I have tested this on Worldbuilding Meta and 3DPrinting Meta (I have less than 2000 reputation on both sites, so I don't have full editing privileges). Pressing the E key to edit a community wiki post doesn't work; it only shows the grayed-out post and doesn't take you to the edit page. This also applies to your own posts, as I found on Meta SO.

This applies to your own posts on both main sites and per-site metas: you're unable to edit any post which you can edit on your own without having to suggest edits (own posts or community wiki posts with 100+ rep) with keyboard shortcuts, if you don't have enough reputation to make binding edits.

A test wiki. You have to actually click the "edit" button. Can we fix this?

  • I don't think this report is quite right. I can use the keyboard shortcut to edit community wiki posts on Meta SO, but not the non-CW question on that Gaming link (note that your test link isn't on a meta site). Perhaps it's broken in certain conditions where you don't have full edit privileges?
    – Ryan M
    Commented Dec 30, 2020 at 1:01
  • @RyanM Yeah, it's for sub-2K users only, I guess. You have nearly 10K on SO. I'll fix that.
    – Ollie
    Commented Dec 30, 2020 at 1:02
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    This bug is actually much wider in scope. It occurs for any post on any site, where you are able to edit it bindingly but don't have enough reputation to use the inline editor (which requires full editing privileges). I was able to reproduce in all such conceivable cases (both own and wiki posts on both main and meta sites with <2k rep). In cases where you can/must suggest edits, it does work, though: on main sites with <100 rep, it works on community wiki posts. Commented Dec 30, 2020 at 1:15
  • This may have something to do with attempting to load the inline editor on all posts one can edit bindingly when the E key is pressed, but users without full editing privileges can't use the inline editor, so it fails. Commented Dec 31, 2020 at 4:50
  • It's happening for me on the new private beta for all posts; I don't have edit privileges there.
    – Glorfindel Mod
    Commented May 17, 2023 at 8:19


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