An experienced member's edit to an answer of mine, placed a part of it into a quotation block. The thing is, it isn't a quotation, I paraphrased an idea from the source text.
Marking something as a quotation, as I know it from academic or journalistic writing, is for word for word reproduction of a source. Paraphrased passages get a reference, but aren't formatted in any special way.
Is it okay or even desirable to put paraphrased ideas into quotation blocks to make the formatting clearer? If not, is a somewhat lengthy quotation with omissions and added emphasis preferable to paraphrasing in running text? What's the preferred approach here?
I searched the meta and glanced over the help center, but didn't find anything beyond basic rules for quoting which didn't mention paraphrasing. Sorry, if I missed something.