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Complete question timeline including votes

Is there any chance to get more information in questions timeline such as when it has been upvoted, when it has been downvoted, same for all answers, including comments, and other actions such as vote ...
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/users/tags should contain scores

I am implementing some simple JavaScript/bookmarklet based apps that show some reputation info, including the score in the User's top tags (roughly based on this previous bookmarklet of mine). Now I ...
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Answers information with tags

I am trying to chart the up votes on answers received by a user by tags. Something like: I am running into the same situation as this question: How to filter getAnswersForUser by tag?. If the ...
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Will the API support the chat system?

Having read through come of the questions on here it's my understanding that v 1.0 of the API is for read-only access to real-time data, pretty much what's available in the data dump. Write support is ...
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Is there anyway to get the information now available in the Notification box?

I'm wanting the information in the "Inbox" tab of the notifications in the top left of any SE website. How can I get this or is it not yet available?
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Global Inbox uses the API?

Just wondering if the GI uses the APIto work, it could but it would require a lot of requests (though it won't take up [internet] bandwidth because it's done inside the server cluster (that is ...
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Include tag "objects" in questions

getting a question returns among other things an array of tag names, it would be better if it return a whole tag "object" in other words: the count and fulfills_required (okay maybe not the fulfills ...
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Site Icon Hash in stackauth.com/sites

How do I cache the images properly, I think asked this somewhere before, but it hasn't affected me until gameing site went out of beta. It's HTTP headers or something isn't Ok I used George's answer ...
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Detecting StackExchanges with non-standard "plugins" (e.g. MathJax)

Some recent StackExchanges are starting to include site specific 3rd party JavaScripts - for example, cstheory.stackexchange.com (and math.stackexchange.com) both use what I think is MathJax to render ...
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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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Please add tags to answers

Update: This was completed as of API version 2.1. When querying any API method which returns answers (/users/ids/answers, /answers/ids, etc.) the result does not include the tag information for the ...
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more styling info on stackauth

Each site has it's own colour, like Stackoverflow has orange, SuperUser has blue and Serverfault has red, not entirely sure StackApps (dark orange?). Would it be possible to provide these colours in ...
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Rather than remove site from /sites set status close, at least temporarily

I noticed today, due to some exceptions, that sites that do not perform in beta can be closed and thus removed from /sites. If you persist data, you will need to check your data every time you pull /...
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Implement Simple Update Protocol (SUP) endpoint

http://code.google.com/p/simpleupdateprotocol/ The basic concept is that instead of polling individual API calls for changes, you make a single call to a 'SUP endpoint' which indicates any changes ...
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Provide a unique ID for each site [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: please add a key fields to stackauth results Would it be possible to return an Id for each site in this method that won't change and so can be used in URIs? It would be more ...
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Central Login place

The Issue Currently, tracking yourself in an application is not that user friendly, you have to search for your username. Usernames are not unique, there are many Jonathan's for example When an ...
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StackAuth feature requests

Would it be possible to have a hash of a sites icon so that you only have to download when it's changed. Or is this already implemented with HTTP cache or something like that (if it is could someone ...
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Add List of Libraries to "Get Started" sidebar

I suggest that a link to the List of libraries be added to the "Get Started" sidebar to provide a clear and obvious discovery path.
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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 have a test user account?

I am writing a program that checks for new comments posted to a user. The problem is this: in order to test the program, I am forced to post comments to existing users - which probably isn't the best ...
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Add 'linked' question data to the API

SE sites show linked questions on the right column. It would be great to add an array of ids to the question response called 'linked'. Example Linked Question
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Provide a way to discover associated meta sites

Currently, the API doesn't specify what the associated Meta site is for a certain site (I'm talking about the stackauth.com/1.0/sites route). Sure, we could just prepend "meta." to the domain name, ...
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Markdown versus HTML

Does the API always return question and answer bodies in HTML format? Is there any provided way to get them in Markdown format, for easier local editing? If not, please consider this a feature ...
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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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Will there be another contest when Stack API 2.0 is close to release?

