What does *OP mean?

In the ow of information about a user in each post, sometimes *OP is shown in a magenta background.
Curious to know what this means?


  • Misslayed
    Misslayed Posts: 13,989
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    Original Poster, ie the person who started the thread
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  • lr1277
    lr1277 Posts: 1,616
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    Thanks. But it seems I wasn't clear. For example in your post just now, along the top of the post it says:
    Name: Misslayed
    Posts: 13362
    Then some badges.
    Then the label Senior ambassador

    Now sometimes next to the badges or perhaps next to a label like Forumite, it will say *OP which is white text ona a magenta background.
    That is what I was aking about.
    Could it mean the OP is currently logged in?
    Thanks in advance..
  • badmemory
    badmemory Posts: 7,512
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    Look at my post then look at your own.  We may still be both logged in (I certainly am) but your posts on this thread are the only ones with op next to them.  It doesn't say it on the very first post as obviously that must have been done by the original poster.  If you have posted on someone elses thread then your post will not have OP next to it.
  • lr1277
    lr1277 Posts: 1,616
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    edited 12 October 2023 at 1:41AM
    Thanks @badmemory. That seems to be the answer.
  • Jenni_D
    Jenni_D Posts: 5,061
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    Yes - that's what it is. It makes it easier to pick out replies from the thread starter (original poster ... OP) when scanning down a thread. :) 
    Jenni x
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