A User Script for Ignoring babblers

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Fidel
A User Script for Ignoring babblers

This is for [url=http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/personal.html]Firefox[/url] browser users who have [url=https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/748]Greasemonkey[/url] installed as an add-on.
Go to the following web address:

http://userscripts.org/scripts/show/59253

Click on the green-ish button with black font labelled "Install" It's in the upper right-hand corner of the page. You can view the source code and comments before installing. It's a

The script also works with the [url=http://www.opera.com/download]Opera browser[/url] as well as [url=http://www.google.com/chrome/index.html?hl=en&brand=CHMA&utm_campaign=en... Chrome browser[/url]. Interested babblers WILL NOT need Greasemonkey add-on for either of those browsers in order for the script to work. I'll post the installation instructions for these latter two browsers later if anyone's interested. I have to go the pharmacy and then the grocery store before I do anything else. First babbler to install and get working wins the big prize. It is very high tech, but I think babblers are ready for this. Enjoy, it's yours, and you owe me $9.95. Just kidding! Smile

Frustrated Mess Frustrated Mess's picture

Thanks.

Boom Boom Boom Boom's picture

Is there an ignore function available anywhere for users of IE7/Win Vista that will work on this board?  I'd like to ignore myself.Tongue out

Stargazer

Fidel, great work on the script. Now if only Winblows 7 would allow it.

Boom Boom Boom Boom's picture

I'm not computer-savvy enough to try other browsers, although I did go to Firefox on my old computer,and didn't like it at all. I've had absolutely no trouble with either Windows Vista or IE7, other than he fact that I've sent money to a horrible corporation.

Fidel

If it's a matter of keeping your old bookmarks, I believe you can import those into either Opera or chrome. Not sure about FF though. I added IEPro addon to IE8, and it's a resource hog. Talk about slowing things down. Right now I have three different browsers installed and working with the same userscript installed in three different Windows folders. It works with three different browsers on my PC running on top of Vista. I admit it wasnt intuitive for me or very easy to get it to run with Opera or Chrome. I can find my way around most Unix file systems, and I must say that Windows Vista must be somewhat confusing for the average Windows user. I've got to stop and think about what in heck I'm trying to do when something doesnt run right. Nobody is interested in snooping around my stuff on my PC running Vista Home, so why all the added file security clap trap? It's ridiculous.

Fidel

Does anyone have this working yet? If anyone has questions, please feel free to ask away. You can post your question here or even PM me. I'll do my best to help you get it running for any one of the three internet browsers mentioned above.

Michelle

It works perfectly for me!  Now I never have to see Unionist's posts again!

(Just kidding.  I won't be blocking anyone - I just tested it out on Unionist because I remembered a few threads he had posted in and wanted to go from thread to thread to test it out.  I love Unionist.  Really. :) )

Thanks for this, Fidel!  I hope it's helpful to those who feel the need to use it.

Michelle

P.S. Firefox really is an excellent browser.  The first time I tried it, a few years ago, I hated it too.  But now it's really great, and I never use IE anymore for anything. And the good thing is, you can add scripts like this SO easily in Firefox, whereas IE is a pain in the ass to add anything to.  It's so worth switching, not just for the politics of it (which is reason enough) but because it's a superior product.

radiorahim radiorahim's picture

Nice work Fidel!

There are babblers still using Micro$oft Internet Explorer?   Gee...haven't been around as much lately...guess I have some work to do Laughing

 

Unionist

Has anyone seen Michelle around lately?

 

Michelle

Heh.

nussy

I use Google Chrome.......fast and easy to use

 

http://www.google.com/chrome

Michelle

Seriously, though.  I want to thank Fidel for creating this tool.  I think it's really neat that he saw an issue and actually took time out of his life to create a really neat little app that could help people resolve it and enjoy the site more.

In a way, even though I've been jokingly wishing for just this for years, I have mixed feelings about the use of it now that it's here.  But I do think that it could be an extremely useful "cooling off" tool when people just feel they can't get along with another babbler, no matter how hard they try to overcome their annoyance or whatever other emotion gets triggered by the other person.

I don't think people will be using this tool extensively (at least I hope not, in that I hope there isn't widespread NEED for it), but I think it can be a really useful little gadget.  And I'm really impressed with how well it works.

Thanks very much, Fidel, for your contribution and your dedication to the site.

