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Poster: Dupenhagen Moonbat Date: Mar 28, 2015 9:02am
Forum: etree Subject: Exit Beta and Beta Forum Search Bookmarklets


Important notes: 1) All further updates to the bookmarklets/bookmarkable links will be made to https://archive.org/details/beta-exit, so open that page and bookmark it, if you find this post useful. 2)Unless told otherwise, open links therein in a new browser window or a new tab (a mantra which, while perhaps annoying, is far less so than lost and pissed off is). I finally tired of answering the exit survey every time I switched from Beta back to Original Recipe, and of having no simpler access to forum search in Beta. Hence, here's a series of nifty bookmarklets or bookmarkable links to give you a Beta forum search capability, and an even niftier bookmarklet to get you out of Beta with less fuss. Beta forum search JavaScript bookmarklet Note: only works while within an Archive page -- see "simpler search" further down the scroll if you'd rather not use JavaScript: Open this link in a new window or a new tab, then drag the small "bfs" (for "Beta forum search)" link at its upper left, to your bookmarks bar... ...or, achieve similar outcomes without JavaScript, thusly: Beta forum simpler search link bookmarklet: Drag ss (for "simpler search)" to your bookmarks bar, or simply open the link, preferably in a new window or a new tab, and bookmark it. Where the search terms field says "AND v2 beta," make it "AND beta" instead, and your results will number in the hundreds, rather than the twenty (twenty-one, with this post) you'll see at first. Make it "AND *" instead, and your results will number in the hundreds of thousands. Experiment with search terms and see what nuggets you can find. JavaScript Beta exit/enter switches: exit Beta bookmarklet Open this link in a new window or a new tab, then drag the small "eb" (for "exit Beta)" link at its upper left, to your bookmarks bar. enter Beta bookmarklet TBA

This post was modified by Dupenhagen Moonbat on 2015-03-28 16:02:43