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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 calculate users, who have posted (question/answer) using specific tag?

For example, if I want to know the number of users who asked and answered about PHP. Currently, I can just get the list of questions and its total number, but it's not enough, because one user could ...
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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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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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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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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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Can I fetch Stack Overflow users by location in Stack Exchange API

I read the documentation and I know that I can get users' locations but I have not seen anywhere about querying by location. Does that mean that it is not possible? If it is possible, how? As an ...
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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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Please provide an API "flair"-data call (`/associated` route is inadequate)

So today I decided to continue refining my JavaScript skills (different post over on Code Review SE if you'd like to review the results) and utilized the Stack Exchange API (v2.2) to write a "user ...
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Timeline activities appear to be missing (because creation_date has wrong and useless values)

When I'm looking at my Stack Overflow timeline according to the API, It's missing a lot of events. According to the API, the last thing I did was posting this answer, five days ago, and you can see ...
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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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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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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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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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Get everything touched by a user?

I'm trying to figure out the best way to compile all "post threads" (Questions and all related Answers and Comments) where a specific user owns any of the {Question, Answer or [a comment on either the ...
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How do I get information about top users of a Stack Exchange community?

I was going through the stack exchange API and I want to extract information about, say, top 20 users of a particular stack exchange community. How do I use the API for that? I tried on this page ...
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Can I change my profile picture using the API version 2?

I was considering making an app that lets the user design a profile picture and then activate it on the user's Stack Exchange account. Could a feature to change the profile picture be added to the ...
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Get users based on location? [duplicate]

I want to get site users by their location but I don't see any method for that. And it's not possible with a filter either. Is there any way to get users based on location or is it not possible?
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The `top_questions` field shows outdated information?

I am using Stack Exchange API. I posted question from the doc page /questions/add to Stack Overflow. This was my first question. As that question was to check the function /questions/add, means it was ...
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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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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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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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/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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Community Diamond Restorer - Add the diamond back to Community's profile!

Screenshot / Code Snippet Before: After: About This userscript, in response to this question, restores the "Moderator" label for the Community user, both in edit summaries and on the ...
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List /network-activity methods under Network Methods in the documentation

The API methods /users/{id}/network-activity and /me/network-activity, both return a summary of a user's activity across the Stack Exchange network and do not take a site parameter. They are ...
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Provide a way to get display name via access token

Please include a new (network) method with the ability to gather display name and profile image directly via access token. Right now to retrieve this information you have to first authenticate a ...
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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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Using API with sites like JSFiddle and CodePen?

I am currently working on a prototype for the flair provided by Stack Exchange and can't seem to get the API to work with CodePen. It continuously returns the following error on the SE.init call: ...
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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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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 to get all communities a user is associated with?

Is there a way to get all Stack Exchange communities in which a user is active? I mean the list of communities that are displayed on a user's network profile.
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Where do I get the user impact?

I'm trying to get the data of the user's impact. Therefore I used the /2.2/me route and did not found any of this data. Is there any other route that gives this information? I'm also missing the ...
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Paging issue: is /users/{ids}/associated API route returning incomplete information?

When querying to find associated accounts for a list of account ids, some ids in the results appear to be missing many of the associated sites. I have only observed this in multi-page responses. For ...
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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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Remove users' accept rates from the API

The accept rate of users isn't shown on the site since more than 6-8 years. Nevertheless, it's still returned by default on most calls returning user details. It doesn't serve any purpose anymore, and ...
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How to get the user's last seen time in user's profile

In user's profile page, there's a last seen xx mins ago info: How can I get this information in user object or other object field?
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User sort by last_modified_date always return errors

I am using this API to get users info sorting by last_modified date, https://api.stackexchange.com/docs/users#page=1&pagesize=100&order=asc&sort=modified&filter=!9YdnSBVWs&site=...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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