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Eve Forums Gold v0.4.3 - Forum fixes/enhancements script

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Amarr Empire
#1 - 2014-01-27 21:40:50 UTC  |  Edited by: Forum Enhancer
Hello! I am Forum Enhancer and I'm here to improve your experience on the Eve forums. Eve Forums Gold is a Google Chrome user script which can modify the forums for aesthetic, workaround, or new feature purposes.

Eve Forums Gold is mostly mature. It has a varied list of features, and excepting any quirks mentioned below, is always bug-free at the time of release. Of course, things do crop up over time, so feedback and bug reports are welcome!

Portability/security note: All Eve Forums Gold information/data is stored locally, and is completely identity-agnostic. This means that settings will carry across characters or accounts. It also means that settings and other data will not transfer across different browsers or computers. It is entirely local. This is deliberate, as it would require communication with an outside server, which is bad for your privacy/security.

Current Version: 0.4.3 (Nov 21st, 2014)

Feature list:

  • A sweet, premium logo to remind you that you are better than the non-Gold users.
  • User tagging - small text notes that allow you to better remember a user by. For example. (hi, Chribba)
  • Bookmarking favorite subforums to avoid scrolling carpal tunnel and unnecessary navigation. Like this.
  • Shortcut link to the last viewed post in threads you have visited before. No getting lost in threadnaughts anymore! It even shows up in the notification popup!
  • Linkified author box. The corporation and alliance names a post's author are now links that actually lead to their respective Eve Gate pages.
  • Killboard and DOTLAN shortcuts. There are now small icons next to characters, corporations, and alliances in author boxes that lead to useful external resources.
  • No more external link warning. 'Nuff said. (Quirk: in Firefox, "open in new tab" still shows a warning; just left click and it works)
  • Use the Post Prospector to find posts! You can search in several ways including by post/quote author, by corp/alliance, and by post contents. Navigating conversations has just been made much easier.
  • Tired of typing the same thing over and over? Say no more. You can now save things you commonly say for later use.
  • Hide locked threads. There's no more new posts in them, and they might well be spam, so why not hide them?
  • NoNom™ anti-post-eating protection. Eve Gold saves your post whenever you post with NoNom, and automatically restores it if posting failed for some reason.
  • Embedded media previews! Hate clicking links to open them in new tabs? Now if they're images or YouTube videos, you don't have to!
  • Secure identity. Eve Forums Gold does not "report back" on any activity, and in fact relies on no external servers (other than imgur for a few images).


Get it here: http://162.209.126.77/ (direct link to script) . Only running through Google Chrome's Tampermonkey is supported.

If you do not know how to use a Javascript user script, see the second post below.

If you enjoy Eve Forums Gold, give it an endorsement in by linking it in your forum sig! Everyone deserves a more enjoyable forum experience. Spread the love!

Eve Forums Gold! New aesthetics, features, and workarounds to make your forum experience a more enjoyable one!

Try it: https://forums.eveonline.com/default.aspx?g=posts&m=4159653

Amarr Empire
#2 - 2014-01-27 21:45:32 UTC  |  Edited by: Forum Enhancer
But how do I use it?

Eve Forums Gold is in essence a set of instructions that are executed on every page load in order to modify the page. This is called a "user script". In order to support doing this, though,browsers need special extensions/add-ons that can run user scripts. These are:

For Google Chrome, Tampermonkey: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/tampermonkey/dhdgffkkebhmkfjojejmpbldmpobfkfo
For Firefox, Greasemonkey: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/greasemonkey/
Firefox support is dropped indefinitely, due to changes to how Firefox extensions work. Sorry for the inconvenience.

Other browsers may have built-in support or their own extensions, but I cannot officially guarantee Eve Forums Gold will work on them.

To use Eve Forums Gold, you must install the appropriate add-on to your browser. Then, you can find the script at the link in the OP. Hit "Install", follow your browser's instructions, and you're good to go.

Forum pages will require refreshing after Eve Forums Gold is installed to have the new features activated. You know it's working if the fancy "Gold" logo is at the top of the page.

Eve Forums Gold! New aesthetics, features, and workarounds to make your forum experience a more enjoyable one!

Try it: https://forums.eveonline.com/default.aspx?g=posts&m=4159653

Amarr Empire
#3 - 2014-01-27 21:46:17 UTC  |  Edited by: Forum Enhancer
Requested features:


  • Evewho.com links per pilot. Screen real estate is limited, but this seems like a good idea and I'll figure out a way to wedge it in there.

