In answers to questions here, I keep seeing text enclosed in pink boxes. I searched in vain for how to format that. Here is an example:

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I don't see those as pink; however, they are quotations.

Quotations are indicated in Markdown by prefixing the paragraph with >:

> This is a quotation.

This is a quotation.

Immediately-adjacent paragraphs are joined together:

This is a paragraph.

This is a second paragraph.

It's possible to separate paragraphs you don't actually want to be joined together with a dummy tag like <//>.

This is a paragraph.

This is an unrelated quote.

You can see more about this if you click Edit below, which will show you the source (but please don't commit any changes!) and there's a more comprehensive help in Meta.Stackexchange.

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    Thanx much 4 that!
    – Wordster
    Commented Aug 19, 2018 at 22:43
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    @Wordster Please vote rather than commenting (this applies to all posts, not just mine!)
    – Andrew Leach Mod
    Commented Aug 19, 2018 at 22:44
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    It's closer to pink on some monitors.
    – NVZ Mod
    Commented Aug 20, 2018 at 4:54

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