When I attempt to use the comments_number function like this:
<?php comments_number('0', '1', '%'); ?>
it returns "Comments (#)" where the # symbol is the actual number of comments. I don't want the word "Comments" or the parenthesis. I get the same result if I use comments_popup_link, except that it is, of course, linked.
What am I doing wrong? Or is this something that might be buried in my theme?
For your reference, the larger context of the problem I am trying to solve is here: http://tr.im/t5B6