Remove Flickr Comment Image Invites

On Flickr, a common thing to do is invite or award images you like to groups you belong to. Some people don’t like these images cluttering up their photo’s comments. I don’t particularly like lots of image invites and awards either, but if you don’t submit your photos to the aggressive award/invite groups you don’t get flooded with images. A few small images aren’t that bad, its when they get huge and blinking that is annoying.

I read someone who didn’t like these tried to hide them with Adblock but it wasn’t working well. It wasn’t the first time someone has found this problem. I had an idea. There is another Firefox extension that with the right rules can hide any image posted in comments. It is called RIP or Remove it Permanently.

Once you install the extension, here are three rules to import depending on where you want to remove image comments from. If you plan to delete them on your own photos I suggest only hiding them on the Comments You’ve Made page so you don’t miss deleting any.

Firefox’s Tools menu should now have a RIP Options choice. Select that and at the bottom left of the next screen there will be a button for Import Rip. Import the file you just downloaded and three new RIPs should show up that are named as Flickr {page name} Invite Image. Try them out and disable the ones you don’t need.

If you have problems using these I won’t be able to help much. I plan to remove RIP since I am not that worried about removing the images and I don’t like having unused extensions. I just wanted to see if it was possible.

Download Flickr RIP Comment Images

Update June 19: Its been several days and I haven’t removed it from on of my computers and I hardly even notice it. It is kind of refreshing not to see all the image comments. Mostly I only notice something odd when I use my laptop and all the image comments are still there.

1 Comment to "Remove Flickr Comment Image Invites"

  1. June 10, 2007 - 6:44 am | Permalink

    Thanks for letting me know about this. I’ll try it.

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