Odd ordered list behavior when listing in descending order

Hi, I have a post where I’m listing in descending order. The exact thing I’m writing is

> PLACES TO INTERVENE IN A SYSTEM
> (in increasing order of effectiveness)
> 
> 12. Constants, parameters, numbers (such as subsidies, taxes, standards).
> 11. The sizes of buffers and other stabilizing stocks, relative to their flows.
> 10. The structure of material stocks and flows (such as transport networks, population age structures).
> 9. The lengths of delays, relative to the rate of system change.
> 8. The strength of negative feedback loops, relative to the impacts they are trying to correct against.
> 7. The gain around driving positive feedback loops.
> 6. The structure of information flows (who does and does not have access to information).
> 5. The rules of the system (such as incentives, punishments, constraints).
> 4. The power to add, change, evolve, or self-organize system structure.
> 3. The goals of the system.
> 2. The mindset or paradigm out of which the system — its goals, structure, rules, delays, parameters — arises.
> 1. The power to transcend paradigms.

But what shows up is numbers from 12 to 13 to 14 etc.

PLACES TO INTERVENE IN A SYSTEM
(in increasing order of effectiveness)

  1. Constants, parameters, numbers (such as subsidies, taxes, standards).
  2. The sizes of buffers and other stabilizing stocks, relative to their flows.
  3. The structure of material stocks and flows (such as transport networks, population age structures).
  4. The lengths of delays, relative to the rate of system change.
  5. The strength of negative feedback loops, relative to the impacts they are trying to correct against.
  6. The gain around driving positive feedback loops.
  7. The structure of information flows (who does and does not have access to information).
  8. The rules of the system (such as incentives, punishments, constraints).
  9. The power to add, change, evolve, or self-organize system structure.
  10. The goals of the system.
  11. The mindset or paradigm out of which the system — its goals, structure, rules, delays, parameters — arises.
  12. The power to transcend paradigms.

What do you think is going on?

Screenshot of this behavior below.

That is the correct behavior of ordered lists per the CommonMark spec:

The start number of an ordered list is determined by the list number of its initial list item. The numbers of subsequent list items are disregarded.

To get what you need you will have to write it as a “fake” list like:

5 - Like
4 - This
3 - Example

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Thanks! I find it odd but hey :grinning:

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