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Terms of the use for the API

What are the terms of use for the API? Are there any restrictions in terms of how I can use it, except for access limitations?
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Unanswered questions API does not work

The /questions/unanswered API returns the full list of questions (same as /questions).
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1answer
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Featured questions API

Can we get an API to get the list of featured questions (/questions/featured)?
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Can the no-key request limit be increased to 1000 for a certain amount of time?

Can the no-API-key request limit be increased to 1000 for a certain amount of time - maybe 1-2 weeks?
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1answer
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API methods that return a single Item by id: unnecessary parameters to remove?

On methods that return a single item by id like the following: /badges/{id} /answers/{id} /questions/{id} /comments/{id} /users/{id} is it correct to have these parameters on Documentation?...
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Exclude help requests and redirects from the API limit

Help API requests probably should not count towards the no-key API limit. The most likely usage scenario of the API without a key is when people are trying to learn it, which means reading the help a ...
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errors/{id} documentation : 500 Internal Server Error

On Documentation page, clicking on errors/{id} returns 500 Internal Server Error EDIT: Fixed!
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1answer
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Getting questions with multiple tags

http://api.stackoverflow.com/0.8/questions/tagged/gwt,google-app-engine returns nothing, but https://stackoverflow.com/questions/tagged/gwt+google-app-engine does have plenty of entries. And http://...
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1answer
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My reputation graph is messed up.

See here: https://stackapps.com/users/18?tab=reputationhistory#tab-top Go to my rep graph and notice that it only shows about 350 points... Where's my other 4100?
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What ideas do you have for the API?

Having created 3 applications and a wrapper for the API, I am beginning to run out of ideas for things to create. So here is where you come in... If you can come up with a good idea for an app (and I ...
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StackTray: The Stack Overflow tray application

Screenshot Icon on left Hover over icon Context menu Reputation Alerts About This application sits in your system tray and periodically checks Stack Overflow for any new badges or ...
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Can the server side of the API be open sourced?

I would like to see the open source Stack Exchange clones (OSQA/Shapado) to implement the same API, and this would help considerably.
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1answer
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Can't get JSON representation for the help

The API Documentation and Help states: If the help URL is requested in a common web browser, a HTML styled version of the JSON help will be returned. Otherwise, the JSON help will be ...
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Help on help results in HTTP 500 Internal Server Error

A request to http://api.stackoverflow.com/0.8/help?help results in an HTTP 500 with Content-Type: application/json and an HTML body.
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Request with Invalid key still return the content and rate limit stepped down into No Key Limit

For example http://api.stackoverflow.com/0.8/stats?key=TEST1234&type=jsontext Request with Invalid key still return the content and rate limit stepped down into No Key Limit X-Ratelimit-...
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1answer
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Possible Bug With positive_rep Field?

I'm looking through my /users/{id}/reputation and I think I see a possible bug regarding how positive_rep is calculated when someone upvotes your question. http://api.stackoverflow.com/0.8/users/...
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Feature Request to Include Gravatar URL for Users API

The result set for the users API does not return the URL for the user's Gravatar. For reference: http://api.stackoverflow.com/0.8/help/method?method=users
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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 ...
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3answers
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Are there any high resolution/scalable (SVG) icons or images available?

It would be nice to give community-developed apps a familiar look and feel. With that in mind, do the SE sites have any high-resolution or scalable icons and images that we can use? I'm not really ...
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OBSOLETE - Mobile Exchange Library for .NET Compact Framework

Obsolete: This library was made for a decommissioned version of the API. Also, the source code is no longer available. About Since the .NET Compact Framework is always lagging behind in terms ...
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Support - Another thing from Meta

We really need to have the support tag as a required tag. Why? Well... What is the syntax for specifying parameters? Is there a way of querying how much of the API limit has been used? Can I apply ...
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What is the syntax for specifying parameters?

How do I specify a parameter in the URL? http://api.stackoverflow.com/0.8/questions works as expected. Then I would like to pass parameter body with a value of true (that is available according to ...
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StackApplet — Bringing Stack Exchange Notifications to Your Desktop [Large scale rewrite in progress]

Rewrite In Progress I am currently in the process of completely rewriting this application from scratch. The code for the old version was an absolute disaster, written nearly four years ago when ...
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Official Status Site/Page/Banner

It would be useful to have an official status displayed somewhere. A banner on all stackapps.com pages, or a specific page that we could view to see the status of the API. Just now I tried to view ...
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Verifying and linking SE users from external sites.

It would be great if you could allow your sites user base to link too their SE userId and this could then be verified. Not sure if there are privacy issues here, but one way would be too include the ...
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Ruby Client Library

I've started a Ruby client library project on GitHub. There's no code there, but I will be hacking on it all weekend and welcome contributions. Sample Code client = StackOverflow::Client.new(version,...
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“Get an API key” on stackapps.com/about page is incorrect

the "Get an API key" link listed on the stackapps about page is incorrect. It points to https://stackapps.com/app/register and a lovely picture of Zardoz instead of the correct https://stackapps.com/...
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Is there a way of querying how much of the API limit has been used?

