Simpler Hacker News

By Peter Cooper (peterc on Twitter) Last update Mar 8, 2010 — Installed 177 times.

Script Summary: Makes Hacker News more minimal - hides comment related functions. Works on Safari via Greasekit. NOW ALSO FIXED FOR FIREFOX.



License: BSD

Note, if you installed this and it didn't work in Firefox.. try again. I fixed it!

Preview of how it looks:

Hacker News

It's not pretty, but functional!

What's the motivation? Well, I seem to keep getting dragged into endless discussions on Hacker News that ultimately add little to anyone's quality of life, so I wanted to pare Hacker News down to the minimum necessary to get the most value out of it while still providing access to the main features (except those related to commenting). You can still vote and help out good stuff on the "new" page - the more we do of that and the less we comment, the better.. probably.. :-)

If the bare style I've gone with doesn't suit you, feel free to copy and tweak the script to your own taste. It's pretty simple.

Note: THIS SCRIPT DOES WORK IN SAFARI USING GREASEKIT (that's how I use it!)