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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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How to get a post title for a given post ID, even if that post ID is an answer and not a question?

I'm trying to beautify the reputation audit. If I want to show the post title for a reputation change event, however, I have a problem -- I don't know if the post ID is relative to a question or an ...
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api.stackoverflow/0.8/questions now gives answers as well by default?

Up until now, /questions hasn't given the answers to the questions by default - you'd have to get the question ID and then use that to get the answers to the question. This means the size of the JSON ...
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Getting the top answerers/users for a tag in a custom time range?

I'm trying to use the top answers on tags API to get the users who contribute the most for a given tag. Like so:           /2.2/tags/azure-web-sites/top-answerers/month?site=...
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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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Creation of an API 'about' method for the application key being passed

Hi there! Because the API uses a key, I'd like to ask if a request can be created so that, on application start (and, during runtime), you can ask whether your key is valid, and get back information ...
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Verifying and linking SE users from external sites.

It would be great if you could allow your sites user base to link too their SE userId and this could then be verified. Not sure if there are privacy issues here, but one way would be too include the ...
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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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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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Getting historical data for careers?

I'm wondering if there is a possible way to get historical data regarding job postings made through careers, even for postings that have already been filled. Does careers keep this data at all, and if ...
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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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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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Is there an RSS feed or question that has API changes?

Is there someplace that we can find notifications of API changes? I noticed today that a new property has been added to user along with a couple new method (and maybe other changes). Is there an ...
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Please provide a mechanism for retrieving random questions

A lot of ideas I've had for Stack apps have been of the "question of the day" variety. It would be nice if there was a way to retrieve one or more random questions. /questions/random/ The max ...
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Add moderator-only flag to tags API?

Currently there is no way to distinguish between normal and moderator only tags.
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Document fields that may be not be included in responses

I'd like to see documentation on what fields may not be included in responses or, alternatively, which fields are guaranteed to be included. Currently it's a little confusing because some fields may ...
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Is there going to be an API for the Careers site?

Is there going to be an API for access to the careers site? I could understand that it would be different to the rest of the Stack Exchange APIs, but I could see that it could be useful for use cases ...
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When will the API allow posting of questions and answers? [duplicate]

I am planning on building a client for the Stack Exchange Sites, but it seems you cannot post any information via the API yet. Is this going to happen at any time soon? It seems a pain to force users ...
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Add reputation and site URL to 1.1 associated accounts

I know you wanted to reduce the amount of data returned, but hasn't it gone a little far? Especially as there are no numerical site IDs. For example the Apple site is now called AskDifferent, however ...
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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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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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Official Status Site/Page/Banner

It would be useful to have an official status displayed somewhere. A banner on all stackapps.com pages, or a specific page that we could view to see the status of the API. Just now I tried to view ...
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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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Can I ask the API to tell me to back off? [duplicate]

I'm creating a bot that collects all tags from a given site (and over all sites in the network). I would obviously like to run this bot in as little time as possible, but I also do not want to overly ...
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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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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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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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Write access (post answers, comments etc. on behalf of users)

From what I can tell, there's currently no way to write to StackExchange sites using the API. Are there any plans to support this? This would mean some implementation headaches, such as providing a ...
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Provide a "latest" version for apps that want to keep up

By pointing my application at http://api.stackoverflow.com/n.n/... or possibly http://api.stackoverflow.com/latest/... I could keep up with all the version changes released. Alternate forms to stay ...
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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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Is there any API that provides an event mechanism to implement an outlook style alert when new responses are available for a user?

I see that Can we have some sort of notification system? answers "NO" in no uncertain terms - I'm going to take a shot here because what I'm suggesting should not be any more complex than the logic it ...
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Get a list of required tags for site

How can I get the tags which are required, (fulfills_required = true) for each site? Like order/filter the tags route to show the fulfills_required tags first?
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How to get a list of sites that a user is a member of?

After spending many hours trying to post a question using /questions/add and repeatedly getting the error message "The account associated with the access_token does not have a user on the site", I ...
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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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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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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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Is there an API to fetch tags related to a given tag?

I'm interested in making a tool that explores the tags of a site for tags which should be merged or mention each other in tag wikis etc. On the page of any given tag there is a column on the right of ...
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Are we going to get a Protected Date field in Question responses?

Now that questions can be marked protected, will this info be available via the API?
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Add information to badges/{id} method.

Currently, there is no practical way to retrieve badge information given its ID. I would like to see title and description added at the very least. Current method for retrieving the data: call the /...
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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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