What do the "Thumbtack Tack" icons mean on the Front Page articles?

I see a thumbtack icon with a number on the images that link to former Front Page articles, just wondering what those are and what the numbers mean.

I’ve been wondering the same thing.

That is the number of comments on the article.

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Thank you!
Seems obvious now, duh on me.

I just noticed that a couple articles have the same number on the “thumbtack” as they do responses but most do not, it must mean something else?