81Views14Replies

Author Options:

I can't delete my own instructable? Answered

I'm trying to delete an Instructable I wrote about a year ago, which was published once by accident (its been unpublishes for about a year) but it wont let me, because apparently its entered in a contest! Help?

14 Replies

user
UltraMagnus (author)2009-06-16

You could always send instructables a DMCA takedown notice saying someone else posted your content without permission

Select as Best AnswerUndo Best Answer

user
Weissensteinburg (author)2009-05-11

What was the error message?

Select as Best AnswerUndo Best Answer

user

Error 401: Cannot delete instructable because it is entered in a contest.

Select as Best AnswerUndo Best Answer

user

I presume you've tried withdrawing it from the contest?

Select as Best AnswerUndo Best Answer

user

That's the problem, it's not entered in any contest. It's never been entered in any contest.

Select as Best AnswerUndo Best Answer

user

Have you tried publishing it, then deleting it? (Even if this is mindless chatter between us, at least we're keeping the thread bumped until someone more knowledgeable sees it)

Select as Best AnswerUndo Best Answer

user
sev17 (author)Keith-Kid2009-06-10

*pokes keith* be a rebel guys

Select as Best AnswerUndo Best Answer

user
NachoMahma (author)Keith-Kid2009-05-11

. Sounds like a job for Robot. PM someone on staff.

Select as Best AnswerUndo Best Answer

user
Rock Soldier (author)Keith-Kid2009-05-11

Doy you have a link to it?

Select as Best AnswerUndo Best Answer

user
dombeef (author)2009-06-09
user
DJ Radio (author)2009-05-11

I think it is not possible to do so. If you did enter it in a contest, its impossible. There was an ible I tried to delete that was entered into the book contest, but it wouldnt let me. I ended up typing that the ible was removed by the author, then flagged it as spam. It has been a few months, and it still hasnt been deleted.

Select as Best AnswerUndo Best Answer