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I remember great comments on questions here to which I'd like to point.

It's easy enough to get the URL of a given comment. The problem is to find great comments back. Are comments searchable (if yes, how) and if not, can be made?

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    $\begingroup$ Google might be able to find them; I don't think SE's search feature will find them by design. If they're especially highly voted, you might be able to write a SQL query to return the highest voted comments on CV at the SE data site. $\endgroup$ May 5 '13 at 0:54
  • $\begingroup$ @gung: no, unfortunately the ones I see are often made on questions that don't get any answer and aren't not close, so they tend not to get a lot of traffic. $\endgroup$
    – user603
    May 5 '13 at 4:48
  • $\begingroup$ It probably wouldn't work then. (Note, however, that I meant looking for comments that have been upvoted, not comments on questions that have been upvoted.) $\endgroup$ May 5 '13 at 15:32
  • $\begingroup$ yea these are simple comments on badly thought out questions. That's why these questions don't get answers/traffic/vote and this low traffic means the comments themselves don't get many upvotes. $\endgroup$
    – user603
    May 5 '13 at 21:13
  • $\begingroup$ It might be of your interest to follow this thread: meta.stackexchange.com/questions/183142/… $\endgroup$ Jun 5 '13 at 23:21
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To answer your direct question: nope, comments are not searchable (currently) by the in-house search feature. I believe Google looks at all text on the page, including comments, but there isn't a way to limit searching to comments only.

That said, if your SQL is pretty good, you can use Data.SE and search comment text for any graduated site.

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