(Chrome only)

script logo v1.2    Find good questions to answer.

The script will filter questions in real time, in all Stack Exchange sites questions pages,
hiding them by score, views, user reputation and accepted answers. It only runs on pages where questions are being listed: Homepage, Unanswered and Questions.

Depending on the page and the configuration, very few questions will show up, and chances are good that they are interesting. If somebody already gave a negative vote, why look at it? If it's a new user, sorry to say, but very few write a good question or display research skills. Anyway, this is a tool focused on Power Answerers, who already saw too much.


♦ The diamond icon was on the very stack sprite.
So took the liberty to use it and make our very own moderator menu :)


Usage

Adjust the votes, views and reputation thresholds, select if questions with accepted answers should be hidden, enable the filter and save. To disable, just uncheck the Enable filter option and save.


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The ranges can be modified using the button (?):


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Installing

  • For now, the script is only compatible with Chrome.
  • A browser extension for managing user scripts is required, like Tampermonkey or other similar extensions.
  • After installing the extension, clicking the "download / install" button below should bring up a dialog asking if you want to install the script.

Install with Tampermonkey

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Code

Unfortunately, I couldn't manage to make the sliders work on Firefox. I'm by no means an expert on userscripts, all contributions and forks are welcome.

- Version 1.2 - Code revision. Better handling of the Unanswered page. New indicator counting hidden/total. - Version 1.1 - Now, questions are hidden/shown in response to the slider values. - Version 1.0.1 - Bug fix, page detection must be earlier. - Version 1.0 - Added views. UI upgrade. Custom ranges settings. Localstorage is now used instead of cookies.
- Version 0.4 - Detect if user is mod and use different icon. Expanded range of selection (votes -6/6 and rep 0/250).
- Version 0.3 - Changed script name, it's not exclusive for Stack Overflow anymore. Added /unanswered tab. More information about the filtering status on the button's tooltip.
- Version 0.2 - Support for all sites added.
- Version 0.1 - Script launch.


  • Hopefully it works! Sounds promising!! – Unihedron Sep 21 '14 at 12:25
  • Hey, @Unihedron, that was fast! Yep, I'll need folks to test drive it, keep me posted :) – brasofilo Sep 21 '14 at 12:26
  • Great idea! But that diamond menu you created might confuse mods, who already have a diamond menu (although the position is different). – bfavaretto Sep 22 '14 at 13:09
  • @bfavaretto, is there anything on the markup that identifies a mod? Like a <body> class? – brasofilo Sep 22 '14 at 13:15
  • The .topbar-links div contains a <div class="mod-only"> with mod links inside. Would that help? – bfavaretto Sep 22 '14 at 14:37
  • @bfavaretto, can you try this small script? In theory, it will show different icons for you at SO and SOPT. – brasofilo Sep 22 '14 at 21:36
  • It worked, I saw a cog icon (tested at SOPT). But don't worry about us mods, we can live with having two diamond icons on the page. I should have kept my mouth shut instead of posting my previous comment. – bfavaretto Sep 22 '14 at 22:19
  • Invalid Script Header on Chrome Version 37.0.2062.120 m :( – Maniero Sep 23 '14 at 0:55
  • @brasofilo Never mind, I get it now. Can we have more flexible bounds? – Maniero Sep 23 '14 at 8:26
  • I just installed, I don't know what can be useful yet. Maybe unlimited bounds (slider won't help). Maybe lower and upper bounds. – Maniero Sep 23 '14 at 11:20
  • @bigown, I've expanded a bit the range of selection. Would be nice if the nice folks using the script opened feature requests as answers, it will be easier to discuss individually :) – brasofilo Sep 23 '14 at 19:32
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    @big, new version with unlimited bounds, enjoy! – brasofilo Sep 25 '14 at 18:33
  • Btw, why do you say it works only in Chrome :) Just tested in Safari - works wonderfully. – nicael Mar 22 '15 at 10:21



Support /unanswered tab as well.

An example: http://stackoverflow.com/unanswered/tagged/regex

  • Missed that, thx for the heads up. I added it and extended the script to all other sites. Please, reinstall as I had the update url wrong on the first version. – brasofilo Sep 22 '14 at 6:47

Right now it's a global value, but I'm thinking on keeping different settings for Homepage, Questions and Unanswered pages.

Reputation is irrelevant on Homepage and Unanswered, as the user that's shown is the last editor, not the OP.

The views count changes a lot depending on the actual page. Is it worthy to have different settings for each page? Thoughts?

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