Ads

I would have thought that having a Premium Membership, would give you the option of "No ads". Am I mistaken? Where would I opt out of the ads? They seem more prevalent recently.

Topic by pawkie   |  last reply


Ad Blocking ads?

If I use the ad-block plug for firefox to block ads on instructables will this impact the amount of money they make from the ads? Are the ads hit based, or are they simply paid to embed them?

Question by TheCheese9921 


Header Ads

I just got this up top where the ad should be...

Topic by Weissensteinburg   |  last reply


Malware ad

I have seen this ad claiming that you have won a prize. but its a malware distributor. admins, would you please remove it?

Topic by DJ Radio   |  last reply


Ads on homepage?!

I logged in to my pro membership account this morning and saw that there was not one, but several ads being displayed on the Instructables homepage.  The worst of them is a giant video ad promoting a new show at the top of the page!  Can anyone explain to me why I'm suddenly seeing ads even though I'm a pro member??  I know that the organization needs revenue, but they got it in the form of membership money from me, so I should't have to see these ugly ads. This disappoints me tremendously...  

Topic by He11uvaCook   |  last reply


Ad Problem

Recently when I visit random instructables, I come across an ad like the one I have attached. It plays an audio clip about a man reviewing the movie Twilight: New Moon and it lags my browser to the point that I have to forcibly end the browser session. When I click on the ad, I get sent to google.com. It is always the same ad, but never on the same page. I'm not sure if it is a bug, but there has to be something wrong here. Any feedback on what this ad is, or if it is meant to do that, would be greatly appreciated. Thank you. ****Please post all new virus reports on the new official virus problem topic here!****

Topic by Hoboman   |  last reply


Popup ads?

I've noticed a return of a certain popup, which I'd seen a couple months ago. This one has popped up approx five times in the last 24 hours. I'm running Firefox 2.0.0.16.It opens a small, empty window (firefox popup blocking?), which I didn't have a chance to capture--I clicked inside and it closed... But I did open the "view source" window before it closed, and here's the code:Empowering Your OpinionssetTimeout('self.close()',(60*1000));function load_survey(){ window.open("http://survey.questionmarket.com/surv/444201/ai_start.php?site=2&from_aicode=27628437", "dlsurvey","toolbar=no,scrollbars=yes,resizable=yes"); self.close();}URL:http://amch.questionmarket.com/adscgen/invitephp? (with cgi arguments following.)

Topic by gmoon   |  last reply


Giant Ad

There's a huge National Geographic ad on just about every topic that takes up the whole page. So much that I have to scroll down just to see a title. Can we get this removed? I know it'll probably be gone after the premiere anyway, so I'd also like to suggest not approving these kinds of ads in the future.

Topic by JamesRPatrick   |  last reply


Political Ads

Must we be given ads 2 days after the election? Ads are from by e-researchcouncil.com in Southern California (LA).

Topic by rrm 


Banner ads

I am a pro menber and I have been seeing Banner and Sidebar ads for the past week or so. Is this now a feature of the site? I have tried different computers but the ads always come up. How can I remove them, the button works for a specific ad but new ads always come up starting the process over again?

Topic by Random_Canadian   |  last reply


new ad

I just got a taste of the new advertisement, I believe it is a verizon ad. i just need to say, that is effing annoying! pick another type of ad!!!

Topic by bleachworthy   |  last reply


New ads

Dont get me wrong here but the new ads in the middle of the instructables are really annoying. I will get use to them and I am glad instructables is getting some money. One thing I have found is that in general rss feeds dont have ads so I think I might start reading instructables in thunderbird or google reader. Another idea is that maybe there could be an ad free version of instructables for $10 bucks a year or something like that. I imagine that you could get a lot more money like that then with ads. Also I was wondering, does instructables get money every time I click on an ad or every time I buy something after clicking on the ad. Thanks Joe

Topic by joejoerowley   |  last reply


Popup Ads

I've noticed a popup ad that's been around for awhile now. The ad itself says something along the lines of taking a survey... I just got one on the homepage where the only ads I could spot were craftsman ones, if that helps. Its fairly prevalent, I'm surprised no one else has commented on it.

