The Mods are aware of this particular bug, and as far as we all know, only Magister Frost possesses the magic JuJu to fix it on a case by case basis.

I've at least removed the ugly symbols, although trying to bold your name failed for me (as it has for other Mods trying to fix the same thing for others with the exact same problem).

I suggest PMing the Good Magister via the Undercroft system about it, not here, as he checks there more often.
“When beggars die, there are no comets seen;
The heavens themselves blaze forth the death of princes.”
William Shakespeare (Julius Caesar)