Get thee behind me FPP! March 25, 2013 7:42 AM   Subscribe

I haven't seen one in the usual haunts, but is there an existing or easily-adaptable script to remove a post from the front page?
posted by griphus to Feature Requests at 7:42 AM (31 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

I am really curious about your intended use for this.

I'm pretty sure I'd use it to slowly drive mad another MeFite to whose computer I had regular access. (Such as if my wife were a MeFite.)
posted by gauche at 7:49 AM on March 25, 2013 [8 favorites]


I'm curious too.

Do you mean, remove it from the front page for just you, or for the whole world?
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 7:50 AM on March 25, 2013


Just for me.
posted by griphus at 7:52 AM on March 25, 2013


Also, my intended use for this is to make it slightly more difficult to access certain threads during hours I should be productive.
posted by griphus at 7:53 AM on March 25, 2013 [1 favorite]


I'm pretty sure watching videos of sleepy corgis enhances productivity.
posted by phunniemee at 7:58 AM on March 25, 2013 [7 favorites]


Are these hypothetical sleepy corgis, phunnimee, or do we have live-action sleepy corgis on the front page right now? I NEED YOU TO BE STRAIGHT WITH ME.
posted by kate blank at 8:18 AM on March 25, 2013 [3 favorites]


Sleepy Corgi
posted by Midnight Rambler at 8:20 AM on March 25, 2013 [4 favorites]


Sleepy Corgi

Enough of that crap, let's fight: tiger vs dog pack!

Otherwise MeFi Gag Order might help the OP.
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 8:29 AM on March 25, 2013 [1 favorite]


You could also use My MeFi to hide threads with certain tags, but it is shotgun approach to the problem.
posted by Elementary Penguin at 8:39 AM on March 25, 2013


Do you mean, remove it from the front page for just you, or for the whole world?

The latter. Email in profile.
posted by Horace Rumpole at 8:50 AM on March 25, 2013 [1 favorite]


I just take any opportunity I can to reference the now-defunct CorgiCam. Best week of my life.
posted by phunniemee at 8:55 AM on March 25, 2013 [1 favorite]


I'm pretty sure we need to violently restructure our lives away from the grim capitalistic whet stone grind and toward the social harmony and group support of Corgi live streams.
posted by The Whelk at 8:57 AM on March 25, 2013 [8 favorites]


I'm pretty sure we need to violently restructure our lives away from the grim capitalistic whet stone grind and toward the social harmony and group support of Corgi live streams.

At least the trickle-down theorists in the corgi community produce results. *whiz*
posted by Rodrigo Lamaitre at 9:21 AM on March 25, 2013


I have a script that removes live-action sleepy corgis FPPs for everyone. I have been auto-deleting these at an average rate of 12 per day for over a year, now, with only a few slipping through. I do this because I am evil. You're welcome.
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 9:25 AM on March 25, 2013


I don't know of any scripts offhand that do this specific sort of thing, but I would guess it'd be a pretty simple thing to throw together if you want to ask someone nicely. Just something that would search for a given set of post ids and hid the respective divs.
posted by cortex (staff) at 9:26 AM on March 25, 2013 [1 favorite]


But would it be an evil script?
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 9:30 AM on March 25, 2013


If someone were to be so kind as to throw such a thing together I would be both grateful and in their debt.

All griphus™-issued debts are non-negotiable and non-transferable. Actual monetary value of debt is $0.0001. No purchase necessary. Prices and participation may vary.
posted by griphus at 9:42 AM on March 25, 2013 [3 favorites]


Which finger will it be this time?
posted by Nomyte at 9:54 AM on March 25, 2013


Corgis = the pugs of the '10s.
posted by batmonkey at 10:07 AM on March 25, 2013


Yet corgi pug mixes resemble nothing so much as a grave and terrible mistake
posted by The Whelk at 10:24 AM on March 25, 2013 [4 favorites]


Yet corgi pug mixes resemble nothing so much as a grave and terrible mistake

Is it overweight? Was the camera angle bad? Has the image been improperly scaled? Or is it really a sad little block of dog? THIS IS WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU PLAY GOD!
posted by filthy light thief at 10:47 AM on March 25, 2013


You people are insane, that dog looks like a chibi German Shepherd and also how can you not want to HUG THAT DOG.
posted by griphus at 10:52 AM on March 25, 2013


see this is why you need the script because you have a problem.

A problem with puppies.
posted by The Whelk at 10:58 AM on March 25, 2013 [1 favorite]


That is not a dog. That is The Gatekeeper. Or the Keymaster. Not sure which. I always get those two confused.
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 10:59 AM on March 25, 2013 [1 favorite]




You people are insane, that dog looks like a chibi German Shepherd and also how can you not want to HUG THAT DOG.

The toxoplasmosis won't let me hug dogs anymore.
posted by Elementary Penguin at 11:07 AM on March 25, 2013 [3 favorites]


To answer your question, griphus: For a mac there's always Self Control which you could set to specific thread urls.
posted by frecklefaerie at 11:11 AM on March 25, 2013 [4 favorites]


griphus: "You people are insane, that dog looks like a chibi German Shepherd and also how can you not want to HUG THAT DOG."

He is a sad little dog because he knows that he is the ugliest dog in the history of ever. That doesn't mean I wouldn't hug him and give him belly scritches.
posted by double block and bleed at 7:06 PM on March 25, 2013


And I thought the day couldn't get weirder. But what cortex said. Also: puppies are cute and they are dogs who are also cute.
posted by trip and a half at 8:42 PM on March 25, 2013


For a one-time removal: in Firefox you can do Tools → Web Developer → Inspect, and then click on any element in the page, which causes a callout bubble to appear above it. On the right end of the bubble is a drop-down list of options, one of them being "Delete Node". You have to do this twice - once for the post title and one for the block containing the above-the-fold text and links. (I'm hoping that those menu options are built-in so that everyone has them, rather than the result of some extension I've installed; if not, let me know and I can figure out which extension it is.)
posted by XMLicious at 1:59 AM on March 26, 2013


The puggi looks like a dog version of Robert Morse.
posted by pxe2000 at 11:35 AM on March 26, 2013


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