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"Please add more images before publishing!"??? Answered

Ok, colour me confused.  I have a 3 step 'ible, it has two pics and one video and I get the following when I try to publish:

Please add more images before publishing!

Have you taken photographs of each step for your Instructable? Clear well taken photos are the most important part of your Instructable. Please make sure you have included all of your images prior to publishing your Instructable. Submissions without necessary photos will not be published.


Am I missing something?

This is my 'ible url, not sure how useful it is:  https://www.instructables.com/id/publish?instructableId=EQT44AEHMMFDQ7L

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mikeasaurus (author)DragonDon2013-10-20

As mentioned before, you need to add more steps and photos to publish. In your examples you have one picture repeated
If you're having trouble try starting a new PHOTO INstructable and using your one (or two) pictures there.

(notice how the one published after the other two has more steps and photos and was able to be published?)

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mikeasaurus (author)2013-10-16

Try adding a different picture in each step, then publish again. Please reply to this comment if you experience more problems publishing.

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DragonDon (author)mikeasaurus2013-10-17

Updated with new, and less-than-encouraging info. :(

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Kiteman (author)DragonDon2013-10-18

https://www.instructables.com/id/EQT44AEHMMFDQ7L is more useful...

Steps 1 and three have no images - embedded video doesn't count, because it doesn't generate a thumbnail.

Try grabbing a couple of screenshots from the video, crop them in your favourite image editor, and using those.

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DragonDon (author)Kiteman2013-10-18

Also, Steps 1 & 3 were the ONLY ones that had images. For some reason, their system is not saving them.

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Kiteman (author)DragonDon2013-10-18

You're missing the counting:

Introduction: basically blue image

Step 1: no image, just a video.

Step 2: blue image with notes.

Step 3: no image.

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DragonDon (author)Kiteman2013-10-18

No no, I know what I put in each step. If the website is changing what I setup, that is a pretty serious issue. This is a moot point because the re-create with only TWO steps has the same problem.

I really wish the staff would be more active here. This is rather silly that SOMETHING is triggering their system to reject this 'ible.

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Kiteman (author)DragonDon2013-10-19

You were told the problem - you need an image in every step, as well as the introduction.

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DragonDon (author)Kiteman2013-10-19

And I also said that i created another 'ible with only two steps (intro and one step) that have a picture in each. Kill the attitude and read carefully.

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Kiteman (author)DragonDon2013-10-19

So why not link to the one you're talking about?

Kind of hard to help you if you don't show us the problem.

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DragonDon (author)Kiteman2013-10-19
You mean the one Posted two days ago?

DragonDon (author) says: Oct 17, 2013. 8:19 PM
Ok, so I re-created the 'ible, moved everything down to just two steps. Step 1 has a picture and an embedded Youtube vid, step two has one picture and still it fails.

What is triggering this 'need more pictures' error message?!

New 'ible:

https://www.instructables.com/id/publish?instructableId=E4YY2H4HMVJAUXS

Old 'ible:

https://www.instructables.com/id/publish?instructableId=EQT44AEHMMFDQ7L

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Kiteman (author)DragonDon2013-10-19

https://www.instructables.com/id/E4YY2H4HMVJAUXS/

Only has 1 step. You need to post at least 2 or three steps in a step-by-step, or make it a photo instructable.

https://www.instructables.com/id/EQT44AEHMMFDQ7L/

As already established, has steps with no images.

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DragonDon (author)Kiteman2013-10-19

Ok, so finally got it published.

May I suggest changing "Have you taken photographs of each step for your Instructable?" to "Have you taken photographs of each step for your Instructable?(it is requred of all steps AND the Intro)" or something of the like.

Thanks for your help.

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Kiteman (author)DragonDon2013-10-20

Oh, that's a subtle, yet effective, difference.

I can't make the change personally, but you could email HQ and suggest it.

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Kiteman (author)DragonDon2013-10-18

Stupid question, but you have seen there's a "save" button, haven't you?

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DragonDon (author)Kiteman2013-10-18

Wait...lemme guess, you don't count the 'intro' as a step..... :/

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Kiteman (author)DragonDon2013-10-19

Correct.

The introduction is the teaser, the backstory that tempts readers to carry on to the end.

The step-by-step instructions start in step 1. The clue is in the headings...

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Kiteman (author)Kiteman2013-10-19

You mention animated gifs - they can be uploaded and used the same way as ordinary images, and will generate the thumbnails you need.

(While we're working to improve things, you should make the links you give live.)

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DragonDon (author)Kiteman2013-10-18

As noted in my below reply, I re-created this 'ible with only two steps and a picture in each of them and the same problem exists. I created a completely brand new 'ible, and it published just fine.

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DragonDon (author)mikeasaurus2013-10-16

I just tried it with other images previously used in a recent 'ible. Same error message.

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DragonDon (author)2013-10-17

Ok, so I re-created the 'ible, moved everything down to just two steps. Step 1 has a picture and an embedded Youtube vid, step two has one picture and still it fails.

What is triggering this 'need more pictures' error message?!

New 'ible:

https://www.instructables.com/id/publish?instructableId=E4YY2H4HMVJAUXS

Old 'ible:

https://www.instructables.com/id/publish?instructableId=EQT44AEHMMFDQ7L

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DragonDon (author)2013-10-16

Sorry, this is just a summary in the proper format as requested.

1. What Operating system the device you are using, if its a computer, that would be linux, windows or mac (or freebsd etc) for mobile it would be android, iOS, windows mobile. Please also include the version number.

Linux Mint 15

2. Browser information including version number, if you're using the mobile app include app version number.

FireFox 24.0

3. Include what project or url you were looking at when the error occurred

https://www.instructables.com/share/?instructableId=EQT44AEHMMFDQ7L

4. Screen shots of what happened if available.

Upon clicking 'publish': http://i.imgur.com/RgVYuvk.png

Multiple images are there but were somehow 'removed' from the 'ible: http://i.imgur.com/bnKlOsQ.png

After a trip over to the Forums and trying to reply, this message showed up: http://i.imgur.com/sjNdUWB.png

Site worked fine for others around the globe.

A CTL-F5 did not clear the error. Few mins later the website was working again and I was still logged in.

5. steps to reproduce, this will be one of the most important pieces of information as it will enable us to do the same thing and find a fix.

1/ Create instructable
2/ publish

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DragonDon (author)2013-10-16

Well, even after the website hiccup/'ibble update, still can't publish an 'ible.

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kelseymh (author)2013-10-16

Your I'ble only has one image and no videos. You need an image of the finished project on the Intro page, plus images on Step 1 and Step 3.

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DragonDon (author)kelseymh2013-10-16

Err, nope. http://i.imgur.com/bnKlOsQ.png

That and the website just flaked out for a few mins here. http://i.imgur.com/sjNdUWB.png My guess, network issues over the CDN supplier. SCrewing up with stuff.

Ok, going back to re-do the 'ible....

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