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Getting the Instructables ID? Answered

Is there any way to obtain the ID of an Instructable? As in, now the URLs of iBles are www.instructables.com/id/insert name here, instead of a chain of "random" letters and numbers. Thanks, Bran.

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kelseymh (author)2008-10-11

Do you mean figure out the ID from scratch? For that, I think you'd need information from I'bles staff (something in their backend server code computes it), but the basic idea is to simply convert spaces in the title to underscores, and then truncate at some number of characters (64? 32? something). If you are looking at an I'ble right now, it's trivial (I assume you know this already, but I'm posting for completeness). In most browsers you can "right click", or hold down your one-button mouse, and get a pop-up menu with an option to "Copy Link". This saves the I'bles URL in your copy buffer, which you can then paste into any convenient text area (terminal, emacs, TextEdit, even [shudder] Word).

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ll.13 (author)2008-03-26

If you use Instrugraph (add an iBle to it) and go to the stats it will have a link back to the iBle in the unique code. ;-)

http://www.instrugraph.com/

-rather round about...

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Goodhart (author)ll.132008-03-27
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Keith-Kid (author)2008-03-02

I prefer the names. Separates instructables from other websites in that

EVERY INSTRUCTABLE IS UNIQUE!!! NOT JUST THE 500TH VERSION ON SOMEONE ELSE'S POST. EACH IS UNIQUE, AND EACH DESERVES A NAME NOT A NUMBER IN A MILLION!!


felt good......Now I get why people overuse this text size

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Bran (author)Keith-Kid2008-03-02

I do too, but I need the code.

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Noodle93 (author)Bran2008-03-26

I believe it's Two quotation marks. But i'm going to test it here, "Test?".

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Noodle93 (author)Noodle932008-03-26

Aww man, I know that the smaller one is two commas.

like this

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Kiteman (author)Noodle932008-03-26

To make things large, start and end with different numbers of equals signs. You must start each set on a fresh line or = it doesn't work =.

Thus:

one equals sign

two

three

four

five

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Noodle93 (author)Kiteman2008-03-27

Aw shucks, thanks Kiteman!

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