Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 
Sign up Log in

Earn badges and make progress

You're on your way to the next level! Join the Kudos program to earn points and save your progress.

Deleted user Avatar
Deleted user

Level 1: Seed

25 / 150 points

Next: Root


1 badge earned


Participate in fun challenges

Challenges come and go, but your rewards stay with you. Do more to earn more!


Gift kudos to your peers

What goes around comes around! Share the love by gifting kudos to your peers.


Rise up in the ranks

Keep earning points to reach the top of the leaderboard. It resets every quarter so you always have a chance!


Markdown: nested bullet lists not indented correctly unless using 4 spaces or more

This is a reboot of, so more a bug report than a question, but the bot at the end asked us to reach the Contact form which led me to this space. (but I noticed users can still create new issues on JIRA, so maybe we should just reopen a new one instead?)


- the markdown reader (such as display on repository top page) doesn't recognize indentation with 2 spaces and only seems to recognize 4 spaces or more

- this is part of the CommonMark spec (, so understandable

- however, many markdown editors will indent by 2 spaces by default. BitBucket's own Markdown editor defaults to 4, but if you have already started writing the file with 2-space indent in an external editor, when you edit it in the browser, BitBucket's editor will adapt and set the space indent to 2 (so you will think it's normal).

The issue is now well known as proven by

My suggestions would be:

a. Support different numbers of indent spacing (at least 2, possibly 1 and 3 although less common)


b. Add some warning below the editor if detected indent spacing is less than 4 and bullet lists are present

Honestly I'm not sure why the original issue was closed, an issue tracker seems a better place than the Question hub for this, but I'll wait for some replies here first.

1 answer

1 accepted

0 votes
Answer accepted
Theodora Boudale
Atlassian Team
Atlassian Team members are employees working across the company in a wide variety of roles.
Feb 14, 2023

Hi @hsandt,

Thank you for the feedback. There is another open feature request about this here:

You can add your vote to it by selecting the Vote for this issue link and add yourself as a watcher (by selecting the Start watching this issue link) if you'd like to get notified via email on updates.

Implementation of new features is done as per our policy here and any updates will be posted in the feature request.

Kind regards,

Suggest an answer

Log in or Sign up to answer
Site Admin
AUG Leaders

Atlassian Community Events