Eve Forums Gold! New aesthetics, features, and workarounds to make your forum experience a more enjoyable one!

Try it: https://forums.eveonline.com/default.aspx?g=posts&m=4159653

Otherworld Empire
#4 - 2014-01-27 21:55:41 UTC
Reminds me of the old greasemonkey script that turned the new forums into the old. Keep up the good work!

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Amarr Empire
#5 - 2014-01-27 21:57:42 UTC
Chribba wrote:
Reminds me of the old greasemonkey script that turned the new forums into the old. Keep up the good work!

I actually wrote this with the Reddit Enhancement Suite in mind, but it's the same train of thought. Thanks for the compliment!

Eve Forums Gold! New aesthetics, features, and workarounds to make your forum experience a more enjoyable one!

Try it: https://forums.eveonline.com/default.aspx?g=posts&m=4159653

Amarr Empire
#6 - 2014-01-27 22:49:32 UTC
I just had a flash of inspiration and added the "go to last read post" feature to the notification popup as well! http://i.imgur.com/oj9OjEf.png

There is a small quirk in that the link only shows up when you mouse over the notification popup. This is intentional, since it means it only gets run after CCP's browser code updated all the links in the notification in the first place.

EFG is now version 0.1.7!

Eve Forums Gold! New aesthetics, features, and workarounds to make your forum experience a more enjoyable one!

Try it: https://forums.eveonline.com/default.aspx?g=posts&m=4159653

#7 - 2014-01-28 02:40:19 UTC
I don't want it to say "Gold", because I'm not better just because of some software I'm using.

You're seeking a customer base that likes to be above/better than others and support division of the people.


Is that why you're Amarr?


Anyhow, I'll have a look into this. ^^

bingo, his pig not being a goat doesn't make the pig wrong, just him an idiot for shouting at his pig "WHY ARENT YOU A GOAT!" (Source)

-- Ralph King-Griffin, about deranged people playing EVE ONLINE

Amarr Empire
#8 - 2014-01-28 02:42:03 UTC
Angelica Dreamstar wrote:
You're seeking a customer base that likes to be above/better than others and support division of the people.


So... Eve players?

Also "customer base" is the wrong term, since I'm not actually making anything off this.

Eve Forums Gold! New aesthetics, features, and workarounds to make your forum experience a more enjoyable one!

Try it: https://forums.eveonline.com/default.aspx?g=posts&m=4159653

Amarr Empire
#9 - 2014-02-05 22:01:29 UTC
EFG 0.1.8 has been released! It contains:

  • A fix for a bug where if you middle clicked "Go to last forum post" in the notification popup (to open in new tab), it would also open the thread in the current tab.
  • New feature: Toggle checkbox to hide or show locked threads while browsing the forum. As discussed in F&I here.

Eve Forums Gold! New aesthetics, features, and workarounds to make your forum experience a more enjoyable one!

Try it: https://forums.eveonline.com/default.aspx?g=posts&m=4159653

Gallente Federation
#10 - 2014-02-06 16:21:11 UTC
I love this. Thank you very much. WIll definitely endorse Forums Gold in my signature.

Ayyy LMAO.

Amarr Empire
#11 - 2014-02-06 22:08:59 UTC
Version 0.1.9 is out, featuring a new feature:

NoNom™ anti-post-eating protection. Eve Gold saves your post whenever you post with NoNom, and automatically restores it if posting fails for some reason.

Eve Forums Gold! New aesthetics, features, and workarounds to make your forum experience a more enjoyable one!

Try it: https://forums.eveonline.com/default.aspx?g=posts&m=4159653

Amarr Empire
#12 - 2014-02-09 02:29:53 UTC
There is a major feature release with the fresh EFG 0.2.0! The Post Prospector is a flexible search tool to let you browse threads to find posts by someone, posts quoting them, posts by any corp/alliance, or posts by their content. It also renders the old "find by author/quote" links obsolete, so those have been mostly scrapped.

Enjoy!

Eve Forums Gold! New aesthetics, features, and workarounds to make your forum experience a more enjoyable one!

Try it: https://forums.eveonline.com/default.aspx?g=posts&m=4159653

Destination SkillQueue
#13 - 2014-02-12 09:52:57 UTC  |  Edited by: Destination SkillQueue
A very useful script. Thanks for providing it.

I'd like to know the name of the font you used for the golden script -text. I'm not a fan of the yellow color you chose, so I changed it to a bit more golden one, but I would like to access the actual font you used for future usage cases.
Amarr Empire
#14 - 2014-02-12 16:07:54 UTC
Destination SkillQueue wrote:
A very useful script. Thanks for providing it.

