As seen in the screenshot of tag osx's top users (in this case bmike):

2.6k 983 bmike

There are two numbers, 2.6k and 983 before his avatar and various details. There are no headers detailing what these two numbers are.

What are these two numbers?


The left number is the sum of the scores of answers to questions tagged with the tag in question or questions with that tag (there are two separate sections of top users). Upvotes increment the number and downvotes decrement.

The right number is the number of posts (again, answers or questions depending on section) associated with that tag. One answer or question increments the number by one. Clicking this number opens a search page filtered to the type of post by that user with that tag.

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