# Does “k” really mean 1000?

Due to this question and answer What are “kviews”?, I assume 1k = 1000, 2k= 2000...

I don't believe it. Or maybe I am wrong. Please check the below images.

You will see 2kviews. But when you navigate to it, the actual view count is 15xx.

What is going on? Is it a bug?

• It is rounded to 2k. – juergen d Nov 19 '13 at 9:53
• @ juergen d, if so , do you mean 1001 views = 2k views ? – Cataclysm Nov 19 '13 at 9:55
• @Cataclysm no, 1501 views = 2K – Shadow Wizard is Ear For You Nov 19 '13 at 9:57
• By the way, you can hover over the "2 kviews" to see the actual number. :) – Shadow Wizard is Ear For You Nov 19 '13 at 10:02
• @Sha Wiz Dow Ard, yes ! I had not notice that. – Cataclysm Nov 19 '13 at 10:04
• @Cataclysm - You do not need to give space between `@` and username. See how does comment reply work. – hims056 Nov 19 '13 at 10:08
• I assume 2k means 2000 and over. As facebook like count. – Cataclysm Nov 19 '13 at 10:26
• @Cataclysm friendly warning: don't compare Stack Overflow with Facebook in your posts, it's a sensitive spot for many people here. :-D – Shadow Wizard is Ear For You Nov 19 '13 at 10:34
• @Sha Wiz Dow Ard No , I don't compare. Ah... I would like to describe well-known format.Just for an example. Hmm... has any Standard Syntax for it ? Sorry ! but I really thanks to you. – Cataclysm Nov 19 '13 at 10:42
• In case your not familiar of the route of the K as a short hand for thousand this question explains where it comes from – user217110 Nov 19 '13 at 11:33
• Given that privaledges are so much and more the 2k == 2k+ always made more sense to me – Richard Tingle Nov 19 '13 at 12:26

The number gets rounded to full thousands

``````999  views -> 999 views
1000 views -> 1k views
1499 views -> 1k views
1500 views -> 2k views
2499 views -> 2k views
``````

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• Is there any reason behind structure? – Praveen Nov 19 '13 at 9:58
• @Praveen what exactly do you expect instead of this? – Shadow Wizard is Ear For You Nov 19 '13 at 10:01
• @ShaWizDowArd - May be: 1501 -> 1.5, 2800 -> 2.8, 2499 -> 2.5 (i.e. same as user's reputation display on the post.) – hims056 Nov 19 '13 at 10:06
• @hims056 sounds like a valid feature request! – Shadow Wizard is Ear For You Nov 19 '13 at 10:10
• @hims056 , agree. I assume it is right way or rounded way. If so user will not ambiguous on it and may get more exact info. – Cataclysm Nov 19 '13 at 10:12
• @hims056 They actually do it that way with millions, so it certainly would make sense to handle thousands the same – Ral Zarek Nov 19 '13 at 10:44
• @PraveenJeganathan: Rounding, round half away from zero? – Time Traveling Bobby Nov 19 '13 at 11:46

It is a rounded number, for example, 1501 would be rounded to 2K, as would say, 2499. All rounded to the nearest thousand.