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Front page: what are the numbers on tags and how are avatars selected?

asked 2012-06-13 17:43:53 -0500

kintali gravatar image

updated 2012-06-13 19:10:48 -0500

Evgeny gravatar image

I noticed couple of strange bugs in the content of the (right hand side of) front-page of askbot installations :

  • The numbers next to the tags are wrong. For example, 'askbot' tag shows 4. When I click on the tag there are actually 87 questions with 'askbot' tag.

  • How is the contributors listed on the left side ? Are they the recent contributors ? On my site, it shows only 6 contributors when there are actually 10 contributors.

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Edited the title, b/c it was not very meaningful. Also it's better when titles more or less sound like questions.

Evgeny gravatar imageEvgeny ( 2012-06-13 19:11:21 -0500 )edit

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answered 2012-06-13 17:48:43 -0500

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updated 2012-06-13 19:12:53 -0500

The contributors and tags are shown for the currently selected questions, not for all questions.

So the numbers next to the tags are - how many times those tags were used in the questions matching the current selection constrained by tags, search query or what we call "scope" (all/unanswered/followed).

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So they are shown only w.r.t the 30 questions shown on the front page ?

kintali gravatar imagekintali ( 2012-06-13 18:11:38 -0500 )edit

It should be for current matching selection. Effectively every time content you see is essentially result of search, constrained by any parameters - like tags, query string or scope (all/unanswered/followed).

Evgeny gravatar imageEvgeny ( 2012-06-13 18:16:33 -0500 )edit

So - to be honest I don't even care about those numbers. If we remove them, then there will be less db activity and display will be simpler and there will be less confusion.

Evgeny gravatar imageEvgeny ( 2012-06-13 19:08:40 -0500 )edit

Yes. I am planning to remove them on my site.

kintali gravatar imagekintali ( 2012-06-14 11:22:18 -0500 )edit

Yes, less clutter is good.

jimt gravatar imagejimt ( 2012-06-15 18:06:17 -0500 )edit

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