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Monkey-Riding-A-Pony-Filter: What are your indispensable MeFi-related Greasemonkey scripts?

There seem to be a lot of GreaseMonkey scripts coming up on-demand in MeTa threads for specific problems/issues/requests. Many of these never make it to a central repository. So, let's hear it. What was cooked up here for your benefit?

Yes, I know it's a chimp.
posted by griphus to MetaFilter-Related at 8:45 AM (71 comments total) 26 users marked this as a favorite

MetaFilter unicorn and narwhal buttons! So fabulous.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 8:46 AM on September 14, 2010 [7 favorites]


Mefi Deleted Posts. I'm new here, and it's a fantastic way of finding out what just does not fly.
posted by Ahab at 8:49 AM on September 14, 2010 [4 favorites]


could someone link to the deleted post script?
posted by Think_Long at 8:50 AM on September 14, 2010


MefiQuote is amazing and I love it.

Think_Long: "could someone link to the deleted post script?"

Here you go.
posted by specialagentwebb at 8:51 AM on September 14, 2010


Here it is.

Specifically, I'm looking for scripts not on userscripts.org.
posted by griphus at 8:52 AM on September 14, 2010


Why would there be scripts not on userscripts? It takes about a minute to upload one.
posted by smackfu at 8:53 AM on September 14, 2010


Here's the page for scripts on the wiki. If people want to add scripts that may not already be there, that would be great.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 8:53 AM on September 14, 2010


I clicked my monkey and now it's sad.
posted by charred husk at 8:54 AM on September 14, 2010




Mefi Navigator (linked on the wiki) is the bomb. It is indispensable in crazy long threads.
posted by peachfuzz at 9:07 AM on September 14, 2010


pb made this half-pony, half-monkey monster to please you.
posted by grobstein at 9:10 AM on September 14, 2010 [3 favorites]


Deleted thread, unicorn and narwhal, mark contact contributions, mark librarian contributions.
posted by box at 9:14 AM on September 14, 2010


Metafilter Scroll Tag is crazy useful, it tracks your last scroll position in any thread. Super useful for jumping back and forward in long threads.
posted by Happy Dave at 9:31 AM on September 14, 2010


I like the script that does the stuff. `cept it's "secret" you know. Don't click it.
posted by blue_beetle at 9:35 AM on September 14, 2010


My favorite script besides the ones already mentioned [unicorn/narwhal and librarian one] is this one I made.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 9:42 AM on September 14, 2010 [2 favorites]


For obvious vanity reasons, I am partial to UserNotes. (Thanks again, jacalata! You rock!)

I didn't know there were scripts not on the wiki/UserScripts.org.
posted by pineapple at 9:46 AM on September 14, 2010


For those of you, like me, running Firefox 4 beta, there are Greasemonkey nightly builds available. I'm running the 2010-09-13 build on that list, and it's working great. Phew.

If anyone has any feature requests for any of my scripts, this is as good of a place as any to put them. I don't have a great handle on which of my scripts run in either Opera or Chrome, since I don't use either of them other than to test scripts when people complain, so if there's any compatibility problems there, too, let me know.

My favorite script is MeFi Steak, by far.
posted by Plutor at 9:59 AM on September 14, 2010


Okay, the nightly isn't working perfectly. But it's a step in the right direction.
posted by Plutor at 10:01 AM on September 14, 2010


I like your script, Jessamyn. But it needs more Canada! Milk jugs to milk bags, for example.

I think most things could use a little more Canada, though, so I am probably biased.
posted by adipocere at 10:17 AM on September 14, 2010 [1 favorite]


I love the comment dividers script. No idea where I found it, tho. Hrm.
posted by elizardbits at 10:25 AM on September 14, 2010


derp

http://userscripts.org/scripts/show/9549
posted by elizardbits at 10:26 AM on September 14, 2010


No love for Chrome?
posted by desjardins at 10:38 AM on September 14, 2010


I just dropped by to tell Rhomboid and Plutor that they are fabulous human beings and I daily am grateful for their existence.
posted by bearwife at 10:40 AM on September 14, 2010 [1 favorite]


pb made this half-pony, half-monkey monster to please you.

I can't believe it took me this long to draw this.
posted by The Whelk at 10:40 AM on September 14, 2010 [6 favorites]


I use the deleted post script and the avatar-display script, which actually don't work together very well on the front page but which are otherwise indispensible.
posted by Navelgazer at 10:42 AM on September 14, 2010


Is there something that would let me display little notes based on my opinions next to certain usernames? I don't mean usernotes because I'm not looking for stored messages and I want something that would display the text automatically like a script that would put a little personalized highlighted message next to the people I chose that says something like "Guy With Whom I Am Friends" or "Be Warned This Person Might Make You Mad -- Do Not Respond!" or "Insightful", just little visual reminders to myself. It's not that I don't remember these things, it's just helpful to see it. Also, sometimes there are people I find really irritating and I'd feel better if my computer agreed with me; it would help me fight down my urge to call them out in the thread as being inane dingbats if I saw that they were already marked as dingbats, even if only I could see it.
posted by Mrs. Pterodactyl at 10:52 AM on September 14, 2010


desjardins: "No love for Chrome?"

