disappearing string

Instructbales keeps removing  from my #include line from my Arduino code

Topic by techbitar 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


Disappearing Comments

Just a few hours ago I had a very nice comment on my latest Ible. I replied. My reply was posted. Now, both the comment and my reply have vanished.   Between numerous comments not being posted and then, when they ARE actually posted only to disappear.... This is beginning to be so not fun.

Topic by bajablue 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Pictures disappeared

Pictures have disappeared in the instructables. Did something change, is there a setting to change? This really ruins instructables for me as a picture say a thousand words. Help Please.

Topic by chaskaduo 17 days ago  |  last reply 15 days ago


comment disappeared

On a instructable i recently published https://www.instructables.com/id/hidden-outlet-camera/ amberrayh commented on it and now the comment  is not there

Topic by bravoechonovember1 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


disappearing topic

I could of sworn there was just a how do you feature forum topic. Kruser said kiteman featured my instructable, so I checked my instructable to say if it says anything about kiteman, and it didn't. So I went back to the forums and it isn't here anymore!

Topic by guyfrom7up 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago


Intro disappeared

I just noticed that all the Intro text disappeared from https://www.instructables.com/id/Raspberry-Pi-Temperature-Humidity-Network-Monitor/ So it's looking kinda silly with a couple of pictures and jumping right into Hardware Assembly. Is there an easy way to get it back, or do I have to try to recreate it from scratch? Thanks!

Topic by wpnsmith 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


Editor disappears

Before the last update when I was in the middle of writing an answer I could leave the page to pick up a link or something like that then go back to the page pick "answer" and my answer would still be there.  Now the answer is gone.  What changed?  Is there any other way than creating a new tab or window to do my research and still keep my answer going? Using Firefox.

Topic by Re-design 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Disappearing Intro?!

I am working on my first instructable, and I am having major problems. I downloaded the Instructables app on an iphone, so that I could take pics on there, and I am doing the rest on a mac. I already had done the intro and was half done with the next step. I was taking photos on the phone, and then saved what I had done on the phone to Instructables.com. When I logged in on the computer, all the pics and text for the intro was gone, and the first step had been marked the intro. In preview mode, the first step's title became the ible's name. After I recreated the text from memory, I worked some more and almost had the first step done, and then in almost the same way, it happened again. This time, I could not upload the pictures to the internet, because every time I clicked on the "save to instructibles.com" button, It would say "preparing upload", for a couple seconds, then the screen would go black for a split second, and return to the home/apps screen. I checked on it on the computer a couple minutes later, and it was not saved to the most recent pictures I had just tried to save, but other than that, it was ok. Now, about 5 hrs. Later, I Log on and the 1st step has become the intro, and the intro is gone. Luckly, all that text is still on the phone, so I can read-and-type it back to what it was. The intro pictures are saved onto my mac's desktop, so I haven't lost those, but I will have to recount the pieces on this K'nex instructable. Please help, either tell me what not to do, or maybe I have discovered a bug, but I hope this does not happen again. Also, this is most likely a bug: Whenever I am taking pics on the instructables app and I take more than two, once in a while it will flick to the home/app screen and I have to reopen the app. When I do, those pictures will not be saved on the phone, app, or camera roll. 

Topic by Lolman4000 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


Make it glow contest disappeared?

I was entered in the make it glow contest. First it said it would end the 6th, and then it changed to the 12th and then after that it disappeared completely. It is not on the contests page  but i can access it from my account page where it says the contest is closed, however no finalists or winners are shown, only the entries. Do contests sometimes randomly get shut down? I also noticed that the prizes that were originally listed have changed. Thanks

Topic by toasteroven47 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


New Instructable is not to be found

I posted a new instructable ("Modernize a vintage heater") three days ago, and it has never shown up under the "recent" catagory, and is not found when I do a search.  I can pull it up, but no one else will know it is there.  ?????

Topic by knife141 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Missing patches?

Reasonably sure there's something not right at hand here, I happened to notice that I have more burning question patches than I remember and I'm missing a newsletter patch on profile, not sure if that's all but I suspect that burning questions are taking over my whole profile... I happened to noticed this about the time I got a yummy cookie from fungus there...

Topic by killerjackalope 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Where Did The View Counts Go?

