Please tell me how to publish a collection.
Question by Simran Sharma | last reply
I have a very good coin collections my father left me. I'm not really into coins, and would like to unload them to someone who has a good knowledge about coins. He collected these coins while how was in WWIi. Here is a description of what I have: I have around 20 silver dimes that are so old, the dates have rubbed off. There is one dime dated 1907. I have one Morgan dollar-date 1917. I have several buffalo nickels. I have the following silver quarters: 1952' 1954, 1947, 1942, (2) 1943, 1956, 1941, 1946, 1944, 1942, 1954, 1963, 1961, 1957, 1950, 1944, 1960, 1924, 1907, 1951, 1964, 1936, 1955. I have several silver dimes, nickels, and quarters where the date has been rubbed off. I have not "clean" the coins or "polished." I would just like a "ballpark" amount of the coins I have....
Topic by wareaglesusanbf | last reply
Hello, I need help collecting things for my rainbow loom fun collection. I will be collecting from now to 1/31/14. if I do not have enough I will say so on my orangeboard and will continue to stretch the date until I collect enough instructables. please leave a comment saying something like "I think some of my instructables will help your collection". again, I need help collecting rainbow loom instructables for my collection and I will be collecting until 1/31/14. If I do not have enough instructables I will extend the date and will say so on my profile and orangeboard. please help me collect instructables for my collection. thank you.
Topic by marionpixie
Im interested in the motivations behind people collecting things, the value that these objects have to the owner and how these objects are displayed within the home environment. Any pictures you could take of your own 'collections' of objects ( these could be anything from stamps to vinyl toys to fabrics etc) would be great too. Im interested in whether an emotional bond with the collection grows with the amount of objects in the collection. How people interact with their collections? Any rituals performed around your collections? etc any help would be awesome comments feedback etc. Are there any social aspects of collecting which are important to you? -cheers chris
Topic by mustcreate | last reply
I just published my first collection today, and I've noticed that it doesn't show up in the recent feed when "all types" is selected. You have to choose collections only in order to be able to see recent collections. I also noticed that none of the recent collections have been featured. Obviously they don't all deserve to be featured, but it seems like collections may be getting neglected because they aren't showing up on the recent feed.
Topic by Brooklyntonia | last reply
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
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
First off, this post is in no way targeted at any specific authors, and is just a piece of opinionated feedback. However, I will make reference to the data that I found about certain users. I love Instructables. Specifically, I love being able to browse the recent section, to see what fantastic ideas people have come up with and shared with the world. However, I hate being confronted by a wall of 'Collections' - it really does bug me! It is not new work - yes, it can make it convenient to look at recipes that all use tofu, or DIY quadrocopter plans to compare them, but it is not new content! I don't want to be offensive, but when you make 88 collections in under 2 weeks, it comes across like you're just begging/spamming for votes and don't have anything useful to add of your own design/ I propose a filter, that would allow you to remove collections from your viewing on 'Recent', to stop them clogging up the page if you so wish - not a policy change to stop collections from appearing, but an option to do so. As a separate proposal, I suggest that the views for collections be disabled, to discourage spamming, and promote original content. I'd love some feedback from others, so please do chip in. If you want, you can PM me if you have the desire for a more private conversation. Cheers, S.
Topic by SanjayBeast | last reply
I just tried to post a collection of collections but when i clicked on "publish" it said "oops, something went wrong." I don't know whether this is just a gliche in the system or that it is just bot possible. If someone could come up with ideas or answers on this subject that would be great :-)
Question by DIYWEAPONS | last reply
After reading some explanations about Collections, I still don't get. Could anyone please explain what is Collection in instructable, and what is used for? Why I can edit the collections, which are someone's published instructables? Is there any official guide about how to use Collection? Thanks.
Topic by penguin007 | last reply
I have several collections of little items I like, and lately when I try to add more Instructables to it, it says "error adding to collection". Also I think some of the Instructables have disappeared from my Altoids tins collection. Has anyone else had this problem? Can it be fixed?
Topic by tinyweasel | last reply
I published a new collection. During the time it took to publish it, I got "an error has occurred". Now when I go into the collection and hit edit or try to add an additional page to the collection, I get "Something unexpected happened! If the error keeps occurring, file a bug report!"
Topic by mlarussa | last reply
I don't see a way to change the collection Icon, ie, primary image and three side images. It's pretty much stuck the way it is and I want to change it to make it look different than other member's collection. Please help. My collection is "Got Wood" - Wooden Gadgets.
Topic by alcurb
One of my collections is malfunctioning, it's called "Altoids Tins". When I try to add more things to it it says "error adding to collection". I have made a new version of the collection but I can't unpublish the old one, and if I delete items it doesn't work. Also many items have disappeared from it. I have given up on trying to fix it since I have the new collection, but I would at least like to delete it. Can you help?
Topic by tinyweasel | last reply
Hi, I made a collection (https://www.instructables.com/id/useful-stuff/ ) that can not be edited or unpublished. I addition, the graphical feedback after trying to add something was quite misleading by showing a green checkmark along with the error statement (see image below) Sorry for crossposting the topic to the FAQ section (in https://www.instructables.com/community/How-to-edit-my-Collections/ ) - I now realize that it must be a bug. I also tried to reproduce the error by making a new collection with the same content. However, this new collection can edited and unpublished without any problems. Any ideas? Best wishes, Lars
Topic by ljohann | last reply
I think it high time that the Instructables crew redesigned the collections aspect of the site, the collections are full of odd behaviour, missing features and bugs that need to be resolved I have compiled a few issues which should be addressed, comment if you think this is an important issue and with any bugs not listed below. - Newly created collections often won't appear under profile tab until the user has logged out and logged back in. - Collections have no clear way to add a custom cover photo - No way to delete a published or unpublished collection - Collections occasionally getting deleted for no apparent reason I believe the Instructables team should address this issue very soon, just the presence of your comment can help bring this to the attention of the Instructables staff.
