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The last remaining peer review comment is that there are too few references for an article of this length. Can any followers of this article, particularly with foreign languages, add further references from reliable sources, please? - Ian — Preceding unsigned comment added by 184.108.40.206 (talk) 7 June 2012
The map is inconsistent with the article, for the UK
According to the map, current usage in the UK is both long and short scales, whereas according to the article, current usage in the UK is exclusively short scale and has been since 1974. Can someone please correct the map? 220.127.116.11 (talk) 02:04, 28 October 2015 (UTC)
I support the above request. I have occasionally found Americans confused by the British (or Irish) use of billion because they have been told that in Britain billion means a million million (and when writing stuff with an American audience in mind I have thus sometimes felt a mildly irritated need to add an otherwise unnecessary note to try to preempt any such possible confusion). Wikipedia should not be helping to perpetuate such confusion. You do very rarely find a (usually elderly or contrarian) British or Irish person who insists that a billion means a million million, but Wikipedia quite rightly does not try to mislead its non-British readers by portraying Britain as divided over the question of whether the Earth is round simply because somewhere in Britain there is a Flat Earth Society. Tlhslobus (talk) 11:00, 13 November 2015 (UTC)
I'm planning to put in a map-change request, but I don't have time to check the procedure right now, and I may easily forget to do so later, so if somebody a few weeks (at least 4) from now sees that I have apparently forgotten, they might consider either putting in a request themselves or leaving me a reminder on my Talk page. Tlhslobus (talk) 11:37, 13 November 2015 (UTC)
As a Brit, I agree too. The long scale 'billion' is never seen in the UK now. Martin Hogbin (talk) 17:00, 20 November 2015 (UTC)
Completely agree. A British billion has been 10^9 for many decades now.TheMathemagician (talk) 12:30, 9 December 2015 (UTC)
I have now requested this change at the Graphics Lab here.Tlhslobus (talk) 03:45, 17 January 2016 (UTC)
That's now fixed (if it doesn't appear fixed on your computer, you may need to clear out your browser's image cache).Tlhslobus (talk) 09:16, 17 January 2016 (UTC)
Brazil is depicted with the blueish red that means "short-scale (with milliard)", but we don't use milliard; we use simply the short-scale, exactly like the US. Brazil should be normal red, just like the USA. 18.104.22.168 (talk) 04:05, 11 January 2016 (UTC)
I have now added your complaint to the requested change for the UK at the Graphics Lab here.Tlhslobus (talk) 04:11, 17 January 2016 (UTC)
That's now fixed (if it doesn't appear fixed on your computer, you may need to clear out your browser's image cache).Tlhslobus (talk) 09:17, 17 January 2016 (UTC)