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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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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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API throws improper error when "date" parameters are the same

Yes, that bug is annoying, especially since specifying a todate that's before the fromdate returns a valid result set, EG: { "items": [], "has_more": false, "quota_max": 10000, "...
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After successfully retrieving 180 pages, the API gracelessly, semi-silently, fails

Yes, this is a serious bug. You can replicate it from any browser using the code below. Every time I run it, it fetches 180 pages at an average rate of 5.51 calls per second. On the 181st call I get: ...
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"Informed" badge shown as Next badge, but doesn't exist on this site

The Informed badge is removed from the "Next badge" tracking. Previously it was listed in the Available badges section. Now it is not available under the Available or Bronze section. So the bug has ...
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Why is comment_count=1 (incorrectly) when this particular filter is used?

Confirmed the bug on a post that accrues comments much slower than a typical Stack Overflow question does. Currently, the OP's filter returns "comment_count": 1 on that post. There are no comments. ...
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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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The answer object returns an empty array for tags

This is a bug and seems (based on a series of A/B tests) to be linked with the body_markdown property. That is, if your filter returns the tags array, it works: "items": [ { "tags": [ "batch-...
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Stack Apps homepage truncates user names

Recently the user name truncation issue has been fixed in the Stack Apps site, now it is looking good. Screenshot for reference:
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400 - Bad Request - Invalid URL errors with HTML response

This is fixed. I was able to pin down the issue two web servers. After SRE verified that the URL length settings were fine, I was able to narrow the issue to individual path components over the IIS ...
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API returns implausibly low questions per minute rate for Stack Overflow

I mean, the value's not wrong, just perhaps not useful? The QPM is taken over the entire lifetime of the site, so 10005086 / 3644369.9112 = 2.745354133577943, where 3644369.9112 is ((Date.now() / ...
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Stack Apps homepage truncates user names

If you have TamperMonkey installed, this simple script should fix the problem: // ==UserScript== // @name SAHPA (Stack Apps Home Page Aligner) // @namespace http://tampermonkey.net/ // @...
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“Try It” URL has wrong URI

The link is correct. The purpose of that control is to provide a URL to the doc page with all the parameters prefilled. This is what most users expect and is similar to how that link control works ...
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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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StackApps Captcha doesn't work: "Invalid domain for site key"

Captcha wasn't configured correctly for Stack Apps on our end. The issue has been fixed. Sorry for the inconvenience, and thanks for the report!
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'Informed' badge doesn't exist on site, but is still being promoted

I agree it is weird that you get teased for a badge you're unable to earn. It is worth mentioning that Stack Apps is a bit special as a Question and Answer site within the Stack Exchange family of ...
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'Informed' badge doesn't exist on site, but is still being promoted

The button won't be shown after the next production build. Thanks for the report! The status-review tag will become red at the same time.
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Items response empty after article POST request

The API for Teams behaves differently depending on the tier you're paying for: Free tier - No API access Basic tier - Read-only API access Business tier - Read/Write API access Additionally, only ...
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Field "comment_count" is not always returned by API

This appears to be closely related to the bug: Why is comment_count=1 (incorrectly) when this particular filter is used?. The workaround from there -- altering the filter by: selecting comment....
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Descriptions of tag-based badges are incorrect

This seems to have been silently/magically fixed in the last 7 months (Date of Nicos Karalis' comment). Descriptions seem correct now. I had verified that they weren't correct when I upvoted this ...
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Invisible text in Markdown syntax help

This design issue has been fixed in the How to Format section. Currently the text is visible correctly: ► backtick escapes `like _so_` Screenshot for reference:
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Invalid HTML characters in questions bodies

If the code tags are <pre>s, then \n is fine. Pre means "preformatted;" it makes the browser ignore the usual rules and preserve whitespace, etc. Repeat after me: "There is no such thing as a ...
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'The target origin provided does not match the recipient window's origin' message when trying to use localhost

I faced the same issue when I was using the stack exchange API to post a message to stack overflow website. I figured I had to post my application on a domain name. I hosted my application on free ...
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Why is "body" missing from certain inbox items?

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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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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What does `total` in the /notifications route represent?

This is a bug. I've tagged your question accordingly. total, in the wrapper object, should always be the length of the items array, after concatenating all pages of results. When I run /2.2/...
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How to deal with the "Too Many Requests" error coming as HTML?

It sounds like you've either got a bug which is in fact making more requests than you think it is, or you're on a network where there's some other source of high-frequency requests. You're not ...
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Search function in the API doesn't work as expected

Although it doesn't appear to say so in the doc page, intitle expects an exact phrase, not a list of words. You can currently see this by: /2.2/search?intitle=get column array&site=stackoverflow ...
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Typos in API documentation

These were just fixed in the latest build.
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