Links, Kinks, and the Big Three

We have some really great Tribes on the Hive blockchain, i.e., groups with their own token and blogging interface. However, there are three main, generic interfaces: HIVE.BLOG (the default interface) as well as ECENCY and PEAKD (two enhanced interfaces).

Many people share links to Hive posts on Discord, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and other sites. Links also come up in search engine results such as those from Bing, Google, and Yahoo. When we post links from the Hive blockchain, they come from whatever interface we're using at the time. All of these links will bring the reader to a real post on the Hive blockchain, but that link might not open in the interface that the reader prefers for reading, commenting, and upvoting. Unfortunately, there is no one link that will work for everyone, since we all have different interfaces we like. But, there is a solution, down below!

Let's examine the anatomy of a link from the Hive blockchain and see what it contains. With a few exceptions, links from Hive look like this actual link, taken from one of my recent posts about petrified wood:

XXXXX/hive-124452/@thekittygirl/petrified-wood

The 'XXXXX' part represents the Domain Name of the platform from which the link was taken. It can be one of the 'Big Three' interfaces:

  • hive.blog
  • ecency.com
  • peakd.com

Or, it could also be the Domain Name of one of the forty+ Tribes on Hive, such as:

  • palnet.io
  • leofinance.io
  • splintertalk.io
  • travelfeed.io
  • etc.

The next part of our sample URL (hive-124452) represents the Community to which it was posted ~OR~ the first tag used on the post. Next, we have the user account (@thekittygirl) who published the post. The remaining portion after the slash (petrified-wood) is usually the beginning of the title. I say "beginning" because there is a character-limit to titles. If you publish a post with a very lengthy title, it might be truncated.

If a post opens in a non-preferred interface, you can edit the address-link as shown by the green arrow, below. Simply replace the given Domain Name wth that of the interface you prefer to use for reading and hit the ENTER key.

FOR EXAMPLE:

peakd.com/hive-124452/@thekittygirl/petrified-wood

BECOMES:

ecency.com/hive-124452/@thekittygirl/petrified-wood

OR:

hive.blog/hive-124452/@thekittygirl/petrified-wood


screenshot showing where to change the Domain Name (green arrow)

Although editing the URL as mentioned above works fine, it can get a little tedious if many links are clicked in a day, such as when one is curating posts from #post-promo channels in Discord. Fortunately, there is a better solution! Thanks to @sgt-dan for sharing a little Javascript trick with me sometime back in @theterminal's Discord server.

All that is required is to create a bookmark in one's browser, best placed in the 'Bookmarks Bar' so it is always visible and easy to click. The following screenshot shows the Bookmarks Bar in my Opera-GX browser (see the gold box and gold arrow), which looks similar in most other browsers. Once creating the bookmark(s), you will see something similar to what is shown by the orange arrow and box, below.

For details of what should be in the bookmark, keep reading!


screenshot showing 'Bookmarks Bar' in my Opera-GX browser (gold arrow) and Javascript bookmarks (orange arrow)

● Here is the code for the ECENCY bookmark:

javascript:(function(){location.assign("http://" + ((location.hostname == "www.hive.blog") ? "peakd.com" : "www.ecency.com") + ((location.pathname.split("/")[1].indexOf("@") == -1) ? location.pathname : ("/" + location.pathname.split("/")[1])))})();

● Here is the code for the HIVE.BLOG bookmark:

javascript:(function(){location.assign("http://" + ((location.hostname == "www.ecency.com") ? "peakd.com" : "hive.blog") + ((location.pathname.split("/")[1].indexOf("@") == -1) ? location.pathname : ("/" + location.pathname.split("/")[1])))})();

● Here is the code for the PEAKD bookmark:

javascript:(function(){location.assign("http://" + ((location.hostname == "www.hive.blog") ? "ecency.com" : "www.peakd.com") + ((location.pathname.split("/")[1].indexOf("@") == -1) ? location.pathname : ("/" + location.pathname.split("/")[1])))})();

Once constructed, open any post. Clicking on the ECENCY bookmark should immediately switch to a view of the post in the Ecency.com interface! The same will be true for the HIVE.BLOG and PEAKD bookmarks! Switching between interfaces will be easy-peasy! If you prefer using LeoFinance.io, PALnet.io, or any of the other interfaces to the Hive blockchain, just edit the Javascript code, as appropriate, and create a new bookmark!

I would also like to thank @melinda010100 because it was something she said to me in Discord recently that gave me the idea for this post. So, thanks, Melinda, and I hope this will help many people on the Hive ecosystem!

 😊


       



25-Nov-2021



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That's a really good job, with the bookmark! Im sure many users will find it useful, if read of course.

I have another problem - peakd stopped working in browser on my PC - error 404, try another node etc. I tried everything: updated my chrome, opened in opera, all the same. But on laptop it works fine. Very strange issue

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I am using the node 'api.deathwing.me' and it seems to work the best of them all, at least for now. If that doesn't fix the error, you might need to check your node in Keychain as well, under 'Preferences' and set it to 'anyx.io' for best results!
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All the same for all of them:

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I have been using the node 'api.deathwing.me' recently and it has been working fine. Give that node a try!

