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Lets say a user John has posted a question, and he enters comments on various answers he received. Is it indicated somehow that John is the questioner, like for example, "John (asker)"?

Sometimes when I have to analyze whether the answers have solved the questioner's problem, I have to scroll up to find who asked and understand his comments.

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-1?? for not realizing some thing that's not so obvious... Thank You.. – franklins Sep 30 '11 at 19:58
o. Thanks agf.. that explains.. – franklins Oct 1 '11 at 16:51

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This is already done, it's just not particularly noticeable. Check out the greyish box behind my name in these comments in a question I posted. The same style is applied to answers posted by a questioner.

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O. ye there I see it. Now it should solve my problem. shouldn't we make it obvious that anyone who sees it will know? – franklins Sep 30 '11 at 19:39
There I saw it in my own comment.. – franklins Sep 30 '11 at 19:40
There it was again! – Rob Hruska Sep 30 '11 at 19:47
@Michael It's pretty noticeable on most sites. If your contrast is high on a good monitor and it's still a problem, post a [design] [bug]. – Matthew Read Sep 30 '11 at 19:58
@MatthewRead I realized I misunderstood what Jeremy was referencing and I convinced myself there was some nearly invisible difference that wasn't there. Now that I realize what he was talking about, I realize my monitors have no problem displaying it, but merely my brain has a tough time actually noticing it. – Michael McGowan Sep 30 '11 at 20:02
After 2 weeks of using SO and having quite fine sight... i only saw this after i read this topic. Why not add an icon or some visible text ?? – c69 Sep 30 '11 at 21:01
The freehand circles just earned you my upvote, and, as a result, another "Good Answer" badge. The lesson here is that, when in doubt, use freehand circles. – Michael McGowan Sep 30 '11 at 21:04
Will be really helpful now that I know to look for this. It would be good if this behavior, and probably others, were collected in a standard orientation for the SEs. – Brian Dec 23 '14 at 14:45

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The freehand circles make all the difference. Without them in Jeremy's answer I still didn't notice the gray box at first. – Michael McGowan Sep 30 '11 at 20:36

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