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How to track the open/closed status over the history of a question?

I'd like to find out the times in the history of a question when it was closed and reopened. How can I do that using API v2? The closest relevant call I have found is /questions/{ids}/timeline, ...
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Getting display name of the site on which question is located

When using the /questions method to retrieve a particular question, I'd like to also get the display name of the site on which the question is located (e.g., User Experience). At present, the API does ...
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How to search answers like is:answer

How can I use the API to search for answers containing particular text or with particular properties? For example, this link allows me to search for is:answer foo, that is, answers containing foo. Can ...
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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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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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Could the /tags API return minimal information about synonyms?

It would be very helpful if the /tags API could provide at least a bare minimum of information about tag synonyms. Either: Number of synonyms the tag has, if any. Or a true/false flag for tags which ...
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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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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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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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Stack Exchange API - Get Watched Tags for a User

Is there a way to get a list of tags that the user has set up as "Watched Tags"? If not, is it on the roadmap?
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Share short link to comment

1. Request It would be nice, if will be script for share short links to comments on Stack Exchange sites, not long links. 2. Justification I found out, that links to comments may be short. For ...
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Intent for official SE Android app?

Does the official SE Android app export intents? If not, can they be added? My app, for example, allows users to click on many UI elements to let them see the original question, users profile, site ...
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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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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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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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Add Twitter accounts on the /sites route?

Would it be possible to add references to the site Twitter accounts in the /site listing? If your wondering what I'm talking about: blog.stackoverflow.com/2011/01/twitter-question-feeds-for-stack-...
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OBSOLETE - List Area51 discuss in the StackAuth sites list

The API works for Area 51 discuss, but it isn't listed on the site list. Would it be possible to add it so software using the API can access it without adding specific code for it?
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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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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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Could there be a way to check stats on a key?

I think it would be very helpful if there was a way to get statistics about your own API keys. That way, you could find out which IP addresses were using your app the most. (And if one was abusing it,...
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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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Starred message image section in chat

I have almost no experience with javascript, widgets and scripts myself, so I'd like to ask someone to make this useful chat addition a reality. (Original Meta.SE feature request) The idea is to ...
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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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Can the server side of the API be open sourced?

I would like to see the open source Stack Exchange clones (OSQA/Shapado) to implement the same API, and this would help considerably.
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What category does a website fit under?

I developed a mobile front end to StackOverflow... and I was wondering what category it fit under... I mean, is it an app? Something else? I think we need an additional category: services.
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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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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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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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Is there a way to determine total number of upvotes and downvotes (etc) for a user (regardless of reputation cap)?

For example, if you use the /users/<id>/reputation call, you get a list of reputation changes for the user, but it takes the daily reputation cap into account. What I would like is an API call ...
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Can there be a way to find a user given his email hash?

Given a user's email, it would be great if we could hash it and search for that user with it. The reason for this is suppose: Someone has a website On that website, they invite SO users to enter ...
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Can I fetch Stack Overflow users by location in Stack Exchange API

I read the documentation and I know that I can get users' locations but I have not seen anywhere about querying by location. Does that mean that it is not possible? If it is possible, how? As an ...
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API support for close actions

Background I would like to create an app for general Stack Overflow browsing to improve upon the UI. One of the things that I am targeting is the lack of certain options in the close dialog. I ...
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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 way to increase the contrast of the special highlighting that is applied to the OP of a question?

EDIT: as you can see, the OP is now highlighted a bit more clearly, in 2021! But this may change, or someone might want a more striking contrast. When the Original Poster of a question comments ...
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How do I find all questions answers and comments that link to my site?

Let's say I'm a large organization with online documentation for an extensive API. At the bottom of each page in my API reference doc I'd like to have a button that says "show incoming links from ...
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display_name isn't always there (should have OpenID name if needed)

usually in the owner dictionary there is a display_name value to give the username. But in a few questions it simply doesn't exist and I can't see why only those questions: eg, this excerpt from the 0....
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Can we have maximum length of string in API help pages?

For the type "string", I think there is some upper limit of character count. For example, post title : 200 characters post body : 30000 characters In the help page, currently like this "body": { ...
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Can API stats return real revision number instead of 1234.5678?

Currently it returns like this "revision": "1.0.1234.5678" And looks like that number never changed. So, Can API return real revision number whenever there is an update? It will be very useful ...
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