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mortimer? 4:29pm, 1 August 2006


So, after seeing the new Invite photos to the group from .CK, I decided to release a clean version of my modification to Steeev original Group Promotion Tool.

This script also adds a select box, but with random comment that you create yourself. I have created this to manage all the specific signature (when voting, etc...) in comments that are required by a lot of group rules.

To create a new entry in a this drop down menu:
- select some text on the page (or not)
- go to the menu Tools->User Script Commands->Add a new quick comment
- you will be prompted for some informations, fill that in and you are done.

In the prompt:
- 'name' is the text that will appear in the drop down message,
- 'comment' is the comment you want to insert automatically. This will already be filled if you have selected some text on the page.

And the link for installation is 6v8.gamboni.org/Flickr-Quick-Comment.html
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.CK 12 years ago
Wow, this is cool. This self-defined comment set is the best friend of my 'Invite photos to group' script.
clickykbd PRO 12 years ago
This is pretty cool, though I am still partial to the global "seen in XX" tagline, which serves the same function as many of these custom taglines that groups ask for.
mortimer? 12 years ago
ho yes clickykbd, know I mostly use the referer script "seen in XX", but some voting group ask for long comments, that's why I use that one.

It's also useful to prefil "thank you" comments, and this type of comments you would put quite often.
Chris Dymond 12 years ago
This is a really useful script for all the rating and promotion groups, but I do have one question:
How do you remove a quick comment from the list if you've made a mistake?
mortimer? 12 years ago
Ha Chris... I knew someone will come up with that question, but I was lazy ;)

I updated the script to v0.2 where you will find a second menu item added by the script (in the user script commands menu under tools): "Edit quick comments" which shows you a list of your existing comments.

If you want remove one, just uncheck it and save.
Chris Dymond 12 years ago
Hooray!! :-)
Thanks Mortimer?
यश 12 years ago
Wow this makes life foe members of comment groups so easy. save all the html/links/images in quickcomments and just two clicks whenever u want does it!
rgdaniel PRO 12 years ago
Can't seem to get this working, see my comment on userscripts.org

userscripts.org/scripts/show/5106
AllanThinks 12 years ago
This works for me in comments to photos, but does not seem to work in Group discussions (where I need it the most).
mortimer? 12 years ago
in fact, I have not made it for that, but I suppose I could. But I don't see how group posting could be repetitive? do you have an example?
mortimer? 12 years ago
You can reinstall the script, I have updated it so that it also shows the quick comment box on the group disccussion pages.
AllanThinks Posted 12 years ago. Edited by AllanThinks (member) 12 years ago
Thanks for updating it. I am participating in a daily phot diary group. All participants have their own topic in the group. When I comment on other's diaries, I like to leave a link to my own topic.

Everyone does it manually, but this will make it easier.

Thanks again.

Edit: I had to modify one of the defined URLs to get it to work in group discussions. I changed:

*flickr.com/groups/*/discuss

to

*flickr.com/groups/*

and it works like a charm. Thanks again.
quarrelsome hair [deleted] 12 years ago
Thanks for the very helpful script, mortimer? :)
I had installed this script from the link in your original message.
however i stil cant remove some of my quick comments... the user script commands in my tools menu only has "Add quick comments". No edit. :(
mortimer? 12 years ago
Sorry VanesKa tHOmz, I made a terrible mix up between an old version and the one with the comment removal bit. Hopefully, I could find a backup.

If you reinstall the script now, you should be able to remove the comments you do not want AND use the script with groups.
quarrelsome hair [deleted] 12 years ago
thanks mortimer?..
but i already did that numerous times (uninstall & reinstall, quitting in between too) before posting the earlier message but the comment i didnt want was stil there...
nevermind.. i shall wait patiently for your updated version :) thanks again for the great script!
mortimer? 12 years ago
What I meant VanesKa is that I already updated the script ;)

So now, when you reinstall it, you won't loose the messages that you already stored, but you'll have (under tools->greasemonkey->user scripts command) a tool to remove the unwanted comments.
quarrelsome hair [deleted] Posted 12 years ago. Edited by quarrelsome hair (member) 12 years ago
oh alright... i try now. thanks :)
quarrelsome hair [deleted] 12 years ago
Works wonderfully! Thanks mortimer?!
Leviathor PRO Posted 12 years ago. Edited by Leviathor (member) 12 years ago
Pierre, about the only thing I'd suggest is adding a feature to add multiple invites at one time via the "Add" feature. It's pretty tedious adding multiple entries and having to click through menus each time.

