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As a Preamble DO NOT DO THIS. If you find a bug, do remember to undo the damage and report responsibly..

I just had to edit a post(now deleted) that horribly broke the sandbox. I had to figure out how to fix this, and a workaround for people with mod and editing powers is to replace the markdown with a placeholder that's not broken, once you find the edit button. If things are completely irrecoverably broken, if you can find the post ID, you can also do the/posts/post_id/edit route.

Now, amongst other things, it ruins the page controls

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(If any other mods come across this, that edit link works and you can edit then delete... )

And the rest of the question

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it also breaks the revisions page for that revision slightly

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I mean, it breaks the edit page slightly too

Also seems to break the footer where the triggering content exists

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Posted for documentation purposes, and status reviewed and deleted the post that triggered it so no one gets ideas. :)

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  • The devs can see the original. ugh. Now I need to figure out where the edit button is
    – Journeyman Geek Mod
    Mar 1, 2021 at 17:03
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    unbroke it - since its pretty badly messed to the point people can't do things. I REALLY do mean the bit about RESPONSIBLE disclosure, and being able to fix what you broke. That means a meta post, and editing out the breakage.
    – Journeyman Geek Mod
    Mar 1, 2021 at 17:07
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    Actually was more concerned with someone else doing this outside the sandbox.
    – Journeyman Geek Mod
    Mar 1, 2021 at 21:04
  • That makes sense. By the way, a few days ago, I came across a deleted answer to the Sandbox that was doing the same thing, and I stubbed that one out as well. Mar 1, 2021 at 21:11
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    Adding this to the bug duty rotation to be looked into. Thanks!
    – JNat StaffMod
    Mar 12, 2021 at 12:13

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