Being Witty !

Wittyness eh?Its a type of intulectual humor. You have to be sharp, quick and say the funny remark at the right time! They say its charming, and people notice that about you.....eventually*.I absoloutly LOVE IT.I can be witty.....But only with my friends. Generally im comfortable around them. But I can't use my wit with new people i meet, or people i don't know very well. : (Mostly im to slow, or i can't think of any remarks to make. ( any that i think are funny)What do you guys think? any tips?I know some of you on instructables are witty and have smart humour,......i can tell from your comments. Lol.

Topic by Baron A   |  last reply


being a teenager

What is it like being a teenager?

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Being sponsored? Answered

What does this means? I live in Belgium & I know that I am not sponsored at all! I was featured 3 times today but in my last post it has been said that this post os sponsored content? Is there some benefit for me? This is Sophie from SophiesFoodieFiles. https://www.instructables.com/member/SophiesFoodieFiles/ And this is the concerning post: https://www.instructables.com/id/Vanilla-Fig-Jam/

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Are the Instructables being approved before being published?

I published a new instructable. It shows up as 'Published" , posted on 21st June, but never shows up as an Instructable to others or even to me, if I look for it in the Explore --> Recent tab. Are the instructables now being approved before being made public?

Topic by cedtlab   |  last reply


Contests being judged

Seems like there is a lag in announcing winners of current Contests being judged that ended on the 20th.

Topic by DiyWaterDog   |  last reply


preventing being followed?

How do I remove someone from the following me list? Frankly, I am more than a bit uncomfortable with people "following" me with whom I haven't even shared any communication.

Question by seandogue   |  last reply


addiction to being a pyro

Please i need advice im a pyro maniac and im sorta addicted to blowing things up how do i stop? ps as im writing this message im overclocking a lighter with 1 hand

Topic by sharlston   |  last reply


Being accepted into contest?

Its been four days since i submitted my instructable into the jury rig and epilog contests and was just wondering if you get a notification when its been accepted or do you get on if you aren't accepted. Thanks! https://www.instructables.com/id/No-cd-Player-want-music-in-your-car-No-Problem/

Question by whosLiam   |  last reply


Davison and being an inventor

Last week a company called Davison was running targeted ads on Instructables through Google Adsense. After checking out what Davison does, I decided they weren't a good fit with us and removed the ads. Normally, this would be no big deal, but because of the business Davison is in and the specifics of this case, I wanted to share my thinking.More here in the forums.

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Not that I'm being competetive, but...

... Jessyratfink currently has 254 subscribers and, purely coincidentally, so do I.  But Eric only has 202!! So, I was wondering, does anybody have more? Do the K'NEXers all subscribe to each other? Is there a way of sorting members by subscribers? Update: I now have 261, Jessy has 266 and Eric has 211.  (Well done, Jessy!) (Come on, people, Subscribe to The Man - he made this place!)

Topic by Kiteman   |  last reply


Instructable being buried.

Hi all, I tried to publish an article on the 08/12/2013 which appears to have been caught in the filters. But when it was finally released it was spat out as if it had already passed through the system and sat next to results matching that date. However I checked all that day on both a desktop and a laptop to see it make it through the results. It never showed. As it only had a pitiful 52 views I unpublished and republished to see if that would help. (The same advise mikeasaurus gave me on another Instructable where the thumbnail was broken. Advise I couldn't reply to as the system wouldn't let me leave a message, saying something about a back-end error.) But when republished nothing has changed. It should have gone through the system as if it were new, being visible in both the explore section (at the top of the page) and being at the top of the recent category. As it sits it still shows the publish date to be the 08/12/2013 and it is buried under all the other articles, as if it was published with nothing wrong. Please advise on a remedy as bugs (for me) seem too frequent. With thanks, Go Repairs Additional info: Desktop running windows - browser is Chrome. All is updated regularly when updates are available.

