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The situation

I'm looking for an easy way to thumbs-up/favorite any websites which I've found browsing the web (not using StumbleUpon). I want it among my other StumbleUpon favourites (to customize my future stumbles).

Current possibilities we have

  • Grab this browser extension (for Chrome)
    • Advantage: can be used to load up the SU toolbar on any page thus allowing me to fav.
    • Disadvantage: Unnecessarily overhead: it loads itself to Every single tab I open from the point I enable the toolbar. Slows down every page load and takes up precious memory (haven't profiled it though). Cumbersome to enable and disable it every time.
  • Use this url as a bookmark (I use this option currently)
    • Advantage: Isn't a resource hog in any way, very lightweight for what it does.
    • Disadvantage: Have to go through a number of steps (Copy current url, open new tab, click bookmark, click in textbox, CTRL+A to select all, paste, click submit, click 'I like it', close tab) That is as much as 9 steps! Which are the same for every site I need to use it with, and those steps could be easily automated.

Solution I'm looking for

A simple and clean JS bookmarklet, which is capable of the following:

  • Can be clicked on any site.
  • Does it's job in the background (doesn't distract on top of what is pointed out next)
  • Notifies whether my action worked (the url is submitted and is now among my other favorites)
  • Notifies of failure either due to network problem, or that the user is not logged in, etc...
  • If the url is yet to be added to SU's database, open a new tab and take me to the appropriate page so that I can add it myself.

It is not a big problem if there are bookmarklets which do only a subset of what I outlined as I think I would be able to modify it more tailored to my needs.

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Alright, this is the closest I could get so far with the bookmarklet:

javascript:document.location.href='http://www.stumbleupon.com/submit?url='+document.URL+'&title='+document.title.replace(/ /g,'+');

(origin)

Even though it's not fully satisfying, it does the core job.

I'm still looking for more a delicate way for going about this. I'll consider expanding, improving this bookmarklet, and I am of course still open to your suggestions, improvements. Tell me about them and I think I'll be able to add them here.

  • Works like a charm :) – fedmich Dec 3 '13 at 4:28
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    This is a great bookmarklet I have been looking for to submit content to StumbleUpon. Thanks! – orschiro Aug 7 '15 at 8:14

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