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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 '14 at 14:23
  • @nicael See this question. – 410_Gone Jun 10 '15 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”.

  • 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. – Christian Rau Sep 23 '14 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 '14 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 '14 at 17:15

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