How do I send Pictures in a PM

Hi guys I'm currenty working on a knex project and we both don't know how to send a picture in a pm so can you help me?

Posted by didexo 6 years ago


Thanks for the new feature!

I just noticed that when replying to a PM that instructables shows the PM you're replying to below now! It was really annoying that it didn't before. Don't know when it was changed, or if I'm just being slow, but THANKS!

Posted by Jayefuu 8 years ago


Hibernation errors when posting some PMs

. Trying to PM thelordash, when I post, I get a long list of hibernation errors. But I can PM Adrian Monk without any problem. Weird. . I can receive PMs from thelordash.

Posted by NachoMahma 9 years ago


Captcha (sp?) disappeared from PMs. Bug? Feature?

. Are y'all aware that Captcha is not being called when sending PMs. I like it, but thought it might be accidental, so I'm reporting it.

Posted by NachoMahma 9 years ago


PM layout missing

There doesn't seem to be any layout formatting in PMs any more, not even line-breaks. If a message is more than a line or two long, or involves several replies back and forth, it gets very annoying.

Posted by Kiteman 8 years ago


Send button acts funny when sending a pm.

I was replying to a pm and when I got ready to push/click the SEND button it was large.  As I moused over it, it studdered and changed size to a smaller different color button.  Is that normal?

Posted by Re-design 6 years ago


PM Attachments in Instructables? Answered

Whats the skinny on no attachment /pictures in private messages.  Is it a major revamp to include this feature. Every place else in Instructables allows them, so i don't get it.

Asked by WWC 5 years ago


Request for feature- Photos in PM's

I think it would be really nice if You could send images to other people via PM. This would be useful if you want to show a project to one or 2 people, and dont want others to see until its posted. There has been many a time where a lot didnt get done for us because we couldnt PM images. Also, looking in the community blog forum, it would really many people.

Posted by DJ Radio 8 years ago


PM with empty subject is not clickable

When someone sends a PM with empty subject, the you:inbox page lists the message, but the item is not clickable. Actually, looking at the HTML code reveals that there is a link, but it is invisible because the tag is empty: (In the above example, the message can be accessed by prepending the base url to the href attribute: https://www.instructables.com/you/inbox?view=X7N77DIGKTJO4PO) Suggested fix: when the subject is empty, emit something like: (No subject)

Posted by laxap 7 years ago


PMm with no subject

I have a PM stuck in my inbox, registering as unread. The message has been sent to me with no subject, so the clicky link is missing in the inbox, so I can't click it to read it..... Surely there shoule be a default "No subject" text that appears ?  I can delete it, but I don't know what it says ! Steve

Posted by steveastrouk 8 years ago


ARRGH! Another PM spammer!

I just got this jewel of writing today... from: lovegirl when: May 6, 2008. 1:28 PM subject: cinthiamalatha_2008@yahoo.co.uk cinthiamalatha_2008@yahoo.co.uk hello dear new friend, how are you today i hope that every thing is ok with you as is my pleassure to contact you after viewing your profile at www.instructables.com, which really interest me in having communication with you if you will have the desire with me so that we can get to know each other better and see what happened in future. i will be very happy if you can write me through my email for easiest communication and to know all about each other,here is my email (cinthiamalatha_2008@yahoo.co.uk)i will be waiting to hear from you as i wish you all the best for your day. yours new friend. cinthia. Can we please ban her? Anybody else been spammed by her?

Posted by Lithium Rain 9 years ago


Stator back iron and Slot dept determination? Answered

Hi All! I am working on Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motor design. I need assistance on how to determine analytically or by any means possible stator back iron and slot dept dimensions other than using machine design software or application. Also, the Rotor Core size or diameter so as to know the spindle diameter. In the course of my research, I had uncovered how to calculate slot width, tooth width, pole arc etc but am yet to solve above problem. Anyone with the solution please help! Thanks in anticipation.

Asked by Ugoem 2 years ago


PM's don't send?

I was sent a PM around 18 hours ago, and I still havent recieved it. either ibles is slow as s*** or pm's don't travel.

Posted by rec0n 7 years ago


Bug report - magical disappearing pms

I've been having intermittent issues with pms - there's a delay of 3 days (or more) to receive replies from pms, (and in some cases for others to receive them) and some pms seem to have dropped off the map altogether.

