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TyCam
05-27-2008, 06:59 PM
I don't know how many of you have elected to add my extension, but for those that have (or other's who would like to have this functionality in their Firefox)... here's the latest, greatest new version. 1.00!!

Download here:
http://www.tycamtech.com/extensions/firefox/ffvb/
or
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/7023 (still in the sandbox so requires registration/login)

Features:
- Powerful ignore allows you to ignore users (threads, posts and even quotes), threads, keywords and prefix (in vb 3.7). They will be stripped right out of the page! You will forget they even exist!

- Highlight the threads/posts of users you like so that they're easier to find. You can now choose the colour to highlight as well.

- Context menus means no more typing or checking boxes. Simply right click on the user, thread or prefix that you would like to ignore or highlight and you can add them to your list with a single click!

- Preference window shows all your users, threads, prefixes and keywords in collapsible tree lists sorted by forum. Now you can remove users/threads/prefix/keywords as easily as you added them. Right click and choose "Remove" and their threads/posts will become visible again.

- Sub menu features a forum navigation, page navigation and convenient links to search, user cp, new thread and new reply as well as your button to launch the sidebar.

- Load your favorite forum's thread list into the sidebar and have it auto reload in intervals of 0s, 30s, 45s, 60s or 120s... also, you can choose to have the threads/user profiles launch into your active tab, a new tab or a new tab in the background. - Lists (except keywords) are managed by ID. Which means that if a user changes their name, or a thread title gets changed... they will still be on your ignore list.

- Lists are separate for each forum so user id #10 on Forum A will not be ignored on Forum B... since quite obviously, it will be someone different.

* Unfortunately, your lists from previous versions will not be carried over due to the formats of the saved information. But I think you will find it's very easy to re-enter the information now since you don't even need the keyboard.

DaFace
05-28-2008, 06:52 PM
Cool. Thanks for all the hard work. Do you have any way to track how many people are using it?

TyCam
05-29-2008, 02:20 PM
Cool. Thanks for all the hard work. Do you have any way to track how many people are using it?

Nope, not at all. Firefox's add on site keeps some kind of count, but it doesn't seem to be overly accurate.

I'm pretty sure that a lot have picked it up though as this is not the only forum I've seen it appear on.

These won't give you exact numbers but are encouraging... from my server logs...
May 2008:
ffvb.xpi (install file) 577
update.rdf (update file) 2251

So there's a fair number of people out there who've at least tried it, I'd say. Which is great because it means more feedback and more suggestions :)

DaFace
05-29-2008, 03:21 PM
Definitely. I know that it's been mentioned here and there around here, so I'm sure we've got at least a handful of people using it.

chasedude
05-29-2008, 03:33 PM
Awesome TyCam!!! Thanks for all your hard work. I know many on here will probably use it since the CPiggy was fazed out with the upgrade.

Taco John
05-29-2008, 03:41 PM
I don't know how many of you have elected to add my extension, but for those that have (or other's who would like to have this functionality in their Firefox)... here's the latest, greatest new version. 1.00!!

Download here:
http://www.tycamtech.com/extensions/firefox/ffvb/
or
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/7023 (still in the sandbox so requires registration/login)

Features:
- Powerful ignore allows you to ignore users (threads, posts and even quotes), threads, keywords and prefix (in vb 3.7). They will be stripped right out of the page! You will forget they even exist!

- Highlight the threads/posts of users you like so that they're easier to find. You can now choose the colour to highlight as well.

- Context menus means no more typing or checking boxes. Simply right click on the user, thread or prefix that you would like to ignore or highlight and you can add them to your list with a single click!

- Preference window shows all your users, threads, prefixes and keywords in collapsible tree lists sorted by forum. Now you can remove users/threads/prefix/keywords as easily as you added them. Right click and choose "Remove" and their threads/posts will become visible again.

- Sub menu features a forum navigation, page navigation and convenient links to search, user cp, new thread and new reply as well as your button to launch the sidebar.

- Load your favorite forum's thread list into the sidebar and have it auto reload in intervals of 0s, 30s, 45s, 60s or 120s... also, you can choose to have the threads/user profiles launch into your active tab, a new tab or a new tab in the background. - Lists (except keywords) are managed by ID. Which means that if a user changes their name, or a thread title gets changed... they will still be on your ignore list.

- Lists are separate for each forum so user id #10 on Forum A will not be ignored on Forum B... since quite obviously, it will be someone different.

* Unfortunately, your lists from previous versions will not be carried over due to the formats of the saved information. But I think you will find it's very easy to re-enter the information now since you don't even need the keyboard.



Does this work only for Chiefs Planet, or for all vBulletin boards?

TyCam
05-29-2008, 03:43 PM
Does this work only for Chiefs Planet, or for all vBulletin boards?

Well, not quite "all" vbulletin boards but all the ones I've found in my travels. I try to make it as universal as I can but since vbulletin is very highly customizable, some people do mess up the templates enough that it just doesn't work.

So I can safely say it'll work for 99% of them. But no, not all and certainly not just Chiefs Planet ;)

chasedude
05-29-2008, 04:19 PM
Just FYI TyCam. Thought I'd send a little cash your way for your time. I noticed under the "Help Us" tab there's a Donate button. I click it but it redirects me nowhere.

TyCam
05-29-2008, 05:59 PM
Just FYI TyCam. Thought I'd send a little cash your way for your time. I noticed under the "Help Us" tab there's a Donate button. I click it but it redirects me nowhere.

Interesting, it should take you to a paypal page.
At least, that's what it does for me, but perhaps you're not the only one.
What version of FF do you use, and on which operating system?

Oh, and thank you for the intention anyway :thumb:

Adept Havelock
05-29-2008, 06:07 PM
Many thanks!

DaFace
05-29-2008, 06:08 PM
Interesting, it should take you to a paypal page.
At least, that's what it does for me, but perhaps you're not the only one.
What version of FF do you use, and on which operating system?

Oh, and thank you for the intention anyway :thumb:

Works fine for me, for what it's worth. (FF 2.0.0.14 and WinXP)

TyCam
05-29-2008, 06:13 PM
Many thanks!

You are most welcome, I'm glad some of you find it useful.

I had my wife try the donate thing as well and she said it did nothing, gave her a white page. Turns out she just wasn't waiting long enough.
It goes to paypal and I guess for what ever reason, it just takes a long time sometimes.
And it won't show anything in the address bar or anything since it's directed internally.

So perhaps it was just one of those times where it just took a really really long time. :(