One of the things I love about the Stack Exchange sites is how pervasive Markdown is. You can literally use it almost everywhere. Heck, I'm using it right now, as I type this.
So, you can imagine my surprise when I submitted a cover letter recently on careers.stackoverflow.com and discovered that cover letters are one of the few places that Markdown isn't supported.
Is there a reason for this, or is it just an oversight? I would love to be able to use Markdown in cover letters when applying for jobs on careers.stackoverflow.com.