The tag scores script has not ran at the scheduled time of 03:00 UTC for a number of days.

Here are some other reports of this:

Is there a problem with tag score calculation?

Tag counts on my profile do not update

When is Top User per Tag Updated?

Sum of votes on tags

What's going wrong?

My profile tags page states I have a score of 0 across 1 question on :

But when I click the 0, it shows that I answered a 2nd question with a score of 2.

Update on 16/05/2013: The problem relapsed a few days ago and the tag scores are again stale. Can we get this fixed once and for all?

Update on 14/05/2014: This has started receiving more upvotes over the last few days. My guess is this has relapsed again.

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    Every 6 to 8 weeks (sorry, I had to) :P
    – Doorknob
    Commented Apr 27, 2013 at 3:00
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    another 3am UTC has come and passed with no update to tag totals (about 6h ago, (+- 1h)). :)
    – Will Ness
    Commented Apr 30, 2013 at 9:13
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    Been broken for days for me, hence the bounty Commented May 1, 2013 at 8:14
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    Been broken for a few days for me too. Commented May 1, 2013 at 8:17
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    OK, I get it, we're all not getting our tag scores updated. Can we stop commenting now? I'm extremely inclined to remove my "informative" answer at this point. Commented May 1, 2013 at 8:24
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    @BoltClock'saUnicorn I don't think your answer answers the question. Sure, it tells us when the script is ran, but it doesn't say why it isn't working. Commented May 1, 2013 at 8:37
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    Leafless cherry-tree // Tag scores not yet updated // One more day has passed </fake poetry>
    – Will Ness
    Commented May 2, 2013 at 6:16
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    I noticed my tag's score isn't updating from at least 4/5 days.
    – Heisenbug
    Commented May 2, 2013 at 12:45
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    I want my TAG BADGES!!!! Not to be confused with I want my two dollars!!
    – Taryn
    Commented May 2, 2013 at 13:46
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    I think SO staff should say something: there is a bug, some work in progress, the feature was removed, something. You can't stay silent about this for 6 days. Commented May 2, 2013 at 14:18
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    @dcernahoschi All of the community and developer staff spent the last week in New York. Between meetings and the general disruption to our usual routines, we are a bit behind on meta posts. I'll pass this one along to the dev team.
    – Adam Lear StaffMod
    Commented May 2, 2013 at 17:31
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    @BoltClock'saUnicorn: Ya, without an official dev response, all you can really say is "let's see if it keeps running." I mean, when this was originally posted, it only skipped one day and then ran the next day. Perhaps it just happened not to error out this day and will continue onto another non-running streak tomorrow.
    – animuson StaffMod
    Commented May 5, 2013 at 4:12
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    @animuson you were right, it ran yesterday, but not today.
    – bool.dev
    Commented May 7, 2013 at 4:54
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    Didn't run for me last night either. Commented May 15, 2013 at 7:55
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    @AnnaLear, can anyone from SO inside provide an answer tell exactly what happened, is the update script policy changed? I don't care if it is running daily or monthly, most people may satisfied when a clear announcement/explanation is given. Currently the system seems give user a feeling that it is experiencing some unpredictable scenario cause update scripts randomly up and down.
    – yorkw
    Commented May 17, 2013 at 3:37

2 Answers 2


One of our daily scheduled jobs was timing out, causing tag scores to not refresh.

We changed the way we were calling the job that was timing out, so this issue shouldn't recur.

Sorry for the trouble!

