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Maintain permanent link to my instructable? Answered

I'm confident my instructable-to-be will need changes and additions after I publish. As I understand it, such changes may require changing the i'ble's url. But, I expect to publicize the url (on paper, even) and want it to have a long lifetime.

Is there any help within instructables.com?
My fallback: find if tinyurl or a similar site will let me establish, then later re-point a tiny url to the new i'ble url.
My second fallback: publicize only "as seen in instructables.com" and hope that someone searching on the project's name, "memorable name goes here", will find it.

===== "Select a category"? Give me "questions" or "answers" or "process" as a choice, please!

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ewilhelmBest Answer (author)2009-02-18

Once you publish an Instructable, we don't change the URL. We have ability to change the URL in special cases, but typically do not to avoid confusion with inbound links.

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Larry Breed (author)2009-02-18

Yes, but... can I continue to make changes to my instructable after I publish? I was under the impression that I can't.

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gmjhowe (author)Larry Breed2009-02-19

Once, the item is published, you get a small 'edit' link at the top to one side. Once your amend is made, if you then save it, it will auto update. Without needing to re-publish.

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