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Did someone make an attempt at mining comments on the data dump?

I like comments very much, even though they are "second class citizens". I think they add a lot of spice to the trilogy sites.

I would like to know if someone has used the data dumps to produce interesting data regarding comments such as:

  • The most commented questions
  • The most commented answers
  • The most voted comment
  • The most prolific commenter
  • The user whose posts are most commented
  • Tags with highest relative number of comments
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Using the Stack Exchange Data Explorer:

You can carry on from there.

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I'd done all the others before, but +1 for the last (4th) link. Hope you don't mind I updated your link there for one with line breaks and better column names (so you get links to user profiles). Also, Users by Comments Per Post: data.stackexchange.com/stackoverflow/query/104086/… –  Joel Coehoorn Nov 2 '09 at 19:22
    
Thanks for that, I was wondering why sometimes things created links and sometimes they didn't. –  Greg Hewgill Nov 2 '09 at 20:26
    
Also: Users by Comments Per Post for users with at least 10 posts: data.stackexchange.com/stackoverflow/query/104087/… (hurray for correctly using a HAVING clause on the first try :) –  Joel Coehoorn Mar 20 '13 at 1:33

Stu Thompson has posted Comment Analysis from the Latest Data Dump (from the Sept data dump). It looks at the Number of Comments vs Average Score by User.

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