I can download PDF's as a free member

I've been here since April of 2009, and I've stayed updated to what the site in general has been doing. Ever since the "pro" account launch, I've kept reading over and over that you can't download a PDF as a free member and that only "Pro" members have access to this feature. I, however, could still download PDF's w/ out having to sign up for a "Pro" account. Are there exceptions for old-in-a-way members or something?

I'm just curious as to why this is so...

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mikeasaurus4 years ago
Users that were registered with the site before initiating the "Pro" feature have some abilities that are grandfathered to their current status. Downloading PDF's is one of them.
nutsandbolts_64 (author)  mikeasaurus4 years ago
Oh, so if that's the case... Thanks for the heads-up.

One can easily via sites like http://instructables-pdf.abuouday.com

MelPhleg1 year ago

Yah, I could download pdfs w/free account last year. Now, I gotta pay for an account I don't have money for?? The idea of DIY was to save money, be frugal, etc, not spend more.

You can easily get a free Pro account, just publish an instructable that's cool enough to get featured. You also need to keep a closer eye on the forums - two different members recently gave away twenty free memberships between them.

Tankmohit114 years ago
I think u can.first of all open the page of ur instructables them click on 'view all steps'.after all steps opened.open a new tab of ur browser nd go to the site 'www.pdfmyurl.com'.then copy ur instructables page address and paste into the box of pdfmyurl then hit enter and u will get pdf for free

I tried that. It doesn't work, at least not w/any pdf viewing program I have.

Hm, well, it didn't work with one instr, but did work w/a diff one. weird.

BIGED1471 year ago

That was a bad ideal I have but a member since 2009 myself and I can't download any more I will say what I like to because this is I like it here and up to 2/1/2015 I could download

tony542 years ago

Some suggestions

Your old start page was better, it's hard to find the search, it looks as if it's part of a video and not a search bar. At least keep a search bar on the top.

Also, there isn't any way to edit or delete comments, only the Flag option. I don't want to flag myself just fix or delete one of my comments.

It no longer shows my user name at the top only "You" instead, the user name was better instead of "You" which looks like a Default account.

Charging $40 for PRO, isn't all the advertizing enough. You will get more traffic if the site is completely FREE, charging for features only annoys people. How many people out there like Trialware or Nagware, kinda the same thing.

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