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On EL&U, there is a 123-vote comment, and I'm wondering if it's the highest or not. How can I find out?

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There is no normal way how can you retreive most-voted comment, however you can compose a query

http://data.stackexchange.com/stackoverflow/qt/105272/

New programming jargon you coined?

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Both links above are dead –  Mu Mind Oct 5 '12 at 15:44

Of course if you want the top EL&U score the query genesis linked to won't help because it only shows comments Greater than 300. Which not every site has.

This query Top Comment score just finds the top.

Because the data gets refreshed periodically The top comment on 6/6/2011 was on How do you quote a passage that has used '[sic]' mistakenly? so the 123 vote may be the current top.

As an aside if you ever want to change which SE site a query is run against you can just click the image next to the Run Query button for the site. Note it only appears after you run the query.

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sure he can change /stackoverflow/ to something else, it was just example –  genesis Jul 11 '11 at 16:31
    
@genesis yeah I get that but the where clause on the query was WHERE Score> 300​ this returns 0 results for EL&U –  Some Helpful Commenter Jul 11 '11 at 17:11
    
I even don't know what EL exactly is :D So if I would know that, I would edit it for his needs –  genesis Jul 11 '11 at 17:12
    
@Genesis based on drm65's account profile I'm guessing English Language and Usage –  Some Helpful Commenter Jul 11 '11 at 17:38
    
It doesn't change the current top comment for EL&U (thanks Karl Stefanovic) but for the main sites Top non-community-owned Comment highlights some other interesting comments. –  Mark Hurd Jun 1 '12 at 16:48

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