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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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Can I change my user profile using the API?

It seems the API just allow me to retrive public information, but... is it possible to change, for instance, my "about_me" information using the API?
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Why does /users/{id}/answers, which returns an array of answers, have an optional 'answers' flag?

I would assume that if you are requesting the route '/users/{id}/answers' that you wish to receive some answers.
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min/max parameters are incorrectly documented as date - confusion and crippled libraries ensue

I have noticed this on all sorted routes. The min/max say that they are context sensitive to the sort type yet are documented as date. How is a date min/max valid when sorting by, for instance votes?...
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OBSOLETE - Build an app with Soapi.JS and gain praise and adulation. And some rep

Bounty Contest: Build anything using the Soapi.JS JavaScript wrapper and either post the code or a link to a live demo. When the question gets old enough (7 days I think) I will click 'start a ...
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Is there a way to determine total number of upvotes and downvotes (etc) for a user (regardless of reputation cap)?

For example, if you use the /users/<id>/reputation call, you get a list of reputation changes for the user, but it takes the daily reputation cap into account. What I would like is an API call ...
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SkeetStalker - Get to unanswered questions before Jon Skeet?

Offline! This app is no longer supported. But perhaps the source code at GitHub may be useful. Screenshots Main Page Supports all Stack Exchange sites via StackAuth Search for users on any site ...
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The tagged parameter does not work with multiple tags

Take these two API calls: http://api.stackoverflow.com/0.8/questions?tagged=php;rant http://api.stackoverflow.com/0.8/questions/tagged/php;rant A couple of problems: Shouldn't they return the same ...
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Stack Safari Utilities (Safari 5 Extension)

Screenshots Buttons. Buttons with badges. About The current web interface is the ideal way to use Stack Exchange apps. I intend to improve this experience for Safari users with a "Safari Extension"...
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/search intitle arg is case sensitive

This seriously cripples any search capabilities. Consider: http://api.stackapps.com/0.8/search?intitle=soapi&order=desc&sort=activity vs http://api.stackapps.com/0.8/search?intitle=Soapi&...
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The /search route is ignoring the answers parameter.

The answers parameter was recently added to most of the requests that return a list of questions. See: Don’t include answers in question lists by default It looks like the /search request got left ...
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StackBook - let your Online Community friends know what you're doing on Stack Overflow.

About StackBook helps mashup service for you let your Online Community (right now only Facebook) friends know what you're doing on Stack Overflow. License MSPL Access http://stackbook.mourfield....
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Why does Stats Return a Statistics Array

Why does the stats API Call return an Array instead of just an object? Example Response: { "statistics": [ { "total_questions": 723903, "total_unanswered": 114097, "...
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Merging/migration should be reflected by the API

Now that we have a new merging/migration system that keeps records of all merges, I think that this information should be visible through the API: Questions that are merged into other questions ...
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Answers suddenly not getting returned.

Try: http://api.stackapps.com/0.8/questions/212 None of the answers are present.
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Can we have some sort of notification system?

It seems like the only way to get notified of certain events is to poll the site continuously. And as per the current policy, it seems like there should be at least a 2 minute delay between requests. ...
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OBSOLETE - SOAPI-DIFF: Your app broke? Check SOAPI-DIFF to find out what changed in the API

OBSOLETE - the website soapi.info is down. SOAPI-DIFF Soothe your beta api blues with a DIFF view of the entire API compared to the last changed version. Instantly identify added/removed/changed ...
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SOAPI-REST: Complete Stack Overflow API specification in machine readable format

SOAPI-REST Services At four hour intervals, SOAPI-WATCH parses the complete Stack Overflow API documentation and generates a complete object graph representing the API including all routes, ...
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API Suggestion: suppress http error code when jsonp is specified

Conclusion: fast response by Kevin enables the JSONP functionality of the API to assume it's rightful description of awesome. http://soapi.info/Code/JS/Stable/ErrorTest.htm The JSONP functionality ...
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Shouldn't there be a separate call for featured questions?

I find it rather peculiar that you can sort questions by featured. My arguments: What does order mean in this case? It could mean the bounty amount (e.g. using desc would return the questions with ...
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Answers parameter not functional

For example the following: http://api.stackoverflow.com/0.8/questions?answers=true doesn't return answers.
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OBSOLETE - Six to Eight: An iPhone client

Six to Eight no longer functions, and has been discontinued. This is due to the shutdown of the v1 SE API. Given that SE has now developed their own iOS client, I don't see myself updating Six to ...
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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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Don't include answers in question lists by default

Right now, question list API queries (such as /questions, /questions/unanswered, /user/{id}/questions and so on) also return at most 30 answers (apparently) for each question. While this might be ...
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Order parameter not functional

Consider these two API calls: http://api.stackoverflow.com/0.8/questions?pagesize=1&sort=votes&order=desc http://api.stackoverflow.com/0.8/questions?pagesize=1&sort=votes&order=asc ...
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OBSOLETE - Stack2Blog - Turning your answers into blogs (For “sale”)

Stack2Blog for Sale Hi everyone! Since we're working on a few other projects, we haven't worked on Stack2Blog in a while. We still think it can be useful, especially with the rise of platforms like ...
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Will URLs always follow this pattern?