I was browsing the featured instructables and I noticed that in the little bar below where the title and thumbnail are located the views the instructable received were no longer listed. Instead only what appears to be the number of favorites was shown. I think that is a cool little feature, but why remove the view counter? Couldn't both the number of views and favorites be shown? Personally, I kind of like being able to see how many views an instructable has received as I browse. 

Topic by M3G 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


My instructable disappeared

I made an instructable for the The Not Really A Forum At All, TNRAFAA, and it disappeared.(It says "This instructable has been removed by author")I published it at roughly the same time I entered an instructable into the horny toad contest, and the only 2 acceptable ones for the contest were the TNRAFAA, and the one I entered.I don't know if those 2 things are related, but anyway.https://www.instructables.com/id/What-I-call-the-The-Not-Really-A-Forum-At-All-or/?comments=all#C3YFU99FJ6H3HVT

Topic by Magnelectrostatic 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


Disappearing Unpublished Projects.

I started writing an instructable a hour or so ago, and saved it. I got the message that it had been savd, and got no error messages. I hadn't added any images to it.I just came back to do a bit more on it, and it's gone. No sign of it in my unpublished list.A quick glance through my unpublished list, I see that at least two other unpublished projects without images that I made a brief start on in the last week or two have also disappeared.Personally, I haven't lost much, they were just notes to remind me to actually do the projects, but it could just as easily have been a huge ible I lost.That makes it an important bug that needs fixing before too many people lose too much work.

Topic by Kiteman 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


Why will a comment disappear?

Th3_jungle_inv3ntor again.  Why will a comment disappear from the comments on my instructables?  I was meaning to reply to the comment, but when I went to reply to it, it wasn't there.  Thanks for answering all my questions.  :)

Topic by th3_jungle_inv3ntor 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


Title keeps disappearing

The title of this instructable keeps disappearing: https://www.instructables.com/id/Paper-Mache-Jack-o-Lantern/ I have had to go in to the editor and retype it in a few time since it's been published.  It seems to randomly disappear.

Topic by The Papier Boy 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Answers to questions disappear.

I answer questions frequently. Just recently a) I need to click twice on the post button to get my answer to appear b) My answers that apear and look as posted often disappear at a later date. Sometimes within a few hours. Fifrfox, Win7 64bit.

Topic by rickharris 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


the "vote" button disappeared

On my newest instructable https://www.instructables.com/id/Life-Size-Manger-Scene/ I got the acceptance email but when I tried to vote i realised that the "vote" button wasn't there

Topic by bravoechonovember1 3 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


More disappearing comments.

It's been reported many times, by many people, but the "disappearing post" bug is alive and well. It's happened to me quite a few times today, on individual instructables, forum topics and the answers section. They don't appear later on, or appear only for my eyes, they simply cease to exist as soon as I hit "post". When I have spent some time writing a long post full of relevant, useful links, this is a very, very annoying bug.

Topic by Kiteman 7 years ago  |  last reply 1 year ago


Contest entry disappeared? Answered

I entered my workspace into the workspace contest. I received a confirmation that it entered the contest and it showed up under the point "Recognition" in my profile. Today I checked my profile, and the recognition for the workspace contest is gone. Do the entrys disappear once a contest is closed? Update: I just checked the entries of the contest and couldn't even find my workspace there (I made sure to check all entries). Any idea what could have happened here?

Question by Mike73 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Make a stamp disappear?

I'm planning a mystery dinner party. There will be a postage stamp on display. I have a way to trigger a lights-out remotely (just by plugging the lamps into a remote-control switch). During the blackout, which will last a few seconds until I can "find the fuse box," the stamp needs to disappear. I could of course just walk over and steal it myself, but I'm looking for other suggestions. Print the stamp with some kind of ink that will vanish if hit with a camera flash? Some sort of motor-and-string attachment that could pull the stamp into a hidden chamber in the display case?

Topic by snoyes 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Download button disappeared

I had ibles loaded in several tabs and was downloading the pdfs one at a time. During this process, I suddenly hit a page with no download button. I determine that the button had disappeared from all of the tabs. I logged out, shut down the browser, cleared the cache, then logged in again. Still no ability to download. Some of the affected pages that were loaded at the time, altho I can't download pdfs of any page now: https://www.instructables.com/id/Funky-cabinet-made-from-repurposedfound-items/ https://www.instructables.com/id/Pallet-wood-shelvesshelf/ https://www.instructables.com/id/Pallet-Workbench/?ALLSTEPS Running XP SP3, FF 9.0

Topic by JJennings9 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


my Intro disappeared

Help, I spent hours writing my latest instructable including a detailed intro, and when I went back to look at it the Intro says Null, whereas before it described why I wrote the instructable, materials, time, skills needed etc.  Is there an Instructables person that knows what went wrong? I did not delete the text.  I guess from now on I'll download the pdf when I finish a version.   thanks for any help, Kathleen

Topic by katmckee 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Where has the Vintage contest gone??