Between the "Add" and "Cancel" buttons, perhaps an "Add Another" button.
Rafal S. 12 years ago
I used to handle this with self-made bookmarklets created before I even discovered the flickr hacks.
I needed to add another one today and decided to test your script. It simplifies the thing a lot and I am already a fan of it :)

Two remarks:
- add new comment and edit comments dialogs (plus a gray background to make them modal) are absolutely positioned. When you scroll the page they scroll away too. Fixed positioning should solve it.
- add new comment and edit comments windows allow opening several instances. Not a big problem. Perhaps not a problem at all. Just letting you know.
mscjwharton 12 years ago
Thank you so much for building this script. I have installed it but I am not finding the quick comment box showing up above the reply box. Is it possible that one of my other greasemonkey scripts is arguing with it. I uninstalled and reinstalled also.
Rafal S. Posted 12 years ago. Edited by Rafal S. (member) 12 years ago
I guess you need to add at least one comment to make the box show. I mean the quick comment in the script config.
mscjwharton 12 years ago
I am sorry to seem like such an idiot but I don't seem to be able to figure out where to find the place to add a comment.
mscjwharton 12 years ago
Oooh, I think maybe I found it. Under tools ->User Script Commands->Add a New Quick Command. Am I right?
Rafal S. 12 years ago
For me its tools -> greasemonkey -> user script commands -> ...
But the place is correct.
Rafal S. Posted 12 years ago. Edited by Rafal S. (member) 12 years ago
: I have two more remarks on your script:

1. It doesn't store unicode values correctly. I have some comments in Polish and some Polish characters are lost after reload.
It could be considered a GM bug that it fails to store unicode with GM_setValue, but affects your script.
The solution is pretty simple and described here.

2. I would like to have the quick comments sorted by name. Would be easier to find one when there are quite many there.
Again, simple quicktags.sort() in event listener for adding the quick comments should do the trick.

I've done both tweaks for myself. I can send you the patched code if you wish.
Chatdurouge 12 years ago
Umm...could you make it work so that when I edit a comment it shows up there? I don't know it it's possible or not, but I've often needed to add something that I have in my quick comment when I edit a post.
Sleepless in Somerset PRO 12 years ago
OOOhhh........ this is so useful. One thing I have just found though...

Typically, the main group page of a group will show you any text you need to cut and paste into the photo comments (I'm thinking of the various rating groups here). I tried highlighting that text and then going to "Tools > Greasemonkey > User Script Commands" but it was greyed out when I was on that particular page. I realised this was because the only pages the script was set to work on didn't include the main groups page but only included discussions within groups. I amended the settings to allow it to be used on "www.flickr.com/groups/* " and then it now allows you to highlight the text on a group's main page and then add it as a new comment into the list of comments.

Cool script though!!
mortimer? 12 years ago
Ok, it's all done, I modified the script include/exclude part so that you can select text from the group front page (that was the orginal idea ;)

I also added support for the following pages:
- group post new topic
- group edit message
- photo edit message

You just have to reinstall the script and you'll be done.

If you see any other cases, let me know.
egrobichaud PRO 12 years ago
This is a very, very cool script. Thanks!

Question: I am assuming you're storing all the strings in a file somewhere (versus the Windows registry). Where is that file located? Is it generally text editable? Each of the groups on here has their own unique comment format they like to see, and I was thinking it might be interesting to be able to have a master list you can install with all the pre-set strings for the 30 or 40 or so of the most common/popular groups... Also, I surf Flickr from 3 different computers (work, home and laptop) and don't look forward to recreating every entry three times over, by hand... (PS: I work for myself, so surfing 'from work' is ok! *grin*).