I'd like to know the name of the font you used for the golden script -text. I'm not a fan of the yellow color you chose, so I changed it to a bit more golden one, but I would like to access the actual font you used for future usage cases.

I'm glad you're enjoying the script! The font is "Chopin Script" from dafont: http://www.dafont.com/chopin-script.font

I am a little bit colorblind, so I apologize in advance if I ever make bad color decisions. Were it only for my use, it would be high contrast grays or clashing colors, but unfortunately other people seem to hate that.

Eve Forums Gold! New aesthetics, features, and workarounds to make your forum experience a more enjoyable one!

Try it: https://forums.eveonline.com/default.aspx?g=posts&m=4159653

Amarr Empire
#15 - 2014-02-14 22:14:48 UTC
Eve Forums Gold 0.2.1 is out! It does not contain any new features, as it is mostly a bugfixing and refactoring update:

  • A name collision between my "getUrlVars()" script and the native "getUrlVars()" script has been resolved.
  • The Post Prospector has been refactored to not use global storage for its state. This means a couple things:
  • --- You will now see an "&eg_prosp" argument pop up in your URLs when you do a multi-page search. It will not harm you.
  • --- Conducting a search in one tab allows all other tabs to still browse, search, or do whatever at their leisure.
  • --- Searches will no longer randomly resume if you force-stop them (with Esc).
  • NoNom has been fixed to only redirect 404 pages that have eaten a post, not all 404 pages.
  • Some general minor code restructuring for readability


Enjoy!

(Hah! Get some! No eating MY posts!)

Eve Forums Gold! New aesthetics, features, and workarounds to make your forum experience a more enjoyable one!

Try it: https://forums.eveonline.com/default.aspx?g=posts&m=4159653

Amarr Empire
#16 - 2014-02-18 18:41:00 UTC
Eve Forums Gold 0.2.2 has been released! It contains a new feature: embedded image and video previews! All JPG, PNG, GIF, and BMP images can now be previewed inside their post, along with YouTube videos!

Eve Forums Gold! New aesthetics, features, and workarounds to make your forum experience a more enjoyable one!

Try it: https://forums.eveonline.com/default.aspx?g=posts&m=4159653

#17 - 2014-02-20 20:24:17 UTC
Nice work. Many thanks. Cool

Destination SkillQueue:- It's like assuming the Lions will ignore you in the Savannah, if you're small, fat and look helpless.

Amarr Empire
#18 - 2014-02-21 17:37:43 UTC  |  Edited by: Forum Enhancer
Eve Forums Gold 0.2.3 has been pushed out! This is again a bugfix patch, addressing:


  • Visiting an earlier page in a thread no longer resets the "last page read" (going back to look at the OP won't make the forum forget where you left off reading)
  • Removed a bunch of deprecated code of the old post searching mechanism
  • Embedding an image or video is no longer done "inline", but rather by putting the image/video on its own line. This gives the embedding feature more UX predictability.
  • Added a thin gray border to embedded images (screenshots of the forum blended in and looked weird).
  • Added a CSS class to embedded images and videos to make extensions on top of them possible.


Thank you for using Eve Forums Gold!

Eve Forums Gold! New aesthetics, features, and workarounds to make your forum experience a more enjoyable one!

Try it: https://forums.eveonline.com/default.aspx?g=posts&m=4159653

Destination SkillQueue
#19 - 2014-03-04 19:17:01 UTC
Forum Enhancer wrote:
Destination SkillQueue wrote:
A very useful script. Thanks for providing it.

I'd like to know the name of the font you used for the golden script -text. I'm not a fan of the yellow color you chose, so I changed it to a bit more golden one, but I would like to access the actual font you used for future usage cases.

I'm glad you're enjoying the script! The font is "Chopin Script" from dafont: http://www.dafont.com/chopin-script.font

I am a little bit colorblind, so I apologize in advance if I ever make bad color decisions. Were it only for my use, it would be high contrast grays or clashing colors, but unfortunately other people seem to hate that.

Thank you for providing the link.

The color isn't bad per se it's just yellow and not gold. It's a common and simple substitute color for gold in many places and definitely not a bad choice. If you choose to use a single solid color, the yellow you chose is as good as any.
#20 - 2014-03-05 11:28:43 UTC  |  Edited by: Sister Hyde
uh yeah, you just made the forum better. very nice one, thanks!

The yellow "Gold" image does put me off a little bit, however. I'd prefer #ccac00 or #e5c100
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