How to install killfiles for blog comments in Firefox (and Chrome?)

Hey everybody: I moderate comments lightly here, and intend to continue with that policy. However, I want to accommodate readers who may get sick of particular other commenters and want to not have to read their comments. So: for those of you who use Firefox, I recommend this:

Now:

  1. Install the Greasemonkey user script extension.
  2. Restart Firefox
  3. Install the killfile script by clicking on the large black Install this script button at the top of the page.

Now, when you load a page on ScienceBlogs (and any of several other blogs) each post will have two new bits of hot text in the Posted by: line: [kill], which hides all comments by this poster in every thread; and [hide comment], which hides only the single comment.

In place of a hidden comment, a one-line notice appears saying “Comment by User Foo blocked [unkill] [show comment]”. Clicking on [unkill] reveals all of the posts by that user; clicking on [show comment] reveals just the single comment.

Hopefully that’s straightforward enough for everyone to follow. I had to read it three times before it made sense to me, but then I’m kinda tired right now. If you’re having trouble after reading/trying a couple times, leave a comment saying so and hopefully I or someone else can help you out.

Also, initial Googling does not reveal any equivalent for Chrome. Does anyone know of one? Times like these make me wish I had more programming skills, because if I could I’d write the plugin myself.

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