Comments have a very restricted markup ability. Currently supported text markups available are
- Italic text
- Bold text
One of the very common things people do in comments that is not supported is quoting other people's text. It is very natural to highlight what someone else has said to add more context to your comment.
The problem is that you cannot specify text is a quote via markup. Commonly people will use one of the previously mentioned methods to highlight text as being a quote. I find myself using the code markup to distinguish quotes from italic and bold text. And, frankly, it's weird.
Can we have an addition to the currently supported set of comment markup for quotes?
Perhaps mimicking the style of quote text in posts for each site?
Here's a mockup: