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It used to be a yellow background that easily stands out. Now it looks like this.

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IMO, it doesn't stand out at all. There's not even a background colour, and the left side grey border is easy to miss.

Can we change it back, or is it out of our hands?

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    Agreed, this new style is super ugly... – ajsmart Mar 11 at 17:31
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    Related: meta.stackexchange.com/q/343919 meta.stackoverflow.com/q/394516/2075105 My understanding is that visual changes to the SE are now network-wide, and by design they don't intend to allow changes like this on a per-site basis. I'll leave this question unanswered, though, so SE can pop in and give an official response if they like. – snailplane Mar 11 at 19:49
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    The request to change this back has been filed here meta.stackexchange.com/q/344874/299332 – Earthliŋ Mar 11 at 20:01
  • @Earthliŋ: Thank you – istrasci Mar 11 at 20:48
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    I personally prefer the current style. Some users were using quotations just as a yellow box to emphasize an important part of their answer, which was confusing to me. I do not see why a quote has to be in a yellow box. – naruto Mar 12 at 3:10
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    I prefer the yellow style. To me it's a useful tool for visual delineation and it can help make an answer more readable. Its original purpose might be for quotations but I don't think it should be limited to that purpose. – Flaw Mar 12 at 3:19
  • @Flaw well, except those who use screen reader might be fooled if it is actually a real quotation or not... – Andrew T. Mar 18 at 4:56
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    @naruto Right -- this style is more useful to indicate a real quote, but in reality what most people want is the emphasis / 'extra content' / hierarchy effect that the more visually distinct yellow box had, whether it's a quote or not. – Darius Jahandarie Mar 19 at 17:56
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    (BTW, just a note that I think calling it 'ugly' probably isn't helpful and might be a little offensive to the UI folks that made the change. Saying how/why it doesn't meet your needs precisely is both kinder and I think more effective. :) – Darius Jahandarie Mar 19 at 17:59
  • Actually, it seems that most of the discussion about the change is on the original announcement: meta.stackexchange.com/q/343919/299332 – Earthliŋ Mar 20 at 23:55
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For those of you as annoyed with this change as I am, here's a script I cobbled together for greasemonkey, that puts things back to the original look.

Note that I'm no expert with javascript/CSS so this might be a really dumb way to do things, but it works for me.

// ==UserScript==
// @name     SEblockquote
// @version  1
// @grant    none
// @include https://japanese.stackexchange.com/*
// ==/UserScript==

function addGlobalStyle(css) {
    var head, style;
    head = document.getElementsByTagName('head')[0];    
    if (!head) { return; }
    style = document.createElement('style');
    style.type = 'text/css';
    style.innerHTML = css;
    head.appendChild(style);
}

addGlobalStyle('blockquote { background-color: #fbf2d4 !important; }');
addGlobalStyle('blockquote::before { width: 0px !important; }');
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    Good call with greasemonkey. Didn't even think about that. – istrasci Mar 15 at 3:01
  • What bothers me most about the change is that other people don't get the benefit of my answer layout, so this doesn't help me that much... (thank you though!!) – Darius Jahandarie Mar 19 at 17:57
  • @DariusJahandarie Yes, that bothers me too. Sadly, I don't have a solution. Inserting your own html doesn't seem to work as the engine ignores most html tags and attributes. – user3856370 Mar 19 at 18:19

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