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It's pretty simple, you just append your key to the URL as a parameter. For example, looking for users 1 and 5: http://api.stackexchange.com/2.2/users/1;5?site=stackoverflow&key=YOUR_KEY_HERE So, it looks like your HTTP.call would become: HTTP.call ( "GET", urlString, {params:{site:"stackoverflow", key:"YOUR_KEY_HERE"}}, function (...


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Refer to the Stack Exchange API, Authentication docs. It looks like you are trying to authenticate using either a server you do not control, or a local server that is not on the public internet. Crucial Points: Do not specify a redirect_uri to any server that you do not control. When you use something like redirect_uri=https://www.yahoo.com/, then a third ...


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I don't see any particular reason not to add it, but there are some workarounds you can use in the meantime: Build a cache of all site information with the site URL as the key, and then look up the api_site_parameter value (and associated information) that way. or Use the fact that the domain name can be passed as a valid value for the site parameter, in ...


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No. Currently the users type does not return any private_info and neither does the user_timeline type return any voting information. No other API method allows for detecting a user's vote history except one question at a time. You would have to fetch every single question and test the downvoted and the upvoted properties. If you limited your search ...


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You need to pass in a sufficiently large pagesize value, per the documentation: The pagesize parameter for this method is unbounded, in acknowledgement that for many applications repeatedly fetching from /sites would complicate start-up tasks needlessly. Otherwise you'll only get 30 results, the default value for pagesize. Alternatively, you can page the ...


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This is currently not possible via the API. The best you could do is have the user logged into a browser and then screen-scrape the stackoverflow.com/users/{user_id}/?tab=votes pages... Hardly an acceptable workaround. The Authentication doc, Scope section, does say: private_info - access full history of a user's private actions on the site. But ...


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This is what custom filters are for. For example, if you append &filter=!BGRhem4Z)WIti9lP55R*tgr(Jq_fHC to your query, above, you will get results without upvote_count, downvote_count, or owner information. (The first two aren't included by default anyway.) An easy way to create a filter is to use the filter-edit tool, on the appropriate doc page for ...


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Most routes that take an ID, including the /users route, will accept multiple values separated by semicolons. For example, a query like /users/1%3B22656?site=stackoverflow will give you results for both user 1 and user 22656. You can combine up to 100 ids in this fashion.


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link is the best way to distinguish between items. No two items should have the same link, and inbox items aren't updated after they are created; they're snapshots of activity more than references to it.


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By "bio" you mean the about me field, right? ... Any path that returns a user object will return the about_me property, but this is not returned by default. You have to use a filter that has about_me enabled. For example, here is a query to get your "About me" on stackapps: users-by-ids#ids=8109&filter=!.2mo6GlnpFPFeBKnaz&site=stackapps An easy ...


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This was fixed in the latest deploy.


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The API allows you to set a pagesize of 0 to 100 (with the exception of the /sites route, which allows larger values), and defaults to a maximum of 30 items in the response. To get all of the items applicable to the API query, you need to check the has_more field to determine if you need to request subsequent pages via the page parameter. This is covered in ...


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No, Area51 isn't in the API; it's different enough from the Q&A sites that it'd have to have a rather different one anyway. There are currently no plans to make an Area51 API either.


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You can get data close-enough to "real time" for most practical purposes. See the StackHose app, for example. Read the page about the API's Throttles and Quotas. From that page we can deduce: The maximum, burst, request rate is 30 requests per second, and this risks getting your app shut down. Your app will never be allowed more than 10,000 requests per ...


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status-completedI asked this as a question, but apparently the convention is to report bugs/feature requests in the announcement thread. It appears, that the MathJax extension mhchem is currently not enabled in the StackPrinter app. This is rather inconvenient for most of the chemistry.se questions and answers. It would therefore be nice if this feature ...


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There is an /events route that: "Returns a stream of events that have occurred on the site." Greg Hewgill has created a firehose JSON streaming event service which closely mimics the Twitter Streaming API. He has also created a page to demo the service here: StackHose: live real-time event stream in your browser


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This will be fixed in the next build.


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Tricky. This was a consequence of the API misinterpreting a normalized field used elsewhere in the system to indicate whether or not a post has upvoted answers. Everywhere else, "is answered" is true if either of the following are met: The question has an accepted answer The question has an answer with a score > 0 The API wasn't doing the "or" check. ...


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Since the .getTime() value is already in UTC, you can just divide by 1000, and round. That is: var apiDate = Math.round (new Date().getTime() / 1000); works just fine. apiDate is in "unix epoch time" and the API takes these values even if the API parameter is called a "Date". But, if you want to truncate to the date only, just use: var dateTime = new ...


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The API does not provide any method to determine a user's email address and it is unlikely to do so in the future. This would be a risk to both the user's privacy and his/her trust in Stack Exchange. And, a pressing need for this information has yet to be demonstrated, regarding the API. Note that Stack Exchange refuses to even provide the user's email hash ...


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The documentation was updated sometime in the last 2 years and the API docs (version 2.2) now state that the property may be absent:


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Stack.PY George Edison has announced Stack.PY, with support for 2.1.


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OK, a bug report: This happens every time a few seconds after I start Bartlett. Please fix this soon.


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This has been fixed with the latest deploy. There was a bug introduced in our move to elastic search where min/max was applied after paging results, instead of before. This meant that in any question that would typically have a lot of out-of-range results, the first page would tend to be culled down to nothing.


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When the site has been shut down. This is incredibly rare, but has happened a few times.


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The payload seems to be limited to 3000 characters by the Stack Exchange engine itself: However, the actual field returned by the API may be longer, as the user's 3000, markdown characters are expanded into HTML. As stated in "Can we have maximum length of string in API help pages?", the API itself enforces no length limits on the data and... we're not ...


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Update: Per Kevin Montrose's answer and its comments: The bug has now been fixed and the is_answered property will return true if either of these is true: The question has an accepted answer The question has an answer with a score > 0 To detect just whether a question has an accepted answer, merely check that the accepted_answer_id property is present and ...


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Your apps registered domain must match that the url passed as channelUrl. You'll need to update your app's domain from actionbox.io to cybertron-nodejs-11139.apse1.actionbox.io (or whatever other full, stable domain your app ends up at).


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The console JS was doing fuzzy matching on ?site; but that's not really correct, as you demonstrated. With the latest deploy it does an exact match if possible.


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Stack Exchange supports the width attribute; see "What HTML tags are allowed on Stack Exchange sites?". The answer to that question emphatically states: You must enter the tags exactly as shown. Any deviation from this list—adding extra spaces, using single quote or no quotes, etc.—means the tag will be stripped. and: The attribute order is important! ...


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