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For example, take a look at this question: Free web hosting for academics

User102 asked this question. They have deleted their account. But they are also the OP. Should their name be highlighted in their comments like any other questioner?

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  • I'm not sure what you ask. None of the user links are highlighting. Can you explain what you expect to happen or doesn't happen? – rene Aug 5 '15 at 17:05
  • @Ooker did u mean to "gray" out the username? – HackerKarma Aug 5 '15 at 17:06
  • @grgarside and that's why it's shown in "gray"color text without a link to profile, right? – HackerKarma Aug 5 '15 at 17:18
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    If I understand correctly, you want OP deleted users to still have their comment usernames highlighted blue to signify they were the OP. Am I right? – ᔕᖺᘎᕊ Aug 5 '15 at 17:33
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    @ᔕᖺᘎᕊ yesssssss – Ooker Aug 5 '15 at 18:28
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Meh. I don't think we need to do that.

I think (at least part) of the reason the name of the OP is highlighted is to enable easier conversation with the person the Q/A "belongs to." Once an account has been deleted, there isn't much purpose in writing comments to @ping them, as they won't respond.

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    But it would help later visitors identify who's who. At least for me. Knowing if the proposed solution helped the OP or not is also a value information. – Ooker Aug 5 '15 at 19:48

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