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polaritySILVER Member
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Location: on the wrong planet, United Kingdom


Posted:
I'm only interested because I mostly read posts in my email, then click the link in the email if I want to reply. The only problem with that is that it displays in threaded mode, and I have to change the bit in the address bar that says 'showthreaded.php' to 'showflat.php'. The button to display in flat mode is just as annoying, because it gos back to the first post in the thread.

Perhaps I should just shut up and write a filter for my mail that changes threadeds to flats.

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SymBRONZE Member
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Location: Diss, Norfolk, United Kingdom


Posted:
I too don't like the threaded view after clicking email links...I find it better to just load the home page and find the thread I want rathe than follow the link...

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Fine_Rabid_DogInternet Hate Machine
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Posted:
Flat FTW!

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Boo_BunnyBRONZE Member
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Posted:
Threaded is way to confusing

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PyroWillGOLD Member
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Location: Staines, United Kingdom


Posted:
I think threaded only works if everyone uses it when they reply to people, hence why I use flat

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polaritySILVER Member
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Location: on the wrong planet, United Kingdom


Posted:
Ive also had links clicked from searches turning up in threaded mode, seemingly at random.

However I've found a way to forever ban the useless threaded mode from ever sullying my screen again
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I'm using Firefox with the GreaseMonkey extension, and this script:

Code:

// ==UserScript==
// @name HoP flat only
// @namespace https://diveintomark.org/projects/greasemonkey/
// @description Never see pages in threaded mode again
// @include https://homeofpoi.com/ubbthreads/showthreaded.php*
// @include https://*.homeofpoi.com/ubbthreads/showthreaded.php*
// ==/UserScript==

window.location.href = window.location.href.replace(/showthreaded\.php/, 'showflat.php');



(save as flatonlyhop.user.js on your desktop, then drag'n'drop onto the firefox window after installing greasemonkey)

Any 'showthreaded' pages start to load up as normal, then the script catches them and loads up the flat version. Works from any link in firefox/email/bookmarks/history.

It's amazing the pranks you could do with this extension (Like changing the words 'Osama Bin Laden' to someone's name in every page they view). And it has loads of legitimate uses too.

Get GreaseMonkey: https://greasemonkey.mozdev.org/
Get the manual https://diveintogreasemonkey.org/

You aren't thinking or really existing unless you're willing to risk even your own sanity in the judgment of your existence.

Green peppers, lime pickle and whole-grain mustard = best sandwich filling.


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