I noticed something odd today with the biml tag.

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4 questions in the past 30 days, 4 of which have been answered (by me). Prior to posting this, each of my answers were at 0 upvotes (all hail the unsung hero).

I see that "Only non community-wiki questions and answers are included in these totals (updated daily)" but none of the questions were cw.

Question the first

Is the top users logic then that people will only be listed if they have had upvotes, regardless of answer acceptance?

Question the second

If that logic, answer score > 0, is true, does that truly reflect top tag users?


Searching on top users netted the related questions.

  • For Q1, yes that's tag scores i.e. number of net votes.
    – Mat
    Commented Feb 13, 2014 at 17:23

1 Answer 1


Answer the first

The users are picked in the tag page according to total of the scores they have made, a simple hover over the numbers will show a tooltip saying that.

Answer the second

Yes, I do not know why SE people chose this criteria (score instead of acceptance), but IMO scores will definitely reflect the opinion of larger number of people, while acceptance will only reflects the opinion of the askers, a question can only have one asker, but millions of up/down voters. I also do not see how can they (SE people) come up with a criteria the combines both things, acceptance and score. So the safest and the most accurate would be the score.

  • Seems reasonable on the second part
    – billinkc
    Commented Feb 13, 2014 at 17:45
  • The Top pages also show the number of asked/answered questions - numbers which don't count in the display order of top users. The accepted answers could be added as well. Commented Feb 13, 2014 at 17:47
  • And I don't think you answer the first question. A total of 0 score is still a score. I don't see anywhere in the tooltip to declare a "positive score" Commented Feb 13, 2014 at 17:53
  • @ypercube you are right, it doesn't specify "positive score", but I guess " TOP askers and answerers" implies that, I suppose. Commented Feb 13, 2014 at 17:57
  • @ypercube not only positive, it also picks up the top 20, so this should be mentioned as well (top 20 users with positive scores". Commented Feb 13, 2014 at 18:03

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