Featured ....... Then not featured

Hello, I submitted an instructable today and I was happy to see it be "Featured" but then I checked it out about an hour later then just to find out that the "featured" icon is gone and my instructable isn't featured anymore. What gives? https://www.instructables.com/id/The-Spanker/

Topic by jumb5150   |  last reply


Featured or not featured?

I've recently published an instructable. Three hours ago, I've received an email that says my project was marked as featured, even if it isn't on featured pages. It also doesn't have the little star on the upper right corner... Maybe the email I received is a bug...

Topic by giuliom95   |  last reply


Featured but not Featured?

   I received an e-mail that said my 'ible had been featured, I checked the Featured page, but it never showed up. It has the feature banner on it, but only on the Recent page (2nd page). Neither does it show up under my "You" page. The link it gave me in the email has the feature banner, but it's only under the Photography section. This happened during my switch to Pro, perhaps that has something to do with it? I was working on the project before becoming Pro, then published it after I became Pro. I'm running FireFox 3.6.3 on Windows 7.

Topic by nickodemus   |  last reply


Featured? Answered

 Do the instructables inspired from other instrucatables like the led throwie talkie by puckkining uses avr microcontroller so if i make a 'ible of the same talkie with pic12f683 and will it get featured if all the pics are good with gread documentation

Question by robot1398   |  last reply


Featured

How do I get Featured? What do i need to improve on my instructable? https://www.instructables.com/id/Create_a_Cylon_Domo/

Topic by Zmonsters   |  last reply


features

what is phantom power? Describe methods of its use.

Topic by bkamit   |  last reply


featured by?

Every time i look at somebodys stats, like kipkays phaser alarm clock, it say it is featured by brenn10. what does that mean and how do you do it?

Topic by DELETED_DELETED_kruser495   |  last reply


Featured?

I dont want to be rude or anything, but I was wondering if I could get featured, I mean my instructable matches all the requirements(Pictures,Spelling/Grammer, Good Documentation) , and even hackaday/kipkay on youtube featured my idea . Here it is: https://www.instructables.com/id/Co-Axial-Pneumatic-BB-Gun/ Here is my Hackaday Feature: http://hackaday.com/2013/03/06/this-maglite-is-a-bb-gun/ And here is what kipkay did with my idea, he gave me a shoutout in the description: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PJq5w7gVdtM  

Topic by Coolnventions 


FEATURED? Answered

Do the instructables inspired from other instrucatables like the led throwie talkie by puckkining uses avr microcontroller so if i make a 'ible of the same talkie with pic12f683 and will it get featured if all the pics are good with gread documentation

Question by e=mc^2   |  last reply


Featured instructable is not featured

Recently one of my instructables was featured, however it doesn't show up at the workshop featured page

Topic by ElmarsM   |  last reply


Featured email, but not featured

HI I received an email last night saying my 'ible is featured, however, it's not showing for some reason...  Can someone have a look please :) Thanks Simon

Topic by sparks_vfr   |  last reply


Featured author

 I'm just curious,  How does one become a featured author? I enjoy this  site so much . It's kinda one of my next goals...                                               Thanks                                                                Jim

Topic by coolbeansbaby68   |  last reply


Featured Mark

My Fast Hot Glue Mold for Small Things was featured in Crafts: https://www.instructables.com/tag/type-id/category-living/channel-craft/?sort=FEATURED , but not marked. Why?

Topic by Lindsley   |  last reply


Featured Instructables.

What does it take for an Instructable to be featured? Only one of my 6 Instructables have been featured, so I'm kinda disappointed.

Topic by emcee2   |  last reply


Featured Percentage

Does the Featured Percentage include the No. of Featured Instructables+No. of Featured Collections? I have 11 Published Instructables. 9 out of 11 have been featured. I also have 2 collections; both of which have been featured. But the Featured percentage on profile is only 69% when it should be 80+%. Is this is a bug or are my calculations incorrect?

Topic by Jonathanrjpereira   |  last reply


Featured advertisements?!?

Here's something I haven't seen before:  the "pro-only" ad for Adafruit's discounts has a Featured banner in the upper right corner!  Even the Instructables Card Game ad doesn't have that banner.  Is this something new for "blessed" in-house ads?  Or a bug?  Or what?

Topic by kelseymh   |  last reply


Featured Instructables

If you sign up for a pro membership do your future  instructables get featured ?

Topic by mchhabra1   |  last reply


"Featured" banner

After receiving two "your Instructable has been featured" emails this morning, the 'ible in question https://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-easily-remove-vinyl-tiles/ doesn't have the "Featured" corner-banner, and my "Featured" stat is still at 75%. Was the "Featured" congrat sent erroneously? Has the site just not updated yet? Thanks for your time.

