Category descriptions display hyperlinks, but About category topic previews do not

Filing this as maybe-a-bug, because of UX inconsistencies.

When hyperlinks appear in the first line of a Category’s ‘About Category’ page, they are displayed as such in the brief category descriptions on the All Categories page, and in subcategory boxes (if those are selected for display in settings).

Upon drilling down into a category and finding the ‘About Category’ topic pinned, the same first-line text is displayed (‘preview text’?), but without hyperlinks. Sometimes however, no first-line text is displayed, but only the name of the ‘About Category’ topic’s parent category repeated (in sub-category style, preceded by a bullet/box). I can’t quite work out the pattern here.

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Can you provide screenshots of this please?

I think these screenshot sections demonstrate:

Top level /categories, with description text with hyperlinks from About the Community category topic, plus bulleted subcategories.


Drill-down /c/community category with subcategory description text with hyperlinks, in boxes, from subcategory About topics (boxes from the Category setting ‘Show subcategory list above topics in this category’: Boxes).
About the Community category topic is listed with bulleted Community category name, but without excerpt text.


Drill-down /c/community/cocktails subcategory with excerpt text from About the Cocktails category topic, but no hyperlinks.


Sister /c/community/react subcategory without excerpt text from About the Reactions category (which contains the text seen in the box at /c/community).


Erm, I enabled Topic List Previews thumbnails for most of these categories, so the links posted above are no longer representative.

Since the site is still ‘under construction’, I could recreate these cases in a dummy category, if desired.

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