View all steps and secondary pictures

I am sure that I'm not the only one with these feelings about the changes in the site "permissions" concerning guests viewing instructables. I have been looking at this site (which I love, by the way), but something that's really, well, stuck in my craw, is the fact that guests cannot view all steps or view other pictures. What purpose does this accomplish? Are the admins trying to bolster the number of members? Just because a viewer doesn't have an account does not mean that he shouldn't be allowed to view all the pictures. I am also having trouble understanding why the admins don't allow guests to view all steps. The site hasn't always been like this. Not too long ago anyone could use most of the understandable viewing features. An excerpt from the Terms and Condidtions of Use (from section 7, subsection F, first sentence): " Instructables, in its sole and absolute discretion, may preserve Content and may also disclose Content if required to do so by law or judicial or governmental mandate or as reasonably determined useful by us to protect the rights, property or personal safety of Instructables, Instructables users and the public." (go look at the last three words again) I don't know about anyone else, but I think that not seeing all the pictures detracts from the educational viewing experience. If anyone has a good perspective on this, I'd love to hear why the site is like this.

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n0ukf7 years ago
Worse now is that Dad can't View All Steps while I can, and we're both basic free memberships. When he clicks on the View All Steps block, he gets a message saying he's not a Pro member. When I view an ible, I get View All Steps by default.

How can they treat us differently when we have the same level accounts?
LoneWolf n0ukf7 years ago
It's not that your being treated differently....the change doesn't take affect until you try to update your account, then it stops letting you.
yourcat8 years ago
" Instructables, in its sole and absolute discretion, may preserve Content and may also disclose Content if required to do so by law or judicial or governmental mandate or as reasonably determined useful by us to protect the rights, property or personal safety of Instructables, Instructables users and the public."

But if I'M the one that released it under attribution-noncommercial-sharealike, I don't WANT ibles censoring my pictures from ANYONE! If you've seen my ible on the paperclip catapult, you know that is INCOMPLETE without all the pictures!
. Then post it on another site and put a link in your iBle that is visible to guests. The content is still yours to do with as you please. Ibles is only one of many sites where you instructions would be appropriate. Spread The Gospel Of Yourcat! . . While "censoring" is technically correct, with the connotations it carries, I think you're overstating things. . . IMNSHO, pictures should be an adjunct. The text should be able to stand alone. YMMV.
Nae worries - it says preserve...disclose...not censor!
But guests can't get much of anything out of my ible...
Then you did a poor job writing your I'ble (by definition).
If you're that desperate to hack around I'bles terms of service, why don't you capture the PDF yourself, reupload the file into your image library, and attach it as the first image to a new step in your I'ble. Then you can stop complaining, and stop throwing around incorrect and unncecessarily inflamatory terminology
Kiteman8 years ago
"Here, have this free cream-cake."

> Gobble, munch, num Wait a minute, there are no cherries on this cake! Not having cherries on my free cake detracts from my eating experience.

> If anyone has a good perspective on this, I'd love to know why this free cake isn't the one I want?

yourcat Kiteman8 years ago
I'm hungry...
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