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HN Fix Expired Link

By Piyush Soni Last update Sep 26, 2013 — Installed 6 times.

Script Summary: Adds a link to home page on the expired link page, with an optional auto redirect feature



Version: 1.0

Background:
The MOST annoying problem the 'Hacker News' webpage has is that its 'More' link at the bottom of the page expires sometimes in as low as 3-5 minutes after opening the page. When you click that, a plain white page opens up saying 'Unknown or expired link.'. It seems that they are using some "state of the art", yet shitty pagination technology, which takes them backwards in time as far as the user experience goes, and it irritates me to the core.

What the script does:
This very short script simply adds a link to the Hacker News Homepage on the expired link page, and adds an option to redirect automatically to it in case it happens again. I saw on the threads where people were complaining about this and requesting Hacker News to at least add this link to the homepage. I thought I could at least do that much myself.