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What is the meaning of the number under the arrow "rise to the top"?

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marked as duplicate by Oded Feb 8 '13 at 20:51

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@oded Am I glancing over it, or does that dupe not actually mention the UI element key to this question? – Bart Feb 8 '13 at 20:53
@Bart - I may have been a bit hasty in my choice of duplicate. However, this is covered by the new about page and is so basic to how the site works and its conventions, that I can't help but see this question as one lacking in minimum research effort. – Oded Feb 8 '13 at 20:58
@Oded Sure, no argument there. (And since you're a mod now I wouldn't dare anyway. ;) ) – Bart Feb 8 '13 at 20:59
@Bart - Always question authority. – Oded Feb 8 '13 at 21:00
P.s. This is the About page Oded was referring to @automatix. Perhaps worth a look. – Bart Feb 8 '13 at 21:00
The about page does not really give an answer to my question. But you are right -- I should look better. – automatix Feb 8 '13 at 21:32
up vote 2 down vote accepted

That indicates the current score of the particular post. Or the number of upvotes it received minus the number of downvotes.

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Thank you very much! – automatix Feb 8 '13 at 20:48

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