I am 21 years old. I have always been fascinated when I see teens or young users on Stack Overflow, who are younger 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 on SO (i.e they will have been a member for just one year or less).

Ok. I could mention 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 on SO.

So, could you pick some top 10 such users so that I could at least read their blogs, visit their 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 ? Commented Apr 29, 2013 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) :-). Commented Apr 29, 2013 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. Commented Apr 29, 2013 at 15:02
  • I'm curious: How will you know when a user is a teenager? Are your choices limited to the teenage users who write their age in their profile?
    – Red
    Commented Dec 28, 2020 at 21:00
  • FYI: /legal/terms-of-service/public#age
    – starball
    Commented Dec 22, 2023 at 20:04

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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
    Commented Apr 29, 2013 at 14:38
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    @Servy: violating the TOS is "epic".
    – Wooble
    Commented Apr 29, 2013 at 14:38
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    @Servy sure, and all of us are over 18 on some websites... Commented Apr 29, 2013 at 14:38
  • I'm 19, got almost 80k rep and do not show in that query. Weird.
    – Rob W
    Commented Apr 29, 2013 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
    Commented Apr 29, 2013 at 14:40
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    @RobW Have you put your birthday on your profile?
    – Servy
    Commented Apr 29, 2013 at 14:40
  • I'm 16 and have 3k. I guess I'm awesome.
    – Cole Tobin
    Commented Apr 29, 2013 at 14:41
  • @RobW: Are you having a birthday this year? (I’m 15, not 16, too.)
    – Ry-
    Commented Apr 29, 2013 at 14:41
  • @minitech I'll be twenty by the end of this year.
    – Rob W
    Commented Apr 29, 2013 at 14:42
  • I'm 12... I know its a violation kind of but I have 1,237 rep :D
    – Halo
    Commented Jun 8, 2022 at 17:41

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