Topic by aeray   |  last reply


Featured Author:Partybot

Check out the latest featured author interview with Partybot!  Got a question you wish I had asked?  Crazy costume ideas?  Share it here!

Topic by Danger is my middle name   |  last reply


Featured Banner? Answered

I recently got featured, and the e-mail says it takes up to 30 mins to show the banner. It's been like, a day and a half. And don''t you get 3 months Pro membership? I wasn't offered. or at least yet. Thanks in advance! And don't you hate it when people don't choose a 'Best Answer'??

Question by novakfor3   |  last reply


Featured Ible'

I just noticed my instructable on making stars from scratch in photoshop just got featured (https://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-SunStar-in-Photoshop/) I just wanted to say "Thanks!!!" to whoever featured it!!!

Topic by LoneWolf   |  last reply


Featured Instructable? Answered

Ok, so recently I got my first featured instructable. Do I get something for that? Reply ASAP.

Question by akshat21045   |  last reply


Save feature??

Is there a way to make a save feature in batch?

Question by royalroachemail   |  last reply


filter by: featured ?

What does the 'filter by: featured' option do?

Topic by sam noyoun   |  last reply


Feature page

So after the website's layout has changed the feature page disappeared. I can't even access it from https://www.instructables.com/featured/ . Is it gone forever? It was the best way to follow all new instructables posted here and I've been accessing it for years.

Topic by oliveira.igorm   |  last reply


New Features?

Is there going to be a blog post documenting the new features? I like the new interface, but it will take a few days to get used to. There are a few bugs here and there. Like when I click Tool Tips Group, I get to a page where there are no projects. Also, post counts seem to be a little out of whack. Each visit seems to raise it by 10.

Topic by Brennn10   |  last reply


Feature Request

Can sombody please make the random thing random????? It has been the same 4 me 4 months.....

Topic by microman171   |  last reply


Feature Request

Lovin' the site, but would like to see one small feature. Could we add an RSS feed to the comments page under the You link? I'd like to keep track of what, if anything, people are saying about what I'm saying. It would make it much easier to do if we could get an rss feed for that page. Thanks!

Topic by mrmath   |  last reply


Oscilloscope Features

I would like to buy an Oscilloscope but don't knowing what features are essential to have and what are not.  There is so many different way to buy one, 60Hz  100Hz  200Hz   400Hz. I see digital and analog scopes. 2 trace   4 trace among many other options. What would be the key things i would want to try and look for in a scope? 

Topic by WWC   |  last reply


Featuring Guidelines

Having your Instructable featured means you are an excellent author, and you're providing some of the best content on the site. We want everyone to see what you've made! When we feature your Instructable, it's our way of saying "You are awesome, and we love you!"So what does it take to get your Instructable featured? Read on, my friend, you have come to the right place! You can also check out this handy Instructable that will walk you through posting a Feature-Worthy Instructable. There are currently two tiers of featuring we use to promote great content and reward our awesome authors: Feature: Your Instructable will appear in the Featured Feed, and you'll receive a free pro membership which can be applied to your own account or given as a gift to another member! Homepage Feature: Your Instructable will appear in the Featured Feed, as well as on the homepage, and you'll receive a free pro membership which can be applied to your own account or given as a gift to another member.For an Instructable to be featured, the main criteria we look for are excellent documentation and reproducibility. These break down into the following points: The title fits and explains the project. The introduction should state what the project is, and the reason or motivation behind it. All photos should be original, bright, clear, and in-focus. Projects should be broken into enough steps to be easy to follow, with sufficient photos and explanatory text to allow the reader to understand the process. Grammar and spelling should be good enough so as to not be distracting. Projects should be complete and contain all the information needed so others could reasonably duplicate the project (if the reader were to have the necessary skills and access to similar tools and materials.) Lists should be included of parts/materials/ingredients/tools used, with links to sources as needed, as well as links to references. Whenever possible, the inclusion of downloadable files, PDF patterns, and so forth is desirable. Video content (youtube videos, etc.) must be accompanied by photos and written step-by-step instructions, as outlined in the points above. For a Homepage Feature, here are some additional things we look for: Overall stellar documentation Beautiful cover images Content that is highly reproducible and has that “wow, awesome!” factor Note that high levels of ingenuity, creativity, innovation, and/or utility in a project will often compensate for various areas of weaknesses in documentation, so these criteria should be viewed as guidelines and not necessarily hard-fast rules. What about business-related content from bloggers, etsy-ers, youtubers, kickstarters, and so forth?Can that type of content be featured? Absolutely! Any Instructable that meets the criteria as outlined above and contains real how-to instructional content can be featured. If you are in this camp, it's an excellent practice to keep your ulterior motives relatively subtle. For example, some of our best authors are also bloggers and etsy-ers, and many of these authors simply include a single link to their site or store in the last step of their Instructables. This is a perfect approach that allows their projects to get as much attention as possible on the site, but also plug their commercial interests in a way that is not overbearing or spammy. Being overbearing or spammy is the quickest way to NOT being featured. Want your project featured? Sometimes it's hard to see where your project could use some enhancements! Luckily, we have some great authors that will review your project and give you feedback at the volunteer-run Clinic. Do you get featured a lot? Why not spend a little time in the Clinic and help others get to your level! :)

