One sure sign of Turntable.fm’s booming popularity is the proliferation of small scripts popping up on the web that let users do things like auto vote for their favorite DJ and grab their favorite tracks for download.
The latter is a particularly useful hack, although it probably makes the service seem less attractive to the music industry. User immOrtal wrote scripts for Firefox and Chrome that make it simple to download whatever song is being played on turntable.fm as an mp3.
UPDATE: Turntable.fm co-founder Billy Chasen writes in to tell us they have fixed this download loophole.
In packed rooms like Coding Soundtrack it can be really difficult to score a turn on the DJ decks. Over on Github Mark Reeder has some extensions that notify users as soon as a DJ spot opens up on turntable.fm. We have heard their are also scripts that automatically takes empty spots, but haven’t found it yet.
If you can’t stand the thought of your avatar not dancing, there is a script from @tivs that hands out up-votes (Awesomes) to every song, even when the user is away from their keyboard.
And for those tired to trying to rack up enough points to get that gorilla suit, here’s the cheat that will max out your points to 1000 on turntable.fm.