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Recently I looked through the top hundred or so top-voted questions out of curiosity, but after that I realized I was perhaps more interested in the top-rated answers. Is there any way to see the highest-rated answers of all time (site-wide, rather than for a single question)?

If this isn't the case, I'll add the feature-request tag.

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Search query is:answer score:100 returns all answers scored 100 or higher. (Interestingly, there are exactly 99 of them now. What will be the 100th 100-vote answer?)

Results: answers scored 100 or higher, sorted by votes.

You can change 100 to any other number, of course. You can add [tag name] to filter by tag, wiki:no to exclude community-wiki answers, and so on... experiment with "Advanced Search Tips" in the sidebar of search results.

Also, one can do without the score: parameter: just search for is:answer [tag name] and sort the results by votes.

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  • $\begingroup$ this answer by Arturo :-) $\endgroup$ – robjohn Dec 15 '13 at 0:34
  • $\begingroup$ @robjohn I see what you did there. As an aside: Arturo is one of Top 50 users in 2013... $\endgroup$ – Post No Bulls Dec 15 '13 at 0:41
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    $\begingroup$ This is amazing since his last post was on July 26, 2012. His last comments were later that day. $\endgroup$ – robjohn Dec 15 '13 at 1:06
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    $\begingroup$ Quite amazing that being completely inactive, he still have accumulated such a critical mass of answers that he managed to get over 17,000 points during the passing year. $\endgroup$ – Asaf Karagila Dec 15 '13 at 14:22
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This data.stackexplorer query shows the top 100 questions, and this one gives you the results filtered by tag name.

The results of the first query are a little depressing though.

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  • $\begingroup$ Thanks. Is there a way to have this filter by tag, as well? I'm afraid I'm not versed in using stackexplorer. $\endgroup$ – user98602 Dec 15 '13 at 0:14
  • $\begingroup$ (Wish I could upvote again based on your edit... and that's why I'm inclined to filter the results.) $\endgroup$ – user98602 Dec 15 '13 at 0:14
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    $\begingroup$ There's one filtered by tag name. $\endgroup$ – mrf Dec 15 '13 at 0:41
  • $\begingroup$ @mrf I think both the general query and the by tag-name query will be useful to other users. Can you edit your answer to include both links? $\endgroup$ – 6005 Dec 15 '13 at 19:45
  • $\begingroup$ @Goos There you are. $\endgroup$ – mrf Dec 15 '13 at 22:27
  • $\begingroup$ @mrf great, thanks! $\endgroup$ – 6005 Dec 15 '13 at 22:43

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