Greasemonkey or Mefi Bug? February 23, 2007 8:42 AM   Subscribe

Not sure if this has been an issue for others but.. I'm using the Greasemonkey script for MeFi quotes and every time I click it, it brings me to a blank page. I've updated all the MeFi greasemonkey scripts and I'm on FF Any ideas?
posted by KevinSkomsvold to Bugs at 8:42 AM (17 comments total)

Maybe it's a script or extension conflict -- I use just the quoting script and it's fine over here on both Mac and PC.
posted by loiseau at 8:48 AM on February 23, 2007

Hmmm. Yeah, disabled all extensions except greasemonkey and all scripts except MF Quotes and still nothing. Weird.
posted by KevinSkomsvold at 9:12 AM on February 23, 2007

Hmmm. Now you come to mention it, my MeFi Navigator script ain't workin' either.
posted by Jofus at 9:15 AM on February 23, 2007


Of course, I kid. I'm sure it's just some setting maybe in about:config or whatnot. I kinda miss it.
posted by KevinSkomsvold at 9:27 AM on February 23, 2007

The URL structure changed from:

to (title goes here if there is one but it's not important)

So scripts will probably need to be updated to grab data from URLs with a slightly different structure.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 9:33 AM on February 23, 2007

posted by Rhomboid at 9:54 AM on February 23, 2007

Danke Schein
posted by KevinSkomsvold at 9:59 AM on February 23, 2007

I just hand-edited my local copy of the mefi navigator script as matthowie describes above, and it seems to be working again - yay
posted by exogenous at 10:10 AM on February 23, 2007

I've received a few emails about the Mefi Navigator script: an updated version is available here.
posted by matthewr at 10:12 AM on February 23, 2007

exogenous, if you just changed the URLs the script is triggered on, you may find unfortunate side effects, where the script runs on Mefi pages that it shouldn't (like the homepage, or FAQ or whatever). GM doesn't allow regex in the URLs, so I had to modify the script itself to make it work only on the correct pages.
posted by matthewr at 10:15 AM on February 23, 2007

Metafilthy has been updated to work with the new URLs too.
posted by Mitheral at 10:15 AM on February 23, 2007

Thanks matthewr - I actually like some of the behavior of the script on the unintended pages. For example, it made both of matthowie's posts on the metatalk front page very visible. But I will install your updated version if my script-kiddie-level edit gets annoying.
posted by exogenous at 10:36 AM on February 23, 2007

matthewr: your link is broken, here's the correct one
posted by fjom at 1:13 PM on February 23, 2007

Thanks, fjom.
posted by matthewr at 5:09 PM on February 23, 2007

Firefox is sooooooooooooo this morning.
posted by Effigy2000 at 10:31 PM on February 23, 2007

Effigy2000: "Firefox is sooooooooooooo this morning."

Your comment is sooooooooo one hour ago (yeah, I got the auto-update. :::wink:::)
posted by KevinSkomsvold at 12:00 AM on February 24, 2007

If you're refering to my quote script, I've not had any problems with it. What other Greasemonkey scripts do you have that apply to MetaFilter? (Right click the monkey face in the status bar, and tell me all of the checked user scripts.)

Deleted posts and contact contributions needed some updating recently, though.
posted by Plutor at 4:09 AM on February 24, 2007

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