changes

I see the changes to the site . The only question i have is i liked going to my instructables and going to the stats to see  how many visited that instructable each day . Is it possible to do this still and i am missing it ?

Topic by coolbeansbaby68   |  last reply


Homepage changes

I am getting annoyed by all these new "fixes" to the layout on this site. I really wish it would go back to the 2 column layout with featured on one side and popular on the other. Look so much cleaner and nicer.

Topic by Phade   |  last reply


Is instructables making changes to the site?

Yesterday, when I was looking at an instructable, the bar on the right side that shows the views and related instructables was on the left. When I came back the next day, it was back on the right. I thought nothing of it, until today when I went to the homepage.The title and authors of the featured and popular instructables were shown, but not the sample text. Is this just my computer or is this happening to everyone?

Topic by kcls   |  last reply


Site messages and other changes

I've just pushed the first significant release after a couple engineering vacations.  Rested and refreshed, I offer you these updates: The confirmation/error messages that some processes give are now 'modal', meaning that instead of an easy-to-miss orange bar at the bottom of the page, they are now a box in the middle, with a button to remove them.  We found that many users did not see the bar at the bottom and were confused about whether the site did what they wanted, or why it apparently did not.  We've done some work on removing confirmations that are common enough that it would be annoying to have to close them all the time, but if we've missed any of those please don't hesitate to let us know. We've reluctantly implemented a 3-contest limit when you publish a new Instructable.  We just had too many cases where someone, for example, entered their Arduino Instructable into, say, the cupcake contest.  It became a real load on the contest managers to keep removing ineligible Instructables.  We hope that a 3-contest limit will help authors select the appropriate contest(s) to enter. We made Facebook login a bit more obvious Clarified the Pro payment page to make it clearer that there is a free account always available Couple of bugfixes around PDFs, ebooks, and patch sending That's it for now, as ever if you find problems with these or any features, let us know by adding a forum topic in the Bugs section.

Topic by rachel 


change of emailaddress

Next month my emailaddress will change, how can I change it in my account ?

Topic by Daddy_M   |  last reply


username change?

Well....is it possible?

Topic by MurdoomTheMad   |  last reply


change username

I want to change my username how do I do that

Topic by DELETED_rerwin09!   |  last reply


changing name

Is there anyway system administrators can change my account name? Or do I have to leave this account and start anew? Please help.

Topic by BartSimpson   |  last reply


name change

I changed my name from i am awesome to coolknexcreations. It will be changed within a week (if the admin reads my comment.) if you are happy with my name change, (like me) please leave a comment. Dont forget to subscribe! :D

Topic by coolknexcreations   |  last reply


Password change

When I go to change my password I but in the old/new/new and hit change password but it co,es back with 'error on page'

Topic by curlymixl9   |  last reply


Name Changing?

I have been on the name changing forum. I have suggested for my name to be changed from "tombuckey" to "Tombuckey"  I know its only one letter but I have requested it over 3 times and still no change? any reasons?

Question by Tom Buckey   |  last reply


Name Change

I am going to be changing my username to TheChemiker, because my current one, as you all probably know, sucks.  Chemiker is chemist in german, and if you don't already know, I am half german.  It should change in about a week.

Topic by TheChemiker   |  last reply


Games for Change

Everyone loves video games. And most everyone loves social change. So, video games for social change.... a sure winner!If you're in New York City next week, be sure to check out the Games for Change Conference.It's hosted by Parsons School of Design, the greatest school on the planet (I might be biased).

Topic by randofo   |  last reply


change language

I have Japanese mac computer. second life is run under the Japanese language. how can i change the language in second life?

Question by addharmawansa   |  last reply


New change?

I have noticed that when I go on an instructable, all of the details and related 'ibles are now to the left, instead of the right. Is this just me, or everyone?

Topic by Hiyadudez   |  last reply


Change is good

Please do not change Instructables to much. Adding classes is very good but don't turn it into a school. I have been to school. I like Instructables the way it is. In formative helpful and exciting. I don't know how others feel but this is how I feel. Thank you . 

