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I see no reason why it isn't allowed to in-line edit questions/answers for users below 2k. Is there some special reason?

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I think the basic jist is that it's just a beta feature & they want to prevent the majority of users from having a tarnished experience -- forgive me if I misunderstand, I just figured that was @waffle's intent given the large number of changes.

Further, I guess it also makes sense that these are the users most likely to use the feature anyway.

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Right, only people with edit privileges get the inline editor. I can't imagine why you'd want it otherwise, when the only posts you're editing are your own. Like a lot of the privileges (e.g., show vote counts), it's a gimmick they dole out as a treat to those of us who have earned reputation. Everyone knows by now that Jeff Atwood is really an online crack dealer. – Cody Gray Aug 2 '11 at 2:34
@Cody, but the editing privilege is available to all users, only users with 2000+ reputation don't need peer reviewing. So saying that a user with less than 2k reputation will only be editing their own questions is incorrect. – staticbeast Aug 2 '11 at 12:16
@staticbeast: Yes, but peer edits are necessarily rate limited, while the whole idea of inline editing is to make editing faster, just like the inline tag editor for 10k+ users. Those two goals are contradictory. – Cody Gray Aug 2 '11 at 12:24
@Cody, Perhaps I have misunderstood your original comment? I agree that users below 2k reputation shouldn't have the inline editor (it acts as a bonus editing reward for hitting 2k). I was merely correcting the perception that users below 2k can only edit their own questions/answers: "I can't imagine why you'd want it otherwise, when the only posts you're editing are your own." – staticbeast Aug 2 '11 at 12:31

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