Posted by Lithium Rain 8 years ago


PM formatting bug

The word-wrapping in PMs is broken.  The easiest way to see what I mean is to look at the screenshot of this test PM I was kindly sent. It's not a major thing, but it does drop half-bricks in front of my bicycle of thought when I'm reading long PMs (of which I have had quite a few recently).

Posted by Kiteman 5 years ago


New PM email notification stopped working. Check your PMs

New PM email notification stopped working about 2 weeks ago, so I had a stack of new messages I didn't know about, until  a messages from thingiverse, ask if had read his instructables PM.

Posted by liquidhandwash 3 years ago


PM Formatting

It's been asked before, many times, but still has not happened. Can we please have formatting preserved in PMs? I've had a number of long PMs recently, and all very hard to read because they were in a single block of text. Yes, I know we can type in code ourselves, but I'm on my iPod right now, and a single line break in a PM takes 10 key-strokes!!

Posted by Kiteman 5 years ago


Snail-mail PMs

I've been experiencing very slow PMs recently, typically a delay of two days between pressing send and the message being received.The same has been happening the other way as well.Is it just me, or is something wrong?As an aside, I am typing this on a borrowed EeePC. Odd little beast.

Posted by Kiteman 9 years ago


PM's are running off the page!

First off, thanks to staff for fixing the return key function in PM's (private messages). Unfortunately, with one fix, something else breaks, as messages in PM's are now running off the page and out of the message box. I was able to confirm this with another member (so it's not just me). *Updated with screenshot of PM (viewing in Instructables) 2nd screenshot shows what PM's look like in my email (you'll see its really hard to read), and it wasn't like this before. After every word is   (HTML non-breaking space). I presume this has something to do with the bug. - Mac OS X 10.6.8 - Safari 5.1.4

Posted by canucksgirl 5 years ago


PM Inbox count shows 1 new, but no New one can be found

At the top of my screen, I have this:  You Inbox (1) Shortcuts Logout Answers Contests Forums Submit Indicating I have a message in my PM Inbox.   When I go  there, I can find NO message that I have not opened, no matter how far I look down the list. nor how far I page down. I DID find the following however,  a PM that I can not access as it has no title or description (see the TOP one on the list in the image; unlike the others, it has nothing to click on, to open it)

Posted by Goodhart 6 years ago


Message formatting

I see the PM system has been updated to match the new format of our personal profile pages. Nice. But, can we have the formatting options back?  They do make communication clearer and easier...

Posted by Kiteman 1 year ago


Either my inbox (msgs) or my Inbox link has a problem...

On each page that has a link to my INBOX, I am showing: INBOX (1)When I click on it, and go to the inbox, the top message is about one day old and I see nothing new. No new PM, so either there is a new one and it is not showing, or there isn't one and the indicator for how many new messages I have in my inbox is wrong.

Posted by Goodhart 9 years ago


reply button on PM's

It's missing, I know. Getting fixed tonight. Sorry for the screw up!

Posted by ewilhelm 9 years ago


Hitting Enter in PM Subject field sends msg

. Subject says it all. Can you just reject Enters in the Subject fld?

Posted by NachoMahma 8 years ago


Inbox (PM) trouble? UPDATE...

Is anyone ELSE having difficulties with their PM INBOX? Mine says there is a new message to display, but when I go there, there is nothing before 19 hours ago. Yet the indicator says there is one new message. UPDATE: I found the new message....it was down in the list a bit (next page), but why it popped up there, I haven't a clue....

Posted by Goodhart 9 years ago


When will PM formatting be fixed?

Private messages, whether written by hand or generated by Robot, get completely stripped of their line breaks.  A message which is sent out reading, Instructables member XXX just sent you a patch! You can read the message, below, and then click through to your Profile to see the patch itself. --------------------------------------- You're a YYYY... ... so does the patch make you cringe? (If the animation works...) --------------------------------------- etc. What gets received and displayed in my I'bles mailbox is Instructables member XXX just sent you a patch! You can read the message, below, and then click through to your Profile to see the patch itself. --------------------------------------- You're a YYYY... ... so does the patch make you cringe? (If the animation works...) --------------------------------------- etc. Notice the lack of any line breaks. I know this is an active irritation, especially for Staff (who must deal with more PMs than any individual I'bles member).  I'm curious as to whether the underlying cause is even known, and whether there's any estimate on when a fix might be rolled out.

