I would like the ability to paste replies “inline” i.e. in the middle of a sentence. I had requested this for the previous other plugin, and there was some (seemingly positive) discussion about it, but I have not been able to locate that previous discussion.
I very often need to craft replies that have e.g. GitHub Issue in the middle of a sentence:
- If you’d like to request [thing] as a new feature, please open a GitHub Issue
- [Feature] is under-documented, a GitHub Issue would be appropriate to increasing visibility.
- [Some behavior] seems to be a bug, please open GitHub Issue with full details.
I have lots of these kinds of snippets, and use them constantly in our user support forum.
Generically, I’d like to be able to insert templates right exactly at the current cursor position.  It’s really annoying to have the template get inserted on a newline with another newline above it, and have to manually delete all that whitespace just to get it back up to the previous cursor position, several times every day. I just want to type my reply as fast as possible.
Even better would be a text-only way to insert these without having to use any mouse/menu interactions at all.
I woud argue that the entire benefit of using the category posts to store templates is that it can afford full control. Just insert the template at the cursor position exactly, as-is. If whitespace/newlines are desired, they are easily added in the template editor—there’s no need to force decisions on us. ↩︎