Answers

My main (and only problem) with Answers is the reply counter. why does it count your own reply. when I ask something and look at the replies. I keep thinking that there is a new answer.

Topic by Iridium7 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Answers? Answered

I just found similar questions further down. I want the old tab back. Sorry, I fear change, one of my many character flaws.

Question by caarntedd 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Answered.

Can't delete topic. D:But someone was able to help me with some suggestions on who I could contact for what I was looking to do.

Topic by Hatcrazy 1 year ago


Answers ??? What's happened to answers ?

What's happened to the answers field on the 'ibles main title ? Its gone, as of this morning's update ? Steve

Topic by steveastrouk 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Is there a way to search Answers for answers? Answered

Is there some way to find specific answers? Whenever I put a search in (e.g. "gears"), it only comes up with results in the Instructables category. And I can't find any dialog boxes to change the search category to "Answers". It just seems to me that a system as awesome as the "Answers" section is needs accessibility to get the full potential out of it. (It's forgivable at this point because it's still new).

Question by victus_maestro 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


Answer Bug

Sigh, found a bug in answers when a replied comment was declared the best answer, its reply doesn't follow it

Topic by Chicken2209 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


Best Answers? Answered

I just got my first best answer and now it say i have 20%, what happens when i get 100%?

Question by connoboarder 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


BEST ANSWER

When I click on Best answers in my profile I used to be able to see the questions I had been given best answer for - Now I see the questions I have asked. ERROR!

Topic by rickharris 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Best Answers

Revised The new format on a members page gives a bare hint of Best Answers. There are some of us who enjoy helping others and keep bragging score in exchange. That germinated a thought at least one considered worthy of the forum. Why not make it a soft-switch the user can activate by them for their page ? Like that age thing we lie about..... A

Topic by iceng 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


Answers problem

Answers is broken... can't post answers

Topic by mole1 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Answers tab? Answered

Who stole the Answers tab - Please return it

Question by rickharris 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


answers page

OK ,  here we go agin !  WHERE DID YA'LL HIDE TH' "ANSWERS PAGE ???

Topic by gearhead1951 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


comments and answers

Is it just me, or has the robot separated the comments and answers on our user profiles? My number of comments rose, my number of answers dropped and my best answer % just jumped from 4 to 7. (yay!) My mum always said that I talked too much.

Topic by caarntedd 7 years ago


Recent Answers

Filtering answers by "recent" doesn't work? They all seem to be old. Win7, FF 21 Probably caused by an addon? IE works fine.

Topic by explosivemaker 6 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


answer removed ?

I wrote answer to this question and it got removedi dont see any obvious reason why

Topic by 11010010110 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


Instructables Answers

Check out our new Instructables Answers! Have questions about how to build or make something, where to get tools or materials, or about DIY and life in general? Me too. To get answers to all of our questions, we've put together an answers section on Instructables. Ask a question, and help answer questions from the community. Then, choose the best answer to help others with the same question. You can ask a question from almost any page on the site. Look for the blue answers box, and type in your question -- you don't even need to create an account or log in. Upload images to help explain your question.Answers is a work in progress, and while we have many of the key elements ready for you to test, there are a few obvious things we're not quite finished building, but will be up as soon as possible. Upcoming features include:Your questions on your "You" pageIndication of the number of answers and Best Answers for users replying to your questionsMore tips for asking good questionsAbility for the community to vote on a Best Answer to a questionLet us know how you like it, and how it's working. If you come across a bug, please submit as much information as you can to our bugs forum section. Update: Here are some tricks to see the Questions with the most Answers, and the most recent Answers: Instructables Answers Tricks - Sort by number of answers and most recent answers.

Topic by ewilhelm 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


Instructables Answers

Sometimes I get annoyed when I'm going through the "Answers" section of Instructables, and instead of linking to "Let Me Google That For You", I give a creative answer. Is this a problem anyone else has?

