Editing & Re-Publishing Instructables Answered
I've been getting a lot of subscription emails lately and they are for the same Instructables. (NO, not a bug).
I'm making the assumption that members are editing their Instructables and instead of just saving it, they are going through the publishing step again.... which sends yet another email about the same ible.
While I understand the need for re-publishing (say you made a significant update after a few months) so I'm not suggesting that the publishing step be removed after ibles are already published, BUT there must be a better way.
Perhaps there should be a NOTE on the publishing step saying "You're Instructable has already been published. It's unnecessary to re-publish". OR disable re-publishing within 24 hours of the last time the step was completed?
Its almost getting to the point that I want to turn off notifications completely for Instructables, because I don't want an email about the same ible 6 times in one day...
How to Edit an Instructable without Re-Publishing:
1. Open your Instructable, make your changes and click the "Save" button.
2. Then hover your mouse over "More" (to the right of the "edit", "publish" & "share" tabs) and click on "Full Preview".
3. If you need to go back, click "edit" from the "Author Options".
As long as you've clicked on the "Save" button there is NO NEED to Re-Publish for edits to take effect.
Re-Publishing is unnecessary and just resends everyone who subscribes to you another subscription email.