's snazzy new GraphFi
bookmarklet makes catching up with long threads a breeze.
posted by Rhaomi to MetaFilter-Related at 11:53 AM (70 comments total)
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Just bookmark the link and click on it while reading any thread on any Metafilter subsite. It will generate a sidebar showing the number of favorites for each comment (as a bar graph) and the relationship between comments and replies (as a web of curved lines). Mouse over any favorite bar and you'll get a pop-up square showing the comment (without leaving your place in the thread); click on the bar to jump to that comment. You'll also see an [X replies]
link in the byline of each comment -- click that and you'll get another pop-up showing ever later comment that replied to it. It's little more than eye candy on regular threads, but quite useful for browsing ones that have reached 1000+ comments by the time you reach them. Very handy!
And the GraphFi bookmarklet is just one tool in the suite of scripts featured in yourcelf's Projects post -- there's also ImgurReddit
(which shows all Imgur image links in-line), CraigsMap
(which maps Craigslist apartment listings), and JaxyChan
(a resource-intensive script that pulls up new 4chan posts in real time). You can view the source code for all these scripts at GitHub