Topic by jackreno11
Hi, I am having a problem trying to publish a collection. When I hit publish, I get an error message that says "Opps, something went wrong!". If I click the x on the message the message goes a way but the Publish Your Collection pop up stays with a cursor that spins forever. Please look at the screenshot for reference. Here is as much information as I can provide. Collection id is OYNUVW5IAWDJBHYU, currently listed as a draft collection. Slackware Linux 14.1 Firefox 31.7.0 Chromium 43.0.2357.130 (64 bit) https://www.instructables.com/editCollection/OYNUVW5IAWDJBHY The steps to reproduce this is: Select You -> Drafts Find my Collection and press draft (url above). Press Publish Press Publish on Choose Cover Image pop up. I get the error message.
Topic by galen | last reply
I hate it to start a new forumtopic when there is already one open with this topic, but that one wasn't helpful so i accidentally made a draft collection twice and have no idea how to delete this. https://www.instructables.com/id/OO77N4II67S9MSV/ ps: sorry for my bad english it is not my native language
Topic by andr3wtx | last reply
I made this collection some time ago. At first, when I tried to edit it, it would open up, but it would get stuck in the loading screen, with the dots moving across. I tried again, the same thing happened. The next day, the same thing happened. Then, a short time later, when I open the editor, the site shows the "404: We're sorry, things break sometimes" error. So now I can't even delete the collection.
Topic by Peregrine05 | last reply
Well, long story short, I can't edit my collections at all. I get this 'error, something happened' screen and it doesn't matter what device or browser I use. I know this issue has been brought up before but it hasn't been worked on since. Hopefully a few more drops in the bucket will convince the techs to look into it or at least respond with 'we're working on it'.
Topic by thousand-man | last reply
Hi all,I'm trying to publish a few collections in the teachers section that I have as draft in my account and every time I get the "oops something went wrong" error. I have really no idea where to start. Anyone having the same problem?Rolf
Question by Rolf Hut | last reply
OS: Yosemite Vers. 10.10.1 Browser: Google Chrome Vers. 40.0.2214.94 URL: https://www.instructables.com/editCollection/OVAKWKMI5THTW7A Screenshot: http://s13.postimg.org/a0ucj1gzr/Screen_Shot_2015_02_11_at_9_48_33_AM.png Issue: I can view my collection, called Woodworking, but whenever I click "edit", I see the unknown error issue. I have tried clearing my browser cache as well as signing out and logging in again. Still the same issue.
Topic by ananibunny | last reply
I tried searching for this but nothing seemed to come up that applied so I'm not sure if I'm the only one experiencing this. It's also quite possible I'm missing the obvious and someone could point it out to me and make me feel very stupid. When I go to my "collections" page it tells me that I have two comments on my Assassin's Creed collection (https://www.instructables.com/id/Assassins-Creed-7/). When I go to the collection I don't see those comments anywhere. In fact, I don't even see a comment box where someone could have commented, nor do I see a button that might open that option. Am I missing something?
Topic by The Rambler | last reply
I have just started getting involved with this site, and I noticed I could put an Instructable project in a "collection" or I could mark it a "favorite". I decided to try putting the two related Instructables I was looking at into a Collection for myself, just to be able to find them again. It says I have a "draft" that is not "published". Perhaps I am not understanding the purpose of Collections. Are they something that others are supposed to look at and find useful somehow? What exactly is the intended purpose of this function? Should I just have marked the two Instructables "favorite"? There are also "shortcuts"? These were both electronics related, and decided I might conceivably also find myself wanting to save food or woodworking Instructables as well, and I thought it might be nice to be able to sort them, so I used the "collection" function instead. Do I have to eventually publish these? Can i just have a bunch of personal collections to sort things I want to be able to find again? I guess I could have just bookmarked them in my browser too... I really couldn't find any information on the site about what Collections are supposed to be or be for. Is there a guide to how to use this site? Input or informational links from the community are appreciated. Thanks! Alison
Topic by overboardgirl | last reply
I have a Windows Vista Computer, and am using the Firefox browser. For some reason I'm not able to edit the Survival themed collection I have published. When I click on the edit button on its page, I get the error screen. I also can't add instructables to it directly from the page of the instructable I want to add. It keeps giving me errors, and I've tried several different instructables with the same results. The funny thing is, All my other published collections are still working fine. Can you please help me with this?
Topic by Diamond Dragon
For the last month or two I've become completely obsessed with building ornithopters. As part of the creation process I've scoured the Internets for any and all images I could find of others work. I find these things to be very intriguing and I figured that others might like to check out the different designs, enjoy!
Topic by Tomdf
As the title reads, I am not able to delete my (even empty) collections.I would also like to see an option to change the order they are shown in the dropdownlist while browsing i'bles. I think there MUST be a way to delete unused/empty Collections or even move their order.And as a programmer, I don't think it is that complicated to create a "delete" button (or a "change order" button maybe).Would love to read that this will be made soon..Cheers!
Topic by Dwargh | last reply