Recently there were some Greasemonkey scripts and Chrome extension tools for MetaFilter posted to MeFi Projects and I thought they warranted special mention, as not everyone may be aware of them. They're from programmer (and Mefite) mdevore (Michael Devore). Direct link here. [more inside]
I'm submitting this as a feature request, but I'm not sure that's the right category. I have difficulty parsing the comments in a metafilter thread. It's the way it's laid out, with the comment followed by the poster's name and other information:
Is there any way I could change it?I'd rather see it parsed differently; prioritizing the name of the Mefite, followed by their post (in quotes, maybe?), then the remaining information. Something like this:
posted by Time To Sharpen Our Knives at 1:09 AM on October 22 [+] [!]
Time To Sharpen Our Knives posted:Through some browser extension/hack/magic, is this possible?
"I'd rather see it parsed differently."
1:10 AM on October 22 [+] [!]
I have just noticed my Mefi Deleted posts Greasemonkey has stopped working, is this anything to do with the new Mefi look or is it a greasemonkey thing? Anyone else noticed this?
The new MeFi redesign seems fairly stable (like, pb's not going to do a massive rollback tomorrow or anything), and I'm sure there are a lot of people using various scripts which don't work any more. I've thought about asking individual script writers about updates, but I don't know which scripts have been abandoned, which are active, etc., plus I know that other people are using all kinds other scripts, so here's a general call to script users: If you're using a script and it no longer works, post it here! And a general call to script writers: If you think "Aw, I'm sure nobody cares about my ole script anymore", give the thread a look! If you see people posting that your script isn't working with the redesign, that means your script is still loved! Consider giving it an update, if you have the time!
A lot of people have complained about FanFare's professional white background. Well, DRUNK WITH POWER after somehow kludging together a successful CSS theme for /r/MetaFilter with zero experience, I decided to try my hand at giving our new subsite a makeover, too -- the layout is fine, but that glaring white is painful to read in a darkened teevee room. Inspired by the original soothing dark blue color scheme from film/TV review aggregator Metacritic (which discarded it for an unpopular redesign years ago), I put together a complete FanFare theme (screenshot*) that adjusts not just the background and text, but stuff like visited links, link hovering, the pop-up video button and lightbox, posting page notes, live preview area, and the sidebar and Deck ad box. You can install it in Firefox (with Greasemonkey or Stylish), Chrome (with Stylish or Blank Canvas Script Handler), and jailbroken iOS (with Userscript Loader, using this URL) -- it's tested and working properly on all three. [more inside]
It seems that http://userscripts.org has been down for an extended period of time, although the site is currently available on an alternate port ( http://userscripts.org:8080/ ). I would like to suggest if you maintain scripts there, that you make them available at another location (perhaps the mefi wiki?) out of an abundance of caution.
Pony request! The threadwin extension is very useful. I would like it to play well with AskMe & MetaTalk. [more inside]
rangefinder 1.4 has created the most amazing script ever. It draws rainbow & fluffy cloud borders around your comments in recent activity. It's making me so happy, you guys. [more inside]
Is there any sort of script or add-on that will allow me to bookmark my place in long threads, so I can go back to exactly where I was? I use Firefox and have Greasemonkey.
Due to a couple of recent MetaFilter user requests to return it to working status, I have updated the popular (6K+ downloads on userscripts, more elsewhere) HowlsOfOutrage Greasemonkey script. The script displays a popup window of all users favoriting a particular MetaFilter post or comment on mouse hover over the favorites text. In addition, I've updated the Chrome extension, and added a new Safari extension. Testing was successful, but not exhaustive. All completely free as always, natch. [more inside]
Grease my monkey, guvnor: Greasemonkey scripts get talked about a lot in Metatalk comments, and they seem pretty useful. I would like to ask our more Greasemonkey-oriented friends to recommend the best ones and discuss their experience of installing and using them. [more inside]
I was reading through a thread about health care and thought how nice it would be to have a script that would put a national flag next to the user's name so I could keep track of what country they live in. Wondering if anyone out there with such skills would help make my wish come true IF it is even possible based on the information currently in user profiles.
Is there a userscript that can change the font of arbitrary users' comments/posts?
Enhancement Suite for MetaFilter? [more inside]
Calling all scientists and scientist-lovers! Do you like knowing when a comment you're reading on MeFi was written by a Person of Science? Well, have I got a greasemonkey script for you. [more inside]
Which Greasemonkey script shows comment numbers for each comment in a thread? [more inside]
A couple changes to make making Greasemonkey scripts more straightforward, please? [more inside]
Is there a greasemonkey script that hides all posts with a given keyword? Can there be? [more inside]
Is there any interest in a display mode that shows only the comments providing links? It might make a fairly convenient way to skim long messy threads quickly. [more inside]
We periodically have problems with remote ad servers hanging up page loading on MetaFilter and we'd like to tweak the homepage layouts to make this impact much less of a problem. However, I'm not sure how it will impact the greasemonkey script deleted post type features because the code will change a bit on the home page. [more inside]
Since the original post asking about this has fallen off the MeTa front page, I just wanted to let people know that Deathalicious (maker of cool scripts) has updated Metafilter MultiFavorited Multiwidth and Metafilter Heavy Discussion Count user scripts to be compatible with version 5 of FireFox. If you know of other scripts that were broken by FF5 and have been fixed, please post here. Thanks Death!
