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The AskMe infinite scroll: how do I recreate it?

Matt told me that you awful people hated it so much that he had to nix it. But I want to bring it back! Bwahahahahaha!
...Except a search on greasemonkey and google turned up nothing. Can anyone help?
posted by CitrusFreak12 to MetaFilter-Related at 9:48 PM (17 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite

You can just do a Print Screen on Reddit and then paste it here.
posted by doublehappy at 10:41 PM on April 4, 2011


(Should work, but might need to close and reopen your browser.)
posted by doublehappy at 10:41 PM on April 4, 2011


You mean Autopager?
posted by hariya at 12:21 AM on April 5, 2011 [1 favorite]


For $20/hour (SAIT) I will sit on your knee and click the Older Posts link for you every time you get to the bottom of the page. For added effect I will also scroll to a random location on the newly loaded page and physically prevent you from clicking the Back button to recreate the irritating effects of this "feature".
posted by EndsOfInvention at 3:04 AM on April 5, 2011 [3 favorites]


I believe you can fashion an infinite scroll out of an old bag of holding, if you have one.
posted by Wolfdog at 3:34 AM on April 5, 2011 [21 favorites]


I don't know what they call it nowadays, but back in my day we called this the scrollinator. I think a company called Ronco sold it. I am sure they still have a few in stock. Disclaimer: It sucks a lot of electricity when it is working right.
posted by JohnnyGunn at 6:46 AM on April 5, 2011


Yeah, hariya has it - Autopager will do this for you.
posted by koeselitz at 8:45 AM on April 5, 2011


ONE CANNOT SIMPLY RECREATE THE SCROLL OF INFINITY
posted by SpiffyRob at 10:38 AM on April 5, 2011 [1 favorite]


For $20/hour (SAIT) I will sit on your knee and click the Older Posts link for you every time you get to the bottom of the page. For added effect I will also scroll to a random location on the newly loaded page and physically prevent you from clicking the Back button to recreate the irritating effects of this "feature".

Will you rub my feet while you're at it?
posted by zombiehoohaa at 12:38 PM on April 5, 2011


Also PageZipper.
posted by IndigoRain at 2:33 PM on April 5, 2011


The AskMe infinite scroll: how do I recreate it?

First get roll of duct tape, some safeway plastic bags, 2 feet of 1/4" copper pipe, and a 2 by 4. I will memail you detailed instructions.
posted by special-k at 4:15 PM on April 5, 2011


People hated it? Are they insane?!
posted by deborah at 5:13 PM on April 5, 2011 [2 favorites]


People hated it? Are they insane?!

Yes, but not nearly as insane as the people who didn't.
posted by Sys Rq at 7:55 AM on April 6, 2011 [1 favorite]


Seriously - what's not to like?
posted by deborah at 8:17 AM on April 6, 2011


Seriously - what's not to like?

Plenty.
posted by Lexica at 11:16 AM on April 6, 2011


Well, they're wrong wrong wrong!

Just kidding, everyone is entitled to their opinion. But I wish it had been left as an option. Oh well, I've added Auto Pager and it seems to do the job.
posted by deborah at 3:20 PM on April 6, 2011


Will you rub my feet while you're at it?

I'm trying to picture the logistics of this. If EndsofInvention leans over at a 45 degree angle, (s)he should be able to see the screen, reach the mouse for clicking and reach zombiehooha's feet for rubbing. Now, you may be able to bring the mouse down off the desk (maybe put it on an over-turned trash can with a mouse pad?) to make it easier to click, but you'd still need to be able to see the screen in order to accurately click the Older Posts link. I think since massage is predominately a kinetic activity, you can give an accurate foot rub without actually looking at the feet, so this should be ok.

But my assessment is that these skills should be priced much higher then $20 per hour, or contract it out to 2 separate freelancers.
posted by CathyG at 12:24 PM on April 7, 2011 [1 favorite]


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