This is posted in Help: AuthorsWhat exactly is this category for? Help with spelling and grammar? Writing styles?Or is it for people looking for other authors to collaborate with?
Topic by Kiteman | last reply
I wanted to know who your guys' favorite authors are. My favorite author would have to be Robert Cormier(until further notice). Plus I like what I have read of Dean Koontz and Stephen King, but I think everybody does, and I like Robert Louis Stevenson.
Topic by CLASSIFIEDINFORMATION | last reply
Hello, I'm working on an Instructable (aren't we all?), and was wondering: with a standard membership, can you add multiple authors to an Instructable? This would be very helpful, especially because my brother was the taste tester for this recipe, and he helped me with it. Thanks! Jason
Topic by Xxxjdog57xxX | last reply
Hi everybody! Me and Lindarose92 are creating an unofficial Facebook Group for Italian Authors! After I've published my Understanding Italian Gestures ible, I found that there are a lot of users and authors from Italy on this magical website! So, we create this page in order to share ideas, comments and news about our hobbies! Here's the link, if you are Italian and you are on Instructalbes, come and join us! ^^ https://www.facebook.com/groups/712367995475463/
Topic by Darthorso | last reply
I had an idea... You know how YouTube allows you to subscribe to a "channel" (an account)? Perhaps we should have that for our authors, or Ibl'ers or whatever we call ourselves. The Ibles Robot may be a bit busy, but his girlfriend/secretary might be willing to PM me whenever whoever I've subscribed to posts something new. Kiteman had a good point: Make Groups subscribe-to-able Just a thought.
Topic by KentsOkay | last reply
We recently began a new round of author spotlight interviews. For the first interview, we chose to reach out and chat with Nikus, who recently won the grand prize in this year's Epilog Contest. You can check out our interview here: Author Spotlight: NikusThese interviews are a great way to learn a little more about individual contributing authors here on Instructables, and see what makes them tick! Is there someone who is an active author that you'd be interested in learning more about? Now's your chance to nominate a fellow author. There are no set requirements to be eligible to be nominated. But generally, we're looking for authors who've shared a good handful of high-quality projects, which made a notable splash within the Instructables community.And yes, if you're feeling bold, you may certainly nominate yourself! : )
Topic by seamster | last reply
I have noticed that the author's names are not attatched to the posts anymore, i.e. -"My Post" By:Tinker83- in the intro. is this going to be a permanent fixture or is it something temporary? it's not a huge problem, but its kind of nice to just look up and see who wrote it.
Topic by Tinker83 | last reply
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
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
Dear Instructables Management, There is an all too common phenomenon of authors who publish their projects and then NEVER reply back to enquirers. I`ve sent a message to https://www.instructables.com/member/palladias/ without any reply from her. I need to understand something from her project. So how do I solve this. In another case a person has been waiting for 10 (TEN) MONTHS and still no reply. https://www.instructables.com/member/cvscrules/ It just seems to me that authors are looking for the limelight and then disappear. NOT ACCEPTABLE. Regards, HendrikB7
Topic by HendrikB7 | last reply
Hello! I recently had the joy of interviewing Doodlecraft! Not only does she have an amazing blog of her own, but she shares her awesome projects with the Instructables community on a regular basis--often winning a fun prize in the process! Check out her fun featured author interview! If you have any more questions that you would like Doodlecraft to answer, here's the place to do it!
Topic by Penolopy Bulnick | last reply
Hello! I recently had the joy of interviewing Tomatoskins. Not only is he an awesome maker, but he's also a Community Manager here at Instructables! Check out his interview! If you have any more questions that you would like tomatoskins to answer, here's the place to do it!
Topic by Penolopy Bulnick | last reply
If i am the author of an instructable, shouldnt i be able to delete comments? i can delete my own but not those posted my others.. hope fully i wont have to resort to my other option....(making 30 accounts and flagging it with every single one of them lol)
Question by A.C.E. | last reply
Hello! I recently had the joy of interviewing Shazni. As a long time author she had a lot of interesting answers and I highly recommend reading the interview. But if you have any more questions that you would like Shazni to answer, here's the place to do it! Seriously how could not want to know more about the person that won that many instructables t-shirts!
Topic by MsSweetSatisfaction | last reply
How can you tell if you are a featured author?
Question by schoonovermr | last reply
It's not as if I've got anything interesting to say, but when I tick the 'author intro' & click save settings, nuttin' happens.Error in page says:Line:484Char: 3Error: 'feedBack' is undefinedCode:0URL: https://www.instructables.com/you/customizeI'm using IE 6 SP2 on winXP.
