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What do the numbers on either side of the tag mean? e.g. 53 Windows-7 x 83

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try hovering for the tooltip ... –  waffles Dec 24 '10 at 1:54
    
@waffles: I am confused by the tooltip. See my comment on RegDwight's answer. –  studiohack Dec 24 '10 at 1:55
    
see the faq on meta for score definition ... it is the total number of upvotes minus total number of downvotes –  waffles Dec 24 '10 at 2:04

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Right number is the number of questions+answers you've posted with the tag. Left number is your total vote count received on non-wiki answers to questions with those tags.

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The number to the right should be self-explanatory, thanks to the ×. Tag times X = you have asked/answered X questions with that tag. The number to the left is more confusing, but that's why it is actually explained in great detail in a mouseover tooltip.

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