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Why won't my draft publish?
I go to create my draft on whatever it is I am posting, then try to publish it because you have to publish the draft to have it viewable by others right? Every time I hit publish, it doesn't publish it. It just refreshes the page (or at least it looks like it is refreshing). Why is it doing this and how do I solve it?

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kelseymh (author)2013-08-30

I think it did publish. At least, you've got one I'ble on your member page, which shows that it was published today.

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ajensen19 (author)kelseymh2013-08-30

Yes, that one is published, but the rest are not and I have tried to publish it.

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kelseymh (author)ajensen192013-08-30

At this point, you're probably going to have to wait until Tuesday. Instructables Staff live and work in California, and are on-site Monday through Friday 8-ish to 6-ish. This coming Monday (2 Sep 2013) is a major U.S. holiday.

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ajensen19 (author)kelseymh2013-08-31

It is giving me this message: There's been a problem updating your Instructable
parsererror
SyntaxError: JSON.parse: unexpected character

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mikeasaurus (author)ajensen192013-08-31

Can you give me the URL to the project that you can't publish so I can investigate?

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ajensen19 (author)mikeasaurus2013-08-31

It is actually three that I can't publish: https://www.instructables.com/id/edit/?instructableId=E7WA4K2HKZ9IHRH#instructableId=E7WA4K2HKZ9IHRH,stepId=SS4VMAXHKZ9IHRG. https://www.instructables.com/id/edit/?instructableId=EJF1EDBHKUDA01O#instructableId=EJF1EDBHKUDA01O,stepId=SKR01L7HKUDA01N. https://www.instructables.com/id/edit/?instructableId=ESZSFA1HKUD9ZPT#instructableId=ESZSFA1HKUD9ZPT,stepId=SV4G7PMHKUD9ZPS. I feel that this is going to keep happening as long as I post up instructables. So please help me.

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mikeasaurus (author)ajensen192013-09-01

You need to add an image to each of those projects for them to publish. We use those images (even if it's just a video) as a thumbnail when we index the project.

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kelseymh (author)mikeasaurus2013-09-01

Can you talk to the dev team so that a sensible message is generated instead of a JSON error :-)

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