Now, I understand how for some sites this could be helpful, but for my particular site it looks terrible. There's hardly any meta description shown, and the "items" it pulls are not very useful to the results. One would think the "items" are products (on an e-commerce site) but in my case, they are actually subcategories.
I would like to have it just not display that snippet so the full meta description can be shown.
The relevant HTML for the portion that its pulling the snippets from looks something like:
Msg#: 4422855 posted 10:59 pm on Feb 29, 2012 (gmt 0)
It is problematic for us because its not really very relevant to the search results, it is confusing to someone who sees that link, and by including it, Google reduces the meta description shown to a portion of one line. I believe it is definitely hurting clickthrough. I can certainly change the "list" in the CSS if that's what it would take, I'm curious if anyone else has seen this and if they also use list, or if there's any more info out there.
I think Google thinks that these "items" are products, so they are trying to display them, but they are not products, so its confusing.