I’m surprised that the GitHub Community Forum editor only allows input as “RICH TEXT” or “HTML”. Many parts of the original GitHub site supports Markdown. In fact, GitHub has formally defined its own version of the format, known as “GitHub Flavored Markdown” (GFM).
I expected GFM to not only be supported on GitHub Community Forum, too, but that it would be the default input mode.
* Why isn’t Markdown or GFM supported here? * How can we convince GH to add GFM support?
PS: I used Markdown in this message to show my support for the format and with the hope that one day it will be supported and my message will be shown in the manner it deserves. Unfortunately, I had to use a few HTML line break elements in order to keep the formatting, but I’ve avoided any other elements.
PPS: I hate that the forum rich text editor kept “correcting” my text and “warning” me about it every time I click the “Post” button. It was fine! Leave it alone. The HTML editor is a little better, but it keeps silently reformatting my text, too.