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Tools that help with user profiles/accounts, or issues with the API handling of users

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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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Find old display names of a user

As observed here, it can be confusing when certain users who had gone months under one name suddenly switched to new names So I've made a simple API-based tool: Old display names of a user It ...
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Fetch the Personalized Prediction Data through the API?

Is it possible to get a user's personalized prediction data in an automated way? I'm building a graphical visualization of this data, you can check the project here: http://jlhonora.github.io/...
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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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Hat Overflow - Show number of Winterbash hats at a glance

This script adds a Winterbash hat-count to every user "Signature block" on questions, answers, review pages, etc. For example: Reference this feature request: Show hat count in user card (next to ...
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Encoding type of display_name

I am using the v2.2 api. There is a small issue I have come across. For the display_name I do not understand the encoding. For example for this user, the name comes as Mike Sherrill 'Cat ...
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List of Votes by Authenticated users

In the API documentation for the question type, it says that you can access, for a specific question, whether or not the authenticated user (in the private_info scope) upvoted/downvoted the question. ...
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What is "accept_rate" in the Stack Exchange API?

when I call the /users path, like: /docs/users-by-ids#&ids=1&site=stackoverflow In the reply, I get a field called accept_rate. What is that field about?
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Reputation changes from accepting answers to questions are not included in reputation results

When querying the /users/{ids}/reputation API route, the results don't include the +2 reputation changes from accepting answers. None of the reputation results from my own reputation history have a ...
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Getting global information (Stack Exchange) about a list of users

I'm working with the API for several weeks (see my app here) and I'm trying to get the username of a particular user from its Stack Exchange ID. It's possible by querying /users/{ids} but it returns ...
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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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Can more vote-related data be added to the user object?

The only data about votes that I can currently get from the user object via the API is the user's up_vote_count and down_vote_count. I am creating a dashboard that displays a range of stats about a ...
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Show User Accept Rates

This simple user script restores the display of a user's question accept rate on questions they ask. Known Issues: New: In Firefox, throws a "no element found" error and fails to display anything. ...
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How do I get a user's bio with the SE API?

Am I just missing something here or is there not a way to retrieve a user's bio with the SE API? I looked at the documentation under the "Users" section, but I didn't find anything. Any suggestions?
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json with list of all user's on stackoverflow

I am trying to get the list of all user's in JSON format (as provided by the API) (using jQuery jsonp) What I found is: pagesize – The number of collection results to display during pagination. ...
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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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Better Call /me maybe?

I am using implicit OAuth 2.0 flow, hence requesting for a token first. Now when I want to know which user has logged in, I have to make request to /me endpoint to get all of the data about the user, ...
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Stack Exchange - Favorite Users

TL,DR: Browser addon that highlights answers and questions by your favorite users! See it in work: And the easy config via user's profile: Just like many other people before us, even we once began ...
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What's the best way to get all available data related to a user's reputation?

I'm looking for the best way to get a full list of every event which has caused a user's reputation to change, It could look like: timestamp,reputation_change,object_uri 2011-01-25 14:58:27Z,10,/ajax/...
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StackMaps - Interactive Maps of Stack Exchange Communities

StackMaps - Interactive Maps of Stack Exchange Communities https://johndbritton.com/stackmaps What Easily view users from your favorite Stack Exchange community on a map. Why I wanted to make it ...
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Please add the `tagged` parameter to /answers, /users, etc

The /questions endpoint supports a tagged parameter which I find quite useful. However, it's the only route that appears to support this parameter. If, say, I want to get questions asked by a given ...
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400 Error when attempting to retrieve authenticated user data

I am attempting to use the /me API to retrieve an authenticated user's details but I am receiving a 400 error. I am able to complete the OAuth2 dance and have been able to capture the access token ...
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Pagination of users ordered by reputation

I know I can retrieve a page of users ordered by reputation using these apis: http://api.stackoverflow.com/1.1/users/?sort=reputation&order=desc&page=1 http://api.stackoverflow.com/1.1/users/...
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/users/{ID}/reputation is returning a 500 error.

