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Rate Comments on Instructables -- Greasemonkey Script

Sometimes, someone post a particularly helpful comment that you'd like to acknowledge. Other times, people post rather idiotic ones that you wish weren't there.

Like digg, this Greasemonkey script allows you to rate comments.

As of now, the userbase is enough for ratings to have some meaning. However, the more people that use the script, the better & more useful the ratings, and thus the script, become.
 
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Step 1: Install Greasemonkey

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Although Greasemonkey was originally for Firefox, several browsers now have equivalents. Follow the directions for whichever browser you use.

Firefox: Install this extension and restart Firefox.
Safari: Follow steps 1-4 of this tutorial.
Epiphany: Install epiphany-extensions using your package manager or via the link. Enable Greasemonkey under Tools > Extensions.
Opera: Nothing!

If you have instructions of another browser, let me know!

Step 2: Signup

In order to prevent people from voting multiple times, I had to tie each script to an instructables account. This means you have to go through a small authentication procedure that hopefully isn't too long/hard.

First, go here. Enter your instructables username, case-sensitive.

Next you'll have to post a comment to your orangeboard. While you do this, keep the other page open! After you've made the post, you can refresh the page. There will be a link to your unique version of the script (see next step for installation help).

For security, you should delete the comment you made on your orangeboard once you have installed the script.

Step 3: Install Script

To install the script...

Firefox: Click the link. A dialog should appear. After accepting, the script will be installed.
Safari: (see above)
Epiphany: Right-click the link, and select "Install User Script..."
Opera: See this tutorial

If you have instructions of another browser, let me know!
Renn6451 year ago
09df6e43 --'' [http://ibles.appspot.com/ For Comment Rater Script] ''
Seeing if it works.
muhahaha3 years ago
a950699c --'' [http://ibles.appspot.com/ For Comment Rater Script] ''
kcls3 years ago
Just tried it... doesn't seem to work.
  1. Installed the greasemonkey add-on
  2. Clicked on the link in step 2 (firefox)
  3. Entered in kcls
  4. Clicked continue
  5. Copied and pasted the link into my OB
  6. Refreshed my OB, and nothing happened.
Any suggestions? Anyone?
Script is outdated. Sad but true. :(
kcls4 years ago
With all the new instructables stuff going on, will this still work?
ReCreate4 years ago
Firefox: Click the link. A dialog should appear. After accepting, the script will be installed.
What link?!
Yeah!
It is so frustrating when they do that. XD
It is because that instructables uses a redirection thing now!
zachninme (author)  dombeef4 years ago
No they don't...?
Yeah they do
What?
Who? And Why?
Instructables uses it because... I dont really know
oh wow that helped allot XD
Yeah
i was being sarcastic XD
Yeah it is
yeah, XD
zachninme (author)  ReCreate4 years ago
http://ibles.appspot.com/signup -- you need to follow step 2 to get the link.
Ok, I just did that And there is no link anywhere...this is sick
nothing.PNG
Even after i refreshed, For like 10 times...
zachninme (author)  ReCreate4 years ago
Okay, I think I figured it out

Instructables has a delay between when you post a comment and when it appears. So, you'll have to make that comment again (so that it is your most recent comment) and wait until it appears here. Then, you should be able to continue & post more comments. Sorry it has to work this way. With the new pro benefits, I might be able to work something out via PMs.
New pro benefits on orangeboards? Also, I can't post a comment on my orangeboard...
zachninme (author)  ReCreate4 years ago
Not sure what you mean? But it doesn't matter where you post it, just as long as it's a comment. You could post it here if you'd like.
Hmm ok then...
Did it work
Yes it worked now, I had to wait about an hour before it would give me my script
YAY mine works now too
:)
zachninme (author)  ReCreate4 years ago
I'm sorry it's such a pain... it seems instructables has changed. I'm trying to work on a new method that uses PMs. Hopefully it will make the process easier. In the meantime, I'm sorry it's such a pain.
Its ok, But just warn the users in the instructable that you have to wait that long...
I haven't had time to do it yet...
dombeef5 years ago
Since I dont have it can you tell me what I am rated
Derin dombeef4 years ago
3 stars,not rated yet
dombeef Derin4 years ago
So is it not rated or is it rated 3 stars
dombeef dombeef4 years ago
Nevermind
2 and 1/2 stars
bumpus5 years ago
Yay! I love this script. :D
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