Today I searched tag from the tag option in SO. I got this result:

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It shows X 10 and "8 asked this month, 8 asked this year." When I click on the tag, or on the hyperlink "8 asked this month," I get this page:


Here it shows "0 questions tagged."

Why does this happen? Is it a bug, or a known behavior?

How can I see the questions tagged ?

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    Caching. When in doubt, the answer is always caching. Nov 2, 2012 at 13:44

2 Answers 2


The obvious reason here is most likely SO's very aggressive caching algorithms[1].

I think that the got BURNiNATED in the past 10 minutes, and now your tag counts are all whacked up. Give it 5 or so minutes and it should sort itself out.


What's happened is that there are no questions with the tag, but there were some in the very recent past.

Give it 24 hours and the tag will be removed from the system so the info page (including wiki) will disappear.

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    I couldn't tell that there were no questions, Mr. Obvious. And why is this answer a CW? Nov 2, 2012 at 13:50
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    @Richard, ChrisF has transcended the very concept of reputation on meta, and now posts all his answers CW, as far as I can tell. Nov 2, 2012 at 13:52
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    @RichardJ.RossIII "Mr. Obvious?" Let's be a little more civil, shall we?
    – casperOne
    Nov 2, 2012 at 14:01
  • Then why it shows learn X 10?
    – Jaguar
    Nov 2, 2012 at 15:07
  • @Jaguar - caching.
    – ChrisF Mod
    Nov 2, 2012 at 15:09
  • What is caching? And how it results in this behaviour?
    – Jaguar
    Nov 2, 2012 at 15:14
  • @Jaguar - Start here - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cache_(computing) - basically computed data is only updated every so often so may be out of date at some point.
    – ChrisF Mod
    Nov 2, 2012 at 15:17

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