Greasemonkey gives users the ability to route around website issues of all kinds. Does it give license to websites to do their worst?
Here’s an example: I read my rss feeds through Firefox => Greasemonkey => Bloglines. With Google’s Adsense service going into beta for applicants now, will this give site publishers the idea that they can put adsense in their rss feeds knowing that now those who can route around this, and are likely the biggest noise makers, will with Greasemonkey scripts?
Where once I thought ads in rss feeds was the largest of web crimes, now suddenly it doesn’t seem so bad.
What other kinds of nastiness will people dream up that they can get away with? Are we giving license for banks to revert or remain with “Best viewed with IE 800×600″ banking portals?
How about a great big flash pop-up right about…. now!? I weep at the thought of possibly having to install a Greasemonkey script for every website I want to visit just so I won’t be assaulted.