When I search for the tag "conservation-biology" the preview states that 5 questions are using the tag ("conservation-biology × 5"). However, when I go to the tag site only one question is shown, and in the top right it says "1 question tagged". This is clearly wrong and I know of other questions that are also using the tag.

The same problem happens for other tags as well (have looked at e.g. "entomology" and "ecology").


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I've just had a look at the tags you mentioned and can't seem to reproduce your problem:

shows 4 questions in the tag list and has 4 questions on the tag page.

shows 59 questions in the tag list and has 59 questions on the tag page.

shows 43 questions in the tag list and has 43 questions on the tag page.

Are you definitely on one of the regular tabs for the tag page? I.e. are you on the newest, votes or active tabs (which show all questions) rather than the frequent or unanswered tabs (which do not show all questions, only a subset).

Also check that you are not filtering between multiple tags, a search for [conservation-biology][botany] would only produce one result, for example.

I wont put this as until you've got back to us because I can't reproduce the numbers you mention (5 and 1) for the conservation biology tag in any arrangement and can't see that any questions have been active recently for it to be a caching issue. Perhaps you could try and see if the problem persists in incognito/private browsing mode or on a different computer.

  • $\begingroup$ Well, now I feel stupid. Yes I was on the "unanswered" tab. I just removed conservation-biology from an unanswered question, which is why you cannot reproduce the issue. Should I remove the Q from meta since it is a simple error on my part? $\endgroup$ Aug 13, 2013 at 10:32
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    $\begingroup$ @fileunderwater no don't worry about it, you're not the first to query this and you definitely wont be the last :) $\endgroup$
    – Rory M
    Aug 13, 2013 at 14:37

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