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I have a bit of confusion about this. I thought a gold badge is given after you get 1000 up votes in a tag for example C#, Java, PHP, etc.

I saw this user (today) with only 476 upvotes for C# tag and he was given a gold badge in C# tag and elsewhere I saw this user with 764 upvotes in PHP tag but still no gold badge.

What is the criteria for this if it is not what I thought, that is 1000 upvotes?

Or is there a query I can run (in Stack Exchange data explorer) to determine the total votes earned by a user in the specified tag?

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up vote 3 down vote accepted

There is a nice greasemonkey script that shows you the total upvotes per tag you got.

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The × nnn after the tag in the Tags section is not how many votes they have, but how many answers they've given for questions with that tag.

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Then how to determine how many votes have been there for a tag? – Sarfraz May 15 '10 at 12:08
Check out this link:… Replace the tagnames value and the pagesize to get other tags and more results. Though don't go too high with the pagesize. – ChrisF May 15 '10 at 12:44
@ChrisF: Thanks but it does not tell total upvotes a user has got in specified tag. – Sarfraz May 15 '10 at 12:54
@user If you look in the stats page for the given tag, the gray number under the all time section is the number of up votes that person has recieved. – Tyler Carter May 15 '10 at 15:16
@ChrisF: The pagesize value doesn't seem to do anything. I always get 20 results no matter what I put there. – mmyers May 15 '10 at 16:01

You need total of 1,000 score (upvotes - downvotes) and not just upvotes.

Now you can directly see the actual score of particular tag for any user.

Just go to it's profile -> go to tags tab. Here the score for particular tag is available before tag name. Hover on it for more details. See this for example:

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I found the solution here in the end. Thanks all :)

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there's a question on interesting queries here:… – quack quixote May 15 '10 at 13:36

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