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i'm trying to understand..what does featured mean? Answered

what does the featured category represent exactly? I thought maybe the starred instructables means they have been part of a contest or a challenge.

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Yonatan24 (author)2016-04-07

It means that someone from the staff thinks you made a good Instructable

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Rahul - S (author)2016-04-05

In simple words, featured instructables is nothing but an amazing stuff/project. There is something new and creative things in it than others. When you upload any ible(instructables), it will be checked by any one of the staff member of the instructables. If he thinks that the ible has something great ( you can seehttps://www.instructables.com/community/Featuring-C... ) then your ible can be featured.

Yes star means that the instructables has been featured.

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Kiteman (author)2016-04-04

There is a group, the Community Team, made up of staff and long-term members, who watch the feed of instructables as they are published - if they think a project meets certain criteria*, they Feature it. If it's really good, they give it a Home Page Feature, which means your instructable gets more views than it otherwise would.

*Short version: "This is cool, I wish I'd made it!"

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LeslieLouie (author)Kiteman2016-04-04

Thanks for your answer. When I select "customized" and then select several categories, then DONE, what/where/how do my choices filter through? What does this mean, I have customized new featured items or new recent items?

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Kiteman (author)LeslieLouie2016-04-04

It should take a day or so, and it's the recent feed.

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Josehf Murchison (author)2016-04-03

As iceng said well made Instructables get featured by the editors, then they post them in the news letter and other places like the home page. Not any different then a featured news article in your local news paper.

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Thanks for your answer. When I select "customized" and then select several categories, then DONE, what/where/how do my choices filter through? What does this mean, I have customized new featured items or new recent items?

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Are you talking about downloading a pdf copy of the Instructable or the channels you can show your Instructable in?

You can download a pdf of an Instructable with or without the comments, adds, pictures, and other things. A customized pdf.

You can also show your Instructable on a channel with other Instructables on the same subject or you can show it on a channel of its own. A custom channel.

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iceng (author)2016-04-03

An ible that is deemed by HQ to be interesting, well written and has very good pictures may be featured for notice by the membership.

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LeslieLouie (author)iceng2016-04-04

Thanks for your answer. When I select "customized" and then select several categories, then DONE, what/where/how do my choices filter through? What does this mean, I have customized new featured items or new recent items?

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