Brett on 28 Jan, 2017 07:38 PM
You have to understand that markdown as implemented in places like SO and GitHub do not conform to universal standards (though commonmark as a custom processor likely would work). I can't possibly implement every syntax difference in one processor, as they're often in contradiction with each other. If you write standard markdown, it works everywhere.
That said, go to preferences->processor and switch to discount.
Brett on 28 Jan, 2017 08:01 PM
When you say restart, you mean you want a blank line to start a new list? Because again, while stack overflow and commonmark may have implemented that, it's not at all part of the standard. New lists need a block element to end.