I was editing a question to include the excerpt of what reported in the linked sites. I used the following Markdown, but it's not rendered how I would expect.
- [How Valentine's Day Works] > How about the "X" sign representing a kiss? This tradition started with the Medieval practice of allowing those who could not write to sign documents with an "X". This was done before witnesses, and the signer placed a kiss upon the "X" to show sincerity. This is how the kiss came to be synonymous with the letter "X", and how the "X" came to be commonly used at the end of letters as kiss symbols. (Some believed "X" was chosen as a variation on the cross symbol, while others believe it might have been a pledge in the name of Christ, since the "X"—or Chi symbol—is the twenty-second letter of the Greek alphabet and has been used in church history to represent Christ.) - [Why Does X Stand for a Kiss?] > However, the prosaic explanation of this romantic sign may be twofold. Originally it represented the formalized, stylized pictures of 2 mouths X touching each other--X. But then, a little more complicated, the kiss entered the cross by a chain of events and really owes everything to men's lack of education. > Early illiterates signed documents with a cross. They did so for an obvious reason. A cross was so simple to draw, and yet, being also a sacred symbol, implied the promise of truth. But to solemnly confirm further the veracity of what had been endorsed thus, the writer kissed his 'signature,' as he was accustomed to do with the holy book. And that is how, finally, by its very association, the cross came to be identified with a kiss.
The quoted part is not rendered as quoted, even though the bullet on the previous line is correctly rendered, and the quoted part has a correct indentation. Between the two bullets there isn't apparently any difference: At the end of the line with the bullet there are two spaces, and the new line character.
Adding an empty line between the quoted part of the first point, and the start of the second point renders the quoted part correctly, but why is that empty line necessary?