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Tools that help with questions, or issues with the API handling of questions.

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Add the excerpt back to the question title on hover

Screenshot / Code Snippet Quickly assess if a question is worth opening by hovering over the title. (This restores a feature that was removed for performance reasons by Stack Exchange.) Click image ...
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The /questions endpoint only returns around 30,000 items where 400,000 are expected

I use stackr library and I registered an api key as the library mentions "since it increases your daily quota of queries from 300 to 10,000." So I use the following code, which worked fine ...
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Duplicate manager with automatic closure and duplicate list editing

Description This is a userscript partly inspired by Aran Fey's Duplicate Target Manager and responds to this meta question (by myself) API to programmatically close questions as duplicate with ...
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When are Stack Apps questions shown with thumbnails instead of regular statistics?

Today I was browsing a tag here and I noticed that on the first pages, all questions are shown with thumbnails (most of the time, just the default one): However, from page 5 on the formatting is like ...
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LegacyQuestions - Bringing back the old questions design

Preview What is LegacyQuestions? (install) LegacyQuestions brings back the old questions list design changed in a recent update. Changelog v2.0 fixed vertical list bug, props to Dani21 for the PR ...
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Obtain the list of questions associated to answer_ids without losing the information of which question comes from which answer_id

This is a follow up to a previous question of mine, and the starting point is that, given a list of reputation objects retrieved via /users/{ids}/reputation, I can easily retain only the entries with ...
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Does `inquestion` support multiple question ids?

The q parameter has an inquestion operator that can take a question id. Can it take multiple question ids? My use-case is as follows: I want to get an array of questions with their excerpts. However,...
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Question close, reopen, and delete votes in the post sidebar

About This is for users that cannot normally see these votes. On Stack Overflow that is less than 3,000 reputation points for close and reopen votes, and 10,000 reputation points for delete votes. The ...
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Activity Indicator - see if you participated in a Q&A at a glance

About Activity Indicator is a userscript that displays a, well, indicator and some useful stats about your interactions with a given post. Inspired by this feature request, upon opening a post, the ...
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View close/reopen votes without 3k rep

Preview About This script enables you to view the close/reopen votes on a post without unlocking the cast close and reopen votes privilege unlocked at 3000 reputation. Powered by Stack Exchange API. ...
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Unicode Char Counter - a userscript for making SE's character counter aware of non-ASCII chars 🤦‍♂️

Screenshot / Code Snippet Live preview of the new counter: The counter also preserves the "heatmap" colour coding: About Disclaimer: please note that the script will not allow you to ...
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Show the protected banner to everyone

About According to What is a "protected" or "highly active" question?, users with more than 10 earned but less than 15,000 reputation points aren't shown the protected banner: It ...
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Can "trends" be queried with the Stack Exchange API?

I've studied the Stack Exchange API to some extent (although I'm a newbie to such things), and it appears I can query the database using many criteria. But does Stack Exchange store any "trends&...
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Why was Not a Real Question deleted?

I posted an answer on Not a Real Question's Stack Apps post and shortly after, the entire post was deleted by animuson. I'm not sure why it was deleted, it seems on-topic because it is related to the ...
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Answerable, a recommender of unanswered questions

About Answerable is a Python program that finds unanswered questions on Stack Overflow that you could be able to answer. Background At first I didn't know about the StackExchange API, so I planned to ...
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How can I the question detail page and add comments like the Stack Exchange app?

Can we get the list of data when clicking on a specific question and display the question detail page like the Stack Exchange app? I can't find the API to get them so far, so I decided to display the ...
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Getting the ID of the question-asker when fetching new answers from the API

I am fetching a list of all new answers posted on Stack Overflow using the /answers API call. This returns the owner of the answer, but I would like to know if the answerer is the same person as the ...
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StackExchange – Expand Hidden Comments

In principle that what Expand all comments script does, but with two major differences: Scrolls the page back to the initial target of the corresponding link you selected (i.e. to question, question ...
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How to determine if a question is hot?

I know that I can get all hot question by sorting it like this: /2.2/questions?order=desc&sort=hot&site=stackoverflow Likewise, I'm not quite sure if other sortings like activity also ...
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Is there any way or script to sort questions/posts/answers with custom criteria?

I want to fetch some questions from the API and I would like to sort them. However, I don't want to sort by the default options (activity, votes, creations, hot, week, month), but instead, for example,...
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Sidebar Question Stats - Put question stats back in the sidebar

Screenshot About A recent change moved question stats (ask date, view count, and active date) from the sidebar to under the question title. Like others, you may find this distracting, because the ...
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Restore missing and/or obsolete Close-Vote Reasons

About: This userscript restores missing/obsolete close-vote reasons to the close-vote dialog. This script is in response to: A chat request where the poster used it in conjunction with a bug report....
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'Saviour' of Lost Souls

'Saviour' of Lost Souls Meta sites, but especially Meta Stack Exchange, see a lot of 'lost souls', users who have no idea that they're on Meta (e.g. because of a suboptimal email or a Stack Overflow ...
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Duplicate Target Manager

Description This is a userscript that lets you mark questions as commonly used duplicate targets, and replaces the default question search in the close dialog with one that searches through your ...
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Can the API Edit a Question, changing only one field?

