Hide Negative Posters Script

Submitted by BlockM on January 13th, 2011 at 6:44 PM

EDIT: Hmm, so it works fine when I load it from my own machine, but if I load it from the link it doesn't seem to work, even though it seems to be exactly the same code. I'll try to figure this out before the next release.

EDIT EDIT: Alright, if you download the zip file from the link below, unpack it, and open the file in chrome, it works. This is much more complicated than just clicking the link. Many apologies.

http://rapidshare.com/files/442454643/MGoBlogHideNegativeUsers.user.js…

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Alright everyone. In the site improvements thread from earlier today, someone mentioned that my suggestion of allowing us to block users with negative points might be able to be taken care of via a greasemonkey script.

I hadn't ever tried them before, but it turns out hiding posts by users with negative points is actually pretty simple. Anyway, if you're in Chrome or if you have GreaseMonkey installed on FireFox, clicking this link should allow you to install the script.

DISCLAIMER: I haven't put anything purposely malicious into this, but I also haven't ever written a GreaseMonkey script before, so there's always a possibility that this will cause other sites to go haywire. For instance, I haven't put any checking in to make sure you're actually on MGoBlog, etc. Try at your own risk.

When I've got more time I'm going to try to tweak it so you can adjust point thresholds, etc. All this does is look for the - in front of the point total. Thresholds would require parsing the points, which I wasn't able to do in the half hour I spent putting this together.

Enjoy!

Comments

Mi Sooner

January 13th, 2011 at 7:46 PM ^

C-11, C-12, C-15 have been the hand helds of choice over the years. I won't tell you what we thought of TI users, but I have to be nice to TI users; my dad rocked the TI-55 II & III.

With respect to your e-circuit issue. Just remember they, EE's, have been shocked once too often. That's my story and I'm sticking to it! I have stories teaching that set of courses...

Mi Sooner

January 13th, 2011 at 9:25 PM ^

My dad rocked the slide rule that he bought as an young Umich engineering student. It finally died in the late 70's. Okay dad was on the hockey team ten years before Red played. When it died, the company looked for one. By the time they found a rePlacement, he had his first calculator a TI 58C. They asked him if he wanted the One they found. He laughed. Never went back!!!

Tater

January 13th, 2011 at 6:56 PM ^

I thought this was going to be a humorous piece with some html and negative phrases inside of it.  But this is even better.  Great job.

mcberry

January 13th, 2011 at 7:10 PM ^

I mean this script is cool and I will try it and use it to an extent all people need to chill out and realize that people can have differing opinions. I agree that people being negative for the sake of being negative, without even adding anything to conversation, are useless (I think these are called "haters" or "Drew Sharps" ).

Whatever happened to the simple 3 step conversation: Listen-Analyze-Respond.  All of society has become so scared to listen to opinions other than their own. It's now officially a sin for a democrat to watch Fox News or  a Republican watch MSNBC. Whatever happened to healthy debate that doesn't automatically become a flamewar or people posting pictures of cats eating hamburgers or whatever.

Farnn

January 13th, 2011 at 7:47 PM ^

Because I don't really feel like listening to 1000 people saying the same thing. For a sport that has 13 games a year, there are only so many things that can happen, and only so many ways to talk about them. And then there are the opinions that just make my brain hurt. But forums share a problem with microphones. Give people an audience and they don't know when to shut up.

aawolve

January 13th, 2011 at 9:15 PM ^

I downloaded the zip file, but when I try to open it I get an error message saying:

'document' undefined

Do you know how I'm screwing this up?

ken725

February 18th, 2011 at 1:18 AM ^

Is there something that can turn the sides on the page from blue to just white and make the font color to just black?

When I'm at home it is not an issue, but at work the blue sides and the yellow font can be seen from across the office.  My boss does not like me to waste time on mgoblog.  This will help me waste more time without getting in trouble.

Muhammadg

December 12th, 2014 at 4:33 AM ^

EDIT: Hmm, so it works fine when I load it from my own machine, but if I load it from the link it doesn't seem to work, even though it seems to be exactly the same code. I'll try to figure this out before the next release.

EDIT EDIT: Alright, if you download the zip file from the link below, unpack it, and open the file in chrome, it works. This is much more complicated than just clicking the link. Many apologies.EDIT: Hmm, so it works fine when I load it from my own machine, but if I load it from the link it doesn't seem to work, even though it seems to be exactly the same code. I'll try to figure this out before the next release.

EDIT EDIT: Alright, if you download the zip file from the link below, unpack it, and open the file in chrome, it works. This is much more complicated than just clicking the link. Many apologies.