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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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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 ...
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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 ...
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Should information from an other site be blockquoted?

Difference between Bubbling and Tunneling events This answer here is being blockquoted now. The information comes from the first link and is pretty much the same. Should it be blockquoted?
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localhost URLs should be allowed for block quotes

Suppose I want to ask a question about some code that doesn't work and need to quote the following error message There was no endpoint listening at http://localhost.here/Magic that could accept the ...
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Editing question changing code to block quote is still formatted as code

I asked a question on StackOverflow and later added some more information. I included a quote initially in a code block, but then I edited the question, highlighted those two lines, and clicked the "...
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Blockquote rewrap destroys code

I've seen too many newbies hit the "quote" button instead of the "code" button while posting. This is much worse than if they just left the code inline, because the quote button rewraps all the text ...
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Use different quote styles

Very often, I find the need to use different quote styles in my answers. Typically, I want to be able to quote the question but also external documents. For example, in this answer, I would have ...
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Long lines in blockquote breaks layout in 10k mod tools

One of the answer to this question "Unrecognized configuration section connectionStrings." shows up in the 10k mod tools, and it breaks the layout when I expand the content: the post body ...
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Blockquotes in a list break blockquotes after the list

I noticed an answer over on The Workplace that had a blank blockquote at the bottom of it. When I went to edit, I saw that there was nothing after the end of the text to cause it. And the actual post ...
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How to display HTML tags in Blockquotes

How would you include HTML tags as part of the blockquotes when you would like to signify these tags as quoted text instead of code? Code: <url>http://www.website.com/order/index.asp?type=...
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Various blockquote issues

I've encountered what may be a bug or few. It seems that blockquotes can't become less-nested, at least not easily. Take the following: one deep two deep three deep ...
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Be a little more flexible with adding quotes in chat

I'd like chat to support the following scenarios (so that my blood pressure will go down) >Text butts up directly next to the greater than symbol @jerky >Quote comes after a user reference (...
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Why can't we use the well known [code] and [quote] tags to markup our posts?

Personally, when creating posts, I find it very frustrating not to be able to effectively mark a quotation as we normally would in the vast majority of forums. Simply being able to do it using [quote][...
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Add quote markup to comments

Comments have a very restricted markup ability. Currently supported text markups available are Italic text Bold text code One of the very common things people do in comments that is not supported ...
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How can I blockquote a numbered list without resetting the number to 1?

Let's say I want to put "50. Quoting point number 50." in a blockquote. By default it will reset the number to 1: Quoting point number 50. How can I preserve the initial number 50?
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Blockquote formatting doesn't show up on mobile chat interface

Block quotes never quite worked in the transcript, although the > character is still present. But, LessPop_MoreFizz of Gaming has noted that apparently, they do not appear on the chat mobile UI at ...
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Code is incorrectly wrapped when applying blockquote style

Often, I embed code snippets from other sites as actual block quotes (together with their explanation). Expected result Let's take this absolutely nonsense example. I want to see this output: If ...