Just created a new canned reply and discovered that the trailing space which I had intentionally added is removed when the canned reply is inserted into the draft post.
In this specific instance, I was creating a prefix for items I create a lot in a bullet-pointed list, an example of the use case is;
---------- See also; * GameDev<span>.</span>tv - Community :
After the colon there is a space character because I would then add the topic URL from the community site, which Discourse rather nicely then turns into the topic title text, thank you
I use the same approach for URLs that are external to our community also, for example you might see this;
---------- See also; * Microsoft Docs : [Access Modifiers (C# Reference)](https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dotnet/csharp/language-reference/keywords/access-modifiers) * GameDev<span>.</span>tv - Community : [Topic title of previously asked question](https://community.gamedev.tv/t/topic-title-of-previously-asked-question)
I didn’t set this as a bug, as I’m sure in many cases it would make sense to trim the trailing spaces, that would be indeed tidy. But in the scenarios where you want the trailing space, it’s annoying.
Could the functionality be tweaked so that whatever you enter as a Canned Reply is exactly what you get? This would then put the onus on those messy types who leave trailing spaces to tidy them up themselves (you know who you are!) but for the rest of us, tidy-types, who choose when to add them and when not to, we would be perfectly served
And yes, I did just create a topic about a Space character - please be gentle…