You can have

code blocks

that can be instead shown as inline code. Similarly, you can have

block quotes

However, you cannot have "inline quotes". Often, I find I want to add a quote inline, so as to not disrupt the flow of text. Is it possible for this to be added as a feature, or are there reasons as to why it hasn't been already (such as others not sharing the same view as myself)?

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    Aren't "inline quotes" inline quotes already? Or do you want the background colour to change? – ChrisF Jan 26 '12 at 11:51
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    Could the inline quote also be enabled on comments? I often find myself including part of the post I'm commenting on/ linking to some documentation and cannot quote it (and end up coding it or italicising it). – Matt Jan 26 '12 at 11:52
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    @ChrisF Yes, I mean with the highlighting. – Samuel Slade Jan 26 '12 at 12:03
  • @Matt I do the same. – Samuel Slade Jan 26 '12 at 12:03
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    Inline code needs to be very distinct and might have syntax highlighting which makes the separation necessary, I don't think inline quotes need any sort of highlighting. – Ben Brocka Jan 26 '12 at 14:40

I always use the Emphasis feature to inline quote something as it is pretty much what it is supposed to be used for.

You can use both Strong and Emphasis for very important quotes if you want.


_Less important_

Less important

___Very important quote.___

Very important quote.

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    The problem is that italics sometimes reduce emphasis, and bold increases it too much. Sometimes, especially in fairly long comments like this one, I want to quote something fairly lengthy like "I always use the Empasis feature to inline quote something as it is pretty much what it is supposed to be used for.". That starts to get pretty messy, pretty quickly. Whereas a nice code quote separates it nicely. We clearly feel a need for a blockquote, despite the fact quote marks and emphasis do the same job for blocks, so why not inline too? – Jon Story Sep 12 '16 at 12:42
  • One problem is with comments, especially if someone is trying to include a two-or-three sentence quote from documentation. – Panzercrisis Oct 11 '16 at 15:11

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