In the "Top Questions" and "Top Answers" listings on Stack Exchange global profiles, the last and first characters are missing from any titles that start with a double-quote character.

I noticed this happening to a "Top Question" in my global profile on StackExchange.com:

 original title: "Abusing" bounties for unlimited profit
displayed title: Abusing" bounties for unlimited profi

As a test, I prepended a double-quote character to the title of another one of my other top posts. The same thing happened to it.

I found the same thing happening to the title of a "Top Answer" in another user's profile:

 original title: "[open]" + "[source]" versus "[open-source]"
displayed title: [open]“ + ”[source]“ versus ”[open-source]

This affects the URL slugs as well as the displayed titles.

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    Seems like this bug... I'll bug Demis when he gets into the office tomorrow.
    – Emmett
    Commented Jun 5, 2012 at 2:43
  • @emmett still an issue? getting flags on this, as frequently as yesterday Commented Jul 16, 2012 at 19:35
  • @Emmett This seems to be fixed for questions but not for answers.
    – Jeremy
    Commented Jul 17, 2012 at 22:43

1 Answer 1


Demis was kind enough to quickly push a ServiceStack fix so this is working correctly again. Thanks for the report.

  • Is the fix live? I just saw the issue again today and accidentally posted another bug report.
    – Cᴏʀʏ
    Commented Jun 12, 2012 at 21:19
  • @Cory Ah yeah, we need to pull the fix into the core SO codebase as well. Thanks for the heads up.
    – Emmett
    Commented Jun 14, 2012 at 18:45

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