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SOS – Invites & Comments for Flickr

October 11, 2007 by debbie T

IMPORTANT UPDATE ON THE SOS SCRIPT:
I am not updating this script any longer. I don’t really participate in the flickr awards/voting groups as often as before, so please do not ask me to add your group codes. I recommend the SICI script, also based on the original SIC script. This script is customizable so you can choose only the groups you need, and leave out the rest. I have been using both my SOS script and the SICI scripts. Two menus appear, and I use them both. I like having a few extra groups from the SICI script, and it has been working fine!

DOWNLOAD SOS version 0.26

What is SOS – Invites & Comments?

The SOS – Invites & Comments is a special Greasemonkey script for Firefox browser users. When installed, the script creates two drop down menus to post various Flickr group "invite" and "vote" html codes into photo comments.

screen shot of SOS menus

My script is based on the original SIC script, which I found it to be very helpful. Unfortunately, the script didn’t include some of my favorite group codes, and updates needed to be made to some of the existing group codes.

So, I decided to edit the script to better fit my needs, adding more group codes and updating the existing ones. After testing it for a few weeks, I am ready to share it with other Flickr users.

Which Flickr Group Codes are Included in the SOS Script?

Invite Codes:

+ Spring-Summer
+’ Autumn-Fall’
+ ‘Winter’
+ ‘AwesomeShot’
+ ‘AdorableCritter’
+ ‘BestInShow(Dogs)’
+ ‘BetterThanGood’
+ ‘Blue Ribbon’
+ ‘Big Fave’
+ ‘BrilliantEyeJewel’
+ ‘ColourArtAwards’
+ ‘ColorPhotoAward’
+ ‘CreativePhoto’
+ ‘Citrit’
+ ‘EverydayIsSunday’
+ ‘FlickrDiamond’
+ ‘Friends’
+ ‘GoldStarAward’
+ ‘ImpressedBeauty’
+ Love It
+ ‘MagicOfaWorldinMacro’
+ ‘MacroAwards’
+ ‘MacroMarvels’
+ ‘MasterPhotos(Flowrs)’
+ ‘My Winners’
+ ‘NaturesFinest’
+ Free Nature
+ ‘Nature Group’
+ ‘NaturePhotographs’
+ ‘PerfectPhotographer’
+ ‘PhotoSmiles’
+ Picture Perfect
+ ‘PlatinumPhotograph’
+ ‘SearchTheBest’
+ ‘Shield of Excel’
+ Superb Masterpiece
+ ‘SuperShot’
+ ‘UnforgettablePictures’
+ ‘WelcomeToMyWorld’

Vote Codes:

‘FlickrHearts’
+ ‘FlickrSmilie’
+ ‘Heart Awards’
+ ‘APlusPhoto’
+ ‘ShiningStar’
+ Spring-Summer
+ ‘Autumn-Fall’
+ ‘Winter’
+ ‘AwesomeShot’
+ ‘AdorableCritters’
+ ‘BetterThanGood’
+ ‘Big Fave’
+ ‘Blue Ribbon’
+ ‘BrilliantEyeJewel’
+ ‘ColourArtAwards’
+ ‘CreativePhoto’
+ ‘Citrit’
+ ‘EverdayIsSunday’
+ ‘FlickrDiamond’
+ ‘Flickr Golf’
+ ‘Friends’
+ ‘GoldStarAward’
+ ‘ImpressedBeauty’
+ Love It
+ ‘MagicOfaWorldinMacro’
+ ‘MacroAwards’
+ ‘MacroMarvels’
+ ‘MasterPhoto(Flowrs)’
+ ‘My Winners’
+ ‘NaturesFinest’
+ Free Nature
+ ‘Nature Group’
+ ‘NaturePhotographs’
+ ‘PerfectPhotographer’
+ ‘PhotoSmiles’
+ Picture Perfect
+ ‘PlatinumPhotograph’
+ ‘SearchTheBest’
+ ‘SuperShot’
+ Superb Masterpiece
+ ‘ShieldExcellnce’
+ ‘UnforgettablePictures’
+ ‘WelcomeToMyWorld’

What is Greasemonkey?

For those new to Greasemonkey, what is it? Greasemonkey is a Firefox browser extension that allows the user to install special javascript files that customizes the display of a web page.

If you would like to try Firefox, click the link below to download:


Installing Greasemonkey is as easy as installing any other Firefox extension. Click the "Install Now" button on the main Greasemonkey extension web page.

Install Greasemonkey

Once Greasemonkey is installed, it should be fairly easy to install new scripts. Most times, just clicking on the script file will show the install window. Find many Greasemonkey scripts at Userscripts.org, but be aware that some scripts can be malicious, so be careful what you download.

Download SOS – Invites & Comments for Flickr

Download and install the SOS script by clicking on the link below. You must have the Greasemonkey Firefox extension installed before installing the SOS script.

Click to Install: http://splashofstyle.com/Greasemonkey/sos.user.js – Latest Version

Install SOS script

If you would like to view the script coding before installing, click on the button for “Show Script Source” from the install window.

IMPORTANT: For those that are already using the original SIC (Super Invite Comments) greasemonkey script, it is your choice to disable or uninstall the script. If you choose to keep both scripts, both menus will display.

To uninstall any Greasemonkey script:

In the Firefox menu, click Tools>Greasemonkey>Manage User Scripts.

Uninstall Any Greasemonkey Script

Select the script from the left side column listing all installed scripts, then click the "Uninstall" button. If you don’t want to uninstall a script, but only disable it, UNCHECK the checkbox next to "Enabled".

Updates & Revisions

Keep an eye on this web page for updates!

