Its ironic how a site as big and English-focused as this can still let this pass like its nothing. However trivial it may be, it should be fixed.

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    Why should it be fixed? – Matt E. Эллен Sep 29 '11 at 20:26
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    @MattЭллен It should be fixed because it's incorrect. – Mob Sep 29 '11 at 20:28
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    It's the "Viewed 1 times" message. The fix is, refresh the page a few times and it becomes "2 times" then "3 times" and your problem goes away. – Mr. Shiny and New 安宇 Sep 29 '11 at 20:28
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    But what benefit would fixing it bring? Fixing costs SE time and money. They will need to do a cost benefit analysis to make this change. You do not make a case for why it is important. – Matt E. Эллен Sep 29 '11 at 20:43
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    The state of "1 views" is so extremely transient that we don't think this is worth any CPU cycles to calculate.. – Jeff Atwood Sep 30 '11 at 1:16
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    However trivial it may be, this should be fixed once and for all: "Its ironic" -> "It's ironic". "its nothing" -> "it's nothing" (its = possessive, it's = "it is" or "it has"). – Peter Mortensen Oct 12 '11 at 19:42

See Jeff's tweet:

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

Also, this: "viewed 1 times"


The alternative is using Views instead of Viewed, which would avoid using times after the number.

  • "1 Views" is still wrong, though – Ben Voigt Feb 13 '14 at 23:16
  • "Views: 1" would be correct. – kiamlaluno Feb 13 '14 at 23:22

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