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:
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:
Or, it could also be the Domain Name of one of the forty+ Tribes on Hive, such as:
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
screenshot showing where to change the Domain Name (green arrow)
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!
● Here is the code for the ECENCY bookmark:
● Here is the code for the HIVE.BLOG bookmark:
● Here is the code for the PEAKD 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!