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.


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
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    There it was again! – Rob Hruska Sep 30 '11 at 19:47
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    @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
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    @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
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    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. – hBy2Py 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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