At present views on any questions list page are round up by non decimal values


1400 -> 1k,
1501 -> 2k

which makes some confusions. Can we have round up with decimal values as well like:

1400 -> 1.4k,
1549 -> 1.5k,
2951 -> 3k,
323858 -> 323.9k

Same as we show user's reputation round up in any posts?

So if the views on interesting tab are 2549 it should show:

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instead of:

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or if the views on questions tab are 323,858 it should show:

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instead of

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Note: We may not apply this on questions with more than 100,000 views on month, interesting etc tabs due to design issue.

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    Related – juergen d Nov 19 '13 at 11:48
  • @juergend - Yes. And answer by Emrakul is what I mean. – hims056 Nov 19 '13 at 11:50
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    +1 but is it really that necessary? if you display a 150 titles on one page it's going to look really messy with all the decimal precisions – user221081 Nov 19 '13 at 11:50
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    Scientific notations FTW! – hjpotter92 Nov 19 '13 at 11:52
  • @mehow - I don't think it will look messy. However AFAIK we can see maximum 50 questions per page on any questions or unanswered tab. And 100 on interesting tab. – hims056 Nov 19 '13 at 11:57
  • i didn't mean 150 literally => "a lot", ok? – user221081 Nov 19 '13 at 11:59
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    @mehow +1 for "is it really that necessary" - I don't see this as at all important. – Dukeling Nov 19 '13 at 16:59

I favor this idea for the first example given with a low total number of views, but not for second case with a large number of views. There is a 33% difference between 1500 and 2000 views yet they are represented the same, so the decimal value would add significant data. On the other hand specifying 323.5k instead of 324k only adds visual clutter.

I propose that the decimal form shall be used for all values under 10,000.

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