Topic by Go Repairs   |  last reply


Davison and being an inventor

Last week a company called Davison was running targeted ads on Instructables through Google Adsense. Google Adsense typically places contextual-based ads on sites making connections between advertisers and publishers based on their search technology. However, advertisers can also work with Google to directly placed ads on specific sites. At first, we were flattered that Davison chose to target us, and further flattered that they were actually using our terminology in their ads. You may have seen "Cool Instructable?" or "Have an Instructable?" text ads running in our right sidebar.After checking out what Davison does, I decided they weren't a good fit with us and removed the ads. Normally, this would be no big deal, but because of the business Davison is in and the specifics of this case, I wanted to share my thinking.Davison solicits ideas from independent inventors, creates prototypes, markets potential products to manufacturers and distributors, and collects royalties. This is not worlds different from what we did at Squid Labs, except I would characterize Squid's activities as more technical and with the aim of creating sustainable businesses rather than exclusively creating products to be licensed.The rub comes in that Davison is not forthcoming with how they actually make money: high fees paid by the independent inventors. Here's a Forbes article that goes into greater depth, but for me, the important statistic is this: 37,000 or so people have contracted Davison Design's services in the last five years; but only eight of those who have signed up have realized royalties exceeding their fees to Davison.A 0.02% success rate is just awful, and clearly shows that they are preying upon people who don't know any better.The thing that personally put me over the edge was a section from their Questions and Myths:9. Can I tell people about my idea? We recommend that you do not publicly disclose your invention/idea to anyone (not even a friend or a family member), unless you have confidential documents in place to verify that you are the originator of the invention.Obviously, I have a conflict of interest, because I want you to share your initial ideas here in the forums and how you built your ideas into prototypes as Instructables to help me grow the site; however, the concept of absolute secrecy is anathema to me. Here at Squid Labs, we know of no one that has had their invention stolen by some big corporation (more on this at Saul's column in Makezine Vol. 9; full text available as an attached PDF, kindly permitted by Make). My experience has uniformly been that sharing yields stronger results than hiding. The person you share your ideas with might turn into a business partner and be instrumental in your shared success.Clearly there's demand for services to help inventors. Davison seems to have a nice facility at Invention Land; instead, why don't they invite the almost 8000 people per year that contact them to attend an "invention boot camp?" Attendees could learn some basic design, CAD, and machining skills, give mock presentations, and learn how to do a preliminary patent search. If Davison was doing a good job, they would start to see some success from their graduates, and companies looking for innovation would seek out the graduates or ask to attend the camp's final design reviews.Teaching people all these skills might sound impossible - like a full undergraduate and graduate series of degrees compressed into an 80-hour crash course. No course can cover everything- instead, it should give motivated people the basic skills and confidence to start doing it themselves, and teach them how to seek out the additional knowledge they need. It's surprising what motivated people can accomplish if you just get them started.In 2002 Saul and I taught a one-week class called Cyclomerisation where we taught a group of 12 people just enough bicycle design, CAD, and manufacturing to make them dangerous. Each person then designed their own custom bicycle using 8020 extruded aluminum and jet-machined connectors. We had telescoping unicycles, recumbent tricycles, and plenty of standard bikes; for example, check out Saul's 8020 Chopper. Half the participants were MIT students, half were not, and it made no difference -- everyone was motivated to learn something new and to put it into practice.If this idea isn't Davison's thing, then maybe I've found a project to work on after Instructables can run itself. In the meantime, I'm sharing the idea with all of you, because that's the best way to vet it, see if it has legs, and make it stronger.More pictures from Cyclomerisation here and here.

Topic by ewilhelm   |  last reply


Hi, I'm new to this group. (Also this is my first group)

Hi, is it me or is it quite around here. I only see one topic.

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Did anyone else notice the change in answers?

The number of questions I have answered has been decreased by a lot. My running total dropped at least 200 . Its is as if they deleted a bunch of questions and answers. My percentage went up almost 4 percentage points. Just wondering if it was intended and if its going to be ongoing.

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boyfriend is acting funny

My boyfriend is acting real distant and he's always hiding his phones texts from me. he always has this look on his face like he is upset and i ask him whats wrong and he just says nothing. i think he is cheating on me but i don't know. he also goes outside when he gets a call like he doesn't want me to hear what he is saying. what do i do?