Topic by zachninme   |  last reply


Offensive Ads

Found this ad whilst browsing. I believe it is inappropriate for a family-oriented site (I know it's not you guys fault so don't think I'm angry at you) Ad: http://img183.imageshack.us/my.php?image=65571160vj4.jpg (didn't post it here because I didn't want it popping up below this post)

Topic by munchman   |  last reply


Inappropriate Ads

Hey, I had an inappropriate (in my opinion) google-ad show up. I was searching forums for "chat room" and an ad for Horny Swinger Sex Chat came up. The site was SwingerNet.com . Aside from the fact that I thought it was an ad for a sex-swing (which would at least be interesting), it really goes a bit beyond PG-13. Here's the URL: http://www.swappernet.com/sn/Freesignup.aspx?afl=6g_ssc24&gclid;=CIb94-uk25gCFQrAGgodwHJ-dw

Topic by skunkbait   |  last reply


Adding to a instructable

Im almost finished with the inside of my cabin which is already a  published instructable.  Do i add the pictures and instructions to the existing instructable or do i make another instructable for it ?

Topic by coolbeansbaby68   |  last reply


Adding Keywords

Please advise on how to add an additional keyword to a published Instructable.  I have tried adding the keyword "555" or "555Timer" to my recently published Instructable "Electronic Paperweight" but keep getting an error message.  Editing the Instructable is no problem, but cannot add a new keyword.

Topic by TinkerJim   |  last reply


Adding to Collection

I am new to this and I have set up a collection which is in drafts at the moment.  When I try to add instructables to it by clicking on the +COLLECTION button on what I want to add, nothing happens and nothing is added to the collection. Please can someone tell me what I am doing wrong. Regards

Topic by maxemoo   |  last reply


Adding keywords

I can't publish my instructable, it keeps asking for at least 2 keywords, when I type them in and hit publish again, it says add keywords. What is wrong?

Topic by Quanah   |  last reply


Inappropriate Ads

Hey, I had a porn ad come up while I was looking at "Jobs Available at Instructables". It didn't have any names or words, just gyrating girls in thongs, and a place to click to enter. I'm at work, and ads like that could get me in trouble! At home they could get me in trouble with Mrs. Skunkbait! I promise I'm not being prudish (hey, I like thongs as much as anybody), but that was just too much. Can you see if you can do something about that? Thanks. - Skunkbait

Topic by skunkbait   |  last reply


Offensive Ads

How do I stop the Ads that this site randomly sets for me?!? In my joining data I specified I was in NH, now I am targeted by political propaganda ALL OVER THE SCREEN. I in no way think that the staff of the SITE are responsible, mind you, they just sold space to an advertiser, I get that. But I also assume that their intent is not to have advertisers drive away members...

Topic by Dragon Maze   |  last reply


Adding favorites

In the last couple days when I click the little plus sign on an instructable it doesn't show up in my list of favorites. My old favorites are still there, but the new ones don't show up. Is this happening to anyone else?

Topic by tyep   |  last reply


Adding Reference

Hi, I went through this article https://www.instructables.com/id/Accelerometer-Gyro-Tutorial/ and it really helped me to write my thesis. Can I please know the author’s name who is mentioned as Gadget Gangster. Thank u __ Regards, Dilshan

Topic by ChamiraW   |  last reply


Ad Ware

In the last 2 days I have gotten re-directed to fake adware warnings..."You are infected...click here to  scan you system" etc. One of these was on an instructable by either Scootchamaroo or Fungusamongus, so it wasn't being done on purpose by outsiders...just letting someone know.

Topic by Lintballoon   |  last reply


Adding and minus ?

Hi everyone, could anyone show me or write me a code in arduino which uses 2 buttons, when button 1 is pressed the value increase by 1 every press and when button 2 pressed the value will decrease by 1 every press? I am not very good at using arduino and I'm also new to it. Thanks in advance. emerson 

Question by huydoan240491   |  last reply


Adding to Collections

Just wanted to post some feedback. After being away from Instructables for a while, I was trying to figure out how to add an 'ible to my collection, and had to google the answer. I hadn't even noticed the dot menu until that point, even after scrolling up and down the page and refreshing a few times. This process could be made more transparent.

