Since this community is still relatively small compared to, for example, StackOverflow, and since there are, fortunately, lots of commited users, it is relatively common to see comments and answers that:
- Mention other answers by author's name in an answer's body;
- Consider non-readily-accessible knowledge of the author's previous answers, skills, location, etc. (for example, knowing from an answer from X weeks ago that an OP is building a bike of certain type);
- (sort of) Overextend a comment thread in a person-to-person way that might look a bit chatty.
I don't think anyone of these things to be "bad", since they might even increase the sense of community and, in a way, help to infer useful information from a wider context.
But, mostly, Q&A communities are Question-Centric (which is a Good Thing), and not User-Centric at a personal level. For example, the weight of an entry should/could be judged by reputation only, and not because of a "figure-of-authority" bias. And for future references to the same question, these info might not contribute to understanding for users not aware of them. (not that it is a current big issue, or that it happens all the time, but I think it is worth discussing).
So the question is: should this "personalization" of users, in this community, be considered harmful? Could it potentially create some unwanted side-effect considering the higher-level principles and rules of StackExchange?