THIS IS A STATIC MIRROR OF USERSCRIPTS.ORG - LOGINS DO NOT WORK

WEBSITE DOWN FOR MOST USERS

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pkarlos User
FirefoxWindows

url userscripts.org is inacessible by most users, the only way to access it is by the url http://userscripts-mirror.org/

Please advise of the issue and correct it?

 
Vargur User
FirefoxWindows

Last I checked the admin hasn't been active for over a year.

 
glitterbugsp... User
ChromeWindows

thats so bad if the admin havent been active for over a year

 
Marti Scriptwright
FirefoxX11

Vargur wrote:
the admin hasn't been active for over a year.
This isn't true... plus there is more than one. :P :)

 
Alexo User
ieWindows

I am trying to access http://userscripts-mirror.org/ but FF28 insists on substituting HTTPS for HTTP, and then complains of invalid SSL record.

I turned off HTTPS Everywhere but it did not help.
Effectively, FF prevents me from using the site. I have to use IE to reach it.

How can I prevent this behaviour?

 
Marti Scriptwright
FirefoxX11

Alexo wrote:
... but FF28 insists on substituting HTTPS for HTTP ...
How can I prevent this behaviour?
Do you have a user.js that is doing that for you too? If so disable that script... quickest way to tell is to temporarily disable GM by clicking it. You can always start in safe mode too to see if it's any Add-on or browser preference. Might try Firefox 29.0.1 too.


Just for the record for the topic of this conversation this is an access issue on USOs backbone and not USO itself.

 
Alexo User
ieWindows

Fucking scriptish does the redirect. Grrr....

 
Parakeet Scriptwright
FirefoxWindows

This site _needs_ a mirror so badly. The alternative sites are nowhere near as usable as userscripts.org, and hundreds if not thousands of popular userscripts rely on this site for pushing updates.

 
WakiMiko Scriptwright
FirefoxX11

This site needs to purged from the internet. It's full of spam and malicious scripts and half of its features don't even work. The site being inaccessible for most users is a good thing in my book.

 
noname120 Scriptwright
FirefoxWindows

OpenUserJS and Greasyfork are yet not sustainable replacements.

 
niknah Scriptwright
ChromeX11

Here's another alternative...

https://monkeyguts.com/

 
locus fredy User
ChromeWindows

what happend to userscripts.org, its not open at many countries, what the issue, admin kindly look into matter.

 
Alexo User
FirefoxWindows

Can anyone write a script to redirect USO to port 8080 until this is solved?
Unfortunately, not my area of expertise.
Thanks.

 
krisu Scriptwright
FirefoxWindows

If you are seriously complaning about alternatives not being sustainable replacements, then it doesn’t help that you don’t contribute them if you’re scriptwright!

Like seriously, what are the changes that USO will come back full spin? Close to zero I say. This site has been zombie for 2 years at least, it’s seriously time to move on, if admins don’t do nothing about it.

Grease Fork is really young site, only over two months old and already has lots of scripts. And it has USO import option. If you still want to use USO as main script host page, you can do that because it has mirroring option! It’s least that you can do.

Also, ArchiveTeam started backuping USO a day ago with ArchiveBot, check it here: http://archivebot.at.ninjawedding.org:4567/ (CTRL+F userscripts.org or scroll down).

But seriously, keep eyes on alternatives already and contribute if you can.

 
sizzlemctwizzle Scriptwright
ChromeX11

noname120 wrote:
OpenUserJS and Greasyfork are yet not sustainable replacements.
Only fools make wild claims with no logic or evidence to back it up.
Parakeet wrote:
The alternative sites are nowhere near as usable as userscripts.org
And Userscripts.org was nowhere near as usable as either existing alternatives when I found it 7 years ago (and it had already existed for 2 years). Development takes time. No one seems to have any patience. They just expect everything to be rainbows and unicorns overnight.

