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  • Hello all,

    For some strange reason, it seems that I sometimes get random slashes “/” next to apostrophes, and other things in my posts. It seems to happen more frequently when I reply to comments. The strangest thing of all is when I try to edit the comment or post, my deleting the slashes actually causes MORE slashes to occur.

    Check out comment #3 on this post , for instance.

    Any help that you might be able to provide will be greatly appreciated.

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  • I’m having almost the exact same problem (hasn’t affected my posts, only comments).

    I’m using the latest version of WordPress and the latest versions of all my plugins (Akismet 1.15, Flickr Widget 0.1, Google Search widget 1.0, PHP Markdown Extra 1.0.1, SmartyPants Typographer 1.0, Google Sitemaps 2.7.1, Time Zone 2.1, WordPress Database Backup 1.7, and Sidebar Widgets 1.0.20060711).

    This only happens to me on comments, and only when I edit them. The strange thing is that when I submit my edited comment, I get a black page with a confirmation (“Are you sure you want to do this?”)–with no WordPress header/footer or styling at all–and a “No” link and a “Yes” button. I don’t remember seeing this confirmation page before, and I’d bet that the form values are getting improperly escaped on this page.

    I cannot see any way to get rid of the backslashes except to hack together my own form or edit the database values directly.

    Any ideas?

    Try the tuneup plugin for 2.0.3:

    That worked beautifully. Thanks very much!

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