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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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desktop alert with notificatons whenever a favourite tagged question will be asked

I am using Firefox browser and Ubuntu13.04. I am looking for an app,which will create a desktop alert with sounds,whenever any question included with my listed tags in my favourite list will be asked ...
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Stack Exchange OAuth2, explicit access-token response format does not adhere to RFC6749 standard

I'm using the Stack Exchange v2.1 API. I'm using the explicit OAuth 2.0 flow, but it seems that the access token response step does not adhere to the RFC 6749 standard. Specifically, the Stack ...
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Inbox item not marked as read after viewing [duplicate]

Accessing inbox items using the following url: /me/inbox Unread inbox items remain unread (is_unread = true) even after that specific item has been read using the API (v2.1). The items are marked ...
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Attribute error while using the stackoverflow api wrapper for python on IDLE

This is the code that I use to access Stack Overflow: from stackexchange import Site, StackOverflow so = stackexchange.StackOverflow() for q in so.questions(pagesize=50): print q.title It runs ...
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How do I get the no. of upvotes a person has received for a particular tag?

I need the list of users who have more than 10K reputation and then among those users I need to see which user has how many up-votes for each tag. I don't think there is a direct query that will give ...
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Please differentiate between meta sites for beta versus normal sites, in the /sites method

Currently, in the /sites method, a site can have a site_state of: normal, open_beta, closed_beta, or linked_meta. This makes it easy to tell if a main site is in beta or not. But it becomes a 2 or 3 ...
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How about linking Stack Exchange to IFTTT?

Why is there no channel for Stack Overflow on IFTTT? It would be great if I can mash up the Stack Exchange website with other web-based services like Google Reader or GMail, receive a SMS or ...
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Allow post type to optionally return title field

Currently, it's possible to get the title field from the question type returned by /questions/{ids} and from the answer type returned by /answers/{ids}, using the appropriate filters. Unfortunately, ...
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Looking for Bookmarklet to Create a Question

I want to build a small bookmarklet which can take the selected text and send it to Stack Overflow to create a new post containing the selected text. Also get a unique id or something that helps to ...
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How do I search for a specific question whose url I know?

I was wondering if there is a feature in the API that I could use to retrieve various features of a question on the Stack Exchange network when I know the actual URL of the question.
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Get favorited tags of user

This was requested in 1 and declined because of a missing authentication method. Now that authentication is in place, is there a way to retrieve the favorited tags of a user (myself)?
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Is there a way (or app) to get realtime updates of new questions with a given tag?

According to Stack Exchange API not realtime?, the API does not return results in realtime, but has 1 minute delay for the same query. Is there a system or an app that delivers new questions in ...
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Are there any APIs for Careers 2.0?

I am planning to create a blog widget which shows data from a page on Careers. For this, I'll need some way to get that data. This could be done using an iframe, but I'm hoping for other avenues as ...
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Get tags from question through an answer [duplicate]

I'd like to use this function: /users/{ids}/answers to get a list of answers from a user. The key element that I need though is what the question was tagged as, is there a possibility of having ...
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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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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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Installing user scripts on site?

I was thinking the other day, if it would be possible to allow users to install scripts to the website, so that they can be used on browsers that don't support user scripts, or don't have the ability ...
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The applications listed on a user's apps tab are a little crowded.

As you can see, there is a very small amount of space between each of the applications in the "apps" tab of my user profile. This makes it a little bit more difficult to read because the space between ...
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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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Can we have the display_name field in the /me/associated route?

I'm reading the Authentication documentation and I've noticed that the /me/associated route returns fields like user_id, badges, reputation but not the display_name, even specifying a custom Filter. ...
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Add message ID to inbox items

Feature request: The inbox item object should include a message_id field. The ID should identify inbox messages uniquely within StackExchange.
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Why are Meta sites' "site_state" = "linked_meta"?

In 2.0 there are the site_type and site_state fields. On Meta sites these fields give the same information, site_type = meta_site and site_state = linked_meta Instead it would be more useful if ...
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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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Please add the `tagged` parameter to /answers, /users, etc

The /questions endpoint supports a tagged parameter which I find quite useful. However, it's the only route that appears to support this parameter. If, say, I want to get questions asked by a given ...
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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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WebSockets in API

Now that the actual sites have updates for Questions and Inbox with WebSockets. Can we get access to these via the API? If they are stable enough for the sits, then surely they for the API?
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Where can I request an API key in the docs?

