Is there a way to kill the "story comments" section on
April 20, 2009 6:35 PM   Subscribe

Every time I scroll too far down on a news story, I feel a piece of my humanity being chewed off by the mire that is the CBC reader comments section.

I wasn't able to find a greasemonkey script to hide or expurgate them, at least not one that mentioned the CBC specifically. Any suggestions? The brain bleach is chewing up my budget.
posted by Decimask to Media & Arts (7 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Best answer: Here she be.
posted by gman at 6:42 PM on April 20, 2009

Add this rule to a custom stylesheet for your browser ("[profile directory]/chrome/userContent.css" if you're in Firefox; if you're not, Google for instructions):
#storywrapper #story #socialcomments {
    display: none;

posted by Zozo at 6:43 PM on April 20, 2009

Response by poster: gman: Damn, how did I miss that? I swear I looked.
posted by Decimask at 6:43 PM on April 20, 2009

Response by poster: Zozo: Thanks, but I can't get it to work in either the User directory or the install directory (Vista). I had to create a /chrome directory in the User account.

@-moz-document domain( {
#storywrapper #story #socialcomments {

Any obvious screw ups with this?
posted by Decimask at 7:21 PM on April 20, 2009

Since you're using Firefox, you can use Adblock's element blocker to do this, too.
posted by Picklegnome at 7:54 PM on April 20, 2009

[profile directory] doesn't mean your Vista profile directory (typically C:\Users\yourname) but your Firefox profile directory (typically C:\Users\yourname\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\????????.default).
posted by flabdablet at 11:16 PM on April 20, 2009

Response by poster: Thanks all. Greasemonkey will work--just wish I could get the usercontent.css to work.
posted by Decimask at 4:34 PM on April 21, 2009

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