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I just noticed an odd bug. When viewing a game in the database, the description just below the title displays fine:

Pioneer is a free and open source space trading and combat simulator video game inspired by the commercial proprietary Frontier: Elite 2. Pioneer is set at the start of the 31st century. The player may choose from one of three starting...

But when you click the Images tab:

Pioneer is a free and open source space trading and combat simulator video game inspired by the commercial proprietary Frontier: Elite 2.
 
 Pioneer is set at the start of the 31st century. The player may choose from one of three starting...

(note the HTML special codes after "Elite")

Example page - http://gamesdb.launchbox-app.com/games/images/76332

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Hi @Enverex,

This is a known issue. When we originally scraped together a bunch of data to start up the database, some of the data we received was formatted incorrectly. (i.e. see the htmlentities in your second quote above) 

As it's not a code-breaking issue at the moment, what we've done is a simple stopgap measure to correct for it when it shows up. Basically, the database GUI currently tries to hide the erroneous text from most of the places where it is displayed. If you notice some erroneous htmlentities anywhere, simply submit any change request to that item (i.e. you can even submit an empty change request for it. Hit the edit button, edit nothing and hit submit.), and the backend will remove all htmlentities present in that item. 

Removing them all server-side is something we're thinking of doing once we've stabilized the database. For the moment, removing them organically will have to do :).

 

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I just realised, this isn't original data from the DB creation. This is a game I submitted only a week or two ago, so something's not right there.

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There we go. Fixed it. Also removed all erroneous carriage return HTML entities from the database.

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