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:
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.
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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