When I have a syndicated post and then make an update to the syndicated copy (not original) it shows up in my blog as one long run-on paragraph. Nothing happens to the Visual or HTML data in that post, but once I click "Update" wordpress doesn't auto generate the necessary paragraph tags for the post. Is this a configuration problem or a bug with wordpress?
Yes, these posts are imported into my blog using a plugin called FeedWordPress. After doing a little more research, it looks like the formatting filters option needs to be set to "Expose syndicate posts..." instead of "Protect syndicate posts...".
If the posts are protected, and I choose the Visual editing tab in the posts editor, then the < p > tags are removed from the HTML side resulting in one continuous paragraph.