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 


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


Header Ads

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

Topic by Weissensteinburg   |  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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Adding links issue

When I try to add links to the forum, the link itself is copied, but the link text isn't. The cursor's placed right where link text should be added, but the text is missing.

Topic by gmoon   |  last reply


adding photos to instructable

 i have been writing instructables for a while.. suddenly when i go to add a photos to a new instructable the ... 1) select add 2) select photos and immediately the window appears and cascades down my screen... it has the  browse button at the bottom left corner trouble is now the bottom edge of that window has taken to cascading down to below the bottom edge of my screen so i cant access the browse button..??? i cant drag that box .. nothing i seem to able to do - even moving the task bar will bring it back in to view???  how do i add photos now?

Topic by agatornz   |  last reply


how do you find people on here and add contacs

I want to add a contacs so i can talk to my friends but i dont know how to thoe

Topic by how to add a contact   |  last reply


How do you add pictures to each step?

In the creator, it shows where you can upload pics. This part is fine. But what I don't understand is how to separate them into their specified step. Please help!

Question by headrocker07   |  last reply


how to add a link to any comment or line? Answered

I know this may sound stupid but as i am new i can not add a link to my comments or instructables.and i want to know how to do it. thanks for viewing this question or further answering it.

Question by argha halder   |  last reply


Including a drawing in a post?

I want to reply to an instuctable but need to include a simple drawing, either .bmp or .png format.  I've tried using the "add images" button, dragged the picture over but it didn't appear with the post so I had to delete the post.  Are these picture formats compatible or is there something else I need to do?

Question by CurtR   |  last reply


Adding a URL into a comment

Thanks for sorting it out where if you highlighted some text in a comment/topic/i'Ble and used the link button to create a link it would duplicate the text. While it may be old news I've just recently noticed. It's great!

Topic by ll.13 


How do I add more pictures to a slide show I already made? Did I actually add to it and am I waiting for approval?

I added pictures to a slide show but they are not showing up in the slide show. Do I need to delete the slide show and start over? 

Question by kinetike   |  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


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


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


'Go Pro' Ads

Whats the point of showing Pro ad's to Pro members when they are already Pro? I thought the 'better advertisements' promised was just ads for other 'ibles?

Topic by asasklfjklasfkljasklfjaklfsjkl   |  last reply


Ads with sound suck

just saying... Especially when they start up by themselves. Why would anyone want this?

Topic by dvboy   |  last reply


Talking ads on instructables

Is anybody else getting talking ads that cannot be turned off on their instructables articles. To me, this is a complete no-no. I appreciate that the instructables team have to make money, but there is already enough ads without this. It is invasive of other people who happen to be around you and invasive of you too.

Topic by pau1han   |  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


Added video to instructable!

I just added a video to my instructable : https://www.instructables.com/id/Instructables-Robot-Headphones/ Have a look at it and reply to this post what your favorite theme song is! Mine is the Mission Impossible Theme!

Topic by vishalapr 


Video and audio ads

We typically only allow ads to contain audio if the audio is user-initiated. Within the last hour, I noticed ads from Woolite, AirWick, and Lime Away with audio that started as soon as the ad loaded. I apologize for these, they should not be on the site. They are coming through one of our indirect ad networks, and I think I have stopped them (though it might take half an hour from now until the change takes effect). However, if you see any more, please let me know. If you ever see ads that don't fit with our values, make a note of the URL they link to, and where they are coming from by looking for an "Ads by Google" or by looking at this Instructable to see which network is serving them:https://www.instructables.com/id/Instructables_Ad_Networks/

Topic by ewilhelm   |  last reply


I'm Liking These Ads..

Much better than Iranian singles! :D

Topic by bumpus   |  last reply


Problem with adding photos

This is concerning the box "Click to ad Images". ONce images are added you can not add more until all the current photos are used or deleted. Makes it a hassle to add photos. I must use up all the previously added photos, Then I can add more. I have to go back and remove extra photos that I did not want to use but had to so I could add additional photos.

Topic by BeeAmaker   |  last reply


Adding to my collection

I found an instrucable that I want to add to my collection. How do I do that?

Question by Gromo9   |  last reply


Allied Electronics ad

I don't mind displaying ads, and I even click on a few if I find the content interesting, but this particular ad pops up a lot, if you roll over it it expands over the entire navi bar and begins playing a video which you cannot close short of refreshing the page, this annoys me as it opens even if I don't click on it,. cant close it, and it prevents me from navigating the site easilly.

Topic by Chiana_Rei