When using the “make checklist” context menu, it turns the node itself and its children into a checklist, rather than only its children. If I have a node called “groceries” with 3 child items, I only want the child items to have checkboxes, not the “groceries” node itself.
This is by design.
Yeah, it’s currently by design.
Although we have considered changing this. It’s time to put up a poll: Should “make checklist” option add checkbox to parent item?