Would like to use Markdown formatting, but with one feature borrowed from BBCode input formatter
To get you caught up, I'm on 2.1.1 stable, default template, and I'm using no text editing addon of any kind at this point, because my users are... bad at following directions - the cledit wysiwyg editor I was using was simply too much power in the hands of the irresponsible, and stuff like buttonbar (which puts the formatting out where the author can see it) simply terrifies everyone.
SO: no text editing addon, and my input formatter in config is set to Markdown (just because I had to disable editing tools, there's no reason people who know markdown need to suffer).
This works great, except for one problem: poets.
(As a matter of fact, 98% of the problems I have with my newly-live forum stem from the poetry department. Goddamn.)
Anyway, the poets need soft line breaks, because they're all posting poetry for critique and, using the Markdown input format, all the soft line breaks are being ignored. I've told them to just end those lines with two spaces, but christ-on-sale you'd think I'd asked them to climb a mountain. (And the eighty-six-year-old faculty guy has muttered about resigning. Again.)
Solution! I can switch the input to BBCode, which pays attention to soft line breaks.
Problem! Losing Markdown to enable BBCode makes me very sad.
So, what I really want - what I think would solve most of my problems - is Markdown input formatting, but with the BBCode inputformatter's ability not-ignore soft line breaks.
Is this possible? (Yes, I know it will anger Gruber and the rest of the Markdown gods, but at this point I will bear their wrath if I can do this.)