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There's a.. 3.9% colour difference between the background of code and the default answer background (245 vs 255) - could this be made a little easier to see?

For code it's not too big a problem, it stands out due to the syntax highlighting.. but block-quotes (someone elses words most likely) look very similar to the rest of the question, aside from a slight indentation..

Perhaps a subtle border would help?:

Quote with border

Edit: The way SuperUser does this is great, could it be extended to the other sites?

Block quote and code on SuperUser

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This problem is even worse if the post has a background color (like green for accepted, red for deleted, etc). – Kyle Cronin Jul 2 '09 at 3:08
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Do whatever you want for quotes, but please please keep the code display clean - without any graphic "bar". – Lazer Jul 5 '10 at 14:57

I get quite different effects on the different screens I use - what looks OK on one is almost hidden on others. I'm in favour of subtlety over shouting with the colours, but I support a slightly increased contrast.

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Same experience here. – mmyers Jul 3 '09 at 0:02

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