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I think it would be a cool feature if list formatting allowed different alphanumeric labels (besides bullets):

1. First step has its own child steps 
    a. Lower
    B. Upper

    1.2 Step parent.child
    1.3 This is step1.child3

            Some formatted text

    I. Roman 
    II. would 
    III. be
    IV. cool

2. etc...

Thought about this when answering:
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I don't see the particular need for this. It deviates from the original Markdown syntax – and I hate it when the interpretation of syntax differs from site to site. –  slhck Oct 31 '11 at 20:24
@slhck Your right, there is zero need for this, I just thought it would be a cool feature to have. I understand that the amount of posts that would benefit from this is going to be fairly low so I don't expect it to be a top priority request at all =). –  chown Oct 31 '11 at 20:34

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  1. Lists in a list item:
    • Indented four spaces.
      • indented eight spaces.
    • Four spaces again.
  2. Multiple paragraphs in a list items: It's best to indent the paragraphs four spaces You can get away with three, but it can get confusing when you nest other things. Stick to four.

    We indented the first line an extra space to align it with these paragraphs. In real use, we might do that to the entire list so that all items line up.

    This paragraph is still part of the list item, but it looks messy to humans. So it's a good idea to wrap your nested paragraphs manually, as we did with the first two.

  3. Blockquotes in a list item:

    Skip a line and indent the >'s four spaces.

  4. Preformatted text in a list item:

    Skip a line and indent eight spaces.
    That's four spaces for the list
    and four to trigger the code block.

As you can see above, nested lists do exist. See Help

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Sorry, I just clarified my Q, other alphanumeric labels, besides bulets. –  chown Oct 31 '11 at 17:56
1. 2. 3. 1.? Lists could use much improvement imho. –  Won't Oct 31 '11 at 20:27
@Won'tಠ_ಠ woops, fixed that.. –  amanaP lanaC A nalP A naM A Oct 31 '11 at 20:51

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