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favstar.fm main menu altering user script

Update #2 @Paxochka on twitter was kind enough to send me a URL to the user script for Firefox (and Opera) that @theJoeBiz wrote. He did write his before I wrote mine but for the tech savvy people out there it’s easy to check that I did not rip off his code since we built them in two different ways. He also have all his scripts available on his website that I found via his profile on userscripts.org. Check it out, the guy’s good.

Update According to @favstar, theJoeBiz has made one for Mozilla Firefox as well. I am currently waiting for a response from favstar for the URL to that script.

I was under the impression theJoBiz only had one for Google Chrome and I don’t want anyone to think I am trying to steal his code. If it turns out there is a user script for Firefox written by theJoeBiz I will add the link to that script in this post.

Original post

There has been some talk on twitter about the new menu system on favstar.fm and then theJoeBiz wrote an addon for Google Chrome to revert the main menu back to it’s original state which @favstar promoted on twitter.

Since there wasn’t a solution for those of us running Mozilla Firefox I thought I’d write a quick fix.

I decided to write a Greasemonkey User Script since that, in my opinion, is the easiest and smoothest way of implementing such a thing.

I put the user script on my website and notified @favstar about it. Maybe it will help some of you that wants to have the old menu system on favstar.fm back.

The script is also available on userscripts.org in case my website isn’t up and running for whatever reason.

Star Wh*res - Retweet of the Jedi

I (re)joined twitter about 7 months ago when I discovered favstar. I never knew about the site until then and I was thrilled to see so many funny people in one place, it made it so much easier for me to find new tweeters to follow.

It’s still the main reason I visit the site. Sure, I’m not gonna lie. I get a little kick out of seeing some of my humble attempts to be funny get the odd star here and there, but like most of us, I will never see myself on the leaderboard (or even the rising board) and I’m ok with that.

I’m just a regular guy with somewhat of a sense of humor and the geniuses on the leaderboard are, in my opinion, often good enough to be staff writers for a TV-show. Sometimes that’s even the case.

So the changes made to favstar doesn’t really concern me since my page is still there and I still get to find new talents to follow.

I guess what I’m trying to say is, don’t sweat it. If you’re funny people will notice. Regardless of the amount of stars you’ve collected. Besides, ending up on the oh so popular leaderboard might only put pressure on you to keep the “winning streak”.

Relax, continue being your funny self and just be humble and happy when you get a star or a RT.

It’s all in good fun anyway. Right?