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Even though status-review has been made a moderator-only tag, it remains blue on this post

On this answer, status-review is mentioned. For whatever reason, the tag appeared as blue instead of red. I've also noticed that it does not appear on this post for some reason. I thought that ...
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“Try It” URL has wrong URI

On API doc pages, the “link” link at the top-right of the “Try It” sections presents a URL with the wrong domain name: For example, on docs/similar, the URL displayed will be: https://api....
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wrong results of /search/advanced

I am querying mobile in stackoverflow. The second result is an answer. Results of /search/advanced is giving only questions when queried mobile. This is applicable for all other terms which are to be ...
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Link field on notification type

There is no link field on notification. Is this by design or a bug? If it's by design can it be changes so it's included, I can't see how to build the URL with only a post id, and not know what type ...
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Stack Exchange API not realtime?

I was testing the inbox/unread API but noticed that there is a big delay between one gets a message, and this message gets included in the API response. Like one minute or more. Is this API not real-...
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The inname parameter does not work with multiple parameters

I am trying to get details by passing semicolon delimited list in inname paramter but it is not working. I tried below API call: https://api.stackexchange.com/2.0/tags?order=desc&sort=popular&...
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Why does the /events service sometimes pause for a couple of minutes?

In developing the firehose service, I found that the /events API often "pauses" for a couple of minutes before resuming. Is this a known issue? Specifically, I am polling /events every 10 seconds ...
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Badges displayed incorrectly?

It seems that there's something odd going on with badges. If we take some random user, say 1719, which has one account, and check the user page http://stackexchange.com/users/1719/jelon, then we can ...
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Site_Type returns "main_site" for meta.stackoverflow.com

For Meta Stack Overflow, the 2.0/sites endpoint returns "main_site" rather than "meta_site". All other site_type for other stackexchange sites return correctly. URL: https://api.stackexchange.com/2.0/...
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Why doesn't the API return suggested edits on tag wikis?

Is there a reason why the API doesn't return suggested edits on tag wikis on the suggested-edits route?
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Is the display name meant to be escaped HTML in the 2.0 version of the API?

The display_name field of a user is HTML escaped. See here for example. Is this expected behavior or a bug? The documentation doesn't mention it.
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2.0 tags API returns only created tags

Searching for tags, using the inname parameter AND a date range returns only the tags that were created in that period, not the tags that were used in that period. When searching by inname only, or ...
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Runtime error getting thrown with certain parameters on older 1.1 methods

This v1.1 URL is creating a runtime error: http://api.stackapps.com/1.1/comments&min=1323731212 Example output:
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Error occurs when retrieving timeline for this question

Here is the question: https://meta.stackoverflow.com/questions/51812/the-api-sandbox Here is the API URL: http://api.meta.stackoverflow.com/1.1/questions/51812/timeline?pagesize=100?page=2 Here is ...
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sorting ascending vs descending

I don't understand the difference between ascending and descending? Surely ascending means the most active/recent/popular/A first, and descending means the least active/recent/popular/Z first? But it ...
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Comments in user timeline are returning Markdown

In users/{id}/timeline, the detail field for comment events is formatted with Markdown and not HTML. Is it normal? I saw in the question Comments are returning markdown that the API should return HTML ...
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Why are StackAuth methods not returning rate-limit headers?

Visiting the page: http://stackauth.com/1.1/sites yields the following headers: Notably absent are the X-RateLimit-Max and X-RateLimit-Current headers that show up in API queries to the sites ...
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1.1 sites - SO and MSO

In 1.1 with the new related sites, is it intentional that MSO and SO are not related?
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Elections nominations posts not showing up in API

I know that it's probably unintended that the Primary voting scores were leaked by the API, but I think if you're going to remove it, then at least make it official, so I won't have to wonder if it's ...
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API 'search' method with 'min' parameter

If you search for questions posted on time 1296897085 or later (by specifying sort=creation and min=1296897085), it may still return questions posted before that date: http://api.stackoverflow.com/1....
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Is Stack Overflow Meta incorrectly configured?

If I call the Auth "sites" API, then it shows Meta Stack Overflow as: "name": "Meta Stack Overflow", "logo_url": "http://sstatic.net/stackoverflowmeta/img/logo.png", "api_endpoint": "http://api....
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user 'about_me' field suggested_buffer_size is too small

the suggested_buffer_size of user.about_me is currently 3000. it is apparent that this is the server-side field length. the problem is that the text is stored server-side in markdown but when served ...
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What happened to nothingtoinstall.com?

This is weird: { "name": "Web Applications", "logo_url": "http://sstatic.net/webapps/img/logo.png", "api_endpoint": "http://api.webapps.stackexchange.com", "site_url": "http://...
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Bug - Getting partial results for questions

When processing http://api.stackoverflow.com/1.0/questions/1156985 I only get partial results. Many of the missing fields are mandatory fields, including the owner of the question.
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api.money.stackexchange.com returning questions from 2009?

http://api.money.stackexchange.com/1.0/questions/?pagesize=1&fromdate=1254960000&todate=1255564793 body => question[0] => [creation_date] => 1254969799 1254969799 == Thu, 08 Oct ...
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questions/id is sometimes missing an owner?

