Import Lesson - keep carriage returns/new lines for large amount of text
SOLVED: As mark and mescyn pointed out the LingQ Importer does a perfect job already grabbing the subtitles from Netflix, which is where the original text was coming from for me.
May have found a solution.
1. Copy from Textmate (the text editor I'm using to wrangle data)
2. Paste into empty Google Docs
3. Copy into Lesson input text field
I usually just use sentence mode. You can prepend  to lines which lingq will think is an empty timestamp, if I remember correctly. I don't think you can control formatting in non-sentence mode, though.
Is retaining formatting an added cost for developers?
Did you use the browser extension to import this content from Netflix? If imported using the extension, formatting should work better.
Never test, I don't believe this would work.
Grabbing the subtitles from Netflix required scraping via the Developer Tools in Chrome.
the lingq plugin does it automatically using an approach similar to that which uses where it grabs the webvtt-lssdh-ios8 subtitles.
Oh wow! That is impressive!
LingQ should be advertising that feature for Netflix more!
Is retaining formatting of imported text planned at all?
We are looking at that. I assume you mean when using the extension?
Yes, I at least tried it out at asahi.com where all formatting is discarded
I managed to "fix" the problem by using the LingQ REST API to import the articles instead using a python script
We’ll see what we can do.