Emacs as a StackExchange client?
How can I use Emacs to edit questions, answers, and comments here on the Emacs Stack Exchange site?
Broadly, what possible methods exist?
Kill and yank
This works, but the method is so cumbersome that it's not worth it for short posts or even medium-length posts.
There is a relatively well know browser plugin for Firefox that lets your push the text content of any
<textarea> back and forth between the editor of your choice. I presume it works via temp files and I haven't evaluated it. Using the plugin with emacs has been discussed on StackOverflow. I don't use Chrome any more.
Stack Exchange API
I seek suggestions!
Regardless of what method is used to edit questions, answers, and comments in emacs, I am sure that doing so will enable us to do some common tasks with ease:
Adhere to conventions. Something like
M-x record-keystrokes-and-write-them-out-as-markdown RET C-x C-s C-g RET...might yield:
C-x C-s C-g
Ask what an error message means:
M-x post-region-on-emacs-se-as-question RET...