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There are many published authors with high popularity and credence at SO. Is there a way to query or list out all of them?

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Try this:
http://stackql.net/default.aspx?qid=13732

You'll get a lot of false positives (ie: "Author of XXX project"), but there are a lot of actual authors in there.

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Woow..thats a whole bunch of logs...how am I to find the authors? – Xencor Dec 10 '09 at 4:20
    
Cool! gotcha post edit. – Xencor Dec 10 '09 at 4:22
    
Unfortunately, the dataset for those queries isn't current, so in addition to the false positives, it also misses some (like me!) – RickNZ Dec 10 '09 at 8:13
    
Won't most people have Amazon links for books they've authored? That would be a good search criterion... – Jon Skeet Dec 10 '09 at 9:52
    
@Jon: Looking through the results, it's mostly just text. But I could certainly do an "OR" search to bring in both. – Joel Coehoorn Dec 10 '09 at 14:33
    
D'oh! The query id in the link was off by one :( fixed now. – Joel Coehoorn Dec 11 '09 at 22:53

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