I noticed when I went to a different Stack Exchange site where I had lower reputation, I could not see the comments while editing my question. This is especially frustrating when a user makes a comment of how I can improve my question, but I have to go back and forth between the edit page and the main page.

I found there was a question about this already: Show comments when editing answers and I realized that inline-editing was a feature for 2k+ rep users only.

The answer in the question references the blog post and it mentions in there:

We've only opened up inline editing to editors (users with 2,000+ reputation) for now, but we might extend it to all users eventually. And if you prefer the old editing page for whatever reason, just hold down ctrl when clicking on edit to get it.

So just wondering, does Stack Exchange plan on extending the inline editor to all users eventually? What are the reasons for hiding this inline-editing feature only to users with 2k rep? If anything, I think we should make it easier for new users to be able to fix their questions based on comments we provide for them.

  • The reason for the dedicated page is this. Those tips don't appear for inline editing. – Shadow 10 Years Wizard Feb 23 '16 at 6:56
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    @ShadowWizard: ...although there's no obvious reason why they couldn't be made to appear for inline editing, too (maybe above the edit box rather than in the sidebar, but that would arguably be better anyway). – Ilmari Karonen Feb 23 '16 at 12:57
  • @Ilmari of course, but it requires some time and efforts. :) – Shadow 10 Years Wizard Feb 23 '16 at 13:01
  • Yes, in roughly the same amount of time it will take you to earn, say, 957 rep points, as of the time of this comment. – user1228 Feb 23 '16 at 13:55
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    I don't think the issue is being able to gain the feature one day or that there is an edit page for a reason. The issue is that we try to encourage users to comment on people's questions and answers so they might be able to improve it (especially important for new users) and yet we make the experience for it subpar when a solution for it exists. If the edit page is necessary, that's fine, but there should be a way to see people's comments on that page. – aug Feb 23 '16 at 17:31
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    A quick update regarding your previous comment: a recent request to show <2k users comments on their posts when editing has been marked as under review. – Sonic the K-Day Hedgehog May 25 at 6:22

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