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I have spent many hours making these instructables for the contest and they haven't been accepted for days. Help? Answered

I recently entered the Back to School Contest. My first instructable was accepted within a day, after that, even though they obviously fit the requirements for the contest and it said that you could submit more than one, the next instructables were "pending approval" and have been doing so for the past few days. Today I checked on it to see if they had been accepted to find that someone else that entered their instructable today got it accepted on the same day. I am getting very annoyed because I have spent many hours making these instructables for the contest. Please Help anyone?

Question by Eric_Hill   |  last reply


My Worst Instructable Just Got Featured?

I came home from school and noticed a "you've been featured" message amongst my iBle messages. As surprised as I was, I was even more surprised that the Instructable in question was, IMO, my worst. I don't understand. How did my worst iBle, the one I was considering deleting, get featured? I made it one day because I was extreamly bored. Now all can see my low quality shame on the front page!*Is confused.*

Topic by Spl1nt3rC3ll   |  last reply


Draft instructable really messed up

Someone else noticed it first and so I tried it also. I have 2 pending instructables under the draft tab. They show up there just like they should but when I click on them this is what happens: Please excuse me, that was very impolite! - javax.servlet.ServletException: javax.servlet.jsp.JspException: ServletException in '/common/layout_bootstraped.jspx': ServletException in '/pages/explore/type/instructable_content.jsp': java.lang.reflect.InvocationTargetException Exception javax.servlet.jsp.JspException: ServletException in '/common/layout_bootstraped.jspx': ServletException in '/pages/explore/type/instructable_content.jsp': java.lang.reflect.InvocationTargetException at org.apache.tiles.taglib.InsertTag$InsertHandler.doEndTag(InsertTag.java:923) at org.apache.tiles.taglib.InsertTag.doEndTag(InsertTag.java:457) at _jsp._pages._explore._type._instructable__jsp._jspService(_instructable__jsp.java:461) at com.caucho.jsp.JavaPage.service(JavaPage.java:60) at com.caucho.jsp.Page.pageservice(Page.java:570) at com.caucho.server.dispatch.PageFilterChain.doFilter(PageFilterChain.java:179) at com.caucho.server.webapp.DispatchFilterChain.doFilter(DispatchFilterChain.java:115) at com.caucho.server.dispatch.ServletInvocation.service(ServletInvocation.java:229) at com.caucho.server.webapp.RequestDispatcherImpl.include(RequestDispatcherImpl.java:485) at com.caucho.server.webapp.RequestDispatcherImpl.include(RequestDispatcherImpl.java:350) at com.instructables.servlet.ActionServlet.sendToJspPage(ActionServlet.java:331) at com.instructables.servlet.ActionServlet.handleResult(ActionServlet.java:248) at com.instructables.servlet.ActionServlet.prepare(ActionServlet.java:206) at com.instructables.servlet.ActionServlet.doGet(ActionServlet.java:91) 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:78) at com.caucho.server.dispatch.FilterFilterChain.doFilter(FilterFilterChain.java:70) at com.instructables.filter.TemporaryPasswordFilter.doFilter(TemporaryPasswordFilter.java:46) at com.caucho.server.dispatch.FilterFilterChain.doFilter(FilterFilterChain.java:70) at com.instructables.filter.SecurityFilter.doFilter(SecurityFilter.java:122) at com.caucho.server.dispatch.FilterFilterChain.doFilter(FilterFilterChain.java:70) at com.instructables.filter.SetupFilter.doFilter(SetupFilter.java:71) 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: javax.servlet.ServletException: javax.servlet.jsp.JspException: ServletException in '/pages/explore/type/instructable_content.jsp': java.lang.reflect.InvocationTargetException at com.caucho.jsp.PageContextImpl.handlePageException(PageContextImpl.java:1120) at _jsp._common._layout_0bootstraped__jspx._jspService(_layout_0bootstraped__jspx.java:252) at com.caucho.jsp.JavaPage.service(JavaPage.java:60) at com.caucho.jsp.Page.pageservice(Page.java:570) at com.caucho.server.dispatch.PageFilterChain.doFilter(PageFilterChain.java:179) at com.caucho.server.webapp.DispatchFilterChain.doFilter(DispatchFilterChain.java:115) at com.caucho.server.dispatch.ServletInvocation.service(ServletInvocation.java:229) at com.caucho.server.webapp.RequestDispatcherImpl.include(RequestDispatcherImpl.java:485) at com.caucho.server.webapp.RequestDispatcherImpl.include(RequestDispatcherImpl.java:350) at com.caucho.jsp.PageContextImpl.include(PageContextImpl.java:933) at com.caucho.jsp.PageContextImpl.include(PageContextImpl.java:870) at org.apache.tiles.TilesUtilImpl.doInclude(TilesUtilImpl.java:143) at org.apache.tiles.TilesUtil.doInclude(TilesUtil.java:149) at org.apache.tiles.taglib.InsertTag.doInclude(InsertTag.java:760) at org.apache.tiles.taglib.InsertTag$InsertHandler.doEndTag(InsertTag.java:892) ... 