I used WSIWYG mode in the new editor and it made all the links inline when I made a minor edit.
Of less concern, it also removed the optional trailing
#s on headers and escaped a bunch of brackets that were part of the link text.
It's revision 26. While I personally don't care about what format the links are in, some people prefer the other style. It's also unexpected that a six character edit would rewrite so much in the post, making it look like I'm actively promoting a style. And it was very confusing for me because I was using the reference numbers to help navigate the post while I was editing and was wondering why it suddenly got so hard to find any.
In fact, I believe that if I just viewed the post in the WYSIWYG editor, then saved it without typing a single character, this would still have happened.
Furthermore, the post I edited was a Community Wiki, which means I could have become the primary author of the post. Whoever made most of the edits before now has a lot less credit.
Can it not?