'Good Twitter' Add-on

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'Good Twitter' Add-on

Unread post by Genny » 2019-07-23, 05:30

"Good Twitter" is a new add-on that allows Twitter users to revert to the original design version. The new design is awful.
This is all I know about the origin of the add-on. I tried it in Firefox and it works. I would love to be able to use it in Pale Moon, my fav browser. Thank you.

https://github.com/ZusorCode/GoodTwitter

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Re: 'Good Twitter' Add-on

Unread post by New Tobin Paradigm » 2019-07-23, 06:21

Okay. That's nice but what do you want anyone here to do?

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Re: 'Good Twitter' Add-on

Unread post by Takanashi » 2019-07-23, 06:36

Genny wrote:
2019-07-23, 05:30
"Good Twitter" is a new add-on that allows Twitter users to revert to the original design version. The new design is awful.
This is all I know about the origin of the add-on. I tried it in Firefox and it works. I would love to be able to use it in Pale Moon, my fav browser. Thank you.

https://github.com/ZusorCode/GoodTwitter
this addon just changes user agent for twitter to

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Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 9.0; WOW64; Trident/7.0; rv:11.0)
you can do it yourself in about:config page by adding new override rule

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general.useragent.override.twitter.com

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Re: 'Good Twitter' Add-on

Unread post by Genny » 2019-07-24, 01:50

Thank you very much for your information. I'm not sure I know how to do that. Not very techie :-(
I found the about:config page, but don't see where to add the new line of code. general.useragent.override.twitter.com

update: Whoo! Hoo! I figured it out! Thank you so much!!
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Re: 'Good Twitter' Add-on

Unread post by coffeebreak » 2019-07-24, 03:24

Genny wrote:
2019-07-24, 01:50
I'm not sure I know how to do that.
Read this post and adapt the instructions for Twitter.

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Re: 'Good Twitter' Add-on

Unread post by Daikun » 2019-07-25, 08:22

It turns out changing the useragent for Twitter somehow disables the ability to paste links. :?

Is there a way to correct this?

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Re: 'Good Twitter' Add-on

Unread post by Moonchild » 2019-07-25, 10:09

Daikun wrote:
2019-07-25, 08:22
Is there a way to correct this?
Stop using social media?

Seriously though, there probably isn't a way around it. If you want full functionality, Twitter likely forces you to use their "new and improved" interface.
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Re: 'Good Twitter' Add-on

Unread post by Tharthan » 2019-07-26, 05:58

Moonchild wrote:
2019-07-25, 10:09
Stop using social media?
I think that you made a typo there. Let me fix that for you:

Stop using social media.

or perhaps
Off-topic:
Stop using social media.
...

This will solve your social media problems. Seriously, folks. I would suggest that you consider this.
Genny wrote:
2019-07-23, 05:30
"Good Twitter" is a new add-on that allows Twitter users to revert to the original design version.
Why is it called "good", then? Wouldn't "old" or "previous" make more sense? ;)

As I have said elsewhere, for every person stuck in a lavatory without toilet paper whose day is saved thanks to Twitter, there are untold others whose lives are greatly harmed by it.

I'm not saying that it ought not to exist.

I am saying, however, that most people ought not to be using it. It ought to be some niche (/niːʃ/) or otherwise less used medium than it currently is.
Off-topic:
With all of that said, though, Twitter is in a number of ways probably the least objectionable social media platform, at least in theory. That's not going to change my mind about social media, but I nevertheless will admit that.

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Re: 'Good Twitter' Add-on

Unread post by moonbat » 2019-07-31, 05:13

Tharthan wrote:
2019-07-26, 05:58

As I have said elsewhere, for every person stuck in a lavatory without toilet paper whose day is saved thanks to Twitter,
Off-topic:
They wipe with their phones set to the Twitter app? :lol:
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Re: 'Good Twitter' Add-on

Unread post by Tharthan » 2019-07-31, 17:59

moonbat wrote:
2019-07-31, 05:13
Off-topic:
They wipe with their phones set to the Twitter app? :lol:
I'm was referring to a story that I remember from the second half of the 2000s (if I'm remembering correctly. It could have been slightly later) when a man was stuck in a lavatory without toilet paper, and sent out a tweet that was an equivalent to an "SOS" (so to speak). Someone read his tweet, and brought him some toilet paper.

It's an old story, but it was the first thing that I remember hearing about Twitter. Prior to that, I don't think that I had heard of it (if I had, I didn't know what it was).

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Re: 'Good Twitter' Add-on

Unread post by moonbat » 2019-08-01, 03:33

Tharthan wrote:
2019-07-31, 17:59
It's an old story, but it was the first thing that I remember hearing about Twitter.
Very apt, considering Twitter for what it is.
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Re: 'Good Twitter' Add-on

Unread post by Genny » 2019-08-29, 16:13

Daikun wrote:
2019-07-25, 08:22
It turns out changing the useragent for Twitter somehow disables the ability to paste links. :?

Is there a way to correct this?
I'm having the same issue with pasting after changing it back and have found no solution yet. But the original version without pasting is still better than the twitter update.

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Re: 'Good Twitter' Add-on

Unread post by F22 Simpilot » 2019-08-30, 05:21

Moonchild wrote:
2019-07-25, 10:09
Stop using social media?
Says the one with a Pale Moon account.

Oh wait, it was parsed with the sarcasm BBcode...
If you're that smart and act like a dork, then you're not that smart after all. :geek:

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Re: 'Good Twitter' Add-on

Unread post by F22 Simpilot » 2019-08-30, 05:24

Tharthan wrote:
2019-07-26, 05:58
Off-topic:
With all of that said, though, Twitter is in a number of ways probably the least objectionable social media platform, at least in theory. That's not going to change my mind about social media, but I nevertheless will admit that.
Absolutely, unequivocally NOT!

I have seen so many accounts banned for bull shit, likes and follows purged and fucked with, etc.

Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Google, they all can suxx and swallow.

Their API is a fuck over. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V-1RhQ1uuQ4
If you're that smart and act like a dork, then you're not that smart after all. :geek:

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Re: 'Good Twitter' Add-on

Unread post by Tharthan » 2019-08-30, 05:39

F22 Simpilot wrote:
2019-08-30, 05:21
Says the one with a Pale Moon account.
Businesses and the like often have social media accounts irrespective of whether or not the people who run the businesses have personal social media accounts. I don't like that, personally, as I do not like social media, but a. I don't run a business, and I am not faced with the simple fact that if I didn't have such accounts to represent and advertise my business, I would be missing out on a lot of money and potential consumers, and b. it's up to them, and it's their business, so why do I care?
And, yes, Moonchild's comments were in sarcasm tags. :D
F22 Simpilot wrote:
2019-08-30, 05:24
Absolutely, unequivocally NOT!

I have seen so many accounts banned for [...]
That's why I said "in theory". In practice, yes, it's another story.

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Re: 'Good Twitter' Add-on

Unread post by Moonchild » 2019-08-30, 09:02

F22 Simpilot wrote:
2019-08-30, 05:21
Moonchild wrote:
2019-07-25, 10:09
Stop using social media?
Says the one with a Pale Moon account.
I use Twitter because people expect this from software vendors. I only use it as a makeshift social media announce channel, though.
I could do without, sure, but for the moment this works reasonably well for a little extra exposure; it also allows me to reply to misinformation tweets in an official capacity which is just as important.
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