Category Archives: Pie Filters

Disemvowelers, pie filters, redactors for ObWi, Balloon Juice, Yglesias and Kevin Drum.

BJ Pie Filter Update

I’ve updated the BJ Pie Filter to work with the new new BJ layout.

… as of 12:00pm Wednesday (May 15, 2013). If things change over there and it stops working, let me know.

Huzzah.

To use this, you’ll need Greasemonkey:

I’m not sure if other browsers have GM support or not. Consult your local geek.

You can download the pie filter, here.

Usage:
Install it.

Then, whenever you load a BJ article page, you will see two buttons below the comment text box: “Add Selected” and “Remove Selected”. To filter a user, select the text of the user’s name, and click “Add Selected”. From then on, comments from that user, and any other user you’ve added, will be pie’d. To remove a user from your list of filtered users, select the user’s name and click “Remove Selected”.

Update:
If you have the latest version, you should see “Balloon Juice Disemvoweller 3.0.1” in your Greasemonkey “Manage User Scripts” list. If you see “Balloon Juice Disemvoweller null”, you have an older version. If the pie controls appear beneath the BJ comment box, but the text on the buttons is dark, you have the old version, which will not work. The text on the buttons needs to be white.

BJ Pie Filter – Updated For New Layout

I’ve updated the BJ Pie Filter to work with the new BJ layout.

Update 1: it is now up-to-date as of 5:00pm Monday (March 25, 2012-ish). Things are still under construction over there, so don’t be surprised if it stops working again. BJ is a moving target right now.

Update 2: Updated as of Saturday 3/31/2012 6:00PM.

Update 3: Updated as of Saturday 2/16/2013 6:00PM.

Huzzah.

To use this, you’ll need Greasemonkey:

I’m not sure if other browsers have GM support or not. Consult your local geek.

You can download the pie filter, here.

Usage:
Install it.

Then, whenever you load a BJ article page, you will see two buttons below the comment text box: “Add Selected” and “Remove Selected”. To filter a user, select the text of the user’s name, and click “Add Selected”. From then on, comments from that user, and any other user you’ve added, will be pie’d. To remove a user from your list of filtered users, select the user’s name and click “Remove Selected”.

Pie Filter Phrase Submissions

I’ve given the pie filters a couple hundred pie-related phrases already, but it’d nice to have a couple thousand, right? So, give your fellow pie lovers a little taste of your wit!

Got some clever pie text you’d like to have added to the pie filters? Leave it in comments, here!

I’ll keep these comments hidden to everyone except you and me, to keep the pie as fresh as can be.

Pie Filter for Kevin Drum’s MoJo Site

I’ve created a pie filter for Kevin Drum’s Mother Jones site.

To use this, you’ll need Greasemonkey : for FireFox, for Internet Explorer – not sure if other browsers have GM support or not.

Note: this will probably not work in Chrome, as-is. I’ve heard TamperMonkey can help. I don’t use Chrome, so I can’t say for sure. Perhaps, if someone asks nicely, MikeJ could port this to a native Chrome extension ?

After you install it, two Add/Remove buttons will appear at the bottom of the comments, just under the “Post As..” button. To add someone to your pie list, select their name on the page somewhere (but not in the comment box!), and click the “Add Selected” button. Then, all of their comments will be replaced with lovely messages about pie.

When you add someone, the comments will be updated instantly. If you remove someone, the script will have to refresh the page.

You can download the pie filter, here.

Feel free to ask, if you have any questions.

BJ Pie Filter Update

FYI, I’ve modified the FireFox version of the Balloon Juice pie filter so you can add (and remove) people from your pie list by just selecting their name then clicking a button. No more editing!

The Add/Remove buttons will appear at the bottom of the comments, just under the “Submit”. When you add someone, the comments will be updated instantly. If you remove someone, the script will have to refresh the page.

Tres sexy. Oui oui.

The old method of editing the script still works, but this is far easier.

To use this, you’ll need Greasemonkey : for FireFox, for Internet Explorer – not sure if other browsers have GM support or not.

You can download the pie filter, here.

Balloon Juice Pie Filter

Here’s the world-famous Balloon Juice Pie Filter! (works as of 1/16/2011)

To use this, you’ll need Greasemonkey : for FireFox, for Internet Explorer – not sure if other browsers have GM support or not.

You can download it, here.

You’ll have to do some minor editing on the script itself, primarily to add your list of targets. Again, all the stuff you need to change is clearly commented. The things you need to edit are right there at the top. It’s basically just a matter of changing the default ‘baddies’ names to the names of the people you want. You can have as many names as you want. If you need more help, feel free to ask.