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When I clicked on the envelope next to my name (on Meta), I noticed I had a comment from a user for one of my responses, it read:

Alex B - commented on Should the weight of downvotes be increased?
+1 for the

But when I went to the actual comment itself, it read:

+1 for the < 25 reputation point. – Alex B 14 mins ago

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up vote 2 down vote accepted

Confirmed, and it doesn't even seem to be that the browser is interpreting the '<' as an HTML bracket, but simply that the comment ended there:

<td><b>commented on</b>
  <a href="/questions/7322/should-the-weight-of-downvotes-be-increased/7834#7834"
     class="answer-hyperlink">
  Should the weight of downvotes be increased?
  </a><br>
  <p>+1 for the </p>
</td>
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It's probably trying to eat the tag until the closing bracket. –  Hilarious Comedy Pesto Jul 23 '09 at 17:44
    
It's even worse when the comment contains an html tag, see < textarea> in comment title at the bottom of stackoverflow.com/users/59461?tab=activity .. the < is not escaped so the rest of the page is eaten by a textarea. –  ithcy Dec 29 '10 at 18:21

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