Posted by kelseymh 8 years ago


Disturbing private message

Someone thought that it is funny to send harassing messages to my inbox. Would someone please investigate what is going on? Thank you for your help.

Posted by blkhawk 5 years ago



How do I recieve a private message? Answered

Does it come to my inbox or comment tracker.

Asked by imthatguy1125 8 years ago


Confusing randomness

Something has always puzzled me - what governs the order of the comments in the email alerts?My most recent alert is typical - this list is the dates and times of the comments, in the order they appear in the email.Date: Aug 26, 2009. 5:29 PMDate: Aug 26, 2009. 8:36 PMDate: Aug 26, 2009. 7:36 PMDate: Aug 26, 2009. 12:59 PMDate: Aug 26, 2009. 6:53 AMDate: Aug 26, 2009. 9:51 PMDate: Aug 26, 2009. 7:32 PMDate: Aug 26, 2009. 7:05 AMDate: Aug 26, 2009. 5:25 PMDate: Aug 26, 2009. 3:57 PMDate: Aug 26, 2009. 7:42 AMDate: Aug 26, 2009. 3:43 PMDate: Aug 26, 2009. 9:35 AMDate: Aug 26, 2009. 11:20 PMDate: Aug 26, 2009. 6:33 AMDate: Aug 26, 2009. 3:09 PMDate: Aug 26, 2009. 5:10 PMDate: Aug 26, 2009. 11:20 PMDate: Aug 26, 2009. 8:23 PMDate: Aug 26, 2009. 9:30 AMDate: Aug 26, 2009. 8:00 PMDate: Aug 26, 2009. 3:23 PMDate: Aug 26, 2009. 8:08 AMDate: Aug 26, 2009. 10:05 PMDate: Aug 26, 2009. 3:41 PMDate: Aug 26, 2009. 11:18 PMWould it be so hard for them to be in chronological order....?

Posted by Kiteman 8 years ago


Request For Feature: PM maillists for collaborators

. Subject pretty well sums it up. It would be nice to be able to send updates to collaborators without having to send individual PMs.

Posted by NachoMahma 9 years ago


cant PM

I cant seem to PM people, when I type the code at the bottom it tells me its incorrect. Is it only me or other people have this problem? how do I fix it?

Posted by ~BenDover~ 9 years ago


How do I add a pic to a PM? Answered

Sorry, how do I add this picture to a Private Message?

Asked by iceng 6 years ago


Could someone PM me a demonoid invitation code? Answered

It would really help if someone could pm me an activation code, I found some on google but they were all being used. Thanks in advance.

Asked by bounty1012 8 years ago


julietcool is spamming for "contacts"

I have reported the two PM's I got, and blocked the person.  Has anyone else gotten pm's from julietcool?    

Posted by Goodhart 8 years ago


As of 11:56 PM Eastern Time (Atlanta).....

As of this very moment (or about a minute ago) there are 328,881 profiles. Just letting you know.

