Read the Effing Article chrome extension

Version: 1.0
Read the Effing Article
Read the effing article! RTFA prevents reading the comments before the article on HackerNews and Reddit.
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What is Read the Effing Article?

Read the Effing Article is a reading articles extension for chrome. it's a free extension , it has 6 active users since released its first version, it earns an average rating of 0.00 from 0 rated user, last update is 3320 days ago.

What’s new in version 1.0?

(Read the effing article! Form your own opinions!)

A simple chrome extension that hides comment threads on news aggregator sites (currently HackerNews and Reddit) until after you've read the article.

On these sites I have an unfortunate habit of going to the comments to get the "gist" and then skipping the article entirely. I'm trying to break this habit... and spend less time in comment sections in general.

And I wanted to try building a chrome extension. (It was fun. B+!)

As it turns out, for [security reasons]( you can't actually use js to determine whether a user has visited a link. So this extension manually keeps track of your last few hundred pages visited from HN/Reddit. In practice this works well enough.


How to install Read the Effing Article?

You could download the latest version crx file or older version files and install it.

Preview of Read the Effing Article

Technical Features:

  • Latest Version: 1.0
  • Requirements: Windows Chrome, Mac Chrome
  • License: Free
  • Latest update: Sunday, February 16th, 2014
  • Author: leopmartel

Read the Effing Article Available languages:

English (United States).