Observation: Quirk of the Forum Post Editor / BBCode Interpreter

Black Hole

May contain traces of nut
If you want to post a numbered or bulletted list, there are BBCodes and toolbar options to do it:
  1. List item 1
  2. List item 2
  3. List item 3
  • Bullet 1
  • Bullet 2
  • Bullet 3
If one wants to space the items out a bit to be more presentable and visually separate list items that might be a paragraph rather than a line, one needs to use Shift+Return (instead of Return) to insert a line feed rather than a new line - the BBCode interpreter sees the line feed as a continuation of the current paragraph rather than the beginning of a new paragraph and hence a new list or bullet item, so appending a line feed before the new line produces a blank line before the next list/bullet.
  1. List item 1

  2. List item 2

  3. List item 3
That's fine when using the WYSIWYG editor (and I have yet to figure out how to inset a line feed using iOS), but when the edits are actually committed to a post the result may not appear as expected.
  1. List item 1

  2. List item 2
  3. List item 3
By underlining the last character before the line feed, the interpreter ignores the line feed! A solution is to add a non-underlined space at the end of the item:
  1. List item 1

  2. List item 2

  3. List item 3
 
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