Since the m in mviews supposedly stands for mega- as in the International System of Units it should be abbreviated with a capital M as Mviews.

Unless I'm misunderstanding it, and those are milli-views :-)

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    You are clearly misunderstanding it. "m" stands for morpfloggles, which is 1,003,214, and is definitely correct.
    – Antony
    Apr 16, 2014 at 14:49
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    views are not an ISO unit (neither are bytes, kibibyte advocates! :P)
    – Wooble
    Apr 16, 2014 at 15:05
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    Given that one-thousandth of a view is meaningless, I'm guessing everyone understands it, and you've found something even more pedantic to point out than a pluralization bug. This is innovation. Congratulations!
    Apr 16, 2014 at 15:23

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It doesn't stand for "mega". It stands for "million" and then we used to place the "m" in a somewhat weird location. This is no longer a thing we do, so here we are. :)

  • Well, arguably since we switched t --> k then we are using a form of the ISO standard. That being said, lowercase looks better, views are indivisible, and the number of questions which have mviews are low enough that it doesn't matter. Lastly, you need only mouse over the number and you'll get a better representation anyway. stackoverflow.com/search?q=views%3A1000000
    – Pollyanna
    May 28, 2014 at 18:08
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    @AdamDavis By the time we're done, this will be the most gorgeous bike shed ever. :)
    – Adam Lear StaffMod
    May 28, 2014 at 18:11
  • That's why I'm here!
    – Pollyanna
    May 28, 2014 at 18:14

First of all, I think it is rather feature request, than bug.

Second, from Wikipedia

Mega is a unit prefix in the metric system denoting a factor of one million (106 or 1000000). It was confirmed for use in the International System of Units (SI) in 1960.

I was unable to find International System of Units there unfortunately.

Third, while they probably should, I don't think it is really important to?
Forth, it how will it look? Let's see.

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