Topic by tim_n | last reply
Not that there is anything interesting to read but I can't change the user preferences - I tick or untick the boxes in the user preferences and hit submit and nothing happens. Neithermy work Win XP IE 6 SP2 pc works neither does the iPhone.
Topic by tim_n | last reply
Just wondering why I was invited to the instructables social. The email says that it is for authors, but I haven't been a featured author on instructables. Why send it to me?
Question by XOIIO | last reply
There used to a "author box"(with the name of the author, date published, etc), on forum topics and questions. What happened to it, it's kind of annoying, because every time I want to see who the author is, it isn't there. Does anyone else fine this annoying? P.S. sorry if someone else already made a topic on this, I looked and couldn't fine any. AI
Topic by JaredsProjects | last reply
I'm not sure how many people out there enjoy reading but I sure do. I'm also always curious as to what kind of books other people enjoy. So I'm going to be you all what is your favorite 20th century author and book. This does not mean an author born in the 20th century, but rather one that has published a book in said century. If any of you are wondering what mine are then I'd say my favorite author is John Stienbeck, and my favorite book would be Brave New World By Aldous Huxley.
Topic by wenpherd | last reply
Q1. How can I change password? A1. Press setting then click, password. Q2. Why is my instrutable is not update? A2. Because, it take time to update your instrutable. Q3. I want to make new group but where? A3. Click on, Submit, then click on, Make a new group, but make sure you don't have the same name of the group as the other group.
Topic by wat. | last reply
Why can't Instructables do away with the "removed by author or blah blah blah" thing. It just clutters things up, and doesn't really serve a purpose. If instructables wants the person that made the comment to know it was removed, email them. Any time we have to remove something that can't be edited, it leaves behind this garbage. Before, there was a set rhyme and reason to deleting posts and not having that happen (bottoms up!), but recently I created a post which was the first reply to the first comment in my $1 security hardware instructable, and noticed a glaring error in it and IMMEDIATELY deleted it (because there was no EDIT function) and it left one of these steaming piles of Yak poo in the comment thread. PLEASE - GET RID OF THESE ANNOYANCES! Win7 Ultimate Google Chrome Version 32.0.1700.19 beta-m Aura $1 PC Hardware Security Power Lockout deleting reply
Topic by SuperTech-IT | last reply
I just got to interview Andrea Biffi, artist and engineer! Check it out here and don't hesitate to reach out if you have any questions. Leave a comment, and Andrea will surely get back to you with an answer (and perhaps a string of emoticons).
Topic by tinaciousz | last reply
As I've noted in a separate thread, there's a new feature in comments -- any comment by the original author of the Topic, I'ble, Answer, whatever, is identified with "(author)" next to their name, and now with a blue background on the full comment text. There's a subtle bug involved with this. When the original author first creates a comment, either at the top level or by replying to someone in a thread, their comment shows up without the annotation. It is only after reloading the page that the "(author)" and blue background appear. UPDATE 3 Feb 2009: As Lebowski has noted below, this is not actually a bug, and definitely isn't important to "fix" :-)
Topic by kelseymh | last reply
A fellow member was working on a project he was talking to me about. I encouraged him to write it up as an instructable but he's still in the thick of it. I created an instructable draft outlining his project adding links he'd sent me. The text is all pretty much directly from our conversations and I just wanted to help him get started since his work should really be out there. I've added him as a collaborator on the project, so he can edit it but I want to give him full control to publish it and show up as the author since I figure he'll be taking over at this point. Is there a way to do this?
Topic by dathomar | last reply
I like the instructables here. They are good. But the most useful food instructions I have seen are from Mark Bittman of the NYT His column was called the Minimalist and they are on youtube Here is an example, fresh pea soup. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cTUVTqWc_Vc
Topic by Wilmette | last reply
Hi- I recently collaborated with a friend on an instructable, and while it recognizes the collaboration enough to allow me to edit, it never credits me on the instructable page. How can we fix that?
Topic by joanofsnark | last reply
Instructables author Brennn10 will be appearing on Anderson Cooper's syndicated talk show today, October 24th, for his upcycled Altiod LED Flashlight. He will be demonstrating his project, and answering some questions as an expert "tinnovator." You can see a clip from the show here If you want to catch Brennn10's segement, check out AndersonCooper.com for airing times in your area.
Topic by kazmataz | last reply