I occasionally come across certain questions on math.SE where the sidebar lists kviews. See below for an example. I searched for kviews on meta, but could not find a similar question. If this is in the FAQ, I apologize.

Example of kviews


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A kilo view, with the usual prefix meaning a thousand.

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    $\begingroup$ I did not notice this before: If you hover over the number, there is a tooltip with the exact number of views. See: What are “kviews”? at meta.SO. $\endgroup$ Aug 22, 2012 at 18:25
  • $\begingroup$ Thank you Mariano. Should I delete this question as it is a duplicate then? $\endgroup$
    – Moderat
    Aug 22, 2012 at 18:34
  • $\begingroup$ Just a thought- does the software allow for mviews, gviews, ... as well? $\endgroup$ Aug 22, 2012 at 19:04
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    $\begingroup$ @PeterPhipps it does. See this list on stackoverflow $\endgroup$
    – user2468
    Aug 22, 2012 at 19:22
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    $\begingroup$ Floating point notation (sans the point) would be better: 2e3 views, 4e5 views, etc. Takes the same three characters, does not require neologisms, and works up to 9e9, which is 9000 times the record number of views on SO so far. $\endgroup$
    – user31373
    Aug 22, 2012 at 23:25
  • $\begingroup$ @LVK, maybe you could suggest that at meta.SO ... :) $\endgroup$ Aug 22, 2012 at 23:49

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