Questions tagged [blockquote]

For questions about the formatting option blockquote. The blockquote is often used when citing information that was written by a person/organization other than yourself.

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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

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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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. ...
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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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Inserting a Blockquote into a Spoiler

I would like the whole text to be a spoiler, but within this I need to have a blockquote I included the syntax that I thought it should be although this clearly doesn't work...
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Make blockquote formatting button not destroy the source layout! [duplicate]

You ever had a post in front of you where the OP did mix up blockquote and code formatting? Not those easy cases where he/she wrote a > character before the paragraph himself, but those cases when ...
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Code blockquotes on beta sites add extra spacing to bottom

Currently, when you try to format blocks of code inside a blockquote, you get extra spacing at the bottom of the blockquote. Here are a couple of examples: While this isn't a huge deal, it still ...
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Are quote answers not answers?

Many people know that link-only answers are not answers, and they are normally deleted, or downvoted or whatever that happens to them. Recently, there's been a bit of buzz surrounding whether quote-...
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Long lines in quoted code block scroll bar issue

I saw some question like this but they seemed to be specific to iPad or Android. This problem happens on the main site as displayed in a regular web browser on a computer. I took screenshots of the ...
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How can I embed a list inside a blockquote

I have an answer that I want to use a block quote to cite and outside reference. That reference is a bulleted list. Pretty sure I have seen this before but I cannot find anyone using it. How can I ...
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Do we need a new Markdown formatting for indented / boxed text (for preambles, remarks / side notes, postscripts, footnotes, …)?

I have been called out for using blockquotes for the wrong purpose. For quick reference, here's the blockquote in question (taken from this answer): And this is the request that was made about it:...
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Should users be required to present public domain text as a quote and not their own?

In a discussion on Scifi Meta, I wrote an answer explaining that any quotes must be acknowledged as quotes and cited: Word-for-word copying is only allowed as evidence / supplementary material, and ...
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Hidden quotes with code formatting are broken on beta sites

The code formatting background only displays when you have clicked on it and it is on always "visible" mode. The text that is code blocks (fixed width) disappears before the main text. They do the ...
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Image in a quote in a bullet list

How do I correctly add an image in a quote in a bullet list in Markdown? I tried this: * Bla > ![enter image description here][1] But when the image is too wide, it doesn't scale properly: As ...
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How to blockquote separate paragraphs only once?

For want of efficiency, I prefer not to type > in front of each disjoint paragraph. So how would I blockquote B, C, D in the following? Thanks. Update: Does user Fish Below the Ice's Answer only ...
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Stop inserting hard line-wraps in blockquotes!

When you use the markdown editor's blockquote feature (the quote button / Ctrl+Q), it inserts hard line-wraps in the markdown source automatically for you. That is, it transforms text like this: ...
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What's the keyboard hotkey for Blockquote on Mac keyboard? [duplicate]

You can usecommand+Q on Mac to write codes. But you can't usecommand+Q or control+Q to quote something, is there a hotkey to quote something on Mac keyboard?
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Displaying code blocks within quotes

Please see this answer: Javascript Function toString The response is quoting from http://shamansir.github.io/JavaScript-Garden/en/#object, which has some text segments and some code segments. What ...
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Nested quote trolling

Should this be allowed?
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Blockquotes are not visually distinguished on the Android app

I realize that the blockquote styling on a regular browser is kind of subtle to begin with, but the Android app doesn't currently render blockquotes in a way that makes them visually identifiable at ...
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Should log snipplets and firebug header dumps be wrapped in code block?

Should the log fragments and firebug traffic dumps be wrapped in code block instead of quote block? I was used to wrap them in quote blocks, which sounds more intuitive for me, but recently I wasn't ...
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How to add empty new line in block quote?

Not sure if this is a duplicate. I can have the following in a block quote: Case 1 00:23 00:54 Case 2 00:21 00:51 But this makes it look clumsy. I want the following ...
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Should error logs be formatted as code or quote?

When I see an unformatted error log, I format it as code I've noticed, however, that some other users format them as quotes Which is better? tessdata_manager.SeekToStart(TESSDATA_INTTEMP):...
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“Quote” button breaks formatting

I was editing this question on russian.SE where the OP was asking about the meaning of a Russian poem. As the poem itself wasn't formatted properly, I wanted to fix the line breaks to make it easier ...