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As a mod, one of the things that I do is clean up comment discussions and diatribes on old posts. It makes the site more friendly, and to be honest gives me a warm fuzzy.

Is there a way as a moderator to identify posts with more than N comments?

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I'm assuming you want up-to-date, live on the site searches, otherwise I'd suggest the data explorer. – ChrisF Jan 12 '12 at 13:59
    
Isn't an automated flag issued if a question attracts too many comments? – Time Traveling Bobby Jan 12 '12 at 13:59
    
@ChrisF That would be best. Data explorer is ok, but it's hard to tell what's already been cleaned up. – C. Ross Jan 12 '12 at 14:00
    
@Bobby That's only for really outlandish numbers of comments, more than ten I think. – C. Ross Jan 12 '12 at 14:02
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On Stack Overflow the automated flag kicks in when a post gets more than 20 comments in 3 days. I don't know if it's the same on other sites. – Bill the Lizard Jan 12 '12 at 14:08
    
I wonder if you could do this with an API call? I'm not extremely familiar with the API, so I'm not sure. – jadarnel27 Jan 12 '12 at 14:45

Under the "Review" menu under "Tools" under "Stats" is a section where you can see the most commented posts on your site from the last 30 days. This isn't perfect, but its a good place to start.

Here is a link to it on RPG.SE.

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There was a hair on my screen that made it look like this post had -2 votes instead of 2. I was getting confused when I sneezed, and voila... fixed! +1 makes 3! – Andrew Barber Jan 12 '12 at 17:58
    
Heh, I just learned somethign new – DForck42 Jan 13 '12 at 20:32

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