Topic by BryanB7   |  last reply


Change Counts

A word to the wise: keep your pocket change! I have a normal sized red plastic cup that I put all my spare change in. It was pretty full...but not to the brim, so I decided to count it tonight. Over $50 in quarters - 65 all together! What a pleasant surprise for me. I'll have to get some paper rolls from the bank so I can cash it in!

Topic by Weissensteinburg   |  last reply


images not changing?

When ever i click on any image it loads but its the same picture over and over again!

Question by cucmucy2   |  last reply


Name change

Im going to change my name to: Tom Buckey. just so you all know so you dont think its a faker ect. Thanks for reading

Topic by Tom Buckey   |  last reply


Changing the sensor

Hello guys, I want to make this circuit I just don't want any light to be visible. So, I was wondering if I could just change this LDR sensor to a IR sensor and still get the desired results.  Thanks,

Topic by HavocRC   |  last reply


Name Change

Hey everyone, I just wanted to let the knex community know that I was changing my name to: Master Zane I just wanted to let people know so no one would wonder if I left or not(not like anyone would notice anyway lol) Kookoo For Knex (Master Zane)

Topic by Master_Zane   |  last reply


Change in the Couch =)

So recently, a friend and I decided to set up a website with a forum and a community - we want to create something pretty special here. We decided to call it Change in the Couch, because, who doesn't love it when we lift up the couch cushion to look for the freaking TV remote, and we find like, seven dollars in change? I know I do. If you don't, then you're a fool - or just really tidy.Seriously though, we could use some members and fun times, so feel free to sign up and discuss :) Maybe you'll meet some cool folks.http://forums.changeinthecouch.com

Topic by mikesty   |  last reply


Changing Faves

So much cool stuff, but now I have hit the max amount of items I can save as favorites. How can I remove/delete older favorties, so I can add/save newer ones?

Topic by dannozanno   |  last reply


diode change

I'm building a picmicro programmer, and I'm fcollowing the schematics from this from sparkfunhttp://www.olimex.com/dev/images/pic-pg2c-sch.gifthey want a BZV55C5V1 diode, but the closest thing that I could find on mouser was a BZX55C5V1 diodehere's the link for the BZV55C5V1 datasheet, just click one, they're all the samehttp://www.datasheetcatalog.com/datasheets_pdf/B/Z/V/5/BZV55C5V1.shtmlhere's the link for the BZX55C5V1 datasheethttp://www.fairchildsemi.com/ds/BZ/BZX55C5V1.pdfPROBLEM SOLVED THANKS TO THE CITIZENS OF INSTRUCTABLES

Topic by guyfrom7up   |  last reply


Change For 2014

Hey guys, I just wanted to let you know that not only will I be posting reviews but I now will also be posting instructions as I have had a few practices of how to make instructions and I've got the hang of it. Zombiekiller-93

Topic by Zombiekiller-93   |  last reply


Homepage change

I've just released some changes to the layout of the site.  The home page is different; we're trying how things go if we sort by the top-level categories, if that helps people find things they're interested in more easily. We have also added the ability to allow authors to 'feature' comment threads on their Instructables. You'll see a checkbox by the bottom of each top-level comment marked "Feature Comment".  Checking it will pull that comment and all its replies to the top of the comments, and keep them there (it will also close that thread to further replies so as not to be hijackable). We expect this to be used for threads that really add a lot to the Instructable, but which are in danger of becoming hidden on later comment pages as additional comments are made.  Use sparingly!  Also note that the rearrangement does require a page refresh; the thread won't pop to the top immediately. There are a couple other small layout changes as well, nothing too big.  Also we've done a little work on contest management, which will help the admins do their work more easily but doesn't show for everyone else.

