Tired of reading bigoted, fundamentalist or any comments at all on SA news websites? Well you’re in luck!
I have created a userscript that hides the comments section on these popular SA news sites, allowing you to read the news without accidentally scrolling to the comments section (and potentially damage your IQ).
User scripts, or userscripts, are scripts that make on-the-fly changes to specific web pages on the client side.
The script currently functions on News24, IOL, Netwerk24 and MyBroadBand (I found these websites to be “hot zones” for bigoted comments).
I will gladly add more websites if they are requested.
Install on Chrome
To install this userscript on Google Chrome, you’ll first need to install the Tampermonkey extension.
Open this direct link to the BigotBlocker userscript: https://github.com/schalkburger/BigotBlocker/raw/master/bigotblocker.user.js
You will then be prompted by Tampermonkey to install the userscript. Click the Install button to install the userscript.
BigotBlocker is now installed on your Chrome browser and will remove the comments on the news websites mentioned in this post.
Install on Firefox
To install this userscript on Firefox, you’ll need the Greasemonkey add-on.
Download BigotBlocker and unzip the file on your computer. Inside you will find a bigotblocker.user.js file that you can simply drag into Firefox.
BigotBlocker is now installed on your Firefox browser and will remove the comments on the news websites mentioned in this post.
This userscript is based on the BigotBlocker extension for Google Chrome.