Here’s a Chrome extension that will help you stop wasting time on threads where you have no hope of being seen. Use Reddit Under 100 to highlight threads with fewer than 100 comments.
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How’s Reddit Under 100 work?
It’s simple. You install the extension by adding it to Chrome. Make sure to check “Allow in Incognito” if you want it to work in incognito mode. Then when you’re on Reddit, hit the Q key to toggle highlighting on and off. (Yes, this means it might inadvertently toggle while you’re typing into Reddit if you hit Q, but is that really a big deal?)
When you hit Q, any threads on the page with fewer than 100 comments will be highlighted with a purple background. This lets you easily see which ones are worth your time.
By default, a page on Reddit shows 100 top-level comments. Any more require the user clicking “show more” to load. So, if you’re not already one of the 100 top comments, you’re probably not going to be seen.
Is my data safe?
Probably. I don’t think I have any data, but when you install the extension it will ask for access to “your data on reddit.com”. This is because Reddit is the site affected by the Chrome extension. I’m not a good enough developer to steal all your valuable karma, so as far as I know I don’t have any of your data. That’s a good thing too because I don’t want to know what horrible subreddits you participate in regularly.
Can I change it to 50 comments or something?
No. However, I might add this ability in a future update. I think this plugin could benefit from several options to let each user customize the experience. For now, though, it’s just a simple Under 100 highlighter.
Comments, Questions and Feedback
I’m on Twitter, which is a good way to reach me.
However, you can also contact me here. I’m not a very good developer, so help/advice would be appreciated. If you just want to complain about a bug, I can’t promise that I’ll do anything about it. Don’t hesitate to complain, though. All feedback is welcome!
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