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This post will serves as a guide and help the people who have confusion about Ttibes. I can say that the Terminal Channel is the school of HIVE :)

Thanks for the useful post.

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Bang, I did it again... I just rehived your post!
Week 82 of my contest just started...you can now check the winners of the previous week!
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Thank you so much for your continued support! I so appreciate you! 😊

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Thanks for putting together an entire post about this! You explain things so nicely. I'm book marking this so that I have it to share if I get asked this question

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You are so good at explaining these things. I am not good at understanding. In fact it's like another language. I am reminded of my stupidity.

I lately haven't even been able to do any transactions for over a month like powering up or sending money. I end up at a dead end and I've been afraid to try again. It sinks me into a deep depression and I feel like crying. I will just continue posting.

What used to work for me in the past no longer does. I just don't get it.

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We all have our skills. You can probably peel and slice 10 onions in the time it takes me to do just one! 😂

What happens when you try to PowerUp or send money? I might be able to help you figure it out!

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When I get home from work I'll try again but I don't want to be depressed at work lol.

What was happening is when it asked me for my key it wouldn't go any further. Sometimes it would say invalid key. I used to use my hivesigner password only and it was ok. Suddenly it was not ok. I can sign in with hivesigner but no other transactions.

Thank you I will let you know.

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Maybe the Hivesigner data on your computer has become corrupted. You can set up Hivesigner again, if you wish. Delete 'cookies' in your browser, then go to https://hivesigner.com and enter your account name in the box. In the next box where it asks for your Private Key, enter your Master Password if you want all of your private Keys to be imported. On the next screen you can enter the password you want for unlocking the Hivesigner app. Then, you should be working smoothly again!

You probably already know this, but never do the above setup on a public WiFi, as your Keys/passwords can easily be stolen! Always use a trusted, secure connection for entering passwords and other sensitive data!

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I don't have a clue. I get this when I put in my Hivesigner password.

You need to import your account using your password or at least active key to do this request. Click "Add another account" button to proceed.

There is nothing that says Add another account so I have nothing to click on.

I will have Marc look at what you said to try and help me when we have a day off. Honestly I am lost with what you told me. I don't even know what cookies are other than the ones you eat haha, but Marc says he knows.

Thanks a million for trying to help this complete dodo haha. I'll keep you posted. If it doesn't work I guess I'm screwed.

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You always explain things so nicely. There's so much to learn and having people like you help make it easier to understand makes the blockchain more accessible. Thank you for all you do! 💖

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Thanks @thekittygirl found and bookmarked, makes sense since I was altering URL when stumbling into problems with comments. 😉

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Thanks for this handy hint KittyGirl. I see that your screenshot example also shows generic icons for those bookmarks, like mine did. Do you happen to know, is there a way to add proper icons to those Javascript code snippet bookmarks? Haha, trust an "Aspie" to want to make things look conformed! 😃

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The generic icons are probably what Windows shows for bookmarks that do not have a "favicon" image attached, as websites do. It could probably be changed in Windows Settings somewhere, but it would still look the same for all three bookmarks, rather than be individually customizable.
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Hmm, okay, so it is just picking up the associated MIME type then. I'll have to tinker with it later, and see if I can create a .desktop script, attach an icon to that, and link to that in my browser's bookmarks instead. That should do the trick. By the way, what is this "Windows" of which you speak? I am a GNU/Linux user. 🤓

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javascript:(function(){location.assign("http://" + ((location.hostname == "www.hive.blog") ? "ecency.com" : "www.peakd.com") + ((location.pathname.split("/")[1].indexOf("@") == -1) ? location.pathname : ("/" + location.pathname.split("/")[1])))})();

How would I add a fourth option to this, so that it changes all three urls to become a stemgeeks.net url instead? I tried to just move your : "www.peakd.com"to the other side of the colon and add another question mark, then follow the colon with "stemgeeks.net" instead, but that didn't work. This is what I have at present...
javascript:(function(){location.assign("http://" + ((location.hostname == "www.hive.blog") ? "ecency.com" ? "www.peakd.com" : "stemgeeks.net" ) + ((location.pathname.split("/")[1].indexOf("@") == -1) ? location.pathname : ("/" + location.pathname.split("/")[1])))})();

I guess the "or" here it isn't that simple to implement, but I'm no Javascript master. I really want to have a scriptlet like this which can convert all three common urls to the stemgeeks.net url.

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This will do it — even though you don't see "ecency.com" listed there, it will still work:

javascript:(function(){location.assign("http://" + ((location.hostname == "www.hive.blog") ? "peakd.com" : "stemgeeks.net") + ((location.pathname.split("/")[1].indexOf("@") == -1) ? location.pathname : ("/" + location.pathname.split("/")[1])))})();

NOTE: This script will not work for all Tribes, as some Tribes filter posts from the Hive blockchain instead of showing all posts from Hive. For instance, LeoFinance will not show any post that does not have the #leofinance hashtag, so such a script would fail on that Tribe. Fortunately, STEMgeeks does not filter in that same way, so be glad that you chose a Tribe where this will work!
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That is awesome! Thank you so much for your help with this.

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By Odin's beard! It works! This is phenomenal!

!PIZZA

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