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A week or two ago the way blockquotes are displayed in Jira changed.
It used to be that the quoted text was simply indented, but now blockquotes have quotation marks force-added at the beginning and end of each block section.
Aside from being semantically incorrect — the quoted text by definition doesn't contain the quotation marks that are being added within the block — it is confusing to readers when using blockquotes to denote text that should be character-for-character accurate, such as production-ready copy.
I could see this feature being implemented with oversized, stylized quotation marks (kindly do a web image search for "pull quotes" to see examples), but ideally the blockquote should be visually unadorned, except for perhaps a simple vertical bar on the left that no one would mistake for semantic text.
Thank you for reading this and I'm interested in hearing your thoughts as well! Cheers.