allow editing of bookmarked urls
I can't edit the url of a bookmark I have saved. Sometimes, I accidentally bookmark the wrong section of a page, i.e. bookmarking the comments section of a blog entry, and all I want to do is remove the #comments from the end of the url. I don't seem to be able to do that in Diigo, so I have to delete the old bookmark and make a new one. Irritating!
Ty Lastrapes commented
If you want some automation to this...post your votes here:
Rachel Huang commented
We definitely need this! This is the main reason why I moved away from Delicious and then I find Diigo has the same problem. I want to be able to preserve my tags when I change the url and not have to make a new entry every time. This is particularly important if I'm trying to keep track of webcomics and the like.
Oliver Sahr commented
EDITING THE URL IS POSSIBLE
I recognized, that it is possible to edit the URL of a bookmark.
I just need to use the Diigo Toolbar (I have Mozilla Firefox) fot this.
Here I open the URL out of Diigo, so the bookmark icon in the Diigo Toolbar gets a red color.
Clicking on this icon opens an edit dialog.
Now I just click on the URL and the URL becomes editable.
If I change the URL I get a second entry in my library.
Both entries have the same title, the same tags and the same description.
So I just need to delete the entry with the old URL.
Oliver Sahr commented
It often happens that I have to change the URL.
At the moment I have to bookmark the new entry and copy and past all tads and the description from the old entry.
Under the usability aspect this is a mess.
I am too missing this feature very hard !
Mercury 006 commented
It's one year later... any effort in implementing this feature??? Honestly: Are you working on this? Can we continue to hope???
Elizabeth Richardson commented
I want to replace my URLs in a Diigo list with corresponding bit.ly custom URLs !!!
I want to be able to provide my learners with links which my learning outreach team would have provided them!!! I can therefore track how effective my outreach has been - because each original URL would have been extended with Google URL builder prior to custom shortening.
This approach would not affect the integrity of the URL. Could you please allow this? Thanks.
I read technical books online and sometimes sites change the query string parameters for some trivial UI reason, but then this breaks my highlighting making my highlights useless to me. If I could edit the URL of my Diigo highlights this would fix my problem but alas! this is not possible. The only solution is to open the page with the new trivially changed query string parameter and re-do my highlights. Needless to say this is too tedious to be worth the effort.
I can understand that if I change the URL I might lose any annotations beyond the tags and the description I gave to the page but in many cases I can live with that. Just give me a warning attached to editing the URL which says I'll lose highlights etc.
Terry Canaan commented
Yes, yes, yes. I can't say it enough.
Natalie Spence commented
Update only the annotations made by the person who is changing the url in their bookmark and leave others untouched. The ability to update the url is a basic function. Deleting one and adding another means you post virtually the same link again, plus you have to redo any annotations, descriptions and keywords.
Victor Barger commented
Perhaps you could add a "Change URL" button to the Edit Bookmark form? When clicked, this button would first warn the user of the problems associated with changing the URL (e.g., loss of annotations). If the user still wishes to proceed, diigo would create a new bookmark for the new URL, copying the information from the old bookmark (e.g., title, description, tags), and then delete the old bookmark.
Please make a new bookmark with this new URL. Currently our system
do not support the automatic update of URL.Though it seems like a
simple request, unlike other services, it will require quite a bit of
Besides,because of Diigo's unique ability to annotate on webpages
and those are specific to URLs, offering the options to allow users to
edit the URL will potentially lead to unexpected complication.
In addition, you can use the cache feature.Diigo captures a
"photograph" of a page in case the webpage changes in the future.
manu blabla commented
It's funny... I was going to send a bug report because I couldn't see the URL edit link -- but apparently it's not a bug ?
Really you can't update an url in Diigo ??
FM Librarian commented
Yes, please implement this feature! I just tried to edit a URL for something I bookmarked because the address had changed and was no longer valid. There should be no reason to have to delete a bookmark and re-add it, just because a URL has changed.
Mercury 006 commented
I agree, we urgently need this feature! It doesn't make sense to have a bookmark-service and you can't edit the URL... that's a basic feature!!!