It's me again ;) The other day the endorsement counts of high-level forums ("Hardware & Software", "Software Development", "Web Development", etc.) caught my attention.
Here's a screenshot of the endorsements strip shown above the page footer of the Software Development forum.
If I hover over an avatar (in this case mine) a tooltip is shown that tells "30 C++ Endorsements".
That doesn't seem to conform to the information I find on my profile page:
All my received endorsements are in Software Development forums, so adding them all up 15+8+8 = 31 (should equal the 30 shown in the previous screenshot )
Sure I understand that the endorsement counts are summed up for parent forums, however, why not say "30 Software Development Endorsements" instead?
Wouldn't that be more representative, more clear, and less misleading?
To me it just doesn't make any sense to say that a person got N XYZ Endorsements for a certain parent forum, N being the sum of endorsements earned in the child forums, XYZ being one specific child forum.
 I believe it was by design that the endorsement strips above the page footers of forums are only updated at certain time intervals, so I ignored that for the point I'm trying to make in this post.