Can you mention the possibility of requesting an API key in the docs? It was displayed for the 1.0 API.
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What happened to the JSON documentation for the API?

Back in version 1.1 of the API, we used to be able to do: http://api.stackoverflow.com/1.1/questions?help ...which would return information about the method in JSON format. However, attempting to ...
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Add close-vote information to the questions object

Would it be possible to add close/reopen vote information to the questions object? For example, you usually see something along the lines of: close (3) when a question has three (current) close-...
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Is there a way to get the edit URL for a tag wiki from the API?

I've been playing with a little webapp for tags of a certain kind for travel.SE (current pre-alpha version gist on github). One thing I would like to do is add links for the various tag-related ...
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Is there a meta api?

Is there a meta API for StackExchange? I don't mean an API for accessing meta sites, but rather an API to get information about the API itself. What I'm looking for is something that I can call that ...
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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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Sorting the event stream

It seems like the data returned from the /events endpoint is flawed by being returned in descending order. For example: { "items": [ { "event_type": "comment_posted", "event_id": ...
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Hot questions (network)

Would it be possible to get an API method for the stackexchange hot questions list? Something like an official version of this: http://stackexchange.com/genuwine Second to this would be knowing how ...
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Possible to return newest questions with a certain tag?

I am not finding a way to return a list of new questions by tag with the new Stack Exchange API. Am I missing something or is this not available? If this is not available, I most certainly request ...
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Can we get write access to user favorites?

I'd like users of my app to be able to add questions to their favourites. Will this be added to the API as an authenticated call?
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Include Full Post Details In /users/{id}/timeline

I have a feature request. I'm trying to pull the recent activity about a user from the API. So I'm parsing /users/{id}/timeline. But that only gives me meta-information about the activity. So then,...
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Is there any way we could have more information about tags in /questions?

In the /tags route, the following information is returned for a specific tag: { "name": "c#", "count": 262613, "is_required": false, "is_moderator_only": false, "has_synonyms": true } ...
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Add last_access_date field to the shallow_user object

Would it be possible to add the last_access_date field to the shallow_user object? I presume this corresponds to the seen field when visiting someone's profile. My reasoning is that it saves the ...
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Accept rate not available in the 2.0 API

Would it be possible to add the accept_rate field to both the user and shallow_user objects? For example, using the 1.0 API, I can see that Jon Skeet has an accept rate of 95%. http://api....
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Site categories in API?

Would it be possible to have a category field added to the site object. Eg Technology, Culture, etc. The sites seem to already have categories, as you can see on this page: https://stackexchange.com/...
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Can 'api_site_parameter' be added to related_site?

It would be great if the related_site type contained api_site_parameter. I realize that you probably don't want to clutter up related_site with a lot of unnecessary fields, but I think it makes sense ...
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integer and decimal are used to describe fields in return types but not in method parameters

Integer and Decimal designations are useful in creating an accurate model of API methods and types. These specific 'number' subtypes are used when describing types but the method parameter lists all ...
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Relevance value on /similar route

Given that the /similar method can be sorted by relevance there must be a numeric rank for each question. Would it be possible to have access to the value? Off by default, but can be enabled by using ...
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After a throttle violation, could the error message include the time when the block will be lifted?

I got my first throttle violation error after running in jsFiddle some example code given to me by a library author in response to a question of mine about how to use their library. This is the error ...
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Can I get more results/options from /users/{ids}/top-answer-tags?

/users/{ids}/top-answer-tags returns the top 30 tags for a given user. It's also the only endpoint that returns the user's tag scores along with the rest of the tag info. I'd like to use this data ...
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API endpoints do not set Access-Control-Allow-Origin, so CORS requests fail

This looks like it might have been requested before: Support Cross-Origin Resource Sharing In order for CORS to work, the Access-Control-Allow-Origin header (and related headers) must be set. With ...
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Increase the pagesize limit from 100

Can we increase this limit to something more reasonable (other than 100). The cap of 100 for posts seems reasonable, however I cannot return the entire site list in one request. Due to the rapid ...
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Is it possible to get daily reputation change for a user via the API?

I'm trying to fetch a user's daily reputation change history for a project that's still early in the planning stages. I've been trying to use the "reputation" endpoint, but it seems like I can query ...
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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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