36 more Caused by: javax.servlet.jsp.JspException: ServletException in '/pages/explore/type/instructable_content.jsp': java.lang.reflect.InvocationTargetException at org.apache.tiles.taglib.InsertTag$InsertHandler.doEndTag(InsertTag.java:923) at org.apache.tiles.taglib.InsertTag.doEndTag(InsertTag.java:457) at _jsp._common._layout_0bootstraped__jspx._jspService(_layout_0bootstraped__jspx.java:210) ... 49 more Caused by: javax.servlet.ServletException: javax.servlet.jsp.el.ELException: java.lang.reflect.InvocationTargetException at com.caucho.jsp.PageContextImpl.handlePageException(PageContextImpl.java:1120) at _jsp._pages._explore._type._instructable_0body_0instructable_0bootstrapped__jsp._jspService(_instructable_0body_0instructable_0bootstrapped__jsp.java:199) at com.caucho.jsp.JavaPage.service(JavaPage.java:60) at com.caucho.jsp.Page.pageservice(Page.java:570) at com.caucho.server.dispatch.PageFilterChain.doFilter(PageFilterChain.java:179) at com.caucho.server.webapp.DispatchFilterChain.doFilter(DispatchFilterChain.java:115) at com.caucho.server.dispatch.ServletInvocation.service(ServletInvocation.java:229) at com.caucho.server.webapp.RequestDispatcherImpl.include(RequestDispatcherImpl.java:485) at com.caucho.server.webapp.RequestDispatcherImpl.include(RequestDispatcherImpl.java:350) at com.caucho.jsp.PageContextImpl.include(PageContextImpl.java:933) at _jsp._pages._explore._type._instructable_0body_0bootstrapped__jsp._jspService(_instructable_0body_0bootstrapped__jsp.java:43) at com.caucho.jsp.JavaPage.service(JavaPage.java:60) at com.caucho.jsp.Page.pageservice(Page.java:570) at com.caucho.server.dispatch.PageFilterChain.doFilter(PageFilterChain.java:179) at com.caucho.server.webapp.DispatchFilterChain.doFilter(DispatchFilterChain.java:115) at com.caucho.server.dispatch.ServletInvocation.service(ServletInvocation.java:229) at com.caucho.server.webapp.RequestDispatcherImpl.include(RequestDispatcherImpl.java:485) at com.caucho.server.webapp.RequestDispatcherImpl.include(RequestDispatcherImpl.java:350) at com.caucho.jsp.PageContextImpl.include(PageContextImpl.java:933) at _jsp._pages._explore._type._instructable_0content__jsp._jspService(_instructable_0content__jsp.java:32) at com.caucho.jsp.JavaPage.service(JavaPage.java:60) at com.caucho.jsp.Page.pageservice(Page.java:570) at com.caucho.server.dispatch.PageFilterChain.doFilter(PageFilterChain.java:179) at com.caucho.server.webapp.DispatchFilterChain.doFilter(DispatchFilterChain.java:115) at com.caucho.server.dispatch.ServletInvocation.service(ServletInvocation.java:229) at com.caucho.server.webapp.RequestDispatcherImpl.include(RequestDispatcherImpl.java:485) at com.caucho.server.webapp.RequestDispatcherImpl.include(RequestDispatcherImpl.java:350) at com.caucho.jsp.PageContextImpl.include(PageContextImpl.java:933) at com.caucho.jsp.PageContextImpl.include(PageContextImpl.java:870) at org.apache.tiles.TilesUtilImpl.doInclude(TilesUtilImpl.java:143) at org.apache.tiles.TilesUtil.doInclude(TilesUtil.java:149) at org.apache.tiles.taglib.InsertTag.doInclude(InsertTag.java:760) at org.apache.tiles.taglib.InsertTag$InsertHandler.doEndTag(InsertTag.java:892) ... 51 more Caused by: javax.servlet.jsp.el.ELException: java.lang.reflect.InvocationTargetException at com.caucho.el.StaticMethodExpr.evalMethod(StaticMethodExpr.java:142) at com.caucho.el.FunctionExpr.evalObject(FunctionExpr.java:71) at _jsp._pages._explore._type._instructable_0body_0instructable_0bootstrapped__jsp._jspService(_instructable_0body_0instructable_0bootstrapped__jsp.java:48) ... 82 more Caused by: java.lang.reflect.InvocationTargetException at sun.reflect.GeneratedMethodAccessor903.invoke(Unknown Source) at sun.reflect.DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.java:25) at java.lang.reflect.Method.invoke(Method.java:592) at com.caucho.el.StaticMethodExpr.evalMethod(StaticMethodExpr.java:133) ... 84 more Caused by: java.lang.NullPointerException So either my draft instructables are now gone or you need to fix something with the Java stuff so I can continue to work on them.

