After applying the various scripts and Adblock page elements blocking, the new forums look very, very good:
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<br />c Forum Index Page
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<br />c Forum Thread page
<br /> No more avatars, no more "More Stuff Like This" cr@p, no more Community Experts labels, no more Popular Discussions, no more Top Participants, no more points ratings, no more total numbers of posts for each user, no more nonsense.
<br /> My warmest thanks to Eric, Mark and Zenor, who provided the scripts and block filters for this excellent workaround.
Original names are lost since I only copied the messages to a text file, but here is what I am saving
If you're using FireFox 3, I may have a partial solution to the width issue.
Use this link to get started and then follow the steps below.
Step 1: Download the Stylish Add-on from the link on the page & restart FF.
Step 2: Install the Adobe Jive Forum style override from the above page using the "Load into Stylish" button.
Step 3: Enjoy?
If you ever need to temporarily revert back to the Adobe look, just uncheck the "Adobe Jive" item in the active styles list of the Stylish icon.
First, you need the Stylish 0.5.9 FF plug-in which you can get from:
Then Eric and Mark Boyd's Scripts
There are two parts:
Eric's "Force Full Browser Width":
Eric - Unfortunately I don't have much time to play with it more this weekend, but as you can see it is an easy game to play and open to anyone. All you need is FireBug, which allows you to modify the styles of a web page dynamically and see the results and Stylish to implement the changes you like permanently. (And a little CSS know-how, of course, but it is pretty easy to guess.)
These are not scripts of any kind, but user style sheets. They will work even if you turn off all scripting capabilities in the browser. Here is where I found it in IE7.
1. Save this to a plain text file with the .css extension
2. Tools->Internet Options->General
3. Click Accessibility
4. Turn on Format documents using my style sheet
5. Browse to that file and OK.
Just like Safari, it will effect all sites that happen to have identical rule selectors (names). If you visit another Jive forum and this messes it up for you, you will need to go back through that process and turn it off.
Here is the "Tired Eyes: no avatars" version combining Eric's and my rules. (added hiding avatars on the message index page)
Is it possible to tame Firefox to have it save threads as web pages (Ctrl+S) named by the headline, for use in archiving?
In this case it would be:
b Adobe Forums - The new forums layout and look have been tamed
As default, the name will be webx if the entire thread is shown, or a single figure being one less than the current first shown post, and then the user will have to type or somehow grasp the headline which is rather cumbersome and easily forgotten, leading to certain destruction of archived threads.
It works normally for the list of threads.
It is hard to have Firefox make the forums behave better and then lose it again when archiving is called for.
What I need is the ability to easily archive threads in a single web page format so it appears like the live thread and therefore is immediately recognized, and to easily update each thread in the archive when new posts are added.
Presently, I can do it in IE6 by just pressing Alt+F+A which gives the thread the right headline and saves it as a complete web page (including a folder with images etc). I could use the archive format to get a larger single web page (which is the default in IE7 as far as I remember, and maybe IE8), but that option is not available in FF3 where the default is complete web page.
A combination of the right, tamed, format and an easy archiving would make things easier/possible.
That's a preference, Jacob. In the ScrapBook menu enable the ScrapBook sidebar. There you'll find an Extra menu and inside that menu you can change the preferences. Look at the Organize tab and change the default folder.
You are very close to the preferences because you have already enabled the sidebar. As I do not use the English version of ScrapBook, I was not aware of that the Extra menu I mentioned above is called 'Tools' in the version you just installed.
So look at your screenshot, open the Tools menu on the ScrapBook sidebar and then go to the preferences and the Organize tab. Also, take a look at the Multi ScrapBook option.
I have Tools>Options>Organize>Save data to>Adobe Forums folder, which is the folder containing the folders for the different forums.
Unfortunately, the only thing that happens if I choose Capture Page/Capture Page As is that I get a 2KB file called ScrapBook.rdf in the Adobe Forums folder. No option to choose a subfolder, no web page saved.
However, as far as I can see, that would put all the threads from all the forums into the same (merged) folder under FF.
I already have a folder on my D drive holding a separate folder for each Adobe forum, the Illustrator folder alone having thousands of threads arranged under some 70 specific subject folders. I can reach any of these (sub)folders through a few clicks, and the thread is archived in the right place from the start. One day I hope to find a suitable way of uploading the archive so it is available to all.
So what I need is a way to continue the one set of forums/threads already arranged.