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What are the most downvoted questions and answers on Stack Overflow, Server Fault, Meta, and Super User history to date?

Similarly, what are the most upvoted questions and answers on SO, SF, Meta, and SU to date?

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I thought i am having one -6 down vote.. If somethign is there i will happy about it ;) – joe Jul 30 '09 at 14:42
Do you not like ServerFault? – random Jul 30 '09 at 14:50
I forgot , because i am not doing anything over there ;) ..I will add it – joe Jul 30 '09 at 14:52
I have mentioned timings because Today Date of Brith of SO – joe Jul 30 '09 at 14:56
Give some Badges for Annual Performance Awards – joe Jul 30 '09 at 14:57
@Kirsh: Oh, boy! We can have our own award show: the Stackys. Awards include Best SuperUser Question, Best Supporting Comment, Best Answer (Adapted Blog Post), and Best Foreign Language Question (which you're obvious gunning for). – Hilarious Comedy Pesto Jul 30 '09 at 15:02
@Pesto: Don't forget the "Best abuse of the phrase "As a programmer..."" award. – gnostradamus Jul 30 '09 at 15:08
@Kirsh: Is that like a metaphysical question on the nature of the hero of the Zelda games? "What is Link, if not a manifestation of man's desire to impose order and justice upon a universe that is anything but?" – Hilarious Comedy Pesto Jul 30 '09 at 15:09
And the prize will be a Tony! – Thorbjørn Ravn Andersen Sep 28 '10 at 16:38
upvote this for no reason.NOW – XeeMez AsHu Jun 28 '13 at 13:14
No idea why it's closed. Valid request for statistics. – Shadow Wizard Nov 18 '15 at 12:50
True @Pat - but if reopened, the delete vote won't be relevant anymore. :) – Shadow Wizard Nov 18 '15 at 13:54
up vote 73 down vote accepted

This was the highest up voted answer in history ... then this one... and now its this one

For all others, here is the comprehensive list.

This is the most up-voted question, and here's the list for questions.

Disclaimer: These have the most up votes, and may not be the highest scoring. There is a difference.

This was the most down voted answer in history. Notice it has a ton of up votes. Now it's this - with far fewer up-votes (but still more up than down...) For all others, here is the comprehensive list.

This is the most down-voted question, and here's the list for questions.

Disclaimer: These have the most down votes, and may not be the lowest scoring. There is a difference.

As for the scores (June 3, 15):

The lowest-scoring question is Don't close questions where the user has requested that it not be closed (MSE, -157), the lowest-scoring answer is Info: Contacted by spammers (Ispirer Systems) referencing Stack Overflow (MSO, -269).

The highest-scoring question is Why is processing a sorted array faster than an unsorted array? (SO; +11,226), the highest-scoring answer is Why is processing a sorted array faster than an unsorted array? (SO; +16,359) (the answer to the above question).

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Couldn't you use your sandbox powers to find the ones with the highest and lowest scores by comparing the ups against the downs? – TheTXI Jul 30 '09 at 14:52
There's an actual "score" column... – Shog9 Jul 30 '09 at 14:54
Even better – TheTXI Jul 30 '09 at 14:56
Yes, I can easily find 'score', but the question was directed at up votes and down votes, not the highest scoring questions. – Ian Elliott Jul 30 '09 at 14:56
FWIW... lowest-scoring question: lowest-scoring answer: – Shog9 Jul 30 '09 at 14:59
THE SANDBOX RETURNS <3 – Eric Jul 30 '09 at 15:00
(the highest-scoring Q&A are still the cartoon Q&A, so less interesting...) (yeah - folks really hate non-programming-questions) – Shog9 Jul 30 '09 at 15:01
I don't know why still we are keeping that question in SO , Because those questions are not a programming question – joe Jul 30 '09 at 15:25
@Kirsh: because enough people want it to keep re-opening it... – Shog9 Jul 30 '09 at 22:46
@Ian: your link to most downvoted question of all time points to an answer, not a question. (my answer, in fact!) are you saying that the answer is the most downvoted item in history, or is the link just supposed to go to the question? – Kip Aug 5 '09 at 15:17
Actually, now that I look at your queries, it is in fact my answer (not the question). The reason is that, for quite a while, it was being heavily downvoted to keep it at exactly 256 votes. – Kip Aug 5 '09 at 15:20
hmmm this is missing… – waffles Dec 1 '09 at 22:49
I'm getting a lot of 403's on the links. I was curious... – MPelletier Apr 30 '10 at 14:10
Any chance this can be updated? Other questions are pointing here now, but since the best links in this answer are dead, not sure we'll see a current answer added. See: – Nick Craver Jun 21 '10 at 2:00
@Lucky You added the wrong link, didn't you? I changed it. – nicael Dec 5 '14 at 17:20

The lowest voted answer in the past 30 days is This at -17. To go back farther you would have to consult the data dumps that are made publicly available.

Edit: I was also able to find This One currently at -21.

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I am asking about all from past history .. not Like past 30 days – joe Jul 30 '09 at 14:44
I just told you to go back further you need to consult the data dumps. – TheTXI Jul 30 '09 at 14:45
TXI ... You are wrong, it is now -18.... well, -19 after I saw it. – Tyler Carter Jul 30 '09 at 14:45
I'm pretty sure I recall seeing one at close to -30. Are deleted questions included in the data dump? – mmyers Jul 30 '09 at 14:45
mmyers: I would imagine they are, since deleted questions are not actually deleted from the system (10k people can still see them, afterall? Unless they are routinely wiped from the system after a while). – TheTXI Jul 30 '09 at 14:47
Chacha...what part of "currently" are you not understanding? It is entirely feasible that the voting will change once more attention is brought to it. – TheTXI Jul 30 '09 at 14:47
If you add ![currently] in markup then whatever you post will automagically be updated to reflect any changes – Ian Elliott Jul 30 '09 at 15:07
Somebody - not the OP - deleted the one at -21 :( – Thorbjørn Ravn Andersen Sep 25 '10 at 18:19

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