When I edit comments from the admin UI it removes all newlines that were in the comment before I modified it. It's strange because you will save it and it will show the newlines but once you refresh it will show the same comment with them removed.
Admin editor should match the same functionality as the client side one.
As a work-around you have to convert all newlines to <br /> and it wil
right now the only api is the copy-as-format function which inspects the prefix argument and relies on the region being active.
it would be nice to have a public function that would take two positions (begin and end) and a format argument (string, t to prompt for format, nil for default format) that would copy the text in between those two positions using the specified format.