The following API request: http://api.stackexchange.com/2.0/users/235/reputation?filter=%21DnBO_&site=askubuntu&page=1 ...is returning an error: { error_id: 500, error_name: "...
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Add last_access_date field to the shallow_user object

Would it be possible to add the last_access_date field to the shallow_user object? I presume this corresponds to the seen field when visiting someone's profile. My reasoning is that it saves the ...
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StackPlonk: plonk users you don't want to help anymore

Screenshot / Code Snippet About If you really don't want to help some user anymore, go to his profile page, and click the Plonk button next to his name. Every question of this user will then have a ...
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Certain users aren't showing up in /users when filter is applied

NB: The filter parameter in v1.x of the API had a different meaning to the filter parameter in v2.0 Consider the following query: http://api.stackoverflow.com/1.1/users?filter=jon%20skeet This ...
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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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StackAuth.com user's id

What ID should I pass to stackauth.com/1.1/users/{id}/associated url to get user's associations? The description of the api call states: id – a set of up to 10 users' association ids, obtained ...
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How do you get the association_id from the CC data dump?

I am working with Stack Exchange /users/ data and trying to get a user's "united" profile, to see what sites they're active in other than the queried site. As an example: http://...
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Expose the contents of the "accounts" tab of the SE network profile as machine-readable data

It would be really nice if there were a way to get all the data that is displayed on the accounts tab of the Stack Exchange network profile for a user (e.g. mine) as machine-readable data with a ...
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Method /users/{id}/top-answer-tags is returning wrong results

I'm trying the following request: (555004 happens to be my user id) http://api.stackoverflow.com/1.1/users/555004/top-answer-tags and I'm a bit confused by the result: { top_tags: [ { ...
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Something's changed about user timelines

Six to Eight's user display has just broken, as the /user/id/timeline route seems to have started returning different data. Previously, timeline_type of entries in the user_timelines array used to be ...
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Suddenly, some entries on /questions route are missing display_name

An odd bug has developed this morning. At the moment, api.stackoverflow.com/1.0/questions is returning a question of the format... ... }, { "tags": [ "jsf-2.0" ], "...
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StackUsers.com - everything you ever wanted to know but were afraid to ask. (about an SE user. almost.)

About http://stackusers.com All Stack Exchange users at your fingertips. The core of this application is a robust data acquisition and maintenance platform based on Soapi.CS that reliably and ...
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Can we have a test user account?

I am writing a program that checks for new comments posted to a user. The problem is this: in order to test the program, I am forced to post comments to existing users - which probably isn't the best ...
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Does an access using the API count towards the user's consecutive days total?

Supposing I knock up a quick Python script that uses Py-StackExchange (or similar) to visit stackoverflow, retrieve a recent question, etc.; and then run a cron job to do this a couple of times a day.....
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Access to /users/recent/ (Recent Activity) through the API

Would it be possible to have access to a user Recent Activity? I know that this is not a public information on the website, but I think that most part is public. I only see one Activity that should ...
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Problem getting a users answers within a date range

This issue is similar to Problem getting a users questions within a date range. Only this time I'm calling a different api and getting unexpected results. I'm calling http://api.stackoverflow.com/0.8/...
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Problem getting a users questions within a date range

I'm having a problem returning a list of users questions within a given timespan. I understand that the documentation ( http://api.stackoverflow.com/0.8/help/method?method=users/{id}/questions ) that ...
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What's the best way to mashup a social network with StackOverflow?

I’m experimenting with an integration project where I mashup a user’s LinkedIn connections and StackOverflow activity. Are there any relevant APIs on StackOverflow that could be used to integrate ...
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What's the default fromdate for the /users/{id}/reputation route?

I'm getting different amounts of positive-rep when I use the fromdate and todate parameters with the /users/{id}/reputation route than when I don't use those parameters and accept the defaults. I ...
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On /users method id parameter does not work

Calling /users method with id parameter returns a list of users and not the user expected. http://api.stackoverflow.com/0.8/users?id=23234 Could be a documentation "bug" on help page: http://api....
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Finding a user given their (exact) display name

For my app, I allow people to "register" themselves on my site by typing in their Stack Overflow (etc) name. Now it does allow you to use your ID if you know it, but I find that typing in usernames is ...
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/users/{id}/badges - multiple identical results

Each badge returned in the list of results from /users/{id}/badges already contains an award_count indicating how many times the badge was awarded for the particular user attached to the badge. In ...
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Plans to expose details from the "accounts" tab of the user page?

One thing that I noticed was missing from the /users/ API was an ability to see what other Stack Exchange sites the user is associated with (what's usually available from the "accounts" tab of the ...
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Why is sort by name reverse alphabetical?

It makes sense that reputation or date should sort descending, but name? I tested both /users and /tags and they sort reverse alphabetical, so Z before A. Is that by design or just a side effect of ...

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