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I know, this is a really REALLY broad.

What kind of interesting question lists can you generate from the data dump (that you can not get by using the SO UI)

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up vote 4 down vote accepted

Here is one I prepared earlier.

List of all the unanswered questions by people with more than 5000 rep. (note I can not exclude closed questions as the info is missing from the dump) Also some of the list is out of date.

select '[' + Title + '](' + '' + cast(Id as varchar(max)) + ' "link")  <br/>' from Questions 
where Id in 
select from Questions q
left join Answers a on q.Id = a.ParentId 
group by
having isnull(sum(case when a.score < 0 then 0 else a.score end),0) = 0 
and OwnerUserId in (select Id from Users where reputation > 5000)
and AcceptedAnswerId is null
and IsWiki = 0
order by CreationDate desc
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Can anyone think of a way I can post links plus descriptions and not take out the UI? – waffles Jul 14 '09 at 1:52
Append two spaces on the end of each question link in your query. then you can post the results here easily and it will include the line breaks. – Joel Coehoorn Jul 14 '09 at 3:02
guys, seriously, PLEASE read -- it is FULL of REALLY GOOD INFO. – Jeff Atwood Jul 14 '09 at 6:18
@Jeff, I did - I'm still a bit lost on how to get the scroll box around a long list of links. – waffles Jul 14 '09 at 10:57

This might result in interesting filters to display questions on the frontpage: only show me posts from users with rep +5k related to C

Though that would require some change of the SO UI... and is not really answering your question either...

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