It looks like quotes are added to blockquotes for feeds on Mastodon and when crossing posting to Blue Sky.
I posted the following:
> “I heard Turnpike’s back together and they’re writing songs”
And it appears correctly on my site and in the Micro.blog feed
But on Mastodon and Blue Sky it’s wrapped in additional straight quotes
I’d prefer it posted as written (or on platforms that don’t support blockquotes, for it to keep the
> insetad of wrapping it in quotes
A blockquote may be a quote or it may be section of copy, like this pull quote on the Verge.
Which is rendered like this when cross-posted with their Mastodon bot:
I like that Micro.blog shows it w/ blockquote styles on Mastodon (which supports that element) and tries to signify that quoted text was posted as such, but when converted to plain text, I think the original markdown character (
>) would avoid complications that come from wrapping it in quotes.