# How to make a gray background for questions

Instead of putting an image to type up a question, how do I get the gray background? For example here:

FAQ for math.stackexchange

It isn't a question, but I want that background?

JL guessing: Like this?

• Sorry about mutilating your question, but I wanted to make sure what you are asking about. And at the same time let you see the source code. – Jyrki Lahtonen Feb 22 '15 at 17:19
• If you want to see how a question was formatted, you can click on "edit" (even if you don't intend to modify it). This lets you see the source code. – Najib Idrissi Feb 22 '15 at 18:13

The Markdown Help Page, is useful for editing tricks that are not MathJax related. It mentions in Simple Blockquotes that putting > in front of a line creates a blockquote.