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Grokking the meaning of discussion count in profile on this forum

peregrineperegrine MVP
edited April 2012 in Vanilla 2.0 - 2.8

I am trying to understand the meaning of the number of discussion count
on the lefhand side of the page on this forum e.g. on this link

as of now it says 1 discussion and 12 comments.

Before you answer the question automatically. count the number of initiated discussions and the number of comments. There must be some logic somewhere - but my illogical mind can't find a real pattern unless it means one discussion without a comment.

I may not provide the completed solution you might desire, but I do try to provide honest suggestions to help you solve your issue.

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    UnderDogUnderDog MVP
    edited April 2012 Answer ✓

    peregrine said:
    at least 3 discussion have been started here by the user here:
    it says 1 for the discussion tag. explain that :)

    You are right and I am wrong :-) (another line for a t-shirt :-) )

    but I stick to my explanation of the difference between a discussion and the comments. Also look in the database tables. The discussions are in a separate table from the comments. I cannot explain the difference in discussion counts and actual discussions without making some silly assumptions, which I won't do.

    In this case, the counts don't matter, the way we handle the newly posted discussions and some of the comments do.

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