Script Summary: Replaces the linked comment triangle pointer with a hedgehog.
(Check out the screenshots linked above for a quick look at what this script does.)
- Version 2.0: 2013-07-03 - Now works with the new "Use SSL everywhere" user profile preference for logged-in MeFi members. Also added support for automatic script updates, as well as better compatibility with Chrome.
- Version 1.1: 2011-10-23 - Moved hedgehog a tad farther left, so that it doesn't overlap with the left stripe along comments by the asker/OP in AskMe threads.
- Version 1.0: 2011-10-20 - First release.
A triangle pointer normally appears when navigating to an anchored permalink for a comment. To see it in action, just visit any direct link to a comment, e.g. http://metatalk.metafilter.com/21102/hooray-for-readability#936714
This script basically overrides the triangle and replaces it with an image of a hedgehog, as suggested by jessamyn.
This script works on MeFi, AskMe, MeTa and all other subsites. Version 1.0 was tested in Firefox 7.0.1 for Windows; thanks to MeFites in the "Hooray for readability" MeTa thread for confirming that this script also works in Firefox for Mac, and Chrome for Windows and Mac.
Update: Latest version tested to work with Firefox 22 and Chrome 27 for Windows. There are no guarantees that it will work anywhere else or with other MeFi-related scripts.
If you'd like to modify the script, please feel free. Disclaimer: I am not a programmer, but if you have suggestions for improving it, I'd be interested in learning about them.
The hedgehog image is licensed by Depositphotos.com/(c) artjazz
Thanks to Rhomboid and his MetaFilter unicorn and narwhal buttons script, which I basically used as a model for this script.
More animals for your MeFi experience:
If you like the hedgehog, you might also want to check out the MetaFilter inline video fishy icon (another script I posted). I also highly recommend Rhomboid's MetaFilter unicorn and narwhal buttons (as mentioned above) and laser kitty.