If you are like me, and many of you are, you hate the new commenting system. To say it is kludgy and a poor user experience is a huge understatement.

Some of the Gawker sites have pushed out the update, but there's a simple way to turn the clock back, at least for a little bit until the Gawker overlords take this hack away.

All you have to do is append tiger=off to any affected URL. But having to manually do this for every page would be a huge pain in the ass.

So I wrote a little GreaseMonkey script to do this automatically for you. GreaseMonkey is a handy little browser add on that lets you install scripts to change how websites behave using Javascript.

Install GreaseMonkey, if you don't already have it installed, and then restart your browser. After that, you can grab the script here.
Gawker Comment Regresser

And if you are leary of what this random script you are installing to your browser does, as you always should be, here's the code for it. Enjoy it while it lasts.


<code>// ==UserScript== // @name Gawker Comment Regresser // @namespace http://jdel.us // @description Revert to previous commenting system // @match http://*.jalopnik.com/* // @match http://*.kinja.com/* // @match http://*.io9.com/* // @match http://*.gizmodo.com/* // @match http://*.lifehacker.com/* // @match http://*.jezebel.com/* // @match http://*.deadspin.com/* // @version v0.7 // @grant none // ==/UserScript== unkinja = "tiger=off"; url = window.location.href; // test if url is already set if (url.indexOf(unkinja) == -1){ // determine whether this will be the first parameter if (url.indexOf("?") == -1){ url = url + "?" + unkinja; } else { url = url + "&" + unkinja; } // update url window.location.replace(url); }