This question already has an answer here:

I tried to post an answer in the Formatting Sandbox

I got this:

Banner that locks me out

...but I am able to post a comment in the formatting sandbox

A test comment screenshot

...and I have more than 10 rep on MSE:

my rep

One needs 10 reputation to post an answer in a protected post, but I have more than 10, and I am allowed to post comments, which is a 50 rep privilege.

Then why am I not allowed to post an answer in the formatting sandbox?

marked as duplicate by Shadow The Dragon Wizard support Sep 11 '14 at 11:37

This question has been asked before and already has an answer. If those answers do not fully address your question, please ask a new question.


You only have 2 rep earned on this site.

The other 101 points come from the initial 1 everyone gets and the 100 point account association bonus.

So to be able to edit protected questions (which the sandbox question is) you need to have at least 111 reputation here.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .