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How to nest code within a list using Markdown

Oftentimes, I want to include code samples in a list, for example: Item One Item Two, for example: private bool ItemTwo() { return this.IFeelLucky; } Item Three The problem is that there isn't a ...
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Code block is not properly formatted when placed immediately after a list item [duplicate]

Consider the following piece of Markdown code: This is some regular text. >>> def factorial(n): ... return 1 if n < 2 else n * factorial(n - 1) ... * This is a list ...
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How to write nested numbered lists

I just posted an answer on Stack Overflow where I wanted to have nested numbered lists, something like 1. Dog 1.1. German Shepherd 1.2. Belgian Shepherd 1.2.1. Malinois 1.2.2. Groenendael 1.2.3. ...
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The editor should be able to convert multi-line blocks to lists

Let's say I write up a bunch of rows and decide I want to make it a list: Item 1 Another Item Something Else When I mark each line and click the "List" button (doesn't matter which one), the Editor ...
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Images can be pushed outside the boundaries of a post by using nested lists

A B C D E F I don't even know. It just seemed weird. Yes, I understand I could just avoid doing something like that. But the problem already exists with a single level. Consider having 2 ...
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Ignore “The” when sorting sites alphabetically

On the Stack Exchange list of all sites, sites whose names start with "The" are sorted accordingly. It is common practice to ignore "the" and other similar words when sorting alphabetically. I ...
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To-do list feature request

Can we get a centralized to-do list kind of feature? Sometimes there are questions I would like to answer, answers I'd like to edit, downvotes I'd like reverse, etc. Just stuff that I don't have time ...
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Ordered lists with letters as markers

From time to time, I encounter posts that use nested lists, where one of the lists uses numbers (1., 2., 3.) as markers and the other uses letters (a), b), c)), but are not properly formatted (example)...
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Add parenthesis to period as an accepted list delimiter

FFS. I do this all the time and it kills me. The editor knows that an empty line followed by a number followed by a period followed by a space is a list item. This works great Its almost magic ...
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How can I browse community wiki posts?

How can I browse all the questions that are of type 'community wiki'? There are great wiki questions, but it seems the only way to find these questions is to filter by highly voted questions, or ...
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How can I blockquote a numbered list without resetting the number to 1?

Let's say I want to put "50. Quoting point number 50." in a blockquote. By default it will reset the number to 1: Quoting point number 50. How can I preserve the initial number 50?
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Markdown not appropriately rendering unordered list spoilers

A user in https://scifi.stackexchange.com/a/14928/1913 discovered that he couldn't create a spoiler unordered list, and I can't seem to either. I can blockquote an unordered list without any real ...
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Spoiler in list hides list number

While reading an answer over on Puzzling.SE, I noticed that having a spoiler in a list hides the item number/bullet. I can demonstrate it here. (It seems to be an issue only in Chrome.) Ordered lists....
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Make • a <ul>-creation character

Recently-ish, over on Stack Apps, the post for the official Android app was edited to actually contain information, rather than just being a placeholder. During this process, the staff member clearly ...
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Inconsistent/incorrect breaks/newlines in lists

When editing this answer, I noticed that placing breaks (blank lines) in lists (especially nested lists) is inconsistent (and possibly dependent on the current state of the JavaScript variables of the ...
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Lists - additional alphanumeric item labels

I think it would be a cool feature if list formatting allowed different alphanumeric labels (besides bullets): 1. First step has its own child steps a. Lower B. Upper 1.2 Step parent....
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Discrepancy between the WMD preview and posted lists

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 ...
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Blockquotes in a list break blockquotes after the list

I noticed an answer over on The Workplace that had a blank blockquote at the bottom of it. When I went to edit, I saw that there was nothing after the end of the text to cause it. And the actual post ...
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Enhance list re-ordering in careers with move-to-top and move-to-bottom controls

The list widget in Careers is very handy--a simple and elegant design with the up and down controls to re-order elements. Kudos! I also was glad to see the new section to list articles one has written....
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Too small indent after nested list

I have post 2. > Why is no support for a optional spec-version in Maven? Maven has options for disabling Specifications and Implementations, so both are optional * `...
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Are there “good” list questions as opposed to “bad” list questions? [duplicate]

"List" questions can be bad if they generate an endless list of answers, with no answer better than another. Such a question might be, "Who is the best general of all time?" But could a "list" ...
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How to start list at certain number? [duplicate]

Is it possible to start lists at a certain number, or alternatively, continue a previous list? I want something like this: Pets You could get a cat Or you could get a dog Or some ...
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To be listed among editors, one has to edit 5 posts… or more than 5?

Incorrect tooltip text is not a big deal, but it might damage the credibility of math-oriented SE sites. Should be "at least 5 posts" or "more than 4 posts".
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Have the “Code sample” button work around the “Code placed after a list item” bug

So I've read that code blocks not working after a list item thing is due to an ambiguity in the spec and this kind of makes sense, however there is no ambiguity in what the "Code sample" button means: ...
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How can I embed a list inside a blockquote

I have an answer that I want to use a block quote to cite and outside reference. That reference is a bulleted list. Pretty sure I have seen this before but I cannot find anyone using it. How can I ...
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Bug in editor for numbered lists?

