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Lithium Rain's open letter to the staff. Read. Think. Read all comments. Then post.

Open Letter to the Staff


I'm only posting this topic, because hers got stuck in the filters.

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lemonie (author)2009-06-27

When I see people quoting "secondary images" I'm sure they've misinterpreted "secondary image sizes".

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Kiteman (author)lemonie2009-06-27

Non-pro account holders can only see the second (and third etc) images as thumbnails.

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lemonie (author)Kiteman2009-06-27

Where has this been announced? I didn't have a problem logged-out as a guest. L

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PKM (author)lemonie2009-06-28

I do, and I think that's
a) the ground state at the moment
b) perhaps the intended future of the site (I say perhaps, I think there isn't a public "official line" on it yet).

I think that's pretty much the only proposed feature I really disagree with. Access to allsteps is just a nice addition, which you can read Instructables without, but a number of my Instructables (and presumably countless others) have vital information on secondary images. I mean, imagine trying to build this without the high-res secondary images and their notes.

While it would be nice to give all the existing features to non-pro members and add value to Pro membership with new shinies, sadly I think there has to be an element of limitation to free memberships just like with free software trials, so there is a real incentive to go pro. Removing secondary images, IMHO, is a step way too far, because it makes a lot of Instructables almost useless to non-pro members.

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lemonie (author)PKM2009-06-28

Hmm, the incentive to go Pro is also an incentive go away. Most casual internet browsers have little patience - 3 clicks and they're "out". Block essential stuff with a sign-up and they may decide to ()-that and look somewhere else?

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caitlinsdad (author)lemonie2009-06-27

On buggy days, you can get the secondary image to swap out with the first image in the step but normally you will get the sign-up popup if you try to click on the secondary. Part of the frustration as a trial user.

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Gjdj3 (author)2009-06-26

I do love a good protest letter.

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caitlinsdad (author)Gjdj32009-06-26

and a freshly brewed cup of Joe.

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Goodhart (author)caitlinsdad2009-06-27

Poor Joe, I knew him well....

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caitlinsdad (author)Goodhart2009-06-27

Sweet and low, blend of everything good.

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Goodhart (author)caitlinsdad2009-06-27

For me it is Sweet, low, and asthma *sigh*, the same happens with Aspartame Sucrolose, sugar, and Stevia are the only ones I can handle...and sugar makes more of me than I need ;-)

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caitlinsdad (author)Goodhart2009-06-27

They all are compounds and compound the problem.

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Goodhart (author)caitlinsdad2009-06-27

they are the compounds that confound ;-)

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caitlinsdad (author)2009-06-26
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Lithium Rain (author)caitlinsdad2009-06-27

We shall this day, by God's grace, light up such a candle in Ibles, as I trust, will never be put out.

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caitlinsdad (author)Lithium Rain2009-06-27

As always, guided by the Divine Maker or whomever you place your faith.

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Gjdj3 (author)2009-06-26

Oh, and filters? Are they filtering anything about pro accounts now?

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caitlinsdad (author)Gjdj32009-06-26

You doth protest too much.

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Gjdj3 (author)caitlinsdad2009-06-26

Not protesting, just wondering.

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caitlinsdad (author)Gjdj32009-06-26

yeah, *pulls up chair, sigh*

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