I'm a great believer in reminding new users that they should edit their question to include updates rather than losing them amongst comments. What I find, though, is that the single word edit is sometimes not as useful or visible as a link to the edit button with some descriptive text.

I have found that it's not possible to use arbitrary text without unrolling the convenient shortcut [edit], and I was hoping that it would be a reasonable request to have [edit] work with [any relevant text](edit).

I could then write please [edit your question](edit) rather than please [edit your question](https://unix.meta.stackexchange.com/posts/3719/edit)

  • Yes, that would indeed be useful. On a similar note, I asked for a [formatting] magic link on the main meta and someone was nice enough to answer it with a userscript that lets you set arbitrary magic links. You might want to give it a try.
    – terdon Mod
    Nov 17, 2015 at 23:54
  • @terdon I'd love to, thank you. How do I install it (I've read the instructions on where to get the code. But what then)? Nov 18, 2015 at 0:03
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    This answer explains it quite well for a variety of browsers. I use the GUI (cinnamon) and a file manager to drag it onto my chrome's extension page, so just like Windows (!). Firefox requires the greasemonkey addon.
    – terdon Mod
    Nov 18, 2015 at 0:11


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