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What is the number to the left of a tag in my profile?

On my Stack Overflow account profile, under "Tags", all the tags I've mentioned in my questions are listed. To the left of each tag is a digit in a grey box. Presently, all are 0. What do these digits represent? It can't be number of upvotes on the questions or answers 'cause I do have got votes on all the questions and answers.

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marked as duplicate by Tim Stone, Al E., kiamlaluno, Cody Gray, ChrisF Feb 24 '12 at 15:55

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I've never noticed before how much the word "digit" looks like "dig-it" without a space. – Cody Gray Feb 23 '12 at 19:38
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These numbers show how many points on answers you've got. From a random tag on myh profile, which shows "407":

Asked 5 non-wiki questions with a total score of 9. Answered 290 non-wiki questions with a total score of 407."

So it's not the questions that count, otherwise it should be 416 in my case.

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Ok. But I have votes on my answers as well!? – JonatanEkstedt Feb 23 '12 at 14:25
    
what does the titel say? And might it be cache? – Nanne Feb 23 '12 at 14:39
    
"Answered 1 non-wiki questions with a total score of 0." But when I navigate to the answer, I've obviously gained one vote. Possibly, it hasn't updated the number, since I got the vote earlier today. But SO usually is quite fast at detecting various actions on the site. – JonatanEkstedt Feb 23 '12 at 15:16
    
I'd say you want to give the various backgroundthingys some time to update. – Nanne Feb 23 '12 at 15:17
    
Several hours?! – JonatanEkstedt Feb 23 '12 at 15:18
    
Why not? Flair has a 24 hour cache, why would it be hard to believe something like this has a longish cache? – Nanne Feb 23 '12 at 15:19
    
It's not hard to believe. I just have the experience of SO to give me rep immediately when I receive votes and reward badges as soon as I complete "badge requirements". Thought it was gonna be equally as fast in this matter. – JonatanEkstedt Feb 23 '12 at 15:27

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