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DS 2021 Review Update[edit]

Dear Isaacl,

Thank you for participating in the recent discretionary sanctions community consultation. We are truly appreciative of the range of feedback we received and the high quality discussion which occurred during the process. We have now posted a summary of the feedback we've received and also a preview of some of what we expect to happen next. We hope that the second phase, a presentation of draft recommendations, will proceed on time in June or early July. You will be notified when this phase begins, unless you choose to to opt-out of future mailings by removing your name here.
--Barkeep49 & KevinL (aka L235) 21:05, 19 May 2021 (UTC)

You've got mail[edit]

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Question regarding LISTGAP[edit]

Hi, Isaacl. I've seen you making many LISTGAP corrections around Wikipedia, and they're appreciated. I wanted to ask a question regarding LISTGAP: does the screen-reader issue apply between a line of unindented text and indented text? An example I currently have is at Wikipedia:Sockpuppet investigations/Stepgilara, between my comments at 15:27 and 16:16. Does the blank line matter there? Many thanks, Sdrqaz (talk) 21:32, 7 June 2021 (UTC)

The key thing to remember that in spite of what some of the help page documentation on discussion thread formatting says, :, *, and # aren't actually indent levels. They represent different types of list items, and simultaneously introduce the start of new nested lists when used to extend the prefix string of the previous line of text in the wikitext source. When a single character prefix is introduced, such as :, after a regular paragraph, it starts a new first-level list. Thus a blank line in the wikitext source before it doesn't matter, as there's no preceding list that will get closed.
The issue with blank lines between list items is that all of the nested lists before the blank line will get closed, and then re-opened for the list item after the blank line. There is no visual difference on screen, so the extra announcements made by screen readers serve no distinguishing purpose for users making use of that assistive technology. isaacl (talk) 22:29, 7 June 2021 (UTC)
Ah I see, Isaac. Thank you for the thorough explanation. Planning on going through my archives and replacing those pesky blank lines with {{pb}}, so you've been a great help! Sdrqaz (talk) 00:33, 8 June 2021 (UTC)


FYI, I noticed that this manual archive you did got repeated later on by the archiving bot. So there are now two identical "தனீஷ்: May 21, 2021" sections in the archive page. --- Possibly (talk) 18:01, 9 June 2021 (UTC)

Thanks for the note; I've removed one of the duplicated sections. isaacl (talk) 19:57, 9 June 2021 (UTC)