Disable new automatic list numbering in github issues and comments?

There seems to be new list numbering behavior for github issues, comments, etc. - Github is trying to edit what I type to automatically number list items for me, but I find it unhelpful. That is, if I type in:

1. An item
1. Some stuff

Github will change it to:

1. An item
2. Some stuff

The problem is that Github doesn’t take care of the aftermath. If I need to edit and try to rearrange the list items I can end up with this:

2. Some stuff
1. An item

On the preview page, I see this:

2. Some stuff
3. An item

Back when I could just type all 1s, I could easily rearrange the numbered items for myself and markdown would take care of putting in ordered list numbers, as you can see here:

  1. An item
  2. Some stuff

The above items are both written as ‘1.’ (like in my first example) even though they look like have sequential numbers.

I can still go back and delete every automatically generated number, but that gets pretty annoying pretty quickly.

I realize that not everyone knows markdown. It seems to me that this automated behavior (as it currently is) can only helpful to someone who doesn’t need to edit their work or maybe it can help with very small lists. If other people find it really helpful, though, I’m glad for them to have it. I just want to be able to get rid of it in all my repositories.

How do I get the old markdown list behavior back?

There is no feature toggle for changing this functionality.
You can use shift + enter to go to the next line without activating the automatic ordered list.

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