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The phrase should be "1 is waiting for review."

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    Either flag another or don't flag in single units.
    – random
    Apr 28, 2011 at 19:22
  • If, indeed, you want to use the numeral 1 at all.
    – Pops
    Apr 28, 2011 at 19:22
  • Moderators should not review single flags. :-)
    – apaderno
    Apr 28, 2011 at 19:25
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    @Popular Demand: When would one not want to use the numeral 1? May 13, 2011 at 9:50
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    We've seen this type of bug opened many a time, but now we have an english.stackexchange.com I now find it ever-so ironic.
    – Andy E
    May 13, 2011 at 10:02
  • @Andrew, I've always been taught to not start sentences with numerals, or to use numerals at all for numbers smaller than (depending on who you ask) ten, twelve or twenty. Of course, these are just bulleted list items in not-super-formal writing, so those rules don't necessarily apply; I'd probably design this page the same way, if it were up to me. Regardless, it looks vaguely wrong to some part of my brain.
    – Pops
    May 13, 2011 at 14:14
  • As it is a list, the text could also be "Waiting for review: 1." In the same way, the other text could be "Marked as valid: 16." (The period is not part of the text.)
    – apaderno
    May 15, 2011 at 5:43

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From The Many Memes of Meta

Dear Next Person Who Opens a Pluralization 'Bug', I will personally come to your house and bludgeon you to death with a giant S

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    In this case, it's just a matter of are versus is; he cannot use a giant S. ;-)
    – apaderno
    Apr 28, 2011 at 19:29
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    then he should use the i to anchor you on the ground before using the S.
    – DavRob60
    Apr 28, 2011 at 19:32
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    Yeah, but this is on the English site! Apr 28, 2011 at 22:16
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    @Gilles Maybe they could remove the is/are, it work with "1 waiting for review" or "512 waiting for review". But the giant S is a well-tried solution.
    – DavRob60
    Apr 29, 2011 at 0:26
  • Anyone got a monkey script to fix this, that's usually the way iznit?
    – going
    Apr 29, 2011 at 1:37
  • As alternative, "Waiting for review: 1" and "Marked as valid: 16" could be used too.
    – apaderno
    May 15, 2011 at 5:45
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The content of the block has been changed, and it now appears as in the following screenshot.

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Are and is don't appear anymore in the used strings.

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