Posted by heavy.metal.nguyen 9 years ago


Honolulu MiniMakers Faire

The 3rd annual Mini Maker Faire in Honolulu from noon to 5 pm on Saturday, June 25th, 2016. Part science fair, part county fair, and part something entirely new, Maker Faire is an all-ages gathering of tech enthusiasts, crafters, educators, tinkerers, hobbyists, engineers, science clubs, authors, artists, students, and commercial exhibitors. All of these “makers” come to Maker Faire to show what they have made and to share what they have learned. Attendance is Free!  Free parking is available onsite. honoluluminimakerfaire.eventbrite.com Scheduled events at the faire: Drone Racer-X Circuit Skills Course: This is a timed event where the operator must fly their drone through multiple obstacles.  The goal is to complete all challenges in the shortest time. 1 12:00 – 12:30 pm 2 12:30 –   1:00 pm 3   1:00 –    1:30 pm 4   1:30 –    2:00 pm Speed Course: The race will consist of three laps around the course.   At the completion of the last lap the pilot will land on a predetermined landing zone for additional seconds bonus. 1 2:30 – 3:00 pm 2 3:00 – 3:30 pm 3 3:30  - 4:00 pm 4 4:00 – 4:30 pm NOTE:  There will be an awards ceremony for the Racer-X Circuits at approx. 4:45 pm by the Baseball Field Soldering Workshop (1st Floor): This is a great introduction to soldering.  Each session will take approx. 30 minutes starting at noon with the last session starting at 4:30 pm. 1 12:00 – 12:30 pm 6 2:30 – 3:00 pm 2 12:30 –   1:00 pm 7 3:00 – 3:30 pm 3   1:00 –   1:30 pm 8 3:30 – 4:00 pm 4   1:30 –   2:00 pm 9 4:00 – 4:30 pm 5   2:00 –   2:30 pm 10 4:30 – 5:00 pm Internet of Things - Build a Raspberry Pi media server workshop (4th Floor) : Learn about the building blocks of the Internet of Things and how a tiny $35 single board computer called the Raspberry Pi has become one of the most popular starting points for automating everything from plant watering and hydroponics, to internet surveillance cameras to robots. 1 1:00 – 2:00 pm 2 2:00 – 3:00 pm 3 3:00 – 4:00 pm 4 4:00 – 5:00 pm Presentations (3rd Floor):  1 12:30 –  1:15 PM Noel Kawano: Recent advancements in 3D and high resolution displays has enabled a news means of creating immersive display environments at the commercial level, developing and prototyping a new class of CyberCANOE to study and challenge existing VR environments. 2   1:30 –   2:15 PM Jerry Isdale: Virtual Reality 2.0.16.  This talk will provide an overview of the multiple technologies, applications, challenges and opportunities for Virtual, Augmented and Mixed Reality systems. 3   2:30 –   3:15 PM Melissa May White: Moving Hawaii Fashion Forward.  Melissa will discuss current initiatives to revitalize Made in Hawaii fashion, and share her perspective on the past, present, and future of Hawaii fashion as a key part of Hawaii's maker community. 4   3:45 –   4:15 PM Ted Ralston: Flying your Drone Legally.  One of the first things you want to do after building your own drone is to fly it of course.  Learn about the latest rules and regulations. Sponsors High Technology Development Corporation (HTDC) ‘Iolani School; Maui Makers UH SOEST Advanced Network Computing Lab HICapacity Computational Thinkers Entrepreneurs Foundation of Hawaii Oahu Makerspace.

Posted by CrLz 1 year ago


Email oddity

Is there any way to produce comment emails that are more sensibly organised? Take, as a typical example, the last comment-summary email I got.  This is the list of dates and times of the comments, in the order of the email: Date: Sep 26, 2011. 7:48 AM Date: Sep 26, 2011. 5:44 PM Date: Sep 20, 2011. 10:01 AM Date: Sep 26, 2011. 11:32 PM Date: Sep 26, 2011. 11:33 PM Date: Sep 26, 2011. 11:34 PM Date: Sep 26, 2011. 8:06 AM Date: Sep 22, 2011. 6:02 PM Date: Sep 26, 2011. 5:28 PM Date: Sep 26, 2011. 5:05 AM Date: Sep 26, 2011. 2:28 PM Date: Sep 26, 2011. 6:16 PM Date: Sep 26, 2011. 11:26 PM Date: Sep 27, 2011. 3:09 AM Date: Sep 26, 2011. 6:11 AM Date: Sep 20, 2011. 11:23 AM Date: Sep 27, 2011. 2:26 AM Date: Sep 26, 2011. 4:59 AM Date: Sep 26, 2011. 5:17 PM Date: Sep 26, 2011. 2:00 PM Date: Sep 26, 2011. 10:24 AM Date: Sep 26, 2011. 3:41 PM Date: Sep 27, 2011. 2:54 AM Date: Sep 26, 2011. 6:21 AM Date: Sep 27, 2011. 1:12 AM Date: Sep 26, 2011. 8:38 AM Date: Sep 26, 2011. 5:37 PM Date: Sep 26, 2011. 5:15 PM Date: Sep 26, 2011. 8:46 AM Date: Sep 26, 2011. 5:22 PM Date: Sep 26, 2011. 5:13 PM Date: Sep 20, 2011. 12:00 PM Date: Sep 26, 2011. 11:33 PM Date: Sep 26, 2011. 4:03 PM There is just no logic to the order, which makes it confusing to scan through and make sense of, especially on days with a lot of comments, and more especially when some of the comments are days out of synch. Speaking of which, those days-old comments didn't get a timely answer, because I didn't hear about them.  That makes me seem tardy and poorly mannered, something which I try not to be (call  it a cultural thing).