Topic by Vyger   |  last reply


What means being a member?

I would like to know about the take over of instructables by some company.... 

Topic by AleGSM   |  last reply


what is the purpose of being in a group? Answered

Its a pretty simple question, does anybody know, moxx was wondering and after he asked me i was wondering.

Question by instruct39   |  last reply


What is the criteria for being featured?

I have just uploaded my first instructable and i wonder why it can not be seen at the first page as featured.... What is the criteria for being featured? I can see that the instructable is uploaded when i search for it (using eskimohut as a search word), so it seems to be uploaded correctly.

Question by Rabarbervin   |  last reply


Instructable not being added to contest

My instructable: https://www.instructables.com/id/Chunky-Funky-Bracelet/ is not being entered to the bracelet contest. I click 'enter' contest and it say 'entered' but then when I refresh the page, it says that i can 'enter' the contest, instead of showing that I have already entered it. Please enter my instructable in the contest!!

Topic by PinkBandar   |  last reply


instructables being blocked by PhishTank

Please remove the offending file that is causing your site to be blocked by many products that use PhishTank's data. Details:  http://www.phishtank.com/phish_detail.php?phish_id=1088349

Topic by JP 


Contests not being added anymore??!

I have noticed that in the last few weeks no new contests have started. Is Instructables going to quit contests? Or can they not decide what contests to add..?An explanation would be appriciated!

Topic by random_builder   |  last reply


Ible isn't being listed

Hi, I got a problem with my newest ible: https://www.instructables.com/id/Knex-Ball-Machine-Catastropha/ Even thought I published it yesterday (some time ago) it isn't listed anywhere exept if you visit my profil.

Topic by Sorunome   |  last reply


Closed contests not being featured.

I was wondering why closed contests are no longer on the front page, since the most recent format change. Don't some f them still need members to vote for winners? I think members should be encouraged to check out the entries.

Topic by JamesRPatrick   |  last reply


How to Stop being "Pro"

Hi there.  I'm having trouble finding out how to stop the billing on my checking account for pro-status.  I like this community and site, but I just became a student, and so have less money. Who do I contact or where do I go? Thanks, Ian gildersonian2 (at) yahoo.com

Topic by gildersonian   |  last reply


How are finalists being chosen?

I am pretty new to the site, but I have tried entering a few contests in the past few months. I was wandering, if the finalists are chosen based on the votes, then clearly people who have many followers / a blog or a YouTube channel will have more votes going against people with none of those. So if there is a great project with not many votes (due to the reasons i just stated) does it even have a chance of winning? thanks in advance

Question by HadasW   |  last reply


"Contests being judged" disappeared

I can't find the contests who are currently closed but open for voting in the new contests page. ...is it just me? Right now I think there is the Fashion contest only, but I can't find it anywhere. The only way for me to go to the Fashion contest page is going to one of the entries and click on the Vote! button. If I am not the only one who doesn't see it, it's hard for people to vote. This is how it looks to me...