Firefox 5 breaking Mefi Greasemonkey Scripts? [more inside]
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Is anyone else have problems with the Deleted Posts Greasemonkey script? It has stopped working at home (osx 10.4) and at work (ubuntu). [more inside]
Is this weird bug in the preview box being caused by the Stylish script I'm using, by Firefox 4, or something else? [more inside]
The AskMe infinite scroll: how do I recreate it? [more inside]
Monkey-Riding-A-Pony-Filter: What are your indispensable MeFi-related Greasemonkey scripts? [more inside]
With Safari 5 supporting extensions that are very similar to greasemonkey scripts, I'm wondering if any existing MeFi-related scripts have been/are being ported over.
I'd like to talk about how we're quoting each other. [more inside]
Is there a Greasemonkey script for displaying user avatars next to posts and comments? [more inside]
Is there a greasemonkey script that lets us see why old comments have been favorited? [more inside]
MeFi gives us the option to choose a theme, tweak the font, font sizes, etc, to make the site look the way we want it to look—to a degree. Add-ons like Greasemonkey allow us to customize even further.
What does your MetaFilter look like? [more inside]
What does your MetaFilter look like? [more inside]
MeFi Navigator and other Metafilter scripts are (I think) broken. But, merry christmas! [more inside]
Thank you backtaggers! [more inside]
No Deleted Posts Script? It doesnt seem to be working for me (Firefox 3.5, Windows Vista)
The faq says there are greasemonkey scripts that try to track deleted comments. Is there anything working? I couldn't find anything following the link. The deletions here are so regular it's like using the internet from China.
I'm trying to find a specific MeFi greasemonkey script. It would 'bookmark' the last comment you read, so when you returned to the thread, a grey scrolling bar would appear on the left-hand side, pointing down, until you hit the last(ish) comment you read, when it would turn into a slightly different shape. What was this thing called? I cannot find it on userscripts.org.
This is a kinda cool concept applied to MeFi: background bars for posts and comments (based on favorites) [more inside]
As a bit of a brain saver I've made a GreaseMonkey script that hides every comment in a discussion on mefi that has less than 5 favourites. [more inside]
Mass deletions? 79140, 79144, 79147 and 79149 are all showing as having been deleted but none of them are closed for comments or given a reason for closure. Is my Greasemonkey broken or is your Blue broken?
Greasemonkey: here's a script that displays profile pics next to posts. Cortex warned me some people will hate it and want to roast me alive. To those people, let me suggest a side dish of Potatoes au Gratin and a glass of Merlot. [more inside]
Is the Mondo Meta Options Greasemonkey script making Recent Activity a slow load for anyone else? What else can be used to killfile? [more inside]
Greasemonkey for non-Firefox browsers? [more inside]
In response to this thread: A little GreaseMonkey script to pop-out all the flash players (that use playlists) into new tabs/windows. Enjoy!
Deleted questions are showing up in intermittent fashion, and that is shaking me to my core. Won't you help?
Dumb, probably-asked-before question about deleted questions. [more inside]
Does the Mefi Navigator Greasemonkey script work in Opera? I followed the instructions on this page and put the script (with the original name) in my userjs folder, but nothing happens. I checked that the correct userjs folder is specified in my site preferences. Does it work for anybody else?
Two things (and yes, I'm cheating). First, I'm wondering if there's any mechanism out there that allows us to look at a "best of" for Mefi and Ask Mefi. Popular favorites in the last 24 hours immediately leaps to mind, and would indeed be ideal, but I'm looking for an RSS feed, and Mathowie says that's a no-go in past MeTas. (Any chance we could change your mind, Matt?) I hear there used to be a third-party blog that did it, but I don't think that's around any longer. Perhaps the sidebar feed ... at least for Mefi? Still, the sidebar is like a "best of best of Mefi." Second, and on an entirely different subject, when the MeFi comment dividers Greasemonkey script is used, it throws off permalinks to comments ... if you click on a comment permalink somewhere else (i.e. a Recent Activity page or a Favorites page), you're at first dropped at the anchor for the comment on the page, but when the comment dividers are applied, it bounces away. Anyone have an idea how that effect might be avoided? I'm more of a idiot-splicer than a programmer, so I really have no idea how to change that script to avoid the effect. Thanks in advance for any advice or answers on both questions ...
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