Every once in a while when I query: http://api.stackoverflow.com/1.0/questions/id I get a question back that is missing the owner field. Is this expected? I haven't seen anything about owner being ...
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stackauth.com/1.0/users/{id}/associated not returning display_name for some sites

The problem with email_hash seems to be fixed, but now display_name is not getting returned in some cases. For example: This Super User /users/{id} query returns a display_name, but the corresponding ...
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On Stackauth /sites new meta sites have wrong name

This should be the correct behaviour: name: "Stack Overflow Meta" name: "Web Apps Meta" name: "Gaming Meta" .. For the newcomers Server Fault and Super User, Meta is before the parent site in the ...
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api.meta.stackoverflow.com has state:normal - is this correct

i am not sure what the origin and exact meaning of the term 'linked_meta' is, but I would guess that it is a term created for area 51 meta sites and the implied meaning is clear. Perhaps stack meta ...
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Where are the new Metas?

According to the most recent blog post, ServerFault and SuperUser each got their own Meta. Shouldn't this be showing up in StackAuth?
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New Meta sites out of order in /sites

I don't know if this is by design, but the ServerFault and SuperUser Meta sites don't follow their main sites in the response for the sites API route. Having linked_meta sites follow their main (...
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nottagged parameter not documented

It appears that the /questions method still takes the nottagged which specifies a list of tags to exclude questions by but this parameter is not mentioned in the documentation. Is this parameter ...
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How far behind is the data returned by calls supposed to be?

I understand that the data sourced to the API are cached, but I'm seeing some fairly extreme discrepancies between reputation reported by the API and apparent activity on the site. For example: ...
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Site in closed beta but api working

Webapps has been added yesterday, website is in closed beta and it's not possible to see something on the website when you are not logged. But if you use the API you can get information. http://api....
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why is badge counts a nested structure?

conclusion a very short dialog with systempunotout showed me that I could look at this another way that makes a nested structure make perfect sense. the q remains for reference. This should be ...
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redundant data in users

this is an example of truly redundant data. the paths are documented. they don't need to be included in the results. "user_questions_url": "/users/22656/questions", "user_answers_url": "/users/...
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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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redundant question fields

These are simply pointing to known endpoints. This is truly 100% redundant data. "question_timeline_url": "/questions/3078600/timeline", "question_comments_url": "/questions/3078600/comments", "...
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Question's title attribute is not HTML encoded

Question's title attribute is not HTML encoded. Examples: http://api.stackoverflow.com/0.8/questions/456815?body=true&answers=true title: "Problems with HTML <marquee> tag" http://api....
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Server has stopped obeying Accept-encoding header

Either today or yesterday, besides /questions/tagged having disappeared, the server started ignoring the Accept-encoding header: Ligação estabelecida com 69.59.196.211 na porta 80 GET /0.8/questions/?...
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The /search route is ignoring the answers parameter.

The answers parameter was recently added to most of the requests that return a list of questions. See: Don’t include answers in question lists by default It looks like the /search request got left ...
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Answers suddenly not getting returned.

Try: http://api.stackapps.com/0.8/questions/212 None of the answers are present.
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Possible problem calling users/?filter method searching username with tilde

I'm testing curious usernames and I am searching their user_id by: http://api.stackoverflow.com/0.8/users/?filter=username_filter I'm trying to get information about this particular user: http://...
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API having more rights than a 0 rep user.

The fact that the API has total_upvotes and total_downvotes makes the fact that you need 1000 rep on the sites a bit weird. Are there more things that the API knows by default, which you can only ...
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Are these fields redundant?

Why do we have total_upvotes + total_downvotes as well as score? Doesn't score = total_upvotes - total_downvotes Is this always true? If so, isn't it redundant?
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Inconsistent sort ordering on users?

I'm trying to get a list of the 10 oldest users. This is the endpoint I'm using: http://api.stackoverflow.com/0.8/users?key=(key)&order=asc&sort=creation&pagesize=10&page=0 ...
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Stats not showing the same values as the Site

I get less values in the api method that in the site, is this posible? Example: form the API I get that SO has 709980 questions from site 701005
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Post body is optional field in questions method?

"body": { "description": "body of this post", "values": "string", "optional": true }, Post body is optional field in questions method? Shouldn't all the posts have body field?
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How to sort answers to question?

If I retrieve a question like so: http://api.stackoverflow.com/0.8/questions/1429951&sort=votes I expect the answers to be sorted by votes, but they're not. How can I do this?
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Questions with accepted answers

I know that you could technically loop through the answers returned when you ask for /questions/{id} to see if an answer has been accepted, but it would be AWESOME if there was a top level boolean ...
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