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Questions tagged [plurals]

For questions related to the use and mis-use of pluralization in text on Stack Exchange.

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Flags description uses different number of moderators

There is inconsistency with the number of moderators in the recently added section for flag description (emphasis is mine): helpful A "helpful" flag is one that moderators or other trusted members ...
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Different results for plurals of some words

I just wasted a lot of time trying to find the question What are the differences between buttons and links? I searched for... button link button links buttons link ...but did not find anything. I ...
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Default plural form for the singular noun ‘result’

I noticed that string “{count} results” that is used for search results was updated recently. On blog, and on the site itself I see “1 results”:
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Mul­ti­ple plu­ral­iza­tion bugs on the User Ac­tiv­ity page on (at least) the Span­ish Stack Over­flow site, if not o­thers(?)

Fol­low­ing up on yes­ter­day’s some­what re­lated bug re­port, I have to­day dis­cov­ered that the User Ac­tiv­ity page on the Span­ish SO site has var­i­ous bugs in its plu­ral­iza­tion: No­tice ...
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Plu­ral­iza­tion bug in re­ported badges on Span­ish and Por­tu­guese Stack Over­flow sites

It looks like you have a lo­cal­iza­tion bug on the Badges pages on the fully lo­cal­ized ver­sions of Stack Over­flow. You’ve matched the gen­der but not the num­ber, so your con­cord is wrong: you ...
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Pluralization bug in “show more comments” and “load new answers” button

As of very recently, pluralization bugs have appeared in the system. I could have sworn that these used to look correctly; it seems like a very recent change has caused this bug. When someone posts a ...
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Add plural forms for synonym votes range strings

Tooltip for tag synonym vote count can contains two different strings: key: ea140cb5f7b850c2ee1df44c9c7395c2 total votes (when a synonym gets a score of $ScoreRequiredToApprove$ it is ...
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No plural forms for “reputation”

Keys: 6fed0ce6808435a1b1cff1c17a4c957a and 8d9bec4f224970e231041639de877092. Should be "репутации".
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Pluralization Bugs in Rate-Limit Message

In the recent (deleted) meta.SO question: Why have I been ban from asking questions from SO? [duplicate] @Shog9 posted the following screenshot of the rate-limit message that is shown to new users ...
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No plural forms for “You've earned this badge N times”

The text of tooltip message showed for the green tick next to badge icon requires plural forms in Transifex:
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“Added 1 comments” in moderator flag queue

A picture with freehand circle says more than a thousand wordS: (names have been covered to protect the innocent)
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Add plural forms to the string “Browse other questions tagged…”

On the bottom of the almost each question’s page you can see the following: In case of localized sites (I look from the side of the Stack Overflow in Russian) knowing the number (one, two/many) ...
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Incorrect error message when using an attempted tag synonym or plural thereof

On Travel.SE, there's a tag "nepali-citizens", which currently has an attempted synonym "nepalese-citizen". If I try using "nepalese-citizen" or "nepalese-citizens" as tags, confusing error messages ...
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Unable to pluralize “awarded” on the badges page

The word "awarded" on the Badges page doesn't have plural versions, hence we're unable to localize it properly. There also should be a separate version for the kilo-suffexed numbers. Current ...
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Big S issue for comments in the iOS app

If your comment is long enough you can see the following: P.S.: Please don’t remind me about Jeff Atwood any more. App Version: 1.6.6.2 Device: iPad Pro 10.5" (Wi-Fi only) (iPad7,3) OS ...
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Don't use more than two pluralizable numbers in localizable string

In some rare cases I see strings in Transifex that contain three numbers. Each number can have three plural forms (one, few, many). So such string requires 27 translations. For example, here: It ...
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Using multiple forbidden tags says about one single tag

When I try to use multiple forbidden tags, the message box text is the concatenated text of all the tags, as if it is one tag. In this case the correct form could be the next: The 'a', 'the', '...
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Pluralization issue in the tag's top users page

In the tag's top users page, for the user those who are answered or asked a single post only, for those entries the tooltip is displaying with the plural issue. for answers:   1 answers ...
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Incorrect plural form when posts updated

When question and his answer were updated I saw the banner: You can see that question has only one answer, but message says "answers". App Version: 1.6.6.2 Device: iPad Air 2 (Wi-Fi) OS Version: ...
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Plural issue while cleaning recently viewed posts

Tapping on Clear History button in the Recently Viewed page shows "1 Visits" if the last day contains only one item: App Version: 1.6.6 Device: iPad Air 2 (Wi-Fi) OS Version: Version 10.3.2 (...
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Plural issue for questions closed as duplicates

Self explained (I hope) picture below: App Version: 1.6.6 Device: iPad Air 2 (Wi-Fi) OS Version: Version 10.3.1 (Build 14E304)
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1 posts/communities/tags in the iOS app

This user has only 1 postS and joined only 1 communitieS: All 1 tagS from another user profile: App Version: 1.6.4 Device: iPad Air 2 (Wi-Fi) OS Version: Version 10.2.1 (Build 14D27)
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Incorrect plural form for bounty interval

The Android app shows a banner about bounty with an incorrect plural form: App Version: 1.0.89 Device Manufacturer: LGE Device Model: LG-H860 OS Version: 7.0 (1635123498b3d)
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Wrong wording of close message when question is closed as duplicate of more than one

