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There is a post from 2013 addressing what appears to be a similar issue, but it is reported as fixed, so I guess it's not exactly the same.

I have noticed a few posts recently in which backslashes seem to have doubled, converting forced spacing like \, into line breaks like \\,. I can't find most of the posts, so I'll have to content myself for now pointing to just one: I just reviewed an edit fixing a few instances of this. Is this (the doubling, not the edit that fixed it) a bug?

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    $\begingroup$ See also meta.mathoverflow.net/questions/598/… $\endgroup$ – jeq Mar 8 '18 at 2:40
  • $\begingroup$ Ah, @EmilJeĊ™ábek points out that an automatic migration was promised but never happened, so only manual intervention is possible. Since this seems to be a duplicate, I will close. $\endgroup$ – LSpice Mar 8 '18 at 15:41
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    $\begingroup$ @jeq Let me take this opportunity to thank you for all the effort you put in manually fixing these posts. $\endgroup$ – Emil Jeřábek Mar 8 '18 at 17:02

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