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Should HTML or Markdown be passed to /questions/{id}/edit?

I'm making an app that supports editing questions. Should HTML or Markdown source be passed to the body parameter of /questions/{id}/edit?
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Is there an easy way to get user reputation via API?

I am looking for an easy way to access user reputation so that I can write a small react component and display my rep on my portfolio site. I want to make this package available on NPM and have ...
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How to get up_vote_count and down_vote_count for a user?

I'm testing the following command: $ curl -s "http://api.stackexchange.com/2.1/users/55075?&site=stackoverflow" | gunzip -d | python -m json.tool However it doesn't return up_vote_count and ...
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last_activity_date meaning on /questions route

I would like to add a cache layer to my app for questions, answers and comments. The last_activity_date parameter on /questions route seems a valid candidate (probably the only way available) The help ...
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How to get all questions with a specific tag between certain dates

I would like to get all questions created and tagged with tag "R" between 2 dates. I'm using parameters: tagged = R, sort = creation, fromdate and todate set to appropriate dates and site = ...
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/questions/add of StackExchange app gives nonsense response

When I run https://api.stackexchange.com/docs/create-question from the doc page and from my app. The response is sometimes nonsense: { "error_id": 407, "error_message": "You cannot perform ...
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How do I find all questions/answers per a tag using .Net?

I want to get the list of questions based on tag name using .Net. can any one please let me know how to achieve this using .Net with API Version 2.2?
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What is the best way to provide support for an unknowable number of StackExchange sites?

I just wrote an app for Chrome extensions and received a request to make it cross-StackExchange compatible. If there's eventually going to be more sites than just the few listed and I don't really ...
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Is the question_id monotonically increasing?

Just wondering: Does the question_id monotonically increase for every new question? Is the question_id unique globally for a deployed app or is it unique in some sub-domain? Is there any relation ...
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Is there a glossary of the properties returned in response to the Stack Exchange API?

While most items are self-explanatory, some aren't, and I was wondering if there was a glossary explaining all the properties in each of the response types?
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How to increase the allowed number of API calls?

Stack Exchange provides the possibility to do a limited number of API calls per day from the same IP (10,000 if the customer registers the app). Is it possible to get that number increased?
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StackX app - problem signing in with Google ID

I have a problem with StackX app on my Samsung Galaxy 4 phone (Android 4.3). I'm logging to StackExchange in general, and StackOferflow in particular, using my Google ID. The app does not recognize ...
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How to sort by the newest question?

I'm trying to retrieve the latest questions posted in a particular tag. What's the equivalent for: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/tagged/php?sort=newest&pagesize=15 I see that v1.1 API is ...
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How to login programmatically on Android?

I think my question is not a duplicate of this one: How to login programmatically I have read the authentication document but, still, I am unable to get what's needed to login programmatically on ...
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Ability to sort answers by number of revisions via StackExchange API v2?

I was curious whether there was a way to easily find which StackOverflow answer has the highest number of revisions and/or to sort by that metric. I see mention of a sort function in the ...
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ChatterBox configuration option is confusingly worded

ChatterBox - user script that adds inbox integration to Stack Exchange Chat! I'm confused over the option: Mark items as unread when you view them: Why would I want to mark items as unread when I ...
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How to login programmatically

I'm building an app for personal use. The app simply screen-scrapes the StackExchange homepage and checks whether I am currently logged in to StackExchange. This works fine. However, if the app ...
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Software for Javascript?

Do I need any special kind of software to view the responses I get after requesting something? Like with Klout for example, I can get all the code returned as I need it, I just don't know where to put ...
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Offline cache of the API - for when the developer has no internet.

Is there some fake API program that "simulates" the API? Just I'm going on a long car journey tomorrow, and I won't have an internet connection on my laptop and don't want to waste the whole journey ...
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How to get the site name from document to pass to API?

Most APIs take a parameter site which must be set to the name of the site your queries are about. For meta.travel or travel. But of course sites have various names, for example gaming.stackexchange....
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How should we announce updates to our apps, scripts, libraries, etc?

Is there a recommended best way to let the stackapps community know that we've released an updated version of one of our projects? We can edit the project's page and bump the version number, but this ...
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Is there a SQL-like query for the API?

I've looked at the API docs. However, I haven't found a way to do complex queries through the API such as I can do in the Stack Exchange Data Explorer query editor (select, joins etc). Example: data....
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OAuth redirect_uri to https://stackexchange.com/oauth/login_success?xxx strips part of the query string

I have a browser extension that uses OAuth2 to retrieve an access token. As recommended by https://api.stackexchange.com/docs/authentication, I use https://stackoverflow.com/oauth/login_success as the ...
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How to get tags using the API?

I have a requirement in my application to show the technical skills (tags) in auto-complete format like Stack Overflow has. Is there any example to get the tags from Stack Overflow using JavaScript +...
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How to use the API to show the user reputation? [duplicate]

How do I use the Stack Exchange API to let my users enter their Stack Overflow URL and then extract their reputation and show it in a profile controller in Rails?
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Can I change my user profile using the API?

It seems the API just allow me to retrive public information, but... is it possible to change, for instance, my "about_me" information using the API?
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Post questions using API [duplicate]

Can I use the API for posting any question to Stack Overflow? I have a internal SharePoint site and whenever anybody has got any technical question they post it here. I want to post it automatically ...
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Write comment API failing with error_id: 500

I am trying to test post comment with the following URL https://api.stackexchange.com/2.1/posts/10305691/comments/add?key=HIDDEN&access_token=HIDDEN&site=stackoverflow&preview=true&...
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