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Guide Button Gone? Answered

Probably an oversight in the last big update, rather than an actual bug, but the button to start a new Guide has disappeared.

(Credit to Pfarmkid for noticing.) 

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canida (author)2013-04-22

Guides aren't going away! The UI is changing, and we had to pull the button this last release due to a bug. I'll check with the dev team to see when you can expect them back.

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Nostalgic Guy (author)canida2013-05-29

Is there any news about the guides or is it going to be rolled out in a future update?

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Kiteman (author)Nostalgic Guy2013-05-29

I believe they are still in development, but I have no knowledge of a time-scale yet.

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Nostalgic Guy (author)canida2013-04-22

So the comment from GorillazMiko an intern at Instructables wasn't so much a statement of fact as a speculative one.

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I speculate he has been taken out back and someone had a long talk with him...

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kelseymh (author)caitlinsdad2013-04-22

I don't think the talk needed to be very long.

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Kiteman (author)kelseymh2013-04-22
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kelseymh (author)Kiteman2013-04-22

About a yard, I'd say, but ask Henry, to be sure.

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Kiteman (author)kelseymh2013-04-22

I was thinking slightly shorter, say about 1/4 second...

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kelseymh (author)Kiteman2013-04-22

That's a lot longer than the three nanoseconds I estimated ;->

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Kiteman (author)kelseymh2013-04-23

I was allowing for the back-swing as well...

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kelseymh (author)Kiteman2013-04-23

Just remember to keep your knees straight and your elbows locked, or you'll slice it right into the trees...

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canida (author)Kiteman2013-04-22

Wedgies are more professional.

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canida (author)Nostalgic Guy2013-04-22

It was an out-of-context quote. :)

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wilgubeast (author)2013-04-22

The URL still works. You may make guides to your heart's content: https://www.instructables.com/edit/new?type=guide

And the new UI shouldn't break the functionality of legacy guides. Which is good news for ebooks and featured authors and those of you who noticed that the "submit a guide" button has disappeared.

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GorillazMiko (author)2013-04-19

"No more guides!" - Gregg

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Pfarmkid (author)GorillazMiko2013-04-19

Hmmm... That stinks oh well. Thanks for informing us!

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canida (author)Pfarmkid2013-04-22

Guides aren't going away! They're getting a UI change, and the button is gone temporarily. Back soon.

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How come there are no more guides?
I ask mainly because I have spent a not inconsiderable amount of time looking for suitable 'ibles, contacting members asking permission to include their work & preparing one to publish recently,
Time I wouldn't have spent if someone had just had the courtesy to let the people who actually produce the content for the site (remember them they are the ones who essentially provide a reason for companies to advertise & pay all the staff wages) that a useful & informative part of the site was being axed.
I'm getting the feeling the members are sometimes seen as mushrooms.

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Kiteman (author)Nostalgic Guy2013-04-21

Not just the "ordinary" members...

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Nostalgic Guy (author)Kiteman2013-04-21

Who's ordinary? :-)
I would say that not simply finding but wanting to stay & contribute to a site like Instructables would define anybody as "Extraordinary"

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I always thought is was the regular people and the irregular...wait

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Kiteman (author)caitlinsdad2013-04-22

We're all regular chez Kite, since the supermarket started selling apple juice with added prunes.

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Nostalgic Guy (author)Kiteman2013-04-22

Is it possible to be regular & irregular at the same time? if it is than that would be me...
One of the customers in my pub once started a sentence with the words "Normal blokes like you and me" I didn't find out what the rest of the sentence was going to be I had to walk away before I barred him; he was drinking that sub zero orange fizzy stuff from Australia so I guess it wasn't really his fault.

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canida (author)Nostalgic Guy2013-04-22

Guides are getting a UI change, and we had to pull the button this release due to a bug. Back (in a slightly different form) soon!

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Kiteman (author)GorillazMiko2013-04-19

I seem to have missed that announcement...

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