Thanks again.
mortimer? 12 years ago
Well, it's in a text file somewhere, but not mine. I write into the Firefox "registry" and this is stored in a file in your profile directory (look on Mozilla site, they explain how to find it).

When you have found your profile folder, open the pref.js file and look for lines with:
user_pref("greasemonkey.scriptvals.http://6v8.gamboni.org//Flickr Quick Comment.quicktag",....

The second part is the values stored by the quick comment script. you can copy paste this line to your pref.js on the other computer if you want.

There is no real easy way to do that another way I think.
egrobichaud PRO 12 years ago
Yes, I found that. Ok, thanks. :-)
ToniVC PRO Posted 12 years ago. Edited by ToniVC (member) 12 years ago
I also would like to have a SORT feature that would sort all my comments by name.

Meanwhile, Rafal S. , would you please send me the patch you did in order to achieve this?

Thanks!

Toni
ToniVC PRO 12 years ago
Also, it seems the script doesn't handle special characters very well. For instance this invitation:

*****START
╒═════════╣╠═════════╕
This Masterpiece would deserve to appear in :

" ╠Art Libre-Free Art-Arte Libre-Freie Kunst-invited pix only╣ .

tag with : "ArtLibre" and consider to join us :o)

"When I photograph, what I'm really doing is seeking answers to things."

[Wynn Bullock] - American photographer
╘═════════╣╠═════════╛
*****END

gets pasted as:

*****START
RPPPPPPPPPc`PPPPPPPPPU
This Masterpiece would deserve to appear in :

" `Art Libre-Free Art-Arte Libre-Freie Kunst-invited pix onlyc .

tag with : "ArtLibre" and consider to join us :o)

"When I photograph, what I'm really doing is seeking answers to things."

[Wynn Bullock] - American photographer
XPPPPPPPPPc`PPPPPPPPP[
*****END

Any idea?
Kathy~ PRO 12 years ago
is anyone else having problems with this, that if you write a comment and then do the quick comment, like for an icon anything written disappears.

you can put the quick comment anywhere on the page (box) and text disappears.
mortimer? 12 years ago
Yes, I have the same problem... even if you type text after inserting the quick comment and post... Flickr will only remember what you added with the quick comment tool...

I haven't found the problem yet, but am still investigating.
ToniVC PRO 12 years ago
I have the same problem... but only since yesterday! It was working perfectly well and suddenly started to behave wrongly...
Todd Moon Posted 12 years ago. Edited by Todd Moon (member) 12 years ago
Mine's behaving ok so far.

Testing quick comment.

Thanks for the script!
Leviathor PRO 12 years ago
I just installed the GM update and the same issue is now happening to me.
ToniVC PRO 12 years ago
Yes Leviathor, the problem started in my case after upgrading GM too. But then I downgraded it to the previous version but it solved nothing :(

It's a real shame because this is one of the most useful scripts I'm using, and by far the best for comments...
squarefrog Posted 12 years ago. Edited by squarefrog (member) 12 years ago
ToniVC What you need to do is insert the odd characters as html unicode. I'm in a group which uses the black star character - ★ which i had to type in as & # 9733; with no spaces.

You can find the codes for unicode characters here.
mortimer? 11 years ago
Ok, the posting issue has been correcter, I don't know what it was, but it seems to work with the new version. Just reinstall the script over the existing one.
ToniVC PRO 11 years ago
Thanks squarefrog!

Mortimer, thanks a lot for solving that annoying problem! Now, to be simplt perfect, you could only add the sorting feature ;)
mortimer? 11 years ago
Ok, the sort bit is discussable, but I still added it. I also added Rafal S. other suggestion to escape weird characters and it seems to work great with ToniVC problem.

Just go and get the new version.
ToniVC PRO 11 years ago
Wow!! Thanks a lot Mortimer!! Now Quick Comments is simply PERFECT!! :)

As for the sort bit being discussable, I agree. Maybe you could add a little checkbox on the Edit menu to select if you want to sort entries or not? I think it should be very easy to do, and it would no doubt be a wonderful addition ;)
sunshinecity 11 years ago
HElp anyone?
I "broke" my browser somehow. I'm not sure wtf I did, but I've lost the all my bookmarks and the drop down "quick comment" menu.
I managed to retrieve my bookmarks, but as far as the quck comments, goes they and the drop down menu itself are gone!

