I was reading through some badge descriptions and noticed that Synonymizer's description needs to be updated. As it stands, there is raw HTML (an href) in the description:

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EDIT: after reading comments by @ColeJohnson, I have come to the understanding that this post comes off as whiny. I want to make it very clear that I wasn't ever trying to complain. My first reaction was to fix the perceived error myself. When I realized I was unable to do so, I figured the best course of action would be to find someone who would be able to make the necessary edits. Hence the post here.

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    That's a badge, not a tag. – michaelb958--GoFundMonica Aug 1 '13 at 4:21
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    Yes it is. PEBKAC - D'Oh! – inspectorG4dget Aug 1 '13 at 4:22
  • I say we leave it like that so people will come and complain here, then we can downvote and close them as duplicates! – Cole Johnson Aug 1 '13 at 4:27
  • @ColeJohnson: and increase the load on the servers? Also, do you really want meta's image be that it doesn't care about or listen to the users of SO? – inspectorG4dget Aug 1 '13 at 4:30
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    Yes. That's what meta's about. Unicorns and waffles, not complaints like this! Mwa ha ha ha ha! – Cole Johnson Aug 1 '13 at 4:30
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    @inspectorG4dget, "this post comes off as whiny", don't listen to him, he's high on unicorn waffles. – Old Checkmark Aug 1 '13 at 4:40
  • @OldCheckmark: I'm not sure I understand what you mean – inspectorG4dget Aug 1 '13 at 4:42
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    Heh, I just mean you did the right thing by reporting this on Meta. – Old Checkmark Aug 1 '13 at 4:51
  • @OldCheckmark: I think there was a PEBKAC on your end earlier. The 't in don't (and everything afterward) was cut off. Hence the confusion :). Incidentally, s/he seems to have been trolling in increasing amounts [1]. – inspectorG4dget Aug 1 '13 at 4:52
  • yup, looking at that – m0sa Aug 1 '13 at 7:13

Fixed in build rev <a href="http://meta.stackoverflow.com" title="meta">2013.8.1.1299</a> / <a href="http://stackoverflow.com" title="sites">2013.8.1.909</a>


Inspecting the source, it seems like someone (staff) incorrectly encoded the symbols (quotes, angular brackets) as character entity references

Namely, instead of the correct HTML

<a href="/election">election</a>

Stack Overflow and co. are using this

&lt;a href=&quot;/election&quot;&gt;election&lt;/a&gt;

This happens to other badges (and individual badge pages), not just "Synonymizer".

I've seen this on SO and MSO, likely network-wide too.

Feast your eyes on this!!!

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