When using a numbered list that's interrupted by a quote for each item, it's being rendered correctly in the edit/preview screen, but ends up 'resetting' each item in the final version.

In edit mode:

alt text

The actual post: alt text

I read Jeff's answer on Daniel Beck's question stating that the preview is like a view-finder, but I'm not sure if this qualifies as a similar problem.

2 Answers 2


I don't think you're formatting correctly.

  1. Item one

    code one
  2. Item two

    code two
  3. Item three

    code three

Make sure all the code is idented eight (8) spaces.

Beyond that, it is true that Markdown will renumber lists for you, e.g.

  1. one
  2. one
  3. one

is actually submitted as

1. one
1. one
1. one

But I don't think that's what you're asking about -- I think you have an error in your formatting.

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    taken, the help does state it clearly. allthough there is a diff in what the preview renderer creates and what the final renderer does, thats why i didnt read the help ("what could possibly go wrong, preview looks great").
    – akira
    Commented Jan 22, 2011 at 5:41

I've actually had this same issue as well... As a work around until this is fixed I just add a second period to the number....




This forces the markdown to treat it other than a list. You won't get indented formatting that normally comes with numbering but will at least make the numbers correct.

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    aah ... chicken :)
    – akira
    Commented Jan 22, 2011 at 5:42

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