ahead to create a Stack Snippet. To my surprise that feature isn'...
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