As someone who has used this site for about six years, and who has from time-to-time encountered this message, and who as a result himself just might have said, “persist, because sometimes the server does this kind of thing” ... I for one would be delighted to discover that “some bad markup syntax” might be the true culprit. (I never want to have to “read a manual” to discover how to use a web-site “correctly.” I just want to author a post and It Just Works.™)
Good Eyes! Thanks for spotting this!