A 'feature'? of the Visual Rich Editor

This may be exactly the way it’s supposed to work but it confused the
out of me so I thought I’d post for the few non ubergeeks in the
like myself.

If you turn on the ‘Visual Rich Editor’ in your settings, but use a
like TextMate’s blogging bundle to compose your posts with Markdown and
edit them later from the web interface, you will lose. Hard. the
Rich editor will interpret your Markdown as plain text, try to add HTML
into the budy of your article and generally mark things up as if you
typing them in from scratch, resulting in a big old mess :slight_smile:

The moral of this story is: If you use external clients and Markdown (or
ostensibly any other text filter) turn off the Visual Rich Editor.