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How about this idea:

A free-formed collection of volunteer gurus pull up interesting answers within a week and provide brief commentary (why this is interesting, which answers are particularly illuminating, etc.) for each answer. Keep it to a small number, e.g. 20.

What do you think? Anyone interested in participating in such a thing? Should this site be a part of SO, or should it be free standing. I'm willing to do a lot of the legwork required.

EDIT: It seems I didn't make the question clear. I'm not talking about search options to list questions with most votes. What I have in mind is selected list of questions with some commentary, kind of like this one (although with more useful comments).

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Get 10,000 rep and check stackoverflow.com/tools?tab=stats&daterange=last7days. –  KennyTM Aug 5 '10 at 19:40
    
:-) The intent here was for everyone to benefit from these commentaries. –  recipriversexclusion Aug 5 '10 at 19:41
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What say me? Me say this: Ninja search options! Here's an example. –  gnostradamus Aug 5 '10 at 19:46
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@gnovice, ninja search options will only get you so far, SEDE did a lot of the work here. –  waffles Aug 6 '10 at 0:08

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How dare you mock Waffle's commentaries!! :) On that topic, I was kind of burnt out after hand selecting those posts, it took me a couple of hours. I wanted the focus to be on the links and not the commentary.

A lot of this list was hand picked from this query:

http://odata.stackexchange.com/stackoverflow/s/421/interesting-answers-per-tag-in-the-last-n-days

I looked for high voted, longish non-wiki answers. Except for wycats's answer which should not be wiki anyway.

I think a monthly staff picked top 10 list per month on the SE blog would be a great idea, we used to do something similar in the podcast.

More importantly though I would like the site to do a better job at finding these gems, we are talking about re-designing a tag section to include (stats / info / answers / questions) which would allow people to easily hone in on great answers.

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Thanks for your answer. The comment about your commentaries was more about the fact that they were very brief <blush>. So you think this is a good idea? What can I do to make this happen, you think? Such a site would really be helpful for people like me who are at the beginning of a long road. –  recipriversexclusion Aug 6 '10 at 2:58

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