New Firefox extension makes YouTube a more pleasant place

A new Firefox extension called YouTube Comment Snob allows users to filter out unwanted comments.

Today I downloaded my very first Firefox extension, YouTube Comment Snob 1.2. While I love Firefox for the most part (I still have problems with Flash movies, though) I've never found the need to use extensions with it, until now.

Go from "DIE!! I want you to DIE!!" to "Sunshine and lollipops".

Chris Finke's YouTube Comment Snob filters out unwanted YouTube comments based on your criteria. With it, you'll be able to filter by the following attributes:

  • The number of spelling mistakes, which is customizable and uses Firefox's built-in spell checker
  • All capital letters
  • No capital letters
  • Doesn't start with a capital letter
  • Excessive punctuation (!!!!! ?????)
  • Excessive capitalization
  • Profanity

You can also choose which language dictionary you want to use.

Some comments on YouTube can actually be insightful and informative so I have to be careful not to miss out on those (really, however most YouTube comments are drivel and not worth the rage that builds inside me as I read them. This new extension actually makes YouTube a much more pleasant place. If I ever find the need to get angry in a pinch however I can always adjust my filtering options.

About the author

Eric Franklin is a section editor covering how to and tablets. He's also co-host of CNET's do-it-yourself and how-to show, The Fix and is a 20-year tech industry veteran.

 

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