In a situation of articles and comments, a comment is "posted by" someone. How to define the person who posted the comment?

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    That would be a “commenter” – user184130 Jul 4 '18 at 13:43
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    Thanks! Please post this as an answer so I can accept it. – linuxunil Jul 4 '18 at 13:57
  • And, of course, the person who made the Original Post is OPie. – Hot Licks Jul 4 '18 at 17:08



one who comments; especially : one who leaves a comment on an Internet site, story, page, etc.

Also note (all from Merriam-Webster):

Questioner (under question):

intransitive verb
to ask questions : INQUIRE
— questioner noun

Answerer (under answer):

intransitive verb
1 : to speak or write in reply · neglected to answer the letter
— answerer noun

  • The two additional words were quoted in a somewhat unintuitive way; I’ve changed the wording a bit to make it easier to parse. Feel free to undo if you don’t think it has the intended effect. – Janus Bahs Jacquet Jul 4 '18 at 15:37
  • @JanusBahsJacquet Thanks, that helped. I find every way of expressing this a bit awkward, but I take your point. – Jason Bassford Jul 4 '18 at 16:14

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