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The WikiWay suggests changing some of the original WikiSyntax. For example, changed bullet points in the following way:

Original/Now:
	* bullet level 1
		* bullet level 2

Suggested:
* bullet level 1
** bullet level 2

I think the new style does make sense as it is slight fiddly getting the number of spaces correct. Might be worth adding in addition to current mechanism. Thoughts?

-- JohnTalintyre - 05 Jun 2001

We could add two other shortcuts as well:

*N which is equalivent to * N times. and *. which repeats the previous * level or gives just one level.

eg.

*10 item is
********** item is

and
** item
*. another item 
is
** item
** another item

-- NicholasLee - 05 Jun 2001

Hmm. I'd like that for the first level, but not for the the deeper ones. Writing

* Important item
*** Less important
********* micro-mini item
doesn't look readable to me. The same applies for the TWike headline syntax:
---+ Very Important Header 

---+++++++ Very Un-important Header

I'm proposing (and already using) this syntax:

### Very Important Header ###

__Important Header__

*Smaller Header*

_Unimportant Header_

For me, I doesn't interfere with the regular bold and italic syntax, as PeterThoeny maintained in AutomaticallyNumberedHeadings. To the contrary, it seems quite naturally to write a line of its own and then bold it accordingly. The (old) TWikiDocumentation actually mimicks headlines using lines surrounded by __

-- PeterKlausner - 06 Jun 2001

See also BetterLists for other discussion around bullets. I do not recommend to go for the syntax with stars at the beginning of the line because it could have unwanted side effects. People sometimes paste text from other places into a TWiki page and it's possible that the first char happens to be a star.

If we add the new syntax then with a required white space, i.e.

 * bullet level 1
 ** bullet level 2

However, my preference is to relax the existing rule to allow arbitrary number of spaces as explained in BetterLists, i.e.

 * bullet level 1
  * bullet level 2
	  * bullet level 3

-- PeterThoeny - 07 Jun 2001

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