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Reply to comments with bullet lists

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Ignacio Rodríguez (talkcontribs)

If a comment ends with a bullet list, the bullet list propagates to all the replies. I feel it is not the desired output

Whatamidoing (WMF) (talkcontribs)

Can you give me a link or example?

Ignacio Rodríguez (talkcontribs)
Whatamidoing (WMF) (talkcontribs)

So you are concerned that if the conversation says:

:My two major concerns are
:*ONE
:*TWO
:That's all [[User:Example|Example]] (talk) 11:44, 25 February 2020 (UTC)
::I forgot about
::*Three [[User:Example|Example]] (talk) 11:45, 25 February 2020 (UTC)

then the next bit will be

::**AND FOUR? [[User:Example|Example]] (talk) 11:46, 25 February 2020 (UTC)

instead of

:::AND FOUR? [[User:Example|Example]] (talk) 11:46, 25 February 2020 (UTC)

Right?

Ignacio Rodríguez (talkcontribs)

Exactly

Jc86035 (talkcontribs)

I think the main justification for using the same indentation as the parent is that indentation is not consistent between different communities and parts of communities. For example, the Russian Wikipedia uses * for most discussions. In this very early version of the software, it would be acceptable to use this simplified logic.

It is possible (perhaps likely) that talk page syntax will be expanded or otherwise changed in later parts of the talk page project. If that would be the case, it might not make sense to spend time and effort to better match the current conventions only to discard the code once the syntax changes.

Whatamidoing (WMF) (talkcontribs)

This has been discussed in phab:T241391. The team doesn't plan to do anything about it until after people have had a chance to use it for a while. They want to get some idea of how often this comes up, and which approach seems to be correct one often than the other (it'll still be a statistical guessing game).

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