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How to get a User Id

Is there a way to get the user id so I can use the method /users/{id} I guess that for security you cannot asked the API give the id of a user with this openid Identification but is there another way?...
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Making use of the *"has_more": true* json attribute in the Json response from stackoverflow

When issuing requests to the stackoverflow-api, I set the pagesize to a 100 (which is the maximum possible). However, some json responses contain this attribute (normally at the very bottom): "...
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How do I find a user based upon email hash?

I'm looking for specific guidance on how to locate a user on SO by email address. I'll use this information to work with the API and determine how many points they have on the site.
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How do I get my total reputation score using the API?

How do I get my total reputation score? My score is 354, on Stack Overflow, as per my user page. I browsed the API, and found a call similar to what I require:       api.stackexchange....
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When does the judging take place?

I am planning to work some more on my apps tomorrow and get some last minute changes implemented. However, I notice that: The API Contest winners will be picked the first week of August. ...which ...
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Is it safe to embed my API key into my javascript-only application?

I have an application I'm developing that's pure javascript and consumes the Stack API. My API key is embedded in the source which anyone could read. Is this safe?
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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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No website (yet), how to register?

I just started developing a Stack Overflow client, and wanted to add authentication. I found out I needed to register for that and wasn't sure if it was okay to register your app when it is not yet ...
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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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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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Application Key and AccessToken are not working for Stack Exchange API? [duplicate]

I have followed the documentation and used explicit OAuth 2.0 flow for access_token generation. And I have gone through all 4 steps defined under explicit OAuth 2.0 flow with scope=no_expiry. Then I ...
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How do I get the no. of upvotes a person has received for a particular tag?

I need the list of users who have more than 10K reputation and then among those users I need to see which user has how many up-votes for each tag. I don't think there is a direct query that will give ...
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Can we have the display_name field in the /me/associated route?

I'm reading the Authentication documentation and I've noticed that the /me/associated route returns fields like user_id, badges, reputation but not the display_name, even specifying a custom Filter. ...
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Native Windows client for Stack Exchange sites?

Is there a native Windows client for Stack Overflow and/or other Stack Exchange sites?
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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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Hide the Stack Exchange sidebar

I would like to gain some screen estate when viewing Stack Exchange sites. The sidebar seldom shows information I need. I know most help content displayed when composing questions. Most related ...
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Odd String Format Result from API Call

I'm just getting started messing around with the SO API. I haven't worked with JSON before, and I am getting a strange result from a basic call (No API Key). WebClient stackClient = new WebClient(); ...
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Complete list of sites to @include / @match into my script?

This question aims to serve as a reference list of all current Stack Exchange sites for use in scripts.
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What are the min and max parameters?

Several of the api methods (e.g. questions) have min and max parameters with the following description: min (optional) Minimum of the range to include in the current . number max (optional) ...
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How to strip out certain fields from the Stack Exchange API, JSON response?

I want to fetch all my favorite questions on Stackoverflow.com and dump them as JSON. I used this API path: /2.1/users/1310070/favorites?fromdate=1382486400&site=stackoverflow But it is ...
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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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How to get a User's picture (Avatar)

I've seen a couple of Stack Apps that have the actual picture for the user profile. Is that coming from the API, and if so how? If not I'm assuming they are using some screen-scrapping to get that ...
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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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My App unintentionally DoSed api, and my IP got blocked across all the sites, now what should I do?

I put a program in cron to run every 5 minutes, and that program loop 5 times and read each api site 12 seconds interval. But last night (12 hours ago), I noticed that my program broke and there was ...
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Does a closed and/or deleted Stack Apps post still provide access to the API?

Registering your application as a Stack Apps app is necessary in order to obtain a higher request quota, authentication and write access to the API. What happens if the question is closed because of ...
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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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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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Access for Statistical Analysis using the Stack Exchange API

We are small company in Malaysia and intended to do a small research to analyze technology trends. We would like to use the Stack Exchange API for this purpose but we are afraid it might get detected ...
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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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OAuth procedure for standalone user?

Background: I will be using the Stack Exchange API to make queries to stack overflow for a list of questions along with their details for a particular month etc for analysis purposes. So this would be ...
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Is there a limit on the data that is returned from stackoverflow API calls?

I have the following query, which is identical to the example they give in the documentation: http://api.stackexchange.com/2.1/questions?fromdate=1391756400&order=desc&site=stackoverflow&...
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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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Is there a Stack Exchange icon available?

StackAuth /sites route provides all the site's icons except for the one of the Stack Exchange master site. Could you please provide it in some way (a static SVG would be good)?
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What's the different between user_id and account_id?

What is the difference between user_id and account_id in the User object ? Both are different and I'm looking for the unique ID of the User. { "items": [ { "user_id": 2144246, "...
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Does the API have a method to get the total favorite count of a question?

Like it says in the title, is the total favorite count of a question exposed anywhere via the API? I know about the favorites method, but that looks like it will give you the specific favorites of a ...
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Get Key for my application

I am creating Stack Overflow client application and have reach limit to request. So I decided to get the Key from my application, but got a little confused. When I requested the Key I provided ...
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URL Length Limit For For Requests Taking Vectorised Ids (/answers/{id}, /questions/{id}, etc)

I am trying to use /questions/{id} API to get a list of questions by their ids. Help page for this request does not indicate the maximum number of ids that can be passed in. Pagesize is maximum 100, ...
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Provide a post listing changes to the API?

While it's possible to pick up on many of the changes that are made to the API by looking at every [status-completed] tagged question on here, I'd like to see a single post that's updated every time a ...
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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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API 'search' method with 'tagged' parameter

From the docs for tagged paremeter: List of tags delimited by semi-colons of which at least one must be on a question Yet, when I execute this query (http://api.stackoverflow.com/1.0/search?tagged=...
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Stack Exchange API in Chrome extension

How I can connect my extension to the API? I tried to use this example code for connecting: SE.init({ clientId: 1, key: '?', channelUrl: '?', complete: function (data) { alert('...
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How to access global stackexchange user favourites in a feed?

I was looking for a way to IFTTT my questions, and found this recipe, that automaqically saves your favourited questions to Evernote. Nice. It uses stack2rss (thus the SE API) to provide a feed with ...
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Url length limits have been increased

There's been some grumbling in the past about the unreliability of really ludicrously long URLs sent to the API. We've always considered this suboptimal, but the underlying technical constraints (...
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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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Should feature-requests, for third party apps, be flagged as "not an answer"?

I spotted this "answer" as a first-time post: Feature Request Please add support for proxies.... It would be helpful to people behind proxies. Like "ME" I was going to flag it as "Not an ...
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Stack Exchange notification app for Windows 10 (integration with Action Center)

Is there a Stack Exchange notification app (particularly, the inbox) for Windows 10 that has integration with Action Center? There are notification apps for Windows 7 that I am currently using, but I'...
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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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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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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 to get total visited days and consecutives of an user?

I checked docs , there are no endpoints to get total visited days and consecutive days. Is there any way to get them?

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