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People that have the tag in their "favourites", or maybe those who have subscribed to the RSS feed?

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From what I can tell, it's the number of people who have favorited the tag plus the number of e-mail subscribers.

People who both favorite and subscribe seem to count twice.

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"Clicked the star to highlight [the tag]"? How can you do that? –  MaDa Jan 8 '12 at 14:12
    
@Mada Hover over a tag, then click the star that appears in the pop-up. Although I removed that part because I remembered it's not the only way to favorite a tag. –  lunboks Jan 8 '12 at 14:18
    
Amazing! I thought the only method to "favourite" a tag is to type it by hand in the question list view. Thanks! –  MaDa Jan 8 '12 at 14:26
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