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UPDATE: With the recent changes to the comment layout, this isn't needed any more. Stylish is still fun to play with though. Check it out!

I find the comment threads to be a bit tough to follow. Definitely hard to scan when the threads get complicated anyway.

To make this easier for myself I made a Stylish script for Firefox. You can see the before and after pictures below. Try it out and let me know how it works for you.

Step 1 - Install Stylish for Firefox
Step 2 - Install the Lined Comments Script

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Jayefuu (author)2010-01-08

Very nice. Looks a lot easier to read. Thanks!

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Jayefuu (author)Jayefuu2010-01-08

PS... so if we shout loudly enough about how good this is will the small css change required to add the vertical line be implemented? :D

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Lithium Rain (author)Jayefuu2010-01-08

>loudly proclaims support<

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Gjdj3 (author)Kryptonite2010-01-10

>signed in to voice agreement<

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M4industries (author)Gjdj32010-01-12

 Dangit, I'm not pro. I cant do big text.

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Wait, if you're a pro user, you can do big text? NO FAIR!

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Yonatan24 (author)coolcrafter1012016-12-09

I think this was an old feature.

I can copy paste that text, and use the same font though :)

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kelseymh (author)Jayefuu2010-01-12

Apparently, the answer was, "Yes."

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mg0930mg (author)2010-01-07

Would it be easier to fix the site, so that it always does that. Oh well, awesome.

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bumpus (author)2010-01-12

Personally, I think it makes the comments a bit to 'busy' if you know what I mean..

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iamlopainus (author)2010-01-12

 Hahaha im not following the mold!

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DJ Radio (author)2010-01-11

Did this just get stickied?

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Koosie (author)2010-01-10

Great addition. A reason for me to get Firefox now.

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TyMan210 (author)2010-01-09

 Would this work in Chrome?

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FrozenStar (author)TyMan2102010-01-09

If you can get firefox add-ons for chrome then yes otherwise no

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Doctor What (author)Lithium Rain2010-01-07

*is missing Lithium Rain's Stylish Instructable modifications*

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Jayefuu (author)Doctor What2010-01-08

<spoiler>there's another coming soon</spoiler>

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Doctor What (author)Jayefuu2010-01-08

Send me a PM when you do!

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Doctor What (author)Jayefuu2010-01-08

 I did, (like forever ago).  I'm a fan of her work.

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Lithium Rain (author)Doctor What2010-01-08

Aw, thank you! :D Likewise!

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Lithium Rain (author)Doctor What2010-01-08

:D So glad you liked them! They still exist - need a link?

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Doctor What (author)Lithium Rain2010-01-08

I've got them (yay for green headers).

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zieak (author)2010-01-07

Thank you!  I think one major contributor is when people have avatars without a defined border (with a white background) but this works great!

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yokozuna (author)2010-01-08

Five golden stars for you sir.

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gmjhowe (author)2010-01-08

 Wow, that really does make it a lot easier to follow whats going on. Surprising how something simple can make a big difference.

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CameronSS (author)2010-01-08

Excellent! I've been hoping for something like this since I first found Instructables...most forums I've seen already have something like this, and they're a lot easier to follow. Thanks for putting this out here!

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Rock Soldier (author)2010-01-07

I have a slight suggestion (Not about this script), but would it be possible to make a script, or make the site like this, where the comments are straight down, instead of one to the left, the one below it a bit to the right, the one after that more to the right, and ect?
Just a suggestion, thanks.

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Is that a no? Wait, what's the opposite of no? The good one? Ummm....Yes?

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Shadowman39 (author)2010-01-07

Just installed it, and it works great! Thanks!

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Willard2.0 (author)2010-01-07

I just installed it and it is awesome.  It makes the comments much easier to read and follow.
Thanks so much

Willard

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Doctor What (author)2010-01-07

Oh thank FSM.  I've been needing something like this for a while, especially in long conversations.

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Doctor What (author)Doctor What2010-01-07

Just installed it.  The simplest things can take the frustrating out of even the most simple problem.

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Glad you like it. Funny that you should be the first one to see this since you're in the example.

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Neato, it was getting confusing....

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