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Subscribing To Users On Instructables?!?!?! Answered

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Here's an idea I thought of a few weeks ago: Subscribing to Users on Instructables.

It will be exactly like YouTube kind of, except you can see the New Instructables/ Slideshows/ Videos any of the users you subscribed to posted.

Picture 1) This will be on each users page. Obviously the button will not be like that, it will be like the buttons on Instructables, gray and orange words.

Picture 2) Next to Submit, it will say "Subscriptions v" (v is the little arrow), and when you hover over it, it will say New Instructables, New Slideshows, New Videos.

Picture 3) Couldn't make my own, so I used YouTube. It won't be like this, but it will be close. See the New Videos/ Instructables/ Slideshows? Click on any, and it shows any of those from any user you are subscribed to. And when you click their user name, it shows all the new stuff from them. See how right now in the picture it just shows a video? Exact same thing will be for the Instructables and Slideshows, so they won't have a video time under it unless it is a video. It shows the date it was posted, the views, the ratings, the usual.

If you have any suggestions, please comment!

Thanks!

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Click the i in the picture to see it full size.

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jessyratfink (author)2008-02-16

I've been wishing for this feature for quite some time. There are certain people on here that I always wind up stalking... and I like convenience! :D

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To quote you because I was stalking you : Stalk, stalk, stalk!! :D

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GorillazMiko (author)2008-09-14

SWEETNESS THE POWER OF N8MAN WILL LIVE 4EVER

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bumpus (author)2008-09-14

Awesome Mike!
You can subscribe to people!

I subscribed to you
:D

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Flumpkins (author)2008-09-14

you can subscribe to people now

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Doctor What (author)2008-02-16

I've seen this feature on other sites, and it comes in handy. You "subscribe" to a member, and anytime they make something new, they send an email or let you know by other means. It is great if you are a fan of someone (like goodhart), and quietly await their instructable of their mother's potpie.

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crestind (author)2008-02-16

That's a great idea! Also, the ability to organize favorites into categories would be pretty cool too!

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LinuxH4x0r (author)2008-02-16

Good idea. I just go in recent and look at almost everythng

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Brennn10 (author)2008-02-16

I think it is a great idea. We could have our own little RSS feeds to other users. +1 for this idea.

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Brennn10 (author)whatsisface2008-02-16

Yea, and an idea could be that you have the RSS in the subscription. Like the Channels on MetaCafe and YouTube.

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Sunbanks (author)Brennn102008-02-16

Excuse my unknowingness (if that's an actual word) but what is an RSS feed?

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Brennn10 (author)Sunbanks2008-02-16

It is something that allows web users to receive information collected from many sources through a simple reader. In more simple language, it is basically like an updating list of new posts.

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whatsisface (author)2008-02-16

Well we're halfway there in case you didn't realise, you can have an RSS feed for any user by doing:

https://www.instructables.com/member/USERNAME/rss.xml

That'll feed you all iBles/Videos/Slideshows that user posts. Just whack that in your standard RSS reader and away you go :-)

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Sunbanks (author)2008-02-16

That's a really good idea. I like it.

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