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I was looking at User main page and I saw that there is a set of three tags associated to each user name. I am wondering how these tags are chosen, how does the algorithm work?

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I think These are the three tags that the user has generated the most rep from.

For instance, my own list of ,, & are the tags that I have earned the most rep relating to. Here is an image that should give you a better understanding of what that means:


Die2niteReps

This is a breakdown of my rep-gain from the tag.

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  • Die2Nite doesn't have spaces/dashes in it... Mar 22 '11 at 21:35
  • @Ullallulloo You're absolutely correct. :)
    – GnomeSlice
    Mar 23 '11 at 18:32
  • Close, but it appears to be rep from Answers, not Questions. At least on my tags, it took glass="answered 1 non-wiki question for 9 rep" over redstone="asked 2 non-wiki questions for 6 rep, answered 2 non-wiki questions for 9 rep". (with alphabetical order taking glass first as they both had 9 answer-rep).
    – Cyclops
    Apr 24 '11 at 12:51
  • Then again, it could be random or time-based :) I just looked at your tags, @GnomeSlice - and they were Minecraft, game-mechanics, Halo-2. Of which game-mechanics shows zero rep for answers.
    – Cyclops
    Apr 24 '11 at 12:55

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