Why won't my draft publish?

Why won't my draft publish?
I go to create my draft on whatever it is I am posting, then try to publish it because you have to publish the draft to have it viewable by others right? Every time I hit publish, it doesn't publish it. It just refreshes the page (or at least it looks like it is refreshing). Why is it doing this and how do I solve it?

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kelseymh4 years ago
I think it did publish. At least, you've got one I'ble on your member page, which shows that it was published today.
ajensen19 (author)  kelseymh4 years ago
Yes, that one is published, but the rest are not and I have tried to publish it.
At this point, you're probably going to have to wait until Tuesday. Instructables Staff live and work in California, and are on-site Monday through Friday 8-ish to 6-ish. This coming Monday (2 Sep 2013) is a major U.S. holiday.
ajensen19 (author)  kelseymh4 years ago
It is giving me this message: There's been a problem updating your Instructable
SyntaxError: JSON.parse: unexpected character
Can you give me the URL to the project that you can't publish so I can investigate?
ajensen19 (author)  mikeasaurus4 years ago
It is actually three that I can't publish: https://www.instructables.com/id/edit/?instructableId=E7WA4K2HKZ9IHRH#instructableId=E7WA4K2HKZ9IHRH,stepId=SS4VMAXHKZ9IHRG. https://www.instructables.com/id/edit/?instructableId=EJF1EDBHKUDA01O#instructableId=EJF1EDBHKUDA01O,stepId=SKR01L7HKUDA01N. https://www.instructables.com/id/edit/?instructableId=ESZSFA1HKUD9ZPT#instructableId=ESZSFA1HKUD9ZPT,stepId=SV4G7PMHKUD9ZPS. I feel that this is going to keep happening as long as I post up instructables. So please help me.
You need to add an image to each of those projects for them to publish. We use those images (even if it's just a video) as a thumbnail when we index the project.
Can you talk to the dev team so that a sensible message is generated instead of a JSON error :-)