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Numbers[edit]

It has been done like this since I can long remember. Any number 10 or higher is supposed to be written as a number. Anything less than 10 is supposed to be spelled out. I don't know when that changed, but its been done like this since I can long remember. DragonFire1024 (Talk to the Dragon) 00:38, 9 April 2011 (UTC)

The style guide specifically states that "[w]here numbers are in the "teens" it is generally preferred that the number be spelled out".
Personally, I tend to spell out one to twenty, and subsequent multiples of ten up to ninety, and use numerals for everything else. Obviously a different practice applies to large numbers in the millions and above, but that isn't relevant here. DENDODGE 00:42, 9 April 2011 (UTC)
Then it boils down to preference. I have always used numbers from 10 and above as numbers, aside from using millions. That's just how I have always done it, and never had a problem in doing so. DragonFire1024 (Talk to the Dragon) 00:44, 9 April 2011 (UTC)

(edit conflict) Well, the Style guide waffles: Where numbers are in the "teens" it is generally preferred that the number be spelled out, but all the sources use 17, so to be consistent with the sources the article uses 17, as does Microsoft in their notification.Today, we're providing advanced notification on the release of 17 security bulletins (Most journalist style guides say spell out one to nine.) So that is my reasoning. Mattisse (talk) 00:50, 9 April 2011 (UTC)