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Is there a sandbox to play with Stack Overflow API? [duplicate]

Just trying to figure it out without spamming the website. There really should be something to allow people to learn the API.
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Formatting Sandbox

Notes: Answers will occasionally be moved to the Sandbox archive when there are too many of them. When using them to report bugs, keep an eye on the post. This site, Meta Stack Exchange, is usually ...
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Why is the sandbox protected?

I noticed that Undo was playing around with the formatting sandbox last night and protected it. Why? Isn't the sandbox supposed to be where any user (new or old) can play around with Stack Exchange'...
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Complete exasperation with sending POST requests to StackOverflow

I am trying to send a POST request to Meta using my account... but it's just not working very well. Using netcat, I was able to post one comment, but I have had no luck getting it to work with a PHP ...
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2answers
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Why did Community auto-protect this question when an answer from a high-rep user was deleted?

This question was automatically protected at the same time as this answer being deleted. However, I believe it was incorrectly protected. Per the protection FAQ, questions are automatically protected ...
5
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1answer
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How do I access an SE site's sandbox?

I have a question I am uncertain about, but I can't find Writing SE's sandbox. I might be blind, but it seems to be in no logical place, because it should be easily accessible due to it being a great ...
5
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1answer
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Can I send myself an inbox notification?

For developing apps and userscripts that deal with inbox notifications, it's often useful to get a notification for testing. Is there any action I can take that will give myself an inbox notification?...
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1answer
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Can we get a special (unprotected) sandbox for the stack exchange API?

Can we have a special Stack Exchange site for testing out the API? I know about the formatting sandbox and the API sandbox already, but they're protected so I can't answer the question as a new user (...
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1answer
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Automatically show new comments and answers

When I leave question pages open in the background, I often see "add/show 1 new comment" or "1 new answer to this question" when I go back to it after a while. If SO can update the page to show these ...
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1answer
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Is there a sandbox for the API where I can post questions? [duplicate]

Is there a sandbox site for the Stack Exchange API? I have found a couple of questions which were made for testing answers (EG The API Sandbox), but no way to test posting or editing questions.
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Would it be a good idea to have a test site for the API? [duplicate]

I'm working on a little chatbot (no spam!) that I would like to be able to read questions and answers and possibly comment if there is an easily detectable duplicate. To avoid accidental spamming ...