If you find any errors, please let me know.

Recent Revisions:

Thank you to Santiago Caamaño(scaamanho) for authoring such a useful flickr script and for allowing me to edit and redistribute the script on my own!


IMPORTANT UPDATE ON THE SOS SCRIPT:
I am not updating this script any longer. I don’t really participate in the flickr awards/voting groups as often as before, so please do not ask me to add your group codes. I recommend the SICI script, also based on the original SIC script. This script is customizable so you can choose only the groups you need, and leave out the rest. I have been using both my SOS script and the SICI scripts. Two menus appear, and I use them both. I like having a few extra groups from the SICI script, and it has been working fine!

There are 76 comments

  1. Mia,
    Have you tried updating the actual scripts themselves. I wouldn’t recommend going back to a prior version of Greasemonkey, only because they usually include security fixes.

    Try finding the scripts’ web page, or go to the flickr hacks group. Usually fixes are posted.

    Good luck!

    Comment by debbieT on June 12th, 2008
  2. Thank you my friends!

    Comment by ClaudeOnlake on June 14th, 2008
  3. Hola, j_limes me invito al grupo.

    Cordiales saludos

    Comment by Germán Adrián on June 19th, 2008
  4. Thanks for valid information.

    Comment by Seny P on July 3rd, 2008
  5. thanks

    Comment by monica on July 9th, 2008
  6. Hi,

    iam hailey and i love this website.

    Comment by hailey on August 5th, 2008
  7. Thank,
    Excelent!

    Atena Wolff

    Comment by atena-w. on August 12th, 2008
  8. thanks for valid information

    Comment by doc budie on September 5th, 2008
  9. thanks for ur invited.

    Comment by Jaden on October 4th, 2008
  10. many thx for the comment^^
    i hope we become friends….

    Comment by nix on October 10th, 2008
  11. Hello! I am admin of Heart Awards and Platinum Heart Awards, we recently had to close our old groups and open new ones, so the url changed, can you update it ?? Here are the new codes
    Please note this change in Heart Awards and Platinum Heart Awards- The groups moved (The old groups closed)

    Comment code:


    Your Photo Wins a Heart
    From Heart Awards Group

    Invite:

    This photo deserves a big HEART,
    please post this beautiful picture at

    Heart Awards Group. .

    Platinum Heart Awards:

    Comments Code:


    This Photo deserves a Platinum Heart Award


    From Platinum Heart Awards Group
    (Only Photos with 6+ hearts from Heart Awards)
    .

    Comment by Michelle Brea on January 8th, 2009
  12. Michelle, as stated at the beginning of this page, I am not updating the script any longer. Sorry! Good luck w/ the new groups!

    Comment by debbie T on January 10th, 2009
  13. it’s so difficoul for me understand all that , speaking not well english, but a good iatalian language..but avent’ you an italian translation to send me?
    thank you
    mtb

    Comment by maria teresa bartolini on February 21st, 2009
  14. maria teresa bartolini

    Ti mando il mio indirizzo email:

    Claudia67@cheapnet.it

    Dimmi come posso aiutarti!
    Sarò felice di aiutarti!!!

    Comment by Claudia on February 21st, 2009
  15. Vorrei creare un gruppo, ma non so come procedere! Qualcuno mi puo’ aiutare?

    Comment by Claudia on February 21st, 2009
  16. Devo per forza scaricare Firefox?

    Comment by Claudia on February 21st, 2009
  17. Under GNU General Public License, everyone is permitted to copy and distribute verbatim copies of this license document, but changing it is not allowed.
    Due to you are not updating this script any longer, may I add or remove groups and distribute for free these changes without violating this license. How can I do this?.
    Best regards debbie.

    Comment by mossad on April 3rd, 2009
  18. Hello Mossad,

    Of course. You can make any changes to the script and redistribute it anyway you’d like.

    As said, I am not the original coder/author, so please keep his copyright & creator info intact. That’s all.

    Good luck!

    Comment by debbie T on April 4th, 2009
  19. I deleted GM because the script I used, not yours, was s..l..o..w….
    Are there any scripts for safari?
    I have not bee to thrilled with firefox.

    If not: Does SICI , or SOS require to access your server?
    (I’m pretty sure that is why the GM scripts I tried was a pain.)
    or are they installed on my computer?
    If so Can I access the script before I install it?
    Former coder. i like to check!
    Thanks
    Lisi

    Comment by Lisi on May 28th, 2009
  20. Hello Lisi, no GM scripts are installed on your server; they are all saved on your hard drive in your Firefox profile.

    Comment by debbie T on May 29th, 2009
  21. Hi there, Debbie! I’m having a problem. After downloading Firefox and GM, all I have are empty boxes labeled “Manage User Script”? Is there something else I should be doing? Thanks!

    Comment by Aisling Kelledia on October 1st, 2009
  22. Aisling, did you install Greasemonkey? Directions are in the article above.

    Good luck!

    Comment by debbie T on October 1st, 2009
  23. I did install it, but the drop-down boxes aren’t appearing.

    Comment by Aisling Kelledia on October 1st, 2009
  24. So, you installed Greasemonkey, and then installed the SoS script?

    If you did all that, then I really have no idea what is causing an error. I am not that familiar with the scripts anymore, I stopped working with it a long time ago.

    I am sorry! Good luck!

    Comment by debbie T on October 1st, 2009
  25. Dear Debbie, The system is working fine now and I just want to thank you for all your help! Two thumbs-up!!

    Comment by Aisling Kelledia on October 30th, 2009
  26. Glad to hear it! Enjoy Flickr!

    Comment by debbie T on October 30th, 2009

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