Unpublished Instructables are visible.

I have had a comment posted on an instructable I have not published, nor have I posted the link to it elsewhere. The work-around the poster used needs to be blocked off.

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canida8 years ago
FYI - we decided to pull the Unpublished tab for now, since there are some other mods that need to be put in place (add some options, fix up collaborations, etc) to allow you to really take good advantage of the feature. But I think it has some awesome potential (especially for people like me who need a kick in the butt to finish lingering projects) so expect to see it in modified format sometime in the future.
ewilhelm8 years ago
I just remembered a feature we built that should be live!: When you edit an unpublished Instructable, it should disappear from your list of unpublished Instructables for 7 days. That way, no one should be able to find and comment on your active work in progress unless you want them to.
canida ewilhelm8 years ago
See, you've got to tell us about all the little easter eggs you're adding to the site!
Hehe should I tell the class about the other little easter eggs you've got...
Mmmm, I do love chocolate.
Kiteman (author)  Lithium Rain8 years ago
No need to get personal!
ewilhelm8 years ago
Unpublished Instructables have never been explicitly protected; we always viewed them as "projects in progress on your workbench." The unpublished sorting has been active for quite some time now (as you can see from old comments on my unpublished Instructables), we just made a link visible because you can now make private Instructables.
For a little history, when we first launched the site, I would routinely look at a listing similar to https://www.instructables.com/tag/type:id/?sort=unpublished to see if there were half-finished Instructables I could help people complete. Pretty soon it got out of hand, and I couldn't keep up...
Kiteman (author)  ewilhelm8 years ago
Oh... It could spoil surprises, though.
Take anything you want to be a surprise private. You can always make it public when you want to publish.
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