I want to generate a URL for a pre-filled StackOverflow "Ask Question" form. I see that SO honors the title and tags query params, but I can't figure out how to populate the question body textarea (#wmd-input).


I've tried a few param names: body, text, message, post-text, postText, posttext, etc, but no luck. Is it possible?

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    Because I'm curious / nosy: what's your use case for pre-populating the question? With a template that needs filling in - or something else?
    – Rup
    Jul 3 '13 at 23:18
  • Imagine a user is in your FOSS and you want them to be able to ask a support question. Giving them a direct link into stackoverflow with a little pre-populated tag and information about the page they are on, etc. I can understand why this is intentional, but I can also understand the desire for a way to do it. Dec 6 '18 at 16:58

Is it possible?

No, it's not. This is intentional.

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