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Apparently Jon Skeet has decided to test if reputation is stored as an int by causing an overflow. On the way there he has broken yet another boundary. He now has more than a million reputation on Stack Overflow.

But that causes this weird "1108k" to appear instead of a clean "1.1M":

Jon Skeet user card

My feature request is to add the M. And if you're at it, maybe also B, T and Q? That should then be enough until the sun becomes a red giant and engulfs the Stack Exchange servers.

I'm reporting this as a feature request, because so far I wasn't able to see a bug. Since the number of bronze badges already wraps to the next line, he should need a lot more reputation to actually break something.

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    Hm, apparently the "jon-skeet" tag doesn't exist anymore. But there are 369 questions that include his name! Jan 15 '18 at 8:09
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  • Oh, I thought that one was fixed already. Should the other question be edited to also include this one and then this question be closed as a duplicate of that one? Jan 15 '18 at 8:14
  • No no, the other one is for chat only, and more "urgent" since it actually breaking something. Jan 15 '18 at 8:16
  • Then what is the reason for the downvotes? I think I counted at least three now. Edit: Yep, three. Jan 15 '18 at 8:17
  • @ShadowtheHedgehogWizard What does it break? The bronze badges aren't visible anymore, but that's also the case for a lot of other people. Jan 15 '18 at 8:19
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    And why the title change? It's not milli, but mega: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unit_prefix#Metric_prefixes Jan 15 '18 at 8:20
  • To be consistent with the "k" and not "K"... feel free to revert the change, nothing critical. Jan 15 '18 at 8:20
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    Downvotes are just because people are against the idea. Jan 15 '18 at 8:44
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    A standard form would be 1,000k and only switching to M on 10M.
    – Helmar
    Jan 15 '18 at 10:28
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    Really? Where is such a standard defined? Also I clearly see "2K" in a lot of places. Jan 15 '18 at 10:31
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    That was already the second comment, but it was seen as only related, not a duplicate, because apparently that one actually causes a bug. But I still don't know which one, nobody answered my question regarding that. Jan 15 '18 at 13:50
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    @Fabian I can think of two ways to confirm it. The first one (and the most realistic one) is to ask a Stack Exchange employee who has access to the source code. The second one is to wait until Jon Skeet (or someone else) reaches 10 million reputation, but with the current trajectory that will take about 90 years. Jan 15 '18 at 15:09
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    It shows 1.0 m in the user accounts. See in the left side of his account activity page. stackoverflow.com/users/22656/jon-skeet
    – Nog Shine
    Jan 15 '18 at 16:34
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Jon Skeet strikes again! Jon and other members of the "two comma club" had reputation that was showing up as 1.2m in some places and 1235k in others. This issue is now fixed across all sites and should use the 1.2m format anywhere that the reputation is shown like this:

A screenshot of Jon Skeet's reputation summary where it now shows 1.2m instead of 1235k

I'll see you again at 1 billion!

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    If anyone reaches that mark I will eat my Winter Bash hats.
    – Ollie
    Jan 25 at 18:46
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    Yay, this calls for celebratory fries from the big yellow M!
    – Luuklag
    Jan 25 at 19:15
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    Are those Megareps or Mebireps? Jan 25 at 22:05
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    Those are millireps, it's a lowercase "m". Jan 26 at 8:21
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    @Wrigglenite nice, so I have a million times more reputation than JonSkeet. :) Jan 27 at 9:22
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    @Ollie If anyone reaches that mark I will eat my Winter Bash hats and vomit them. Feb 16 at 0:13

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