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Mobile App: Stack Exchange iOS App version 1.6.6.2

Does anyone else have a discrepancy between their Tag Tallies when looking in the web (my dba.se profile):

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as compared to my dba.se profile in the mobile app:

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In particular, I'm looking at the 389 vs 486 for the sql-server tag (as well as the other sql-server-20XX tags) and also the total count being reflected of 186 vs 166. I'm not worried about the numbers so much as the fact that they just don't match.

Upon further digging this looks like this is site agnostic as my Stack Overflow profile shows similar discrepancies matching the calculation breakdowns as identified by Peter Vandivier in the answers below.

Stack Overflow Web site:

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Stack Overflow Profile in Mobile Client:

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  • My screen is slightly different from yours, are you running the latest version? Stack Exchange Android App Version 1.0.95 – McNets Sep 5 at 21:30
  • @McNets Yes, it's up-to-date. I'm running Version 1.6.6.2 on iOS. – John Eisbrener Sep 6 at 1:53
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Per this Meta answer, this looks to be intentional.

The desktop site aggregation sums only answers while mobile sums both questions and answers (display format being sum-tag-count). Curiously - drill down on both sites reveals all posts regardless of type. Count appears to be consistent between the two.

Anecdotally from my top tags (as of right now, see screencaps below) I'll select a few that are easy to compare

+-----------------+-------------+-------------+
|                 | mobile      | desktop     |
+-----------------+-----+-------+-----+-------+
| tag             | sum | count | sum | count |
+-----------------+-----+-------+-----+-------+
| restore         | 13  | 3     | 8   | 3     |
+-----------------+-----+-------+-----+-------+
| powershell      | 11  | 5     | 7   | 5     |
+-----------------+-----+-------+-----+-------+
| sql-server-2012 | 11  | 4     | 7   | 4     |
+-----------------+-----+-------+-----+-------+

restore drill-down (screencap) shows...

  • +1 (answer)
  • +7 (answer)
  • +5 (question)

..which should be 13/3 mobile | 8/3 desktop

powershell drill-down (screencap) shows...

  • +2 (question)
  • +2 (answer)
  • +2 (question)
  • +1 (answer)
  • +4 (answer)

...which should be 11/5 mobile | 7/5 desktop

sql-server-2012 drill-down (screencap) shows...

  • +1 (answer)
  • +2 (answer)
  • +2 (answer) (community wiki - but this isn't displayed in the summary page)
  • +4 (answer)
  • +4 (question)

...which should be 13/5 mobile | 9/5 desktop until you exclude the community wiki answer which brings it to the displayed tallies of 11/4 mobile | 7/4 desktop

mobile-site-petervandivier-top-tags

desktop-site-petervandivier-top-tags

  • That does look to be what’s going on. Nice digging! Now I wonder, is it intended to be different between the two on purpose? – John Eisbrener Sep 6 at 12:33
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    @JohnEisbrener apparently yes. It is intentional ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ – Peter Vandivier Sep 8 at 9:15

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