Anyone have any tips, suggestions or dieas? Care to help me unbreak my browser?

fyi, the monkey at the bottom and the script code in my greasemonkey settings are all intact and the way they should be.
fonsico 11 years ago
this is the No. 1 companion to Flickr. Wonderful job.
mortimer? 11 years ago
Isunshinecity is the monkey showing the quick comment script in his list?

If it does, have you tried defining new items, you need at least one for the menu to display.
humpelbein 11 years ago
"Edit quick comments"

This gives me only the opportunity to delete a comment.

What I understand under the expression "EDIT" is to change a comment or add some more words.

For example "this is a nice picture" will be changed to
"this is a great picture".

Could you change the program in this direction please?
mortimer? 11 years ago
Sorry suraki.2003, it says "Edit quick comments" as "edit the list of comments" ;)

I could change it but really don't have time right now, so what you can do is delete the misspelled comment and add a new one with the correction, it's not that difficult.
mortimer? Posted 11 years ago. Edited by mortimer? (member) 11 years ago
the new version 0.7 is now localised in English and French. Just update.

If you want to help translate in another of the flickr supported language, please go to:
mortimer.rezo.net/trad-lang/trad_lang.php
mortimer? 11 years ago
Thanks to Perla*, this script is fully translated in Português.
luigi morante 11 years ago
well, I`ll be damned!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I`m sure you guys are much smarter than I am but one thing`s sure...the script doesn`t work on my system. BTW,I uninstalled and reinstalled it three times, downloading the most recent version.
What I cannot understand is that it works (apparently) in pool discussions but NOT on photostream comments...so...why does the drop-down menu appear in photostream pages if it`s not supposed to work there? and, if this really is the case, I don`t need the script, because my group discusssion posts are extremely rare. Thanks for your help.
mortimer? 11 years ago
hum, it works fine for me on photo comments. Did you register comments?
can you go to the error console(tools->error console) and:
1- clear it
2- select to show only errors
3- reload the page and try to add a comment with the tool
4- tell us if you see any errors: after reload, after trying to post a comment

do you have any other GM scripts enabled? have you tried to disable all of them first?
Ronen M Posted 11 years ago. Edited by Ronen M (member) 11 years ago
Error loading and installing ...

Hi mortimer
I have problems with installing your scripts. any ideas ?


I have some other GM scripts working on my sys:


Thanks

Ronen
mortimer? 11 years ago
Ronen M, my server is dead, please get the script from:
userscripts.org/scripts/show/5106
Ronen M 11 years ago
mortimer? wrote
Ronen M, my server is dead, please get the script from:
userscripts.org/scripts/show/5106


Thank you my dear friend.
vikisuzan PRO 11 years ago
Awesome!

Has anyone had problems with this causing comments you post to be in bold text. I am having that problem in my photostream, but not elsewhere:
flickr.com/photos/vikis/2161539986/in/photostream/
flickr.com/photos/vikis/2160737655/in/photostream/
mrpb27 PRO 11 years ago
I just deleted all my quick comments by mistake, is there any way to retrieve them? :-(
HakanGil 11 years ago
I think to reinstall windows at weekend..
How can i backup my quick comments ?

I'll try to copy Firefox folder in "Program Files".. Is it enough ?
Zoolcar9 Posted 11 years ago. Edited by Zoolcar9 (member) 11 years ago
Backup all folders in
"C:\Documents and Settings\(your username)\Application Data\Mozilla".
Restore it before you re-install Firefox.
kind tank [deleted] 11 years ago
This looks really good - I've downloaded it and everything. I am just really stupid and I'm not entirely sure how to add a quick comment... please help!
mortimer? 11 years ago
right click on the monkey face at the bottom of ur firefox window, under "user script commands..." you will have a add new quick comment item. If you have any text selected, this will be used to bootstrap the comment ;)
kind tank [deleted] 11 years ago
Thank you!
soubim 10 years ago
Hi ..

