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This seems to be based on the count of tags being resolved.

For example when viewing the "featured" question for the tag filter *facebook*, this is resolved to

http://stackoverflow.com/questions/tagged/facebook+or+facebook-graph-api+or+facebook+or+facebook-like+or+facebook-c%23-sdk+or+facebook-javascript-sdk+or+facebook-fql+or+facebook-php-sdk+or+facebook-opengraph+or+facebook-apps+or+facebook-social-plugins+or+facebook-page+or+facebook-comments+or+facebook-iframe+or+facebook-authentication+or+facebook-oauth+or+facebook-canvas+or+facebook-fanpage+or+facebook-wall+or+facebook-login?sort=featured

and should list three, but shows only two "featured" entries:

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Maybe related to this bug? –  Jürgen Thelen Aug 20 '12 at 10:52
    
Do you have ignored tags? Maybe 1 question was filtered. When I open this link I only see 1 quesiton. –  juergen d Aug 20 '12 at 10:55
    
@juergend: yes, I have some ignored tags. But even if they are used when generating the result, the shown result count should always match the shown result entry count, shouldn't it? –  Jürgen Thelen Aug 20 '12 at 11:15
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@juergend: Seems you're correct. I checked the generated source code of the page now, too. The source code does contain three matches (id="question-summary-<n>", where n in (11962287, 11765053, 12000341), but only two are visible, and the invisible one has a class of "question-summary tagged-ignored-hidden". –  Jürgen Thelen Aug 20 '12 at 11:27
    
@juergend: Please post your comment as answer, I'll accept. –  Jürgen Thelen Aug 20 '12 at 11:41

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up vote 3 down vote accepted

If you use the Profile option "Hide ignored tags" then question with the tags you defined as "ignored tags" get dynamically hidden.

That does include the search-results page and other question listing pages. If you want all questions to be shown the only option you have right now is to deactivate the "Hide ignored tags" checkbox temporarily in your profile.

Actually there is a feature-request for that here

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+1, I was just irritated by seeing "wrong" counts. –  Jürgen Thelen Aug 20 '12 at 11:48

Juergen's answer is correct, some tags were hidden due to your preferences. To clarify the behavior and make the system more user-friendly we've added the following banner at the bottom of the list:

ignored posts banner

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