Includes a back-reference when you reply on the Guardian, an optional flat chronological view, and folding buttons for nests.
*Now also available for FireFox at https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/ciffix/
* Adds an optional chronological view (with an easy link to all the comments in the thread).
* Adds 'fold' buttons to nests in the nested view, so that you can hide replies.
* Inserts a header in replies to help others track the conversation. And when you use cifFix, these links will take you directly to the comment - with no page reload.
* Fixes permalinks - once the comments are loaded, the linked-to comment will be in display.
* Profile page comments listed chronologically.
cifFix gives you more control of the Guardian's Comment section. With this extension running, your posts will include who you are replying to, a timestamp referring to their post, and a hyperlink back to that comment. This timestamp and link becomes part of your post - so everyone will see it, not just others with the extension installed.
The nested view gains '+' and '–' buttons, allowing you to fold the posts for more convenient reading.
A new button in the comment view preferences lets you choose to see comments in the new nested view, or in a flattened chronological view. In the flattened view, a new button allows you to narrow down to just the thread a particular comment is in.
(Note: the permissions requested are needed to allow the comments iFrame to be manipulated. The Guardian currently serves the story from the subdomain www.guardian.co.uk and the comments from d2.guardian.co.uk (in a seamless iFrame at the bottom of the page). Because CIFFix needs to access the whole web page to allow scrolling, it needs to be able to communicate between the two frames.
Because the domains are different, to do this it needs to be able to cross-script - which requires this permission from the user. Everything, however, stays local - there's no data collection.)