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Answer count in profile incorrect when questions have been answered more than once

I have given 102 answers in Stack Overflow but when I go to my account section where I can see all my accounts, over there it's showing 103 answers. Is it a bug or am I missing something?


Same happen for questions on meta, I have asked 2 question on meta but account page showing 1 question.

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marked as duplicate by YOU, waiwai933, Jeff Atwood Apr 7 '11 at 9:07

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Caching? Have you recently deleted an answer or noticed that one's gone missing due to question deletion? – ChrisF Apr 6 '11 at 10:25
No, recently I haven't deleted any answer. – Nikhil Jain Apr 6 '11 at 10:27
Somebody might have deleted their question and hence it would've reduced the count in your profile – Sachin Shanbhag Apr 6 '11 at 11:26
@Sachine: if so, then accounts section should also show the same figure. – Nikhil Jain Apr 6 '11 at 11:30
@Nikhil - As ChrisF mentioned, I doubt it could be caching in Accounts section hence it still shows 103. Will get updated in some time. – Sachin Shanbhag Apr 6 '11 at 12:31
@Nikhil to improve performance, I guess the accounts tab show cached data while the profile page show "real time" data - when a question with answers gets deleted they probably don't have loop that reduce 1 from the cache of all answers but I'm sure there's daily job for this. If tomorrow you'll still see the difference it's really a bug. :) – Shadow Wizard Apr 6 '11 at 12:40
@Shadow: ok, I will wait for tomorrow, and let see what will happen :) – Nikhil Jain Apr 6 '11 at 15:43
@YOU good catch! @Nikhil - you were correct all along, bug indeed.. – Shadow Wizard Apr 7 '11 at 7:24
@Shadow:If it is a bug then where should I report? – Nikhil Jain Apr 7 '11 at 7:27
Nikhil - you already reported it by posting here with "bug" tag - that's the proper way to report, and the moderators will take a look in their own time. They're not always telling when they plan to fix but many bugs are getting fixed then they change the tag to "status-completed". The other question @YOU found is also related and he bumped it so it's all good. :) – Shadow Wizard Apr 7 '11 at 7:33

You've answered this question two times.

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may be 102 answers in your profile mean that you have answered 102 questions.

but account page is probably actally counting your answers, so it is total 103 answers.

ps: I don't mean this shoundn't fix, but I noticed like that.

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It might be the reason but I have noticed one more thing, see my answer. – Nikhil Jain Apr 7 '11 at 5:10

I think, if you give any answer to a question and later the question has been closed due to some reasons then it might considered in the account page.

I am giving this reasoning because I found that as I have asked 2 questions on meta, one is closed and second is active but on account page, it showing 1 question.

so may be it applies the same logic on answers too.

If it is the correct reasoning then still it should be correct.

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you have more than 3 answers on closed questions[1,2,3], thats not related IMHO. – YOU Apr 7 '11 at 5:21
@YOU: Nice finding that means reason is something else. – Nikhil Jain Apr 7 '11 at 5:23

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