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When a question has been viewed more than a thousand times the "K" gets put before views rather than after the number. Example: 2 // kviews rather than 2K // views.

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Much to my surprise. We are in fact measuring kilo-views.

Here is the canonical Meta Stackoverflow posts on it: 1 kviews—shouldn't kviews be singular?

So this is an intentional design decision rather than a bug. I'll tag it

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  • Oh, ok. That still seems odd to me. But whatever. – parap Mar 5 '13 at 19:34
  • think of it as a metric prefix on views. You wouldn't have 1k meters. You have 1 kilometer. – wax eagle Mar 5 '13 at 19:36
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    Yeah, but you wouldn't say 1 kmiles you would say 1k miles. I think its kinda an odd prefix. – parap Mar 5 '13 at 19:38
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    @jcoat: I wonder if this is one of the things that be be fiddled with in the design of the graduated site... – Jon Ericson Mar 5 '13 at 19:39
  • @JonEricson not likely. As that's part of the engine not the css. (for reference, RPG has kviews even in their new design) – wax eagle Mar 5 '13 at 19:40
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    Boo! (I'm voting down the answer because, even though it's correct, I don't like the status quo.) – Jon Ericson Mar 5 '13 at 19:42
  • inconsistent. That's not good. Voted up your meta post. – wax eagle Mar 5 '13 at 19:43
  • Upvoting because of correctness and explanation. Booyah @JonEricson... :P – El'endia Starman Mar 5 '13 at 20:57
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    meta upvotes...yeah! more reps....oh wait :( – wax eagle Mar 5 '13 at 20:57
  • I noticed this too and thought it was a font problem on my computer. But doesn't it make more sense to say 1K views instead of 1 kviews? Putting a K after a number is pretty universal but a k before some arbitrary unit not so much. meta.stackexchange.com/questions/29544/kviews-should-be-k-views – fгedsbend Mar 6 '13 at 23:50

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