21 January 2006

Firefox killfiles

i often wax nostalgic
for the grand old days of trn
(threaded readnews, b.1990)

which let you step thru
the equivalent of an rss feed
simply by hitting the space bar

with a custom killfile
that quietly
posts with any arbitrary patterns
you chose to define
(names, sites, topics,
number of crossposts, etc)

so what would it take
to restore this to Firefox?

re-writing webpages to hide
articles and comments
by or about
people or topics
you choose not to see?

topics associated with
clusters of related words
and synonyms

people with multiple email addresses
ip numbers

enabling various levels of 'kill'
(and also 'promote')?