Easy fix: block all quizzes on Facebook

Sure, some people might be concerned that Facebook is causing suicide and the destruction of the church. If those were true, I’d be concerned too! At the moment, I’ve been more concerned about the pernicious trend toward thousand of inane Facebook quizzes. If you are a Facebooker, you’ll know exactly what I’m talking about. It might be fun to take these quizzes, but it’s no fun the read the results of “What breed of dog am I?” or “What kind of lightbulb am I?” or “Which vestment am I?”

As Facebookers will know, you can block the appearance of a particular quiz. The problem is that the number of quizzes is nearly infinite. For each “Which American Idol contestant are you?” you block, a “Which SUV are you?” pops up. My only choice had been to hide my quiz-happy friends. At last count, I had hidden about 40 people, meaning everything from them is consigned to the bit bucket.

Finally, I found a solution, courtesy of m@q.

If you’re also sick of Facebook quizzes and other silly applications then this solution is for you. This solution only works with Firefox. Following is the step-by-step procedure of the solution:

  • In case you don’t have Firefox, download Firefox from HERE.
  • Then add the Greasemonkey add-ons from HERE.
  • Now close the Firefox and restart.
  • Now click HERE to install Facebook Purity.
  • You’re done! Now enjoy the clean Facebook.

Go in peace to love Facebook again. Now I can go unhide all my quiz-happy friends.

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3 Responses

  1. Becky Gettel says:

    Sweet! Thank you Scott. Thats the best info I’ve received all day.

  2. Paul Walton says:

    Thanks Scott—you got me looking for a solution for Safari, and Greasekit provides it.

  3. Nice .. and thanks for the into to Greasemonkey