Markdown does't work for git commits

I’m running off the 6.6-stable branch and reading through the documentation for markdown it indicates that markdown is available for commits but any commit I make into a project doesn’t convert the markdown.

I’m trying to put in links and add a list to the comment.

Thanks for your help,

Where did you read that? The markdown parser does not parse commit messages. This is also related to this answer Group members not getting emails when @mentioned in commits

Its mentioned in the documentation page for Gitlab Flavored Markdown under /help/markdown:

Oh yes. From my understanding, only GitLab flavored markdown works, which is reference to issues, mrs, snippets, cross reference, etc. The standard markdown isn’t supported.