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You need help with the use of the Stack Exchange API, apps built on the API, or assistance building scripts that work on Stack Exchange websites.

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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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How to get data related to Winter Bash?

I was thinking of creating a nice question on Programming Puzzles & Code Golf related to Winter Bash 2014, but I need some specific data for that question - The number of hats of each user. Is ...
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Total Number Of Answers

I need to find the total number of answers submitted by a user on stackoverflow. I tried the following: I got my json from the following: https://api.stackexchange.com/users/2440312/answers?site=...
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400 (Bad Request) error in time of creating question using StackExchange API

I am trying to create a question in StackOverFlow using write-access API(https://api.stackexchange.com/2.2/questions/add). I have provided the parameters as required but a "400(Bad Request)" error is ...
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How do I sort the /2.2/notifications endpoint?

I do not find information on the notifications api page. I am looking at this: https://api.stackexchange.com/docs/notifications I would like to be able to sort by creations date and other fields. is ...
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"We are no longer accepting questions from this account.". Error with write access, using the API

I have created an application for testing write-access APIs. After registration, I can successfully retrieve an access token by hitting the URL: https://stackexchange.com/oauth/dialog?client_id=3973&...
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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 do display names relate to at-mentions?

Display names seem to be able to use full-on Unicode, but this is not so for at-mentions (Comment-replies). At the very least, spaces are stripped when doing an at-mention for Test User; this would ...
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"client_id rejected" error when retrieving the access_token

I'm developing an application in C# and I to post questions, so I need an access token. I registered my application and I have received a client ID. Then I get the following query-string to get the ...
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Procedure for posting questions using the API, v2.2?

I want use one of the Stack Exchange V2.2 API (e.g. /questions/add) to post Stack Overflow questions from my website. I didn't find any app which is currently using the API for posting questions. As ...
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How to get notified when any of the content I have edited or posted is edited, deleted, or closed?

How can I "keep an eye" on all my content on SE? Due to policy, users aren't notified when their questions or answers are deleted, despite numerous feature requests. I've looked at StackCenter but it ...
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`last_editor` is missing but `last_edit_date` is present?

Some posts (questions or answers) have a last_edit_date but no last_editor. Does this always mean that the post was last edited by the post owner? Example: stackapps.com/a/3891/ PS: This issue came ...
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How to get my StackOverFlow API Key [duplicate]

I used to login in StackOverFlow site using my Gmail Id/password.How I will get my StackOverFlow API key? I require that key to fire a StackExchage API which requires authentication. Also, could ...
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Is there any API or documentation that would help my adding functionality to Q&A textareas?

I'm writing an userscript that should add some functionality to the main textarea (WMD) used to post and edit answers and questions. The functionality will usually need to do things like insert text ...
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How can I access all questions asked by an arbitrary user?

Within the web app for courses I organize, I'd like students to be able to provide their Stack Overflow username, so that we can pull in their most recent and unanswered questions. This information is ...
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StackExchange API's request data is blank in Drupal 7

I'm trying to implement this simple request in Drupal 7 on my local machine: $request = drupal_http_request('https://api.stackexchange.com/2.2/users?order=desc&sort=reputation&site=...
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Is developing, with the Stack Exchange API, possible on my local machine?

I'm sorry if this question seems trivial for the most of you but I'm not very familiar with OAuth and the Stack Exchange API. Is it possible to use this API in local environment for the development ...
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Does verifying OAuth2 `access_token` validity count towards API call quota?

Does this Stack Exchange API endpoint count towards quota usage? : http://api.stackexchange.com/docs/read-access-tokens (This is the most promising API call I found for verifying the validity of ...
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How do I update redirect_uri param for a StackExchange App [duplicate]

I've created a StackExchange app but now I cannot find the edit page so I can update the app settings, like: redirect_uri - which is an OAuth param
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How can I create a filter from scratch using filter/create?

I want to create a filter from scratch to get just the information I can use: error_id quota_remaining api_site_parameter The first two are part of the wrapper and the last is part of .items, so I ...
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"error_id":500,"error_message":"this error has been logged","error_name":"internal_error"

I developed an application, user can give vote down or up to question or comments but when I send the request to the API of the stackexchenge the response it is not true and this back to me error ...
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Problems opening a question link into an iframe

When we execute a search request we can get back a list of matching questions. One of the properties of the response is called "link" which is a URL to the question itself. In my application, I ...
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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 see my past upvoted questions in handset APP?

