Help Build a More Rational Web with the Rational Button

See something on the web that is a rational source for your opinions and arguments? Use the the Rational button to easily add the source to one of your Opinion Boards right from your browser's bookmarks bar.

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The Rational Button:
Drag this button to your browser bookmarks

When you see a webpage that makes you think, "hey - I should remember this as a source for my argument on XYZ," use the Rational button!

Adding the Rational Button to Your Browser

Adding the Rational button for Other is easy:

  1. Look at the top portion of your browser. If you don't see the bookmarks bar below the location bar, configure your browser to show it.
  2. Click and drag the Rational button in the blue box above to your bookmarks bar.
  3. Click it when you see something rational on the web.

Adding the Rational Button to a Mobile Browser

If you're using a mobile browser, you cannot drag the Rational button to your bookmarks toolbar. Instead, follow these instructions:
  1. Bookmark this webpage
  2. Edit the bookmark and:
  3. Set the bookmark name to 'Rational'
  4. Replace the bookmark URL with the code snippet below (be sure to copy it all):
javascript:void( '' + encodeURIComponent(window.location), null, 'width=550, height=580, resizable=yes, toolbar=no, location=no, scrollbars=no, status=no, menubar=no'));
Using the Rational Button on a Mobile Browser

Once you have the rational button on your mobile browser, simply start typing 'Rational' into your browser URL when you want to post a webpage to your Opinion Boards. Your browser should suggest the Rational button (it will have a star or similar next to it).

Put the Rational Button on Your Blog or Webpage

Do you think your webpage or blog post is a rational source for others to use in their arguments? Use the form below to get the Rational button and add it to your webpage!

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Preview and Code

<a href="javascript://" data-url='' onclick="var loc=this.getAttribute('data-url')==='current' ? window.location : this.getAttribute('data-url'); '' + encodeURIComponent(loc), null, 'width=550, height=580, resizable=yes, toolbar=no, location=no, scrollbars=no, status=no, menubar=no');"> <img src=''/> <img src=''/> <img src=''/> </a>