On the post editor screen, below the Edit summary: input box, change the current plaintext listing of options from

Briefly describe your changes (corrected spelling, fixed grammar, improved formatting)


Briefly describe your changes (corrected spelling, fixed grammar, improved formatting, improved answer)

by turning the most common change reasons to links and when the user clicks on them, set (add?) it to the edit summary input box.

  • If you had it just fill out the field, you could append something specific before clicking "Save Your Edits". Jul 17, 2009 at 21:00
  • Click and auto-focus on input box right after?
    – akarnokd
    Jul 18, 2009 at 10:57
  • I'll do it myself somehow.
    – akarnokd
    Aug 5, 2009 at 12:35

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I like this idea a lot. Mainly because I'm often lazy with the edit summaries, and clicking a button is easier than typing it out (after clicking around the answer...the edit box isn't vim, sadly).

Also, I'd like to append "made more awesome" and "made comprehensible" to your list.

  • 1
    I use "improved answer" for that. But yes, make it pluggable :)
    – akarnokd
    Jul 17, 2009 at 19:40

How about 'Edited Tags'.

  • You mean as 5th option?
    – akarnokd
    Jul 17, 2009 at 19:38
  • 3
    If you only edit tags, the edit summary will say so if you don't fill it in. Jul 17, 2009 at 19:48

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