So... after many months of dirty diapers. I finally had some time to throw together a new version for vBulletin. It was a complete rewrite using jQuery + HTML5 LocalStorage for more cross-browser support. (a few gotchas - certain data/settings domain based)
I'd call it a beta as many features are still missing and i've had limited time to test. The goal was more transparency with the forums and less dependency on firefox xul.
If you would like to code in some features - FireVortex is now on GitHub.
So, give it a whirl and report up any problems, suggestions, etc. I'll batch updates on a monthly basis
Works on VWvortex (testing needs to be done on sister sites) & AudiZine forums (needs testing)
-- I'll consider other major vBul automotive based forums, must be vBul4.0+
SuperSizeMe mode - removes all extra whitespace from layout
HidePage - keyboard shortcut to hide forum page quickly - for the cubeworkers.
MyPage - pulls in data feeds for topics, forums, etc on main forum page
Highlighting - selectable colors for different members (friends, mods, advertisers)
Full User Ignore - removes threads created by, quoted by, and the default vBul ignore message within threads
Thread Previews - hover over the [p] or last post to display
Forum Previews - hover over the [p] to display new posts for a given forum
Kill Threads - 75 per forum restriction
Forum Refresh - select interval to auto refresh the page
First Post excerpt - on secondary thread pages - displays the first post
Kill Quoted Images
Kill Quotes in Signatures
Emoticons - unlimited, just copy/paste in the url to whatever image you want. I'll add in a selectable list of greenies soon.
Data is parsed in the background every 5 minutes or so
Settings can be accessed via /profile.php?do=editfirevortex (must be logged in)