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Why does dropdown comes in "Rev" when we edit published app?

I have published an app and editing it. One new "Rev" tab is created and it is giving me a dropdown as shown here. Why it is being created here? It is not created in any other Stack Exchange websites ...
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How to delete apps in StackApps?

I have registered an app in Stack Apps. I am trying to delete it, but unable to find the solution. Is there a way to delete it?
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Some blank properties missing

I am using /me/associated. I haven't posted any question in one account, so the response comes as: "top_questions": [], "top_answers": [], "question_count": 0, "answer_count": 0, in the same browser ...
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Where is "items" & "badge_counts" documentation?

Where is the items & badge_counts documentation? This is returned as JSON. I am using the /me/associated query function.
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How to deal with the "Too Many Requests" error coming as HTML?

The API specifies error codes, and messages. It also specifies a "backoff" parameter. But, even while respecting the backoff and stopping at errors, and even when waiting a long time between requests ...
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Stack Exchange API for getting list of users from iOS 8

I am trying to call the Stack Exchange API to get a list of users. This is from my iOS app: NSString *str=[NSString stringWithFormat:@"http://stackexchange.com/oauth/2.2/users?order=desc&sort=...
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What's the proper way to fetch the score of all answers of SO?

I wrote a small program querying the SE API to grab the public scoring data of all SO answers (excluding the last 3 days). Basically the request I do gets me this: Questions[]: Id Title ...
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How to get unread reputation changes via the API?

I want to write a desktop widget that checks the Stack Exchange API every several seconds and tells me if there are any new reputation changes. I can't figure out what API method I can use for that. ...
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Moderation request: Make [user] a synonym of [users]

Please make user a synonym of users. I proposed a synonym but there aren't enough high-rep users active here for that mechanism to work. Currently*: user has 5 questions, no tag wiki and no tag ...
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Get the Authenticated User's email?

We're building the website for our local Developer Community. We're trying to enable "Login with Stack Exchange" (we already got LinkedIn and GitHub), but I can't seem to find the User's email when ...
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How do I add newlines when editing a post body via the API?

I am editing the tags of a question via the API, and to do that you have to pass the body and title etc. I can get the Markdown or HTML from the API but I can't see how to send it back formatted ...
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How can I edit a post with the API and python?

I am a real beginner, but want to know more about using the API. I need to be able to get a post tagged with installation and the have it displayed to me. I then enter either 1 or 2, and it will ...
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How can I access a user's ID on another site (eg. SU) if I have their ID from another site (eg. SO)?

If I have the ID of a user from any site, how can I get that's user's ID for a site I specify? Eg. If someone's ID was 10349 on Super User, how could I get 10349's id on Stack Overflow? I know I'd ...
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How to obtain the bibtex item for a question with a program or HTTP request?

Which request should my program send to mathoverflow.net to get the bibtex, which is so well hidden behind the share button? Rephrased: what I'm after is something analogous to a link like: adsabs....
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A step by step approach for posting questions and answers?

I am trying to learn a step by step approach for posting questions and answers on stackoverflow.com using the Stack Exchange API. Could someone help me with this?
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Script Request - Meta Notifications

Mods are notified when a new meta post is started on HSM meta by a diamond on the top bar lighting up in blue. Here it is, not lit up: Proposal: Let users of sufficiently high rep see the same ...
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I Cannot Perform Oauth [closed]

My Clientn id = 4784 and Key = cB0l6XiaOW5l5vsBnBeIUg((. What do I do for Oauth and to get an access token?
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Request for self destructing comments

What would I like? I would like comments that can self destruct after a set amount of time. Why? I often add a comment that doesn't need to stay around, like saying thanks to a user, or telling them I ...
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Can I post a suggestion for a stack app? [duplicate]

I have an idea for a stack app. However, I can't program it. Can I post an app suggestion?
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Can not request info after OAuth

I am following The implicit OAuth 2.0 flow Guide: My client ID is 4709 while key is RoZwtHUrhMP088oVGCMlxA(( I appended my URL as: https://stackexchange.com/oauth/dialog?client_id=4709&scope=...
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How to get the "People reached" stat of a user, using the API? [duplicate]

I checked the user ids and advanced search API docs, but I could not get this stat. Does Stack Exchange provide this info in the API? /2.2/users/{ID}?order=desc&sort=reputation&site=...
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What is the difference between accepted and is_accepted?

I saw there are two fields in answer type. One is accepted, introduced in v2.2 and needs private_info access. While another one is is_accepted without these limits. Can somebody give an explanation?
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How to get all posts that a user voted on? [duplicate]

I know how to get all questions that I favorited using /docs/me-favorites. But, how can I get all answers (or questions) that I voted on? Like those in the upvote history.
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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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How do I get the body of an answer, as well as the author? [duplicate]

I am using this call to get the body of an answer : http://api.stackexchange.com/2.2/questions/5877753/answers?order=desc&sort=activity&site=stackoverflow But this only gives the author of ...
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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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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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How can I extract user information on Stack Overflow using Python and the Sack Overflow API?

