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New Ignore Feature! (kinda)

Post by PaulH » April 13th, 2006, 2:20 pm

(edit: I gave this post a bad title at first - I don't want you to ignore it!)

We're finding that the options for installing an 'ignore user' option are quite intimidating, but I do have an alternative for now:

1. Use Firefox (if you're on Windows you really should anyway):
http://www.mozilla.com/firefox/

2. Install the greasemonkey extension:
http://greasemonkey.mozdev.org/

3. Restart firefox, then right-click the following link and choose 'Install User script...'
http://s93731204.onlinehome.us/firefox/ ... re.user.js

Once installed you'll find a little [X] next to a user's ID. Click it, and watch the world transform into a happier place. Probably*

For more technical users - There is an extension version of this script available, but I couldn't get it to work. See this thread (http://forums.mozillazine.org/viewtopic.php?t=236218) for more details.

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Woot!!!

Post by Sasha » April 13th, 2006, 4:01 pm

You rock !!!

Thank you. It works very nicely.

(I'll try the 'advanced user' thingy later.)
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Post by Godfried » April 13th, 2006, 4:35 pm

I had to restart Firefox after installing the user script, :wink:

and now there are 302 posts missing. :oops:

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Post by whp4 » April 13th, 2006, 5:18 pm

Godfried wrote:I had to restart Firefox after installing the user script, :wink:

and now there are 302 posts missing. :oops:
What a coincidence - the top poster has made precisely 302 posts as of this writing. I think I know who you ignored :)

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Thanks!

Post by tjod » April 13th, 2006, 5:28 pm

Works great!

Signal to noise ratio has been vastly improved.

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Re: New Ignore Feature! (kinda)

Post by Alissa » April 13th, 2006, 5:41 pm

PaulH wrote:

I'm looking forward to trying this when I get home, but am hoping that the "for now" means that you're still pursuing an "ignore" feature that will work with IE, since that's all I can use to access during the day. :(

But thank you for your diligence in pursuing an interim step...I expect to be very happy when I get home and can try this too! B)

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Post by PaulH » April 13th, 2006, 6:04 pm

Alissa (and all)

One of the issues with the solution that the UK site implemented is that not only is it an in-depth install, but it appears it needs to be redone every time you install a security fix. Security, unsurprisingly, will come first, so it means a lot of extra work and possible mistakes to keep the solution going. But no, we haven't given up on the idea!

Cheers, Paul

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Post by Sasha » April 14th, 2006, 1:29 pm

Also it lives and still works after today's Firefox upgrade (to 1.5.0.2).

You folks using IE? Stop. If it is at work, lobby for a decent browser.
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Post by RowtheRockies » April 14th, 2006, 5:42 pm

Please excuse my ignorance but what is wrong with IE that makes Firefox better. Is it Security? I'm guessing it is.
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Post by Sasha » April 14th, 2006, 5:45 pm

It is largely security. It is also many of the features, for example tabs, built in RSS reader, and the like. And it is the price and attitude of the developers.
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It might with with MSIE

Post by Citroen » April 18th, 2006, 9:22 am

Has anyone tried this Greasemonkey script with Microsoft Internet Explorer and the Turnabout extension?

http://www.reifysoft.com/turnabout.php

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Post by haboustak » April 18th, 2006, 9:56 am

I've tried it with Trixie. Unfortunately, it seems to use XPath to find nodes in the HTML document. I don't think that works in IE unless it's displaying XML.

It could probably be re-written in a less XSL/XPath fashion. I'm not really partial to running browser extensions (especially in IE) like Trixie anyway though.

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Post by johnlvs2run » April 18th, 2006, 2:10 pm

whp4 wrote:I think I know who you ignored :)
It can't be me, as he just quoted one of my messages. :lol:
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Thanks for the bonus on the "Ignore the Trolls" fe

Post by tjod » April 18th, 2006, 6:01 pm

Since adding the new Ignore option, I notice that not only are the original posts by ignored individuals blocked, but the references / quotes to those messages are ignored as well. That's a good thing. Thanks again!

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Post by grams » July 4th, 2006, 12:49 pm

Should I continue to hold out hope that you will be coming up with an 'ignore' script for IE?

I really really don't want to install yet another piece of software that requires regular updates. I also assume that Windows XP will 'tweak' Firefox or my default settings when I update XP.

For those of ypu who will advise me to abandon Windows-I am a web manager, and my clients use Windows. I have to stay in the XP environment unless I set up a special computer just for C2 (not an option right now)

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