I don't know if this has been asked before, but if it has, I couldn't find it.
Some of the sites on SE have a small but not that small community, and in some of such sites, we'd want to see what the OP has to say on a comment/answer. Academia and Workplace come to mind, where the answers are a kind of mass dialogue.
However, if there are a lot of comments, only the most voted(let's call them 'relevant') can be seen by a viewer, and the OP's comment, if present, also gets buried with other unvoted comments. That necessitates opening of all comment trains, and makes it cumbersome to 'skim' through the thread.
Could we make the OP comments always relevant? I know they're highlighted, but that doesn't solve the above problem.
If there are any problems, I'd like to know - OP comments have always been relatively few in all the answers I've read so far on SE.