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Formatting tips below the body textbox of a post are wrong

When posting a question or answer, there is a formatting help below the body textbox, which includes tips for how to format code, make text bold or italic, and quote text: However, the tips for ...
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Unquoting doesn't always work in the new Stacks Editor

Unquoting doesn't always work in the new Stacks Editor. Example: Markdown: > I have been detained when trying to walk out of tuas and was given a warning. DO NOT walk on Tuas. [Anish Sheela](https:...
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Produce a continuous bar on the left side of a blockquote of several paragraphs [duplicate]

I have an issue producing a continuous bar on the left side of a quotation if there are several paragraphs. If I push them together the bar becomes continuously, but the whole text isn't separated in ...
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Formatting in some blog posts is broken

Quoted Lists In blog posts like The 7 Essential Meta Questions of Every Beta, some quoted material has escaped from its blockquote: And here's the first example from C'Mon Get Meta!: I don't know ...
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Blockquote reflows fenced code blocks

When using the ” button to blockquote someone else's words (presumably also when using Ctrl+Q, if that wasn't the browser quit key), the quoted material is reflowed, by design. I don't particularly ...
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How to escape spoiler in blockquote that starts with exclamation point

How can I "escape" the spoiler syntax when putting some text in a blockquote that starts with an exclamation point? https://webapps.stackexchange.com/a/170880/267540 Here is the text that ...
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In a bookmarked conversation, quoted text is displayed incorrectly [duplicate]

When I use quote (i.e., a message starting with ">") in chat, it displays fine both in chat and in transcript. But if the same message is rendered differently if it is a part of a ...
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The preview for a question is different from the view of the question

This is not a duplicate of Block quote handling mismatch between preview and post. The questions are somewhat similar in that the preview is incorrectly parsing the Markdown, but from both a ...
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When rendering posts, a blockquote line followed by a blockquoted psuedo-setext heading underline ending with any character becomes a setext heading

When rendering posts, a blockquote line followed by a blockquoted pseudo-setext heading underline ending with any character turns those lines into a setext heading. Here's what the CommonMark spec ...
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Blockquote description in Markdown help

I think the description of "blockquote" https://cs.stackexchange.com/editing-help#simple-blockquotes is confusing. It doesn't explain what blockquote should be used for and instead says You ...
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How to write multiline quotes in an answer

While answering questions, I found that the delimiter '>' for blockquotes on answers truncates newlines. Refer to the following example. I have typed one line here. This is has been typed on the ...
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Using blockquote in chat doesn't work when it's part of a text block [duplicate]

In the chat, when using a blockquote markup after a line of text, the blockquote doesn't render. For example, if I try: text: > quote I get this: What's the correct way to use it in this case?
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Block quote handling mismatch between preview and post

Noticed on my answer to a question on BGSE, the preview and the posted answer, the block quote is handled differently: This is the markup for my rules quote: Here is the preview that shows below the ...
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Have post previews surround blockquoted text in quotation marks

When a post uses a blockquote, the preview of that post obviously doesn't retain that formatting, but this means that the text runs together like it is one sentence. For a concrete example, here is an ...
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Blockquotes don't render in bookmarked chat conversations

When reading a bookmarked chat conversation, blockquote formatting doesn't work (the > shows up as if it was plain text). Here's an example conversation: It doesn't break in the transcript or in ...
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Omitting the space after the ">" in chat, for a multiline quote, works half-way

Quotes in chat are supposed to require a space after the > > note the space between ">" and "note" Thus, as expected, >quote renders as ">quote", and > ...
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Quote button shouldn't reformat code in triple-backticks

I've seen Blockquote rewrap destroys code, but that question (and answer) are about the situation where a user mistakenly uses the quote button instead of the code button. I instead want to use both. ...
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How can I automatically edit all my answers and questions so that no quotes are broken down?

The CommonMark migration messed up the formatting of many of my posts. Specifically, one common issue is that my quotes are now broken down, e.g.: instead of Screenshots taken from https://stats....
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Don't add new lines when quoting some text

Current behavior: When selecting some text and clicking on the "quote" icon, > are added as well as new lines. For example: CRISPR gene editing is a genetic engineering technique in ...
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How and when should one add "[sic]" to a quotation in a SE answer?

In What should I do about answers that are obviously intended to be accepted, but actually aren't? - Meta Stack Exchange, I directly quoted someone's comment: @sanjay I see your new to stack exchange....
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Did the automated CommonMark migration mess up the formatting of this answer?

I suspect the automated CommonMark migration messed up the formatting of this answer. Before the migration to CommonMark: https://web.archive.org/web/20200515072655/https://unix.stackexchange.com/...
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Quoted headings are rendered properly on preview but not when posted

With markdown, you can use some dashes for headings. For example, this: Hello ---- this is some other text renders as this: Hello this is some other text This is fine and works well. When I want to ...
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Something is wrong with the search function when dealing with Devanagari letters

I wanted to locate this answer of mine and I remember that I have cited a Sanskrit verse "द्वा सुपर्णा...." (see the first quote in the answer) and hence I entered that string in search bar ...
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Blockquotes should be formatted to support bullet points and numbered lists [duplicate]

I was proposing an idea on a MA.meta, and I noticed that you cannot use bullet points inside a blockquote. To show what I mean, here are some images: Part of the original post I was trying to quote ...
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Can the sites about religions have suitable background for block quotes?

