Posts Tagged ‘Google Groups’

Google Groups KillFile Updated

Wednesday, October 18th, 2006

As per Serges comment I just added the ignore option to the username in the thread view for both the beta and the standard view.

If you already have Firefox and GreaseMonkey click here for Google Groups Beta KillFile v2.7

Otherwise click here for full install instructions

Google Groups Beta Killfile Updated

Monday, October 9th, 2006

So I added the bits and bobs to the Google Groups Beta script that allows you to actually add people to the killfile, so it’s now fully functional.

If you already have Firefox and GreaseMonkey click here for Google Groups Beta KillFile v2.6

Otherwise click here for full install instructions

Google Groups Beta Killfile

Friday, October 6th, 2006

I’ve updated the script to work with Google Groups Beta, at least the Usenet part of it (not sure about the Google Groups themselves).

If you already have Firefox and GreaseMonkey click here for Google Groups Beta KillFile v2.5

Otherwise click here for full install instructions

One caveat is that in this rev you can’t add new people to the blocklist via the beta interface, will add that shortly.

Google Killfile

Monday, August 28th, 2006

Quick update and a recap.
Right now the script works pretty well for the two ways of viewing the posts to a group i.e with/without text. Where the script is screwing up seems to be in the thread detail view. I should have a little time coming up to devote to this so I’ll try and put out a new release in the next week or so. I’ll be going back over the kind comments/suggestions people have left and will try to address everyones concerns.

Google Groups Killfile Bugs

Friday, May 19th, 2006

Just a quick update, right now there are a few bugs in the script that I’m working on resolving. Crazy busy in my day job this week and next but will have some time after that to really sort things out. So bear with me folks :)

Google Groups KillFile Update

Tuesday, April 25th, 2006

Just a very small change to the script that also includes foreign Google Groups domains. It should also be noted that the script currently only works when you are in the ‘View Titles Only’ mode, I’ll add a fix for that shortly.

Google Groups KillFile 1.4.1

Google Groups KillFile 1.4 Released

Monday, April 24th, 2006

Flushed out the script a little so that there is now an extra menu item ‘Kill File’ added to the Google Groups(G2) nav. When you click it you will see a list of everyone currently in your killfile. To remove someone from the list just click on the X next to their name.

The next piece of the puzzle is to allow adding regexps to the killfile, and then being able to apply the rules to both author and subject. Anything else you can think of just let me know via a comment. Enjoy.

Google Groups KillFile 1.4

Google Groups KillFile Released

Monday, April 24th, 2006

The Google Groups KillFile is a very simple, but useful script for those folk that use Google Groups to access Usenet. In normal client side newsreaders there is the concept of a killfile that allows you to filter out posts based on subject or author which allows you to cut through some of the noise. Unfortunately if you have to use a web based client, namely Google Groups this feature is sadly missing which is where the Google Groups KillFile GreaseMonkey script fits in. Once you install the script it will add a small X next to each authors name. If you click the X then you will no longer see any posts by that user.You will need the following..

If you are in the titles only view you will see an X next to the user’s name, clicking this places the author in the killfile. If you are in the other view with Message Text view you will see a link that says Ignore User, again clicking this places the user in the killfile.

At the top right there is a new menu option Kill File, that when clicked displays the current killfile where you can remove people you have previously placed on the list.

You should realise that if someone replies to the troll the message will no longer be blocked as the authors name will change. So as always don’t feed the trolls :)

Hope this proves useful; the usual it’s not my fault if it breaks disclaimer applies.

— Damian