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why the hell isn't my instructable publishing?

I have been trying to have an instructable published for 2 days now. Here's a screenshot of the hidden comments that an admin (noahw) is sending me. First he agrees that my instructable does not violate any of the 'criteria' that are so thoroughly bulleted in the first post, then goes on to say that he just is a little uncomfortable because he doesn't quite understand a simple point in the instructable. I guess noahw's full and total comprehension of each and every step of an instructable is what decides if it's publishable or not. To make the instructable understandable by noahw I added a thorough diagram. I then attempted to republish the instructable last night and it still has not appeared on the instructables page,...... it did not used to be this difficult to share knowledge on instructables with people other than the admins.. Sorry if this post sounds a little annoyed, but I am.

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baneat8 years ago
The staff doesn't need to/shouldn't have to take crap from the likes of you. It's not your site, you don;t define anything. If you don't like it, i'm sure the staff won't mind losing you.
leevonk (author)  baneat8 years ago
I guess that was up to the staff wasn't it. I'm still typing this aren't I. I guess you're wrong.... the site and I have a mutually beneficial relationship. they wouldn't lose much from booting me, but neither would I. the only people that would lose are people that read and learn from instructables.
I guess that was up to the staff wasn't it. I'm still typing this aren't I.

Yes, because despite your project experience, they've set the bar very high for member banning. It really takes a lot of effort on your part with few exceptions for special cases.

they wouldn't lose much from booting me
you're a contributing member -- web2.0 counts on members like you ;) In any case, removing a member for mildly sour internal press can end up being very bad. You don't seem like the type of person that would hold a grudge against it - but some people have too much time on their hands allocated to retaliation :/
NachoMahma8 years ago
. Bashing the staff is NOT the way to get anything accomplished - here or anywhere else. Whether they are right or wrong ... well, it's their site so they are ALWAYS right. If I were in Noah's place and someone sent me a msg that started out "what the hell are you talking about?", I'd simply grab the mouse and hit the Delete User Account button. If I didn't do it then, I'd certainly do it when the jackass posted a msg telling everyone that I didn't have the IQ of a 5 yo. . If you will try to deal with the Ibles staff (and ppl in general) in a reasonable and rational manner (neither of which I've seen you display), you'll be able to accomplish so much more. Good luck with the rest of your life.
leevonk (author)  NachoMahma8 years ago
Actually, I think it's quite reasonable to point out that none of the admin's bulleted points are violated by my instructable. If I hurt your ears by including the 'h' word in my perfectly reasonable argument, that's your problem, Noah actually took it quite well and commendably acknowledged that indeed none of the points were violated. His point about the instructable being a little undetailed makes sense to me too, but I don't like ideas being kept from the public because one particular individual doesn't understand it. If it had been allowed to be published and someone asked a question for more details in the comments section I would have realized this need and responded. This site polices itself quite well, I don't think we need an individual arbiter in charge of what gets published and what doesn't. Thank you for letting me know that I 'could accomplish so much more' though, I can only strive to achieve what you have.
> none of the admin's bulleted points are violated . According to Noah's response (in your pic above), he DID send you an explanation. "I left you a customized message ..." . > If I hurt your ears by including the 'h' word . I have absolutely no problem with "the 'h' word" (or any other word in a private communication) - it was your abusive tone towards someone trying to do you a favor. . Speaking of private communications: posting a private message in a public forum, without all parties' approval, is pretty high on my list of unethical things to do. . > my perfectly reasonable argument . I disagree, but that's just my opinion. . > Noah actually took it quite well . That's the understatement of the year! I hope Noah's boss realizes how lucky he/she is. . > but I don't like ideas being kept from the public because one particular individual doesn't understand it. . But you have no right to be published here (or anywhere else, unless you're footing the bill). Ibles can publish (or not) whatever they want, whenever they want, and without giving thought to whether you, me, or anybody else likes it. They may consider my remarks to you to be a violation of the "be nice" policy and delete it before I hit Post. That is their right and privilege and if I don't like it, I can go somewhere else. . > If it had been allowed to be published and someone asked a question . Apparently, Ibles preferred for you to make the changes before members had to point it out. . > This site polices itself quite well . And a lot of the reason for that is the Man Behind The Curtain. He makes sure everything is up to Ibles' standards. . > I don't think we need an individual arbiter . Doesn't really matter what you (or anyone else, including myself) think. . > Thank you ... . You are most ... oh, wait a minute! That's was sarcasm, wasn't it? . > I can only strive to achieve what you have . It's not that hard. Just don't give ppl grief when they don't deserve it. . . Whew! That was rather cathartic.
leevonk (author)  NachoMahma8 years ago
To a degree, I am helping to 'foot the bill'. This site depends on contributors of which I am one, therefore I do have 'the right' to be pissed off about the way the site works.
To a degree, I am helping to 'foot the bill'.

You "pay them out of your pocket to be here"? If not, then "you" are not footing any bill.
leevonk (author)  Goodhart8 years ago
uhm,..yeah,... you should read up on that
I am here of my own free will and do not pay. If I ever get time to publish an instructable, and I hope to soon, it will again be something I want to do. The payment I get will be the satisfaction that I have helped someone with some knowledge. Something I enjoy doing without having to pay for the privilege.
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