Since Nov 28, 2000
I started out to make something that would automatically quote posts. Freepers tend to get lazy about quoting the posts they reply to, making it hard to follow their meaning sometimes without following the To link to see the original. But I find that somewhat inconvenient. Initially, I got it working for targets within the current page. Next, I added the ability to get posts out of previous pages (requires loading the page in the backgound, a bit more advanced).
Then I realized I could use the techniques I'd already developed to turn the whole thread inside out. I added the ability to transform a thread from its usual flat, chronological form to a "tree view", in which replying posts are indented beneath the posts to which they are in reply.
You are welcome to try out the result . You need to be running Firefox with the Greasemonkey extension installed.
Absolutify A bookmarklet useful for posting HTML from Firefox.