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What is the Stack Exchange answer with the highest score relative to its length

If we have the metric of "score per character" for SE answers, which would be the highest? i.e: what is the most elegant-in-conciseness answer?
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Where should I upload code which is too long to get posted? [duplicate]

I put a bounty on another question and someone answered, but the answer contains a .zip file, because Stack Exchange has a limit on the maximum post length and the code exceeds that. Problem: The .zip ...
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The newer close reasons don't account for questions that are too general and require lengthy answers

There are some questions that are incredibly broad. These used to be closed under the "too broad" reason, but that went away. These questions now fall right between two of the new categories: Needs ...
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Stack Exchange™ Piled Spaces™ made super-short answers possible

We all know that comments can't be shorter than 15 chars, and "inflating" comments with spaces isn't possible. For example, your web page may allow you to submit this comment, but the server rejects ...
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Can we have a "read more" thing? [duplicate]

Some questions get too many long answers, and it makes scrolling to the bottom of the page very difficult. For example, consider this question on ELU Meta, which is an effort to preserve all relevant ...
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Can I find the length of a post post-rendering? [duplicate]

I can find the length of the post's HTML-converted source (len(Posts.body)) in data.SE. Is there a way — short of copy/pasting from actual SE page — to find out the textual length of the ...
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Why is len(Posts.body) incorrect on answers in data.SE?

I was trying to find a longest answer on a site, and ran into a weird discrepancy: This query shows that this answer has a length of 36388 (length in the query is defined as LEN(Posts.Body)) Yet, the ...
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Is there a good Data Explorer query to find specific user's longest answers?

If I want to find the longest (by character count) answers by a specific user, across entire SE network, is there a good Data Explorer query to do so?
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How long answer can I write? [duplicate]

How long answer is considered OK in Stack Exchange sites? Are there any limits, assuming, that entire text of answer is somehow valuable and percentage of blah, blah is limited to minimum? I have ...
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Should we not flag posts where rubbish is added to avoid the minimum length requirement?

I flagged this answer for a moderator as the answer was so short I believe it should have been added as a comment. Furthermore, the poster added a line of dots to deliberately foil the minimum length ...
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Searching for posts by length?

Can we search for posts by length using the normal search interface? Is there a way to search for questions and answers by length? I recall that the system has some checks for excessively long answers,...
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overcoming minimum length on comments

A few situations have arisen where I need to use filler characters to make a comment. For example someone asked what browser I was using and "Fire Fox" was too short. In these situations what is ...
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Character limit for wiki answers

We've done it. We've reached the answer character limit for (one of the few) wikis that are actual wikis on Stack Overflow. Now that we've reached that limit, what should be done? Should the limit ...
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Split up answers when converting to comments

Currently, answers get cut off at the comment limit when converting. Can we get answers split into at least two comments? I think it would cover about 99% of answers, only losing content on 1%.
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