Fidel

Okay great. I just wanted to make sure that someone is able to run this other than me. I don't think most people will need to use it either. I actually have no one on my lowbies list right now. I began wondering why I was monkeying around with this script when I realized I can't stay miffed at anyone longer than a couple of days anway. Must be middle age creep, or something. And then I realized that it's not only for my benefit. If anyone was to become really digusted with, say, my posts and my off the wall comments from time to time, they can just turn me off. They can say to themselves, I've had enough of Fidel's atrocious spelling and awful grammar today, I just can't take it anymore. And then click me off. And I don't have to feel bad about, because I won't know. Smile

Fidel

This is for babblers using the [url=http://www.microsoft.com/windows/Internet-explorer/default.aspx]IE8 browser[/url] and have downloaded and installed [url=http://www.ie7pro.com/]IEPro addon[/url] for Internet Explorer.

Oops! I will try to post a link to install a user script that works with IE later today. An unforseen error just occurred, and I'll have to look at it later.

 

G. Muffin

Just curious how this works.  Say I'm choosing to ignore babbler x.  So his posts disappear.  What about babbler y who quotes babbler x?  Does that part of babbler y's post disappear?

Fidel

G. Pie wrote:

Just curious how this works.  Say I'm choosing to ignore babbler x.  So his posts disappear.  What about babbler y who quotes babbler x?  Does that part of babbler y's post disappear?

No, it's not that sophisticated, but I believe it could be done though with some effort. Not by me though. There is a second hyperlink labelled on/off for each author's pane(except moderators) to toggle the comments display of any babbler manually. That way you can click off individual posts at random in addition to those posters in your "hidebabbler" list, which is the name of the cookie created and stored in the same folder as your other rabble cookies.

 

Fidel

Okay, this is for that one babbler who's been installing the script over and over and dinging up the install count. I added a few new lines of script for errer cheking porpoises. It's supposed to handle crazy usernames with parentheses and those long ones that are truncated in the author's pane but not in the page where quoted. Anyway, it doesn't work sometimes for me with IE8, and I don't know why but it has something to do with how IE8 handles cookies. If it does break, it seems to be that the cookie and tab process become discombobulated for some reason. Try deleting the hidebabbler cookie in your IE8 Windows/Microsoft/AppData/The script changes seem to work a-ok with FF, Chrome and Opera though. Go figure.

In IE8, the approximate path to your cookies looks something like this:

C:\Users\JohnQ babbler\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Cookies  

Vista Windows folder and file Explorer won't show me the folders deeper than ...\AppData\... and so I have to type it in to the Explorer window as a text path. Or you can go through IE8 "Options" from the drop down menue, choose General tab, delete button to delete all cookies, OR choose the button beside it, Settings and then "View Files" to see your hidebabbler cookie. And just delete that cookie if necessary.

Michelle

Hey, I'll be able to use this in 11 days!  :D 

Oh...I'm just kidding.

Seriously though - thanks for your work, Fidel.

G. Muffin

Fidel, what about using our Internal Spam Filters? 

Stargazer

Fidel, thanks for the newest update. You can be assured that your script works with FF and Windblows 7!!

Sven Sven's picture

I'm not technically savvy enough to fiddle with this, although it sounds like a very cool little tool, Fidel!

I use a low-tech version: There are one or two babblers whose posts I simply ignore.  Generally it works quite nicely!! Tongue out

G. Muffin

Sven wrote:
I use a low-tech version: There are one or two babblers whose posts I simply ignore.  Generally it works quite nicely!!

Me, too, and that's what I meant by using my Internal Spam Filter (TM). 

Not naming names, of course, but if I don't respond to a particular thread participant in a thread that clearly engages me (say on psychiatry or civil liberties or some such), it doesn't mean I didn't read their, er, "contribution."

As my dear father often says "I don't have time to read every piece of crap that's put in front of me."  And he's a professional!  A Ph.D. for Goodness' Sake.  Just sayin'.

Fidel

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Fidel
B9sus4 B9sus4's picture

And it goes without saying, the "low tech version" suggested by Mr. Sven is infinitely more democratic than silencing opponents through complicated technological gimmicks. Just sayin'.

Fidel

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G. Muffin

Boom Boom wrote:

I'm not computer-savvy enough to try other browsers, although I did go to Firefox on my old computer,and didn't like it at all. I've had absolutely no trouble with either Windows Vista or IE7, other than he fact that I've sent money to a horrible corporation.

Google Chrome's a piece of cake to install and to compare it to IE is like ... [insert clever analogy here].

Fidel

Cake is hard, or at least it is for me. Easy as pie? I just follow the directions on the package of Tenderflake lard for the pie crust. Flatten it out in a pie dish and freezing will sometimes produce a puffy pie crust. Apple and blueberry are my faves. Top with French vanilla ice cream, or even Carnation evaporated milk? It's all good.

