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What is the throttle interval or threshold?

Resolution: I have confirmed that a constant interval of 170 ms will run without error. // 30 per 5 sec = 6 per sec = interval 166.6 ms Soapi.RequestQueue.setInterval(170); Soapi....
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Is it possible to access data in real-time using the Stack Exchange API?

I want to show an animation of: Questions being asked and answered in the most popular tag Comments being posted New users joining All in real time. Is there access to real-time data?
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My filter is not returning any results. How to create a minimal filter?

I'm having trouble getting the SO API Filters to cooperate. I've gone over the documentation as well as similar questions like this and this. I'll use this call as an example since it successfully ...
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`redirect_uri` is not under the registered domain for this application

I am trying to implement Stack Exchange authorization in my RoR application. But I get the error : redirect_uri is not under the registered domain for this application in Gemfile use: gem '...
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Getting an API key for an application without a server

When I go to register my application, it asks me my OAUTH application URL. But I don't have an OAuth server and I just want to get the api-key without my server. How can I fill out the form required ...
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Search for answers/comments under questions with certain tags using the Stack Overflow API?

The advanced search (/search/advanced) API can search for questions by tags. But /users/{ids}/answers API doesn't take tags. I'd like to monitor answers/comments for questions with certain tags. Is ...
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Do I need Stack Overflow's permission to launch my iOS app for Stack Overflow?

I have a Stack Overflow app for iOS that doesn't use the API. It just uses search and web (scraping?) to display questions. Do I need to get approval the from Stack Overflow team?
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Are the revisions returned by /posts/{ids}/revisions guaranteed to be returned in descending order?

The /posts/{ids}/revisions method returns all revisions to a post, but it doesn't have the sort and order parameters most methods have. From some quick tests, e.g. this one, I think it always returns ...
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Are "api-key" and "app-key" the same thing?

When tagging my last couple of questions about registering for a key, I noticed there are two similar-looking tags: api-key - 35 uses and a tag wiki app-key - 10 uses (Update: retagged), no ...
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How to filter getAnswersForUser by tag?

I'm using Stackexchange java client lib I wanted to get a little more statistics but the following snippet returns only 30 answers. Do I need to to register for an API key, or just use ...
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Question up-voting is not working from my code?

I am trying to upvote a question using the Stack Exchange API in android, via the /2.2/questions/{questionID}/upvote route. But in the log, it's just showing something like: org.apache.http....
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Role of "preview" in "/questions/add"

To post questions using Stack Exchange API, I am using /questions/add. What does parameter preview do, i.e., if we set it to true/false, what behaviour would it give?
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How can I quickly get an access token for personal use?

Registering your application or script gets you a higher daily quota and is fairly simply; a step by step guide is documented here: I only need a key, what do I do? However, what if I do want an ...
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`types=main_site` in `/me/associated` gives `meta_site` accounts also

When I run /me/associated with main_site as a parameter in types, its gives meta_site accounts also (Meta Stack Exchange profile).
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Is it okay to just send the API key (without implementing oauth-2 login)?

I'm writing a small Android app that issues customizable queries and displays the results in a read-only format. I might implement oauth-2 in a future version, but want to leave it out of version 1.0 (...
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Implicit OAuth flow is not working when the user is not logged in.

Here is the URL I am trying to use: https://stackexchange.com/oauth/dialog?client_id=120&scope=read_inbox,no_expiry&redirect_uri=https://stackexchange.com/oauth/login_success This works ...
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Getting questions that have a specific tag or tags?

In the current API (2.1 and 2.2), how do you get questions that have a specific tag or tags? EG: All Stack Overflow questions asked in the past 2 months tagged 'ruby'? All Stack Overflow questions ...
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Registering app for API 2.0 key without Oauth domain

I'm trying to register an app, but it states that I need to add an OAuth domain. But I have Enable Client Side OAuth Flow disabled, because I don't need it right now. I basically have two questions: ...
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Version 1.0 released 9th of July

For a lot of us, that would be next Friday. At some point - most likely after noon PST - version 0.9 of the API will be replaced with the final 1.0 release. There are no expected interface changes ...
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Why is my API quota not resetting after UTC reset?

According to How API Keys Work, the default daily API limit -- which is per site, per day -- is 300. I started with 300, as expected, but over a period of days, I've noticed that the remaining quota ...
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Is there a limit of API requests?

Our development community wants to use Stackoverflow: http://www.openntf.org/blogs/openntf.nsf/d6plinks/NHEF-8R4ABK We used the Stackoverflow REST APIs to display the most recent requests on http://...
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List all tags in use on stackoverflow

I am trying to list all tags used on stackoverflow here: http://api.stackoverflow.com/1.1/usage/methods/tags and I cannot seem to list all. How do I do it?.
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Roadmap - any update?

So now it's 2011 and we should be getting some API updates. As a company you must have some kind of plan. So can you either say the API is never going to be updated or give a time frame to at least a ...
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What is the right way to create a Stack Exchange API filter?

