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On Meta Islam I posted this question, which seemed perfect in the preview below the edit box.

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But when I posted the question I got something partially different:

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  • My best guess is the weird syntax. Have you tried removing the line-breaks between the numbers and the blockquote starts, e.g. just use 1. > Some text all on the same line? – animuson Dec 2 '13 at 18:04
  • @animuson It does work, tested result. Problem was when I added the second item and quoted it using the ctrl-o ctrl-q sequence, the item got nested. Removing the new line before the quote (>) got it fixed it. – Bleeding Fingers Dec 2 '13 at 19:31

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