Monetate engineers are big fans of Hacker News. Not only is it on just about everybody’s daily-read list, but it’s also been very helpful in attracting new developers (several of our hires, including me, learned about Monetate through HN).

We also actively contribute to the site, submitting links that we think will be of interest to the HN community.

One problem I keep running into is inadvertently going over the site’s 80-character limit for link titles, so I whipped up a quick user script — which I’ve tested in Firefox and Chrome — that appends a character count next to the title input.

Here’s the code:

Here’s the user script. Also available as a bookmarklet.