I installed the new version of the grease monkey and script stopped working, what to do?
reno_fog 10 years ago
Same problem
same :-(((
mortimer? 10 years ago
I have GM script 0.8.20080609.0 with Firefox3rc3 and it work perfect for me on OS X.
What system are u using? do you get any errors in the console?
reno_fog Posted 10 years ago. Edited by reno_fog (member) 10 years ago
Malformed URI sequence. I have no Idea what that is or what to do.
PixelBoxPhoto PRO 10 years ago
same problem after Grease monkey update :((
Joanna Vou 10 years ago
Same here. I just saw that my quick comment script disappeared after my update.
PixelBoxPhoto PRO 10 years ago
if you guys install the old ver of Grease Monkey it will work again until it gets fixed :)
Joanna Vou 10 years ago
Do you have the link of the old version of Grease Monkey so we can re-install?
mortimer? 10 years ago
what versions of Firefox/Greasemonkey do you use?
PixelBoxPhoto PRO 10 years ago
@Anna_Greece http://www.greasespot.net/

@mortimer? FireFox 2.0.0.14

had to roll Grease Monkey back to 0.6.8.20070314.0
reno_fog 10 years ago
mortimer? FireFox 2.0.0.14
kctwinmommy PRO 10 years ago
I have the same FireFox, but I can't find the older version of GM!?! I went to Greasespot, but didn't see the other versions... anyone have the straight link!?
kctwinmommy PRO 10 years ago
OK, I found the older versions, but none seem to be working...
kctwinmommy PRO 10 years ago
This is the 3rd version, still nothing...
reno_fog Posted 10 years ago. Edited by reno_fog (member) 10 years ago
Do you think uninstalling and then reinstalling would help?
I also notice than in user script commands that the option to add the quick comments is gone.
kctwinmommy PRO 10 years ago
reno_fog wrote
Do you think uninstalling and then reinstalling would help?
I also notice than in user script commands that the option to add the quick comments is gone.
yeah, me too! And now my name/icon reply is gone! Argh!!!
mortimer? 10 years ago
hum, I tried with Firefox 3rc3 and Firefox 2.0.0.14 with GM 0.8.20080609 (default update proposed by Firefox)... and it work fine for me.
I am on OS X.. it might be a problem with the windows version of Firefox.

Is that the only script that doesn't work?

Does it appear in the list of activated scripts when you right click on the monkey face at the bottom?

what if you create a new quick comment?
kctwinmommy PRO 10 years ago
mortimer? wrote
hum, I tried with Firefox 3rc3 and Firefox 2.0.0.14 with GM 0.8.20080609 (default update proposed by Firefox)... and it work fine for me.
I am on OS X.. it might be a problem with the windows version of Firefox.

Is that the only script that doesn't work?

Does it appear in the list of activated scripts when you right click on the monkey face at the bottom?

what if you create a new quick comment?


OK, as I said, I'm not very knowledgeable on this stuff, but I have FF 2.0.0.14 and I've tried about 3-4 different GM's and I'm still missing the icon reply and quick comment. It shows them as being there when I right click below.I can't even create a new quick comment!

I can only manage use scripts or new user scripts...
reno_fog 10 years ago
mortimer? wrote
what if you create a new quick comment?

Will NOT allow me to create a new quick comment... I know a while back there was a problem and one had to go into the script and change a line.
Do you think un installing and the reinstalling the script would do any good... kctwinmommy wrote
I'm not very knowledgeable on this stuff

Me either
Joanna Vou Posted 10 years ago. Edited by Joanna Vou (member) 10 years ago
@ mortimer? Same problem here.
I rolled back to Grease Monkey back to 0.6.8.20070314.0 and installed again but the Quick comment box still doesn't exist. It's not there.
When I click on my Manager user scripts I see that the Flickr Quick Comment script is there.... but I the create a new comment isn't .
Will uninstalling the Flickr Quick Comment script and re-installing do the trick?
I'm really at a loss now without this script!!!!

