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This is some thing I see all the time recently and not just from new users.

Users are using > to format there code and that is just wrong.

Code should be formatted in one of these three ways

Surround the code with ``

sudo apt install

Indent by four spaces

sudo apt install

or use the code button in the editor {}.

This > creates a quote

sudo apt install

Same as the "" button in the editor.

Quotes are for when you quote a person or page directly and does not stand out as well as the code formatting.

This seems to be coming more common and is being over looked, in this answer a 4k user used > for code and then a moderator edited it and still missed the > on the code.

Please use correct formatting, it wastes users time to have to edit this kind of thing and may even get you downvoted.

marked as duplicate by terdon Jun 24 '16 at 10:53

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