I've created a free-space page about a discovery I've made, not finished yet, but I want/need to include a large plain text listing of GEDmatch results. This text is interspersed lines of text and tabular data, and I need it displayed just as it is, not reformatted. The normal way to do that in WikiMedia compatible wiki pages is to use the pre formatting tag around it, and all the line breaks and indentations and tabular formatting are preserved. I've discovered here that the pre formatting tag does work in the Preview pane on the Edit page of the free-space profile, but does *not* work in the final output, what everyone sees! It reformats all of the columnar data lines into one jumbled unreadable paragraph. I've tried every possible workaround and alternative (like nowiki, blockquote, leading colons, etc), and nothing has produced an acceptable output. Leading colons do preserve the line breaks, but not the tabular spacing.
I'm very disappointed, and hoping someone has an idea for a workaround. What of course I would really like is for <pre> to be fully supported. It seems in keeping with the simple philosophy of WikiTree, as it's the way to allow sections of plain text to stay plain, unmarked up. Otherwise, you have to add styling to every single line, and it still does not look as good as the original plain text. The only way I know of to get a close approximation of the original text is to add table markup, but that would be a *huge* job, requiring codes to be added to every line and data element, and would still be problematic for the interspersed text lines.
Please please add full support for the pre tag !!! It's already supported in the Preview pane. And in fact, for now I've added a comment on the page that if you want to see the data correctly formatted, you have to open it for editing, then click the Preview button, and view it there. That does not seem like a good long term workaround.
(I would add a link to the new page, but it's not finished yet, was hoping to improve it more before exposing it.)