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Why I think Area51 needs an API.

Okay, I have to admit that I never dreamed I would be advocating an API for Area51. But here I am doing it :) I think we need an API for Area51. Granted, the whole concept of questions and answers is ...
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How to delete an OAuth (2.0) API key?

I created a couple of extra keys I don't need. Can I delete them? I don't see an option anywhere in the list or on the page for the key itself.
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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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Firehose JSON streaming event service

Code Snippet Using curl: $ curl http://stackoverflow.hewgill.com:8080/firehose/stackoverflow or, in a browser, http://stackoverflow.hewgill.com:8080/firehose/stackoverflow. About This "firehose" ...
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2.0 API get votes

I've been searching the 2.0 API for a list of my own (up and down) votes. I don't see them in the API. I don't think this is a prohibitively resource intensive query or that it can be used to ...
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Could we please have election data added to the API?

It would be great if the election data were available from the API. Use cases: Applications can display notifications when certain events happen in the election. A user might want to check their ...
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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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Are there plans to involve Area51 in SE API version 3?

Several applications come to mind, proposal publicity, question analysis, making resources files, but I can't find any SE API calls that can do this.
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Access to my Upvoted Questions

I would like to see just my upvoted questions (Don't care about other users as such). There are some related posts: List of Votes by Authenticated users Can I see my past upvoted questions in ...
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Incomplete information in API documentation

I am struggling a little bit with the Stack Exchange API since there seems to be no formal specification for the individual endpoints of the API. Example: Endpoint: https://api.stackexchange.com/2.2/...
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Can more vote-related data be added to the user object?

The only data about votes that I can currently get from the user object via the API is the user's up_vote_count and down_vote_count. I am creating a dashboard that displays a range of stats about a ...
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Requesting favorite questions should report which users have favorited it

I can request the favorite questions of a user via the users/{id}/favorites endpoint. If I'm only requesting the favorites for one user, then I know that all of the returned questions are the ...
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Link to SVG logo on stackauth

Could you host SVG version of logo and put a link on stackauth in http://stackauth.com/sites ?
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Linking to StackExchange Sites

If I request from the /questions route (for example,) I get a list of questions and some relative route data. What I don't get is a nice, neat, full URL to the question on the site: site_url: http://...
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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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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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More Global Methods?

Consider the following scenario: I need to retrieve a list of the latest questions asked on three different Stack Exchange sites. I throw together an application that hits up the following routes: ...
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Please include Flag Weight in User API

Flag Weight is visible to everyone. It would be great if that info included in API /users/{ID} result.
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please expose stackauth via a url that is consistent with the api

Most libraries and apps need to version themselves by adding the version number to the url and subsequently most of the http request code includes this information in the url building process. the ...
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Shared app ownership between multiple StackApps users

It would be nice to have the ability to allow multiple SA users to share ownership over one application. Is this something coming down the line?
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Please provide a way to get Post Edits, filtered by user

I recently discovered from this question that the API does not support filtering revisions by user. I am interested in looking at a user's edit history programmatically (with their permission) and at ...
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How can I get the "follower" count for a given tag on a site?

One of the metrics (albeit a somewhat weak one) of a given tag's "health" is how many followers it has. I believe this is the count of how many users have the tag on their "Favorite Tags" list. You ...
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OBSOLETE - /tags fromdate and todate does nothing

Although the help/documentation lists todate and fromdate parameters for tags they do not work. This may be related to tags not having a creation_date. It would be great if we could filter tags by ...
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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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Show when user is online

I apologize if this already exist, but i could not find it. My question is, is there a real-time display next to the user question if that user is still on line or not. Something like this (green ...
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API response doesn't indicate the nature of a rejected question POST

I have a question, which I post to Stack Overflow. The addition of the answer gets rejected and I know that it is due to the fact that I used the tag coredata rather than core-data. When I do this on ...
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Please add a "self answer" flag to the answer results/object

Is there an easy way to tell if an answer is from the question poster? I'm working on Blaze, and I'm grabbing answers from the /answers method. I'd like to indicate if the answer is from the question ...
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Remove API 1.x menu from the sidebar

Now that version 1.x of the API is on its way out the door permanently, can we go ahead and drop the associated menu from the sidebar?
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Can Stack Exchange include the number of edits a user has made on a site in /users/<id>/edits?

