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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 image Evgeny  ( 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 image kintali  ( 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 image Evgeny  ( 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 image Evgeny  ( 2012-06-13 19:08:40 -0500 )edit

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

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

Yes, less clutter is good.

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

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