Topic by rachel 


data changes

I'm using Windows XP on a desktop computer Firefox I've been editing some instructibles The last one I edited was : Easy (no power tools) workspace with storage for large paper I've been following the total number of views of my ibles for some days in 'view profile'. After the last edit, I've lost about five thousand views.  The ibles all show the same number of views.  What happened?

Topic by mole1   |  last reply


Backend changes

I've just released a new minor version of Instructables.  There are no significant front-end changes but we have done some things under the hood to allow for upcoming features.  There are a few minor bugfixes, and for Pro members, you now have a note with your renewal date listed and if applicable, a link to renew your membership. Going forward, I will write a forum in this area for each release, even if all I have to say is, "stuff under the hood".  For bugfix releases, I'll edit the topic for the appropriate release.  If you find a bug, I'd appreciate it very much if you would take a minute to file it in the bugs section. Update: Whoops, broke some RSS feeds with that last release.  Should be OK now.  Let us know in the bugs section if you are seeing any RSS problems still.

Topic by rachel 


Editor Changes

As you may have noticed, for several months now we've been testing out a change to the Instructable editing process, what we've called the new editor. It's faster and better designed than the old one, and saves your work automatically as you go along. Well, we decided it was ready for prime time, and we've gone ahead and made it the default editor for everyone. The old one is still around if you want it - just click the "Switch back to the old editor" link on the top right of the edit section. But we think you'll want to stick with the new one (all of us here at Instructables HQ have been using the new one exclusively for quite some time). Try it out if you haven't yet, and tell us what you think in the comments!

Topic by rachel   |  last reply


Editor change

I've just released a new version of Instructables, with a new updated version of the rich text editor. Also, we set the default for comments to not use rich text, because most comments don't need it; but you can click the 'rich text' button if you want to use formatting in a comment. The new editor looks a little different but works basically the same. As always, Pro users do have a greater range of formatting options.  It has a couple nicer features than the previous one (e.g. you can paste directly into it) and runs a bit faster.  We hope you will find it an improvement too; please let us know of any problems you may encounter with it!

Topic by rachel 


Changing polarity

Hi everyone, the problem I have is probably wither really simple or really complex.. .but either way here goes: I have scavenged an old CD-ROM drive for parts, namely, the motor and gears which move the CD-ROM door in and out (depending on the direction the current/voltage is flowing). I want to setup a system where upon flicking a switch (either SPST, SPDT, etc, whatever is needed) in one direction, the tray ejects, and when flipped the other way, the tray loads. In essence, I want the current/voltage running in opposite directions depending on the position of the switch (Up, one direction; down the other direction, and center, off). If necessary some indicator LED's and additional switches could be used... but I don;t really know where to go from here.. .any help would be GREATLY appreciated. Peter

Topic by Murf   |  last reply


Gaming is Changing

I used to like console gaming because systems rarely/never costed more than $300, it was simple, and everybody had the same stuff. There were no expensive HDTVs, broadband-requiring/expensive online play, the fanciest peripheral was the rumble pack, and your console didn't do anything except light up a power light if there was no game in it.I'm not rich, my parents have never owned a house, and with all the fancy crap that consoles require and do today, I can't afford even a Wii (not that I'd want one, the novelty has worn off). I'm not saying all these improvements in gaming are bad, but for someone like me, I just don't have the money for a shiny new 360, or even high-speed internet (I live on an acerage and there's no cable in the country) for online muiltiplayer/communication.For now, I'll just have to fondly remember having home tournaments playing Star Wars Episode 1 Pod-Racer on N64 with my friends.What do YOU think about gaming today?

Topic by Aeshir 


Changes after submission...

I have made small changes to projects entered into the teacher contest... Just added some pics and changed some language. essentially the same though. do i need to re-submit? When the submissions are judged to they refer to the current version saved online or to the one submitted originally? thanks! -stu

Topic by stumitch   |  last reply


What where the changes made? Answered

Hey what are the new changes made?

