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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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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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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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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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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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What happened to the links to a Stack App mentioned in the documentation about write access?

This is a documentation bug in my opinion. The "via Example App" was never included, nor should it be. A user is fully responsible for his or her content, it doesn't, and shouldn't, matter how that ...
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Clarify read-only vs. write operations for Teams in documentation

API access and capabilities depend on the tier of Stack Overflow for Teams that you are subscribed to. Free - No API access Basic - Read-only API access Business - Read and Write API access The ...
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Typos in API documentation

These were just fixed in the latest build.
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Notice field on questions may be absent?

Yes, officially this is a documentation bug. From the Absent Fields doc: Fields that are not always guaranteed to be set... are indicated in the per-type documentation. Any discrepency(sic) ...
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Few typos in the documentation pages

The fixes for this were just pushed in the latest build. Thanks for reporting it.
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Typos on api.stackexchange.com/docs/js-lib

Fixed, thanks to ᔕᖺᘎᕊ, for bringing it to my attention, rolling out in next API build.
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`fromdate` and `todate` parameter in `/me` call

Yes, if you omit those parameters it will give you the expected result... If a valid token is passed, then it will return the user ("There can be only one.") who obtained/approved that token. For ...
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Why is the `site` parameter required in `/me` call?

RE: Is site the api_site_parameter of the site object? Yes.   Although as stated in the "Per-Site Methods" section of the main doc page, you can also use the full domain name, EG cooking....
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`types=main_site` in `/me/associated` gives `meta_site` accounts also

This is exactly how it should be (except that the doc page might be more explicit). The meta_site parameter refers to Per-site Metas. Meta Stack Exchange is not a per-site meta. Think of it as a ...
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top-answerers / top-askers documentation bug: number of results returned incorrect

Ok, this'll be corrected after the next API build.
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Application Key and AccessToken are not working for Stack Exchange API?

In my particular case, I somehow managed to append % character to the end of the access_token. There should be no % character at the end of the access_token.
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What does "in practice" mean here?

Strictly speaking, that line is incorrect. The method will always return a JSON object (barring certain server failures). But the items array will be empty or missing. On success, the default ...
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What are the top level question & answer localized flag_option titles?

The values for the question and answer flag_option title properties, which I've determined experimentally, are: const flagTypes = { /* Localizations: * English (not localized) * ...
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Where do I look for a new-to-the-network technical-overview introduction to what a script/app/etc. basically is, incl. differences between them?

You can find a lot in the questions tagged faq, and the API has a comprehensive documentation with the option to test your calls online. The best guide here (that I know of) to what a script is (on ...
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Unable to post a comment using the interactive API documentation

When using the API to add/edit posts or comments, you need to ensure the preview parameter is set to false, otherwise it's just a 'test' request which does nothing (but allows you to test if the ...
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Wrong sorting parameter in documentation for question/{ids}/answers

No, I think this is intentional. The word on the left side is the value of the sort parameter: while the word on the right side is a field name of the answer object:
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"Javascript" typo on documentation pages

This was just fixed in the latest build. Thanks for the report.
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Can the API Edit a Question, changing only one field?

Yes, you must provide all three of: tags, title, and body -- even if they haven't changed. Otherwise you will get error messages like: "error_id": 400, "error_message": "tags", "error_name": "...
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