The Info page for a tag shows how many upvotes I received for that tag at the bottom of the page. Nice feature. But the number doesn't match with what I see in the Stats page for the tag in the All Time list, it is consistently higher. A sampling:

C# tag: info = 3764, stats = 3645
.NET tag: info = 2158, stats = 2101
C++ tag: info = 1027, stats = can't see but no badge

Etcetera, same pattern in other tags. The mismatch is a bit too large to explain it with downvotes and deleted answers, but not really sure about that. No biggie btw, I do like the Info page number better :)

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Its true, the tag info page displays the number of upvotes you got in a tag, the tag stats does a sum(Score) so the tag info page will almost always be higher.

I have a few options here:

  1. Go with sum(Score) in both spots.
  2. Go with sum(Upvotes) in both spots (too slow for stats so not going to happen)
  3. Change nothing (improve the descriptions)

I'm not sure what to go with.

Changed it so we go with (1) everywhere, it should cut down on confusion.

  • You're going too fast for me Sam. How is "Score" different from "Upvotes"? Are you adding answer marks to "Score" in addition to upvotes? That doesn't add up. Aug 20, 2010 at 0:04
  • Score = Upvotes - Downvotes
    – waffles
    Aug 20, 2010 at 0:06
  • Ouch, licking my wounds at the number of downvotes I must have gotten. Hundreds? Dozens, at most, I thought. Kinda sure btw. I can see perf as a problem, go ahead and improve the description. Aug 20, 2010 at 0:21
  • I prefer score since it's faster and denormalized. Aug 20, 2010 at 2:07
  • I counted 73 downvotes in my rep report. Something is wrong. Aug 20, 2010 at 9:33
  • At the very least you need to improve the description - it had me confused enough to post a bug report - meta.stackexchange.com/questions/61877/… (which I've subsequently voted to close)
    – ChrisF Mod
    Aug 22, 2010 at 16:16

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