Topic by canida   |  last reply


Getting Featured

I have tried everything I know how to improve my recently submitted instructable titled: "Eyeglasses Loss Prevention". I feel it is much improved and would like to know what else I need to do to get it recognized by the powers that be.Can anyone offer some advice on this, I will try my best to comply with any helpful recommendations. Thank you very much for your kind consideration.

Topic by ldchev   |  last reply


New Features!

We've just released a new version of the site with some noticable changes. The biggest are:new header layout with customization optionsWe moved the main menu items up nearer the top to make room for the category exploration tabs in the light orange bar. In the top right, for logged-in members, you'll see a CUSTOMIZE link. Behind that lies the ability to select up to five of your personal favorite links to create your own shortcut menu.Get notified of your favorite members' activityOn member pages, and on the author info boxes, you'll see a SUBSCRIBE button. Clicking that marks that member as someone you're interested in, and any time they publish or update something, you'll get an email. You can configure how often you get these emails in your You pages - choose Email Alerts. And change your subscriptions there too - choose Subscriptions.You'll be able to figure these out pretty easily so I won't go into too much detail. There are a couple smaller things too that I'll let you work out on your own.Got bugs? Let us know .

Topic by rachel   |  last reply


Some Featured Instructables are not worthy of Featuring

Instructables is great. I frequently view Featured entries. However, I have reviewed the criteria in a number of staff posts regarding what gets a members Instructable featured, I think the idea is good but the implementation is flawed. Some of the featured Instructables might meet those criteria but the Instructable itself may not be worthy, one recently had to be removed by staff for plagiarism after it was featured! The breech of Instructables Guidlines was clearly indicated in comments prior to the featuring. Instructables, please remember that just because an Instructable gets lots of views or comments, these may be for all the wrong reasons and each Featured Instructable and its comments should be reviewed before featuring. Thanks, and I really do think Instructables makes the world a better place :-)

Topic by mad_mat   |  last reply


My featured instructable is not in the featured pages

I noticed that my recent last instructable "journal necklace" is been featured but didn't end up in the featured instructables page. And two instructables that I published just a little later and were featured after did…is there something I can do? Thanks to anybody for the help!

Topic by marcellahella   |  last reply


Featured instructable not showing up as featured?

My 'How to Make a Birthday Pop Up Card' Instructable was featured a while back. It shows up when searching through all the featured instructables, but lacks the little star, medal, and banner that they all have. I'm a bit confused? the instructable: https://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-Birthday-pop-up-card/ you can find it on page 66 of all featured instructables last I checked, as well ... Thanks for any help! :)

Question by charchar2   |  last reply


Is my Work featured or not?

Hi peaple! I got an e-mail, and read that my work has been featured... but I don't see the target on the right corner! For me , being featured is a great honor :D Thanks This is the message I received: Hi! Your Instructable "Scrap/Tiny Wall made of Cassete Tape boxes (' ; '" was just featured by one of our editors! Being featured means we think you are awesome. Keep up the great work! Look for your featured Instructable, within the next 30 minutes, here: https://www.instructables.com/living/?sort=FEATURED https://www.instructables.com/living/decorating/?sort=FEATURED Eric Founder and CEO of Instructables

Topic by mary candy   |  last reply


An Instructable that should be featured

Please consider featuring this Instructable. In my mind it demonstrates everything good about Instructables. It is not one of mine. I do not know the author. I simply believe it is excellently done. Thank you. Phil B

Topic by Phil B   |  last reply


Featured on Hompage but not category?