Topic by lindarose92   |  last reply


Help! mouse is being stupid!

HELP! My mouse has a clicking problem. In that; whenever i try to click, it doesn't work, and i find myself having to click multiple times with some force in order to get a result, but it's not consistent. Sometimes, it works straight off, and sometimes it takes upwards of 20 clicks, in order to get my computer to do anything. The problem's also isolated to only the left button, the right one's fine. I reckon it's just dirt or something in the mouse, but it's really inconvenient. Any ideas on what i can do to fix it? can i fix it? To give you something pretty to look at, here's a brass cog: Thanks for all the replies. I've just had the case off, and cleaned the rollers. I looked at the switch and there was no dirt packed around it. I clicked the switch without the case on and it still didn't work, which leads me to believe that it's actually the switch that's damaged, and therefore it's not worth trying to fix.

Topic by Vendigroth   |  last reply


Standards for being featured dropped?

This is anecdotal, since obviously I don't review every single featured Instructable. I just happened to notice two recently that have some nice photos but otherwise seem kind of "incomplete". Absolutely no offense meant to the authors, I'm sure they put a lot of effort into these projects, but the documentation seems lacking and not up to the standards of "someone should be able to reproduce the work": https://www.instructables.com/id/Colorful-LED-Christmas-tree-automaticlly-flashing/ https://www.instructables.com/id/Functional-Nintendo-Controller-Coffee-Table/ The latter especially has nice photos of what is obviously a really nice build, but totally lacks a materials list, wiring diagram, cut instructions for the wood - all information that's essential to actually do the build. There are a couple (nice) comments pointing this out. Just wanted to point this out - not sure if there's someone new on the community team who might be featuring things just because they have nice photos, without checking the text, or if there's been a change in the standards for featuring that I'm unaware of.

Topic by Ben Finio   |  last reply


Instructable censored for being dangerous

I would just like to comment about the fact that my Instructable on how to light yourself on fire (or how not to light yourself on fire) was censored. I understand that it is something that is very stupid and dangerous, but there are many things on Inructables that are dangerous and stupid (blowing fire, home made tasers, etc.) A lot of these things are also illegal. I just wanted to know exactly why mine was the one that pushed everyone over the edge, especially since it's so obviously a stupid thing to do. When I did it I was on fire for maybe 10 seconds, and the only reason I burnt some of my hair was because I was even more stupid and put the alcohol the whole way up my arm. What I really wanted was some comments on how maybe doing something like this could be made more safe, because there really isn't anything on the internet showing you how to light a part of yourself on fire. If you are into low budget film making it might be something people look into (I did) and if you can't find something you might do something even as stupid as I did. Anyways just wanted to defend myself a little bit. Alex

Topic by alexsk8ca   |  last reply


Repeatedly Being Caught in the Filter

Hello All, Please forgive me if any frustration shows through in this post.  I understand all are busy and are probably receving this sort of thing from every angle. I've been caught yet again in the filter preventing my submission from showing on the Recent page.  I seem to be falling into this pit quite frequently despite the very benign nature of my submissions. My submission does not appear while others continue to show.  More frustrating has been how a submission freed from the filter remains in its chronological position, thus putting it far down the page (or on the next  page even). Today I deleted my latest submission, added to the descriptive text (having been told a description too short can trigger the filter) and tried to anticipate/delete any possible trigger word or phrase.  I then resubmitted it - to no avail.  The submission is  a video link.  Were I to add any more text, it would be bulk/fluff.  The subject covers the roasting and brewing of tea - surely a completely benign subject. The submission in this case is: https://www.instructables.com/id/Harvest-Roast-and-Brew-Green-Tea-using-a-Common-Sh/ Could someone with the Mojo please review and free it?  Further, any advice as to how I can avoid this problem in future would be most appreciated. Thanks & Cheers.

