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Get the Site Display Name from the API

Is there a way to get the Site Name, like StackOverflow or ServerFault, etc.? In my app I let the user enter a url with a api for a Site and I will be great If I can tell him something like: "You Are ...
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The search method is returning an extra result.

By default the /search method is supposed to return 30 results per page, but it's returning 31. I only tested a few other values for pagesize but it looks like it always returns one extra result. In ...
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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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Last activity date

It would be useful if the API allowed you to return items based on their last activity date. Let's take a question for example. /questions/fromlastactivitydate=XYZ&tolastactivitydate=XYZ All ...
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Help page for search is missing

It looks like search is available in the current API but there is no help page for it. http://api.stackoverflow.com/0.8/search?intitle=test
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Users timeline help claims to be pageable but isn't

The help page for the users timeline call claims that the timeline can handle paging but it doesn't seem to be able to. The output doesn't have the total count of pages, etc and the page attribute ...
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Revision help URL contains wrong header

There are two revision urls listed on the help page but they both seem to contain the same detailed information. The header for the non-guid version contains the url for the one that takes a guid. ...
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/users/{id} and /users/{id}/timeline - filter parameter?

Both /users/{id} and /users/{id}/timeline say they take a filter parameter for users' names, but it seems to do nothing. Are they not supposed to be there?
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Methods that return comments document body and comments parameters but they do nothing

Methods that return comments document the "body" and "comments" parameters, but they have no effect on the results, which cannot include comments and always include the body. Specific methods: /...
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Inconsistency in the handling of multiple IDs with a duplicate

There appears to be some inconsistency in the way multiple ids are being handled, especially when a duplicate exists. Duplicate ID is significant For example, when requesting a timeline of multiple ...
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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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/questions/unanswered and /tags allow id parameter, but it does nothing

The /questions/unanswered and /tags queries both document (as required) and allow an "id" parameter. You can use it as /questions/unanswered?id=1;2;3, but it does nothing (that I can tell) and doesn't ...
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Two minor typos in the "Register your Application" form

In the help text (on the right hand side) for the Application Name field on https://stackapps.com/apps/register: I think this should be changed: " ... is built on the our platform ...". For example, ...
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questions/{id}/timeline documentation: timeline_type values not listed

The timeline_type for post timelines just says "string" for the "values". From a cursory look at a few questions, I've seen the following types of events: question answer comment revision votes The ...
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questions/{id} help page sort parameter description is inconsistence with others

The description of the Sort parameter in questions/{id} help page is inconsistent with those of other pages. On the questions/{id} help page: sort (optional): How a collection should be ...
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Key Limit is 10k or 100k?

Getting Started FAQ Question says 10k API "Hello World" code But I see 100k on Response Header X-RateLimit-Max 100000 X-RateLimit-Current 99993 Just typo in nginx setting or something ...
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Why answers don't have a "locked" attribute?

When looking at an answer, I can see that there is no locked_date attribute, like there is for questions. IIRC, answers can be locked by moderators. Also, if a post is unlocked, is that field ...
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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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Two minor typos in the API help

In http://api.stackoverflow.com/0.8/help /users/{id}/answers Gets answer summary informatino for the user with 'id'. and in the Returns section of http://api.stackoverflow.com/0.8/help/method?method=...
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Exclude help requests and redirects from the API limit

Help API requests probably should not count towards the no-key API limit. The most likely usage scenario of the API without a key is when people are trying to learn it, which means reading the help a ...
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errors/{id} documentation : 500 Internal Server Error

On Documentation page, clicking on errors/{id} returns 500 Internal Server Error EDIT: Fixed!
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Help on help results in HTTP 500 Internal Server Error

A request to http://api.stackoverflow.com/0.8/help?help results in an HTTP 500 with Content-Type: application/json and an HTML body.
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Request with Invalid key still return the content and rate limit stepped down into No Key Limit

For example http://api.stackoverflow.com/0.8/stats?key=TEST1234&type=jsontext Request with Invalid key still return the content and rate limit stepped down into No Key Limit X-Ratelimit-...
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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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"Get an API key" on stackapps.com/about page is incorrect

the "Get an API key" link listed on the stackapps about page is incorrect. It points to https://stackapps.com/app/register and a lovely picture of Zardoz instead of the correct https://stackapps.com/...
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Getting error 4002 when calling tags method without a sort parameter

According to the documentation, calling the tags method without a sort parameter should return the recently used tags, since the default sort is by activity. Instead, I get an error 4002 with the ...
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Keep getting HTTP 406

Not sure if this is a user or an API problem, but I keep getting HTTP 406 Not Acceptable when making API calls (for example http://api.stackoverflow.com/0.8/stats) from either IE 8 or Chrome 6. Here ...
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questions/{id} API method: pagesize parameter?

I'm trying to get the lightest data about a given question id because i just need the question's title. With this call: http://api.stackoverflow.com/0.8/questions/1598715?pagesize=1 i get "pagesize":...
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Make www a subdomain.

Try going to http://www.stackapps.com Apparently www is not a subdomain of stackapps.com Anyone who tries to get to the site by prepending the www will be confused, as it is standard to point that ...
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The Faq Has a Broken Link

Currently the first link in the FAQ points to http://dev.stackapps.com/?tab=apps. It should link to https://stackapps.com/?tab=apps. Simple fix, but it confused me for a short time.
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Should there be a discovery API?

It would seem to me that a simple API that return an array of the API base URL and perhaps the common name of the sites that support the API would be valuable. Is this sensible? EDIT: This is what I ...
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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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