Many of the API endpoints return urls, such as /questions/{id} (which returns urls for question_timeline_url, question_comments_url, etc). However, the URL returned is a relative URL, like /questions/...
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OBSOLETE - SOAPI-EXPLORE: Self-updating single page JavaSript API test harness

SOAPI-EXPLORE this post was one of the two that were listed regarding SOAPI. For a full overview of the SOAPI eco-system see What is SOAPI and why should I care? For a more robust API discovery ...
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Include range [1, 100] on pagesize

I see that "range" is being used to indicate valid range on most numeric parameters, e.g. 32-bit integer, range [0, 2,147,483,647] 32-bit integer, range [1, 2,147,483,647] The smaller valid range ...
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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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Are we going to get a Protected Date field in Question responses?

Now that questions can be marked protected, will this info be available via the API?
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Possible problem calling users/?filter method searching username with tilde

I'm testing curious usernames and I am searching their user_id by: http://api.stackoverflow.com/0.8/users/?filter=username_filter I'm trying to get information about this particular user: http://...
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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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API Help Suggestion: /search - can we make tagged,nottagged description consistent with other list params

on most other params that accept a semi-colon delimited list we see list of tags questions must have, semicolon delimited A single primary key identifier or a vectorized, semicolon-delimited list of ...
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OBSOLETE - New Q! - Google Chrome Extension notifies you of new questions of interest and inbox messages

Obsolete. Code last updated 7 years ago. Chrome store links are long dead. Source code still available though. Screenshots A new question notification in Chrome 6 in Windows XP A new answer and ...
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OBSOLETE - Droidstack for Android - now with chat support!

Obsolete - coded for decommissioned version of the API. This app unmaintained since Feb 2011. Source code still available; all other links dead or empty. Current status I'm not actively maintaining ...
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What does min and max mean when sort is “activity” or “hot”?

Does they mean anything actually? There was an "issue" when you needed to add min=0 to queries to actually get the answers instead of nothing. Just checked that this is not the case anymore, but was ...
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How to filter getAnswersForUser by tag?

I'm using Stackexchange java client lib I wanted to get a little more statistics but the following snippet returns only 30 answers. Do I need to to register for an API key, or just use ...
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added_date in users/{id}/favorites method result

Is it possibile to include an "added_date" parameter on users/{id}/favorites method result? It would be helpful when method is called with "added" sort parameter.
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Conscientious use of the API

What constitutes abuse? Making an undue number of requests in a short span of time, or regularly exceeding a request quota during "normal" use. Guidelines for polling We realize that a great many ...
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/users/{id}/badges id parameter clarification

On /users/{id}/badges, the description of the id parameter a semicolon delimited list of user ids diverges from the inferred standard for multi-valued parameters: A single primary key ...
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Abstract paged results to enable cleaner libraries

It would make great sense for paged results array property to have a common name, items perhaps. For those writing in languages that support 'generic' constructs, this would simplify the code ...
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rubyoverflow 0.5

About rubyoverflow is an ruby wrapper for the Stack Exchange API. Status Middle of being rewritten. Handles /users/{id}/* routes along with /sites and /users. Documentation forthcoming Known ...
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VoteCounts: bookmarklet to display up/down votes even for rep less than 1000

Screenshot / Code Snippet About This small bookmarklet will allow anyone to use the "vulnerability" of the API that it allows you to check the up/down vote count - a feat you could normally achieve ...
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API having more rights than a 0 rep user.

The fact that the API has total_upvotes and total_downvotes makes the fact that you need 1000 rep on the sites a bit weird. Are there more things that the API knows by default, which you can only ...
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Abuse potential in API write-access?

I understand some of the use-cases for write-access in v2 of the API -- primarily to enable full access to StackExchange sites without a web browser. And I'm sure it will be a hit for people who want ...
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Are these fields redundant?

Why do we have total_upvotes + total_downvotes as well as score? Doesn't score = total_upvotes - total_downvotes Is this always true? If so, isn't it redundant?
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Is it safe to assume the API will be at api.<DOMAIN>?

I'm writing an application that will eventually allow you to use it for any StackExchange site. Thus, I'm allowing users to input the domains of the sites they want to use (e.g. stackoverflow.com). I'...
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OBSOLETE - SOREP: Trilogy Site Ranking - For those who need to know

Note, all of the app links, below, are dead. And the domain is parked. SOREP is a service that does a nightly index of all users ordered by reputation and makes that information available via REST. ...
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Column 80 - Plain Text optimised Stack Exchange

Screenshot / Code Snippet About Browsing the existing Stack Exchange family of websites was OK in a text-based browser, but when you're stuck in a Linux shell with no way out and no other computers ...

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