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Stack Exchange thinks that Shog is a elected moderator

Funny story... When I first joined the team here at Stack Exchange, Jeff just went around on the trilogy sites and made me a moderator... And he used the "elected" route instead of the "...
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What exactly is a valid OAuth domain name for registering your app?

The OAuth Domain is either: A valid domain that you own and control, and that is hosted somewhere the client can reach. Say, for example that you owned unicorns.mil. See this answer and this answer ...
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Can the redirect_uri contain port number?

You got that error because you set the OAuth Domain like example.com:8080, not the redirect_uri. That's not how you configure non-standard ports; see below. The redirect uri, with port, feature now ...
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How do I get my total reputation score using the API?

Just use the plain /users/{ids} route. (For network-wide score, see the bottom section, below.) if you run it on your userid, it currently returns: { "items": [ { ... "reputation": 354, ...
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How can I quickly get an access token for personal use?

It's possible to authenticate yourself via the command line; there's no need to set up a website or so. Open the application page via https://stackapps.com/apps/oauth and make sure the option 'Enable ...
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How to create API filters?

You can create and edit filters from the documentation page of the API endpoint. So you start at the Index of all endpoints. There you'll find /users/{id}/answers. On the right at the top of the ...
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Why is /questions API returning deleted questions?

Confirmed; see bottom section, below. However, please refer to Provide a way to retrieve questions and answers that have been deleted -- which is "status-planned". This is a feature, not a bug. And ...
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How to get total visited days and consecutives of an user?

You cannot get the days visited, nor consecutive, information for a user because that is private information(Poster is SE representative). Stack Exchange is supposed to be about the content, not the ...
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Is the Stack API daily quota of 10,000 a hard limit, or can it be increased?

See How API Keys Work. It's six years old, but a leading API developer said: ... If you can demonstrate a need for a higher request quota, contact us. However, the Key limit should be ...
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Stack Overflow for Teams support

Unfortunately, the Free Tier Stack Overflow Team does not have access to APIs. You will not be able to create a PAT if you only have a Free Tier Team assigned to your account.
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How to increase app request quota from 300 to 10,000?

You are using the "Javascript SDK" and that's not how it works. The doc page calls the SDK "small and minimalistic".   The source code states: This file is provided to API clients to ...
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Bug with `badges/name` endpoint

I don't know for sure what the original problem was, but the most recent issue was a result of implementing a new badge without rebuilding the API. Once the API was pushed to production, the bug was ...
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Is the StackExchange API free of charge?

It is completely and unconditionally free. (Although there are usage limits, which are described here.) It is not even necessary to create an account in order to use it. (Although an account is ...
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How can I extract user information on Stack Overflow using Python and the Stack Overflow API?

The API presents individual features behind individual URLs. The information on the profile page is combined from several sources; to get the details you requested, you will have to submit multiple ...
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Why is my API quota not resetting after UTC reset?

Update: Evidence now suggests that the API quota rolls over at a unique time for each app. 24 hours after that app-key, plus IP, combination made its first API call. See this chat message. The ...
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Refresh expired acess token basics

Dealing with token expiration is pretty simple. When a token is/goes bad then, when you make an API call that uses the token, you will get a JSON response like this: { "error_id": 403, "...
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Documentation or API method for `option_id` information, for the `/flags/options` API calls?

The original intent of these options is clearly not to enable automated flagging, but rather to allow an application to generate a UI that presents the applicable options to a user who would be ...
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Is there an easy way to get user reputation via API?

The question is not clear. If you just want a user's reputation merely do a GET of the API /users/{ids} route. Like so:   api.stackexchange.com/2.2/users/3528590?site=stackoverflow&filter=!...
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Please "release" and/or document API version 2.3

Note that version 2.3 has been around since at least Aug 28, 2015 (Date of that answer). I could have sworn that one of the SE guys said they weren't going to document it, but can't find a reference ...
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503 errors on batch get questions endpoint

So, you are making up to 150 requests in a 30 second period (10 "parallel requests", with a 2 second pause in between). And failing at 80 to 100+ seconds of operation and 400 to 500 total ...
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Creating personal applications using Stack Overflow/Stack Exchange API

If you need something for personal use, it doesn't really matter. You can even use example.com, as long as the site doesn't redirect and change the URL. You'll need a browser and a tool like curl. ...
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What is the latest version of the Stack Exchange API?

The documentation always refers to the latest official version.  At the time of posting, that is version 2.3. See also: Please "release" and/or document API version 2.3 API 2.3 Release
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Why do you need to specify a site when getting the inbox?

You should use /inbox instead, which is a network route instead of a site-specific one. As mentioned in the documentation, the site-specific route is mostly just provided for convenience of consumers ...
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How to get question body (markdown) in the API response using filters?

The body_markdown field in the question (or answer) categories will give you the markdown. So, !9YdnSJ*_T would be the filter to get a question with the markdown. Demo: This question: API URL: ...
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Is there a way to specify how long I want an access token to be valid for?

Yes, I always get 86399 too. And, no, you can't specify an interval other than no_expiry. But you can call /access-tokens/{accessTokens}/invalidateDoc at whatever interval you wish. So, for less ...
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What is the right way to create a Stack Exchange API filter?

I have struggled with Stack Exchange API filters too, when I tried to incorporate up_vote_count, down_vote_count and view_count attributes in my user response object. I visited this page of the ...
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Will the Stack Exchange API work with an org-specific Stack Overflow site?

Are you using Stack Overflow Enterprise? If so, API support was promised for right about nowThere's a chance that ETA might slip. ;). Otherwise, how exactly is this company-specific site configured?...
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My filter is not returning any results. How to create a minimal filter?

The key mistake here is neglecting the Wrapper Object, and this is a big flaw with the filter documentation. The wrapper is the box that everything you get from the API comes in. You always get the ...
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Can we find the time of a vote using the API?

Obviously, vote time data is sensitive and censored to protect voter anonymity. So, scanning the list of available objects in the API, we see that: A user's downvote times can be obtained via the /...
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