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Hidden page tracks Read/Unread Inbox items better than API or Inbox?

How does this hidden page (stackexchange.com/topbar/inbox) know which Inbox notifications I have/haven't opened? Both the drop-down inbox and the API (ie, api.stackexchange.com/docs/me-inbox) seem ...
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How do I actually begin to code, in Node, using the Stack Exchange API?

I am a noob at coding, so forgive me for this rather trivial question. I am trying to make a program that can access the Stack Exchange API. Specifically I want to make a program that gets live ...
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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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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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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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Can we source job postings from stackoverflow.com/jobs?

Is there an API for stackoverflow.com/jobs? What are the terms and Conditions of using data from stackoverflow.com/jobs and its API?
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Search incomplete synonym name

Is there is way to search synonym when user is inputting the name. Something like how things work in SO's tag search page. j2se is a synonym of java tag, but it appears in search when searching for ...
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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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Exclude records where field is present (ie., return only open questions)

How do I exclude records based on the presence of a certain field (like the equivalent of SQL's [fieldname] Is Null)? Example: Results for Closed questions include field closed_date=1234567890. ...
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How to use the StacMan library to add a new question?

I didn't find any client.Questions.Add method. So, how do I use the StacMan library to add a new question ? Any sample C# example?
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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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How to use /me to display my profile data in StackExchange API?

So I'm able to use API calls like: https://api.stackexchange.com/2.2/questions?pagesize=30&order=desc&sort=activity&site=stackoverflow to display a list of questions. This is easy as it ...
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How to pass the api client credentials for stackexchange api in python [duplicate]

I am trying to make a console based client, that consumes the stackexchange api. I have done the registration of my app, in order to enjoy higher quotas and received the necessary keys. My problem is,...
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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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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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What API do I call to measure popularity growth for specific tags over time?

I believe I can use the Stack Exchange API to get total questions that fit chosen tags. I have an example I wrote myself here:           data.stackexchange.com/stackoverflow/...
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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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Where could I get the EER Diagram of stackexchange.com?

I would like to know if it is possibe or avaliable the stackexchange sites database model. If yes, where could I get it?
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Accessing the Stack Exchange API not on behalf of an user? [duplicate]

I'm implementing an App and intend to use Stack Exchange tags to classify content, of course, respecting the terms of use. However, the Authentication documentation says I'd need to use the OAuth 2.0 ...
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How to use date parameters in the /questions API? [duplicate]

When using /questions (e.g. like this)), dates are represented by a number. I'd like to know how I can convert a number to a date. For example if I have 1293840000, what date does it represent?
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How can I get a list of questions posted from a certain IP address (a.k.a an organization)?

I read an article by David Robinson: https://stackoverflow.blog/2017/02/15/how-do-students-use-stack-overflow He filters questions posted by users at educational institutions identified by their ISP. ...
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An exhaustive list of URL formats for a URL representing a user

I am developing an application that will ask the user to type in his Stack Overflow URL, meaning the URL of his Stack Overflow profile,and then get something from the Stack Exchange API. Is there a ...
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Paging issue: is /users/{ids}/associated API route returning incomplete information?

When querying to find associated accounts for a list of account ids, some ids in the results appear to be missing many of the associated sites. I have only observed this in multi-page responses. For ...
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How is the Hot Apps and Libraries list determined?

I was wondering how the Top Apps / Hot Apps and Libraries list is determined. It currently looks like this (click to enlarge): I've tried to compare it with the list of questions tagged app, both the ...
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JavaScript API Library for StackExchange API?

I'm developing an application that integrates with the Stack Exchange Network for posting questions and importing whole discussions. Therefore I'm looking for a JavaScript library for the Stack ...
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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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Using the API for one-off batch jobs

I'm considering using the API for a retag job not supported by existing tooling as per this meta post (of course, I'll make sure the community supports the effort before going forward). I'm planning ...
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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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How can I get user links in the API call like Twitter, GitHub and so on?

I'm trying to get the user's user links from his profile. Like this person has GitHub and Twitter links on his profile. How can I get those?
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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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What does "in practice" mean here?

From /answers/{id}/delete: In practice, this method will never return an object. For me, "in practice" means that the method will maybe return an object. But why? That's not good from an ...
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Can I pass a filter to a write method?

I was wondering if I'm allowed to pass a filter to methods that use write access? Like for example /answers/{id}/accept. There is no "filter" parameter, and changing the filter doesn't seem to change ...
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access_token not present in /oauth/access_token response

When using the explicit OAuth authentication for apps, I have problems receiving the access_token. A user goes to /approve and is then forwarded to approve the app. When redirected back to my site I ...
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How do I future-proof my app to work with every SE site?

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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No 'Access-Control-Allow-Origin' for oauth/access_token

Following the Stack Apps documentation Authentication (explicit) section I crafted this AJAX call $.ajax({ url:"https://stackexchange.com/oauth/access_token", type:"...
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What token parameters to use for OAuth2 Authorizaton?

I'm trying to connect a piece of desktop software to the Stack Exchange web service through OAuth2. I've read the docs but the problem is that what it talks about is subtly different to what ...
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How do I get information about top users of a Stack Exchange community?

I was going through the stack exchange API and I want to extract information about, say, top 20 users of a particular stack exchange community. How do I use the API for that? I tried on this page ...
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Please add gallery thumbnails to this site's search results

I would like to link to a list of all my stuff, but I'd like it to display with thumbnails and excerpts (like it does on tag searches). Is this possible? It seems like a reasonable use case, but for ...
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Permission to link to Stack Overflow webpages from my app?

Update: My problem has now been resolved. I've added details at the bottom of this post. I wrote a little Android app (Stack Flower) that allows customized searches of Stack Overflow. If the user ...
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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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Moderation request: Please make `app-key` a synonym of `api-key`

Refer to Are "api-key" and "app-key" the same thing?. Although I've now retagged the questions that used app-key, there are still plenty of places where the redundant term is ...
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Will the Stack Exchange API work with an org-specific Stack Overflow site?

We have a company-specific Stack Overflow site for folks to ask questions with the company. It has a *.stackoverflow.com domain/URL. Would I be able to use the Stack Exchange API to access the ...
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Implicit OAuth flow puts the access token in the hash?

The implicit OAuth flow puts the access token in the hash. However, I would like to get that in the query (from example.com/hi#access_token=123456 to example.com/hi?access_token=123456) for it to work ...
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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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Mass find and replace in answers, questions and titles of questions

1. Briefly I don't find, how I can mass replace string in multiple answers, questions and titles of questions of any Stack Exchange site. 2. Example For example, I want to replace incorrect form of ...
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How to get the number/count/total of tags/badges/something from the API?

I see we can fetch tags via the API, which works fine but, sadly, there doesn't seem to be a way to get the count of all possible tags. Currently the Stack Overflow Tags page shows 36 tags per page ...
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Got 502 response after very few calls

This looks like a duplicate of Throttle violation after 300 calls but this one is reported as fixed in 2012. Today I made ~450 requests with an app key (no oauth token) and suddenly got a 502 ...
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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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Java Wrapper for the 2.2 API

I've been looking for a Java based API/wrapper/DAO for the new SE API 2.2. but could not find any (May very well be a limitation of my search skills, though.) I found references to attempts at ...

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