Considering Stack API 2.0 will probably focus a lot on administration and write features, I think it would be a good idea to have another contest.
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Why is edit_count exposed on Comments but not Questions or Answers

Comments have an edit_count field, why is this field not included with Question and Answer responses? Further, the edit_count field has limited utility on a comment where, lacking revisions and a ...
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/user/{id}/notifications API call

I was contemplating adding notifications to my app, Droidstack. I would've liked to be able to add notifications for when new answers are posted to a user's (favorite) questions, when new comments are ...
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Add careers link and info to StackAuth

It might be nice to have access to a user's linked careers information via StackAuth if at all possible. One use I had in mind was integration into a sidebar widget.
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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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Can we get access to key-usage metrics?

Will developers ever get a chance to see how often their app key is being used? Or how many unique IPs are used the key? Or any other random metrics that might be interesting?
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Can StackAuth indicate whether a linked meta is in private / public beta?

Currently, StackAuth returns: state: linked_meta ...regardless of the state of the parent site. This makes my logic quite complicated as then I have to match it up with its parent site to find its ...
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Why does the API lack any POST methods?

Why aren't any POST methods available? Being able to post new questions and answers would be very interesting.
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In the timeline the ability to know what events belong to what question

Take this example: http://api.stackoverflow.com/0.9/questions/3165492;3182016/timeline Would it not make sense to have the question_id as a parameter on each timeline object? It makes the timeline ...
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Why does the API lack (proper) HTTP cache control headers?

I've just read Kevin's answer to Do I need API key to use StackAuth API? and been quite surprised that the API doesn't seem to facilitate proper HTTP caching already: You really shouldn't be ...
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AND searching for tags?

I am using the search api to search for questions that are tagged with "tags" and not with "tags". However I have noticed that searching for tags is an OR search. The questions search for tags is an ...
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all api endpoints except api.stackoverflow.com are failing paged requests with HTML 503

UPDATE: I am being told that this is by design. I could not disagree more. The inconsistent 503 throttling issue aside, the API is JSON based. HTML errors serve no purpose in response to an API ...
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Any way for /tags to provide unanswered count?

I am trying to get a count of unanswered questions by tag. Basically if there was an 'unanswered-count' in addition to the 'count' property of the /tags response that would be perfect. It has been ...
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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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Define the max number of vectorised parameters allowed

I am trying to make my app work with as little maintenance as possible, but also be as efficient as possible. Hence I would really like to batch up the ids I am requesting into a vector and get them ...
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Auto discover API version?

I may have missed this before, and if I have, I apologize (I searched and didn't find anything). Is there a way to discover what the API version for a site is? With the recent change from 0.8 to 0.9,...
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Access to /users/recent/ (Recent Activity) through the API

Would it be possible to have access to a user Recent Activity? I know that this is not a public information on the website, but I think that most part is public. I only see one Activity that should ...
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Add last_awarded_date to users/{id}/badges

I'm working on an activity notification app. It would be helpful to know the date of the last award for each badge, so the app can notify of changes since the last query.
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Please add accepted_date to answers/{id}

The reputation timeline aggregates activity so that only one instance of each answer or question is returned for a given timeframe. This makes it difficult to tease out reputation awarded for ...
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Creating plug-ins with StackApps which can be used on a per-user basis.

Facebook developers can create applications which run inside Facebook. For example, the Graffiti app adds a button to the New wall item popup, and has its own pages inside Facebook. What if we could ...
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API responses are sometimes missing fields

conclusion never mind. the fields are marked as optional in the spec. it was late. sue me. the q is left for reference What is coming out: { "tags": [ "cakephp", &...
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Make site icons have transparent backgrounds

This is a request to make the site's icons have transparent backgrounds. They are already PNGs, so they support that. This would make applications such as Droidstack look much better. Although ...
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associated_users does not have a root level key

in order to uniquely identify a associated_users on must traverse the object graph into the onsite object and construct an artificial key. it makes more sense to either flatten the structure or, more ...
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reduce api calls - please add last_modified to user structure

When updating a cached list of questions, I can query min last_activity_date, drastically reducing traffic. using creation_date, one can efficiently maintain a cached list of users with minimal ...
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stackapps data corpus

Hi all, This may be kinda naive, but is there a way to get a snapshot of StackApps' entire corpus of data? I wish to be able to query things like: "All questions, of all users"... Thanks
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