Is possible to search for questions and sort them by the votes of the most voted answer (not the question)?

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Yeeeeeeeep: data.stackexchange.com/stackoverflow/query/60367/… –  Matt Feb 1 '12 at 14:06
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Thanks Matt, I will try to modify it for matching a tag or string too. I think this should be available in StackOverflow directly, there are really good answer that are even better than many tutorials. So maybe you don't have a question, or you are not searching for a problem, you just want to learn! and read a good tutorial. Searching the most voted answers for some topic will give us a list of really good "tutorials" or "must read" things. –  Enrique Feb 1 '12 at 14:36
    
\@Enrique: To be honest, you should find, for the majority of cases at least, that high votes answers will be inside high voted questions. –  Matt Feb 1 '12 at 14:37
    
Yes, there's a relation, but not as straight, take this example: stackoverflow.com/questions/1260134/… Question: 51, Answer: 152 (that answer was the motivation for requesting this feature) Take this: stackoverflow.com/questions/409286/datetime-vs-timestamp Question: 232, Answer: 141. –  Enrique Feb 1 '12 at 14:56
    
@Matt There are a few exceptions though. I just wrote this query: Low score questions with a high score answer. These are pretty good! –  jadarnel27 Feb 1 '12 at 15:02
    
@enrique any luck with that? –  mplungjan Nov 24 '12 at 8:58
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up vote 6 down vote accepted

If I understand your question correctly, one way to do it would be to add is:answer to the front of your search, then click on the "votes" tab to order by votes.

For example, to search for the highest voted answers concerning "garbage", you could do this:

is:answer garbage

Then click the "votes" tab on the search results page.

(FYI: according to the above search, Eric Lippert has the highest voted garbage answer on SO =P)

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yes !! thanks @jadarnel27, that was exactly what I was looking for :D –  Enrique Feb 1 '12 at 15:01
    
@Enrique Glad I could help! –  jadarnel27 Feb 1 '12 at 15:07
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That answer probably shows up as highest-voted for a lot of keywords ;) –  Joel Coehoorn Feb 1 '12 at 18:13
    
@JoelCoehoorn Haha, good point. I just thought "garbage" was the funniest (although "explosion" and "football" were a close second and third). –  jadarnel27 Feb 1 '12 at 19:21
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