Geo Forum Tidy v1.2

Update to add Firefox 4 compatibility

Introduction

Geo Forum Tidy is a greasemonkey script that adds the ability to ignore and highlight topics on the Geocaching.com forums. It also enboldens topic titles to make it clearer which topics have new posts.

This script is based on the original Geocaching Forum Tools by LordElph (Paul Dixon) which is unfortunately not maintained anymore.

Operation

When logged in to the forums the following functions are available:
  • Topics can be ignored and hidden from view by clicking on the orange cross icon at the start of the topic row.

    If you change your mind and want to see a previously ignored topic click on the arrow next to your username in the top right cornerand select the Show Ignored Topics option. All the ignored topics will appear in a light red colour. Clicking on the orange cross will allow the topic to be seen again. Re-clicking on the arrow next to your username and selecting the Hide Ignored Topics option will rehide the ignored topics.

  • Topics can be highlighted to raise awareness of the topic by clicking on the icon in the first column of the row. The icon will be one of the icons listed in the Forum Legend section at the bottom of the page. The topic will be coloured an olive green when there are no new posts or a bright green when there are new posts.

    To unhighlight a topic reclick on the icon.

Screenshot


Geo Forum Tidy screenshot
The above screenshot shows the UK and Ireland forum with all the Pinned topics ignored and hidden from view. The Photographic Competition topic has been highlighted. The first two topics are in bold as they contain new unread posts.


Installation

Firefox installation: Install script

Please uninstall any Geocaching Forum Tools script that you have installed before you install this script. To do this go to Tools > Greasemonkey > Manage User Scripts... > select Geocaching Forum Tools and click Uninstall.

To install Geo Forum Tidy click on the icon above and click on the "Install" button. If this doesn't work, right-click on the icon, and select "Install User Script". If you don't see the menu option, click on the icon to open the file in a new tab (or window), and select "Install This User Script" from the Tools menu. Please ensure that you've installed the Firefox Greasemonkey add-on before attempting to install this script.

Opera installation: Install script

First enable Opera to run user scripts by selecting Tools > Preferences > Advanced > Content > JavaScript options, and choose a directory where you want to put this script. After doing this right-click on the icon above and select "Save Linked Content As..." and save it in your chosen directory. If you already have Geocaching Forum Tools installed please remove it after installing Geo Forum Tidy. Restart Opera for the script to become operational.



This script has been tested to work with:



Version History:

v1.2
Work around Firefox 4 and Greasemonkey 0.9.1 bug.

v1.1
Improve icon spacing to reduce possibility of accidentally ignoring a topic.
Set the row colour to a bright green if there are new posts when the topic is highlighted.
Correct metadata to allow running in Opera.

v1.0
Initial version


For support please contact us via our geocaching profile - Gary & Jane