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Call me crazy but on a question's view if there is only one view, it states '1 views'. I have no idea why, but that really bothers me.

I do not think that it would be a big/hard change to make, simply add a line or two of code before the text is displayed:

viewSuffix = numOfViews == 1 ? "time" : "times";
var viewDisplay = string.Format("{0} {1}", numOfViews, viewSuffix);

Does this sort of thing bother anyone else? It seems like I am a minority on stuff like this, as I see the same 'mistake' on other websites/counters.


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marked as duplicate by Gilles, Pops, kiamlaluno, mmyers Jan 19 '12 at 2:04

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fair enough. my searching sucks apparently. please close this question. – Anders Sep 28 '09 at 14:35
Why? Let's see how far we can go with Jeff's sanity ;-) Also, you can just delete the question. – balpha Sep 28 '09 at 14:38
@Anders don't feel bad, it's not your searching that sucks, it's the site's searching that sucks. – Kip Sep 28 '09 at 15:17
@Kip: google didn't cut it either: google.com.ar/… – perbert Sep 28 '09 at 15:36
@balpha: Deleting duplicate questions is not one with the SOFU way. – Eric Sep 28 '09 at 15:46
@Eric: should we expect a new "meta question": The Zen of Stack Overflow? – perbert Sep 28 '09 at 17:28

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Dear Next Person Who Opens a Pluralization 'Bug', I will personally come to your house and bludgeon you to death with a giant S

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Why do you keep doing this smeagol? Arbitrary numbers are there for the pickings! – random Sep 28 '09 at 14:42
This way I can have an excuse for not having a big arbitrary number :) – perbert Sep 28 '09 at 14:48
Nuts to thats, your olds stuffs is viables for the upvotes. – random Sep 28 '09 at 14:51
@random: that was awesome. You just had to give me 10 arbitrary points, didn't you? – perbert Sep 28 '09 at 15:14
Oh, the huge manatee of it all! – random Sep 28 '09 at 15:19
@random: are you stalking me? – perbert Sep 28 '09 at 15:29
If so, I'm flattered :) random people generaly ignore me – perbert Sep 28 '09 at 15:39
With a "giant S" ? Where does one get one of those ? – Rook Sep 29 '09 at 3:45
@Idigas: I'm pretty sure there is a Greasemonkey script for that – perbert Sep 29 '09 at 6:11

Seriously, how long is any question going to be at ONE VIEW?

C'mon! You're not even trying to file bugs when you file this stuff! :P

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