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Talk:Meter

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The metric system was, interestingly, a British idea taken to France by an American (Ben Franklin). I think comma thousand delimeters are ok btw. I am eating Toast& honeychat 02:48, 28 September 2009 (UTC)

Well, 1. that's not how the metric system works today and 2. someone had "." instead of "," as the delimiters, which is just wrong, I believe...RaoulDuke 02:54, 28 September 2009 (UTC)
Yup, "." are wrong but I think commas are country dependent. WP uses commas (not that they're any real definitive guide). Spaces lead to ambiguity: is it one number or a series of three digit numbers? Quite frankly, my dear ... I am eating Toast& honeychat 03:05, 28 September 2009 (UTC)
I see the ambiguity question, especially on something like a webpage. But the whole point of a standardized, international system is that it should be standardized. And international. But if people here are happier with commas, so be it. RaoulDuke 03:09, 28 September 2009 (UTC)
I think it's more the difference between common usage and technical/scientific usage; people are accustomed to seeing the comma in English speaking countries at least and tend not to automatically read a space as a thousand delimiter (is that the right word?) and unmarked over 4 digits are almost unreadable (for me anyhoo). I am eating Toast& honeychat 03:37, 28 September 2009 (UTC)
Yeah, that space is just wrong. ħumanUser talk:Human 04:07, 28 September 2009 (UTC)

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Nuke it. Тycommunications wire 20:32, 15 June 2011 (UTC)

Agree. ThunderkatzHo! 00:33, 16 June 2011 (UTC)
if it were at least fun... otherwise, isn't this what "wiki" (pedia) is for? or, you know, basic google.:-)EnAttendantGodot2 (talk) 00:37, 16 June 2011 (UTC)
That seems to be vote #3... ТyYarrr 00:38, 16 June 2011 (UTC)