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Improve Your Userscripts.org Experience With Userscripts

I'm not the only one who thinks that the userscripts.org website, repository for thousands of userscripts, is rather messy to browse and that the usability of the site lacks a lot.

This can be attributed to two core factors if you ask me. First the lack of filtering options to only find scripts for a specific site or category, and second better search options that supports advanced search parameters. If you add the fact that malicious users spread spam or outright malicious scripts on the site regularly, you have a recipe for disaster.

A few userscripts have been created over the years that improve your experience on the site. The following userscripts help you get more out of the site without sacrificing anything.

userscripts.org Bullshit Filter

This script adds filtering options to the script listing on the site. It adds four filters to the top of the scripts listing that let you hide the following scripts:

  • Games: Hides all scripts that have been created for games. This includes all the Facebook games like Mafia Wars or Kingdoms of Camelot, but also games like Travian or ConquerClub.
  • Social Networks: Hides all social networking related scripts. This blocks scripts for Vkontakte, Facebook, Google+ and others.
  • Non-Ascii: Hides all scripts that use non-English characters like accents or cyrillic letters.
  • Clutter: Hides scripts with test or bogus titles, and scripts with titles that have less than six characters

userscripts.org filter

The filters appear when you move the mouse to the scripts and filtered line at the top. Red groups are filtered by the script while green groups are not. You can change the filtering state with a left-click. The userscript is available here.

userscripts.org alternate CSS

Not all of the scripts functionality appears to be working. It does however make everything on the site a bit larger, especially the fonts which some users may like. Font sizes are increased both on individual script pages and on script listing pages.

scripts

You can download the userscript here. Alternatively, use the zoom feature of the web browser (hold down Ctrl and use the mouse wheel to zoom).

Both userscripts can improve your experience on the website. While they do not fix the search issue, they make sure that you get the most out of the site.

Have another script that you use to improve the site? Let everyone know about it in the comment section.

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Comments

  1. boris said on February 17, 2012 at 5:10 am
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    Trying out “Bullshit Filter”. I was looking for something like that for a while

  2. B. Moore said on February 17, 2012 at 7:58 am
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    My biggest issue is they either need a new server/host set up or a new cms because the site goes down daily.

  3. Transcontinental said on February 17, 2012 at 1:37 pm
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    I’ve been using ‘userscripts.org Bullshit Filter’ with an exceptional satisfaction :) Wish I could find some similar code for Stylish Userstyles !
    I think the object of scripts is relevant of what many users wait from the Web : games and social networking. Gosh, do they code, tweak, personalize !

  4. Claude LaFrenière said on February 17, 2012 at 5:16 pm
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    Great scripts! To have more fun with Greasemonkey you may use a companion add-on for greasemonkey: greasefire.

    «When you visit a web page that has compatible user scripts on Userscripts.org, this extension will highlight the Greasemonkey icon in the status bar. Right click the Greasemonkey icon and choose the “X scripts available” item to see and install the scripts available for the current page.»

    http://code.google.com/p/greasefire/

    :)

    1. nero said on February 21, 2012 at 11:19 pm
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      Or use Scriptish which is updated more often and more full of features

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