The flair for my network profile has a badly HTML-entitied apostrophe in my name:

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It's only the network flair, though. Site-specific flairs are OK:

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Could someone fix it?

  • 10
    Be proud of it.
    – Daniel
    Mar 24, 2012 at 19:56
  • 1
    It's about time MSO had a tag for your username ;) Mar 25, 2012 at 7:44
  • 5
    Sometimes I wonder if you added the apostrophe to your name just to reveal obscure bugs. Mar 25, 2012 at 7:44
  • The global flair doesn't like us that much :(
    – Lix
    Mar 25, 2012 at 16:55

2 Answers 2


This is fixed now, though it might take up to 24 more hours to completely fall out of cache.

Network flair data comes from the Stack Exchange API v2, and we were mistakenly using a "safe filter" in our query.


Which is strange, because the flair is PNG, not HTML.. {/Checks code} Oh, I see.. The code consists of a server kitty taking pictures of badly rendered HTML.

Seriously though, I would say that it's the result of stackexchange.com/stackauth.com escaping your username when passing it to the flair script, while *.SE.com doesn't do that.. Which makes sense, since the code behind stackexchange.com and *.SE is different. But we need an SE member to be sure.

Till the SE team feeds that server kitty, I suggest you check out the links at the bottom of this blog post.

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