I looked at my tags section and saw two numbers without an explanation.

I'm guessing one of these is tag score, and that is what I'm looking for to see my progress towards a tag badge.

Is there an explanation for what the numbers mean?


The number on the left is total tag score (=score on answers + score on questions). This is different from the score on your profile page on the main site, which only shows the total answer score. (See this question and its duplicate for more information about that discrepancy.)

The number on the right is the total number of posts (questions and answers) in that tag.

  • Is there a way to find the tag score used by tag badges? – haykam Mar 14 '17 at 0:24
  • Yes. That score is your answer score, which is shown on your profile page when viewed in a web browser. – Shokhet Mar 14 '17 at 0:28
  • Isn't that the total score for all tags? I'm just looking at one tag. – haykam Mar 14 '17 at 0:29
  • There's also a minimum number of answers requirement for tag badges. – Robert Longson Mar 14 '17 at 0:29
  • @haykam he means this page – Robert Longson Mar 14 '17 at 0:30
  • @haykam Right, but if you're looking at your numbers in the app, you will see a number that includes the votes on your questions – Shokhet Mar 14 '17 at 0:30
  • @Shokhet That includes questions and answers. Tag badges only count total score for answers. – haykam Mar 14 '17 at 0:31
  • @RobertLongson Thank you for the better link. Editing my answer now – Shokhet Mar 14 '17 at 0:31
  • @haykam If you view the count in the app, it will include questions and answers. If you look here in a browser (and not in the Stack Exchange app), then the number shown on the left corresponds to answer score, without counting votes on questions – Shokhet Mar 14 '17 at 0:34
  • That's dumb. Couldn't they just have both? – haykam Mar 14 '17 at 0:36
  • @haykam I don't know which way is better; I just find it confusing that the number on the left means different things on the web and in the app. I think that whatever the number is, it should have a consistent meaning. See meta.stackexchange.com/q/243048/266359 and the linked duplicate – Shokhet Mar 14 '17 at 0:39

The number on the left is your score in the tag, the number on the right is the number of posts that you've made that reference that tag.

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    Looks like you were ninja'd with this answer from Shokhet. I'm giving acceptance to their answer, but I'll still upvote yours. – haykam Mar 14 '17 at 0:27

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