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Who wants to test a new GM Script? Answered

I've been working on this new Greasemonkey script that, IMO, is a lot better than the others.
It allows you to rate comments. Your ratings aren't for your own benefit alone: they're stored on a server where they are mashed together with everyone else's to create a full-blown rating system!

And, I'm using Google App Engine as a backend, so there won't be any server downtime!

For this, you actually have to do a little sign-up procedure. Go here, & put in your username. You'll then have to post a comment*, and then you can get the script. This makes sure that one user can't cheat the system by having 100 accounts.

From there, its pretty easy to use. Next to the username, 5 pseudo-boxes will appear. Use them as follows:
[!] - This comment answered the question in the topic (use sparingly)[+] - Positive vote[-] - Negative vote[x] - Remove your vote[?] - Help

If you run across any bugs, or have any suggestions, please let me know. I'll be glad to hear them!

From there, if I do fix a bug, here's the best part: you usually don't have to update anything! It will automagically use the newer version. In the future, I may require you to manually update, but there is a notifier in place, and yet it is very unlikely that it will be needed.

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bumpus (author)2008-10-15

I don't like the new script.... The stars are off the page... :(

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NachoMahma (author)bumpus2008-10-15

. Same here. I only see three stars on some posts. . Disabled all other scripts and it still happens.

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zachninme (author)NachoMahma2008-10-16

I'll leave my post on the instructable ;-)

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Derin (author)2008-10-13

how do i add the code into gm

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zachninme (author)Derin2008-10-13

If you're just having trouble actually installing the script, what browser are you using? After clicking the link firefox should automatally install it if you have greasemonkey installed.

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Derin (author)zachninme2008-10-14

it was probably because i looked at it when i didnt use gm,it works now

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zachninme (author)Derin2008-10-13

If you haven't received the code yet, and you're having trouble with posting that random comment, make sure you used your instructables username when you signed up.

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xACIDITYx (author)2008-06-09

Wow, Dude! This is freaking awesome!

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zachninme (author)xACIDITYx2008-06-09

Glad you like it ;-) I'm working on building a stats page, so you can view best comments &c.;

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xACIDITYx (author)zachninme2008-06-10

Uh-oh. I just upgraded and it wouldn't let me post comments. When I disabled Greasemonkey and reloaded the page it let me.

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whatsisface (author)xACIDITYx2008-06-10

Yep, same problem here. I can't post comments with GM enabled.

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xACIDITYx (author)whatsisface2008-06-10

Oh, I can post comments with most Gm scripts. But with this one it won't let me post comments. I can flag comments, but not reply or add comment. Hmm...

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whatsisface (author)xACIDITYx2008-06-10

Yeah, I meant since I upgraded the script.

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xACIDITYx (author)whatsisface2008-06-10

yeah, me too. Now, I have to disable the script. *sigh* Nice job, Zachninme. You totally dropped the ball. Actually, It was a pretty cool script... until I couldn't post.

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zachninme (author)V-Man7372008-07-19

Its a lot trickier than I thought it would be. I didn't plan well at all.

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V-Man737 (author)zachninme2008-07-20

Take all the time you need, this is a 1337 feature and deserves the careful programming of an awesome scripter such as yourself.

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zachninme (author)2008-10-12

Due to the *ahem* recent popularity of the script, I think I can bump this so its a bit easier to find...

Mod me down if you think otherwise :P

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ll.13 (author)2008-09-15

It changes comment text opacity. o.0

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zachninme (author)ll.132008-09-15

Yes. I think its a good thing, no?

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ll.13 (author)zachninme2008-09-15

mm, no, it makes it hard to read, on my laptop screen. :) so I hate it with a vengeance. :D

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raider2 (author)2008-08-20
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zachninme (author)raider22008-08-20

In order to get the script, you have to go through a little signup procedure here. This is important as each user has a customized script.

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NachoMahma (author)2008-07-09

. The voting buttons don't show up for the top reply to a topic. :(

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zachninme (author)NachoMahma2008-07-09

They do for me... If you add a comment, the rating buttons won't show up for your new comment, that is an acknowledged non-bug (you aren't allowed to vote for yourself anyway)

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V-Man737 (author)zachninme2008-07-19

I find I am able to rate my own posts made prior to installing the script (or perhaps the significant factor is "before installing Greasemonkey").

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V-Man737 (author)V-Man7372008-07-19

LOL! Scratch that. I went to click on the + and my name blinked and the tags disappeared. Cute.

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NachoMahma (author)zachninme2008-07-09
. hmmmm
  • Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.9) Gecko/2008052906 Firefox/3.0
  • WinXP Pro SP3
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. I have a few other GM scripts running. I'll see if disabling them helps.

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zachninme (author)NachoMahma2008-07-09
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NachoMahma (author)zachninme2008-07-09

. Check your dir on my FTP site.

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V-Man737 (author)2008-07-19

I've done it! I have the script. A bunch of text. Now what am I supposed to do with the text? I am under the impression that I should plug it into GM somehow, but 1) the instructions for installing GM are muddy and vague and 2) I have Firefox 3. Am I on the right track, at least? And what is missing in those lifehacker instructions?? Agh!

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NachoMahma (author)V-Man7372008-07-19

. If you get a bunch of text, you don't have GM properly installed. I'd try uninstalling and then re-installing.

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V-Man737 (author)NachoMahma2008-07-19

lol... I should have just come out and said it... I don't have GM in the first place. I think my main problem is that the lifehacker instructions are a bit assuming. I enter a couple of boolean names into my Firefox Config list, and suddenly I have GM?

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V-Man737 (author)V-Man7372008-07-19

After a quick trip to the Mozilla Greasemonkey page, I figured out you simply ask Firefox to install its own plugin... Lawl. The script looks awesome! I'm excited.

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xACIDITYx (author)2008-07-11

It works like a charm!
By far my favorite GM script, minus the block Kn* one because I can block users who annoy me =p

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whatsisface (author)2008-07-08

Fancy compiling it as well? It'll make it a bit more accessible.

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zachninme (author)whatsisface2008-07-10

Oh, and I can't easily compile it: each GM script is custom made with love :D

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whatsisface (author)zachninme2008-07-10

Good point, they're all a bit different, no?

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zachninme (author)whatsisface2008-07-10

Admittedly, its only a line, and the conversion is something simple enough that I could preform server-side on demand. Just don't wait on it. Install the script now. (That means you!!!)

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whatsisface (author)zachninme2008-07-11

I have. The effects are cool, if a bit laggy.

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zachninme (author)whatsisface2008-07-11

The lag is partially intentional: stuff will disappear when you send it, and then reappear after the server processes it to let you know it went through. If you think it should work in a different way, let me know ;-)

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zachninme (author)whatsisface2008-07-08

No, not yet. I'm still making changes here and there, and its hard to compile & sync those changes.

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Aar000n3y (author)2008-07-08

I did it and nothing happened...

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zachninme (author)Aar000n3y2008-07-08

Were you the one trying to sign up as "Rooon"?
You need to use your Instructables username, exactly as it appears. I've updated it to make that more clear.

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zachninme (author)Lithium Rain2008-07-09

What's so funny? You really should use this scrip, Adrian!

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Lithium Rain (author)zachninme2008-07-09

I dunno, "Were you the one trying to sign up as "Rooon"? " just tickled me somehow. :) I'm trying, greasemonkey isn't taking...

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