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In addition to the highlighting comments made by the question owner (as described in a recent blog post), I think it would be a good idea to highlight comments left by the author of the answer being commented on.

This way, the conversation between asker and answerer is more defined/obvious.

Edit: This is an edit to bring this to the site owners attention again - It would help people like me with bad eyesight to track down their comments. I originally opposed the questioner highlighting, but experience has shown me that I was wrong, and I think that answerer highlighting of comments would be very useful.

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Dupe: meta.stackexchange.com/questions/16648/… –  random Sep 2 '09 at 5:59
@random: that question asks that our own comments be highlighted, whereas mine is asking that there be highlighting for the user who left the answer. I sort of like the idea of highlighting your own comments, but it's a separate question. I think the benefit of answer-owner-highlighting is that you can more clearly understand the answerers intent, and can ignore superfluous comments from others if you wish. –  AgentConundrum Sep 2 '09 at 6:05
I also notice the official answer to that other question is 'no, make a greasemonkey script" and I'd accept that for this question too. In my mind, my suggestion seems a bit more useful since I don't much care about what I said in comments, but I do like to understand the authors frame of reference for a given answer. –  AgentConundrum Sep 2 '09 at 6:10
So much highlighting makes it way too busy/noisy. –  random Sep 2 '09 at 6:14
The OP is only requesting that two names be highlighted, max. That doesn't sound too bad. –  Jonathan Sampson Sep 2 '09 at 10:54
I've made a userscript for this. You can see it at StackApps stackapps.com/questions/5075/answerer-name-comment-highlighter –  α”•α–Ία˜Žα•Š Jan 5 at 17:18

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