Could some one explain to me (in words of one syllable please, I'm not very knowledgeable) what the purpose of lines 459 to 463 in wp-settings.php is?
The section is headed 'Escape with wpdb' and it adds magic quotes to the $_GET, $_POST, $_COOKIE, and $_SERVER variables.
More particulalry, I'd like to know what the likely effect of commenting those lines out is likely to be (which I need to do, at the moment, to get the TDO Mini-Forms Plugin to work properly).
It doesn't seem to break anything, but what sort of risk am I running, and of what?
Is there a WP/PHP guru who can help?