Topic by KennethM4   |  last reply


Autoplaying ads

The new site design is quite nice, though I didn't have any issue with the old site. However, I have a real big problem with one feature of the new site. The auto-playing advertising videos are annoying! Not only is this rude, but it violates the rules of web design 101. It's just bad form. Viewers should always have the choice whether to start media or not. It's particularly annoying when you're logged in as a paid Pro user. Please fix this and the new site will be great. Thanks!

Topic by Tachyon   |  last reply


A massive AD! Round 3

First AD attack: I was just surfing around on instructables until I came across this massive AD of macs! It there some kind of bug on the AD?Second AD attack: I first thought I have been redirected to another web, but... Now instructables home page has the same layout as the AD it self! NORTON!Third AD attack: Norton strikes again...You can customize instructable header to your like to try eliminate the weird layout linked to the AD by following this forum. I hope this helps!

Topic by Plasmana   |  last reply


ECO-FRIENDLY PLASTIC

Suggest your views and ideas on Eco- plastic and help to survive  

Topic by abeer thakkar   |  last reply


Best Youtube Ad Ever

Wario's new game is coming out on the Wii and here's the Youtube video for it. Even if you don't now or care about Wario, check it out. Wario on youtube

Topic by fungus amungus   |  last reply


Yay! Another Cool New Ad!

Advertising sucks. Billboards are crap and here in the bay area we have one that's lit with LEDs and can be seen from miles away.But this... this is good. Rube Goldberg-style ad by GuinnessThere's an annoying ad before the ad (how meta!), but it's worth it.

Topic by fungus amungus 


The best car ad ever made

A family member sent me this ad that was posted on craigslist, while it was the most explicit ad I've ever seen, I'd prefer this over any normal ad. Enjoy those who feel comfortable reading this. DISCLAIMER:  I bleeped (****) out any explicit words...... Though I could have missed s-something.  And explicit's definition is different between people Side note: If anyone thinks this is a tad (or more than a tad) over the top, PM me or reply saying so. I'll delete it. - - - If you think you'll be offended by this ad... DON'T READ IT.  - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - POS 1994 Honda Civic LX for sale - $600 (Marietta, GA) Date: 2010-07-11, 4:49PM EDT Reply to: sale-63pgj-1837513434@craigslist.org [Errors when replying to ads?] That's right, you can own a piece of shi... history right now for only $600. You may wonder why I didn't post a picture and that's because with a car this crappy, a photo is not needed. Just imagine the worst possible car and then picture a camel taking a dump in the trunk and you'll have a close approximation. You don't need to worry about me lying... it really is a POS. There is no risk of you getting over here and finding out it's really a gorgeous gem worth thousands... that doesn't happen...ever. But if for some reason that's actually happened to you, then you are acquainted with a crazy cosmic karma that has never thought to even piss in my face. I almost had a date on PlentyofFish and you know what happened? The f***ing AC died. For two years while I was not dating, it worked fine. The day after I get digits, the AC craps out. The car also has a weird hesitation problem that was not fixed even when I replaced the fuel filter. What could cause all of these things? Satan in the drive train...that's right... it's rare, but it happens to guys like me. This car is actually demon-possessed so you can forget about any sort of easy fix. Jesus said you need faith to cast out demons like this and believe me there are only two people on the planet that have that sort of faith. One guy lives in a cave in India and the other guy is dead. And you can forget about the guy in the cave helping you because, if you can find him, he's just going to tell you how physical setbacks are really spiritual blessings...blah blah blah...yada yada yada. Exactly. Don't expect sympathy from any motherf***er that sits around in his underwear in a cave. Other problems with this car include busted boots on the tie-rod ends, busted wheel hub boots, broken AC, leaking power steering system, ABS light always on, check-engine light comes on occasionally, driver window sometimes comes off the track, paint has permanent dirt in it (yes, it's f***ing permanent...you can't scrub it out with anything less than sandpaper or some highly explosive chemical that causes cancer in 49 states and erectile dysfunction in the 50th.) The car does drive, but that's about all it's good for. Good luck getting it to pass emissions. I've never tried as it's still registered in Clarke County. If you want to date, this car is probably not for you. On a positive note though, I can assure you no one has ever had sex in it. It would take a miracle to get a girl to even sit in this car, much less take her clothes off in it. Other possible uses for this car included entertainment at frat parties. You could charge people $5 a swing with a baseball bat, although you still probably wouldn't recover your investment. You might be able to sell it to the Mythbusters and get the to test the myth, "Is it possible that a car could really be this s***ty?" Adam Savage and Kari Byron will have a field day and close it off with "Myth f***ing confirmed" and a side comment from Kari about how whatever d*****bag use to own it must have never been laid. There are some positives like a beautiful Lumar 32% tint job, keyless entry with remote trunk release, an Alpine CD Player, and Pioneer speakers in the door. So at worst, you can sit in your driveway and listen to music with a bottle of Jergens and a picture of Eliza Dushku. I really wouldn't recommend taking it on the road until you replace the tie-rod ends. You might crash into a bus full of nuns and then the Pope will reign motherf***ing hail fire down on your betrodden a** with more fury than the inquisition because you actually decided to drive and be seen in such an amazing POS, killing 20 of his lovely Sisters. One other thing you might use this car would be pushing it off a cliff. If you've ever wanted to see what it's like first hand for a car to fall hundreds of feet and smash against rock, then here's your chance. Although don't be surprised if this demon-possessed sleigh from hell manages to f*** up your good time even in that bold scenario. I don't know how it would, but it would probably figure out a way. If there are any parents out there reading this, don't let your children fall into the situation I'm in. I would never have ended up with this car if I had pursued a real career. But instead I majored in math where the best job I can find now is up in Portland with a bunch of bran muffin eating hippies, jerking off Moose for 75 cents a smile for some wildlife conservation sperm bank. Let your kids do something with good with their future, like wait tables at Denny's. Oh yeah... it's white, 4 doors, and automatic. Whooptie-f***in-do!  