Twitter has the ability as part of its API to query the current rate limit status. Going to this url will show you how many requests can be made before the limit is reached: {"remaining_hits":150, ...
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How API Keys Work

What are the API request limits? A single IP address can only make a certain number of API requests per day, depending on the presence of a valid API key. Default API daily limits: Key: 10,000 No ...
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Getting error 4002 when calling tags method without a sort parameter

According to the documentation, calling the tags method without a sort parameter should return the recently used tags, since the default sort is by activity. Instead, I get an error 4002 with the ...
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Count of API Daily limits on different family sites

API daily limits: Key: 10,000 No Key: 300 How these caps are calculated daily, hitting different family sites? 300/10,000 requests on Stack Overflow + 300/10,000 requests on ...
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API key limit increase support

One of the things that came up in the discussion on this question was the fact that the 10K limits might not be enough for websites that want to use the SE API. It might be a good idea to add a ...
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1answer
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Keep getting HTTP 406

Not sure if this is a user or an API problem, but I keep getting HTTP 406 Not Acceptable when making API calls (for example http://api.stackoverflow.com/0.8/stats) from either IE 8 or Chrome 6. Here ...
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1answer
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What happens if an app becomes super popular?

Will there be provisions for apps to become "sponsored" by SO wherein the limits are removed? Say somebody writes the de-facto iPhone app and it gets 500,000 users, the 10K cap will be hit pretty ...
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questions/{id} API method: pagesize parameter?

I'm trying to get the lightest data about a given question id because i just need the question's title. With this call: http://api.stackoverflow.com/0.8/questions/1598715?pagesize=1 i get "pagesize":...
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Can I register for an API key for an “alpha” site?

I appreciate that you'll want to limit users of the no-key API, however I fear that on a daily basis I might exceed the 300 limit in testing alone. I certainly don't want to hammer the API, but my ...
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PLACEHOLDER - VS2008 and 2010 Plugin [closed]

I'm working on a vs2008 and 2010 addin for the API. (source: mpdreamz.nl) If you have idea's on what you'd want from such an addin let me know! I will put version 0.1 up online on one of the ...
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What's expected from the answers to an app announcement post

The general model is to have the original post be a question and the rest of the posts to be an answer to that question. However, with the apps announcement posts, it seems that this pattern is ...
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Are the Server Fault and Super User domains officially supported by the API?

Are the Server Fault and Super User domains officially supported by the API? I don't find this information in the FAQ, although I can browse http://api.superuser.com/0.8/stats for example. EDIT: ...
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Official IRC channel for stackapps?

Since this site exists to support people working on Stack Exchange applications, it would be nice if an 'official' IRC channel existed that people could visit to get help, discuss their applications, ...
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Make www a subdomain.

Try going to http://www.stackapps.com Apparently www is not a subdomain of stackapps.com Anyone who tries to get to the site by prepending the www will be confused, as it is standard to point that ...
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SOwhat Stack Overflow browser

Screenshot About SOwhat is a Qt-based application that attempts to mimic the Stack Overflow website. License SOwhat is released under the MIT license. Download Currently, this is what I can ...
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Api-specific tags

It might be useful to have auto-generated tags for each API and add a link to the tag feed to the help page for that API. This would link directly the API documentation with the relevant discussions ...
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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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Stack Mobile - View Stack Exchange Sites on Your Smart Phone or Tablet

Update: Stack Mobile is about to get a breath of fresh air. I've just moved it to a brand new server with a blazing fast SSD. Note: it may take up to a day or two for DNS changes to ...
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The Faq Has a Broken Link

Currently the first link in the FAQ points to http://dev.stackapps.com/?tab=apps. It should link to https://stackapps.com/?tab=apps. Simple fix, but it confused me for a short time.
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What's with the reputation here on Stack Apps?

This site is only a couple of hours old, yet there are 33 users with over 2000 rep and 9 with over 4000. Are these values holdovers from dev.meta.stackoverflow.com, where everyone started out with ...
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Should there be a discovery API?

It would seem to me that a simple API that return an array of the API base URL and perhaps the common name of the sites that support the API would be valuable. Is this sensible? EDIT: This is what I ...
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1answer
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What category does a website fit under?

I developed a mobile front end to StackOverflow... and I was wondering what category it fit under... I mean, is it an app? Something else? I think we need an additional category: services.
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OBSOLETE - so++ - C++ Library

Obsolete: Coded for a decommissioned version of the API. Source code might be adaptable though. (source: DEAD LINK: quickmediasolutions.com) Code Snippet #include <sopp/sopp.h> ... sopp::...

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