The usual application of quoting on most of the sites is to quote someone's sayings. It can be conversation, articles, webpage, newspaper or books etc. Now if we talk about sites about religions, ...
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Change the colour of quote borders depending on the site?

The feedback on my question Change the colour of quotes to blue, grey or black? seemed to suggest that the new change to <blockquotes> is a considerable improvement as it looks cleaner. But I ...
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Change the colour of quotes to blue, grey or black?

Note: not a duplicate of Please revert the quote background from white to yellow Many people dislike the change of citation colours from yellow and orange to white and grey: Please revert the quote ...
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Please revert the quote background from white to yellow

At some point during the day, quoted background, in I assume CSS, has been switched from yellow to white. This is harder to find within an existing text, since the background color is the same for the ...
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Quote's style changed. Is it a bug or just style update? [duplicate]

Now quotes look like that: A quote. Quote's style changed. Is it a bug or just style update?
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Some improvements to blockquotes

Update Sorry for the delay! I’ve been thinking about this feedback in between my other projects, and I’ve landed where I’ve started 😕 I’ve made sure to continue highlighting spoilers in gray. The ...
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Quotes should look different from spoilers [duplicate]

Spoilers are usually not quotes. But currently spoilers (after clicking) look exactly like blockquotes. So the reader has to memorize which paragraphs he clicked (spoilers), and which were already ...
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Can a spelling error be corrected when block quoting?

When quoting from another website in a block quote, is it acceptable to correct a spelling error. For example, automatically instead of augomatically. If so, should you indicate the corrected error, ...
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Vagueness in the quote and notification bars

On the sites which do not have a special design, there occurs such a problem: the notification bar and the quote bar are totally indistinctive. It seems that this should be somehow fixed for better ...
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How to add a blank line in a blockquote? [duplicate]

I'd like to do know how to do the following: Blockquote A blank line that's not part of either block, visually distinguishing two different blockquotes Blockquote B Experiments Without adding ...
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Bug in quote found on Stack Overflow [duplicate]

I posted this question on Stack Overflow, and noticed the following behavior. The following quote does somehow cut the rest of the sentence: 'DoSomeList' cannot be used as type parameter '...
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Add "> text" quote markup to chat FAQ

It's possible to quote a block of text in chat by preceding it with a greater-than sign and a space: > I've got a lovely bunch of coconuts This produces a nice vertical dotted line in the message. ...
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Including number (#) symbol on a quote

I am having trouble when trying to display the # symbol on the start of a quote1, as if I do it appears as a header instead, like: > #this this The only way I could think to partially get it ...
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Where should I use Blockquotes?

Many peoples told me not to use block quote everywhere. I should know where to use this tag. Yeah, I have asked them to tell me why it is used, but they didn't give me an answer. So, I have searched ...
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Quoted text aligned outside left edge of question for particular content

I just discovered a weird formatting bug with quoted text where the quoted text is left aligned way outside the left margin of the question (and possibly answer too). Here's the bug in its shortest ...
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Added/deleted blockquote displayed with bigger height in revisions

If while editing a post a blockquote was added or deleted then this block is displayed with bigger height than non-deleted: Non-deleted block in revisions page is dislplayed same as in the post ...
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How can I separate multiple quote blocks?

I have a series of quotes which I want to display in two separate quote blocks. > Are questions about Microsoft Word Online on-topic here? I don't > really see any posted here, but perhaps I am ...
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Quotation of code on meta sites differs from the main ones

When I add code in quote on main sites it looks fine: But if I do same on meta, result is significantly differs: As you can see, only the text is highlighted, not the whole line. Pictures ...
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Images in blockquotes [duplicate]

Is there any official etiquette for placing images in blockquotes? I usually just put them in the post without blockquotes. Also, sometimes edits are just made to add blockquotes to images. This image ...
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Quoting Code-Block with linewraps breaks the code

When quoting a code-block with lines wrapping due to their length, applying the blockquote-format results in breakage: for (GroupMembers groupMembers : groupMembersList) { Notification ...
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Block quote button breaks working images by inserting line breaks into alt text

I was editing a post that included a scanned image of a problem from a textbook. The scanned image contained some text and a related diagram. Here it is, correctly rendered, before editing: To make ...
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How do you make advanced spoilers?

Is it possible to make spoilers inside blockquotes? > text > more text > >! spoilery text > text > more text How about multiline spoilers? >! Spoiler >! Mor Spoilerz >! ...
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Quote formatting with Ctrl+Q puts the > in annoying places [duplicate]

If I paste in a quote and press Ctrl + Q it will apply quote formatting like so: "Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore ...
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Allow sourcing in blockquote markdown

A blockquote nearly always comes with a source, however the way to format the quote often differs: Some people will put the link like this (http://www.example.com) Others will put it like this. http:...
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Effect of * in quoted text not shown in preview but affected actual post

In my recent post, In quoted text of first special parameter description, The preview shows well: But in actual post * effect cause inclined text: So, Why preview!=actual of post? and How to fix it?
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Inconsistency with blockquote in spoiler between preview and post

When inserting a blockquote in a spoiler, the preview indicates that hovering the parent blockquote (spoiler) will show the entire contents of the blockquote and any child blockquotes. However, in ...
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