 
Marti Scriptwright
FirefoxX11

Alexo wrote:
Can anyone write a script to redirect USO to port 8080 until this is solved?
Nope. Only an Add-on can potentially intercept requests like this.

 
Alexo User
FirefoxWindows

Greasefire is an add-on.
Just saying...

 
Marti Scriptwright
FirefoxX11

Alexo wrote:
Greasefire is an add-on.
Just saying...
What were you about to say? "And the killer is *cough, hack, choke, wheeze*..." ;)

 
Parakeet Scriptwright
FirefoxWindows

And Userscripts.org was nowhere near as usable as either existing alternatives when I found it 7 years ago (and it had already existed for 2 years). Development takes time. No one seems to have any patience. They just expect everything to be rainbows and unicorns overnight.

GreasyFork.org looks like it’s entirely devoid of any stylesheets or decent design. I’m certainly all for people making alternatives, but when I read several actually suggest these sites as decent alternatives they still need a ways to go design-wise.

I’ve worked on designs before and they do take time, but releasing something into the wild in such a basic state isn’t the best way to gain support, although this was mainly an issue taking into account that people were looking for immediate alternatives recently thinking this site was gone.

Userscripts.org has a decent design, allows for easy install of userscripts via Greasemonkey, and continues to host some of the most popular userscripts. The spam issues and management seem to the two main issues with the site, not the usability.

 
Marti Scriptwright
FirefoxX11

Parakeet wrote:
releasing something into the wild in such a basic state isn’t the best way to gain support
Having testers available that report is a good thing... one can never predict how a client machine is going to be configured (and even changes out there on the web with different technologies). Issues will always crop up regardless if it's a polished finish or not.

From a design perspective most of us donate our limited time and genuine effort. Even though sometimes I "grill" some authors I do encourage constructive feedback with potential suggestions... not potential whining about what's wrong with whatever. Would it be more useful to adapt rather than be complacent? There are very few people that I know of on here that understand this site design (managing the site included) compared to the mass majority of the community. I, personally, am always looking to expand my understanding even when a curve ball is thrown in life. USO access may be hindered right now but I'm not going to do fearful speculation. I can present my concerns and move onto the next steps. Self redundancy is in each ScriptWrights hands, and everyone shouldn't need to be spoon fed and catered to.

sizzlemctwizzle wrote:
No one seems to have any patience. They just expect everything to be rainbows and unicorns overnight.
Amen to that.

 
Parakeet Scriptwright
FirefoxWindows

More power to the users behind Greasyfork, really. I certainly didn't mean it as a criticism of the goal, just pointing out that the design could use an overhaul to encourage more to use it instead of, or migrate from, userstyles.org.

 
Marti Scriptwright
FirefoxX11

Parakeet wrote:
just pointing out that the design could use an overhaul to encourage more to use it instead of, or migrate from, userstyles.org.
*ahem*(note that some of it is dated and not applicable any more) Since you appear to be newer to the site I'll let your lack of searching slide. :) I like the current OUJS look and feel... seems to do quite well on desktops and some larger screened touch screen cell phones (like USO does) and isn't natively left heavy. However visual aesthetics on both of those sites will improve with time as more features come online.

Quote for this week:

Never judge a book by its cover.

 
krisu Scriptwright
FirefoxWindows

Parakeet: I definitely agree with you, I issued this on Github: https://github.com/JasonBarnabe/greasyfork/issues/100 (issue 100, yay)

But like Jason has said in another topic, he launched the site quickly. I never liked how basic Userstyles.org and Greasy Fork looks and their UXs, specially when I’m very pickly about webdesign in general.

That said, I think it’s still better then OpenUserJS is IMO. OpenUserJS looks even worse personally, trying too hard with it’s current design.

But like Marti says, “Never judge a book by its cover.” That’s what I’m going with too.

 
trespassersW Scriptwright
FirefoxWindows

Alexo wrote:
Can anyone write a script to redirect USO to port 8080 until this is solved?
uso8080