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Should we "Burninate" the [stack-exchange] tag?

Based on a reasonable response for Stack Apps, this has now been done. Merged stack-exchange into support (which many of the questions already had) and deleted support from those posts where it didn'...
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Should we "Burninate" the [stack-exchange] tag?

Yes. I would agree that the tag serves no purpose. With only 24 questions, let us lose it.
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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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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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Even though status-review has been made a moderator-only tag, it remains blue on this post

Yes, an edit will fix that. This is because posts are stored as HTML. At the time the answer was submitted the build wasn't live. Therefor the tag wasn't a mod-only tag yet. It got no special handling....
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Search for answers/comments under questions with certain tags using the Stack Overflow API?

First, you'll want to go upvote the feature request to add tag search for answers, etc. (If/when you have the upvote privilege) In the meantime, for answers by tag you can use the /search/excerpts ...
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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 (...
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Maximum tags for a question on any SE site

At the moment the number of tags allowed on a question is 5. Both client side and server side this limit is now1 enforced at the time of posting. There is no direct limitation to allow 6 or even 7 ...
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How to get the number/count/total of tags/badges/something from the API?

The question was not originally clear if you wanted tags or badges, but the answer is the same... To just get totals, use the total filter. For example, for badges: /badges?site=stackoverflow&...
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What API do I call to measure popularity growth for specific tags over time?

Do you mean something like this plot? : (Generated by SEDE: /query/201360?ShowScore=0&Tag1=excel&Tag2=python&Tag3=NA&Tag4=NA#graph) Use the data explorer (SEDE) for that. To do this ...
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Can I get the user's top percentile, for tags, using the API?

No, the API cannot do this. Refer to the API docs and you'll note that there is no method that can be used to compute a user's tag percentile‡. Also, it's not clear exactly how it's ...
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How to update tags without modifying question body?

You can't just edit the tags via the API, you have to set the body as well. For that, you need the Markdown (the body_markdown field in the filter) instead of the HTML:
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Does the [ruby-on-rails] tag add relevant context on top of [ruby]

As of the time of this writing, there are only 5 questions tagged with ruby-on-rails but not ruby. Those are: Post Needs Framework-specific tag? geek score calculator - SO + Github on Rail No. Built ...
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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,...
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How to get "usage guidance" for a tag from the Stack Exchange API?

You need the /tags/{tags}/wikis method for this. Here is a link to the documentation page, including the necessary parameters for the JavaScript tag. By default, the body of the tag wiki isn't ...
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How to get statistic data for specific tags which belong to a specific team?

You can use the /questions method, which allows filtering by tag: To constrain questions returned to those with a set of tags, use the tagged parameter with a semi-colon delimited list of tags. This ...
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Multiple tags come back unordered

Can I get the items in the order I asked for? No, you can't. And I'm pretty sure that is not a bug. In general, the implementation philosophy of the code and SQL behind the scenes that makes the ...
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Should status-reproduced be made a mod-only tag?

No, not at this moment. We go by them at a case by case basis. The moderators will raise the issue with the CM team when we feel having that status tag is needed. We don't need bug reports for every ...
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Should status-review be made a mod tag?

It seems that status-review is now a red moderator-only tag, although this question did keep my edit even though I'm not a moderator. status-reproduced remains a regular tag.
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How to get all tags' descriptions from the Stack Exchange API directly?

Yes, you're already doing the right thing by batching the requests to minimize the number of API calls (just group them in groups of 30 or so) but you're still limited to 300 requests per day, as per ...
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Is there any way to get questions by tag with excerpt?

The /search/excerpts method supports searching by tag and returns the excerpts you're looking for:
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Stack Exchange API - Get Watched Tags for a User

No, this information is not exposed via the API (and it's not available in SEDE either). At the moment, your best bet is probably to scrape the tag notifications page, though this only works for your ...
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How to Create a Multi-tag URI Request to /questions

From the /questions doc: ...use the tagged parameter with a semi-colon delimited list of tags. This is an and contraint(sic), passing tagged=c;java will return only those questions with both tags......
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/tags search multiple words ("or") inname

There is no need for a special API route, "OR" logic is easy to implement. Merely search for each term separately and then merge the results. For example, if I wanted tags that had either javascript ...
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Get a great many counts of questions, by select tags for a date range?

You can do this on the API with far less than 120K requests. Just use a different approach. Instead of getting a total for every single month, offload that work to your app. Use a /search query to ...
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The API /tag stats are notably different from the site totals

There seem to be 2 or 3 effects, the biggest is that the Tags page also shows Synonyms. There may also be a small cache effect, but there seems to be another discrepancy as well, possibly an error/...
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How to calculate users, who have posted (question/answer) using specific tag?

The API is not a good tool for this (more below). Use the Stack Exchange Data Explorer (SEDE) for this kind of bulk analysis. For example, this SEDE query shows the number of unique users who asked ...
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List recent tag wiki edits

While this isn't possible with the API, it is possible with SEDE, if you allow for up to 7 days of lag. Here is the SEDE Query that lists Tag wiki and excerpts in descending edit date order: select ...
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How do I get the no. of upvotes a person has received for a particular tag?

It's not easy to get this via the API, a SEDE query is the better tool for the job here. If you need to do it via the API: Start with the excerpt search; it has parameters user and tagged which you ...
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