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So far I have encountered this one with 636 answers -

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@Person who DownVoted - Care to comment? – Shubham Aug 8 '10 at 12:37
I would guess you got downvoted for a misleading/subjective title. "Which SO question has the most answers?" is a valid question/title, "Which is the most popular"...less so. – Nick Craver Aug 8 '10 at 12:58
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Great programming quotes (that is listed in the question) is currently the question with the highest number of answers (and is by definition Community Wiki). Query to get the top 100 (using SEDE). (For on-screen results using SEDE JavaScript must be allowed from, otherwise they will saved as JSON.)

Popularity could also be defined in terms of votes or number of views.

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Interesting (but also a bit sad) how often popular means locked. – MPelletier Aug 8 '10 at 16:13
@MPelletier: not too surprising at all, since it's the most noisy questions that are unlikely to see any truly new answers generated (nor will they ever be seen, lost in the mire as they are), so they are locked. – Ether Aug 8 '10 at 17:28
Those query pages are no longer available. Is there a way to reconstruct them? – Verbeia Oct 3 '12 at 4:58
Should be working now, @Verbeia – Shog9 Jan 20 '13 at 2:05
Could you add a Closed/Open status field to the query? – 200_success Aug 31 '15 at 20:53

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