I took a look at [this question] but I don't think this is related.

In my full "About me", I use markup code to link to my linkedin and twitter account, and also added a summary block

<!-- summary: my summary text -->

Now for some strange reason, when expanded my user-card displays my summary text, and then the links from my full profile as html :

<a href="https://twitter.com/#!/xgouchet" rel="nofollow">Twitter</a> <a href="http://www.linkedin.com/in/xgouchet" rel="nofollow">LinkedIn</a> <a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/developer?id=Xavier+Gouchet" rel="nofollow">Android applica...</a> 

I don't know if this is just me (Firefox 14.0.1 / Windows XP) or if this is displayed like this to anyone but this is quite bothering. I don't mind having my links in there, but at least I don't want to have them as HTML code.

Also this also happen when I look at other users user-cards.

  • So you dont mind if they copy your link and put it in the browser, but you dont want them to be able to click it directly?
    – Josh Mein
    Aug 29, 2012 at 16:05
  • What does the <!-- summary: my summary text --> achieve, I'm not familiar with it?
    – Rory
    Aug 29, 2012 at 16:07
  • @Rory: It's a custom summary to be displayed in the user card.
    – Ry-
    Aug 29, 2012 at 16:23
  • Yep - I can reproduce the same bug. Retag this bug, please :)
    – Ry-
    Aug 29, 2012 at 16:25
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    @minitech you can retag it just as well as him :-P
    – Naftali
    Aug 29, 2012 at 16:34
  • @amanaPlanaCAnalPAnaMA: Whoa! It's been so long... thanks.
    – Ry-
    Aug 29, 2012 at 16:36
  • @minitech hehe I blend easily.
    – Naftali
    Aug 29, 2012 at 16:57
  • @JoshMein I don't mind seeing m own links in my user card, but I dont want to see the whole HTML code as plain text
    – XGouchet
    Aug 30, 2012 at 7:08

1 Answer 1


We're reworking some old code in our views (typically making them actually views and not just string concatenations), and this encoding bug slipped through.

A fix for this is being deployed.

Note that because of some caching, it may take another hour or so for affected user cards to fix themselves.

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