Topic by ry25920   |  last reply


Anoying Add

I couldn't help but notice the new ad for Ace Hardware on the site. Glad to see you are getting some ad revenue for the site. But does the thing have to bring up a larger popup version of the add every time my mouse just happens to cross over it? This is really putting a drag on my browsing experience for the site. If you could disable the automatic popup of the ad that would be great.

Topic by mpilchfamily   |  last reply


In the Orange section at the top of the page.....

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Topic by Goodhart   |  last reply


Is it an Ad or a whole page?!?

To me, this ad seems absolutely intrusive. I'm not too sure if bigger is better in this case....

Topic by asasklfjklasfkljasklfjaklfsjkl   |  last reply


Persistent Rednecks and Rockets Ad

The Redneck and Rockets ad, which takes up 100% of the page, cannot be dismissed. I PAY FOR A MEMBERSHIP and don't want to be forced to see an ad EVERY SINGLE time I visit a page. If this is the case, refund my membership and let me deal with advertising.

Topic by idomagic   |  last reply


Those verizon ads are getting on my mind...

The new verizon ads are good for the site! But now there getting on my nerves. My regular routine is to click on the forums button. But now it's higher up, so now I'm hitting the verizon ad and going onto their site. Maybe if they were on the side it would be better. Is this getting on anybody else's nerves?

Topic by Easy Button   |  last reply


Port forwarding over ad-hoc possible??

My linksys wireless router wrt54g v3. Stopped working and after 6 hours with tech support ive decided to throw it away. ive set up an ad-hoc network but i keep losing connection and ports arent making all the way to the last comp. if anyone knows how to portforward without a router let me know please!

Topic by Noblevagrant   |  last reply


compatible AD LCD controller for my samsung LTN141xd-L01 LCD?

I need help in finding a compatible AD LCD controller for my samsung LTN141xd-L01 LCD that i salvaged from a Dell inspiron 1100 laptop. Im planning to use it as a  monitor for my desktop cpu and mount it at the side.

