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Ten seconds to ponder if a thread is worth it


A userstyle that makes you wait ten seconds before entering a Hacker News thread. I use stylus to manage mine.

.subtext {
  display: inline-block;
  background: linear-gradient(to left, transparent 50%, #f60 50%) right;
  background-position: 100% 0%;
  background-size: 200%;
  transition: background 0.2s;

.subtext:hover {
  background-position: left;
  transition: background 10s linear;

.subtext a[href^="item"] {
  pointer-events: none;

.subtext:hover a[href^="item"] {
  animation: enable-click 10.01s forwards;

/* workaround because pointer-events is not animatable */
@keyframes enable-click {
  0% {
    pointer-events: none;

  99% {
    pointer-events: none;

  100% {
    pointer-events: auto;
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