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[–]Jesus-Christ 5 insightful - 4 fun5 insightful - 3 fun6 insightful - 4 fun -  (3 children)

Holy shit I love you, this site is amazing lol.

[–][deleted] 2 insightful - 7 fun2 insightful - 6 fun3 insightful - 7 fun -  (2 children)

Thanks Lord, it's great to have your support.

[–]Jesus-Christ 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Amen brudda.

[–]Jesus 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

d3rr, how would one download RES for an older version of firefox. It says it is only for 57 firefox and up? Is there anyway to use RES for older versions? I can downlaod older versions of RES on firefox for reddit but I don't know how to do it for saidit.

[–]noah 3 insightful - 2 fun3 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 2 fun -  (11 children)

Any chance of Safari too?

[–]magnora7[S] 4 insightful - 2 fun4 insightful - 1 fun5 insightful - 2 fun -  (2 children)

No. Sorry. But what we are doing is taking the features from RES and porting them over to be native to the site, so hopefully eventually RESAE won't even be necessary at all.

[–]noah 4 insightful - 2 fun4 insightful - 1 fun5 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

Even better. Thank you.

[–][deleted] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (7 children)

RES works on old safari only*, it's deprecated:

[–]noah 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (6 children)

FYI it still works, as, Safari 12.0.0 is yet to be released publicly (alongside macOS Mojave). But yes, theres no future for RES on Safari.

[–][deleted] 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (5 children)

If you really want it I can try to build it for you, or you could give it a shot. Here's our process for changing it from reddit to saidit:

I have no Safari to test it on and it would certainly be a dev build and not something in the official Safari extension list.

[–]noah 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (4 children)

Thanks for the offer, but there's probably not much point since RES features will becoming native on SaidIt. I'm happy to wait haha.

[–][deleted] 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (3 children)

Cool man. Yeah figure out what other features you'd like ported from RES and post them somewhere so we get them onto our todo list.

[–]noah 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Only thing I can think of right now is being able to use the keyboard for various things, such as, Save (S), upvote (A), downvote (Z), expand (X), etc. Thank you.

[–]send_nasty_stuff 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (1 child)

has username tagging become native yet?

[–][deleted] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Nope RES only still

[–]JasonCarswell 3 insightful - 2 fun3 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 2 fun -  (3 children)

The BRAVE Beta browser is essentially a more secure Google Chrome clone, though the Brave folks would be insulted about that as there's so much more behind the GUI we don't know about. So Brave Beta can do most if not all the Chrome addons you like.

I followed the Chrome instructions with success.

I have one error:

Unrecognized manifest key 'minimum_opera_version'.

It displays a window with code in it highlighting just one line in yellow:

"minimum_opera_version": "48",

I'm guessing this is inconsequential.

[–]JasonCarswell 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

So several things come to mind now that it's installed. A tips window pops up and will do so every 24 hours until I click for it not to. I read a few of them and realized I'm not in a reading mood right now, and fortunately it will come back tomorrow. But some things I need to write down.

1) The Welcome Tip Window could be updated to say "SaidIt" instead of "Reddit". Not a big deal.

" Welcome to RES, a community-driven unofficial browser extension for Reddit. You can turn on, turn off, or change options for RES features using the gear icon link at the top right. For feature requests, or just help getting a question answered, be sure to subscribe to /r/Enhancement. "

" If RES has enhanced your reddit experience, please show your appreciation by donating or contributing! "

2) In another Tip it stated the RES development conversation was happening at r/somthing. This made me wonder...

Is there a way to auto-mirror select r/ conversations on s/ ?

3) Going furhter, is there a way to overlay r/ conversations with s/ where SaidIt folks can participate in Reddit conversations without leaving SaidIt, perhaps in a serverside frame or whatever? This would likely require SaidIt users to share their Reddit login data with SaidIt unless it can be browser managed. Already this is complicated.

Why is this important and how could this be a game changer? If SaidIt can overlay Reddit, who's to say this can't be done for other things. Naturally SaidIt content would need to be very distinguishable from the Reddit content incase someone forgets they're in the "hypersensitive" Reddit zone thereby prone to censorship or worse. Other things too, for example, InfoGalactic is very inefficient by trying to copy/mirror the entire encyclopedia, but have articles that are a couple years out of date. Furthermore, they have ZERO indications whether you're reading a WP or a new uncensored IG article, so if you were to look at an article, unless it's been edited/forked or original you are going to get a corporate WP version, and even an edited/forked version my only have been revised in a very limited capacity. There are a lot of ways to treat/resolve this wiki issue, but this is not the place for it.

Naturally some people may not want the Reddit or Wikipedia at all. Solution: under preferences.

InfoGalactic and Gab may not want to "overlay" on Wikipedia and Twitter, and perhaps SaidIt wouldn't want it either over Reddit or Voat. Maybe it's a new overlay paradigm. Or maybe this is a stupid idea.

[–]magnora7[S] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (1 child)

Glad you got it working! I was just wondering yesterday if anyone is using this RES feature. As long as it works, I'd ignore those errors.

[–]JasonCarswell 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

It works.

Initially I found it annoying because I finally was feeling accustomed to SaidIt and all of a sudden there's all this extra stuff messing it up. I'm sure I'll grow to appreciate these features. I like features.