I'm trying to create a filter by following the documentation, but a few things are quite unclear: How do I create a filter that does not have a base filter? I'm creating a filter without a base so I ...
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API Parameters: Consolidated Observations

This wiki question is meant to be a central location for observations and suggestions in the interest of shaping the API meta data. Perhaps items can be removed when accepted and resolved as ...
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Am I accessing the API correctly?

When running the code $.getJSON('http://api.stackoverflow.com/0.8/questions/4', function(data) { // Do some stuff here.... }); I get the error Failed to load resource Am I accessing this ...
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Is there a Stack Exchange notification app for Windows 7?

Is there a Stack Exchange notification app for Windows 7?
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Request for script, or fix, to add Edit-Reason checkboxes

I've found a Stack Exchange userscript which looks GREAT - it would make things so much easier for me: The Edit summary options script Unfortunately, it doesn't work at all! I'm not sure why. My ...
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How are filters created?

Can someone explain how Filters are created in the Stackexchange v2 API? The documentation mentions the following for /filters/create: It is not expected that many applications will call this method ...
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As a user, where in the web UI could I find all the tokens I have granted for Stack Apps?

I want to manage or revoke access tokens I have granted to 3rd party Stack Apps, but I have a hard time to find them in the UI.
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Script to dynamically expand the Q/A text field

I'm searching for a script to (vertically) expand the text field in questions and answers as I type. I personally prefer seeing all content at once (while the area can be extended by manually dragging,...
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How to get the count of a query efficiently

To get the count of a query without returning results, simply specify pagesize=0. http://api.stackoverflow.com/0.9/users?filter=mike&sort=name&pagesize=0 { "total": 1161, "page": 1, "...
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How do I grab the CSV from a Data Explorer URL?

I'm building an app that works by users punching in big lists of questions. And I want them to be able to use the Data Explorer to create these lists. My preferred way of getting the data would be a ...
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Is it possible to have no sorting - to just show results in order of inputted IDs?

I'm trying to send multiple IDs at once (up to a max of 100), but need to use the data in the same order I send the request with. So, if I send IDs 1;2;3;4, I would like to receive the JSON sorted in ...
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Is it possible to authenticate a user through Stack Overflow API?

Is it possible to use the Stack Overflow API to authenticate a given user identity such as with Facebook, Twitter, or OpenID? If it's possible: Can you tell me the method (s) that make this happen?
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Do calls on the 1.1 API and the 2.0 count against each other's limits?

Do the old 1.1 API and new 2.0 share limits? Or do my Stack Apps running on 1.1 calls not affect my limits for apps running on 2.0 calls?
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Is there a way to programmatically access chat?

I'm thinking about starting a project where I'd like to have access to the "chat" feature of the stack exchange sites. I saw this project: IRC access for the chat? But I don't believe that it works ...
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What is the syntax for specifying parameters?

How do I specify a parameter in the URL? http://api.stackoverflow.com/0.8/questions works as expected. Then I would like to pass parameter body with a value of true (that is available according to ...
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Desktop login URL: WebBrowser hangs (.NET) - JavaScript endless-loop

I am using .NET 4 and trying to use the desktop authentication via the web-browser control (WPF and/or WinForms; StackApp NNTP bridge for accessing StackExchange forums (like StackOverflow)). It seems ...
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How to use Stack Exchange WebSockets?

I am developing a Visual Studio Extension where I would be knowing about the activity on my posts. I found out that wss://qa.sockets.stackexchange.com is used for this purpose. Can somebody help me in ...
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What is the rational behind the chosen /sites styling info?

I was wondering why the chosen styling data is provided though the API. It makes sense to provide it, but I feel like we are only getting part of the information. "styling": { "link_color": { ...
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How to include answers when fetching questions?

I made a small cron job which crawls questions and answers from Stack Overflow. Here is my request URL: https://api.stackexchange.com/2.2/questions?order=desc&tagged=php&site=stackoverflow&...
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Unable to make API calls using access_token for private Stack Overflow Teams site

I am attempting to create an application utilizing the API to query data from our private Stack Overflow Teams site. I've read through the documentation at https://api.stackexchange.com/docs/teams ...
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Alternative to official app?

I started using the Stack exchange app, but realized it was abandoned and just plain sucks. Now that I abandoned it though, I really miss push notifications and having all 8 sites I'm active in one ...
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How can I retrieve the reputation I (or another user, fwiw) earned for a given tag from questions and answers?

(I've included the api-v2.3 because https://api.stackexchange.com/docs starts with Stack Exchange API v2.3.) From this answer I see there's no way to get all questions with a specific tag. However, ...
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Can I apply the API Key first and do the application later?

I don't have an application to submit at the moment, but can I apply the key first?
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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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rate-limit per endpoint per IP VS. server apps in hosted environments

I was wondering if the scenario of a server based app that lives in a hosted environment, where a single IP can be shared by many web sites. As I understand the rate-limit as it stands, every site on ...
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Can I get information about a user with their network ID?

My network profile's ID is 4337810. Is there any way to get information about users with their network ID from the API? So stuff like username, location, profile image, etc...? There doesn't seem ...
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How to solve bad_parameter error?

I'm trying to make the Stack Exchange API request using the key provided by Stack Apps. But whenever I try it always throws the below error. {'error_id': 400, 'error_message': "key doesn't match a ...