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Please, please, please get rid of that SHARE thing on the left.

Hello Chowhound,

Please, please get rid of the SHARE thing on the left or at least provide a way to opt-out.

It blocks the left side of the thread I'm trying to read.

No way I'm going to Tweet, Email, Thumbs-Up, Like or Share a Chowhound thread. I'm not here for a social experience. I'm hear to read and learn and hopefully share my knowledge of food.

It is BEYOND annoying. If my mouse cursor happens to get anywhere near it, the darn thing expands and I have to hover near it to get it to go away. Sometimes it goes away pretty fast, other times it takes several seconds to get the hint.

There's no way to close it off. It's just there, hanging, hanging, hanging on the left side of screen.

Waiting to pounce again should my poor little mouse cursor happen to inadvertently wander into it's territory...

Please... Please... Please...

Thanks,

Lucy

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    1. i HATE this feature. what a FPITA. PLEEEEEEESE take it away.

      1. strange -- I have FF 3.6.16 with AdBlocker Plus -- the bar is there, but it's in a grey margin by itself and doesn't obstruct anything.

        I don't care for it, but it doesn't get in my way.

        (Not doubting you -- just wondering what's different about my formatting from yours.)

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        1. re: sunshine842

          Same here. I've gotten used to it, and it doesn't draw my attention like it did when it was first implemented. There's about a 1/2 of dark gray margin before the lighter gray of the page background. It doesn't block any content on my screen.

          1. re: Chris VR

            Unfortunately for me, as I mentioned in a topic about speed, a few seconds after opening a topic, the grey sidebar expands, hangs for about 5 seconds and then collapses. It is difficult to ignore or get used to with the in your face animation.

            Also, while I was entering a reply, with my fingers nowhere near the "share" tab, it expanded and hung there until I had to manually close it.

            1. re: rworange

              exactly as you described it. ARGHHHHH!!!!!!!

          2. re: sunshine842

            did u use the addon for abp ? for ff ?
            it completely eliminates it..
            it tells u how in the other thread...

            1. re: sunshine842

              Me too, but if you inadvertently scroll over it the damn thing expands. Argh.

              1. re: sunshine842

                i added an AdBlock filter for this:

                chowhound.chow.com###share_side_bar

                ...and it is now 100% gone. phew.

              2. Agree with Lucy. April first is over people, enough with the pranks! (please?)