Hi, in itwiki we have noticed a problem with templates returning an initial asterisk inside an #if.
Something has changed in MediaWiki parser in the last weeks, i don't know exactly when, but the change should be recent because the problem is evident and nobody noticed it before today.
There is extra space between "list element 2" and "text returned from template".
This never happened in the past, and what's more it happens only if https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Rotpunkt/ListElement (the "template" in the example) uses the "#if", if you remove the #if the extra-space disappears.
The extra-space is due to an extra tag "ul":
<li>list element 1</li>
<li>list element 2</li>
<li>text returned from template</li>
<li>list element 3</li>
<li>list element 4</li>