I started using BuddyPress today. This has been driving me nuts all day and night.
I thought it was the theme but it happens regardless of what theme I use. I tried turning magic quotes off, but no dice. I noticed the backslashes get written to the db. There is one in front of every quotation mark and apostrophe. If I edit them out, save, go back to the site and hit edit, they no longer appear. The activity is now backslash free no matter how many times you click edit. Well, unless you add a new quote or apostrophe. Then it adds the backslashes again.