The fact that Mefi Navigator doesn't work in Chrome is one of the main things keeping me running Firefox.
posted by octothorpe at 10:55 AM on September 14, 2010


Also just dropping in to thank Plutor, as I am running several of his scripts. Thanks dude!
posted by I am the Walrus at 10:59 AM on September 14, 2010


I can't believe it took me this long to draw this.

Oh sweet, they're making another Silent Hill game.
posted by cortex (staff) at 11:03 AM on September 14, 2010


A monkey riding a tiger is the ultimate weapin.
posted by Mister_A at 11:17 AM on September 14, 2010


Ooh that thing The Whelk drew is known as a Simtaur.
posted by Mister_A at 11:18 AM on September 14, 2010


Sometimes called "Chimtaur."
posted by Mister_A at 11:19 AM on September 14, 2010


Mrs. Pterodactyl - User notes does that. You just need to turn on "site wide notes" and it will give you a little pop up message box when you hover over people's names.
posted by stoneweaver at 11:20 AM on September 14, 2010


Will it? I didn't realize, thanks! Can you also get it to display automatically or do you always need to hover?
posted by Mrs. Pterodactyl at 11:28 AM on September 14, 2010


Agreeing with stoneweaver -- UserNotes provides exactly the functionality you want.
posted by pineapple at 11:36 AM on September 14, 2010


I really love Backbars on social link-sites, which adds a non-distracting "ambient bar chart" behind the comments line of each post on the Blue. It's very unobtrusive and lets you quickly see which posts have the most comments. Hard to describe, but try it!

Just wish it worked on AskMe and the other subsites, too.
posted by oulipian at 11:57 AM on September 14, 2010


Huh. I installed User Notes and turned on site wide notes, but as long as I have any profile pic script running (either Grumblebee's original or the revision by skynxnex), the notes don't appear on hover. So to see one or the other, I actually have to *sob* click on a link and wait a second. Oh, the tragedy.

Now that I have all my scripts stacked up again -- whee! -- I should point out that Navigator may choke really, really badly on long threads. You have to make the monkey sad before you dare go into any longboat.*

* If you understood this sentence, you spend too much time here.

(And now that I've tested by searching for "sexism" in MeTa -- maybe not so bad. It took several seconds to load up a thread with over 1000 comments, but my browser didn't crash. Hoorah!)
posted by maudlin at 12:06 PM on September 14, 2010


I love the backbar script too. Thank you elzr!
posted by bearwife at 12:09 PM on September 14, 2010


Now that I have all my scripts staqueed up again

Huh? Ah! Forgot about that one.
posted by maudlin at 12:11 PM on September 14, 2010


A monkey riding a tiger is the ultimate weapin.
posted by Mister_A An hour ago [+]


A monkey ridin a tiger is ultimately weepin.
posted by Ahab at 12:54 PM on September 14, 2010 [1 favorite]


BTW, this is my current Greasemonkey todo list, which I almost never get to work on.
posted by Plutor at 1:01 PM on September 14, 2010


If anyone has any feature requests for any of my scripts, this is as good of a place as any to put them.

Not really a feature request as much as a bug report, I think, but when I try to remove a thread from recent activity with MetaFilter Hide Threads in "My Comments" enabled, it just takes me here, and doesn't remove the thread. This is in Firefox.

Also, thanks for all the scripts. They're awesome.
posted by maqsarian at 1:06 PM on September 14, 2010


Now I want to know if it's worse to have a "bad" user note attached to your name or no user note at all.
posted by maxwelton at 1:39 PM on September 14, 2010


So, this isn't about MonkeyFilter? or even 9622?
posted by theora55 at 1:46 PM on September 14, 2010


Metafilter Recent Activity Summary by Fishbike is awesome. At the top of the Recent Activity page it collapses your recent activity like so...
----------
The Old Man and the C Drive
latest comment posted by [member name] [XX] ago [+]

The Zap Gun
latest comment posted by [member name] [XX] ago [+]

the United States has blundered into the 9/11 snare with one overreaction after another.
latest comment posted by [member name] [XX] ago [+]
--------...

...for your most recent 25 (adjustable I suspect) threads. The title links to the top of the thread as if you were opening it for the first time, [member name] is the name of the member that made the most recent comment in the thread and the [XX] ago links to that comment. Your recent activity is shown as usual just below the summary. (the screen cap on the userscript download page doesn't show this)

Used in tandem with (my other favorite) the Metafilter Scroll Tag by Plutor installed you are two clicks from exactly where you last left off in a thread that you were active in.

I am surprised more people haven't at least downloaded it and given it a try - it's awesome.
posted by vapidave at 2:08 PM on September 14, 2010


Metafilter MultiFavorited Multiwidth (61012) is great for scanning long threads.
posted by Paragon at 2:09 PM on September 14, 2010 [3 favorites]


For those of you, like me, running Firefox 4 beta, there are Greasemonkey nightly builds available. I'm running the 2010-09-13 build on that list, and it's working great. Phew.

