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Like balpha once explained very nicely, a <br> line break (newline) should be used
in very little cases, and surely is not the same as a new <p> paragraph. Still the Markdown help only explains line breaks, not paragraphs:

Linebreaks

End a line with two spaces to add a <br/> linebreak:

How do I love thee?__    
Let me count the ways

Please rewrite to, for example:

Paragraphs and line breaks

Simply use a blank line to start a new <p> paragraph:

First sentence in my first paragraph. Another sentence. And a third. Maybe
making this multiple consecutive lines of text, but still one paragraph.

My second paragraph.

Only when really needed, end a line with two spaces to add a <br/> line break:

How do I love thee?__    
Let me count the ways

Alternatively, above the existing "Linebreaks" part, add something like:

Paragraphs

A paragraph is simply one or more consecutive lines of text, separated by one or more blank lines:

First sentence in my first paragraph. Another sentence. And a third. Maybe
making this multiple consecutive lines of text, but still one paragraph.

My second paragraph.

Or, if all this is really too long, at least add a note about the blank line:

Paragraphs and line breaks

Simply use a blank line between two paragraphs to start a new <p> paragraph. Only when really needed, end a line with two spaces to add a <br/> line break:

How do I love thee?__    
Let me count the ways

And: maybe even add a section "Paragraphs" to the inline post help on top of the editor? I'm not sure which help tab should then be shown when auto-expanding it for new users though.

(Yup, I think "line break" likes a space too...)

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