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Sorry for the slow and annoyingly bad behavior of Instructables Answered

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We’ve been going a lot of work under the hood, and some of it just hasn’t come out quite right. So, I’d like to apologize to everyone for the site’s unresponsiveness and give an extra, sugar-on-top apology to anyone who lost a step or a comment. Not that it’s any consolation, but I lost both steps of an Instructable and a few comments over the weekend. When stuff doesn’t take, I usually just hit the back button on my browser and can copy out my text. For some reason that didn’t work, so if it happened to you too: I know how you feel. We’re working super hard to correct the problem, making progress, and I’ll let you know when it’s under control. There are always new features in the works, and I’ve been taking your comments in the forums to heart. If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please always feel free to drop me a private message or email. Thanks for sharing your projects. I continue to be amazed by them. Eric

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caitlinsdad (author)2010-01-26

I guess you also need to take a look at why all the apostrophe characters in your topic text look like tiny square robot faces - unless that's a new feature - or my computer display is wonky.

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Doctor What (author)caitlinsdad2010-01-27

 *unusually long silence*

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Doctor What (author)KentsOkay2010-01-27

 Dandy!  I've been needing my daily hit of David Tennant hair!

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KentsOkay (author)Doctor What2010-01-28

 Hehe, I'm currently growing out the back, I need a certain hair style from the 80's for a play...

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KentsOkay (author)Doctor What2010-02-08

 DO I LOOK LIKE I EFFIN SING AN DANCE??
naw, it's a murder mystery.

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Doctor What (author)KentsOkay2010-02-08

 I think a video post is required.


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n8man (author)Doctor What2010-01-27

KENT, YOU BROKE THE PRO CHAIN. And welcome back RS/Novahawk/KentsOkay

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KentsOkay (author)n8man2010-01-28

 Daw...
>looks in checking account
>grumbles
>gets paid on Friday so maybe later

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Doctor What (author)caitlinsdad2010-01-27

 Strange, I don't see any apostrophes at all in that text!

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caitlinsdad (author)Doctor What2010-01-27

You need the secret spy encoder ring to decipher the message.  You have to eat a lot of cereal to find the right one at the bottom of the box.

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Doctor What (author)caitlinsdad2010-01-27

 Be sure to drink your ovaltine.

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Lithium Rain (author)Doctor What2010-01-27

If Little Orphan Annie says to, you know I am so there.

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kelseymh (author)caitlinsdad2010-01-26

He pasted from Word, and those are the annoying Unicode single-quotes, rather than proper ASCII apostrophes.

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Rock Soldier (author)caitlinsdad2010-01-26

Good, it isn't just me...

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KnexFreek (author)2010-01-26

 the site itself is really slow for me :( I dont know why. I have a brand spanking new 2009 IMac :( 

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Doctor What (author)KnexFreek2010-01-26

 Isn't slow on this end.  

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Goodhart (author)KnexFreek2010-01-27

Hint,  you don't have a modem that goes burrrrr, doinnng doinnnng charrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr
do you ? 

 Just kidding  :-) 

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KnexFreek (author)Goodhart2010-01-27

 haha! :) thank goodness no LOL. but i can hear yours from here!
chrrrrrrrr- chhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh donnnnniinngggg chrrrrrrrrrrrrr

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Goodhart (author)KnexFreek2010-01-27

I have never heard my DSL modem do that...maybe I need to listen more carefully ;-) 

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KnexFreek (author)Goodhart2010-01-27

 i was just joking LOLOLOL i just made up a noise!

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Goodhart (author)KnexFreek2010-01-28

Have you ever had a Dial up modem?   I had for years, and the accoustic coupler before that was even more noisey and problematic....

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Doctor What (author)Goodhart2010-01-29

 The dial up modem was music to my ears.  Every time I tried to connect to the internet the melody of the modem made my soul dance.  But then again, I was around the age of eight or nine, so I pretty much danced to anything.

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KnexFreek (author)Goodhart2010-01-28

 lol i have no idea wat u are talking about! lol!!! :-)

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Goodhart (author)KnexFreek2010-01-29
In 1964 the acoustic  coupler was a 300 baud device that connected your phone (by way of the coupler illustrated  below) to your computer.  This is still in the day of the BBS only, so the only files accessed and downloaded were text files.  Some taking quite a few hours (as one prayed no one else picked up a phone extension on either end, and that there were no line glitches).
Pictured below is one very much like I had, in the late 1970's...(http://www.cs.unc.edu/Outreach/vr/computer_museum/acousticcoupler1.html)
 

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Rock Soldier (author)Goodhart2010-01-27

Hearing aid perhaps...Uh, not that you would need one of course, Heh. =P

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Goodhart (author)Rock Soldier2010-01-28

I'm sorry, what did you say?   I didn't catch it the first time around ;-) 

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Rock Soldier (author)Goodhart2010-01-28

I dunno, something about needing a hare or something...

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Goodhart (author)Rock Soldier2010-01-29
Well, in my case it is hair today, but gone tomorrow  ;-) 
 

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fungus amungus (author)KnexFreek2010-01-27

Why did you reply to this post? It's over 3 years old.

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Kiteman (author)fungus amungus2010-01-27

Maybe he decided to search for "slow site" and joined an existing thread, rather than starting another thread on the same topic.

Something we keep wishing the How do I write a guide? brigade would do.


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fungus amungus (author)Kiteman2010-01-27

True, but it's not the same topic. It's a different occurrence of slowness.

Kinda like adding to a comment thread about the first time the US was in Iraq when you want to talk about the current occupation.

All the same, we haven't seen any slowness on our side.

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kelseymh (author)fungus amungus2010-01-27

Oh, yeah.  You're on the internal LAN getting a whole T3 shoved into your WiFi, and you say, "we haven't seen any slowness."  :-D  What about the rest of us poor slobs, who have to stand on the corner begging for bits to be tossed into our discarded Starbucks cup...

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Lithium Rain (author)kelseymh2010-01-28

Said the man who works where the World Wide Web was INVENTED.

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kelseymh (author)Lithium Rain2010-01-28

Hee, hee.  I'm working at home, at the far end of a DSL line that's been going up and down every fifteen minutes or so the whole day :-(

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Lithium Rain (author)kelseymh2010-01-28

Aw...here...have some Internets...

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Kiteman (author)Lithium Rain2010-01-28

Never mind "some" have the whole internet...

(I'm not sure Americans will get it, though.)

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Doctor What (author)Kiteman2010-01-28

 They used to air it on IFC (they still might, I don't know).  It's a great program.

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fungus amungus (author)kelseymh2010-01-27

Wow, you make internet connections sound so dirty :D

I was working from home today so I too am scrambling for thee proverbial bits.

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 I'll show you my Ethernet port if you show me yours.

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Lithium Rain (author)Doctor What2010-01-28

Girls and boys have different ports, genius.

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