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How can I find questions from users of a minimum reputation and accept rate?

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If you're so unhappy with the review system, just don't use it. I don't think there is such a "query" and don't think this is needed in the first place. –  Shadow Wizard Dec 4 '12 at 15:23
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@ShaWizDowArd If I read the OP's question correctly he is referring to finding questions to answer, and is just mentioning that using the review system has caused him to become more cynical. –  Jack Dec 4 '12 at 15:43
    
I unhappy with the stream of questions. I will keep the option of not using stack overflow open though, thanks. –  MatthewMartin Dec 4 '12 at 15:58
    
Why did you tag this data-explorer and data-dump now? So you're no longer looking for real-time data? Please don't make this question a moving target. –  Bart Dec 4 '12 at 16:12
    
I can delete and re-ask tomorrow. I never specified how old a question should be. It looks like 7 people decided I was soliciting a discussion of the relative merits of helping those who don't "get" SE sites. I've already made up my mind and I'm trying to solve a technical problem of identifying the question I want to engage. –  MatthewMartin Dec 4 '12 at 16:19
    
Well, you can't delete. There is an answer with upvotes. And to the best of my knowledge there is no way to find such questions using regular search. And if you would attempt to do it via the data explorer (I have no clue if it's possible) then it will be at least somewhat outdated. –  Bart Dec 4 '12 at 16:22
    
I also really don't want to see question from users with less than 2k points. these questions are 99% of the time stupid and show deep lack of basic knowledge and laziness to learn, probably eager for others to do their work for them. It creates "filth" in the system with hundreds of worthless repetitive questions.. this filter is very needed. –  vsync Mar 30 at 19:15
    
@vsync without such a feature, I rely on tags-- new users rarely tag, or tag well, so if you follow tags, you tend to read more interesting questions. –  MatthewMartin Mar 30 at 21:22
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I only follow tags, and still. I'm a front-end developer and everyone nowdays tag "javscript" or "jquery" on anything. it has become useless a form of filtering. I need more power. –  vsync Mar 30 at 21:28

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I don't think there is way to filter questions based on reputation or accept rate. So you're out of luck there. And when it comes to the Data Explorer, if such information could be retrieved and used to filter questions (don't know, never used it), it would be somewhat out of date. So I'm not sure it will be much use when trying to answer questions, unless you don't mind the good chance that there will already be several competing answers.

But given your apparent motivation for wanting to filter on these criteria, I would suggest the following:

Forget about the user asking the question. Disregard his accept rate. Just look at the question. Is it a good question? Do you think you can contribute a valuable answer? If your answer to those last two questions is yes, just contribute your answer.

You're not just contributing information for this single user. The larger goal of Stack Overflow is to build a great resource of information. Not just for the user asking the question, but for the wider audience of the internet.

So you give this great answer and it does not get accepted. And the user apparently never accepts anything. Well, that's a mere 15 points. Nice to have, but if your answer is good enough, the amount of rep you'll gain through upvotes will far outweigh it. Yes, they don't play "the game". And the game is important to the site. But in my opinion there are other things far more important than that game.

So don't let one user stop you from contributing great content which will possibly benefit many more users who will read it.

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ode to Unsung Hero contributors? –  gnat Dec 4 '12 at 15:48
    
@gnat Let's hope the zero-score will not be what happens. ;) –  Bart Dec 4 '12 at 15:49
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well I have that badge and I can safely say it wasn't very painful :) –  gnat Dec 4 '12 at 15:53

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