We have the readily accessible list of the questions we've asked or answers we've given and the votes they've received, but what about comments we've made? Is there no compilation of those comments available to us?

  • We could use data.stackexchange.com, but I haven't got a query to hand.
    – AncientSwordRage Mod
    May 18, 2014 at 8:31
  • @Pureferret - caveat: data.stackexchange data isn't realtime (synced each Sunday, so could be 0-6 day lag) May 18, 2014 at 10:52
  • Caveat caveat: @DVK no SE data is truely real-time.
    – AncientSwordRage Mod
    May 18, 2014 at 11:01
  • @Pureferret - wow! When did that miracle happen and why was there no memo? </O'Neill> May 18, 2014 at 11:05
  • @Pureferret -Part of what drove my query is simple curiosity about upvotes on my comments and how close am I to getting a shiny new badge :-) '10 comments with +5 votes'. Questions and Answers are readily accessible to review but comments, not so much.
    – Morgan
    May 18, 2014 at 20:41

2 Answers 2


On your user page, choose activity, then comments.

Or do you want a more specific (possibly grouped) list?

  • Caveat: you can ONLY see non-deleted commments. There's no kept history of comments that were deleted May 18, 2014 at 10:52
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    @DVK - does your query show deleted comments?
    – The Fallen
    May 18, 2014 at 21:58
  • @SSumner - no :( . "There's no kept history of comments that were deleted" applies to Data.Stackexchange as well. May 18, 2014 at 22:29
  • @SQB -Yes, I was wondering about a more specific, 'grouped' list. Having all comments mixed with all questions/answers makes for a very ponderous and time consuming review of the database. Even more if your computer skills are as pitifully limited as mine are.
    – Morgan
    May 18, 2014 at 23:00
  • @Morgan It does show just your comments. See scifi.stackexchange.com/users/13090/…
    – SQB
    May 19, 2014 at 6:24
  • @SQB -Yes thanks. I did find that from your answer, but it doesn't show any vote count associated with the comments. DVK gave me a quick tutorial to access the Data Stackexchange to make a query, but I can't seem to get the commands right. I keep getting >invalid< messages.
    – Morgan
    May 19, 2014 at 6:41
  • 1
    Ah, you want the vote count. You might want to add that to your question :)
    – SQB
    May 19, 2014 at 6:42

You can run this query I just wrote on Data Stackexchange: http://data.stackexchange.com/scifi/query/195030/all-my-comments?UserId=976

DECLARE @UserId int = ##UserId##

p.Id as [Post Link], 
pt.Name 'Post Type',
    Comments c, PostTypes pt, Posts p
WHERE  UserId = @UserId
  AND  p.PostTypeId = pt.Id
  AND  c.PostId = p.Id
    Score DESC
  • Change Order By to whatever else you want (p.ID for per-post. CASE statement based on PostTypeId for per-question) May 18, 2014 at 11:05
  • Caveat: you can ONLY see non-deleted commments. There's no kept history of comments that were deleted. May 18, 2014 at 22:30
  • Thanks DVK, that looks like a good start. Can it be refined to select only questions and list them in descending order of vote count? My computer aptitude and attention span most closely resembles that of a gnat so you will have to "speak slowly and enunciate clearly".
    – Morgan
    May 18, 2014 at 23:42
  • @Morgan - add "AND p.PostTypeId=1" for questions only. Change "Score DESC" to "p.Vote DESC" for vote count in "Order by" May 18, 2014 at 23:54
  • You're giving me far too much credit. My skillsets lay far outside of this environment. If you need a book written or something build/destroyed, I'm your guy. But here in this computer world you seem to navigate with such ease, I'm less than worthless. I can see that query via your hotlink but have no clue how to modify it as you suggest or to create my own query.
    – Morgan
    May 19, 2014 at 0:15
  • LOL, I even struggled with what that challenge protocol required.
    – Morgan
    May 19, 2014 at 0:17
  • @Morgan - you can always copy query text into a new query :) May 19, 2014 at 0:25
  • I modified the query. The response I got to that query is: >Invalid column name 'PosTypeId'. Invalid column name 'Vote'.<
    – Morgan
    May 19, 2014 at 0:54
  • @morgan PosTypeId is a typo. You're missing a 'T' (postTypeId).
    – phantom42
    May 19, 2014 at 12:47
  • @phantom42 -Oops... did I mention that I was a computer retard? I'm sure by now that DVK is just shaking his head with a disappointed look on his face.
    – Morgan
    May 19, 2014 at 17:49
  • @Morgan No worries. It's an easy mistake to make and overlook.
    – phantom42
    May 19, 2014 at 17:51
  • I got this far data.stackexchange.com/scifi/query/new but received this message >Invalid column name 'Vote'.< It's apparently not accepting "p.Vote DESC".
    – Morgan
    May 19, 2014 at 19:03

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