I checked yesterday and today the new homepage in the Android app. Very surprised I saw that I would almost reach a silver tag badge, that confused be because I always take a look on possible badges I can get. However I compared the score with the website and I got a total different results. See this two screenshots:

app web

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    At 72 DPI your phone is 8"x14.2". Tell us the truth, are you Bigfoot's long lost brother Bighand?
    – jmac
    Commented Dec 18, 2013 at 7:21
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    No I use a HTC One with a 4.7 inch, Full HD 1080p, 468 PPI screen.
    – rekire
    Commented Dec 18, 2013 at 7:34
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    That makes more sense (but is less fun to imagine).
    – jmac
    Commented Dec 18, 2013 at 7:36
  • Yeah that is true :D
    – rekire
    Commented Dec 18, 2013 at 7:40

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The calculation is correct, we're just displaying a different number in the app. On the website, the displayed tag score is your answer score in that tag, and you can get the value for questions by hovering your mouse over the score value. In the app, we show the combined question-and-answer score. The tooltip of the tag on your profile reads

Asked 37 non-wiki questions with a total score of 149. Gave 187 non-wiki answers with a total score of 219.

and 149+219=368. The count in both cases contains questions and answers.

Honestly, we weren't sure how to handle this in the app were there's no such thing as a tooltip. We discussed it but couldn't come to a real conclusion, so we just picked one solution for now; we're open to changing how it's displayed if a good case can be made for any version.

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    I would say use the same value like in the web . I didn't note that I could display that combined value on the website. For the badge only the answers count right so display only that relevant value.
    – rekire
    Commented Dec 18, 2013 at 12:44
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    It could be renamed to something like Tag Participation to at least signal to a user that this is not the same field shown on the web profile. I was really confused when I saw a 30+ score on the app in a tag and just 3 on the web profile.
    – asheeshr
    Commented Jan 4, 2014 at 6:43
  • There's no such thing as a tooltip on mobile, correct, but why change it in the app, but not on the mobile site?
    – 3ventic
    Commented Jan 4, 2014 at 8:43
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    I just got confused about it today as well. I even posted another question about it here on meta. I would make it the same as on web for 2 reasons: the discrepancy makes it confusing and the score in answers is more important than the score in questions.
    – Szymon
    Commented Jan 30, 2014 at 11:39
  • I guess the calculation is the same for the iOS app too then, huh? Because I've noticed that my tag scores are higher in the app.
    – user163250
    Commented Jul 22, 2014 at 2:11
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    Definitely a bad idea to show different values depending on where the user accesses their profile. It creates confusion. If you absolutely need to show the totals, add a long-press to the tags with a Toast message (or something similar). Commented Nov 4, 2014 at 19:30
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    I have just had to look this up because my 'score' is showing 1000 in a tag... but I'm still a way short on the real total. Q/A totals e.g. 19:981 might be less confusing.
    – Sobrique
    Commented Jul 8, 2015 at 19:45
  • related Commented Apr 6, 2017 at 6:23
  • It's status-by-poor-design.
    – Cœur
    Commented Jan 9, 2018 at 3:23

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