I noticed what seemed to be a bug in the way the stackoverflow editor handles numbered lists. I did a search on meta for this and it didn't come up, but if it is a duplicate, I'll delete the question. ...
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Please add more space around code or quote blocks in lists

Since a CSS update a while ago, code blocks and quotes in lists are too close to the line above for comfort: This is a code example. Particularly annoying with code spans in the line. Example code ...
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Spoiler text doesn't work with numbered lists - Intended behavior? Workaround?

The spoiler markdown is sometimes cough messed up. Today's edition: Spoiler doesn't work with numbered lists. >! 1. Foo 2. Bar 3. Baz renders like ! 1. Foo 2. Bar 3. Baz I could ...
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Why does line spacing depend on presence of subsequent lines in list items?

Today I was editing a post on Ask Ubuntu, when I saw this odd behaviour: 1. 2. In the first image, the "press enter..." line wasn't indented and hence not part of the list. The code block above ...
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Add markdown option for ordered lists with brackets [duplicate]

I searched for this first and couldn't find it already suggested. I'm finding I'm coming across posts (often from new users) where an ordered list is included but is not formatted properly, because ...
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Code after bullet list isn't rendered correctly [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to nest code within a list using markdown If there is a list immediately followed by a code block the code block is not recognized as code (Even though there is a newline ...
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Triple nested list fails

In order to have a list of the same type that has three levels, you must indent it crazy, to the point of what should be (in my mind) level 5. Update: Also note that I am not nesting with four ...
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Incorrect Markdown preview of list items after a header

A picture says more than thousand words. Look: It's just in the preview. When I submit the post, it get Markdown'ed correctly. This has worked fine yesterday. I use this construct very often for the ...
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How to prevent a numbered list when starting a paragraph with “1.”? [duplicate]

I just stumbled upon this answer on Chess Stack Exchange, where it looks like the author wanted to start a paragraph with "1. Nxc6" (which is the common notation for a chess move) but did not want a ...
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Should numbered lists be required to be sequential?

Is there a way to override the Numbered List Tool's need to make numbers sequential? There are times that I really appreciate the fact that it's smart enough to make the numbers sequential regardless ...
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How do I include a code block right after a list without it turning into a blockquote?

If I want to write this : >>> calendar = GoogleCalendar(user='blabla', password='blablabla') >>> calendar.myFunction() After a list, the >>> become a blockquote ... Here is the ...
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List entry followed by code block messes up the code section [duplicate]

Here's two examples (note that in first example, backticks also had no effect, for some reason): include/db.php: $attribs = array( PDO::ATTR_PERSISTENT => $...
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Additional spaces inside list element

This is proper rendering? Sample list [small] [b i g] foo for this code: * `[small]` * `[b i g]` * foo the [b i g] should have smaller size. Is this bug or feature?
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Empty strings within a list ignored in web, but not in app

Web version of SE sites ignore empty strings within a list while rendering. Test post here. Both lists look same: But in the iOS-app (android-app too) they look different: App Version: 1.6.1....
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Recognize incorrect lists and inform users

A lot of (relatively) new users post answers looking like 1) Item 1 2) Item 2 which renders as 1) Item 1 2) Item 2 or if they notice the problem 1) Item 1<br> <!-- or with an empty ...
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Inconsistent spacing when using paragraphs in lists [duplicate]

If you do something like this: - This - Is Some - Text You end up with some inconsistent spacing: Is this a bug or is this a feature request to change this so the spacing above is the same? ...
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Adding auto numbering for numbered list

Problem 1: Open a form for asking a question Write several paragraphs of text Select all of them and press Ctrl+O Expected result: several list items; actual result: only one numbered line Problem 2:...
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How to insert subitem into list without breaking layout? [duplicate]

What I want to see in final (i.e. Outer begin x-pos is same as outer end x-pos, top & bottom margins for inner approx. equal): What I really see (too large v-space before inner) as picture: ...
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Line spacing after nested bullet points is inconsistent [duplicate]

Correct duplicate: Too small indent after nested list Regarding the claimed duplicate (consecutive lists): that question was closed since it apparently follows Markdown spec in the Markdown => HTML ...
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Code is indented by 4 spaces but isn't interpreted as code [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why is a code block not properly formatted when placed immediately after a list item? If you look at my post ( 3rd down ) on this stack overflow page, you'll see that my code ...
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How can I write nested code on a nested list with markdown? [duplicate]

I need to write a nested code block on a sub element of a list. My list look like 1. element 1 1. element 2 1. element 3, this has subelements 1. sub element 1 1. sub element 2 this one ...
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Unenclosed <li> element without <ul> or <ol> creates bullet point outside text area

If I simply put a bare <li>...</li> Element like below in my post, without wrapping it in a <ol>...</ol> or <ul>...</ul> as usual, it still creates an unordered ...
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Numbered list misaligned when I use intermediate bullet points

When creating this answer, I cannot make points 3 and 4 (in the red rectangle) line up with numbered points 1 and 2. I have followed the "Styling/Headers" suggestions with spaces in multiples of 4. ...
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Images covering right side bar [duplicate]

When in a list, adding a picture that is indented covers up the background on the right where links normally go. See picture below: (source: https://mechanics.stackexchange.com/a/6446/9628) As you ...
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Images within nested lists can overflow outside of the post cell [duplicate]

This was originally noticed here but some quick checks show that this is not an issue exclusive to GD.SE. It occurs in both questions and answers. Here's a Demonstration: List Image credit ...