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A User Script for Ignoring babblers

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B9sus4
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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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Chrome for Mac beta now has extensions, bookmark sync  Google's Chrome browser for Mac operating system enabling users to make use of browser extensions and java scripts - 40,000 free scripts at userscripts.org


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


Michelle
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Joined: Jul 27 2001

People seem to manage that well enough without a button.


al-Qa'bong
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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
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Haha, my rabble reaction to Oldgoat was to snort beer into my lap. 


Fidel
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Joined: Apr 29 2004

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
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I use both Firefox and Microsoft Something.


Fidel
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When your FF browser is pointed to this page, you should see a number of tabs from left to right labelled: About, Source Code, Reviews etc. If you're on the 'About' tab, you should see the green install button. And clicking it should produce a smaller installation dialog box/window. But you say you're seeing nothing but javascript source code. That's strange. Do you have greasemonkey installed as a firefox addon?

Download Firefox 3.6.2

Download Greasemonkey Works with Firefox 1.5 – 3.6.*


RosaL
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And what version of firefox do you have? 


al-Qa'bong
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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.


Fidel
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IE7Pro 2.4.8 is available for Microsoft IE browsers(Gee I only have 2.4.7). That will enable you to run this script for use with just Microsoft's IE browser and IE7Pro installed as an addon.  I'm not sure if theyve fixed some of the issues or not. I don't recommend IE7Pro 2.4.8 though because I haven't tried it. And it looks like some people posting feedback to that site are reporting software glitches already.

An' for what it's worth, I think the issues theyre experiencing have more to do with Innoshock guys dealing with MS secrecy wrt MS's proprietary source code. It's a nice addon with a lot of bells and whistles, and I think it should be a more efficient addon because of the way third party s/w vendors are able to hook into(use the same) main code segment the browser itself uses. That's slick. I think IE7Pro will be a nice addon with some bug fixes in future. And they do have previous versions for download, too, bottom of the front page on that site.


al-Qa'bong
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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
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Joined: Apr 29 2004

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.
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Script Users:

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


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


j.m.
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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
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Fidel
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IEPro v.2.5.1 released June 2nd 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.


Fidel
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j.m. wrote:

Script Users:

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

I should have said something then. But I think it can sometimes be entertaining when you roll up your sleeves and customize web pages to your own choosiness. I probably won't be doing this ever again, but it was kind of fun doing this ignore script. Learning new things is fun sometimes. This is freebie code now owned by all babblers and isn't all that sophisticated. You might want to add features to this script, or even begin anew to do something cool and different to share with others. I'd never written a javascript before this and knew nothing about DOM structure for HTML pages, or the web page information received by our web browsers and displayed on our screens like so much magic. It's cool to wrench around with and change things to suit yourself. There is a tool for Firefox web browsers that really helps to understand the html code and tags buried deep in the middle of web pages. The page inspector for Firefox is a freebie download too, Firebug. It has so many bells and whistles that I never had a chance to look at them all. It allows you to "X-ray" the web page of interest, and even to debug your own javascript which might act on and effect your personalized changes to the way a web page appears after its received by your machine but before its displayed by your browser, if that's what you're wanting to do. But that tool was what helped me as a newbie to HTML coding and scripting to understand what I wanted to point to within the page so as to understand which specific information I needed to access, like div elements and sub-elements nested even deeper within those general tags. The structures tend to encapsulate a broad data structure and moving toward the more specific information of a general category, like everything in author's pane or whatever. Looking at the DOM structure of a web page is like disassembling a Russian doll within a doll within a number of larger to smaller dolls kind of thing. IE8 has its own built-in tools for inspecting the page structure and debugging small javascript programs: IE Tools It's kind of neat to monkey around with in your spare time even if you don't write any code. So, go for it! Absolutely.


KenS
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Joined: Aug 6 2001

Dumb question, because I'm puzzled by this on a practical level.

I dont very often get to the point of wanting to completely ignore particular people. But when I do, I just skip over their posts.

Is there some advantage I'm missing to making their posts totally dissapear?

Or is it that people just read down before looking at who is speaking?

Or.... ?


Fidel
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Joined: Apr 29 2004

You're absolutely right, Ken. You aren't missing anything. Some people can simply choose not to read another's posts. And other people just like to have choices. It's all about choices really.


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