What is meta? ×
Meta Stack Exchange is where users like you discuss bugs, features, and support issues that affect the software powering all 150 Stack Exchange communities.

The previous wording in the tag hover-text listed the number of "subscribers" in the top left. Now I'm seeing "followers", and a substantially larger number of them. For example, in the tag, I saw yesterday that there were 7 subscribers. Now I see this:

alt text

Does "followers" imply the number of people that have listed in their interesting tag list? I can't imagine that many people suddenly began subscribing.

share|improve this question

1 Answer 1

up vote 2 down vote accepted

I'm pretty sure it's indeed the number of people who have it in the interesting tag list. The nearby star implies that, and clicking it also increases the number by 1.

share|improve this answer
So now it's a popularity contest! – Yi Jiang Jan 16 '11 at 0:32

You must log in to answer this question.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .