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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
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So much highlighting makes it way too busy/noisy. –  random Sep 2 '09 at 6:14
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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 –  ᔕᖺᘎᕊ Jan 5 at 17:18
    
@Tim (might not be worth an answer; but till then, you can use my userscript :) –  ᔕᖺᘎᕊ Mar 27 at 10:47
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@ᔕᖺᘎᕊ Post it and I'll give you half the bounty! –  Tim Mar 27 at 12:51

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This really should be reconsidered, there are (alt least) 2 dupes of this, all with a positive score - it's obvious a lot of people would like this feature!

Till then though, here's a userscript to highlight answerer comments:

// ==UserScript==
// @name         Highlight answerer's comments
// @namespace    http://stackexchange.com/users/4337810/%E1%B9%A7%D0%BD%CA%8A%C3%9F
// @version      0.2
// @description  Highlight's the names of answerer's on SE websites
// @author       ṧнʊß (http://stackexchange.com/users/4337810/%E1%B9%A7%D0%BD%CA%8A%C3%9F)
// @match        *://*.stackexchange.com/*
// @match        *://*.stackoverflow.com/*
// @match        *://*.superuser.com/*
// @match        *://*.serverfault.com/*
// @match        *://*.askubuntu.com/*
// @match        *://*.stackapps.com/*
// @match        *://*.mathoverflow.net/*
// @grant        none
// ==/UserScript==

function colorAnswerer() {
    $('.answercell').each(function(x, obj) {
        var x = $(this).find('.user-details a').text();
        $('.answer .comment-user').each(function(i) {
            if ($(this).text() == x) { 
                $(this).css('background-color', 'orange');
            }
        });        
    });
}

$(document).ready(function() {
    $('.comments').bind('DOMNodeInserted DOMNodeRemoved', function(event) {
        if (event.type == 'DOMNodeInserted' || event.type == 'DOMNodeInserted') {
            colorAnswerer();
        }
    });
});

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Note: This may not the most up-to-date version - please install my SE Optional Features userscript for the latest version.

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There's the whole bounty :) –  Tim 12 hours ago

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