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I committed to an Area 51 proposal (Science Fiction) and clicked on the Twitter icon to share the link with both of my Twitter followers. Once Twitter figured out I was logged in, it redirected me behind the scenes, and by the time it settled I saw that the text Area 51 provided was truncated at the ampersand in "Q&A." In the address bar I could see that the %26 in the Area 51 link had been expanded, somewhere along the line, to an ampersand.

Upon further experimentation this looks like a bug specific to "New Twitter" (which I had enabled in my Twitter account); when I reverted to "Twitter Classic" and clicked on the Area 51 proposal-sharing link again, I saw the full text in the box.

It may not be possible to fix this from Area 51, but I wasn't sure where else to mention it.

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Probably should report to twitter. – TheLQ Sep 28 '10 at 21:11
It took me a while to figure out how to report this to Twitter; now its in their hands. – Commodore Jaeger Sep 29 '10 at 2:41
thanks for the assist, this bugged the hell out of me too :P – Jeff Atwood Sep 29 '10 at 6:28

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AFAIK this is a bug in New Twitter.

I "fixed" it on the se 2.0 side by changing




very ghetto, but the bug is not ours, and this worked fine in Old Twitter. :P

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It's "fixed" in Area 51 now too. – Emmett Sep 29 '10 at 15:32

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