I am 21 years old. I have always been fascinated when I see teen or young users in SO, who aged less than me but in reputations wise, ah!!! I can't compare with mine. They are at that much heights.

And, I have been telling my friends about such users.

In most of the cases, such users reputation will be more than 10 times of mine.

And the more fascinating fact, is that a subset of such users gained that reputation in less time in SO (i.e they will be member for just 1 year or less).

Ok. I could say BoltClock as one such user (also a moderator).

Now, If I sort users based on reputation/memberfor(indays) , and then by ascending order of age, I think I could get my heroes in the front page.

But sadly, there is no such option in SO.

So, could you pick some top 10 such users so that I could atleast read thier blogs, visit thier websites , follow them on twitter,facebook and at last share them to my friends.

It would also useful for me, if I get some hints on how to learn concepts that much quickly as them.

Whether it is inborn skill, or it needs a specific method of learning?

  • what ? is that matter ? – NullPoiиteя Apr 29 '13 at 14:32
  • @RichardJ.RossIII I was not aware such facility is availabe in SO. Really Thanks for the link. I think my data mining at SO will start from today(in my free times) :-). – EAGER_STUDENT Apr 29 '13 at 14:39
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    I'd like to clarify that downvotes on meta are different than on the main site, if you haven't realized already. This is a good question overall, but I would assume that the downvotes here mean that people don't think age is a relevant factor to reputation, and thus your question was voted down for that. It happens to all of us. – Richard J. Ross III Apr 29 '13 at 15:02

This is actually very easy with a simple Data.SE query:


  Id as [User Link],
FROM Users
WHERE Age < 20
ORDER BY Reputation DESC

Obviously it doesn't have a lower limit, because if you have significant any rep at age 12, you're epic!

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    FYI, you must be 13 years old to register on the site... – Servy Apr 29 '13 at 14:38
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    @Servy: violating the TOS is "epic". – Wooble Apr 29 '13 at 14:38
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    @Servy sure, and all of us are over 18 on some websites... – Richard J. Ross III Apr 29 '13 at 14:38
  • I'm 19, got almost 80k rep and do not show in that query. Weird. – Rob W Apr 29 '13 at 14:39
  • Well, I'd think that the site would notice if the birthday you put in would put you as well than 13, so if you are in fact younger, then you still wouldn't show up in the query. – Servy Apr 29 '13 at 14:40
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    @RobW Have you put your birthday on your profile? – Servy Apr 29 '13 at 14:40
  • I'm 16 and have 3k. I guess I'm awesome. – Cole Johnson Apr 29 '13 at 14:41
  • @RobW: Are you having a birthday this year? (I’m 15, not 16, too.) – Ry- Apr 29 '13 at 14:41
  • @minitech I'll be twenty by the end of this year. – Rob W Apr 29 '13 at 14:42
  • @Servy really? I did not run into that when I registered – Doorknob Apr 29 '13 at 14:46
  • @RichardJ.RossIII I supposed I am "epic" then :P – Doorknob Apr 29 '13 at 14:47
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    @Bart He's admitting to violating the TOS because he's under 13. – Servy Apr 29 '13 at 14:48
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    @Servy KILL HIM WITH FIRE! – Richard J. Ross III Apr 29 '13 at 14:48
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    No, no, he’s 93. The profile page never lies – Ry- Apr 29 '13 at 14:51
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    @RichardJ.RossIII okay, that's what I thought when I signed up. Also, Java has virtually no real uses :P – Doorknob Apr 29 '13 at 14:55

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