I have posted a question on CS SE and below this kind user's answer I have posted a comment where I am trying to cite their text to refer to it using the > character (in a blockquote) like so:

Here an example of cited text

In the question or answer fields this compiles nicely, in the comments section however, it does not.

How should I go about citing sentences in comments below answers or questions?


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Cite the text inside "double" or 'single' quotes. Italics are ok too. Or a combination of the above for complex cases, such as:
When you say 'your "stuff" does not work', do you mean it does not work any more, or that it had never "worked"?

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    I always use _“The quote by the other user”_ — My reply to that quote. or something similar. Nov 1, 2021 at 18:02
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    @TimurShtatland I have edited the title of the question to clarify: "How should I cite other users' text in comments, since blockquotes don't compile as they would in the question-field?"
    – ilam engl
    Nov 2, 2021 at 16:58
  • @ilamengl Thank you for letting me know! Updated the answer. Nov 2, 2021 at 17:06

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