6 votes
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Does a closed and/or deleted Stack Apps post still provide access to the API?

I've just done a couple of tests with my placeholder app. Even though the question is closed, I was able to generate a new access token (following the regular procedure) for my sockpuppet account, and ...
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4 votes
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How do I add newlines when editing a post body via the API?

The \r\n issue was solved when I changed to a POST request. But, since I was retagging questions (didn't really need to change the body, just resend it), I ended up using the body_markdown, encoded ...
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3 votes

What write in app access for sending data

From the documentation: Apps must have a registered Stack Apps post to write. The next sentence (about links pointing back) is no longer true, but the one after that is right and important too: You ...
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3 votes

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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3 votes
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Syntax for Adding a Question as a Favorite?

You cannot use a standard GET request. You must obtain the access_token and then POST the necessary parameters. The steps are currently: Setup: Register your app. Link it with a post here on Stack ...
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2 votes

"We are no longer accepting questions from this account.". Error with write access, using the API

See What can I do when getting “We are no longer accepting questions/answers from this account”?. You didn't provide which site you ran the /docs/create-question post on. But, looking at your network ...
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2 votes

"access_denied" error in the write answer at stackoverflow

You have to create a post describing your application, and edit it into your application's registration. Basically, the first arrow needs a value; and you can set it when you edit (with the second ...
2 votes
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Can I pass a filter to a write method?

Yes. You can pass a filter, and you should (for all the standard reasons). First: On the doc page, changing the filter or preview, etc. will not change the URL for write methods. Write methods must ...
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2 votes
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App post got deleted

Why is my app post deleted? My guess is that an automated process did this. You can still view the post, just copy the URL from the 'Manage your applications' page. If it has a banner 'deleted by ...
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1 vote

PLACEHOLDER - How to get write_access to comment/answer on Stack Exchange

Is your app listed here? If so, you should edit its entry and paste the URL to this question in the field Stack Apps Post (optional). If you don't have any apps there, you need to create one first and ...
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1 vote

Why is the API giving a different response for preview true/false with POST requests?

Annoyingly, the problem was here: (url-request-method "post"). Changing that to (url-request-method "POST") fixes everything.
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When will the API allow posting of questions and answers?

Just for posterity: Version 2.1 (released 2012-09-04) supported posting comments. Version 2.2 (released 2014-02-10) supports posting questions, answers, and comments. More reading material on write ...

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