This Chrome extension replaces estate agent clichés with something a little more truthful.
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shitemove

Replacing estate agent clichés with something a little more truthful.

By Liam Butler (@AngryFlatCap)

Inspired by Downworthy by Snipe. Logo by Paomedia, with some modifications. Licensed under Creative Commons 3.0.

What is it?

shitemove is a Chrome plugin. 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 examples that came up during testing:

An estate agent listing with altered text. It says 'Cupboard. Winkworth art trying to shift part of an ex-council (meaning someone has made a tidy profit off of this) blog. Accommodation comprises of a separate fully fitted kitchen, a characterless bathroom and a disappointing living/bedroom area.'

An estate agent listing with altered text. It says '1 bedroom flat. SHORT LET. A disappointing and bog-standard one bedroom raised ground floor apartment presented in decidedly average condition throughout and featuring room with high ceiling and access to a lacklustre communal garden.'

An estate agent listing with altered text. It says '1 bedroom flat. Shit one bedroom first floor apartment in shit location'

Visit the website

I've put together an explanatory page over at shitemove.angryflatcap.com

To do

  • Accessibility improvements.
  • Performance enhancements. I don't think that I'm using the MutationObserver API to its full potential at the moment.
  • A Firefox version (if there's enough demand for one)
  • Combine this repo with the shitemove for Firefox repo, making use of the WebExtension API

I haven't been working with HTML and Javascript for that long. If you have any tips on how I can make the interface more accessible or boost the performance, I'd love to hear from you.