I was recently on another computer and want to find one of my instructables to show my friend. She wanted to print it quickly so I didn't log in. When I tried to find it under the Technology category it wasn't under the featured instructable. We found it instead on the homepage (the third page of the recently featured instructables). Later at home I tried it on my computer (on Firefox) and encountered the same problem. Can an instructable be featured on the homepage but not the category page? I was sure it was featured in both. Some screen shots are included below. Thanks (and sorry for bothering :)

Topic by jen7714   |  last reply


Contests and Getting Featured....

I don't know what to think of this, but there has to be a better way.... My instructable (https://www.instructables.com/id/Custom-Laser-Etched-Wedding-Invitations-With-Victo/#) was featured. That's great! I got over 1,700 views!  Unfortunately, I hadn't been "approved" for the 3 contests that I entered it in, so of all those potential votes, I got none. Naturally, my 'ible is no longer on the home page. There has got to be a better way.  Perhaps allowing people to vote, but caching the votes until the Instructable is approved?  What are your thoughts?

Topic by MercuryCrest   |  last reply


No Featured Flag On Instructable

On my last instructable,https://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Make-A-Better-Cardboard-Cutter/ , I received a notice saying this instructable had been featured....yet when I look at the instructable, no feature flag appears. Appears to be a bug, to me.  Also no avatar picture is in place when going through my instructables. I noticed on others the same thing happens, while on some, it does not. To be more clear, it is the picture box below the byline showing author...what shows is what looks like a "placeholder" : pdf, adobe....

Topic by Creativeman   |  last reply


instructables featured on gearfuse

The pringles golf instructable was featured on gearfuse. here is the link: pringles golf!I had to post this, as the Instuctables Robot head made it on there!

Topic by w00ty32   |  last reply


Featured Author: TinkeringProductions

Check out our most recent featured author, TinkeringProductions!  Got a question I didn't ask?  Ask it here!

Topic by Danger is my middle name   |  last reply


Featured Author: DeandrasCrafts

Did you see our newest featured author interview with DeandrasCrafts?  Is there a question you wish I had asked?  Now's your chance!  Ask it here!

Topic by Danger is my middle name   |  last reply


Featured Author: bricobart

Hey everyone!  Check out our latest featured author interview, bricobart!  Got something to say?  Questions you wish I asked?  Now's your chance!  Share it here!

Topic by Danger is my middle name   |  last reply


Featured Author: dtextor

Check out the interview I conducted with maker extraordinaire, dtextor (aka Dominik Textor)! Leave your comments and questions for Dominik in the comments of this post.

Topic by xxlauraxx 


Overly Featured Authors

I'm happy to see the ladies on the front page and their work is fantastic, but I'm on the site every day and it seems that 75% of the time I am seeing giannyl (published in March) and 25% of the time jessyratfink (published in May).  I haven't see the April dude on the front page once.  Did you have a "Sexy Bunny vs. Guy Who Dresses Very French" focus group? How exactly it this rotation determined and why does it rotate back to one person?  Is it based on views? Regardless, perhaps it could be changed up a bit to allow other authors some front page time? And just a quick aside on the 50s era wording "much more than a pretty face"...Will you please continue to reference how authors look in future features?  I would love to see "For a handsome dude, this guy sure knows a lot of math!" or  "This moderately attractive author has created some gorgeous pieces" or even "At least his soldering iron is hot."

Topic by annahowardshaw   |  last reply


Nominating Instructables to be "Featured"

I just joined the instructables community a couple days ago. I'm not exactly new and knows how the featuring process workds. I've been poking around the site and there are some unfeatured instructables that I feel like were missed. I decided unfeatured instructables should have a chance to get recognition too! I created this forum topic for people to nominate instructables that they feel like should be featured. Anyone can suggest something. I might even create a group to "feature" some of these nominated ones. Suggest away! Update: Click here to join the group and support your favorite instructables.

Topic by SkysTheLimit   |  last reply


Can Slideshows be featured?

Well? Can they or can't they? sorry if this has been asked before....

Topic by Camisado   |  last reply


Featured Author: Ashleyjlong

Hi everyone! Recently I had the joy of interviewing the author Ashleyjlong.  If you haven't read it yet just head on over here and read it, I'll wait... Now that you've returned this is your opportunity to ask any questions you have for Ashley!

Topic by MsSweetSatisfaction   |  last reply


Featured Instructable Bug

I have a very interesting issue. On my Arwing BIke Instructable it says that it's featured, yet when I search the editor's picks on the front page and other places I can't find it at all! Is this a bug or am I missing something here? Arwing project here: https://www.instructables.com/id/The-Arwing-Bicycle/ (VOTE for it in the game.life challenge too! XD) -D00M99

Topic by D00M99   |  last reply