Considering that English.SE is about language, I think there should be a fancier quote formatting for short quotes. (Like a huge quote mark in the background. - This will emphasize the concept of quote.)

  • We've had fancy quote formatting since the day the new design was launched, over three weeks ago.
    – Marthaª
    Commented Dec 15, 2010 at 19:18
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    @Martha: This question only got pushed to the top because I tagged it "status-completed", and so it appeared to some to be a new question. At the time it was asked, the question was relevant.
    – Kosmonaut
    Commented Dec 16, 2010 at 2:42
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    @Kosmonaut: whoops! For some reason, my brain parsed the Nov. 11 date as Dec. 11. //blush
    – Marthaª
    Commented Dec 16, 2010 at 3:19
  • @Martha: it's still not as fancy as on tex.SE :-(
    – SamB
    Commented Feb 11, 2011 at 6:06

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I think this is a good idea. It should be fairly simple to implement, and could help users.


As per Mitch's comment below, fancy quote thingy here.

  • To see the fancy quote formatting, start a line with ">" in a question or answer. This is explained under blockquotes on the markdown editing help page. Commented Dec 15, 2010 at 21:32

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