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I don't really enjoy the ragged view of linked posts:

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This feature request is to use a format that suggested in Related questions with over 99 score display incorrectly; something that matches the user-profile tags page in terms of the tally:

That is, use abbreviations for 1000+ (k for 1,000+, m for 1,000,000+, ...).

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    m stays for morpfloggles, by the way. So it should be M
    – nicael
    Sep 20, 2014 at 14:23
  • @nicael See this question. Jun 10, 2015 at 18:41

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At the time of writing, it seems like entries with scores from 1 to 3 digits are aligned.

But with 4-digit scores and 3-digit negative scores, the alignment is broken, as shown below (it's the Related/Linked sidebar of this post).

mis-alignment

Using abbreviation like k = 1000+ won't work for the -157 entry in the screenshot.

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I think this is a good suggestion (I posted this proposal because I wasn't aware of this one).

I wouldn't go as far as abbreviating for instance 1243 as you seem to suggest. (Reputation is for instance not abbreviated for such small numbers.) I would however suggest starting to abbreviate numbers when they reach 10.000 and above.

For example, I'd suggest changing this

With full score visible

to this:

Score with k suffix

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According to international standards (ISO, SI etc.), the SI prefix symbol k (kilo) must not stand alone; thus, it is wrong to write “1 k” (or even worse “1k”) for “1000”.

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  • Now the only question that remains is if the site is to adhere to ISO standards in each and every regard or if votes are an SI unit. Sep 23, 2014 at 12:32
  • According to the same standards, "k" is always 1000, for 1024 you should use "ki" (for "kibi"): so adherence to those standards has already gone.
    – Richard
    Sep 23, 2014 at 14:10
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    When you're there, the space should be a thin space by the typographical rules, and as a thin space, also non-stretchable. And after all, who in the world cares about ISO on websites? And who in the world cares about ISO but engineers and people who believe that 9001 makes a company better (disclaimer: it does not).
    – yo'
    Oct 30, 2014 at 17:15

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