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This may be a pet peeve of mine, but the current badge overview page for tags forms the page's heading without taking into account the number of users who earned the badge. This results in the following heading (as seen here):

1 Users earned this badge. Recently awarded to:

Since we all know one isn't plural, the heading should read:

1 User earned this badge. Recently awarded to:

Can we get an if statement in the page to kill the s on Users when the number of users equals one? :)

Edit: As per the comments of kiamlaluno and GraceNote, there is more improvement here than just the plural, namely:

  1. The capitalization on user,
  2. The lack of a subject in the second sentence, and
  3. The tense of the first sentence.

All things that can be improved upon to improve the site!

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Ironinically enough, despite @David’s comment that there allegedly exists a StackExchange site for users who talk English good, the bug still exists there:

badge grammar bug

To be clear, it should not read:

1 Users earned this badge.

Instead, it should read more like this, with one user, and in lowercase:

1 user earned this badge.

On a site where users are supposed to use good English, this bug and others like it just detract from the alleged professionalism of the site. Even worse, the cognitive dissonance it sets up is far too much like a sign that reads:

cognitive dissonance sign

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Yay localization! We now support plurals without beating people up with a giant S!

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