Topic by Gjdj3 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Best Answers

I'm not positive I'm entirely right on this, so if I'm wrong, don't jump down my throat. Thanks. When you reply to someone (I usually do something like, "Thanks,") on a question you've asked, it counts that comment as an answer to go towards your Best Answer Percentage. I don't think this is fair because: 1.) There is no way you can select your answer as a Best Answer (I would never do this, though), and 2.) It goes towards your Best Answer Percentage. In addition to routinely submitting to instructables, I also try to improve my stats (total views, comments, subscribers, ect.). So, my Best Answer Percentage (in addition to many other's %, I assume) has gone down because our answers on our own questions count towards the Best Answer Percentage. Instructables staff, if you could change this, I would be very appreciative. Thanks!

Topic by splazem 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


DON'T ANSWER

Don't answer back i'm trying to learn how to do something. ignore it till it gets to the bottom MTVMusic VideosMTV ShowsEntertainment News

Topic by bdcoco 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago


Answers text.

Would it be possible to change the text that appears in the question box?If it was changed to something like "Can't find what you want with a search? Then don't be shy, ask your question here", then maybe we would have less of things like this.Just a thought.

Topic by Kiteman 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


'answers' is broken :(

On the answers screen, when I choose any question, it takes me to ...what looks like a script generated listing of questions, showing the title of what I clicked on as a link - not the question page like it should. If I go back and choose a different one - I get the same listing page showing the title of the one I already clicked, and a second line with the new listing. Baffling! Edit: Wednesday June 10 - it's back up and running! Thanks

Topic by frollard 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


In need of a answer

DO the treats have to be food,i have an awsome instructable i can do,but you cant eat it.Though it can still be a treat to some one special to you.

Topic by mastertoothpick 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


Answers bug

When ever i try to go to answers page it gives me this error i just started seeing this error today this is what is says.ERROR 500: solr Ex !Exceptionorg.apache.solr.client.solrj.SolrServerException: Service UnavailableCaused by:Server side exception, status = 503: Service Unavailable at org.apache.solr.client.solrj.impl.CommonsHttpSolrServer.request(CommonsHttpSolrServer.java:175) at org.apache.solr.client.solrj.query.SolrQuery.process(SolrQuery.java:297) at com.instructables.solr.SolrSearchServlet.doGet(SolrSearchServlet.java:486) at javax.servlet.http.HttpServlet.service(HttpServlet.java:115) at javax.servlet.http.HttpServlet.service(HttpServlet.java:92) at com.caucho.server.dispatch.ServletFilterChain.doFilter(ServletFilterChain.java:106) at com.caucho.filters.GzipFilter.doFilter(GzipFilter.java:208) at com.instructables.filter.FilterWrapperFilter.doFilter(FilterWrapperFilter.java:47) at com.caucho.server.dispatch.FilterFilterChain.doFilter(FilterFilterChain.java:70) at com.instructables.filter.HibernateSessionRequestFilter.doFilter(HibernateSessionRequestFilter.java:45) at com.caucho.server.dispatch.FilterFilterChain.doFilter(FilterFilterChain.java:70) at com.instructables.filter.TemporaryProFilter.doFilter(TemporaryProFilter.java:77) at com.caucho.server.dispatch.FilterFilterChain.doFilter(FilterFilterChain.java:70) at com.instructables.filter.SecurityFilter.doFilter(SecurityFilter.java:140) at com.caucho.server.dispatch.FilterFilterChain.doFilter(FilterFilterChain.java:70) at com.instructables.filter.SetupFilter.doFilter(SetupFilter.java:68) at com.caucho.server.dispatch.FilterFilterChain.doFilter(FilterFilterChain.java:70) at com.caucho.server.webapp.WebAppFilterChain.doFilter(WebAppFilterChain.java:173) at com.caucho.server.dispatch.ServletInvocation.service(ServletInvocation.java:229) at com.caucho.server.http.HttpRequest.handleRequest(HttpRequest.java:274) at com.caucho.server.port.TcpConnection.run(TcpConnection.java:514) at com.caucho.util.ThreadPool.runTasks(ThreadPool.java:527) at com.caucho.util.ThreadPool.run(ThreadPool.java:449) at java.lang.Thread.run(Thread.java:595)

Topic by albylovesscience 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Errors in Answers