The documentation for the edit question method (/questions/{id}/edit) is somewhat vague. Are all of the parameters required? For example, if the only field I want to change in the question is tags, ...
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What's the meaning about " is_answered" field of question object?

I saw the question object has a is_answered field. I mentioned that there're the following cases: The is_answered field is true, and the question has an accepted answer. The is_answered field is ...
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Can we pull posts out of Stack Overflow based on tags?

Instead of directly searching the posts and reading on the Stack Overflow website, can we pull out posts in the form of pdf/txt file? I want to learn (say like programming: c or python) some real ...
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Get everything touched by a user?

I'm trying to figure out the best way to compile all "post threads" (Questions and all related Answers and Comments) where a specific user owns any of the {Question, Answer or [a comment on either the ...
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How to pass multiple tags (OR between the tags) to the Stack Exchange Questions/Unanswered API

I am using the /questions/unanswered API to try and get all unanswered questions, sorted by upvotes, and with the tags specified. How can I pass multiple tags to the /unanswered route(s) using OR-...
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Bonfire - dashboard for FireAlarm detecting low-quality questions

FireAlarm is a chatbot detecting low-quality questions. Bonfire is a web-dashboard written using Ruby on Rails, made specifically for FireAlarm. Upon low quality post detection, FireAlarm sends all ...
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How to Create a Multi-tag URI Request to /questions

Just want to confirm if I'm doing this right. The /questions guide doesn't mention this. Let's say I want to ask for multiple tags in one request, am I doing this right? https://api.stackexchange....
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Would it be possible to create a script that could be run manually to unprotect questions that meet certain parameters?

One of the sites I use has in excess of 10% of their questions protected. It's a small site but this seems like a huge amount, largely due to questions being on the HNQ regularly and attracting many ...
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Do my users need to be logged in, for quota?

I am building an application and want to showcase relevant Stack Overflow questions. I have made the request and getting a response, but its responding with a quota value: "quota_max": 300, "...
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How do I get the number of views in the past day on a question?

How do I get the number of views in the past day (or within a specific time-range) on a question with the Stack Exchange API?
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Receive latest questions with certain tag

I'm creating a simple notification application to inform me about latest questions with defined tags. For example, my tags are python and django. I want to see the latest asked question with those. ...
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How to get questions, under a tag, which have at least one answer with 10+ votes?

I want to get all the questions under a tag which has at least one answer with 10 or more votes. I searched the Advanced Search documentation and searched Py-StackExchange's documentation, but I ...
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Belisarius - Detecting vandalism on Stack Overflow

Background: This bot has been developed in an attempt to help capture possible vandalism. This includes: Removing all code Replacing all content with nonsense/repeated words Adding solutions to ...
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Stack Search - Chrome extension

Stack Search is the chrome extension you’ve always dreamed of! Stack Search adds to your Google Search results a filtered set of the most relevant answers from your top trusted coding sources: ...
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Bounty Notice Viewer - View the notice from Home page

Inspired by my own meta question: Show the bounty notice/reason on hover instead of “this question has an open bounty worth x reputation”, I created a userscript which helps to view the bounty notice ...
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Clone the tags in questions page, if the tags are not visible in the initial window

About If the tags are not visible in the initial loaded page, this script will copy and paste the tags after the post title. If the tags position is not less than the current window's height, then ...
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StackWatch - Glitch app to send Web Push Notifications on new questions

I made a very simple node app to give me chrome push notifications when new questions are posted in tags I am interested in: I have tested it working in Chrome and Firefox. Demo Site This is a ...
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How to get new questions continuously?

I am a beginner with the Stack Exchange API. I would like to get a continuous stream of new questions on Stack Overflow so that I can do some number crunching with it. Do I have to periodically ...
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Get a great many counts of questions, by select tags for a date range?

I am trying to get the number of questions associated with a specific tag for a particular date range. I initially assumed the fromdate and todate parameters would do this. However, it appears that ...
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Stack Overflow as Web Component

Background This project was developed to address the following issues: Simplify the process of using Stack Exchange API in a websites, for starter we simplify the process of displaying the most ...
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FireAlarm: detecting low-quality questions with machine learning

There are two versions of FireAlarm. One version is written in C, and the other is written in Swift. This post is about the Swift version. FireAlarm is a chatbot Ashish Ahuja and I have been ...
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API to Emulate Notifications

Is there a API End Point that will emulate Test Notifications? When I say Notifications, I Mean both Inbox and Achievements. Right now i am using below for the data Unread Notification : https://...
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Natty - Bringing 10k moderation to All

Background and History The New Answers to Old Questions tool helps us to find all the answers added to questions which are more than 30 days old. However the issue with the tool is that it is not ...
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Notice field on questions may be absent?

The notice type, that is a field of a question, appears to be optional, yet it is not marked as "may be absent"? For example, when I request questions with a filter that has the notice field checked, ...
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Field "comment_count" is not always returned by API

I am making a request with a custom filter that includes the "comment_count" field of the question type. My custom filter is !RtdMEtslKF6Z()NqpDUFZ58R6twu-.4V48gn0furqA*7_BL1. However, when I'm ...
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Get all questions of a particular tag in API 2.2 in PHP

I'm trying to get all the questions for documentation on Meta Stack Overflow in PHP. The code I'm using is as follows: <?php $feed = file_get_contents('https://api.stackexchange.com/2.2/...
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