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    Issue is back I have posted another question meta.stackexchange.com/questions/217198/…
    – Satpal
    Commented Jan 23, 2014 at 10:53
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    Looks like it's only getting worse. Maybe make it a weekly process so that at least it's stable and we know when to look forward for it to be updated, like SEDE data? Commented Apr 11, 2014 at 22:19
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    FWIW, looks like the issue is back.
    – zx81
    Commented Jul 30, 2014 at 3:31
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    Issue is back, I confirm Commented Jul 30, 2014 at 5:54
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    Yes, the issue (or another with the same effect) is recurring.
    – J0e3gan
    Commented Aug 1, 2014 at 15:51
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    I'm not getting impatient but wondering why such a great site can't fix this issue easily. Again, tag score didn't update since last two days :(
    – P0W
    Commented Oct 4, 2014 at 7:06
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    Issue is back - my tagcount have not been updated in three days ... Commented May 30, 2015 at 1:41
  • @davidkonrad I made a post about this meta.stackoverflow.com/questions/295680/… it appears to be working again; I wish they could fix it permanently, however
    – royhowie
    Commented Jun 1, 2015 at 6:42
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    It's back.. Or still there. Commented Oct 24, 2015 at 20:42
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    Two and half years later, any light in the end of the tunnel? :) Commented Nov 26, 2015 at 9:10
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    The issue is still there, haven't seen the update for about a week
    – Kevin Kopf
    Commented Feb 27, 2016 at 1:12
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    I'm afraid to say it's back.. Commented Feb 27, 2016 at 9:44
  • Seems it is back. Has not updated for at least 5 days.
    – Cleb
    Commented Feb 29, 2016 at 10:54
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    @Cleb Yes mine too. Can we have some feedback about it?
    – gmponos
    Commented Mar 27, 2016 at 14:23
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    It seems to be happening again now -- I have some tags that don't seem to show at least a few days of changes.
    – Glen_b
    Commented Oct 3, 2016 at 0:48

The tag-score job appears to be running again (yay!), but if it goes down again, or if someone is impatient with the once-a-day updates, I posted a page that gets the Tag Scores for a given user.

It returns results that are up-to-the-minute (excepting possible caching, by the API, on repeat requests). The results are fully sortable and searchable.

Update: The page now accepts URL parameters. EG:

Here's what the page looks like for the OP's current tag scores:

(Click for larger image)
Sample results

Note that the API's "top-answer-tags" path could not be used, because it appears to be updated by the same daily job at the heart of this question, and it only returns the top 30 results.

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    Good one, excellent work! For my id (1983854) I get two different tables. The first one does not order the score properly: I get 97, 9, 9..., 7, 68, 66, 6... Commented May 8, 2013 at 11:21
  • Interestingly, the first time I loaded the page, it said I had a score of 98 for the HTML tag. Reloading it gave the same as the screenshot. Good job! Commented May 8, 2013 at 11:44
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    Too bad you missed the +200 bounty by 3 hours... it's a much better answer than Anna's. Commented May 8, 2013 at 11:48
  • @fedorqui, Fixed the bug whereby tag names that are reserved-words crashed the array sort. Check out the new link. It should work better for you. Commented May 8, 2013 at 12:42
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    Great! I cannot +1 again, so here you are a (ferrari) as a modest present for good work :D Commented May 8, 2013 at 12:44
  • Argh, I'd of gave you the bounty if you'd have replied a little earlier :( Commented May 8, 2013 at 15:02
  • @mattytommo, no worries. Commented May 8, 2013 at 15:04
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    This tool deserves hosting that is more permanent than JS Bin. Commented May 16, 2013 at 16:13
  • @AwesomePoodles: this is great - just one request: can you modify it so the "Answers" link escapes special characters (otherwise, it doesn't work for tags like "c#")
    – RobSiklos
    Commented Jul 25, 2013 at 14:33
  • @RobSiklos, Done. Commented Jul 25, 2013 at 20:00
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    @AwesomePoodles: Feature request: I added answer counts too in jsbin.com/azeqec/6; this allows you to see if you are eligable for a tag badge or not (100 votes and 20 answers for bronze, 400 votes and 80 answers for silver and 1000 votes and 200 answers for gold). Commented Nov 10, 2013 at 15:12
  • @MartijnPieters: Okay, added that column to the answer. Commented Nov 11, 2013 at 6:53
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    @Awesome: Awesome! :-) Commented Nov 11, 2013 at 8:19
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    I went through your code in JS Bin and it's really nice! Great job buddy. Can't upvote you more because I already up-voted you sometime ago. :D God bless your life. Commented Apr 5, 2014 at 18:37

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