When you try to view a page in the Answers section it takes you to a page with a javax servlet exception. Looks like someone forgot to define a field and it broke the query engine ("Caused by: org.apache.solr.common.SolrException: undefined field Whats"). The error displays as follows: Please excuse me, that was very impolite! - javax.servlet.ServletException: solr Ex ! Exception org.apache.solr.client.solrj.SolrServerException: Error executing query at org.apache.solr.client.solrj.request.QueryRequest.process(QueryRequest.java:95) at org.apache.solr.client.solrj.SolrServer.query(SolrServer.java:118) at com.instructables.solr.SolrSearchServlet.doGet(SolrSearchServlet.java:529) at javax.servlet.http.HttpServlet.service(HttpServlet.java:115) at javax.servlet.http.HttpServlet.service(HttpServlet.java:92) at com.caucho.server.dispatch.ServletFilterChain.doFilter(ServletFilterChain.java:106) at com.caucho.filters.GzipFilter.doFilter(GzipFilter.java:208) at com.instructables.filter.FilterWrapperFilter.doFilter(FilterWrapperFilter.java:47) at com.caucho.server.dispatch.FilterFilterChain.doFilter(FilterFilterChain.java:70) at com.instructables.filter.HibernateSessionRequestFilter.doFilter(HibernateSessionRequestFilter.java:48) at com.caucho.server.dispatch.FilterFilterChain.doFilter(FilterFilterChain.java:70) at com.instructables.filter.TemporaryProFilter.doFilter(TemporaryProFilter.java:77) at com.caucho.server.dispatch.FilterFilterChain.doFilter(FilterFilterChain.java:70) at com.instructables.filter.SecurityFilter.doFilter(SecurityFilter.java:212) at com.caucho.server.dispatch.FilterFilterChain.doFilter(FilterFilterChain.java:70) at com.instructables.filter.SetupFilter.doFilter(SetupFilter.java:68) at com.caucho.server.dispatch.FilterFilterChain.doFilter(FilterFilterChain.java:70) at com.caucho.server.webapp.WebAppFilterChain.doFilter(WebAppFilterChain.java:173) at com.caucho.server.dispatch.ServletInvocation.service(ServletInvocation.java:229) at com.caucho.server.http.HttpRequest.handleRequest(HttpRequest.java:274) at com.caucho.server.port.TcpConnection.run(TcpConnection.java:514) at com.caucho.util.ThreadPool.runTasks(ThreadPool.java:527) at com.caucho.util.ThreadPool.run(ThreadPool.java:449) at java.lang.Thread.run(Thread.java:595) Caused by: org.apache.solr.common.SolrException: undefined field Whats ... The error continues but it looks like an undefined field. Oops. Maybe put some error checking into the code next time guys.  

Topic by ProfessorMoniker 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


answers category unanswered and answered switched

to reproduce: at page https://www.instructables.com/tag/type-question/ press unanswered and get a list of questions with answers hit back on your browser press answered  and get a list of questions without answers

Topic by kill-a-watt 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Hey, when did the "ANSWERS" link show up again on the top orange bar? Answered

I just noticed it is back on the home page even. 

Question by Re-design 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


difference between circular and rotatory motions?

Question by asharsha 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


What do you think i should make next? Answered

I need to know

Question by marcusleydecker 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Wanting improve PLC skills how can do?

How PLC work in education system its impact ?

Question by mazhar aasim 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


How do I change my name and if I can't how do I delete my account?

Question by GalacticTUBER 3 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


Instructables Answers Tricks - Sort by number of answers and most recent answers

We're still working to make answers better, and additional functionality is on the way. For the time being, here are some links you'll definitely find interesting: Sort Questions by the number of total answers:https://www.instructables.com/tag/type:question/?sort=COMMENTSMost recent answers (you'll need to mouseover the image and look at the status in your browser to see what Question it was asked on):https://www.instructables.com/tag/type:answer/?sort=RECENT&layout;=textSearching Answers is coming soon, but for the time being you can use this URL and put your search term after the "q=".https://www.instructables.com/tag/?sort=none&limit;%3Atype%3Aquestion=on&q;=

Topic by ewilhelm 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


Spaces dropped in my answer.