G. Muffin

Nothing easy about pi, Fidel. She's irrational.

Michelle

Hey all.  Just bumping this thread to highlight how useful this user script can be.  Seriously, I'm not being sarcastic.  Lowers the blood pressure, and if you find that one or two people's posts are consistently making you nuts (I'm sure we all have them, and I'm sure I'm on at least a couple of other people's lists), you can "be your own mod" and make them disappear.  It's pretty cool.

ebodyknows ebodyknows's picture

G. Muffin wrote:

Nothing easy about pi, Fidel. She's irrational.

:D I love this.

What if we can't get enough of some users?

Hey Fidel can you write a script that will make random G. Muffin posts appear in whatever thread we are reading?

I'd appologize to all those I've been agrivating...but you wouldn't be able to see it anyway.  Oh well, More apologies for me I guess.

Fidel

Yes, random posts are doable. Maybe a site bot, or something. But I don't think we could capture the spirit of G.Pie as easily. There's only one G.Pie, and I don't have the specs.

ebodyknows ebodyknows's picture

I hope you don't think I meant anything like generating random posts.  I mean can you just insert posts written by G.muffin into the threads I am reading...with link to the proper context would be good.  There is just not enough pie in the threads I've been following.

al-Qa'bong

Michelle wrote:

Hey all.  Just bumping this thread to highlight how useful this user script can be.  Seriously, I'm not being sarcastic.  Lowers the blood pressure, and if you find that one or two people's posts are consistently making you nuts (I'm sure we all have them, and I'm sure I'm on at least a couple of other people's lists), you can "be your own mod" and make them disappear.  It's pretty cool.

 

Is there an easy way to install this, for those of us who don't know much about computers?

RosaL

al-Qa'bong wrote:

Is there an easy way to install this, for those of us who don't know much about computers?

All you have to do is click on a button. (But note that you can't 'ignore' moderators Wink.)

oldgoat

People seem to manage that well enough without a button.

al-Qa'bong

Did somebody say something?

 

OK, which button Rosa?  I clicked on that green "Install" button, then was directed to a page of programming language.

Farmpunk

Haha, my rabble reaction to Oldgoat was to snort beer into my lap. 

Fidel

Al-Qa'bong, I've sent you a PM. Maybe together we can figure out how to install it.

After clicking the green install button, a smaller window should appear with three buttons across the buttom and labelled: Install, Show script source, and cancel.

I just tried clicking the green install button on userscripts.org, and I did get the source code page right away. But it happened while I was using the Opera browser, which is a slightly different installation procedure. The install button should work with Google Chrome or Firefox. Which browser are you using?

al-Qa'bong

I use both Firefox and Microsoft Something.

RosaL

And what version of firefox do you have? 

al-Qa'bong

I don't have "greasemonkey."  I suppose I need it, huh?

Geez, "greasemonkey"?

That's a rather classist term.  I prefer "Automotive Service Tech." or "Mechanic."

I'm at home now, with Windows Whatever.  Firefox is at work, although the tech. installed it last fall, so itmust be a recent version.  I'll have to check in later.

al-Qa'bong

I don't know about adding on anything.  I'm a little leery about that stuff, since a virus ate the guts out of my hard drive over Christmas.

Fidel

Well that's no good. Sorry to hear about that. I get all my security stuff from Shaw cable included with the deal. They over-charge me for packaged services, and I don't have to worry about viruses. Much. I've been getting a number of firewall alerts about attempted tcp connections to my machine from somewhere in New York. I've sent the ISP down there all the details of the attempted connects, but nothing from those dead-heads so far. I'm thinkin if whoever it is doesn't cut it out, there's going to be trouble.

j.m.

Script Users:

It is much more entertaining using the script when you change the word 'lowbies' to 'numpties' in the code.

al-Qa'bong

Numpties?  Geez, then half the people here don't read my stuff.

j.m.

What was that, al-Qa'bong? For some reason I can't see your posts! 

Hah, j/k. If you are reading my posts and responding to them in three minutes or less then there must be a bug in the script Tongue out

Fidel
Fidel

[url=http://www.ie7pro.com/download.php]IEPro v.2.5.1 released June 2nd[/url] That one babbler who actually uses this script with IEPro, or perhaps they just use IEPro,  may want to try it. And let us know your likes and dislikes, concerns, fears, hopes for the future of the world and whatever. I still have 2.4.8 installed with IE but am using a different browser altogether.

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