Question by rasuncion   |  last reply


Question: Has anyone had any trouble concerning the PopUp ad on the Survey ?

Lately, when I sign in (under Fire Fox, newest upgrade) the Survey pops up and runs a script that makes it impossible for me to sign on (it keeps taking the FOCUS off the text input box). I have to cancel it, many times I have to cancel it 3 or more times to get it to go away. Is this just me, or have others gotten this also...?UPDATE: Here is a screen shot of the survey I mean...

Topic by Goodhart   |  last reply


Puma's robot likes toasters too!

So Puma has a holiday shopping ad where a robot is slaving over a sewing machine, while products scroll across the screen. I wonder if anyone at Puma checks out Instructables? I didn't realize that robots universally loved toasters. I like their ad, but I don't think their line-up of products is very cool. They could be doing better on the design front. I would be curious who they think their target audience is for this ad.http://www.puma.com/holiday/pindex.jsp

Topic by lebowski 


Creative Advertising that Works

When the first ad for Sony's Bravia came out I loved it. It was set in my city of San Francisco and the sheer beauty of seeing hundreds of thousands of bouncy balls going everywhere was amazing. I forwarded the link to lots of friends and we all talked about it. I still watch my old 20" CRT at home for movies, but I do have a soft spot for Bravia should I ever decide that I really and truly need a big HDTV, which isn't likely any time soon.So when the second ad came out I was thrilled. It had exploding paint and colors, but it lacked the magic. It felt forced and the fact that elements were digitally removed took away the handmade quality that really helped the first one connect.Yesterday, the third one was released online. I think it's a step back in the right direction. I highly encourage you to check out the official link, but here's a youtube version with crappier color.What do you think? If you haven't seen the other ads, check them out first. So here's the order: - bouncy ball ad from 2005 - paint ad from 2006 - bunny ad from 2007

Topic by fungus amungus   |  last reply


App yet?

Anyone developing and iPad app yet?

Topic by Heef   |  last reply


Go Team Earth!

I'm very proud of us, all of us. It truly takes a thriving economy to pull off something this immense and fantastically... itself. For there is nothing smaller. This is the biggest. We have pushed the envelope off the table and have gone outside the box and stomped it into the floor. The biggest ad in the worldKeep on striving, humans.

Topic by fungus amungus   |  last reply


How do I make a website hosting site?

I want to create a website hosting site, and be able to put ads on my user's pages to earn revenue through Google's adsence. I know HTML, and PHP. Can someone tell me where to start, and how to program the site, with maybe a few examples of code i haven't thought of. I would love this site to have a login-sign up system, and maybe ftp upload as well.

Question by comsa42   |  last reply


I got an ad...

I came home today and went on instructables, and I got an ad for a dremel on the home page. Is this a in house ad, like for an upcoming dremel contest? I'm not complaining, I just thought I'd let you know.  Pic below:

Topic by kcls   |  last reply


Internet ad awarness

One of my children was on a game site called "girl games", and a very inappropriate ad was displayed in the center of the screen without any prompting from my child. My children will no longer be going on this site, and I think a whole lot more discretion and good judgment should be used by the site as far as their ads are concerned. The ad was very upsetting to my children, and therefore to myself. These ads are for a website called 'IMVU', which is a 3-D avatar chat room. The ads show skimpily dressed people, usually female, in compromising positions. They are placed on all kinds of web sites, even though the website in question may contain games for small children, which is indeed were this ad was. Do we want our children looking at disgusting and perverted images like this?

Topic by peanutthegreat   |  last reply


best buy ads

Unable to see any ibles in catagories  best buy ads in way with no apparent way to turn off

Topic by jdskwat   |  last reply


All these Mate1 ads...

I've noticed that banner ads often coincide with current or upcoming contests... What can we expect, with all the Mate1 dating site ads all over the place?

Topic by jeff-o   |  last reply


Google ads not clearing

Google is pitching ads that don't go away and block content.

Topic by onlylooklikepackrat   |  last reply