MefiReply Userscript
December 23, 2017 5:47 PM   Subscribe

MefiReply Userscript
In long threads, the back-and-forths that arise can be hard for others to follow. I try to make a habit of linking back to and/or quoting the original comment, but the formatting can be a nuisance. This userscript adds a link to each comment to auto-fill your reply with those details.

MefiReply works for every MetaFilter subsite.

Get it from the mefiscripts GitHub repository. After you have installed Tampermonkey, Greasemonkey, or a similar extension to your browser, just click on 'Raw' to install the script.
Role: programmer
posted by waninggibbon (7 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

As an example…
posted by waninggibbon at 5:48 PM on December 23, 2017


> waninggibbon:
"As an example…"

This is what a reply would look like.
posted by waninggibbon at 5:49 PM on December 23, 2017



Whoa, thanks for making this and sharing! There had been a greasemonkey script - called 'quoted' i think - that was similar several years back but it broke and no one never got around to fixing it.
posted by fizzix at 11:25 AM on January 1 [1 favorite]


Glad you like it, fizzix. I actually wasn't aware of that other script!
posted by waninggibbon at 10:18 PM on January 2


Update: you can now quote part of a comment by selecting it before clicking 'reply'. This makes it functionally similar to the MefiQuote userscript, but MefiReply also works in Classic mode.
posted by waninggibbon at 12:28 PM on January 3


> There had been a greasemonkey script - called 'quoted' i think - that was similar several years back but it broke and no one never got around to fixing it.

My user profile links to a quote bookmarklet that doesn't require plugins or Greasemonkey. But if you're doing the Chrome Extensions or Greasemonkey thing waninggibbon's script looks fine.
posted by ardgedee at 4:08 AM on January 4 [1 favorite]


ardgedee, you should add your bookmarklet to the mefiscripts bookmarklets folder.
posted by waninggibbon at 8:32 AM on January 4


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