Thank you, thank, thank you.



I missed you little monkey.
posted by tallus at 2:15 PM on September 14, 2010


Paragon: "Metafilter MultiFavorited Multiwidth (61012) is great for scanning long threads."

What does it do? There doesn't seem to be a description at UserScripts. I've installed it and browsed around various threads but nothing looks different.

Maybe it just clears out my bank account and moves to the Bahamas?
posted by DarlingBri at 3:14 PM on September 14, 2010


Another version by Deathalicious has the description - basically, it adds a bar to the left side of comments with multiple favourites. The more comments, the larger the bar.
posted by Paragon at 3:30 PM on September 14, 2010


...er, that should be, the more favourites, the larger the bar. This is what it looks like.
posted by Paragon at 3:36 PM on September 14, 2010


That looks like such a pretty pony!

My pony doesn't work :(
posted by DarlingBri at 3:48 PM on September 14, 2010


At the top of the Recent Activity page it collapses your recent activity like so [...] for your most recent 25 (adjustable I suspect) threads.

Actually my script just builds a summary at the top of any recent activity page out of what's already on the page... so it's adjustable only in the sense that if pb changes the page to put more or fewer entries on it, the summary will get bigger or smaller to match.

I do have a couple of features to add, and a bug to fix at some point... but that probably describes every greasemonkey script ever written.
posted by FishBike at 4:32 PM on September 14, 2010


If anyone can fix UserNotes and Mefi Navigator so they work for Mac Chromium, I'd probably be able to ditch Firefox completely and would be much, much happier for it.
posted by subbes at 6:47 PM on September 14, 2010 [1 favorite]


I have an actual greased monkey that dances in front of the screen while I read Metafilter.
posted by qvantamon at 6:51 PM on September 14, 2010


yeah, keep it in your pants, dude.
posted by gman at 6:53 PM on September 14, 2010 [1 favorite]


I've made a number of Greasemonkey Scripts, most of them for Metafilter. I've put the two most useful (I think) ones up on the wiki page.
posted by Deathalicious at 7:13 PM on September 14, 2010


I have any profile pic script running (either Grumblebee's original or the revision by skynxnex)

I have quit developing it -- mostly because I've been busy/lazy, but partly because matthowie said it was a drain on server (or something like that). I would love it if there was a less resource-intensive way to make it happen.
posted by grumblebee at 8:02 PM on September 14, 2010


mdevore created one that shows you who favorited a comment (not posts) upon mouse hover. I love it. Discussed here, and here's a screenshot.
posted by kev23f at 12:29 AM on September 15, 2010


I love Diediedead. It's a killfile script, so you can add a specific users name and their comments never appear in any thread.
posted by Solomon at 4:52 AM on September 15, 2010 [1 favorite]


mark librarian contributions.

Sometimes I think you people are planning something.
posted by middleclasstool at 7:09 AM on September 15, 2010


There's this great killfile script called Diediedead. You can add specific users' names and you never see any comments from them again.
posted by gleuschk at 9:36 AM on September 15, 2010 [1 favorite]


mark librarian contributions.

shouldn't that be marc librarian contributions?
posted by Rumple at 10:56 AM on September 15, 2010 [2 favorites]


Metafilter: keep it in your pants, dude.
posted by FlyingMonkey at 2:09 PM on September 16, 2010


I've got a version of MeFi navigator that works for Chrome (on the Mac, at any rate). I'll try get ogg my ass tonight and post it to bitbucket so others can benefit. I'll then amend the wiki.
posted by ChrisR at 7:39 PM on September 17, 2010


Rumple: "shouldn't that be marc librarian contributions"

NO THANK YOU WE ARE USING OUR OWN METAFILTER METADATA

it's pb core
posted by subbes at 7:51 PM on September 17, 2010 [2 favorites]


Okay, MeFi Navigator (Chrome Edition!) is up, hosted at BitBucket, here

I can't vouch for it with certainty; I haven't exactly done any Chrome extension development, but it's worked for me since I switched from Firefox.
posted by ChrisR at 8:20 PM on September 17, 2010


ChrisR, maybe I'm a little slow here but what kind of file is that? Chrome doesn't seem to recognize a .crx file as a script.
posted by octothorpe at 7:07 AM on September 18, 2010


The .crx file is an extension; when you open it, Chrome should offer to install it as an extension (it does for me, running Chrome 6 stable)
posted by ChrisR at 7:14 AM on September 18, 2010


Thanks, I did figure it out. I ended up having to type file:///C:/users/octothorpe/Downloads into the address bar since Chrome doesn't seem to have a File->Open File feature.
posted by octothorpe at 7:31 AM on September 18, 2010


Everything's coming up Milhouse!
posted by subbes at 10:39 AM on September 18, 2010


ChrisR - worked fine for me, thanks a lot! This will probably mean I go to Chrome full time now since it is so much faster than the bloatware firefox has become.
posted by Rumple at 11:19 AM on September 18, 2010


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