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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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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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What's the exact syntax for spoiler markup [duplicate]

Following the Do we want the “spoiler” feature turned off? thread on meta.tex.sx, it's clear that the spoiler markup has a wrinkle or two that I didn't at first appreciate. For information's sake, ...
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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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Allow highlighting certain bits of a code fragment or quote

It would be nice to be able to put emphasis on specific bits of a fragment or of a quote (bold can help for a quote but I find that it makes things less readable sometimes). What do you think? Update: ...
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Stop inserting hard line-wraps in blockquotes! [duplicate]

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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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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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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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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Nested quote trolling

Should this be allowed?
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Alternate (visually distinguishable) blockquote style

I first asked for this feature on Meta.Christianity.SE. @Flimzy pointed out that this would probably benefit many others, too. I'd like to see a visually distinct alternate blockquote style. This ...
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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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Improving Blockquote style

I often need some effort to distinguish a Code Block from a Blockquote: overall because they share the same background. Don't you think Blockquote elements would be more readable and distinguishable ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Please make blockquotes more visually distinct from code blocks on SO [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Improving Blockquote style This is a small request only, and easy to do. :) Currently blockquotes and code blocks are rendered as virtually indistinguishable gray areas. ...
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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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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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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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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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"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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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