Question by ReCreate   |  last reply


Changes in instructables over time

What changes have you noticed in your time visiting this site? One that stands out to me, is the increase in k'nex instructables, and the decrease in explosive, and weaponry ones. Cause the weaponry (tazer glove that is) is what brought me to this site.

Topic by wingman246   |  last reply


Commentary on "Small Site Changes"

In the Site Updates forum, the goddess of code Rachel reported on last night's minor roll-out: I've just released a small set of changes: new footer featured and popular items are now split out by channel home page shows both featured and popular items in the same list searching on an exact channel name gets you to the main page for that channel various small formatting fixes I wanted to make some comments on two of these changes, both pro and con. The new footer is different, to be sure, but I don't think it's too bad. All the information is there, and relatively straightforward. Having the search box at the top and the bottom is a great idea! The extremely dark background is not very accessible, though. I think a pale grey (the same grey used in the header) with normal black text would be a better choice for our low-vision users. I'm not particularly happy with having the Featured and Popular stuff jumbled up together, and indistinguishable. Those two states are really different, and the have different implications for the Instructables involved. If you're going to jumble them up, could you at least put the nice Featured banner onto the thumbnails?  UPDATE 23 Apr 2010:  They've added the banner to the home-page giant thumbnails, and have created a new Popular banner as well. Also, many thanks to Rachel for fixing my very own bug! Now the masthead (and new footer) are properly rendered even when I use the horizontal scroll bar.

Topic by kelseymh   |  last reply


Is it allowed to make changes after being accepted to a contest?

I have been accepted to the Epilog Challenge and want to make some changes to my instructable. Some questions have come up in the comments and I think some clarifications would be needed.

Topic by Groover   |  last reply


Site Updates: 1/22/2018

Greetings! I'd like to give everybody heads up about some big changes happening on Tuesday (1/23) at 9AM (PST). First off, the Instructables pages are getting a major update. Aside from a sparkly new look, they will now have a section for Questions and Tips. This will provide a place to ask questions when you get stuck, or provide a tip for doing a project better. Secondly, the Community pages (i.e. these forums) are getting a very long-needed makeover. Finally, we are updating our search software, which should improve search results on our site in general. These changes will require a period of downtime on the site of about half an hour. Please check @Instructables on Twitter for updates. Stay tuned for more great changes to come in 2018!

Topic by randofo   |  last reply


Title image for instructable isn't consistent

I posted this instructable this morning, and only just noticed that the main image you see when viewing the instructable and the main image you see when browsing or looking at my instructables on my member page are different images. Is there a bug, or is there something you need to do to specify the main image in the new editor?

Topic by M3G   |  last reply


Bugfixes Released

Hey everyone, We just got out a few bugfixes to hold you over the thanksgiving weekend, the following things should be fixed: Sorting/Paging Questions is back Stats are back Better Handling of long usernames Explore Page bugfixes Exception with accessing drafts solved Carriage Return does what its supposed to in regular editor specific from the editors bugfix for safari A fix for voting on the instructables page If you see issues, please post in the forums, and Have A Happy Thanksgiving (and for the rest of the world, have a happy thursday and friday!)

Topic by frenzy 


I like the changes to the site navigation

I haven't seen it mentioned yet so I thought I might as well be the first. I think the navigation has changed for the better over the past few days: the forums are easier to find, and the top bar looks fresh and clean. I don't really understand what the things stated as 'Featured' are, though. Most of them are 'channels'... will they be rotated regularly to show off different aspects of the site? There's a different set of 'Featured' things at the bottom... the purpose of this is a bit vague. But yes, I like the navigation aspect, I think it's easier to find things now. Thumbs up to the designer(s).

Topic by Moem   |  last reply


Facebook Like and Share Buttons!

We had a new code release this morning, here is what went out - FB like and share buttons - dragging on create page works again - sorting fixes for contests if there are problems tell us in the bugs forums!

