How to make submissions easy

Sometimes it’s hard to remember how to make a submission. Here is what I do: I use a bookmarklet. You can read more about bookmarklets on the Mozilla site: Use bookmarklets to quickly perform common web page tasks.

What is a bookmarklet? A bookmarklet is a bookmark in your browser that runs a piece of Javascript. In this case, we want a bookmark that makes it easy to make submissions to this wiki. Once you’re looking at an interesting page, click the bookmark and you’ll submit the URL of whatever you’re looking at to the wiki.

How to install the bookmarklet? On the HomePage, you’ll see a green button which will take you to the submission page.

On the submission page, you’ll see the following text:

(Drag this bookmarklet to your bookmarks bar for easy access: Submit OSR Links to Wisdom.)

Unfortunately, I can’t actually link to the bookmarklet from a wiki page, because then anybody could change the Javascript and we don’t want that. Please click the green button, find the link, and drag it to your bookmarks bar. This is the one and only thing you need to do. If you don’t see a bookmarks bar, you’ll need to open the bookmarks sidebar.

This is what it would look like if you’re using a German Firefox or Safari:

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Now, whenever you see an interesting page, click on the newly created Submit OSR Links to Wisdom bookmark.

Is Javascript dangerous? It can be! But the Javascript we’re using for this bookmarklet is very simple:

javascript:location='https://campaignwiki.org/add-link?url='+encodeURIComponent(window.location.href)

This means: Open https://campaignwiki.org/add-link and submit whatever the location you’re currently looking at. It’s really that simple. Check it out!

This does not work on an iPhone. On an iPhone or iPad, you cannot “drag a link to the bookmark bar”. Instead, you just create a new bookmark and change the URL. You can create a bookmark for this page, for example. Then edit the bookmark and replace the URL with the following:

javascript:location='https://campaignwiki.org/add-link?url='+encodeURIComponent(window.location.href)

Don’t forget to replace the name with “Submit OSR Links to Wisdom” or something like it. :)

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