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I'm looking at this profile page:

profile page

There don't seem to be clear instructions on how to get the "div" with bullet points and links in the formatting he has. Is this a feature for only veteran users? Or am I just missing something?

Update: Specifically, I'm looking at how that section of "about me" is a different color, and how he can get the lines with and without bullet points to align with each other.

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looks like they're using a quote block – Lorem Ipsum Jan 21 '13 at 2:20
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The div is on your profile edit page in the "about me" section.

Click on your username, then the "edit" link (kinda top-right).

You can use markup in that div with this little icons just above the text-field. Thus you can obtain your own bullet points and links...

Update: inspecting the source-code of his about-me section we have:

The coloured section is a blockquote. Inside of the blockquote is a list, and the markup for each list item is:

<li>
    Text
    <br><a href="...">Link</a>
</li>

Have a go at that and see if it gives you the results you need.

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Yes, I see that, but I'm asking how that part of the about section is in a different color as well? Plus I can't get the formatting where the line with the bullet and the line without directly below it are aligned. – Charles Jan 21 '13 at 2:17
    
Ok, but that wasn't in your original question. – Taryn East Jan 21 '13 at 2:18
    
My bad, added it. – Charles Jan 21 '13 at 2:18
    
:) Ok - I'm pretty sure you can also use limited amounts of html in that section... so I'd guess having a play with that and seeing what you come up with. – Taryn East Jan 21 '13 at 2:19
    
I found a link with the supported HTML tags, but I didn't find anything that could help me create a sectioned off box, like he has. meta.stackexchange.com/questions/1777/… – Charles Jan 21 '13 at 2:19
    
updated my answer after doing a source-inspect. give that a whirl. – Taryn East Jan 21 '13 at 2:22
    
Thanks! Got it! – Charles Jan 21 '13 at 2:30

The "About Me" section accepts Markdown as any post. The different background color is simply what a Markdown quote uses.

  • This is a list made of three items
  • This is the second one
    This is the second line of the second item
  • This is the last one

This is what I wrote to get the previous output.

> - This is a list made of three items 
> - This is the second one  
   This is the second line of the second item
> - This is the last one
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They're just using a quote block.

This would be the normal colour.

> This would have darker background.

This would be normal colour.

This would have darker background.

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