Currently the only options for sorting tags in the profile page is by votes or name. Can we include the option to sort by post count? I think this will be useful because it more accurately reflects a user's interests than sorting by votes. It would look pretty much like this:

UI Mockup

In the following example sql-server would come after .net, followed by asp.net-mvc.

Tags by votes

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    You could use this Data.Se query – Some Helpful Commenter Mar 22 '13 at 17:04
  • @SomeHelpfulCommenter Thanks that works, but it doesn't count question tags. Also, my main point was to see if we can get support for that directly on the profile page. – p.s.w.g Mar 22 '13 at 19:02
  • It counts either answers or questions. That's why the weird join clause of pt.PostID = p.id or pt.postID = q.id – Some Helpful Commenter Mar 22 '13 at 19:04
  • @SomeHelpfulCommenter hmm well then the numbers I'm getting are very inconsistent with my profile page. – p.s.w.g Mar 22 '13 at 19:07
  • Looks like something's wrong, I'm looking into it – Some Helpful Commenter Mar 22 '13 at 19:49
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    I found the problem. Data.Se was refreshed on Mar 17 and you've been fairly active since then – Some Helpful Commenter Mar 22 '13 at 20:04

This was a feature I wanted as well, so I created a query on data.SE to do it:

My Tags by Post Count

Hope it helps for future reference.


I don't know how they sorted the and , but in my profile page, the sorting seems to be done like this:

  1. Tag with most votes at top().
  2. Tags with equal scores but different number of answers I have are sorted based on number of answers(DESC order).
  3. Use alphabetical sorting at the end to sort remaining tags with same score and same number of answers.


  • Right, I'd basically like it to sort by (2), then (1), then (3). – p.s.w.g Mar 22 '13 at 16:32

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