# Ordered list: force manual number

Hello,
I like the fact that an ordered list (numbered list) is automatically created and numbers are growing automatically (https://docs.mattermost.com/help/messaging/formatting-text.html#lists). If I write:
1. text
1. text

We’ll see

1. text
2. text

Our use case is that we use these ordered lists to answer every single points in a specific thread. For example:

1. What’s the day today?
2. What is the colour of Mars?

1. Monday
2. Red
3. Tom

The problem is that somebody might want to reply only to 1. and 3. , not on 2.:
1. Monday
3. Tom

Currently, it’s not possible, we’ll see:

1. Monday
2. Tom

Our workaround is either to write 2 messages:

1. Monday

and then:
3. Tom

Or to include an empty line:

1. Monday
2. Tom

Is there an easier/cleaner solution? Maybe an option to disable the force the manual numbering for example? Like:

/force-order
1. Monday
3. Tom

In fact, we found the solution I should leave 2 lines blank between 2 numbers:

``````1. Monday

3. Tom``````
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