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This answer has a comment by Pesto which right now is at +91. I am curious as to whether or not there is anything higher than +91 in terms of comments on StackOverflow.

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    I think Pesto's comment would have gotten even more votes if it wasn't added to the answer. – Timothy Carter Aug 5 '09 at 17:31
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    Pesto's comment is the only reason that answer got voted up as high as it did. – TheTXI Aug 5 '09 at 17:32
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    @TheTXI - Agreed. – Timothy Carter Aug 5 '09 at 17:38
  • @yshuditelu If it wasn't added to the answer, the comment wouldn't have existed, hence it would have 0 upvotes. – Daniel Daranas Aug 5 '09 at 20:12
  • @Daniel: He meant if it wasn't edited into the actual text of the answer. – gnostradamus Aug 5 '09 at 20:18
  • @gnovice: Oh! :) – Daniel Daranas Aug 5 '09 at 20:26
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Here is a SEDE query that searches for the highest-scoring comments on a given site. Since it's SEDE, it ignores deleted comments (including comments on deleted posts) and may be up to two months out-of-date.

As things stand (Sep. 2011), the top voted comment on SO with a score of 1215 is:

"sigh . . ...... :<" -Jimmy

On SU, with a score of 328:

"Knowing the answer makes me feel so old..." –Joe

On SF, with a score of 190:

"You have two weeks to deliver him the information, and it takes two weeks to move to somewhere else who can process credit cards. Don't bother - make the decision to move now and abandon the audit." –Scrivener

On Meta, with a score of 353:

"Who the hell is Jon Skeet?" –thenduks

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  • Missing this post: stackoverflow.com/questions/1133581/… – jjnguy Aug 13 '09 at 13:40
  • The double-negative of "not non-wiki" is a bit odd.. – dbr Aug 23 '09 at 23:27
  • blink Oh, wow. The #3 non-wiki-comment is mine. I had no idea! It's also got about 4 times as many votes as my best answer :-/ – John Fouhy Sep 6 '09 at 21:35
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    For fun, go over statoverflow.com/sandbox and add a where clause condition to limit it to your user id. – Joel Coehoorn Sep 7 '09 at 3:18
  • Wow, just realized I had one in the 80's. Forgot I even made that comment. – gnostradamus Sep 21 '09 at 21:01
  • eh haha, I can recognize the comment from the legendary SF question – prusswan Sep 4 '12 at 16:55
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Who the hell is Jon Skeet? – thenduks Apr 21 at 20:37 is currently at 206.

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    If there had been comment voting when you asked that question, I'll bet there would have been several comments with 500 votes. – mmyers Aug 5 '09 at 17:48
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The top 100 comments on Stack Overflow.

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I know there are several with over 100 votes. Besides mine (currently at 135 votes), there's this one (currently at 148) and this one (currently at 213).

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    The other two comments aren't funny, though. Mine's really the only one worth looking at, in my completely unbiased opinion. – mmyers Aug 5 '09 at 17:29
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    That question actually got me about halfway to the badge-that-shall-not-be-named. stackoverflow.com/questions/888224/… did the rest, I think. – mmyers Aug 5 '09 at 17:38
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I just found this one and pushed it to 750:

sigh . . ...... :< – Jimmy ↵ Mar 1 at 6:30

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  • That one was a great combination of timing, restraint, and being in the right place at the right time. – mmyers Jun 2 '10 at 14:52

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