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Character escaping issue kills site feed

Somebody posted a question on Stack Apps that took out the feed bot in the Stack Apps chat room with no apparent cause (discovered by Brock Adams). The feed bot is pretty important, and so are many ...
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On dollar signs in the user Location field, and character limits on overlong Locations displayed in the Users page

Here's one of the weirder bugs I've seen in some time: I have no idea why the user in question chose to enter... whatever that string is, as their location. I don't really care - I think it's ...
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Backticks don't render correctly on sites with MathJax enabled

Typing \` `text` produces ` `text` rather than the expected ` text on sites with MathJax enabled. The bug is visible in the preview and the final output.
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Unnecessary backslash characters added when hyperlinking code block with brackets `[]` [duplicate]

While writing a post, if the hyperlink tool is used on a code block containing [ or ], the tool will add extraneous backslash \ characters in front of the brackets. Example: user:351462 [support] -> ...
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How can I escape an HTML tag without using code blocks?

In a question on Meta Code Golf, I want to quote a comment by SteveFest which displays an HTML tag as a literal set of characters. I can't find a way to include <s>not</s> without ...
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HTML not escaped in question titles in emails

HTML is not escaped in question titles in emails. For example, this email: Links to this question: Can I make a <button> not submit a form?
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Escape characters in questions [duplicate]

I have ran some strange thing in magento stackexchange. I tried to add a link by somelink\...\anotherlink without code quotes and strangely first forward slash went missing like : somelink...\...
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Overzealous HTML escaping

This is likely the same problem as in Over-escaping html on timeline page. On the mod history page, in the list of moderator actions, some things are escaped that shouldn't be. The page source ...
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Chat adds arbitrary semicolon for no apparent reason [duplicate]

Go to chat Write "like http://xkcd.com" Wait a few moments for the submission to go through Resulting text is: I tried a few variations and, as long as the URL is within a quoted passage, and some ...
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A tooltip bug in the show-flags page

I just declined a flag and wrote a long reason why. I wanted to check that for typos so I went to the show flags screen for the question. The message isn't displayed but there is a title set for the ...
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Meta about page showing HTML

I think it's another case of HTML being escaped when it shouldn't be. If you visit the Meta About page, in the first grey box: Meta-discussion means <span class="revision-comment"> discussion ...
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Ampersand in site names should not be escaped

Noticed this while glancing at the Anime and Manga, but the ampersands are... inconsistent. One uses the HTML entity; the other is more sane. This should get resolved.
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Typo in empty tag wiki pages

Go to any empty tag wiki page (like this one on SO, or this one on SU, or this one on SF) and read the first sentence: There is no tag wiki for this tag u2026 yet! …looks like someone ...
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Improperly formatted output on badges page

On the Badges page, there is erroneous output: The single quote in that word is being double escaped.
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Escaping backtick [duplicate]

How can I escape a backtick? I've tried whatever is written in the "How to Format" rubric that's on the right of the page, but it didn't work: like _so_ I want the backtick to be written in a ...
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There&#39;s an encoded HTML entity in the tooltips for flag decline messages

Looking at the Declined tooltip in the flagging history of a post gives me this nice message: Looks like someone forgot to decode the entities there.
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How do I escape the hash sign (#) if I want to use it in the section title?

In this SO answer, I wanted to use the header Script component code in C# using the section title. However, the markdown syntax removed the hash sign (#) and it currently displays the text as Script ...
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\\ while typed in comments [duplicate]

I see that when I type a double backslash (\\) in a comment on Stack Overflow, it prints only a single \, escaping the \ character. Is escaping this character necessary in the comments section?
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Improper query escaping in the return URL after logging in

Something is causing my query search [javascript] -[php] votes:0 is:question to turn into javascript -php votes:0 is:question after signing in. Steps to reproduce: Make sure you are not connected ...
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Needless escape of ampersand in SO flair

There seems to be a minor but annoying issue with flair generation on SO. I noticed that the tooltip displayed when I put the cursor over my flair says: profile for Tom at Stack Overflow, Q&amp;...
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Hover text for the moderator-only-tag explanation is improperly escaping the ♦ symbol

Hover text for the moderator-only-tag explanation is improperly escaping the ♦ symbol: This happens on all Meta sites which have this explaination, including MSO, per site metas, Stack Apps and ...
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Link validator incorrectly marks ampersands as broken links

We just got crawled for broken links for the first time, and many of the links are of the format http://www.microchip.com/stellent/idcplg?IdcService=SS_GET_PAGE&amp;nodeId=1406&amp;dDocName=...
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How do you type a single backslash, code-formatted, in a comment?

Is there a way to type something in a comment that renders like this? You'll need to escape it with a backslash - that is, the \ character. I've tried various combinations, but a single backslash ...
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Multicollider breaking HTML entities [closed]

The multicollider seems to have taken upon itself to partially escape apostrophes and break itself: Code behind it: The actual comment (with code): Minor, but it's still a bug. OK, it's more of a ...
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Visit meta links are incorrectly escaped

I hope I have my terminology right with escaping and whatnot. The quotes in the title are displaying as &quot; rather than ", if the image doesn't make it too obvious. The slug is also ...
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404 Error on page redirection after creating an account - slashes in URL escaped

I was on a question on apple.stackexchange.com, and decided to create an account because I wanted to give it an upvote. So I: Clicked "login" at the top Clicked the Google button Allowed Google to ...
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How do I escape a backtick ` within in-line code in Markdown?

How do I escape a backtick ` within a code block? This is probably a duplicate, since I'm sure it's a common concern, but I can't find a question that addresses this specifically. How do I write ...
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How can the backtick character ` be included in code?

I tried before to post a shell script that contained a ` character as an answer on Stack Overflow. The parser insisted on treating the backtick as formatting instead of part of code. How can I ...
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Escaping the Underscore Character to Avoid Unwanted Italics

I was just answering a question on SOF where I typed App_Code blah blah blah App_Code into the answer. Markdown interpreted the two underscores as beginning and ending some italicized text, ...
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Return URL is broken for escaped characters

Another one about special chars in URLs. Easy reproducing steps: Go to the C# tag page Log in if you're logged out or log out if you're logged in. You're now returned to the C tag page Gets worse, ...