Determine what Top Tags are shown on a user profile


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Shows the tag scores and per-tag post counts for a given user, with the top 9 tags _by non-CW post count_ selected for showing on the profile page, then ordered by tag score. The top six of these actually make it to the profile page. There are parameters to alter the post-count cutoff point and a flag to enable counting Community Wiki posts in the per-tag post counts. The defaults for these are what is actually used, but playing with these settings can help understanding the algorithm better.

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WITH by_post_count AS (
    t.TagName AS Tag
  , COUNT(p.Id) AS [Post Count]
  , SUM(
        -- Tag score is the sum of non-CW answer scores for the tag
        WHEN (p.PostTypeId = 2 AND p.CommunityOwnedDate IS NULL) THEN p.Score
        ELSE 0
    ) AS Score
  , RANK() OVER (ORDER BY COUNT(p.Id) DESC) AS post_count_rank
  FROM Posts p
  -- If post is answer get tags via associated question, otherwise directly
  INNER JOIN PostTags pt ON pt.PostId = COALESCE(p.ParentId, p.Id)
  INNER JOIN Tags t      ON pt.TagId = t.Id
      p.OwnerUserId = ##userid:int##
  AND p.PostTypeId IN (1, 2)
  AND (
    -- Set to 0 to filter out Community Wiki posts from the post counts
    -- and scoring.
    ##countcw:int?1## != 0
    OR p.CommunityOwnedDate IS NULL
  GROUP BY t.TagName
is_considered AS (
    , Score
    , [Post Count]
    , CASE
        WHEN post_count_rank <= ##cutoff:int?8## THEN 1
        ELSE 0
      END AS [Considered]
    FROM by_post_count
  RANK() OVER (PARTITION BY Considered ORDER BY Score DESC, [Post Count] DESC)
, Tag
, Score
, [Post Count]
, Considered
    WHEN Considered = 1
     AND (RANK() OVER (PARTITION BY Considered ORDER BY Score DESC) <= ##toptagcount:int?6##)
    THEN 1
    ELSE 0
  END AS [Top Tag]
FROM is_considered
ORDER BY Considered DESC, Score DESC, [Post Count] DESC;

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