Now that you highlight comment-responses from the user who asked the question, I would like each user to see their own comments highlighted the same style that their own answers are already highlighted.

[Reasons "borrowed" from your recent blog post]

Why highlight a user's own comments?

  • It’s visually consistent. It carries the “highlight” from their own answers to their comments (a user's own answers were always highlighted in another color).
  • It makes it easier to scan a post for their own comments because they are highlighted. This is important if they're trying to followup on a post or comment because they can visual see where they have made additional contributions.
  • Users can "at a glance" tell if they're dealing with interested (other comments around their comments) or disinterested (no comments at all) to their contributions.

It would helpful for me to follow up on posts if I could easily spot where I have already made contributions so I can followup with changes to the post or any further comments directed at me.

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    My answers don't appear to be highlighted - the only visual distinction is the additional 'edit' and 'delete' options. Am I missing something here? Aug 23, 2009 at 14:25
  • Your answers are not highlighted on this site (meta). Check out one of the other sites. Your answers should look like the screen shot above. Aug 23, 2009 at 14:33
  • Your answers are only highlighted if you're answering your own question.
    – random
    Aug 23, 2009 at 14:48
  • What about on a Beta site?
    – J Sargent
    Jan 5, 2015 at 15:56

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Imagine a discussion on one of your answers. There's be your comments, the OP's comments, maybe some third parties chipping in. Technicolour madness!

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    I love it! Alternately, they could all be pastel shades - long, angry discussions would be increasingly calming...
    – Shog9
    Aug 23, 2009 at 20:45

Here's a greasemonkey that highlights all of your posts, making them much easier to find. :D

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