Posted by Kiteman 6 years ago


The geek daily Scheduel. <--- i hope i spelt that right, otherwise i'de be a geek castaway.

What Geeks do every day.7:00 AM= Wake up and brush teeth, then polish braces. (LOL)8:00 AM= After hour long brace polishing we eat a healthy fiber filled breakfast.8:30 AM= Leave for school. We like to be early.12:00PM= Talk to friends about Conquer.3:00 PM= After school, run away from bullies, all the way home.3:45 PM= At home, play Conquer.3:46 PM= Live Conquer.4:00 PM= Start doing homework.7:00 PM= Finish homework and study8:00 PM= Eat dinner then sleep instantly. Repeat every day, any day.

Posted by kingghaffari 9 years ago


Email alerts not arriving.

I have my alerts set to email me whenever I get a PM. I have had a number of PMs in the last few hours, none of them triggered an email. I understand other members are having the same problem. Plus... The time-stamp issue seems to be affecting PMs as well - the most recent PM turned up third down the list (Seriously, chaps, this time-stamp issue has been going on for far too long without some sort of comment from HQ)

Posted by Kiteman 5 years ago


Maker Faire Smart Crafting Demo

Syuzi Pakhchyan's stimulating eyecandy "Fashioning Technology," (put out by our friends at Make and Craft) has provided me with both the information and inspiration to incorporate smart materials into my own crafty projects.So I'm totally jealous that I won't be able to see her Smart Crafting Demo at the Maker Faire in Austin! You have to go and show me what you learn! Maker Shed CRAFT Demos , Saturday 1:00 PM - 2:00Maker Stage , Saturday 5:30 PM - 6:00 PMMaker Shed CRAFT Demos , Sunday 1:00 PM - 2:00 PMCheck out Plusea's WEARABLE WASTE OF ENERGY to get you in game mode.See more details and RSVP on Fashioning Technology.

Posted by scoochmaroo 9 years ago


Failed K'NEX PM 63 RAK

Hey guys, Here is one of my more recent builds, but it didn't turn out like I had planned, so I leave it for you guys to finish up if you want. I don't have much time to elaborate, but if you have any questions, leave a comment below. -The Red Book of Westmarch

Posted by The Red Book of Westmarch 3 years ago


signature #2

To all people who pm me i will reply as soon as possible thanks for the comments

Posted by hackermfw 9 years ago



Spark.io NOV Build Night @ Cairo Hackerspace : Introduction to The Internet of Things (IoT)

Introduction to The Internet of Things (IoT) Cairo Hackerspace always used to introduce the latest cutting-edge technology to Egypt and sharing this knowledge with everyone since 2009. Arduino/open-hardware workshops since 2010 , the first open source 3d printer , the first 3d printing services and workshops , Virtual Reality workshops and different workshops in other areas of life. THIS month we are introducing for the first time in Egypt a new promising trend in technology that involves everyTHING around us , everyONE and every AREA in our life from agriculture, manufacturing, arts, business, technology, education to health and environment . It is called “ The Internet of Things ! ” In this Practical course you will learn : -What Is Internet of Things? -What can the Internet of Things Do for Us? -IoT around us -Issues Around IoT -IoT enabling technologies and Architecture -IoT opportunities in Egypt for startups and entrepreneurs -Getting started with IoT using Spark Core Cairo Hackerspace IoT competition : 1st place : Spark Maker Kit *worth 99$ 2nd place: Spark Core *worth 39$ 3rd place: Surprise! *worthless!! *Gifts are supplied by Spark.io and Instructables About Spark Core: https://www.spark.io/ Registration: http://goo.gl/forms/OjfVDjGGan Prerequisites: Laptop. Registration policy: We are applying first-come-first serve basis , therefore early registration is encouraged. The course maximum attendees is 10 persons. The Course will be REPEATED for TWO WEEKS to give everyone a chance to attend , our registrar will respond to you within one week to confirm your final date. Time: 2 days course: -Early reg.: 20/11/2014 from 5:00 pm till 8:00 pm , 21/11/2014 from 2:00 pm till 6:00 pm. -1st repeat : 27/11/2014 from 5:00 pm till 8:00 pm , 28/11/2014 from 2:00 pm till 6:00 pm. -2nd repeat: 4/12/2014 from 5:00 pm till 8:00 pm , 5/12/2014 from 2:00 pm till 6:00 pm. Place: Cairo Hackerspace ,Townhouse building, 2nd floor Address : 10 Nabrawy Street, off Champollion Street, Downtown Cairo, Egypt Contact: Email: cairohackerspace@gmail.com

