Is there a way to make a bookmarkable URL of a Stack Overflow search that yields top x questions for a tag or set of tags, based on number of views? Basically, the frequently asked questions.

Looks like there is no way to specify the sorting order in search.

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The 'Frequent' tab lists the questions with the most duplicates, e.g. the top question for C# is What is a NullReferenceException, and how do I fix it?

If you want to sort on the number of views, you'll need a SEDE query. This query puts the question above at #11, and indicates How do I generate a random int number? is the top C# question by popularity.

Feel free to fork the query to support a higher number of tags. If you're new to SEDE or SQL in general, please have a look at the awesome tutorial. SEDE is updated once a week, on Sunday morning, but that shouldn't be a real problem for these type of requests.

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