As of early September, the Enter key submits comments on most sites. I know there was some grumbling about this functionality at first, which is normal for UI changes, but it seems like most people have gotten comfortable with it now. It still hasn't been carried over to Area 51, though. Is this intentional, or an oversight? I, for one, would like to be able to submit A51 comments with Enter, now that I'm used to the behavior.

  • @Arjan, thanks, I actually looked up that URL and forgot to put it in the post!
    – Pops
    Commented Oct 10, 2010 at 19:36
  • I remember having read somewhere that Area 51 is based on a frozen SE-2.0 version and does not receive the main branch updates (usually) Commented Oct 11, 2010 at 10:19
  • 1
    @Tobias, that is the reason, you're right. But I think it would be nice if they'd port this feature over.
    – Pops
    Commented Oct 11, 2010 at 13:16
  • @Popular Demand: apart from some bugs, yes... Commented Oct 11, 2010 at 13:38
  • @Tobias, interesting. But whether those bugs should be fixed -- they should -- is irrelevant to whether the behavior should be implemented at A51.
    – Pops
    Commented Oct 11, 2010 at 13:57
  • @pop true too, it would really be good if A51 received backports. Also e.g. the inbox Commented Oct 12, 2010 at 7:12
    – Mark C
    Commented Oct 21, 2010 at 7:22

1 Answer 1


We pulled in the press-enter-to-submit-comment change, so the Area 51 comment form has the same behavior as the rest of the network now.

  • will you also backport the inbox? Commented Oct 13, 2010 at 7:12

You must log in to answer this question.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .