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So I've been immensely narcissistic on my march toward a silver tag badge, and I've been checking the stats page incessantly. In my looking, I found that the number of answers that the stats page says I have in a tag does not equal the number of answers that the tag says I have in said tag.

For example, take a look at my profile and note that for the sql tag, I have 153 answers. If you were to click it, you'd see that the 153 number is correct, as far as the search is concerned. But, the stats page shows only 129. I should note that I've never asked a question on SO, so all posts are answers.


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Beware! It's all just a ploy to increase the profile count for a bigger bubble! – random Aug 30 '09 at 14:40
@random: I have no idea what you're talking about. Wink wink nudge nudge knowwhatimean saynomore. – Eric Aug 30 '09 at 14:52
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The tag stats page only counts non-community wiki posts with at least one upvote. This search will show that you only have 129 157 answers tagged sql with at least 1 upvote:

user:95589 votes:1 [sql]

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Aha, that be it. I can't believe I have 24 answers with 0 upvotes. That's deflating my balloon quite a bit! – Eric Aug 30 '09 at 14:51
Also, feel free to add a status-moron tag to this, since I can't. – Eric Aug 30 '09 at 14:53
@Eric: I don't see why you would know that the posts have to have one upvote - it's certainly not well documented. However, I have retagged to support instead of bug. – Kyle Cronin Aug 30 '09 at 14:56

The answer is printed right at the bottom of every tag stats page:

Only non community-wiki questions and answers are included in these totals

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I know that this is the official answer and all, but I only have 1 CW SQL answer. Kyle's explanation is much more accurate in terms of the numbers. – Eric Aug 31 '09 at 11:16
I checked that first Jeff (using wiki:1) but he only had 1 wiki question. – Kyle Cronin Aug 31 '09 at 13:47

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