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Tag counts on profile page

I've long been curious: where do the tags in the tags section of a user's profile come from?

For instance, this is the tags section of my profile on MSO. alt text Are all these tags from questions I'ved asked? Or answered? Or both? Or what?

marked as duplicate by user54262, studiohack, Bill the Lizard Nov 7 '10 at 1:41

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  • @Gnome: voted to close also- looks like a close dupe... – studiohack Nov 6 '10 at 1:47

It appears to be coming from both questions you've asked and answered.

Taking a look at my serverfault profile, I have 17 unique tags. Going through each of my questions and answers, I can see that each question I've asked and answer I've given belong to a different set of tags.

What's a little odd is that I am missing 4 tags from 2 questions, neither of which were ever retagged. Only thing I can think of is that they were asked by unregistered users. Maybe it doesn't count it then.

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    BTW, you can check if a user is registered or not on their profile page. – Gnome Nov 6 '10 at 1:21
  • were those questions migrated? – Jeff Atwood Nov 6 '10 at 9:47
  • @Jeff, ah yes, they were. That would be a better explanation. Shouldn't they still be counted though? – Brandon Nov 6 '10 at 13:18

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