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I recently recalled seeing my classmate querying Stack Exchange data using LINQPad (many years ago). When I tried to figure out a way to do this I found an old blog post, Using LINQPad to Query Stack Overflow, but when I tried to follow the steps I could not connect to an OData endpoint which is depreciated based on Jeff's blog post.

Is there still a way to query Stack Exchange data using LINQPad or has that functionality been completely replaced by https://data.stackexchange.com/?

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  • The OData endpoint is likely unavailable because the URL rewriting isn't working, but I'm not sure whether or not that's intentional.
    – Tim Stone
    Commented Jan 31, 2014 at 21:48

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The Windows 2012 R2 server group SEDE was recently moved to did not have the HTTP Activation for WCF services available, causing a 404. It has just been enabled and OData is up and running again.

Apologies for the oversight - this is the only software we run that needs anything WCF, so it doesn't get a lot of attention. We'll take a look at adding it to the template for the server tier SEDE runs on in all data centers.

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  • I love WCF but it's always a PITA to deploy. Commented Feb 2, 2014 at 2:31
  • @ta.speot.is I agree with at least the "always a PITA" part of that ;) Commented Feb 2, 2014 at 12:54
  • Thanks, I was able to query now. Commented Feb 3, 2014 at 13:10

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