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Topic: Any Google Chrome wizards fancy making a forum-helping app? (Read 22090 times) previous topic - next topic

lardconcepts

Any Google Chrome wizards fancy making a forum-helping app? Let me explain!

A couple of forums I'm sure we all use - avrfreaks and this one - are a bit tricky to get working if found via a Google search.

Google is indexing the wrong version of the forum (not Google's fault, it's a server-side issue).

Here are two examples - the first is what Google has indexed, the next is what it should be.

In this Arduino forum case, all we need to do is remove ;wap2 off the end of the URL.

http://forum.arduino.cc/index.php?topic=70625.85;wap2
http://forum.arduino.cc/index.php?topic=70625.85

In the avr-freaks case, printview has to be changed to viewtopic

http://www.avrfreaks.net/index.php?name=PNphpBB2&file=printview&t=40292&start=0
http://www.avrfreaks.net/index.php?name=PNphpBB2&file=viewtopic&t=40292&start=0

The other thing here is that the code block renderer in the playground is STILL broken (eg: http://playground.arduino.cc/Code/EEPROMWriteAnything  - "Uncaught ReferenceError: $ is not defined").
I know everyone's busy and it doesn't look like anyone's got the time to fix the one line serverside, so I thought, why not fix it client-side?

Apparently, the client-side URL-rewrites can be done with this: http://developer.chrome.com/extensions/webRequest.html

And the jQuery error could probably be fixed along the lines of the jQuerify or jQuery debugger.

But I really don't have a clue where to start! I'm not requesting or demanding anyone write one, just saying if someone happens to be good with extensions and happens to know how to do one quickly and easily, I'm sure I'm not the only one who'd appreciate it!

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