In this answer that I've edited 3 times it keeps dropping spaces between words and running them together. I'm using Firefox.

Topic by Re-design 9 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Is it possible to edit answers and if so how? Answered

I've been poking around but there appears to be no way...but if there is I would love to know.

Question by Xenel 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Best Anwser Totals

A couple of days ago I had a "Best Answer" to a question regarding suspending a kayak from a ceiling.   Today I find that BA was removed from my total along with the author's response.  It also seems that the question has been removed from the Answers section.  Can questions or Best Answer ratings be deleted by the author? 

Topic by diyoutdoorsman 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


SELECTING BEST ORDER

Hello!! I recently asked a question on how to make an inductor of 0.35 mH. my friend iceng gave me the most  appropriate answer but i cant select it as the best answer and the option is only available for the first reply. For the technical specifications Im using windoes 7 and Internet Explorer 9.(One thing  i was able to select the answer for another question on 6V regulator) Please help me to solve my problem.

Topic by pranjal12 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


Link info empty

When answering a question and using the link button to embed a link the info page comes up empty.  It used to have a place to paste the link after highlighting the link key word. Using windows xp and firefox.

Topic by Re-design 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago



Order of posting "delayed" questions should be changed.

When questions are delayed posting for whatever reason, they should not be posted in order based on the time they were asked, they should be posted to the top of the list. At least once a week I find a question of a gob of questions way back on page 3 or 4 that have no answers and sometimes have no views.  There are at least a dozen people here who look at every question, even the "boring ones".  There is no way a question posted at the top of the list can make it to page 3 with out even a look.   The way is works now if a question gets held up 24 hours (and that happens alot) it goes directly to page 2. It would work better if when the question gets posted it goes to the top of the list even if it takes a week to post it. Just my opinion.

Topic by Re-design 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


no reply to best answer

In answers when answer is chosen as best answer there is no longer reply link in it

Topic by 11010010110 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


Is there a way to rate answers?

I keep browsing through Answers, and i have noticed that alot of times, the person who asks the question never really selects a best answer, and sometimes it's because alot of the answers are similar. Is there a way for users to rate on another's answers, selecting a best answer by vote?

Question by cyc4015 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


Where is the answers tab? Answered

What happened to the answers tab that appeared at the top of the home page? Or is it just me?

Question by caarntedd 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Best answer problem

I got an email saying I got best answer for this question. My list of best answers doesn't show it. Did the person who asked the question just un-mark the best answer, or is this actually a bug? Thanks!

Topic by kcls 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Answers keep vanishing? Answered

As regulars will know I answer a lot of questions (rightly or wrongly!) BUT I have noticed recently that a few of my answers disappear - anyone else noticed this?

Question by rickharris 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


What happened to answers?

I just noticed that the "answers" button at the top of the site is gone! What happened?

Topic by XOIIO 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


No Best answers emails ?

Has the system stopped sending Best Answer emails ? I've had a few BAs recently, but no notifications.

Topic by steveastrouk 3 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


Answers to questions disappear.

I answer questions frequently. Just recently a) I need to click twice on the post button to get my answer to appear b) My answers that apear and look as posted often disappear at a later date. Sometimes within a few hours. Fifrfox, Win7 64bit.

Topic by rickharris 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


Order of comments to answers

Something that bugs me is if I make a comment directed to a specific answer if someone else comments to the same answer there comment separates my comment and now it looks like my comment is meant for the other comment and makes no sense. I wish they stayed in the order that they were written.

Topic by Re-design 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Dont answer 4

Doing it for practice

Topic by bdcoco 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago


Can't Post in "Answers"

OS: Win 7 Browser: Firefox Location: Answers sub-forum Bug: Logins don't "take" on the Answers forum. It accepts the credentials but doesn't actually login. This is an issue across the site but everywhere else refreshing solves it. Even getting logged in elsewhere and then navigating back to the Answers forum does not work although if I leave again for another part of the site I'm still logged in there. Others are posting answers so clearly this is only effecting a subset of the user base, or just me.

Topic by bwrussell 5 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


I am the answer...

...to Life, The Universe and Everything.

Topic by Kiteman 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago