Disclaimer: This might belong on LifeHacks Meta

I just went through every page/post on this site (about 1300 posts) over the past week-ish, looking for gems of knowledge.

Sure, I found some good ones, plenty of bad ones, and a rare few life-changing ones.

Is there a better way to browse forums for quality posts? (especially StackExchange forums).

PS - I'm open to using advanced search techniques, I just don't know any.

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    You can see different sections under questions, click sort by votes – Just Do It Apr 5 '16 at 14:22
  • Can someone explain the downvote, please? I'd be happy to clean-up or clarify. – goodguy5 Apr 5 '16 at 14:24
  • @JustDoIt But what if it's new? or Just hasn't gotten a lot of attention? – goodguy5 Apr 5 '16 at 14:26
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    Questions can be seen as good or bad postings depending on how the community receives them. If they're good they're usually going to get views, upvotes and hopefully shares. – Just Do It Apr 5 '16 at 14:29
  • Ah, it DID belong on Meta. I wasn't sure as I was trying to "bypass the problem of sifting through crappy forum posts to find new and useful information" with a neat trick. – goodguy5 Apr 5 '16 at 16:55
  • if you are asking about how to use this site, or about questions on this site, meta is the way to go – Dragonrage Apr 5 '16 at 21:39
  • @Dragonrage No, it's more "How can I efficiently browse through lots and lots of questions/answers to get the good bits of knowledge?" – goodguy5 Apr 5 '16 at 21:50
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    You can check the most popular posts by going to the Questions tab and sorting by votes. – michaelpri Apr 5 '16 at 22:30
  • @michaelpri That seems like the best answer I'm going to get, but it doesn't seem very "life hacky" and omits new / unpopular questions. Thanks! – goodguy5 Apr 6 '16 at 12:11
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    There is also a tab for hot questions, which would help for the newest questions. I don't know about unpopular questions, though. – michaelpri Apr 6 '16 at 23:17

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