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Sometimes I'm editing my question in context of received comments and I feel a lack of such comments on the edit page. Well, the simplest case - to mention/quote some user without risk to misspell his name.

Workaround is straightforward - just use some neighbor tab with opened question.

This is not feature request. "Discussion" tag is for reason. I'm not really sure this is actually important, I just want to ask - does this bothers you from time to time?

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TBH, I've never noticed. EDIT: I just tested it, and I can see comments when I edit a question. – Peter Olson Sep 6 '11 at 20:54
Relevant linky:… – Grant Thomas Sep 6 '11 at 20:59
@Peter Note there is a difference between inline editing and <2k editing. – John Sep 6 '11 at 23:45
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It's erked me a couple of times, but not to the point of needing to request a feature to include them on the edit page.

The only real annoyance I've had of it is when I'm editing an answer in response to questions. But, as you say, just open the question in a new tab. Problem solved.

Note: This should be solved now with inline editing for users with 2K+.

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Users with less than 2k rep don't get the fancy inline editing functionality. – Pops Sep 6 '11 at 20:58
Ah, true... Forgot about that bit. Edited that in. – squillman Sep 6 '11 at 21:00
@squilman, nevertheless, you got a point. this solves problem even better than separate tab) – shabunc Sep 6 '11 at 21:02
@Pop why is that, anyway? – John Sep 6 '11 at 23:46
I have no idea, @John. It was really annoying last week when I went on an editing spree on a site where I don't have 2k. – Pops Sep 6 '11 at 23:53
I think the reason for not having this for < 2k users is that one wants to discourage (a bit) edits by users which need approval, to not spam the edit queue. It could enabled for edits of own posts, though. (@John) – Paŭlo Ebermann Sep 7 '11 at 1:05

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