steps to reproduce:
enter a bug in tracker
put text in the big text box
upon submit, tracker escapes your backslashes for you with an extra backslash
upon submit, tracker should leave a backslash as a backslash.
if this is a mysql database and you are using PHP, somebody forgot to do a stripslashes() first on the $_POST, $_REQUEST, or $_GET variable.
HTML textarea elements produce certain backslash-escaped characters when sent over some web scripting languages I guess. found this out the hard way. so there's your patch.
just for laughs, I will insert one backslash here to see if this one does it here too \