Replacing estate agent clichés with something a little more truthful.
By Liam Butler (@AngryFlatCap)
shitemove is a browser plugin for Chrome and Firefox. When on a property listing it will take words such as 'stunning' and 'stylish' and replace them with words like 'passable' and 'tacky'.
Here are some good examples that came up during testing:
By default, it only works on the following UK property sites:
Funnily enough, it seems to work best on London listings.
You can also add other sites via the Options page, or just turn it on for the whole internet. I haven't tested with every web page, so can't guarantee how well it will work.
Click on the shitemove icon to pause/unpause, or to access the options.
When shitemove is active on a page, the icon will light up. If not, it will be in black and white. If paused for all pages, there will be a 'paused' badge.
If it isn't working and you think it should be, try refreshing the page.
You can get here by clicking the logo and then clicking Options, or via the Extension settings page.
Add new sites by typing them in the empty box and clicking Save.
If you're feeling brave you can turn it on for all sites.
Don't you think you're being a bit unfair to landlords and estate agents?
Can you see what I'm looking at on my browser?
Nope. Nor do I want to.
Why is it UK only?
Because that's where I've looked for places to live. If anyone wants to write a dictionary for other countries and provide a list of property sites, let me know.
However, you can add other sites to shitemove. I just can't guarantee how many of the clichés will apply.
I've spotted an issue. How can I shout at you?