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On this answer:

I posted a comment:

!important should generally be avoided in favour of using the natural css cascade, a useful article

Oddly there is another user attributed as posting my comment, I thought at first that they must of simply edited it for the good of the community. However looking at the user's reputation I wouldn't of thought that they have a high enough rep to do comment edits?

Any ideas?

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up vote 14 down vote accepted

You posted the comment on their answer - (10K users only). They then deleted their answer and posted your comment as their own on the other answer.

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True, can't see anything malicious though, that member didn't want the useful comment to be lost. :) – Shadow Wizard Jul 5 '12 at 11:42
Nice of them to pass the comment across, but be'd cool if there was some form of attribution, or perhaps even an semi automated way of tranferring comments. – Alex KeySmith Jul 5 '12 at 11:44
@Alex Agreed; "Alex Key said..." would have been nice to add. – Andrew Barber Jul 5 '12 at 12:20

The only users who can edit a comment are the user who posted it (when the comment is not older than 5 minutes), and moderators. When a moderator edits a comment, the username shown is still the username of who posted the comment.

For example, if I change this comment on Drupal Answers, where I am moderator, the username is not changed.



If you see that the username shown for your comment changes, and you didn't change your username, then you are looking at another comment, which is a copy of your comment.

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