How to Bookmark or Link to Pages on This Site


Because of the way the website is built, it might seem difficult to bookmark pages or create links so that you can share information you’ve found here. It’s not really hard to do, but it is a little different from the usual way. This tutorial explains what I like to think of as the “best practices” way to do it. It’s quick and easy, and it makes URLs that are short and snappy, easy to read and remember.

Bookmarking or Linking to Any Page on the Site

To bookmark or create a link to any page, follow these simple steps:

  1. Navigate in the usual way to the page that you want to bookmark or link to.

  2. When the page has finished loading, click the pulsating Bookmark this page link at the right end of the page-top banner (desktop site) or the bookmark icon at the top of the page (mobile site):

    Desktop Mobile

    bkmark_link bkmark_link

    A dialog will pop up to tell you what is going to happen.

  3. Click OK or press Return/Enter. When the page has reloaded itself, the address bar will contain its full URL. For example, here is the full URL for the profile of the Morrison Patriot:
  4. Bookmark the page in the usual way, or copy the URL from the address bar and paste it where you want to create a link.

Bookmarking or Linking to a Specific Entry in the Glossopedia or Paper Glossary

To bookmark or create a link to a specific entry, navigate to its page and hover over the entry name until a tooltip appears. The tooltip shows you the link target for that entry. Then create your link like these examples (for WARRANTED in the Glossopedia and papyrus in the Paper Glossary), using the target that the tooltip gave you:

(Note that  gloss=  is for the Glossopedia and  pgloss=  is for the paper glossary.)

Paste the link wherever you like. To bookmark it, paste it into the address bar and press Return/Enter. When the page has loaded, bookmark it in the usual way.

Sometimes, you might see a URL with nothing after the equals sign. This is not an error. Pages like this are the primary pages in their respective sections, and we generate the URLs that way to make them shorter.
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