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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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/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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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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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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MetaStackApps: "Library" Tab

Not sure if this is appropriate here (no Meta site yet), but here goes... I think it'd be a good idea to have a "Library" navigation tab (next to the "Apps tab"), so that people can easily see ...
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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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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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Get Site Icon or Icon Url

Is there a way to get the icon or the IconUrl of the site so I can put it in my app like the DisplayName?
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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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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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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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Support - Another thing from Meta

We really need to have the support tag as a required tag. Why? Well... What is the syntax for specifying parameters? Is there a way of querying how much of the API limit has been used? Can I apply ...
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Can the reason for posting a bounty and the bounty poster be added to featured questions?

Featured questions have more information than is currently available through the /questions/featured API route. Could the following be added? The user who posted the bounty (since it's no longer the ...
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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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Does there exist a method call to get unaccepted answers?

I noticed there was the method /questions/unanswered which returns questions with no upvoted answers but I'm more interested in something like /questions/unaccepted which returns all questions that ...
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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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API Suggestion: suppress http error code when jsonp is specified

Conclusion: fast response by Kevin enables the JSONP functionality of the API to assume it's rightful description of awesome. http://soapi.info/Code/JS/Stable/ErrorTest.htm The JSONP functionality ...
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Get reputation changes across all sites without querying each one individually

I'm looking to make an app that shows your reputation changes throughout the network. /me/reputation-history/full almost accomplishes this, but it's on a per-site basis. I only want one query to get ...
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Can we have a flag for sites with mature content?

To my horror today, I discovered that StackMobile was happily serving up content from the newest Stack Exchange site. (StackMobile has a cron job that runs daily, updating the list of sites using the ...
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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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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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API key limit increase support

One of the things that came up in the discussion on this question was the fact that the 10K limits might not be enough for websites that want to use the SE API. It might be a good idea to add a ...
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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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Is there a way to discover what versions are available?

http://api.stackoverflow.com/0.8/help works. http://api.stackoverflow.com/1.0/help does not. Is there something that returns 0.8 as the most recent version? And/or is there something that lists every ...
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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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Can we get a sandbox please?

I think that we should have some sort of a sandbox site where we can post questions, answers and comments in a controlled environment. Currently I'm working with Stack Overflow but I can't post "...
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Self-mined Badge Progress via 2.0+ API

Badge Progress as a topic has had many questions, and some closed. Before downvoting or closing, please consider how this question might be different. First, what's the the latest official answer of ...
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Please make the site search on the API alphabetical

When I search, I want the sites to be alphabetical: Please can they be?
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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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Is it possible to have no sorting - to just show results in order of inputted IDs?

I'm trying to send multiple IDs at once (up to a max of 100), but need to use the data in the same order I send the request with. So, if I send IDs in an arbitary order like 4;1;3;2, I would like to ...
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Using OR with featured questions

My question is similar to: Getting questions that have a specific tag or tags? What I am trying to do is get a list of Featured questions within a list of tags. I have tried using the following: ...
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Will URLs always follow this pattern?

Many of the API endpoints return urls, such as /questions/{id} (which returns urls for question_timeline_url, question_comments_url, etc). However, the URL returned is a relative URL, like /questions/...
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Can we not limit requests based on the first one?

According to the answer given to this question, it seems like the API limits requests based on the first one. (Regardless of the presence of a key.) Can this please be changed? It really hinders ...
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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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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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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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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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Provide a streaming API instead of forcing API users to poll

I've written an IRC bot that can notify channels when new questions with a certain tag are posted. However, currently I'm polling the URL #{APIURL}questions?pagesize=100&fromdate=#{@...
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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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Feature Request to Include Gravatar URL for Users API

The result set for the users API does not return the URL for the user's Gravatar. For reference: http://api.stackoverflow.com/0.8/help/method?method=users
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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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Get a user's "interesting tags"

The current implementation of the API does not provide a way for us to fetch a user's "interesting tags". The /users/{id}/tags unfortunately returns all tags a user has participated in, which I'm not ...
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Add optional parameter to get only paging information?

On methods that support total/page/pagesize add an optional parameter to get just those fields when making a request. (pageInfo=true). I am thinking specifically in apps that have real-time like ...
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