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I'd consider it very useful and informative to be able to browse the list of the highest voted ANSWERS on SO.

Not only would it shed great insight into what the general populous finds useful, it would allow one to learn from example how a great answer should be written.

[Yes, I know I could just click "Users"->"Jon Skeet"]

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Damn. It's mostly jokes, quotes and stories. We're as bad as mathematicians... ;) –  Dave Gamble Jul 21 '09 at 17:23
    
What did you expect? –  Nicol Bolas May 29 '12 at 4:57
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3 Answers 3

up vote 5 down vote accepted

http://data.stackexchange.com

select top 100 Id, Score from posts where PostTypeId = 2 order by score desc
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Outstanding! Great answer! Many thanks!! :D –  Dave Gamble Jul 21 '09 at 19:56
    
You are welcome. I wish there were a way to filter out the CW answers. –  jjnguy Jul 21 '09 at 19:57
    
It might be more useful with a list of links: select top 100 Title, 'http://stackoverflow.com/a/'+CAST(Id as VARCHAR), Score from posts where PostTypeId = 2 order by score desc –  kba May 29 '12 at 3:54
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You could browse the answers that have received the Great Answer badge. That link takes you to the users who have won it. Each user's best answers are at the top of their list.

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Each user's name on that page is a link to their profile. Scroll down past their questions to see the list of their answers. Anything that's won the Great Answer badge will be at the top of the list. –  Bill the Lizard Jul 21 '09 at 17:05
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This answer also applies to "How to find all fun answers" question. –  LeakyCode Jul 21 '09 at 17:21
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I think the monthly data dump might help you in this.

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statoverflow.com/sandbox –  Jonathan Sampson Jul 21 '09 at 17:05
    
Cheers for the extra link –  ChrisF Jul 21 '09 at 17:06
    
Jonathan Sampson: It seems that the sandbox is only useful if you know what you are looking for or have some idea of the schema. It would be helpful if you included that information. –  TheTXI Jul 21 '09 at 17:12
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I belive this is it? meta.stackexchange.com/questions/4179/data-dump-sandbox –  squillman Jul 21 '09 at 17:14
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