It's not hard to dig out questions upvoted by myself through the PC website. But I cannot find any access to them in the ios app. I guess neither does android app. Did I miss something or is it a ...
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How to use the StackExchange object on a userscript?

This object seems to be available in all Stack Exchange pages and contains interesting information about the actual page, site, user, among others. Just type StackExchange on the console to check it ...
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"access_denied" error in the write answer at stackoverflow [duplicate]

I am providing an application (windows application), This application can search in the stackoverflow and show results. Then User can write answer for that Question or write comment for that, Now my ...
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Is it possible to create a private Q&A site using the Stack Exchange API?

I want to create a sort of private Q&A site to allow university students of the same courses to communicate. Is it possible by using the Stack Exchange API?
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OAuth2 Authentication Redirection error in PHP

I'm trying to authenticate into Stack Exchange's API with the following URL: https://stackexchange.com/oauth/dialog?client_id=3535&scope=write_access&redirect_uri=https://stackexchange.com/...
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Syntax for Adding a Question as a Favorite?

I would like to be able to have my application make a request to the Stack Exchange API to favorite a question for the current user. The API specifies that this can be done via: /2.2/questions/{id}/...
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How to programmatically retrieve the access_token from client-side OAuth flow?

I'm making an application in C# and I need to both search and post answers, so I need an access token. I found some information, libraries, and code pieces: The authentication guide for the Stack ...
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In lieu of write access, can a user be referred to a site with title and tags in the URL?

For an app I'm working on, I'd like to refer users to Stack Overflow instead of providing an "Ask a Question" interface. Users will enter their question and I'll be using the similar API to suggest ...
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Getting Error 400 when using Authentication Broker in Win 8 App for Stackexchange API

I'm trying to connect to Stack Exchange API using OAuth. So far I've been able to get a token and retrieve data that does not require authentication. When i try do query that uses the authentication, ...
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What about actually identical requests?

Now, it says here that I should not make lots of semantically equivalent requests. It also says that there is a lot of caching. So I was wondering, what about exactly identical requests. Should I wait ...
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My registered apps are not showing in my profile; where can I find them?

I registered two apps in Stack Apps, but when I access my account, it shows no registered apps. How can I mark them as my apps and how can access app settings (client id, key), etc?
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Searching on Stack Overflow and using the API give different results?

I am trying to use the Stack Exchange API to see the trends on different topics. Looking at the API documentation, I see that I could do this using the /search path (it's documented that this method ...
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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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Get reputation changes across all sites without querying each one individually

I'm looking to make an app that shows your reputation changes throughout the network. /me/reputation-history/full almost accomplishes this, but it's on a per-site basis. I only want one query to get ...
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Can I retrieve the API interfaces via the API?

I'd like to retrieve a list of methods with their arguments/defaults and their return types through automated means. Is this possible and, if so, how can I do it? This isn't just for curiosity's ...
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Stack Exchange userscript template / boilerplate

I find it annoying to have to type the entire list of Stack Exchange sites to include every single time I make a new userscript. Furthermore, jQuery isn't automatically included by default. Is there ...
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Possible to get a user's flag history?

Is it possible to retrieve a signed-in user's flagging history, preferably with the status of the flag? I looked at the /me/timeline docs, and noticed it doesn't return flags. Is this type of ...
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StackExchange API /sites/ does not return all the sites

I am working on one application that produces timeline of user on every site of StackExchange.. We have some users on Sharepoint.stackexchange.com.. Since I want list of all the sites, I am trying to ...
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Unhelpful error message when attempting to authenticate [duplicate]

I moved my app to a different server as part of a rewrite, and forgot to update the URL of the app on Stack Apps. When I tried to send a query to https://stackexchange.com/oauth and pass my (old, ...
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Please make an "Awesome New Tab Page" widget for Stack Exchange

For Chrome there is this neat extension called Awesome New Tab Page. Please consider making a Stack Exchange widget for this extension.

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