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The Many Memes of Meta

Catchphrases and concepts that spread from person to person are known as memes, which, courtesy the Internet, can now explode across the Earth like a highly contagious virus (hence "going viral"). As ...
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38answers
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Profile Page Makeover, Part 2: the Prototype [duplicate]

Wow, that took longer than expected (though right around the 6-8 week mark), but we finally have a semi-working prototype of the new profile page. Recap There’s a longer explanation on part 1 but ...
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5answers
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“viewed 1 times”

When a post is first created, it says "viewed 1 times" in the sidebar. This should say "viewed 1 time".
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7answers
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Deleting a comment (mine) shouldn't count as a comment vote

I had an old question that I revisited in order to link it in a new answer. I noticed that in the comments Steven A Lowe had a funny comment that I -- at the time -- had responded to with "why can't I ...
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12answers
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Should ads that mimic Stack Overflow UI be allowed?

As a Stack Overflow user, ads like this one: ...confuse the hell out of me. I just spent 30 seconds trying to find the rest of the answers for the question I was reading before I realized this ...
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4answers
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“Venn Diagram” on SE About pages is not actually a Venn diagram

This is a small point (some would say pedantic) concerning the following diagram that currently appears on the About page of Stack Overflow and other Stack Exchange sites: (This is an attachment. ...
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5answers
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Are negative numbers singular or plural?

When posting a comment, the character count shows "n characters left", until you hit 1 character remaining - at which point, it switches to the singular. Fair enough. But is 0 singular? Are ...
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3answers
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Pluralization bug in unicoin sidebar!!!11!!1eleven [closed]

I have one Unicoin. Only, the sidebar keeps telling me I have "1 Unicoins". This needs to be fixed ASAP!
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4answers
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Wording of “possible/exact duplicates” when closing the question

When marking question for "duplicate", the reason in dialog window is "exact duplicate", yet when the process is completed there's a comment added that says "possible duplicate". Maybe those two ...
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4answers
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Auto revision summary has wrong plural: “added 1 characters in body”

As seen at: https://stackoverflow.com/posts/3847048/revisions Update: I'm 101% sure the down votes were due to the lack of free hands. Update 2: likes me, like me not, like me, likes me not... ...
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2answers
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The “Your flagging history” block uses the plural when the number of flags is 1

The phrase should be "1 is waiting for review."
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2answers
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1 kviews—shouldn't kviews be singular?

It's 1 vote, 1 view, yet 1 kviews? One wouldn't say one kilotons, or one kilobytes. Is there any logical reason for this?
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4answers
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Small grammar bug on area51

Part of the area51 page for The Great Outdoors currently reads: Every site needs a solid group of core users to assist in moderating the site. We recommend: 150 users with 200+ rep (currently 57 ...
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5answers
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Is there an effort to close old, “status-complete” questions? Should there be?

In the review tool here on Meta SO I'm seeing a lot of questions in the Close queue with the reason "Too localized" and the apparent reason is because it's a bug or feature request that has been ...
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3answers
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Is negative one plural?

Are grammatical mistakes a bug or not! It confuses me me (as I make the same mistakes myself). On the SO new questions list I see: The list is showing -1 as plural (-1 votes) but searching on Google ...

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