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Gmails Locks Out Greasemonkey  (View post)

Gmail User [PersonRank 1]

Tuesday, June 28, 2005
17 years ago

Not surprising. After all, they do have Terms and Conditions that are to be followed. If it was a for pay service, I would say, hod on, I'm paying for access, let me do as I need to, but people, it's a free service. They depend on the ads to help fund the service, so if you block them, you're only hurting your self...

Luke Baker [PersonRank 1]

17 years ago #

So what part of their Terms and Conditions was he breaking by using the Greasemonkey script that added a Delete button?

Joe K [PersonRank 0]

17 years ago #

I can confirm the lockout – this happened to me several times before I removed my "add delete button to gmail" greasmonkey script. Google should just add the damn button themselves...

Joe L [PersonRank 1]

17 years ago #

Google is not actively blocking Greasemonkey enabled browsers – there was something in particular wrong with that GM script that seemed to poll the Gmail server continuously and made it look like there was abnormal usage. There is discussion of the issue here
http://tinyurl.com/9dmkk
and here
http://tinyurl.com/bkkr6

and a different "Add delete button" that works (i.e. doesn't lock you out) here
http://tinyurl.com/7m7xx

Phil Defer [PersonRank 3]

17 years ago #

Thx for clearing that up JL

Arjun [PersonRank 0]

17 years ago #

Same here..

More info @
http://www.arjunprabhu.com/blog/archives/2005/06/12/greasemonkey-script-locks-down-gmail/1

Tiara S [PersonRank 1]

17 years ago #

Ah, that explains why the JScript version wasn't working for me.

I switched to the standard HTML version and it works fine, even with Greasemonkey enabled. :)

GoogleGuy [PersonRank 1]

17 years ago #

Nah. I very much doubt that this was because of Greasemonkey. If we see overwhelming activity (e.g. checking for new email like 100 times/second) I think that's what triggers this.

Re-read his post, and notice this sentence: "One time (after Delete Button installation) I noticed that my Gmail page kept refreshing itself over and over again." That comment is what makes me think that's what's going on. It's more likely to be a buggy Greasemonkey script or some related issue that's hitting the servers really hard.

ah, Joe L debunked it first. :)

Rajat Paharia [PersonRank 0]

17 years ago #

I installed the "working" smart delete button and every time I typed the letter "d" while trying to write an e-mail, it would put the whole thread in the trash.

I give up. I'm ready for the new Yahoo/Oddpost email.

Eddie B. [PersonRank 0]

17 years ago #

Try the latest version of the Smart-Delete button. That issue has already been fixed. It works great for me!

http://smart-delete-button.blogspot.com/

GoogleGuy [PersonRank 1]

16 years ago #

I know many users who never delete. They just archive.

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