Topic by frenzy 


Pro Membership details more visible; ratings calculation change

Several new things have just gone up, here's what: For Pro members, there's a new tab on your You page called (unsurprisingly) "Pro Membership". On it you'll see the details of your current membership, a list of any gift memberships you've received, and where applicable, there's a link to stop auto-renewing your payment. We're also now sending out emails when the renewal is imminent. These are overdue changes and we hope they make Pro membership better for everyone. Ratings are higher. Based on comparisons throughout the entire Internet (well, OK, only a small part of it, but we tried to take a diverse sample) we realized that Instructables' star values were lower by comparison than most other places, for content that's comparable or better. So we are bumping them up a star. Yeah it's ratings inflation, so sue us. Your Instructables are as good as anything else on the web, and often far better, and we want to make sure the world in general sees that. The actual update is going to happen in stages over the next few days as there are a lot of ratings to change and we want to avoid the possibility of a site slowdown from so much database work all at once. Anything you rate from now on, though, will show the new values immediately. Publishing an Instructable now explicitly requires images. Lack of images is one of the main reasons for an otherwise good Instructable getting caught in the publish process, so we've just made that bit automatic. If there aren't enough images, you can't publish, and you get a message about why. We've added a new forum category, English Language Help.  We have a number of members who speak other languages than English natively, and they are posting awesome content. Of course we want to encourage this! Our hope is that those who want a bit of a hand with English, in another language, can more easily find those who are willing and able to give it. There are a few other changes that mostly just affect administrators - it's a bit easier to manage Guides now; some site feedback is handled a little differently. Paging on lists is better under the hood, but you won't see any difference unless you notice perhaps a small speed improvement. Lots of stuff this time around! Have at it. Don't hesitate to file a bug if you find one.

Topic by rachel 


How long does it take for an instructable you have edited to show up with the changes ? Answered

Hello!  When I published my most recent instructable, which was tonight, I realized that the first step had somehow become the intro paragraph, and so the materials picture was the cover instead of the picture I wanted. When I realized this I went into my phone and edited the entire thing so that it would be the first step instead of the intro and so that the picture I want would be the cover. However, it has not updated, and it seems all my hard work was for naught. Any help?  Thank you so much!!!! :) Here it is  https://www.instructables.com/id/Fried-Egg-Jewelry-Set/

Question by Fuzzy Monkey   |  last reply


Wow...

 Wow, I've been inactive for quite some time, Mostly got carried away in forums like facepunch and the GMC(game maker community), I even didn't have this site bookmarked in my new installation, I just remembered about it and checked back, Boy things have changed, there are borders around the comments, Some images appear larger, And I've got a ton of new comments I haven't responded... What have I missed? And how's things been going? (oh and i forgot to mention, i've settled that "pro" thing, no more fuss from me :) ) ~ReCreate

Topic by ReCreate   |  last reply


Edits aren't working?

Hello! When I published my most recent instructable, which was last night,  I realized that the first step had somehow become the intro paragraph, and so the materials picture was the cover instead of the picture I wanted. When I realized this I went into my phone and edited the entire thing so that it would be the first step instead of the intro and so that the picture I want would be the cover. However, it did not update. I was confused, so went into my computer and redid all my edits and work. It seemed to be good after that, but now it is back to being wrong. I don't know if I should redo it again because it seems my edits would be lost. Any help? Thank you so much!!!! :) Here it is https://www.instructables.com/id/Fried-Egg-Jewelry-Set

Topic by Fuzzy Monkey   |  last reply


changing name of instructable

Can i change the name of an instructable i have already posted?

Topic by clasof56   |  last reply


Changing the name of an ible'

In the past, changing the name of your ible' also changed the URL.  So the old URL doesn't work anymore, and all previous links to that ible' breaks. Is that still the case?  Is it safe to change names now?

Topic by insusr   |  last reply


How to change nickname? Answered

How can I change my nickname?

Question by Mr. Muggle   |  last reply


Change yarn colors ?

How do I change yarn colors in crochet With pictures?

Topic by Godloveus1962   |  last reply