I find that the body of the questions and answers really gets in the way of randomly voting things up and down, reading comments, and commenting. Watching the patterns of usage on SO, I can see a lot of other people have this same problem.

Does someone have a handy greasemonkey script that hides the body of the posts so I can focus on the important aspects of SO?

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I'm sure it will be of use to many others that really don't care to pay attention to the questions and answers.

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    It should also remove the title of the question. That's just noise.
    – alex
    Mar 4, 2010 at 18:30
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    @alex: And if the title's out, might as well get rid of the Related sidebar too... and the tags as well. Mar 4, 2010 at 18:46
  • I won't vote you up because it's not friday. Learn some manners.
    – juan
    Mar 4, 2010 at 18:56
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    @Downvoter your comment proves you're not from Iceland. Hmmm! Ignorant.
    – alex
    Mar 4, 2010 at 19:01
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    Not everyone is from iceland. And how did you know I was from Ignorantland? Are we related?
    – juan
    Mar 4, 2010 at 19:03
  • @Downvoter I strive to be as Icelandic as I can (i.e. less ignorant), but I too fail.
    – alex
    Mar 4, 2010 at 19:30
  • @Downvoter: That's silly. You are not in Ignorantland, you are in Ignorantina.
    – perbert
    Mar 4, 2010 at 19:32
  • @voy, en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Synonym
    – juan
    Mar 4, 2010 at 19:34
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    @downvoter, en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cinnamon
    – Pollyanna
    Mar 4, 2010 at 19:42
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    @pol, en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cinema
    – juan
    Mar 4, 2010 at 19:43
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    What does this post say? My content is blocked.
    – Jon Seigel
    Mar 4, 2010 at 19:52
  • Rep wants to be free, and no one has submitted a good script yet... (well except for S. Mark's deleted addition, but I can't accept a deleted answer...) I'll probably be choosing a script that does more than simply removes the post-text - perhaps some of the other answers will give suggestions.
    – Pollyanna
    Mar 11, 2010 at 15:41
  • @Pollyanna, Should I undelete it and add more features? :D not serious on reps though. And I think I need to understand the concept of always-friday-in-iceland
    – YOU
    Mar 11, 2010 at 15:49

6 Answers 6


up, up, down, down, left, right, left, right, b, a

Install - Source

// ==UserScript==
// @name           PollyanaCODE
// @namespace      stackoverflow
// @include        http://meta.stackoverflow.com/*
// @include        http://stackoverflow.com/*
// @include        http://superuser.com/*
// @include        http://serverfault.com/*
// ==/UserScript==

$ = unsafeWindow.$, X = [], M=[38,38,40,40,37,39,37,39,98,97];

        K = e.keyCode | e.charCode;
        M[X.length] == K ? X.push(K) : X = [K];
        X.length == 0xA ? ( $(".post-text").toggle() , $(".vote-count-post").text("-30"), self.status='Pollyana Virus Infected!' ) : 0x0 ;

Screen Shot

alt text http://img169.imageshack.us/img169/774/pollyanavirusinfected.png


You've kept the posters in... hardly random, is it?

I suggest you remove them. You wouldn't want to encourage fanboy-ism, after all.

Also, why not change the voting buttons into monkey icons... then you could have some sort of "punch" noise when you vote too. I think that would make SO a lot more fun.

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    Oooh, I like that! Maybe a punching sound combined with a crowd cheering for up, and the distinctive curse and groan of a knee-groin victim for a downvote.
    – Pollyanna
    Mar 4, 2010 at 18:37

This script replaces the question and its answers by randomly chosen comments from a few high-profile questions:

alt text http://img51.imageshack.us/img51/4020/quotified.png

It also hides all useless (i.e. all) comments. It's set to work only on Meta; for the other sites, you'd have to choose other source questions.

install scriptview source

  • Ha! That's great.
    – Pollyanna
    Mar 11, 2010 at 20:14

That's still too much work. Why not make a script to randomly dole out all of your votes indiscriminately for you.

Better yet, just cut out the middle man, factory man, and consumer man. Instead of asking, answering, or voting on questions, users can just receive a daily gift basket of random Rep and badges from SO, thus making them feel all warm and fuzzy inside while at the same time freeing them from having all their free time decimated by this so-addictive-it-must-be-illegal site.

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    Yay! Gift baskets for everyone!
    – mmyers
    Mar 4, 2010 at 19:33

I think this would increase the efficiency of voting immeasurably.

Maybe we could just have a blank screen with a voting block:

alt text http://img176.imageshack.us/img176/2194/vote.png

alt text http://www.dilbert.com/dyn/str_strip/000000000/00000000/0000000/000000/20000/0000/900/20930/20930.strip.print.gif

  • There's a great dilbert cartoon that talks about a computer interface with just one button, but I can't track it down. If anyone does then please edit it in, or give me the link and I will. Mar 4, 2010 at 18:51
  • @Lance - all I got is someone paraphrasing it: "I've done it! I've invented the world's most usable machine. It only has one button...and we press it before it leaves the factory"
    – Pollyanna
    Mar 4, 2010 at 19:26
  • @Pollyanna, yep, that's the one, I sure wish the Dilbert archives were more searchable Mar 4, 2010 at 19:29
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    I used the Dilbert strip finder: bfmartin.ca/search/stripfinder The strip is here dilbert.com/fast/1995-03-25
    – MarkJ
    Mar 4, 2010 at 19:30
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    Why is there no searchable Dilbert database? Just a couple of days ago I had to hunt a strip down by remembering which book it was in and paging through it. (Edit: I take it back!)
    – mmyers
    Mar 4, 2010 at 19:31
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    @Lance: I think you might like this one then stuffthathappens.com/blog/2008/03/05/simplicity
    – perbert
    Mar 4, 2010 at 19:33
  • @voyager, yep, that's a good one. Mar 4, 2010 at 19:37
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    @MarkJ, you're my hero, wish I could give you rep for that comment, I'll check out your posts and share the love. Mar 4, 2010 at 19:40

We NEED an SO API so that we can just script our voting.

  • [status-completed]
    – Pops
    Sep 21, 2010 at 20:12

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