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### meta-question: post formatting

I am new to this board and having some trouble finding documentation for how to format posts. I am familiar with markdown and have posted on the various Stack Exchange forums before, but I find the triple-backtick convention for block code does not work as expected here.

How would I produce, for instance, paragraphs of code set out with different background as seen in numerous posts on the board which I unfortunately do not have enough "karma" to link to..

The Markdown basics "cheatsheet" I can see on the right hand side of the present text-entry form says nothing about such matters, and for the life of me I cannot see a quote button on others' posts so I can examine the "source code" myself.

Nor do the help and faq sections seem to shed any light on this.

### meta-question: post formatting

I am new to this board and having some trouble finding documentation for how to format posts. I am familiar with markdown and have posted on the various Stack Exchange forums before, but I find the triple-backtick convention for block code does not work as expected here.

How would I produce, for instance, paragraphs of code set out with different background as seen in numerous posts on the board which I unfortunately do not have enough "karma" to link to..

The Markdown basics "cheatsheet" I can see on the right hand side of the present text-entry form says nothing about such matters, and for the life of me I cannot see a quote button on others' posts so I can examine the "source code" myself.

Nor do the help and faq sections seem to shed any light on this.

Edit:

More than anything, the issue is the inability to (easily?) quote someone's post. A clickable quote button on some of the many posts containing the type of formatting I want to do would show me anything I need to learn.

Am I missing any obvious quoting options here?

### meta-question: post formatting

I am new to this board and having some trouble finding documentation for how to format posts. I am familiar with markdown and have posted on the various Stack Exchange forums before, but I find the triple-backtick convention for block code does not work as expected here.

How would I produce, for instance, paragraphs of code set out with different background as seen in numerous posts on the board which I unfortunately do not have enough "karma" to link to..

The Markdown basics "cheatsheet" I can see on the right hand side of the present text-entry form says nothing about such matters, and for the life of me I cannot see a quote button on others' posts so I can examine the "source code" myself.

Nor do the help and faq sections seem to shed any light on this.

Edit:

More than anything, the issue is the inability to (easily?) quote someone's post. A clickable quote button on some of the many posts containing the type of formatting I want to do would show me anything I need to learn.

Am I missing any obvious quoting options here?

2nd Edit:

With enough karma, I believe I can now post the link to this related question for completeness.