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A Userscript For Better Userscripts.org Navigation

Update: Userscripts.org is no more. The closest that you can get is to go to the mirror site http://userscripts-mirror.org/ instead. It is a read-only site however and the script reviewed below won't work on it either. Check out this post for Userscript site alternatives. End

If you have been to userscripts.org before you may have noticed that the website holds an incredible number of userscripts. You may have also noticed that it is extremely uncomfortable to browse and work with in general.

Userscripts are JavaScript code snippets that change elements on a website while it is loaded in the web browser. The developer of the "Because it's your userscripts.org" userscript must have come to the conclusion that a userscript would be the perfect way of improving the userscripts.org website.

Because it's your userscripts.org


And that's what the developer did. The userscript changes several key elements on the website. Its main features are options to customize the script display on the website, and the option to add scripts and authors to a blacklist so that they will no longer be displayed when browsing the website.

The default changes include increasing the number of scripts that are displayed per page (triple the default number), and options to install or blacklist any script right from that page without visiting the script's profile page first. A trashcan icon is also placed next to each userscript in the script table listings to add it to the blacklist.

The left side lists a link that leads to the settings of the userscript. These provide access to additional options, including removing rows of the table layout (Hide 'Rating' Column, Hide 'Posts' Column, Hide 'Fans' Column, Hide 'Installs' Column, Hide 'Last Updated' Column, Hide 'Votes' Column), adding scripts based on title or description to the blacklist, or changing various author and script related blacklisting settings. Because it's your userscripts.org can be downloaded from the userscripts website.

Update: Recent changes on the userscripts.org website have rendered the script non-functional. It is not clear if the author intents to update the script to make it compatible with the current site design. The userscript has not been updated since 2009. It seems that it has been abandoned by its developer.

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