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I'm not entirely if this is a bug that has emerged recently or if it's functionality that's always been missing from the question timeline view but at present you can't see who wrote a comment in the timeline view:

Timeline View

Whilst in the question view:

Question View

It's the fact that the hyphen and date are still displayed that makes me wonder if it's a bug, I can't honestly remember if I've ever seen commenter names on timeline before. If someone who can remember whether it's ever been there could delete feature-request/bug as appropriate that would be great.

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It's been like this forever. I complained about it somewhere (ah, apparently in chat, over two years ago), but I guess not in an actual bug report. I think sometimes it does show the usernames, but I'm not positive. –  Tim Stone Jan 19 '13 at 17:28
Ah, right, it does show the usernames if the comments are separate events (example), just not if they're shown attached to the post as in your example. –  Tim Stone Jan 19 '13 at 17:40

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