10 votes

Is there an API to upload images to SE's imgur installation?

While this is not available I don't think SE can do much to prevent it. I don't have any easily readable code to give you code example, but the theory is following: The upload request: To upload ...
8 votes

Should we enable Stack Snippets?

Should we ask the dev team politely to enable Stack Snippets here? Yes! It would, primarily, be useful in cases such as your example: support with using the API. I think people looking for help ...
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6 votes
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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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6 votes
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Wouldn't it be nice if we had a Community Bulletin?

Yes, it would. And now you do! Pushed some improvements for your Community Bulletin experience: No more "Stack Apps has no Site.ChildMeta defined" message Posts with the featured tag on ...
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5 votes

Marking inbox items as read in api v2.2

This is not possible in api-2.2, but it might be made available in 2.3. Semi-source: I had an email exchange with someone from the android app team, who then talked to the api team. It's not on 2.2 ...
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4 votes

Please make the site search on the API alphabetical

If this doesn't happen, this simple script will do it for you!: $('.site-picker.ui-autocomplete-input').on('input', function() { setTimeout(function() { var mylist = $('body > ul.ui-...
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4 votes

Getting the top answerers/users for a tag in a custom time range?

This is very costly to do in the API and currently impossible for many combinations of tag and date (because it would require more than the 10,000 allowed API calls per day). I'll write more about ...
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4 votes

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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4 votes

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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3 votes

Documentation or API method for `option_id` information, for the `/flags/options` API calls?

The official documentation is here: Available flags vary from object to object, user to user, and site to site. An application should not assume that particular flags are always available, or that ...
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3 votes
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Getting historical data for careers?

Currently, the Stack Exchange API has nothing to do with Stack Overflow Careers. Anyway, there is no API for accessing Stack Overflow Careers job listings. Best you can do is grab the most recent ...
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3 votes
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Is it possible to have no sorting - to just show results in order of inputted IDs?

This is a classic "procedural" (or "row based" or "sequential") versus "set based" issue. See Understanding “Set based” and “Procedural” approaches in SQL or any one of thousands of similar articles. ...
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3 votes

How to get a list of all StackExchange employees?

Updated thanks to comments by Brock Adams and user43888. There are two methods to achieve this: Method 1: inefficient, but future-proof as it only depends on the SE API. Query the SE API for all ...
3 votes

Can I fetch Stack Overflow users by location in Stack Exchange API

It's not possible (short of fetching all users and filtering yourself). The API simply does not offer that query. For alternatives, see the Data Explorer (SEDE): https://meta.stackexchange.com/q/...
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3 votes

Find out whether a user has association bonus

Yes, you can find out if the user has received the association bonus using the API. It's a bit clunky though. However, as we discovered, "association bonus rights" are rather meaningless at the ...
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3 votes

Wouldn't it be nice if we had a Community Bulletin?

@Catija just informed us the Community Bulletin is now live. Because Stack Apps is ... special (it's a main site but also its own Meta, just like Meta Stack Exchange), we won't see posts featured here,...
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2 votes

Get favorited tags of user

UPDATE: The feature appears to be present in the, so far, undocumented API version 2.3. See captncraig's answer on this page. After all these years, it looks like this might never get implemented. ...
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2 votes

Please add the `tagged` parameter to /answers, /users, etc

Hear! Hear! I want to study what makes a good answer on SO. I started by querying complete web pages (questions with all comments, answers, and their comments) for questions with some minimum score (...
2 votes

Hot questions (network)

Whilst an API method would be so much more helpful, and easy to use, the mobile apps use the URL http://stackexchange.com/hot-questions-for-mobile. You can send a GET request to that URL and parse it ...
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2 votes

Getting display name of the site on which question is located

You already know the site, it has to be built in to every /questions query. But, if you are querying separate sites with concurrent AJAX queries, merely encapsulate the site name in your AJAX ...
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2 votes
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How to search answers like is:answer

I forget when, but sometime in the last couple of years, the /search/excerpts route started allowing is:answer in the q parameter. For example:           /2.2/search/...
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2 votes

How to track the open/closed status over the history of a question?

You can get at this information, but it's messy. Using the /posts/{id}/revisions route you can query for the list of all revision events for a particular question, which includes close/reopen events. ...
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2 votes
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Add the 'people reached' count to the API?

Until the feature request is approved (unlikely, and a similar request has no developer love either), you can get this number in one of 3 ways: You can get slightly stale data with this SEDE query (...
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2 votes
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Should we enable Stack Snippets?

I would put a Snippet in this answer if I knew what to put in one but, thanks to Yaakov, this is now done. :)
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2 votes
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API access to the /10m ("Thank you") web page?

You can get this data easily by scraping or by using the websocket interface that Stack Exchange helpfully leaves available. If you are making an application or webpage, just fetch stackoverflow.com/...
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2 votes
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Why doesn't Stack Apps have community promotion ads?

Community promotion ads wouldn't promote apps. These ads exist to promote sites as a whole. If you wish to put such ads on other sites, then there is nothing to stop you posting proposals on their ...
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2 votes

Can we change the Stack Apps homepage tabs to not show questions tagged "obsolete" and "placeholder"?

Yes, the homepage is not showing Stack Apps in its best light. As a mitigation that we can all do now: Prepend "OBSOLETE - " or "PLACEHOLDER - " to the title, if appropriate. (In ...
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2 votes
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Please provide an API "flair"-data call (`/associated` route is inadequate)

A unified call would be nice, but everything you asked for falls into one of 3 categories: It's already in the users/{ids}/associated call. It's trivially easy to calculate in the app or script. EG: ...
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2 votes
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API to submit a Suggested Edit

This functionality is not available in the official released version of the API (2.2), but since the Stack Exchange apps (now discontinued) do have this functionality, it must exist, right? Indeed, it'...
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