This popped up in Adam Davis's revision to this answer. Including the
http://stackoverflow.com in the block quote seems to be creating a link that is never closed. Let's try to reproduce it here:
If the bug behaves as I suspect it does, this text will be part of the link. Well, that didn't do it, so forgive me as I include more of this text and try to pare it down to the problem...
Here is the email trail and a few notes on what occurred when per Rich B:
Rich's account is changed from Chet Atwood to Rich B by stackoverflow team, then Rich received this email:
SUBJECT: your avatar
FROM: stackoverflow team Fri, Nov 6, 2009 at 11:26 AM
TO: Chet Atwood
Please desist, or there will be consequences.
SUBJECT: RE: your avatar
FROM: Chet Atwood Fri, Nov 6, 2009 at 12:58 PM
TO: stackoverflow team
Please desist what, precisely?
Oh yeah, that did it.