Topic by Adeldor   |  last reply


Flash player being blocked? Answered

OK, so I've been working on computers for years and have never seen anything like this... neither have any of my colleagues.  I am trying to help someone out who has some issues with flash player.  Basically flash player is installed on the computer, but whenever I visit youtube or another site with flash, it just shows a black square.  I have run every virus scan I can think of (MBAM, Spybot, SAS, McAfee Stinger, HiJack This!, Norton Power Eraser, Kaspersky TDSS killer, Combofix, Avira) and all of them come up with nothing.  I have tried reinstalling flash at least 5 times, removing every program that has even a remote possibly of conflicting (using Revo to be sure they are completely removed).  I have disabled every startup program on the computer, updated every driver, rolled back, (then updated) every driver, and verified that all hardware is functional.  I have also disabled their AV and firewall. Nothing works; except for when the computer is in safe mode.  Then everything works fine. Can anyone think of anything I am missing? Thanks! Edit: I did try clearing cache and cookies as well.  I also used multiple browsers (including Chrome; which has flash built right into it).  I used Firefox portable as well... which should be running separately from any settings in the system. Also; I did Google the heck out of this one before posting, so no lmgtfy links please... ;)

Question by thegeeke   |  last reply


information being deleted from unpublished instuctable

I am working on a new instructable and I'm almost near the end, each of the steps has a lot of information on it, some that I put up a few moths ago, and all the text from random steps is being deleted. I allowed two people to collaborate on it and Iv'e never had this problem before, I also edited it on two different computers at the same time earlier today which is the same time I noticed this. When I was on he other computer editing an entire step was gone, I assumed it was just the computer because it was DELL and when I got home it was back but other steps were deleted. 

Topic by Jimmy Proton   |  last reply


How to send a gift to another kid in school without actually giving it to them? Answered

OK. So I have a box, a little bigger than a piece of paper. I want to give said box to somebody in 6th period on the last day of school. I have 5th period with said somebody, and they are usually pretty much last out of class. I want to give this box to them, but not actually be there, and I want it to be the end of the day. My original idea was to stuff it in their band locker... But... We won't be using those for the rest of the year. Then I thought, what if I was to beat said somebody out of class, run to their sixth period, and tell the teacher they left it in another class, all in time to make it out without them seeing me? I would probably have a timeframe of less than a minute to talk to this teacher, but I don't know... That would be cutting it pretty close, and what if they were the first out of the class then? Then I would be screwed. I may be able to convince a teacher to help me out, like maybe hold said somebody back on the last day to give me more time. I don't know. Any ideas?

Question by snowpenguin   |  last reply


Password reset emails not being received

I'm not receiving emails to reset my password when I request them. I do get other emails (notification of group add requests, patches being sent to me, etc) from robot regularly. I don't have a spam folder.

Topic by Lithium Rain   |  last reply


Better way for contests that are being judged

When the contest are being judged, they are showing the recent instructables first, more people are more likely to choose those than the ones in the end or middle. I posted one of my instructables in the beginning of the contest, and I don't want someone else to win because they are the last instructable to be posted. It should be rated by the rating or views instead of automatically recent

Topic by dombeef   |  last reply


Instructables that arent worthy being featured

Whats with all those badly written instructables with JLCPCB ad that are getting featured?I saw at least 3 of them getting featured without being detailed or well written.It used to be hard to get your instructable featured without really good idea, good pictures and well written text (i used to spend few hours writing since my main language isnt english).Its not really big problem but i feel like creators/members are being lazy and just posting instructables without trying to explain what they are doing.

Topic by Cekpi7   |  last reply


Any suggestions for being a hobo for Halloween? Answered

My friends and I are all going to be hobos for Halloween. I need some suggestions for the outfit. ( I already am using my lil' sistas play shopping cart )

Question by happyjo   |  last reply


Ender's Game being turned into... a game.

Ender's Game is being adapted into a video game. It won't be the whole book so no hacking mini-games where you try and post comments as another student. No, this will be focusing on the Battle Room. Even more intriguing, to me at least, is that this will be distributed via Xbox Live Marketplace and the PlayStation Network and not on a disc. Very interesting.So how excited am I about this? Excited enough to say that it will likely be absolutely horrible and worthless. That's right, I'm burying my expectations right next to all those copies of E.T. for the 2600. Otherwise I risk extreme disappointment which leads to rage which leads to fighting words in Internet forums which just leads to a sorry state of being altogether. full story

Topic by fungus amungus   |  last reply


Is being an electronics engineer a good job?

