There is something a bit wrong with the comment formatting; it seems to be like this now:

\interpretCommentMarkdown{#1} - \userLink{#2}

But it should be more like this:

\interpretCommentMarkdown{#1} -~\userLink{#2}

That is, there should be a "tie" between the hyphen and the link to the commenter's profile, so that we don't see things like this:

Example of where there should be a tie

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    Let's hope the site devs understand LaTeX :-)
    – Joseph Wright Mod
    Jan 22, 2011 at 19:52
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    (Just in case) To site devs: the "tie" (or the ~ character used in the question) is a non-breaking space. Or  . Jan 22, 2011 at 23:56

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This question never received an official answer, but it seems clear from Anna Lear's revision that this is ; that is, expected behavior.

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