Mefiquote - help! February 11, 2016 10:26 AM   Subscribe

Need some help getting Mefiquote script running again.

I recently had to move to a new PC and to reinstall everything. On the old PC, the (great) Mefiquote script worked fine. On the new one it doesn't - when Quote is clicked, the page moves down to the Comment box as normal, but then the box remains blank. Any thoughts as to what to do?

* Win7, Firefox 44 (same as before)
* Using the fixed version of the script (also same as before)
* Behavior is the same on all subsites, and whether attempting to quote the FPP or a comment.
* My other MeFi scripts (MeFi Navigator, Howls of Outrage, Mondo Image, Metafilter Scroll Tag) seem to be working fine.

Fully understood scripts are not MF supported; this is a request to the crowd. I'm sure there's some obvious setting I have wrong, but not sure what?
posted by Chrysostom to MetaFilter-Related at 10:26 AM (12 comments total)

Having dealt with this recently, are you using the classic style or the modern style?

The updated script you linked doesn't work on the classic style. Here's a copy that works on classic. To install, click on the "Raw" button in the upper right hand corner just above the text.
posted by t3h933k at 10:48 AM on February 11, 2016 [2 favorites]

That's it, thank you!
posted by Chrysostom at 10:53 AM on February 11, 2016

I am now commandeering this thread to once again call for a semi-official repository of known-good MeFi scripts.
posted by Rock Steady at 11:15 AM on February 11, 2016 [1 favorite]

Sorry Rock Steady, I don't think that's in the cards. Some of the scripts that people want to use are things that MetaFilter doesn't want to encourage. Setting up an official spot for them would look like an endorsement.

There is a page with Grasemonkey Scripts & Plugins at the Wiki. MetaFilter doesn't run the wiki but we do link to it in quite a few places. I think that could be considered a semi-official repository. I'm not sure how actively it's maintained, but it's a space people could work on.
posted by pb (staff) at 11:31 AM on February 11, 2016

This Mefi Quoting bookmarklet from 2008 doesn't require Greasemonkey and should work with both the classic and new themes, though I haven't tested your particular Win7, Firefox 44 setup. Just highlight the text to be quoted and then click the bookmarklet.
posted by Jeff Howard at 12:11 PM on February 11, 2016 [3 favorites]

Which scripts don't you want to encourage? Asking for a friend
posted by Ned G at 3:51 PM on February 11, 2016

That's just it, we don't want to be in the script-judging business.
posted by pb (staff) at 4:10 PM on February 11, 2016 [1 favorite]

If you want script-judging, you should be over here.
posted by GenjiandProust at 5:34 PM on February 11, 2016 [1 favorite]

A Mefite wrote Make Link for Firefox years ago. It still works wonderfully.
posted by scruss at 9:13 AM on February 12, 2016

I edited the mefiquote script to work on the modern theme:

* Create a new greasemonkey/tampermonkey script
* Paste the contents of this into it
* Save it

This works for me with tampermonkey in chrome. It should work with greasemonkey in firefox, etc.
posted by double block and bleed at 2:25 PM on February 12, 2016

Well, that was a serious reading comprehension failure on my part.
posted by double block and bleed at 2:27 PM on February 12, 2016

That's just it, we don't want to be in the script-judging business.

Just say you're in the apple business Jack!
posted by ActingTheGoat at 8:47 PM on February 12, 2016

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