Take for example this question. It was closed as a duplicate of two other questions. However, the close message says: Or, in words: This question was marked as an exact duplicate of an ...
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Chat rate limit pluralization bug

Found this out when trying to recite the alphabet in messages. When you hit the rate limit in chat, and there is 1 seconds left, it says the incorrect form. It shouldn't be plural. Example: Can ...
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Pluralization bug in iOS app: “1 profile views”

I know I need to look out for the giant S, but... As you can see, it says "1 profile views" instead of "1 profile view." App Version: 1.5.0 Device: iPhone 4S OS Version: Version 9.3.1 (Build 13E238)
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Add some small amount of flexibility in the plural tag creation rule to allow users to fix newly-created tags

A question was recently asked (nine hours ago from time of writing) on Movies.SE about the Tina Fey film Sisters. A well-meaning user created a tag for the film as this was the first question asked ...
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Duplicate question plural issue in Stack Exchange Android app

I see a pluralization issue in my question in the Stack Exchange Android app. But the same is correct in the web browsers. In Android app: In web browsers: Version: Stack Exchange Android App ...
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It's been 1 days since you asked your last question

There is a bug when you need to take a break from questions. It says It's been 1 days since you asked your last question. And I am personally ticked off when there is bad grammar on a website of ...
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Typo in the new post activity div on SO and title on other SE sites

The new post activity div which gives info about the number of questions on Stack Overflow says 1 new questions This is grammatically incorrect, but only in the case of 1 question; if there are ...
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Modify all occurences of a tag [duplicate]

On Worldbuilding, we realised that a few tags would need some modification, namely uniformizing the plural/singular type. Is there a way to modify all occurences of a given tag, or should be manually ...
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1 bounty is very bounty

When you have only 1 bounty, the bounty shows up as 1 bounties Am I interpreting it right? As in I have participated in 1 bounty? Or is this a grammar error? Please explain. Sorry Jeff, don't ...
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“1 hidden accounts”

I know, it's a pluralization bug... but this one isn't too obscure, so I think I can report it without fear of being lynched: When I go to my profile page, I see the above. One fixes needed.
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Incorrect use of the plural form (“one questions/answers”)

This is a minor grammar quibble with respect to the UI. Is it possible to add some logic to the Network Profile page, on the accounts tab, that changes the label "answers" to the singular "answer", ...
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Need answer should be Need answers to match tab text

Click on new it says New questions Click on popular it says Popular questions Click on need answers it says Need answer An additional s would be nice for consistency with the other need answers ...
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Pluralisation bug: “1 answers” in the Hot Questions list

I was browsing the Hot Questions list, and this caught my eye: For the top and bottom questions, which both have a single answer, it should say “1 answer”, not “1 answers”.
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“1 edit suggestions rejected”

While checking one of my edit suggestion, I noticed a pluralisation “bug”. Here's a screenshot showing it: I know this absolutely isn't high priority, but could it be fixed, please? I don't care ...
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“1 more comments” in the iOS app

At the risk of invoking Jeff Atwood’s wrath… Here’s a (truncated) screenshot from the iOS app: In this case, the string should read “1 more comment”, not “1 more comments”. Spotted in v1.3.0 build ...
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'1 new items in your Stack Exchange inbox' [duplicate]

There are 2 bug reports in this question: It seems when you receive an email containing an answer notification, the subject is: 1 new items in your Stack Exchange inbox but if you receive ...
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Chat 'enable desktop notification' should probably be '…notifications'

enable desktop notification and disable desktop notification don't sound right - shouldn't it be plural? You're enabling/disabling it for multiple notifications... enable desktop ...
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E-mail from Stack Exchange with incorrect plural

I received an e-mail from Stack Exchange with the title: 1 new items in your Stack Exchange inbox This is incorrect. The correct writing is: "1 new item". It would be nice to correct this. Then, ...
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Incorrect pluralization on inbox notification email [duplicate]

The pluralization is incorrect: "1 new items in your Stack Exchange inbox" should be "1 new item…"
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Pluralization issue in Android app

When I try to vote too fast, I get a message saying: You cannot perform this action for another 1 seconds (Emphasis mine.) Stack Exchange app version 1.0.51.
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Improper plural on the winter bash site

At the risk of being attacked by Jeff Atwood with a giant "S," Should be "ask a question."
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Bounty tooltip pluralization

There was only 1 bounty awarded to me. Also, "by" should be "from".
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Mobile version of profile page showing “1 votes”

"1 votes" is shown in user profile on mobile site: I know there is a workaround: vote more. But still.
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“1 new items in your Stack Exchange inbox” [duplicate]

Notification emails from Stack Exchange say: 1 new items in your Stack Exchange inbox If you have only 1 new item, that should be "1 new item", singular.
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What is the story of Jeff Atwood and the pluralization 'Bug'?

No, this is not a question reporting pluralization bugs, I don't really care about them and I don't think they're real bugs... But, I'm very curious to know why is the Stack Exchange team ignoring ...
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1 new pluralization bugs in chat

In the list of chatrooms, if there is one user present in a room, then it shows "1 users present" in the tooltip, not "1 user present":
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There is 1 Answers

Why is there 1 answers? There should be 1 answer. This is the mobile Stack Exchange app for iOS