I'd like to find fellow SE users who are most inclined to chat about a certain topic. For example, we can find out that this user said "Meteor" 35 times:


How can I find the top users in chat (by simple frequency) for a given keyword?

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    You can't. You'll need to scrape the chat transscript.
    – rene
    Feb 26, 2015 at 22:06
  • @rene Or rather, scrape the search result pages for "Meteor" not restricted by user, grabbing user names.
    – user259867
    Feb 26, 2015 at 22:22
  • Either way scraping is needed....
    – rene
    Feb 26, 2015 at 22:26
  • This would become trivial if and when chat will be included in SEDE Feb 26, 2015 at 22:29
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    @ShadowWizard in 6-8 generations...
    – rene
    Feb 26, 2015 at 22:32
  • @rene well, it's not declined so there's still hope :) Feb 26, 2015 at 22:34

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Though it's answered in comments, this deserves a proper answer.

This can't be done with the tools Stack Exchange gives. Chat messages can't be sorted this way by user given the default search tools, so you'd need to improvise a scraping tool.

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