Thank you, but we can’t expect from all our forum members to know about the backslash. Is there another way to do it? It is ok to completely replace the bullets with dashes, if that is possible. Any suggestions?
You’re talking about overriding the formatting engine and breaking how part of markdown is rendered out, so while it doesn’t seem like a big change, it’s not something that can be easily altered, it’s certainly more than a line or two of code.
If you don’t want to change Discourse, then your best bet would be to adopt a different syntax; one which doesn’t collide with Markdown. Have you looked into alternatives? Scriptwriting for example doesn’t prepend lines of dialog with dashes.
Turns out, your best bet is probably to encourage your community to use a new standard. You could help them by creating a topic template in the category setting.
Aside from the backslash a couple other options:
Use three backticks ``` in a single line before and after the dialogue.
- Hello, how are you?
- I’m pretty good, thanks.
Use two dashes -- Hello, how are you?
– Hello, how are you? -- I’m pretty good, thanks.
– I’m pretty good, thanks.