As far as I can tell, tag scoring (used as a counter towards a tag badge) measures score based on how many upvotes all answers under a certain tag have gathered. It does not count accepted answers however.

I was wondering why is this the case, and whether this can/should be changed. Presumably, one would like to avoid having an OP generate two scores with an upvote + accepted. However, oftentimes new users have no upvoting privileges and thus can only accept an answer. Even when they do upvote and accept, it can be said that it deserves two scores.

• Thanks! Edited as suggested verbatim – Yuval Spiegler Nov 13 '16 at 22:33
• This would be a system-wide change that would need to be implemented by the SE developers. The place for such requests is Meta Stack Exchange--we have no say over the issue. That said, I'm pretty sure this has been asked on meta.SE already. My solution would be for OPs to automatically have the privilege of upvoting answers to their own questions, even if they can't upvote otherwise. That has also been raised before, & has been declined emphatically based on the reasoning that it would be inappropriate for new users to award 10 points (but it is OK for them to award 15), to inhibit cheating. – gung - Reinstate Monica Nov 13 '16 at 23:58
• Declining for the reasons listed by animuson. Vote early & vote often! – Shog9 Apr 26 '17 at 4:03