I get all that, and I understand the internationality of this forum but when you're talking about USD the dollar sign goes in front. Has for hundreds of years.
As for a UK influence, where does the £ go for GBP? Or the € for EUR (in the UK), for that matter?
Mostly accurate is your statement.
Only after 1680 it was agreed to have the sign before for US. Before it was always after.
It has a nice history the dollar symbol with the pillar sign and the crosses.
Depends also on the language/country , that is how i got to use it the way i did in an american forum. If we talk about USD from a Canadian or European perspective it goes after.
But if the servers and site owners are overseas , then it is not clear what are the rules , i see it as an international forum.
btw- cents do go after. Isn't that absurd ?
0.¢2 , $0. ¢2 ?? or 0.2¢ as commonly agreed.
And another one - we can't write $9.99¢ ? That looks more professional .
ex: $15.25¢, $1.99¢ . $0.99¢.