I am new to Python. I want to extract a user bio, answers, questions they made in Stack Overflow. Can I do that using the API? For example, can I extract the user: name bio and number of questions ...
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Ability to support json type for post request

Right now we it uses url encode to post authenticated request. Maybe an option for application json?
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Help with javascript SDK configuration

The following problem is REAL! All names have been changed to protect the innocent. I have a site at "http://Something.github.io/MyRepository/Directory/index.html" And I have my app configured like ...
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Does a user only need to log in once to access all sites?

When I use stack exchange sites on my desktop web browser, I log in once using stack exchange ID and then when I navigate to sites I don't belong to, it automatically associates me with the new site. ...
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404 "This Method cannot be called this way" when getting user's inbox

I'm doing a POST request to https://api.stackexchange.com/2.2/users/<id>/inbox to get the users' inbox items. However I'm getting a 400 error on the request, and a JSON body saying it was a 404 ...
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Official support for SE apps

Is SE a company, or to put it another way, is it possible to develop apps for SE itself, rather than as a 3rd party? I find it frustrating to get to a complete list of my sites, you have to go to ...
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After user login, how do you ask user for permissions?

For an app on Windows Phone, I'm missing the page after you enter your login credentials and click submit. When I debug on my device, after I log in I obtain the correct response Uri with access ...
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The StackWrap4J java wrapper gives nothing but `JSONException`s?

I'm using the StackWrap4J java wrapper for the Stack Overflow API. But every code I try, that uses methods of this java wrapper, ends with this JSONException: net.sf.stackwrap4j.json.JSONException: ...
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Where are the built-in filters?

On api.stackexchange.com/docs/create-filter it states: there are a number of built-in filters which cover common use cases. Where can I find them? Can you make built-in filters a link? I need ...
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Is there any app that could extract and manage questions from Stack Overflow?

I'm looking for help with a Stack Overflow application that could do the following things for me: Extract the top voted questions at a given date and tag Extract the answered questions of some given ...
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How can I introduce my Stack Overflow app to other users?

Recently, I created a project to manage and extract questions from Stack Overflow and convert those to PDF docs. I put it on GitHub. I think this project could be improved and could be very helpful ...
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Array boolean values are returning empty

I am trying to convert a JSON array to a PHP array, and the boolean values are being lost. I think I need to loop round using foreach() and cast the items as they are placed in to the new array, but I ...
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Limiting the number of items returned by a request?

How can I limit the amount of items returned to me when performing an API call? I only want the top 10 most commonly used tags, by default I'm sent back 30. EG: api.stackexchange.com/2.2/tags?order=...
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API error: 500, "this error has been logged" when retrieving questions

I am using the following URL to get new questions: https://api.stackexchange.com/2.2/questions?pagesize=100&page=1&fromdate=1423639578&site=stackoverflow&key=MY_KEY_HERE I get: "...
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Question's body rendering in Android's webview

I've developed an app that get questions from Stack using REST APIs and shows them in a WebView. My problem now is that the body often contains placeholders that must be "replaced" with the real ...
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How can I show recently answered questions and answers in my blog site?

I would like to showcase some of my Stack Exchange answers in my blog site. I couldn't find a relevant post on how to implement this. Also, from what I can see, in order to use the API a user needs ...
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Unable to download data from the API using UNIX wget?

I want to download the JSON data from this sample API call into a file. I tried using wget, like so: wget -O ~/ks/json.txt "http://api.stackexchange.com/2.2/search/advanced?pagesize=5&fromdate=...
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Obtain JSON equivalent of a full Q&A HTML page?

I want to write an application for which, after some logic to select a set of questions, it would be most convenient to get the whole set of stuff at once that is normally shown on a Stack Exchange Q&...
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How can a userscript detect when a post's been edited in place, so that it can do stuff to the newly edited post?

I recently built a userscript for Board Games Stack Exchange. On page load, it scans questions and answers for certain plaintext patterns and replaces them with some HTML, making the posts prettier. ...
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Get UserId by passing email ID in the Stack Exchange API? [duplicate]

The Stack Exchange API is mostly based on 'ids'. IE /2.2/users/{ids}/top-tags?site=stackoverflow How can we get {ids} for a particular user using his email id or name? Is there any method available ...
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What's the difference between the Stack Exchange API and the Stack Overflow API?

I heard about the Stack Overflow API. Is there a Stack Overflow API available. Or is it the same as the Stack Exchange API?
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Which reputation events are private?

I've been reading the API documentation on retrieving a user's reputation history (docs/types/reputation-history) and Stack Overflow's description of how reputation is calculated. But, I can't find ...
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Can I ask the API to tell me to back off? [duplicate]

I'm creating a bot that collects all tags from a given site (and over all sites in the network). I would obviously like to run this bot in as little time as possible, but I also do not want to overly ...

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