In order to install this into Chrome, you must go here http://userscripts.org/scripts/source/125635.user.js
and save that script to your computer. Then drag that script onto the extensions page (the wrench->tools->extensions) and it should install like normal. This still works the same for Firefox users. See the bottom for installation instructions.
The idea for this script came from this suggestion [link]
and I thought it was a cool idea. And now after using it, it's really grown on me and I find it pretty handy
This script lets you preview a forum thread's original post quickly before clicking on the thread and viewing the whole page. It's meant to let you get a sneak peak at the thread in case the thread title isn't very clear as to the thread's content.
You'll see eyes to the right of each thread on the main forum page, along with threads on each sub forum. If you hover over the eyes, you'll get a box with the post in it, along with who created the thread, how many direct replies
to the thread creator, and how long ago the thread was made (not how long ago the last reply was).
You can also hover over the "says: " text after the username to get a link to the thread, just in case you want to click into the thread from there. You can click on the timestamp to get the direct comment link. This is useful in cases where a thread was moved. As you probably know, moved threads result in an annoying 404 when clicked, making it a pain in the ass to find the thread from the main page. But you can open the preview, click on the timestamp, and get to the comment of that thread. From there, you can click on the top link describing what the comment is on, and that will get you to wherever the thread was moved to.
There's not much else to explain with this - should be pretty easy to use and understand. And before anyone asks (
), I tried to add some other useful information, like icons if the thread was locked or moved, but due to how I'm getting the original post, I can only do so much. I've tried to add as much useful information as I have access to.
You'll need either Firefox with Greasemonkey, or Chrome. This may work in other browsers that support third party scripts, but I haven't tested that. You can install it here: [link]
If you have any questions, complaints, or ideas for improvements, let me know
(And a huge thank you to everyone who has helped test this for me and gave me feedback while making this script).