Fixed Repetitive characters only showing as one


Well-known member
Affected version
I am posting 5 stars *

5 underline _

They are showing as one!

I am posting 5 stars *****

5 underline _____

Jeremy P

XenForo developer
Staff member
Those characters have special meaning in Markdown, so this isn't entirely unexpected on boards with Markdown enabled.


Well-known member
Seems like a major conflict since people actually use those combos a lot, I often use a blank underline or multiple stars.



Well-known member
Was on here so didn't expect it.

I went to censor a name and it didn't work so tried 5 underlines. Coincidence those are md!
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XF Bug Bot

XenForo bug fixer bot
Staff member
Thank you for reporting this issue, it has now been resolved. We are aiming to include any changes that have been made in a future XF release (2.1.6).

Change log:
In Markdown parsing, do not match a string of asterisks or underlines as valid blocks of bold or italics.
There may be a delay before changes are rolled out to the XenForo Community.