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4 obj characters at end of blog title

The title of this blog post has four  (object replacement) characters injected to it, which doesn't look good. It affects the blog title itself, the link to the blog, and the browser's address bar.

Can this please be removed? Worth to mention, the podcast caption isn't affected.

  • I wonder where those characters came from. They don't seem to have had a different 'value'. Copy/paste?
    – Joachim
    Sep 22 at 12:50
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    @Joachim object copied from Word/Excel/etc. (Most likely.) Sep 22 at 12:52
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    probably a flame emoji or something flashy like that.
    – Luuklag
    Sep 22 at 12:53
  • @Luuklag I don't think so, viewed it on my phone as well, which should have all emojis, still just the cryptic object replacement character. (Missing emoji would appear as blank rectangle afaik) Sep 22 at 13:01
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    @ShadowTheKidWizard, no it's my guess what should've been there. But it indeed is most likely a copy pasta action into a system or font that didn't support the original emoji.
    – Luuklag
    Sep 22 at 13:02
  • Title fixed, "Show notes" still there. Sep 22 at 13:16
  • I think those are the show notes?
    – Journeyman Geek Mod
    Sep 22 at 13:24
  • @JourneymanGeek oh wait, you mean those are notes for the "Show"? But that's not a show. It's podcast episode, with real people, not actors. (Hopefully) Sep 22 at 13:36
  • @Laurel what you mean by "I can't actually see the character on my device"? What you do see then? (Here in the bug report, blog itself is already fixed) Sep 22 at 14:41
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    It looks like a space to me, which made editing the post a bit tedious. (Didn't look at the blog but expect it wouldn't render there either before it was fixed.)
    – Laurel
    Sep 22 at 14:47
  • @Laurel huh, so weird. What browser/OS? :) Sep 22 at 15:06
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    iOS, all browsers.
    – Laurel
    Sep 22 at 15:07

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This was fixed shortly after the bug report was submitted.

However, I would still like to hear what led to those characters added to the title, and hopefully something that can be done to prevent it from happening again.

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