Right now, to make a list, you have to have a format of a number followed by a period:
Anything else, such as
(1), doesn't work. However, particularly on Academia.SE, there are a lot of posters who post lists like that. It's very obvious that it's a list; it begins with a
(#), goes on without line breaks, and and the next line continues with another
Improving the parser like this would:
- Make answers look more professional
- Improve readability
- Allow me not to waste time fixing poorly formatted lists.
- Allow more lists on the site, which we all know are awesome.
The same thing goes for
So, my request is that we modify the parsing engine to interpret
(*)), when used at the beginning of a sentence, as a list.