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A picture with freehand circle says more than a thousand wordS:

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(names have been covered to protect the innocent)

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    I hope you're prepared for one of the SE staff to come round your door armed with a giant S. Feb 6, 2018 at 15:35
  • if( n>1): "comments"; else: "comment"... perhaps a pet peeve of some (including me), but if only one text is possible, it makes sense to leave it in plural tense, as it applies for far more cases than when there is only one comment I guess.
    – DarkCygnus
    Feb 6, 2018 at 16:37
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    That would work for English, but not e.g. for Stack Overflow на русском where you have 1 комментарий, 2-4 комментария and 5+ комментариев. (Though I'm not sure if the moderator tools have been translated into Russian.)
    – Glorfindel Mod
    Feb 6, 2018 at 16:39
  • @Glorfindel all (ok, most of) moderator pages are translatable via Transifex. But now there are weird issues with translations. Feb 6, 2018 at 20:05
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    BTW, plurals in Russian are slightly harder: one (1, 21, 31...) “комментарий”, two (2-4, 22-24, 32-34...) “комментария”, many (5-20, 25-30, 35-40...) “комментариев”. Feb 6, 2018 at 20:13
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    @alexolut я знаю.
    – Glorfindel Mod
    Feb 6, 2018 at 20:32
  • It's just very unlikely that someone would add 5 or more comments to a question while flagging it...
    – Glorfindel Mod
    Feb 6, 2018 at 20:33
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    Cyrillic handwriting (and italic) is still hard for me.
    – Glorfindel Mod
    Feb 6, 2018 at 21:12
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    @alexolut Next time the CEO emeritus of Stack Exchange would have to bring more troubles, a Й, a Я, and a pair of ЕВ. Feb 7, 2018 at 2:48

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At some time in the distant past the translation string was properly pluralized.

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