NOTE: I realise that there is other questions already out there that ask about copying data from other websites into this one. This is not what my "question" is about.
Occasionally I have had need to copy and paste a comment that I made into another question/answer. The comments invariably have italics and/or bolded text in them, likewide some have non-naked links.
However (in FF, if this matters) when I copy and paste these, I only get the text, no formatting, or href's.
On various Google services (Most prominent, I think) Calendar, when clicking to start a drag and copy operation on a pre-existing appointment, in a pop-up, it puts the text into a textbox to allow you to copy (and also edit, which is not part of what I am suggesting here).
Can functionality be developed to allow users to click into a question / comment, have it switched out for it's markdown equivalent while focus in on that box, to allow copying and pasting of all that is required to make a duplicate?