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Do calls on the 1.1 API and the 2.0 count against each other's limits?

Do the old 1.1 API and new 2.0 share limits? Or do my Stack Apps running on 1.1 calls not affect my limits for apps running on 2.0 calls?
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Desktop login URL: WebBrowser hangs (.NET) - JavaScript endless-loop

I am using .NET 4 and trying to use the desktop authentication via the web-browser control (WPF and/or WinForms; StackApp NNTP bridge for accessing StackExchange forums (like StackOverflow)). It seems ...
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Userscript to flag deleted posts for moderator attention with <10K reputation

I noticed that while the system blocks you from viewing deleted posts unless you have moderator tools privilege, the system will not block you from flagging them. The only flag available for deleted ...
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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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Looking for an application which alerts about new questions under a particular topic

I've installed StackApplet, but it only tracks the reputation of a particular user. Is there an application which tracks new questions under a particular topic, and notifies (in system tray) when ...
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How can I get the "follower" count for a given tag on a site?

One of the metrics (albeit a somewhat weak one) of a given tag's "health" is how many followers it has. I believe this is the count of how many users have the tag on their "Favorite Tags" list. You ...
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Platforms Supported by the API and Response Compression

What platforms are supported for use with the Stack Exchange API? In short, anything that can make a GET request to the API servers and supports JSON/JSONP & GZIP. (JavaScript, Python, PHP, Java, ...
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Strange encoding for JSON output

I'm trying to create an R API. Here's some basic code for processing JSON: library(rjson) fromJSON(readLines("http://api.stackoverflow.com/0.9/stats/", warn=F)) As I look into this, the output of ...
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When does a rate-limit day start and end?

After reading the docs/faqs, I couldn't help but wonder... What exactly is a day? When does it start? When does it end? What timezone are you using? In other words, when my app runs out of requests ...
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Retrieving list of c# questions

I am trying to retrieve list of C# questions using http://api.stackoverflow.com/1.0/questions?title=true&tagged="c#". But I get JSON response related to c questions. Response : { "...
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Can I apply the API Key first and do the application later?

I don't have an application to submit at the moment, but can I apply the key first?
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How to create API filters?

I used the following request link to extract data from the Stack Exchange API. But I have no idea how to create "filter" as used in the request line. Please help me understand the creation of such ...
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Javascript SDK channelUrl for local development [duplicate]

I am trying to get started with the Javascript SDK. I am developing on a web server on my local machine. I get a channelUrl-related error when calling SE.init. My code: SE.init({ clientId: ...
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how to get access token from redirect uri in android

I enabled both client side flow and desktop oauth redirect url, and manage to get the user login and get redirected to https://stackexchange.com/oauth/login_success#access_token=xxxxx But how can i ...
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Stack Overflow for Teams support

I am reading this documentation https://stackoverflow.help/en/articles/4385859-stack-overflow-for-teams-api where they mention the need to create a PAT to access StackOverflow for Teams API (https://...
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API for getting multiple (yet specific users)

I am developing one app which will be used internally in our company. We are recommending our colleagues to contribute to StackOverflow. To keep the moral of employees high, I am planning to develop ...
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Stack Overflow reputation API [duplicate]

I am creating one wordpress widget plugin that display different types of social media fans and followers counts. After that I feel that i also include Stack Overflow reputation for specific users. ...
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How to get a post title for a given post ID, even if that post ID is an answer and not a question?

I'm trying to beautify the reputation audit. If I want to show the post title for a reputation change event, however, I have a problem -- I don't know if the post ID is relative to a question or an ...
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How can I retrieve the reputation I (or another user, fwiw) earned for a given tag from questions and answers?

(I've included the api-v2.3 because https://api.stackexchange.com/docs starts with Stack Exchange API v2.3.) From this answer I see there's no way to get all questions with a specific tag. However, ...
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Can I get information about a user with their network ID?

My network profile's ID is 4337810. Is there any way to get information about users with their network ID from the API? So stuff like username, location, profile image, etc...? There doesn't seem ...
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Is it possible to access data in real-time using the Stack Exchange API?

