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If you look at my profile here you see a list that looks more or less like this:


The areas I circled are the total votes accrued for all answers posted for each of those tags.

This makes no sense to me. Should this not also show the points accrued for all questions in those tags as well?


It says ordered by vote. It does not say ordered by answer votes!
So it should show all votes for all posts for the tag specified.

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Care to explain the downvote? (yes I know its meta blah blah blah...) – amanaP lanaC A nalP A naM A Nov 21 '12 at 16:47
This. – Tim Stone Nov 21 '12 at 16:50
@TimStone why you..... So show both numbers! – amanaP lanaC A nalP A naM A Nov 21 '12 at 16:51
Question score is an uninteresting number. – Tim Stone Nov 21 '12 at 16:51
@TimStone why is that? I am sure people want to know what their score on questions are for a particular tag. – amanaP lanaC A nalP A naM A Nov 21 '12 at 16:53
They can! That's why it's in the tooltip, for the handful of people who might find that information useful. – Tim Stone Nov 21 '12 at 17:00

No, I don't agree. The current setup is is by design, as only answers to non-wiki questions count towards the tag badges.

The tooltip (hover over the tag) shows you the upvote count for both answers and questions.

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eh? This is a "feature request" not a support question. – amanaP lanaC A nalP A naM A Nov 21 '12 at 16:42
@amanaPlanaCAnalPAnaMA: Your question title contains Should it show for all types of posts? – Martijn Pieters Nov 21 '12 at 16:43
on your update it should show it without the tooltip, the tooltip is an extra unnecessary step – amanaP lanaC A nalP A naM A Nov 21 '12 at 16:43
Read my post again.... – amanaP lanaC A nalP A naM A Nov 21 '12 at 16:45
Then I still stand by my answer, I don't think it's a good idea myself. – Martijn Pieters Nov 21 '12 at 16:48

Rather than changing the way the tag score works, just change the title for that sort view. I've never even noticed that it says votes before, but I agree that's misleading. Perhaps they should rename it to score.

Including questions in the score isn't very viable because upvotes on questions generally only mean that you asked a good question. It doesn't necessarily prove any proficiency in the tag itself.

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lol oy.... I was already making a q about that here – amanaP lanaC A nalP A naM A Nov 21 '12 at 16:52
Not sure if score would be any less ambiguous. It is the absolute vote count, just the vote count of your answers. score still doesn't convey that difference. – Martijn Pieters Nov 21 '12 at 16:59
@MartijnPieters How doesn't it? By definition your "tag score" is the sum of all upvotes and downvotes on answers within the tag. – animuson Nov 21 '12 at 17:07
Perhaps, but that presumes that people understand that tag score is defined as such. What makes you think that that is any clearer that tag votes? – Martijn Pieters Nov 21 '12 at 17:12

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