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

WEBSITE DOWN FOR MOST USERS

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Parakeet Scriptwright
FirefoxWindows

Will Bond’s Sublime Text Package Control site is a nice example of a home page dedicated to an index of addons. The first thing you see are clearly presented lists of packages and a good real-time search.

Something similar for userscripts would be very nice.

Since you appear to be newer to the site I’ll let your lack of searching slide. :)

I’ve actually used userscripts.org for a couple of years for discovering userjs :p, this is an alt account. There are definitely things that could be vastly improved, such as the home page, search, issue (‘discussion’) pages, and general atmosphere of the site design. Not perfect, but a good place to cherry pick what they did well enough – clearly presented script pages for example, which is often where people are directly coming to from blog posts or Google searches.

 
Alexo User
FirefoxWindows

The best (and maybe the only) reason to use USO is stated right on the front page: "137,299 scripts"
Even if 95% of them prove to be spam, broken, abandoned or otherwise useless. the remaining 5% is still an order of magnitude larger than the *total* number on the closest competitor.

Unless the majority of the scriptwrights choose to migrate, USO it is.

 
Alexo User
FirefoxWindows

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/...
Life is good again.

 
LL25255252 Scriptwright
FirefoxWindows

@Alexo,
Can you post a screenshot of the Redirector rule you use.

TIA.

 
Alexo User
FirefoxWindows

Include Pattern: ^https?://userscripts\.org/(.*)
Redirect To: http://userscripts-mirror.org/$1
Pattern Type: Regular Expression
Enabled

 
trespassersW Scriptwright
FirefoxWindows

redirector screenshot
include pattern: (.*?)s?\://(.*?)\buserscripts.org\/(.*)
Redirect To: $1://$2userscripts-mirror.org/$3

 
Makaze Scriptwright
ChromeX11

To all of you who suggested new alternatives like Greasy Fork and OpenUserJS...

I really want to migrate just for activity, but there is a problem. I absolutely need my scripts to look attractive to laymen.

Some people brought up design concerns with Greasy Fork, and I echo them. Even I, as a scriptwright, had a bit of trouble navigating the interface. It is one of the least user friendly sites I've seen. It may have the functionality down, but if I have to tediously hand hold the people I link my scripts to, is it really worth the trouble?

OpenUserJS is somewhat buggy and I can't tell how well it's going to move forward. I'm not confident that it can reliably host my scripts when trying to start a new discussion throws a 'file/folder not found' error. I hope it comes up because it looks like a good project. To those who are making it, I suggest going for a simpler look and removing the pinstripe backgrounds, huge icons and things like that. Where Greasy Fork didn't try at all to look good, OpenUserJS could use a little more simplicity and functionality instead of flashiness. No offense meant.

The other sites don't hold a candle to either of these (yet).

 
krisu Scriptwright
FirefoxWindows

Makaze: http://userscripts-mirror.org/topics/215963?page=1#posts-621590

 
erosman Scriptwright
FirefoxWindows

What is the latest?
Is someone working on the USO server issue?
Is there an ETA?

PS. I see even with the serve problems, spammers/malware posters still manage to post their spam/scripts.

 
Mikha Scriptwright
FirefoxWindows

Any ETA ? Thx !

 
Neewb Scriptwright
FirefoxWindows

If the GreasyFork dude is reading this, then at the very least, put in something basic like Twitter Bootstrap so the site looks decent.

 
LL25255252 Scriptwright
FirefoxWindows

@trespassersW and @Alexo,
Thank you both for posting your settings for the redirector addon but they both failed for me.

 
Marti Scriptwright
FirefoxX11

LL25255252 wrote:
@trespassersW and @Alexo,
Thank you both for posting your settings for the redirector addon but they both failed for me.
I believe it only works if a page is successfully loaded first. Initial page load from about:blank or about:newtab(and bookmarks that open in new tabs, address bar, etc.) will still timeout if using the default port. The potential Add-on needs to observe what is being requested and alter the request (from the address bar, bookmarks, etc.) Any of the existing "workarounds" shown here still won't help those behind a proxy that blocks any alternate ports.

 
trespassersW Scriptwright
FirefoxWindows

Marti wrote:
I believe it only works if ...
Can you provide an example when it doesn't work?
 
Marti Scriptwright
FirefoxX11

trespassersW wrote:
Can you provide an example when it doesn't work?
Open in existing tab, or open in a new tab, or paste into the address bar, or open from bookmarks ... this absolute url of http://userscripts.org times out for me too.

 
trespassersW Scriptwright
FirefoxWindows

well, i see http://userscripts-mirror.org/ (using Redirector)

 
Marti Scriptwright
FirefoxX11

trespassersW wrote:
well, i see http://userscripts-mirror.org/ (using Redirector)
Might be an Add-on issue or a cross-platform issue. I see exactly http://userscripts.org even after a page refresh just to be sure and disabled GM.

This is the firebug edit html

<a href="http://userscripts.org">http://userscripts.org</a>

Just tried it in a clean profile with just Redirector and same results... no go.

 
trespassersW Scriptwright
FirefoxWindows

new tab, GM off, exactly http://userscripts.org , Fx28

 
Marti Scriptwright
FirefoxX11

Here's my screen caps... I didn't bother with the Example URL field since that's for the Test pattern button. Copied your rules and the other set posted from Alexo and no redirect anywhere.

uso8080 redirector Linux screen shotuso8080 redirector Win7 screen shot
Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux x86_64; rv:29.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/29.0
(29.0.1 Moz 64bit)
Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; rv:29.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/29.0
(29.0.1 Moz 32bit on 64bit Win7)
Redirector 2.8.1
Clean profiles

 
trespassersW Scriptwright
FirefoxWindows

enigma.. maybe it's worth to bother with example url?

edit: stupid guess: don't you see R in red circle icon somewhere on your toolbar? click on it, if so.

 
Marti Scriptwright
FirefoxX11

trespassersW wrote:
maybe it's worth to bother with example url?
Already tried that. ;)

trespassersW wrote:
don't you see R in red circle icon somewhere on your toolbar?
Currently in a clean profile Redirector adds it in the Add-on bar which is removed in Firefox 29+... but the Add-on and rule is enabled.