This could be a minor bug, or maybe some cache issue, but I wanted to highlight that there is a count mismatch when we check the unanswered questions from the "Questions" tab, "Unanswered" sub-tab and the "Unanswered" tab. If this is not a bug, then I would like to know what is the difference between these two tabs.

"Questions" tab, "Unanswered" sub-tab

Unanswered tab

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    We seriously need a Caching-Themesong...I propose the theme of Malvin! Nov 2, 2011 at 9:37
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    Note: 421 853 - are questions with no upvoted answers (at least on the picture). It's not the same as all unanswered questions.
    – beryllium
    Nov 2, 2011 at 9:41
  • @beryllium - Its the same. If you check the tooltip on the First image in SO, then you will find it says "question with no upvoted answers" Nov 2, 2011 at 9:43
  • On SE sites, unanswered questions is used to mean questions with no up-voted answers. This includes also questions without answers, since a question without answers doesn't have any up-voted answer.
    – apaderno
    Nov 2, 2011 at 10:06
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    hm, very interesting. now i can see that counts had changed and values are almost equal.
    – beryllium
    Nov 2, 2011 at 10:08

1 Answer 1


It seems the pages are cached differently, as I see the same value for both the pages.



  • Its different at different times. I believe when there are new questions coming in at same time, the counts mismatch due to caching I believe. You can check after sometime again, that counts will again mismatch Nov 2, 2011 at 10:22
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    That is because the pages are cached differently. What I mean is that the pages take their data from different caches, which are then rebuilt in different times (or set as invalid in different times).
    – apaderno
    Nov 2, 2011 at 10:26

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