Posted by ToutHackAmon 3 years ago


WTB: Empty altoids tins.

If you have any pm me.

Posted by LaserRain 8 years ago



wrist timer

Can anyone build me a wrist countdown timer? PM for details

Posted by gio_13 6 months ago


Do you see a pattern here?

Date: Jul 27, 2008. 11:48 AM Date: Jul 28, 2008. 3:49 AM Date: Jul 28, 2008. 12:14 AM Date: Jul 27, 2008. 12:00 PM Date: Jul 27, 2008. 11:34 PM Date: Jul 27, 2008. 5:09 PM Date: Jul 28, 2008. 12:07 AM Date: Jul 27, 2008. 6:33 AM Date: Jul 27, 2008. 1:24 PM Date: Jul 27, 2008. 6:05 AM Date: Jul 27, 2008. 8:31 PM Date: Jul 27, 2008. 8:57 PM Date: Jul 27, 2008. 9:22 AM Date: Jul 27, 2008. 1:59 PM Date: Jul 27, 2008. 11:19 AM Date: Jul 27, 2008. 5:16 PM Date: Jul 27, 2008. 8:52 PM Date: Jul 28, 2008. 12:16 AM Date: Jul 28, 2008. 12:09 AM Date: Jul 28, 2008. 4:27 AM Date: Jul 27, 2008. 5:52 AM Date: Jul 28, 2008. 3:28 AM Date: Jul 27, 2008. 6:16 PM Date: Jul 27, 2008. 3:48 PM Date: Jul 27, 2008. 9:17 AM Date: Jul 27, 2008. 8:59 AM Date: Jul 27, 2008. 5:34 PM Date: Jul 27, 2008. 7:16 AM Date: Jul 27, 2008. 8:44 AM Date: Jul 28, 2008. 12:05 AM Date: Jul 28, 2008. 3:44 AM Date: Jul 27, 2008. 7:09 AM Date: Jul 27, 2008. 5:43 AM Date: Jul 27, 2008. 9:54 AM Date: Jul 27, 2008. 8:58 AM Date: Jul 28, 2008. 12:11 AM Date: Jul 27, 2008. 11:44 AM Date: Jul 27, 2008. 6:32 PM Date: Jul 28, 2008. 12:16 AM Date: Jul 27, 2008. 9:12 AM Date: Jul 27, 2008. 10:31 AM Date: Jul 28, 2008. 12:03 AM Date: Jul 27, 2008. 6:04 PM Date: Jul 27, 2008. 5:58 AM Date: Jul 27, 2008. 4:37 AM Date: Jul 27, 2008. 11:46 AM Date: Jul 27, 2008. 8:36 AM Date: Jul 28, 2008. 1:33 AM Date: Jul 27, 2008. 10:29 AM Date: Jul 28, 2008. 12:07 AM Date: Jul 27, 2008. 8:27 AM Date: Jul 27, 2008. 4:24 PM Date: Jul 27, 2008. 6:09 AM Date: Jul 27, 2008. 5:40 PM Date: Jul 28, 2008. 1:14 AM Date: Jul 28, 2008. 12:03 AM Date: Jul 28, 2008. 12:04 AM No? Neither do I, but this is the order of the comments in the "daily summary" email I just got. Why are they random? Wouldn't it make more sense for them to be in chronological order? Or is that asking too much of Robot?

Posted by Kiteman 9 years ago


game codes for Club.Nintendo.com

Hi. Can people PM me their club.nintendo codes inside of your game cases, on the back of a small booklet there is a code can you PM it too me if you don't mind? On wii's, Dsi's, wii games, and dsi games PLEASE...

Posted by Vynash 8 years ago