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:


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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. Commented Jun 23, 2010 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
    Commented Jun 23, 2010 at 18:35
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    Here you go: meta.stackexchange.com/questions/12851/…
    – Gelatin
    Commented Sep 19, 2010 at 0:07
  • @Null, thanks for adding a bounty! I'm not sure why this hasn't received any attention from any of the staff yet.
    – jjnguy
    Commented Sep 20, 2010 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
    Commented Jan 6, 2012 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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    Oh, good - Ctrl+click lets me use the normal one!
    – Shog9
    Commented Jul 8, 2011 at 3:35
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    Still no comments under the answer :( Commented Jul 11, 2011 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
    Commented Jul 11, 2011 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 :) Commented Jul 11, 2011 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. Commented Jul 14, 2011 at 4:15
  • Hey @waffles could you tell me, how did you make animated gif as video-screening?
    – genesis
    Commented Aug 18, 2011 at 22:51
  • @genesis was not me, there is some sort of contrib on stackapps that does this
    – waffles
    Commented Aug 18, 2011 at 23:14
  • @waffles didn't find it :/ searched for "gif", "capture", "screen", "animation", ... Thank you, though
    – genesis
    Commented Aug 18, 2011 at 23:18

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