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In the first post queue, I see a question where the asker posted important supplemental information in two comments. So I click “edit”, and the comments disappear: all that's left is the standalone editor, with no link to the post, no comments, nothing but the title, body and tag edit boxes.

To get the comment text, I need to open the same URL in a different tab, and copy the comments across tabs. That's not as efficient as it could and should be.

The same issue arises when suggesting an edit from the post itself: the out-of-page editor doesn't show the comments, and doesn't have a link to the page. Same thing when reviewing suggested edits.

Please always show the comments while editing a post.

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marked as duplicate by Shadow Wizard, mhlester, Azik, Martijn Pieters, Aziz Shaikh Jul 9 '14 at 8:34

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@ShadowWizard This one is more general: "always show the comments while editing a post". Implementation of the other request as stated would not fulfill this one. –  Fundamental Jul 9 '14 at 5:04
Close enough in my opinion @Thisismuchhealthier, if OP strongly disagree too he can vote to reopen though. –  Shadow Wizard Jul 9 '14 at 8:52

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Please always show the comments while editing a post.

Absolutely. I need this most often in the Close Review queue, where the following scenario plays out repeatedly:

  1. Someone posts an unclear question.
  2. Some users try to get the OP to add information; others vote to close. OP eventually adds a clarifying comment.
  3. Reviewing the Close vote, I see that important information is buried in comments, and click Edit to move it into the question.
  4. Comments disappear; I curse, cancel edit, open the question in another tab, etc.
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