Originally, I wrote: In the old review queue, users could see their progress towards the Copy Editor and Strunk and White badges, but since the new review queues were implemented, this information ...
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Is it OK to have a test account for a developing client?

I'm currently trying to implement an agorava component for Stackoverflow, and for testing purpose, i would like to create a test account, which would have one question asked, and would maybe send ...
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Add a special page where developers can reset throttle timeouts

As George Edison noted, it would be useful to have a special page where developers can reset the throttle timeout when we accidentally trigger it. This happened to me this morning — I got banned for ...
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Please add "total votes on questions" and "total votes on answers" into /user/{id} API

Is there any chance that the following methods: Total votes on questions (N.B. NOT total score but total number of votes) Total votes on answers Could be added to the API? There are no threats to ...
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Filter timeline by event type

Would it be possible to add the ability to filter a user's timeline by event? For example, only return revision events?
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Can we have an Owner Name value in Question, Answer, and Comment?

If a post has no owner for whatever reason, we don't get the owner object in the response. Thus, it is impossible to display the username of the missing owner. The site is able to do this, so we ...
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Merging/migration should be reflected by the API

Now that we have a new merging/migration system that keeps records of all merges, I think that this information should be visible through the API: Questions that are merged into other questions ...
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Request a method to get the number of people following a tag

How do I use the API to get the number of followers for a given tag? On Stack Overflow, if you hover your mouse over a Tag a DHTML popup displays the number of followers for that tag. I have used ...
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Remove meta badges

Currently, we have the Quorum and Convention badges even though Stack apps is its own meta so they are unobtainable. I think they should be removed to make it so only obtainable badges are on the ...
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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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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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Fetch the Personalized Prediction Data through the API?

Is it possible to get a user's personalized prediction data in an automated way? I'm building a graphical visualization of this data, you can check the project here: http://jlhonora.github.io/...
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/associated should include user's display name and the api_site_parameter

/associated should include api_site_parameter The /associated routes return the site_name and site_url but not the api_site_parameter. It would be useful if it did because api_site_parameter is ...
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Allow registrant to use write access without linking Stack Apps post

Especially in light of the Flatiron School using the Stack Exchange API* as a part of a student-created program, it'd be useful if you could use write methods without the required Stack Apps post so ...
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Include creator in tag_synonym

When I looked at recent tag synonyms there is a Creator row, but I can't query this data with the API. I'd like to see this data added, and a list of all approves would be nice too.
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Can we get better precision on rate fields in the info object?

Most of the fields returned in the info object are totals, so they're perfect. Some of them are rates though. answers_per_minute badges_per_minute questions_per_minute Having these fields set at a ...
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How to get network profile username?

I was thinking I could just get the username from the response of /users/{ids}/associated (where {ids} is the not-site-specific id). But then realised that it returns only network_user (even though we ...
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Greatest Hit questions data/route in API

Can we get access to the greatest hits functionality of the websites? Something like /questions/hits, and with an id (as in user ID) parameter to match the website. Maybe in version 2.1? This data ...
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Filtering tags should provide exact matches at top

Take this query for example: http://api.stackoverflow.com/1.1/tags?pagesize=25&filter=ip No where is there the valid tag [ip]. It is further down the page. This is quite annoying when searching ...
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API Help Suggestion: /search - can we make tagged,nottagged description consistent with other list params

on most other params that accept a semi-colon delimited list we see list of tags questions must have, semicolon delimited A single primary key identifier or a vectorized, semicolon-delimited list of ...
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Get the Time of the Stats and if Possible the new time it will be updated

From here I learned that the stats are cache. I understand the reason for this, so I ask if possible to have the timestamp of the stats return in the api and if possible to have the next time there ...
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Api-specific tags

It might be useful to have auto-generated tags for each API and add a link to the tag feed to the help page for that API. This would link directly the API documentation with the relevant discussions ...
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