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We know comments use minimarkdown, which discards newlines. Thus, the Enter key submits the comment instead.

Flag messages also discard newlines. The Enter key, however, inserts one instead of submitting the flag.

I agree that this might trigger angry flames from the people who hate the comments behaviour suddenly starting to submit partial flag messages (although I only have ever seen one or two flag messages that might've used one.) However, that's how it should work.

For consistency science.

You monster.

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Comments are editable later, but flag reason is not. –  YOU Apr 30 '11 at 9:38
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I was going to agree with badp but seeing @YOU's comment made me think again. It's not a bad idea, but could cause more problems than it solves. –  ChrisF Apr 30 '11 at 10:24
    
@Chris How often do you need (or hell, have you seen) a newline in a flag to begin with? –  badp Apr 30 '11 at 10:41
    
@badp - I wasn't thinking of actually needing a newline, but of not being able to edit it. Having the extra click gives you a chance to review what you've typed. –  ChrisF Apr 30 '11 at 10:44
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@ChrisF: I was going to disagree with badp, but then, flag messages are typically very short, with a low risk of hitting the Enter key by mistake. If your flags are so long hitting Enter too soon is a real risk, maybe they're too long? –  Gilles Apr 30 '11 at 12:45
    
@Giles - that should be true. H'mm amazing how something apparently so simple can be more complex the more you look at it. –  ChrisF Apr 30 '11 at 13:14

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