It's getting about time for me to start getting ready for college and deciding what to do. I've started playing with electronics stuff, and was like this would be a cool job. Are any of you guys electronics engineers and would recommend it as a good job? What all do you have to do?

Question by 7654321   |  last reply


Being able to sort forum posts

Can we have an option to sort the forum topics according to dates? It'll be helpful to find the most relevant ones. I was surfing the "Free Stuff" category where I found tons of posts on the top that were posted some 5 or 7 years ago. Those are not even relevant!

Topic by alamtania   |  last reply


ntoskml.exe is being contacted by a remote computer?

Hello boys and girls. I got a problem, my anti virus (norton) says that ntoskml.exe is being contacted by a remote computer, and it has an ip address. The IP address is the address of my router Also this only happens when Im receiving windows updates or if im using live messenger. As far as I know, my computer and wii are the only two things on my network. (i checked it) Does anyone know how to fix this, i searched my computer and i cant find a ntoskml, even went to the directory where it was located. I also have the opportunity to install AVG antivirus but will having two antiviruses conflict with each other, (too many cooks in the kitchen)

Topic by thematthatter   |  last reply


Top Secret Stuff Being Released?

Https://www.instructables.com/community/New-contest-page/ In the above link, it says that the Instructable team is releasing some new top secret stuff...has it been released yet? And, I know it is top secret whatever it is, but does anyone know what the top secret stuff MAY be if it has not been released yet? I am excited for whatever this may be...

Topic by Jessie Marie   |  last reply


Is the entire DESSERT category being filtered?

Is that possible?  I published a Frosty Peppermint Fudgesicles  more than 18 hours ago and it still isn't available in the Dessert Category. The keywords are as innocuous as they get, so why the delay?  After checking this morning, I see that only one new instructable was posted in that category all day yesterday... which seems odd to me. Inquiring minds would like answers. Free fudgesicles for all responders. Must pick up. ;-)

Topic by bajablue   |  last reply


Older instructables being submitted to contests

I'm still fairly new to instructables, and I just joined the Valentine's and Tool Tips contests. As new contests come out, if a person created an instructable that would be perfect for it but did so prior to the contest, could it be entered anyway? I don't have any that I want to do that with right now, but if a sweet contest came up and I already published an instructable related to the topic, how would I enter it? Thanks!

Topic by iPodGuy   |  last reply


"shortcuts" not being saved for my account

I am unable to save any of the five shortcuts in my settings page. i can choose from the five drop down menus, but clicking the save button is of no avail. i can right click any of the other links on that page and the menu shows: open, open in new window, save target as, etc., etc.. but right clicking the save button only shows: refresh, refresh full page (or something similar), etc.,etc.. am i missing an entry or part or a what? any help would be etc.,etc..  

Topic by ojait   |  last reply


Constantly being logged out of instructables

Ubuntu linux 11.10 Chrome browser version 18.0.1025.168 How long is the timeout before you have to sign in to instructables again? I log in, have a look around, head off for a short while (as little as an hour in the last case) and I am forced to log in again. Why not allow "Log in forever"? It can't be for security reasons as autocomplete has my information and I just click login anyway, I would just rather not be forced to click login when I go to a new page, which takes me back to the homepage and forces me to go  [<-] back, [<-] back, [F5] refresh, and then click on the link I clicked in the first place.

Topic by gregoryfenton   |  last reply


voting not being accepted from instructable

This is a problem i think...i love the link you have put to vote on top where all the contest the instructable is on is shown in the drop down box.... however there is a problem i encountered over it... if you vote in that instructable...under the drop down...again when you come to the same instructable...it shows as if it's not being voted... for it to be permanantly marked as voted you have to go to the main competition and then vote from there...else it doesn't seem to count. well...i don't think most members know that. so far...those who think it's been voted when they just vote on top ...but unfortunately it's not voted .. am i confusing you?? why don't you try and see go to an instructable and vote from the instructable... later go to the main contest and check...it would show that it's not voted. and say you come back the next day and open the same instructable...if you haven't entered the vote in the main contest...it'll show as if it's not voted. therefore...all who have voted on the instructable....will not count....isn't that like really bad??? i'll probably not get any votes! :-( please check it and see what you can do about those who have voted on the instructable I use windows vista and i brows with firefox

Topic by shazni   |  last reply