In the user profile, questions on which the user has posted more than one answer are grouped into one.

This leads to a wrong answer count: I, for example, don't currently have 169 answers on Meta; instead there are 169 questions I have answered.

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  • Possible duplicate of meta.stackexchange.com/questions/40953/…
    – juan
    Commented Apr 5, 2010 at 19:53
  • You can see on that link, that this is [status-bydesign]
    – juan
    Commented Apr 5, 2010 at 19:54
  • @Downvoter: How is that question even remotely a dupe?
    – balpha StaffMod
    Commented Apr 5, 2010 at 20:01
  • Because it's the same question?
    – juan
    Commented Apr 5, 2010 at 20:04
  • (it's a particular case of what you're saying, read the accepted answer)
    – juan
    Commented Apr 5, 2010 at 20:04
  • @Downvoter: Is it possible you mistyped the number? I'm not ruling out that I've posted a dupe, but the question you linked to has nothing to do with mine -- mine is about the Answer count, yours is about the number of votes on the particular answers.
    – balpha StaffMod
    Commented Apr 5, 2010 at 20:06
  • well, I see it's kinda a dupe, actually, I meant to say the answer is addressing the issue, and it's mark as bydesign. So it would be a duplicate of the answer, so you're right. I'd unvote to close.
    – juan
    Commented Apr 5, 2010 at 20:09
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    @Downvoter: The folding of several answers into one link is by-design -- I understand that. But the number above the list (169 in my example) is not COUNT(*) FROM Answers WHERE Owner=Me, as the wording suggests, but instead it's COUNT(*) FROM Question WHERE AnsweredByMe -- which is a different number as soon as I have several answers on the same question.
    – balpha StaffMod
    Commented Apr 5, 2010 at 20:16
  • 1
    you are right, I misread
    – juan
    Commented Apr 5, 2010 at 20:18

1 Answer 1


This will be fixed in the next build, showing the actual total answers, rather than the number of questions answered.

Previously this total was the row total...but since answers are rolled-up before that happens, this was incorrect.


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