Calm MetaFilter extension June 4, 2018 3:56 PM   Subscribe

After posting my Calm Twitter extension to Projects, I figured I ought to make one for MetaFilter as well. Briefly, it is a browser extension for Chrome and Firefox that guides you through a deep breathing exercise before confirming that you really want to submit that comment. Example GIF of it in action.

I decided not to show the Breathe button if you've already clicked Preview, but open to suggestions.

If requested, I can also add preferences to turn it on/off by subsite. Maybe even just for politics megathreads?

Let me know if you encounter any bugs. Cheers!
posted by waninggibbon to MetaFilter-Related at 3:56 PM (14 comments total) 12 users marked this as a favorite

Yey! Thanks for this! It's a fantastic idea! I hope it's very useful for a lot of mefites.
posted by Juso No Thankyou at 4:44 PM on June 4, 2018 [1 favorite]

There's always Dalek relaxation for humans
posted by aubilenon at 7:01 PM on June 4, 2018 [10 favorites]

Very attractive!
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 6:39 AM on June 5, 2018

Could you make a version of this with two of those things on a cat's face so it looks like a cat is going into pounce mode?
posted by pracowity at 6:51 AM on June 5, 2018

Thank you! This is amazing.

It's just the right size and frequency of breathing slowing for the purpose required.
posted by ambrosen at 10:38 AM on June 5, 2018

> ambrosen:
"It's just the right size and frequency of breathing slowing for the purpose required."

For anyone who doesn't like the preset values, you can change the breath count, pause between inhalation/exhalation, and duration of each inhalation/exhalation from the extension options menu.
posted by waninggibbon at 11:00 AM on June 5, 2018 [2 favorites]

can you make a version for talking to my relatives in person?
posted by AFABulous at 11:39 AM on June 5, 2018 [8 favorites]

Where were you ten years ago? :)
posted by craniac at 4:53 PM on June 5, 2018

I don't think I'd yet soured on this whole internet thing at that point.
posted by waninggibbon at 6:30 PM on June 5, 2018 [1 favorite]

Question for those here: would you rather the breathing step occur before you even type anything?
posted by waninggibbon at 6:32 PM on June 5, 2018

This is really cool!
posted by a snickering nuthatch at 8:51 PM on June 5, 2018

The demo .gif made me laugh.
posted by Too-Ticky at 3:56 AM on June 6, 2018

I forgot I installed this, just used it accidentally, and automatically started deep breathing.

Christ. There it goes again.
posted by pracowity at 3:10 AM on June 7, 2018 [1 favorite]

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