I absolutely LOVE Markdown but can't get it to work in the forums

Hi All,

I'm wondering if anyone else is having trouble getting Markdown to work? I put in a CONSIDERABLE* amount of time and effort to use Markdown for the post at this link: http://forums.blinkinlabs.com/index.php?p=/discussion/407

When I use the forum editor it says, "You can use Markdown in your post" just above the buttons for Post Discussion, Save Draft, Preview and Cancel.

What am I doing wrong?

*Using all caps because Markdown for italics isn't working for emphasis. Not shouting!


  • Sorry about that, I've spent a bunch of time wrangling with Vanilla forums, and am just not able to get it to render markdown in the posts. At some point in the future I'd like to switch to Discourse :-/

  • Oh well, the good news is that I'm not doing anything wrong. Any chance you could turn off the, "You can use Markdown in your post."? It's unfortunately misleading. Any chance you could use a different editor? Just wondering. I can learn to work with the current editor.

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