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Just on the first page of Formatting Sandbox, I saw a strange right-tilted "line":

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Is it a kind of bug?

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    Related (possibly duplicate of): Defect on profile page: vertical line consisting of zeros. Feb 16, 2021 at 1:38
  • I've removed the comment that had the Zalgo. If you ever see anything like it in the Sandbox again, feel free to flag such comments as 'no longer needed'.
    – Tinkeringbell Mod
    Feb 16, 2021 at 8:54
  • @SebastianSimon it could be considered as a duplicate, but in fact there are some differences , you link is abou profile, mine about post/answer/comment. But at all this is the same internal engine, but as to my question Rob answer is most accurate. Feb 16, 2021 at 9:01
  • @MichałLipok But it’s Unicode characters. It doesn’t matter if it’s on someone’s profile, on someone’s post, or on a Wikipedia article. It’s all the same cause. Feb 16, 2021 at 14:15

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No it's not a bug, it's Zalgo text.

It's formed using combining characters.

N̴̡̘͌͛o̸͍͕͖̓̚ i̵͙͉͌͘͠t̸͉̺͔̽͋͋'̵͙͔͓̒̈́͊s̵̫̠̦͊̕͝ n̸͎͇̝̓̕͝o̸͚͎̐́̿͜t̵̡̝̽̓ ä̵̢̼̼́͐͠ b̴͚̞͋͆u̴͍̻̦̒͠͝g̸̙̟̽͘͠,̸̞͚͇́͑̚ i̴͓̘͇͛͊͝t̴̞̦͉̀̓̾'̴̺̪͚̈́̈́͝s̵̞̞̠̓͐̾ Z̵̘͓̼̓̿a̵̪͖̺̒͋l̴͕͕͍̓̽̀g̴̠̪͙̓̒͠o̵̞͍̫̽̚ t̸͙̙̼͊͝͠e̸̟̘͎͛̈́́x̴͇̺͉͊͆t̸͍͎̫̀̚̕.̸̪̘͎̓͑̿

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Nope! The Sandbox is where we test stuff, so it's bound to look a bit strange (blockquotes in the scrollbar, etc). That particular black line is caused by Zalgo text.

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