I want to show an animation of: Questions being asked and answered in the most popular tag Comments being posted New users joining All in real time. Is there access to real-time data?
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Key doesn't match a known application

I'm running into a really weird issue and I would appreciate any guidance on what I'm doing wrong. So I recently applied for an API key here on Stack Exchange and it went through fine. So let's say (...
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Access token quota

The documentation says that each user gets 5 distinct quotas of 10,000 requests per 24 hours, and as I interpret it, per app. If an application does have an access_token, then the application is ...
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Area51 does not show up in the associated accounts query

Is this on purpose and if yes why?
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How to 'publish' an app after the development is complete?

I followed the steps and created a StackApp (registering a new OAuth app) and added a StackApp post as per question - My app has to be published first? But it's still under development Now that my ...
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Creating personal applications using Stack Overflow/Stack Exchange API

I want to create an application to read Stack Overflow notifications on my device. My question: what should I provide in the OAuth Domain and Application website fields while registering the ...
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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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Refresh expired acess token basics

I'm trying to learn how to implement an OAuth flow in an Android app using a simple app with the Stack Exchange API. Using WebView, I'm able to retrieve an access token and store it in my shared ...
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Get total answers count for a specified: Tag, Userid and Date-range?

I would like to get the total number of answers provided by userid 1068142 between 01/07/2015-31/07/2015 with tag = paypal. I have looked into this question but it does not help! I have been trying ...
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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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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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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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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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Get questions with body and answers

How can I get the latest 30 questions with body and answers using the api? And then, I want to get only first most voted 3 answers for each question. Is this possible with only one request? To get ...
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Please add the existence of the Meta tag to What is Meta

On our Help Center Page What is Meta the following sentence is used: Feel free to ask questions about Stack Apps on Stack Apps, tagging them with the discussion or support tags. Can we somehow add ...
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How do I see the differences between two or more SE API filters and merge into a filter which includes all requested properties (i.e. is a superset)?

For SmokeDetector, we have several SE API filter values in use. Notably, there are separate filters for the /answers/*, /questions/* and /posts/* routes. From an organizational standpoint, I'd like to ...
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Suggestion for new Stack App or SE UI feature: Reopen queue status

Summary This is a suggestion to create one, possibly two, indicators relating to Reopen Review Queue status. The purpose is to alert users to the requirement for intervention outside the normal ...
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Find out whether a user has association bonus

I searched for this in the api docs and on this page but couldn't find any information: I have an api token of a given user. Is there a way to find out whether this user has association bonus rights? ...
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How to get a list of all StackExchange employees?

For a particular userscript feature, I need to get a list of all Stack Exchange employees. The list would be updated every day (per SE website). What is the most efficient way to do so? I looked at ...
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Can we find the time of a vote using the API?

I've been looking at the API docs and more specifically at the filters available for the /answers/{ids}, /posts/{ids} and /questions/{ids} routes but can't find anything other than upvoted and ...
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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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Default Stack Exchange behavior interferes with my "Mark answers as favorites" code?

I'm developing a browser extension that lets users mark answers as favorites. The default Stack Exchange behavior when the favorite button is clicked messes everything up, though. Even if I set my own ...
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How to get question body (markdown) in the API response using filters? [duplicate]

Using withbody filter as suggested in this thread (How to get Question/Answer body in the API response using filters?) returns body as HTML. How do I get the original markdown?
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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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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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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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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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How do I parse the dates from the API?

I see that JSON returned by the API contains dates in the following format: "creation_date":1364546475 ^^^^^^^^^^ What's the meaning of it? How can I parse it to get the date in the ...
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Why have recent dev-tip posts been forced into community wiki without explanation despite ongoing community self-regulation?

Preface Please note that this question is neither about community wiki nor reputation, rather about acceptable moderation, (to stress that I've made it community wiki in itself). Therefore I need to ...
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Can I filter Users by reputation or up_vote_count using the API?

Howdy, Is it possible to do API calls that pull back all users with, say, > 10,000 reputation? Or up_vote_count, etc. The advanced search page implies that we should use third-party search engines. ...
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