[–]MaximilianKohler 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (2 children)

For firefox, you have to do it every time you restart your browser huh? It does seem to be temporary. /u/d3rr

[–][deleted] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (1 child)

I'll give it a test. It might act weird if it's installed in developer mode and not as an official extension.

Edit: yep, since the extension isn't officially released, you can only load it temporarily until you shut down. If you are into RES and want to use it, we can prioritize getting RES for SaidIt released properly.

There hasn't been much interest in RES so it's been on the backburner. The long term goal is to build RES features into the site directly, like how we have image expandos in comments now. What do you want to use the most from RES?

[–]MaximilianKohler 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

What do you want to use the most from RES?

I guess mostly the tags and vote tallies on individual users. I use the macros a lot on reddit.

I don't really notice stuff till it's gone, but looking through the settings the formatting links is another. New comment count + highlighting of new comments.

/r/toolbox addon is just as important as RES IMO.

[–]PaigeAP 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (2 children)

I tried it but it screwed with the upvoting icons and when I removed it screwed with settings I had on the actual RES for Reddit.

[–]magnora7[S] 1 insightful - 2 fun1 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 2 fun -  (1 child)

Ah sorry about that. Are you using firefox? /u/d3rr you may want to be aware of this

[–]PaigeAP 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

Yeah, I'm on Firefox.

[–]labatts_blue 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (8 children)

I think there are some steps missing from these instructions (like where to unpack the zip file to and where the /dist/chrome folder is).

[–]magnora7[S] 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

I think you can unpack the zip file in to the /chrome/dist folder. I'm honestly not sure where that is though, I apologize.

/u/d3rr can explain this more, he wrote the instructions and ported RES for saidit.

[–][deleted] 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (5 children)

Here's some better instructions. It's kind of broken right now, scores aren't displaying. What feature from RES do you want to use the most?

/u/magnora7 will you update this page? I made better install instructions, but the scores aren't showing with our voting model changes. It's probably a good few hours to figure out how to fix it.

New known issues: scores don't display

### Chrome

* Download for Chrome (or Opera) here:
* Open the zip file and copy the contents to a new folder, named something like SaidIt
* Go to the Chrome Menu -> More tools -> Extensions, and tick the "Developer Mode" checkbox
* Click "Load unpacked"
* Navigate to the folder you created earlier and click Open
* You should now see "Reddit Enchancement Suite for SaidIt" installed

### Firefox

* Download for Firefox here:
* Open the zip file and copy the contents to a new folder, named something like SaidIt
* Go to Firefox menu -> Add-ons
* In the gear/settings dropdown menu on the right, choose "Debug Add-ons" (or navigate to `about:debugging`)
* Check the "Enable add-on debugging" checkbox on the Add-ons tab
* Click "Load Temporary Add-on" 
* Navigate to the folder you created earlier and click Open
* You should now see "Reddit Enchancement Suite for SaidIt" installed

### Microsoft Edge

* Download for Edge here:
* Naviate to `about:flags` and tick the "Enable extension developer features" checkbox.
* Click "Load extension" on the extensions menu
* Navigate to the new folder you created earlier and click Open
* You should now see "Reddit Enchancement Suite for SaidIt" installed

[–]magnora7[S] 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (1 child)

Sure I'll update the instructions, thanks.

[–]Node 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

While I'm here in the past, hope all is going well for you and your family. Hope your mom is better after the surgery.

d3rr is doing an excellent job of holding things together while you're away, btw.

[–]Node 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (2 children)

I don't downvote often, but when I do it's because I've clicked 'fun', and RES still thinks that's the downvote.

Is that something that could be changed in a few minutes, or is it a whole recoding job?

[–][deleted] 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (1 child)

I'd have to see exactly what you are talking about changing. It's probably quick. I need to revisit this RES thing, Jesus is interested in using it too.

[–]Node 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

If it's easy, it might be as simple as changing the - to a + for the fun voting choice, which was the downvote on reddit.

What it does now is increment your displayed vote score total on that account by one when insightful is clicked, and decrement by one when fun is clicked. Clicking both results in no change in the displayed score, as they cancel out.

d3rr [+14][F] 2 insightful - 0 fun - 21 minutes ago

Now that I'm typing this, an actually worse problem is that the "dropdown window or bar" from the comment directly above this edit window overlaps onto this window.

Out to the left of the header for your comment, just to the left of the insightful bulb, is the [-].

The 'activation bar' for that hide/show button extends down as far as the 'save' box below, and overlaps on this edit window by a full character, and right up against the first displayed character on the left margin. The effect is when you try to place your cursor at the beginning of an existing line, that entire bar highlights and hides both the text box and the above comment if you click.

So to place your cursor at the beginning of an existing line, you have to put it after the first character and use the arrow key to jump to the left. If the first character is wide, clicking on the left side of it can work, but that's impossible with a character like an "l".

Looks like this. Maybe this text edit box can be moved slightly to the right?

[–][deleted] 1 insightful - 2 fun1 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

I think the zip can be unzipped anywhere... and the dist folder is inside it? We'll try to improve these docs.

[–]Ratherpleasent 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Question, why didn't you just add the extension to the chrome store itself? Also, do you have a public repo to make contributions?

[–]suzew 1 insightful - 2 fun1 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

[–][deleted] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (1 child)

I think we should un-sticky this and sticky this instead:

[–]magnora7[S] 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Good idea, done.