Is there any other Quick Comment script available so I can create my own comments?
kctwinmommy PRO 10 years ago
Anna_Greece
wrote
@ mortimer? Same problem here.
I rolled back to Grease Monkey back to 0.6.8.20070314.0 and installed again but the Quick comment box still doesn't exist. It's not there.
When I click on my Manager user scripts I see that the Flickr Quick Comment script is there.... but I the create a new comment isn't .
Will uninstalling the Flickr Quick Comment script and re-installing do the trick?
I'm really at a loss now without this script!!!!

Is there any other Quick Comment script available so I can create my own comments?


Yeah, I just updated my FF to the 3... version, and then it automatically updated my GM add-on to the 0.8... version. The quote capability is there, as you can see, as well as the name/icon reply, which wasn't before. But my quick comment is still gone! =(
*sapa* PRO 10 years ago
I can't get it to work either :-(
DawnsShadow PRO 10 years ago
I am having the same issues. I am running FF 2.0 and didn't upgrade anything. I just logged on the other day and the quick comments were gone. I haven't tried doing anything yet until I hear what is working best for everyone. I am loosing my mind though, it is a pain in the butt!!
reno_fog 10 years ago
reno_fog wrote
Do you think un installing and the reinstalling the script would do any good...


Still wondering
kctwinmommy PRO 10 years ago
reno_fog wrote
reno_fog wrote
Do you think un installing and the reinstalling the script would do any good...


Still wondering


I tried that too, didn't work!!
soubim 10 years ago
Firefox 3rc3 with GM 0.8.20080609.0

The script appears on the list and activated, but I can not generate new comments rapid ...

Only this script has ceased to function ...
mortimer? 10 years ago
ok, I have tried: Windows, Linux, OSX with Firefox 2.0.0.14 and OS X with 3rc3 and GM 0.8.20080609.0 and I can't reproduce any of your problems guys :(

It's a big hard for me to debug if I can't reproduce... Could you:
1- deactivate all other GM script you have
2- tell me on what page you have the problem
3- go to tools>error console, click on clear
4- reload the page
5- in the console, just display the errors. Copy that and send them to me (here or flickr mail)
Maerten Prins 10 years ago
Hi mortimer,
I have the same problem. This excellent script just disappeared. I upgraded greasemonkey and now the quick comment option has gone. I tried to do what you suggested, and I found this error in line 169:
return decodeURIComponent( escape( s ) );
Does this make any sense to you?

kindly,
Netream
soubim Posted 10 years ago. Edited by soubim (member) 10 years ago
...

*flickr.com/photos/*
*flickr.com/groups/*/discuss*
*flickr.com/groups*
*flickr.com/photos/*/editcomment*


In none of these pages the script works ...

The problem is that the option to enter a new comment does not appear on the menu of firefox, even when the script is with the option to launch ...


Even when they turn off all other scripts and leave only the quick comment enabled it does not give the option to enter a new comment.
kctwinmommy PRO 10 years ago
Netream wrote
Hi mortimer,
I have the same problem. This excellent script just disappeared. I upgraded greasemonkey and now the quick comment option has gone. I tried to do what you suggested, and I found this error in line 169: return decodeURIComponent( escape( s ) );
Does this make any sense to you?

kindly,
Netream


I got the same error... =(

BTW - thanks for trying to help us at least!
mortimer? 10 years ago
Netream, what is the error message?
Maerten Prins 10 years ago
I'm sorry, I thought this was the error message ...
return decodeURIComponent( escape( s ) );
How do I get to see the error message?
flat shelf [deleted] 10 years ago
this shit is gone....what happened?
mortimer? 10 years ago
Netream, well, usually, the console says something more than just a snippet of code, but maybe not ;)
I will check what's special around there.
mortimer? 10 years ago
Ok... there might be a problem with how the quick comments were stored before the update... and that might not be compatible with now.

Could you please open in your address bar: 'about:config', it will tell you that you should be careful... in the search field, enter 'quicktag', you should find a key:
greasemonkey.scriptvals.http://6v8.gamboni.org//Flickr Quick Comment.quicktag
erase it.

This will erase all your existing comments, so make sure you remember which one you had ;)
I hope this solves the problem and you can now add new comments again.
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