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Duplicate Target Manager

Not sure which posts you should setup with this script? I made a quick SEDE query to help you find common duplicate target posts for your tag of choice. https://data.stackexchange.com/stackoverflow/...
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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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'Saviour' of Lost Souls

If not available already, can we have a version of that user script applying for Meta Stack Overflow please? We face the very same problem there frequently.
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How do I find all questions/answers per a tag using .Net?

To get the questions in a tag you can simply use the /questions endpoint as that does accept a tagged query parameter, from that document page: To constrain questions returned to those with a set ...
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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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How can I introduce my Stack Overflow app to other users?

There's no one way. Here's a recipe you can use: Make a proper app post here on StackApps. See How to list your application/library/wrapper/script here. Look for posts on Meta Stack Overflow (MSO) ...
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How to get new questions continuously?

Probably the most cost-effective way is to poll /questions every minute or two. (Results are cached so, polling more than once a minute probably won't do anything but chew up your quota.) Related: ...
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Why was Not a Real Question deleted?

You have posted the 4th answer that confirmed the app no longer worked. The first answer that came to the same conclusion was posted in 2014. If you have nothing new to add to an Q/A, please refrain ...
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How to include answers when fetching questions?

The various /questions routes do allow you to simultaneously retrieve answers, if you set the right filter. A good starting filter for getting questions with answers is: !gB7hjL3lhJ*Cnfe63rh6pAm74J(...
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Would it be possible to create a script that could be run manually to unprotect questions that meet certain parameters?

Yes, it is possible to create such a script and here it is: // ==UserScript== // @name Unprotect questions // @namespace https://meta.stackexchange.com/users/158100/rene // @version 0....
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LegacyQuestions - Bringing back the old questions design

bug status-completed I do not know if it's just me, but it seems to work amazingly well in a full-size browser window, but not when I make the browser (Chrome) fill only the right half of the screen: ...
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LegacyQuestions - Bringing back the old questions design

bug status-completed It seems some recent changes happened: There are ugly attention-snagging golden tags. Could you make them the normal blue instead? The eye is far enough, even though I don't ...
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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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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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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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How to find questions that were posted or edited recently?

There really is no particularly satisfactory way to do this since all versions of last_activity_date conflate a question's activity with the activity of its answers. You are going to have to fetch ...
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Are the "body", "comments" and "answers" parameters supported in the API version 2.x?

Are they moved to filters? Yes, you need to generate a filter that includes the question.body, question.comments, and question.answers fields. There are shorthand filters (i.e. _bca) that will do ...
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How to set the width of an image in the body of a question?

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. ...
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Using OR with featured questions

Currently the API does not let you get "featured" questions (questions that have bounties) using or logic with the tag parameters. That is, you cannot search for questions that: Have a bounty AND (...
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Filter SE questions by votes, views and rep

feature-request status-completed Support /unanswered tab as well. An example: http://stackoverflow.com/unanswered/tagged/regex
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Is there any way or script to sort questions/posts/answers with custom criteria?

You can filter (not sort) questions (and to some extent answers) by using the /search/advanced route of the API. The q parameter allows most of the Advanced Search Options. For example, this will ...
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Activity Indicator - see if you participated in a Q&A at a glance

status-planned Just a simple recommendation (I do not particularly like the abbreviations): could there be a table on hover, e.g: * Like the Roomba Forecaster userscript. The table can contain long ...
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LegacyQuestions - Bringing back the old questions design

bug status-completed "1 question with new activity" loads in incorrectly. When a question is bumped to the top, you see this: Loading the new question yields:
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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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`last_editor` is missing but `last_edit_date` is present?

last_editor will be missing (empty) from the results when the last editor is a deleted user. This deleted user does not have to be the owner, or original poster, of a given question or answer. For ...
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How can I access all questions asked by an arbitrary user?

It would be simpler and more precise if you made users provide their ID number instead (for example, yours is 1637442 on Stack Overflow). Then you'd merely use the /users/{ids}/questions route to get ...
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Questions with specific tag and specific text inside questions

You can use the /search method with tagged and intitle For example: http://api.stackexchange.com/2.2/search?order=desc&sort=activity&tagged=rest&intitle=api&site=stackoverflow will ...
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How can I introduce my Stack Overflow app to other users?

Make sure that you have coded all the bits that you can do first. This ensures that any request for help is genuine. If the project idea is any good, you should find that, although you can't get what ...
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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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