links only please. September 2, 2011 7:50 PM   Subscribe

Is there any interest in a display mode that shows only the comments providing links? It might make a fairly convenient way to skim long messy threads quickly.

I'd imagine the cleanest approach would simply be a grease monkey script that radically reduced the font size for comments without links. Or added a search for the next link button in the browser bar.

There was a mefi grease monkey script collection running around someplace I recall. Btw, Grease Monkey scripts sometimes work in Safari.
posted by jeffburdges to Feature Requests at 7:50 PM (14 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

(Here is the script collection - though none address your pony)
posted by troll at 8:10 PM on September 2, 2011 [1 favorite]


i've thought about this before. i thought about figuring out a way to pull the a href tag out of the source, but that's about as far as i got in my brainstorming before the internet happened.
posted by nadawi at 8:13 PM on September 2, 2011 [3 favorites]


but how the hell do i get an account with two or more passwords leading to two or more different places?!?
posted by hal_c_on at 8:39 PM on September 2, 2011


Yep, this is something that would need to happen with Greasemonkey or a bookmarklet. We don't have any interest in doing this on the MeFi end of things.
posted by pb (staff) at 10:05 PM on September 2, 2011


In order to make sure that you grant my comments the proper weight, I'll be including a link in every single one from now on.
posted by koeselitz at 10:05 PM on September 2, 2011 [1 favorite]


Convenient to what end?
posted by DU at 3:44 AM on September 3, 2011


I'd imagine the cleanest approach would simply be a grease monkey script that radically reduced the font size for comments without links.

Also, if someone makes one of those comments where every letter is an individual link, the font size should be much, much bigger.
posted by box at 4:59 AM on September 3, 2011


What a weird idea! I love it! I can't imagine I would use this script, but it would be so vastly different to how I usually take in the site that I find myself completely charmed by this.
posted by Greg Nog at 5:23 AM on September 3, 2011 [1 favorite]


I'll be including a link in every single one from now on.

You know, Paul Krugman was actually bringing up a really good related point in the Times. Without getting too technical, he proposed a fairly simple economic measure to ensure that spending is commensurate with taxation in a way that both parties could agree on. I think it would benefit us to all click on this link and think about that for a while before continuing this discussion.
posted by Greg Nog at 5:32 AM on September 3, 2011 [1 favorite]


Providing links? This is not the Waffle House thread, and anyway bacon is better.
posted by cortex (staff) at 7:08 AM on September 3, 2011 [1 favorite]


This pony request reminds me of blURL, a Twitter interface that only shows you tweets with links.
posted by Conrad Cornelius o'Donald o'Dell at 12:06 PM on September 3, 2011


How about only cat video links?
posted by longsleeves at 9:30 PM on September 4, 2011


Opera provides a "display links on page" pane, but that includes usernames and times.
posted by five fresh fish at 7:32 PM on September 5, 2011


Currently.
posted by Mitheral at 8:46 PM on September 28, 2011 [1 favorite]


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