What is meta? ×
Meta Stack Exchange is where users like you discuss bugs, features, and support issues that affect the software powering all 150 Stack Exchange communities.

Is it possible to auto fill new question form using GET parameters ?

I tried with


it fills title well.

How can do it with question and tags ?

share|improve this question
there is form for that – NullPoiиteя Feb 6 '13 at 10:59
Why would you wanna do that? – juergen d Feb 6 '13 at 10:59
I`m trying to generate some url to fill form from outside of browser (because of no write API) and open it when user fills form in my app. – hsz Feb 6 '13 at 11:00
like this. body can't be prefilled. – Sathya Feb 6 '13 at 11:20
@juergend thought I had corrected it.. but seems not - thanks! – Sathya Feb 6 '13 at 11:21
@hsz: that sounds like a bad idea. Do the users of your application know and understand how SO/SE works? Will they confuse this with a general "fix-this-for-me" support form? I see a lot of bad questions resulting from this. – Joachim Sauer Feb 6 '13 at 11:35

1 Answer 1

First there is a form for that. But you can pre-fill the text with URL parameters.

For tags (e.g., and ) and title:


For the text area as well:

share|improve this answer
Ok, what about textarea's content ? – hsz Feb 6 '13 at 11:01
Unfortunate example with c++ as tag. Using multiple tags would require to add them with + – juergen d Feb 6 '13 at 11:08
The question= portion for the text area isn't working. (Just by pasting in the example above). Is there an alternative to put text in the question body? – Jon Egerton Jan 24 '14 at 12:44

You must log in to answer this question.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .