Is there a blip in the TA system?
What’s all this 1&#39 appearing in lots of the new posts ?
It is where there should be an apostrophe. Some sort of software glitch.
Not just apostropes, there are a few other common characters like ampersands that are also affected. Random HTML parsing glitch.
Ampersand hash 39 semicolon is just HTML for an apostrophe. 39 is the ASCII code for the '. So it's simply a failure to convert the HTML for a non-alphanumeric character into the intended symbol. Some minor glitch at TA. They are aware of it.
I raised ampersands as well not becuase of the amp in the code, but because I have had ampersands go wibbly as well as apostrophes and occasional double quotes in this last batch. It made some posts very hard to read though now I am home it seems to have cleared....Edited: 09 May 2018, 04:55
According to the other thread on this issue, it's now been fixed. Existing posts with the error will still show it, but new posts should be fine. If you continue to see the error in *new* posts, notify TA_Jeanine on that thread (she has been the contact with the engineers).