11 votes

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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LegacyQuestions - Bringing back the old questions design

bug status-completed Votes/Answers/Views listed vertically. I don't see that any changes to the home page just recently went live, so it may be something under the hood that has broken.
Thomas Markov's user avatar
6 votes

'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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6 votes

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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5 votes
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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 ...
rene's user avatar
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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 ...
rene's user avatar
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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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4 votes
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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....
rene's user avatar
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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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4 votes

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: ...
lucidbrot's user avatar
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3 votes
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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 ...
Brock Adams's user avatar
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3 votes

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....
Brock Adams's user avatar
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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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3 votes

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:
Thomas Markov's user avatar
3 votes

LegacyQuestions - Bringing back the old questions design

status-completed bug Watched tags icons are hidden and leave an empty space in front of the tag name Userscript disabled: Userscript enabled:
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The /questions endpoint only returns around 30,000 items where 400,000 are expected

This looks like a bug in the API. The response wrapper object has a field has_more to indicate if there are more records beyond the page you fetched. For unknown reasons has_more returns false when it ...
rene's user avatar
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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/...
Brock Adams's user avatar
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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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How do I get the number of views in the past day on a question?

As far as I know the attribute view_count is not stored each time a view for an unique IP is processed. Instead view_count is a simple counter without history. If you want to know the number of ...
rene's user avatar
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2 votes

Getting the ID of the question-asker when fetching new answers from the API

No; the answer object doesn't contain any information about the question except the question ID. I'm not sure how you obtain the answer IDs, but you could investigate if it's possible to look for ...
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'Saviour' of Lost Souls

I often find a situation where clicking the lost souls link is applicable at an MSE/MSO question, but someone else already commented with a way worse comment than the stock comment generated by the ...
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2 votes

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) ...
Brock Adams's user avatar
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Is there any way or script to sort questions/posts/answers with custom criteria?

No, the API has a limited number of sort options (just like the website itself). The best you can do with the API is to fetch all results and then perform a client-side sort. Alternatively, use SEDE ...
Glorfindel's user avatar
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2 votes

'Saviour' of Lost Souls

feature-request status-completed Lost soul is easy to flag rather than click 3 times on flag dialog for off topic question. But it's up-vote previous canned comment for blatantly off topic for ...
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2 votes

Can "trends" be queried with the Stack Exchange API?

For trends like this, the Stack Exchange Data Explorer is a better option (if you know SQL; if you don't, check out the awesome tutorial). About the only downside is that it is refreshed once per week,...
Glorfindel's user avatar
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2 votes

View close/reopen votes without 3k rep

feature-request If the user has <3K, the "Close" link does nothing. It would be better if the button was disabled for <3K users or led to a dialog explaining that the user needed 3K ...
no ai please's user avatar
2 votes

Activity Indicator - see if you participated in a Q&A at a glance

feature-request status-deferred Please add a way to search through these posts1. Possible use cases: Checking your recent comments (on either questions or answers) to see whether they are still up to ...
Ekadh Singh - Qwertyuiop ASzdL's user avatar
2 votes

LegacyQuestions - Bringing back the old questions design

bug status-completed A bug that shows questions with thousands of views as # then on a new line kviews. Shouldn't it be #K Views?
12944qwerty's user avatar
2 votes

LegacyQuestions - Bringing back the old questions design

bug This doesn't work for me, because jQuery isn't loaded when the script runs. (GreaseMonkey 4.11, Firefox 97.0b9). I had to add // @require https://code.jquery.com/jquery-1.12.4.min.js to the ...
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