|So PHP back in the day made a thing to automatically backslash-escape sensitive characters like apostrophes to keep people from fooling your database into interpreting inserted values as code.
That was long ago, before anybody knew how to use a computer, and now the consensus is hey PHP, I know what I'm doing, your backslashes just generally cause problems and I don't like them so you should stop.
So they did. This whole 'magic quotes' thing went away, got deprecated. But some servers still have it enabled as a safeguard to keep their clients from goofing up and allowing all kinds of insertion attacks. As you can see if you're reading the RSS feed, magic quotes are enabled and I just haven't spent the time to work around them until now. But stripslashes() isn't working for some reason so I'll have to spend more time figuring it out.
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