Mixing unordered lists and ordered lists gets you a list that follows the first list element to decide if it is an ordered or unordered list on the preview, but on the resulting post, you get a sublist of the second type inside a list of the first type.

1. First line
1. Second line
- Third line

...is shown in the Preview as:

1. First line
2. Second line
3. Third line

...but after posting is rendered as:

  1. First line
  2. Second line
    • Third line
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    Damn, I don't have enough rep to understand this post!
    – Andy E
    May 19, 2010 at 18:49
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    @Andy For your benefit, see S.Mark's script in a comment on this post, and my relevant comment (as a mediating step to reach the source) if you don't use Greasemonkey
    – Grace Note StaffMod
    May 19, 2010 at 18:51
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    @Andy: in case the link doesn't work for you, I added a code block with the original contents.
    – perbert
    May 19, 2010 at 18:54
  • @ccornet, @voyager. Thanks, I see it now. +1
    – Andy E
    May 19, 2010 at 18:57
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  • @Andy, for any post, just using /posts/<id>/revisions will get you the revision "list" (including a link to "show source") even if there's only one revision and hence no clickable "edited xx ago" link is shown yet.
    – Arjan
    May 20, 2010 at 18:12

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We've changed the behavior of WMD to match the serverside Markdown; this will be fixed in the next build.

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