i agree, laura, the symbol #7 is confusing, and technically you are correct,  but i think i understand why 7 has used it. the alternative would be to type maj7 - which is too long-winded, or to use a triangle which is not easily found on all keyboards and doesn't travel well in cyberspace if you can find it. perhaps the best solution would be to use a natural sign but most keyboards don't have that option. leaving it as just 7 is not good either, because in a chord symbol a 7 by itself always implies b7.
on a related topic, i always think the scale known as a locrian #2 is confusingly named also, as it really has a natural 2nd (e in the locrian scale on d). technically there's no such thing as a #2 - that would be the same as a minor 3rd, but what is meant here is that it is sharpened relative to the normal locrian scale (which has  b2). confusing or what?
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