@WhiskeyLive name change and a some useful scripts for Giant Bomb

@WhiskeyLive is now @GiantBombLive due to the CBSi acquisition. It will only tweet Giant Bomb live shows now. I'll probably setup a seperate Tested account for their live streams once they get their API working again.

For people who don't know what I'm talking about, @GiantBombLive is a twitter bot that auto tweets out when the chat goes online and again once the stream goes live. You can follow it and get it to tweet straight to your phone via text messages. This should prevent you from ever missing a show becuase you didn't know about it.

On other things, I've built a couple new scripts for people who use Chrome and FireFox. ( You'll need Greasemonkey if your using FireFox )

Quoting Minimizer

messaged me yesterday about an idea of making a script that would help stop those huge quote trees that users orchestrate in the comments/forums. ( e.g. The comments for On Kickstarter, There Are No Guarantees )

What it does is if there are more than 5 nested quotes it will hide the rest of them and put a link where you can choose to show/hide said quotes. I also removed the fading effect and some of the padding used in quoting. This should make reading these things much easier.

Download: http://www.vager.net/scripts/gb-quote-minimizer.min.user.js

Game Board Tool Tips

The Tool Tip in action

A few days ago I saw a thread on a game I've never heard of before. Instinctively, I clicked on the game's name and was kinda annoyed that it just takes you to the boards for that specific game. I needed to than click on "Overview" in the left menu to see the game's general information. I've done this before many times and it's too many clicks for my liking. So, I made a script that just changes the links to the main wiki page of instead of it's forum. After a bit, I thought to myself "Why should I even need to click a link?". So I built a tool tip that once you mouse of the board link under the thread it will display the game's boxart, release date and description using GB's API. It's kinda overkill, though it was fun to do.

There is one small caveat. The script messes with some of the javascript on the site. As the script only runs the main forum page, it won't be that big of a deal. The only things that won't work properly, is part of the search bar and the on/off toggle of the footer. And again it will only effect the main forum page. Search/Footer will work fine on any other page.

Download: http://www.vager.net/scripts/gb-gametip.min.user.js Edit: If you installed this script before this edit appeared, you will want to reinstall it. I had set the script to run on anything forum related which breaks the quote/repling and posting. It's fixed now.

If you have any other suggestions on small ways to improve the site. Let me know, I'll see if I can do something about it.

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@WhiskeyLive is now @GiantBombLive due to the CBSi acquisition. It will only tweet Giant Bomb live shows now. I'll probably setup a seperate Tested account for their live streams once they get their API working again.

For people who don't know what I'm talking about, @GiantBombLive is a twitter bot that auto tweets out when the chat goes online and again once the stream goes live. You can follow it and get it to tweet straight to your phone via text messages. This should prevent you from ever missing a show becuase you didn't know about it.

On other things, I've built a couple new scripts for people who use Chrome and FireFox. ( You'll need Greasemonkey if your using FireFox )

Quoting Minimizer

messaged me yesterday about an idea of making a script that would help stop those huge quote trees that users orchestrate in the comments/forums. ( e.g. The comments for On Kickstarter, There Are No Guarantees )

What it does is if there are more than 5 nested quotes it will hide the rest of them and put a link where you can choose to show/hide said quotes. I also removed the fading effect and some of the padding used in quoting. This should make reading these things much easier.

Download: http://www.vager.net/scripts/gb-quote-minimizer.min.user.js

Game Board Tool Tips

The Tool Tip in action

A few days ago I saw a thread on a game I've never heard of before. Instinctively, I clicked on the game's name and was kinda annoyed that it just takes you to the boards for that specific game. I needed to than click on "Overview" in the left menu to see the game's general information. I've done this before many times and it's too many clicks for my liking. So, I made a script that just changes the links to the main wiki page of instead of it's forum. After a bit, I thought to myself "Why should I even need to click a link?". So I built a tool tip that once you mouse of the board link under the thread it will display the game's boxart, release date and description using GB's API. It's kinda overkill, though it was fun to do.

There is one small caveat. The script messes with some of the javascript on the site. As the script only runs the main forum page, it won't be that big of a deal. The only things that won't work properly, is part of the search bar and the on/off toggle of the footer. And again it will only effect the main forum page. Search/Footer will work fine on any other page.

Download: http://www.vager.net/scripts/gb-gametip.min.user.js Edit: If you installed this script before this edit appeared, you will want to reinstall it. I had set the script to run on anything forum related which breaks the quote/repling and posting. It's fixed now.

If you have any other suggestions on small ways to improve the site. Let me know, I'll see if I can do something about it.

Posted by VIGGO123

Great job duder!

The Quoting Minimizer is great, as those can get a bit crazy at times.

Posted by ZombiePie

Good to hear and see the Livestream bot is still up and running. 

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Edited by atomic_dumpling

Thanks, the nested quotes work exactly as I hoped.

Posted by hakunin

Awesome, duder!

Posted by MrKlorox

Nice. In before "two clicks? you're two lazy ahaha!"
 
But seriously, streamlining is always welcome. Let's hope the engineers take some of these ideas into account before posting the upcoming redesign.

Posted by joshthebear

That quote minimizer is a godsend. Awesome work and happy to see the tweetbot back up.