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We have inline comment editing, inline editing of questions on Area 51, and inline re-tagging.

Can we please have inline Question and Answer editing on the Stack Exchange sites?

This has been implemented using a GreaseMonkey Script. Try it out yourself. It's old, so I'm not sure if it will still work:

http://meta.stackexchange.com/questions/12851/greasemonkey-script-to-edit-questions-answers-inline

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Please don't link to the Grease Monkey script that allows this. => Why? Some people may be interested in it, such as me. –  Andreas Bonini Jun 23 '10 at 18:31
    
@Kop, I meant that it shouldn't be linked to as an answer to this question. I don't know where it is, otherwise I'd link to it for you. –  jjnguy Jun 23 '10 at 18:35
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Here you go: meta.stackexchange.com/questions/12851/… –  Gelatin Sep 19 '10 at 0:07
    
@Simon, thanks for the link. –  jjnguy Sep 20 '10 at 4:57
    
@Null, thanks for adding a bounty! I'm not sure why this hasn't received any attention from any of the staff yet. –  jjnguy Sep 20 '10 at 4:58
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This is marked as completed, even though the functionality is available only to a relatively small set of users. Does that mean it will never be enabled for us lowlifes? –  l0b0 Jan 6 '12 at 10:10

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This was a major PITA, good old WMD had a lot of logic that only allowed 1 editor in a page.

With inline editing we need to have the ability to show 2 editors or we are stuck moving editors around and similar nasty hacks. The change involved touching 40 or so stylesheets.

This is now enabled network wide to people with the editing privilege.

It is not enabled for anonymous users or low rep users editing their own posts.

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Very slick. Thanks. –  jjnguy Jul 8 '11 at 3:19
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Oh, good - Ctrl+click lets me use the normal one! –  Shog9 Jul 8 '11 at 3:35
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Still no comments under the answer :( –  Lorem Ipsum Jul 11 '11 at 4:50
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@yoda ... please post a question on that ... I want to add it but its a fair refactor away –  waffles Jul 11 '11 at 4:53
    
@waffles: There's been a long standing feature-request (which is almost two years old now!) and I also placed a small bounty on it recently to bring attention to the request, but all I got was an answer telling me to open two tabs... like I didn't know that already! Anyway, good to hear that you're interested in it/considering it :) –  Lorem Ipsum Jul 11 '11 at 4:56
    
@waffles: One problem I see is that when editing an answer only the answer is updated, but I won't be able to see other answers or even comments on my answer w/o refreshing the page - it might be just that this is "new" but it is irritating. –  BrokenGlass Jul 14 '11 at 4:15
    
Hey @waffles could you tell me, how did you make animated gif as video-screening? –  genesis Aug 18 '11 at 22:51
    
@genesis was not me, there is some sort of contrib on stackapps that does this –  waffles Aug 18 '11 at 23:14
    
@waffles didn't find it :/ searched for "gif", "capture", "screen", "animation", ... Thank you, though –  genesis Aug 18 '11 at 23:18

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