There used to be a Vintage contest, It doesn't close for days yet so I'm wondering why it doesn't appear anywhere anymore?  Thanks, sorry if that is a really dumb question!

Question by Taliecara 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


Blank updates from members I'm following

As you can see in the screenshot, I can't see the new instructables posted by the members I'm following anymore. The section is just blank and the only way for me to see the new ones is to click on "view all".  It's been this way for the past 2 days I think. I'm using Chrome on Win 7, but I tried to look at it on Firefox too and it shows the same problem.

Topic by lindarose92 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


disappearing ink pen hacks?

Best hack to use for diappearing ink pen?

Question by oz6220 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Why Tech Contest disappeared?

On the Instructables site the Tech Contest disappeared. Is it closed, or they won't announce finalist and winners? Or will appear when the winners have been announced? I entered in this contest and even if I'm not a winnner I would like to see the best projects. Thanks for your response!

Topic by Imetomi 3 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


All my HTML disappeared

I noticed that everything I've done in HTML has disappeared from all of my Instructables!!! These are several featured and 1st/grand prize winning Instructables that I custom formatted in HTML for best effect. Can you please restore them? Will re-activating my Pro membership automatically restore them? If not, can you please restore it for me from a database backup or something?

Topic by frank26080115 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Disappearing Go g e?

You may have seen that Google has a crop-circle theme today, with a hovering UFO. The "l" is missing (even from the name of the image-file). A while ago, an "o" was kidnapped by a very similar UFO. Do the artists at Google know something we don't...? What letter is next?

Topic by Kiteman 9 years ago


Text entered into Instructable DISAPPEARS

This is a problem I've been having for a while now.  When writing up an Instructable, I typically write all the text, then go back at a later date and add pictures.  Several times now, I've added pictures to a step, clicked to the next step, then THE ENTIRE BLOCK OF TEXT IN THE NEXT STEP DISAPPEARS.  I do not use all-caps lightly.  The text is irretrievable - I have to rewrite it from scratch.  Not only is that a huge waste of time for me (since I don't have any time to spare), it also results in an inferior duplicate of what I'd originally written.  Details are skipped, ideas forgotten, etc.  Chances are I originally wrote that text days or weeks ago, when the information was fresh.  Now it's stale. Please, please look into this.  I've taken to copying everything into Word as "safe keeping" until the Instructable is published. Computer details:  Mac OS X 10.5.9, running Firefox 3.6.12 (though it happened with previous versions of Firefox, too).

Topic by jeff-o 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


BUG: Disappearing AND Duplicating Comments...

This is actually 2 intermittent problems... Disappearing Comments: After typing a comment and then clicking on the "Post Comment" button, the comment does NOT post. Duplicating Comments: This problem happens when typing 2 comments on one page. I'll post comment "A", and then after typing comment "B" and clicking the "Post Comment" button, comment "B" does NOT post, instead comment "A" (from earlier), is appearing in place of comment "B". So it looks like I typed the same comments on a page twice (which I didn't). This doesn't happen all the time. It happens intermittently, and after having spoken to other members, I know its not just me who is experiencing these issues. Now its virtually impossible to show in a screenshot that a comment didn't post, but I was able to take a screenshot to show the duplicating comment issue. You'll see that it looks like I typed the same comment twice, even though I didn't. So I had to delete the second comment and re-type what I had intended to post. Using: Mac OS X, Safari 5.1.4

Topic by canucksgirl 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


"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 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


"I Made It" Images have disappeared

I've noticed that the images and the "I made it" header have disappeared from all of my Instructables where people had posted them in the comments section, the comment itself remains, but no images. I've also checked on I'bles where I posted an "I made it" and those images have gone too, any idea what's going on here? The problem only occurs when I am logged-in, if I view anonymously they appear as expected. The following I'ble is a good example as it contains a few "I made it" comments: instructables.com/id/Enchanted-Rose-Beauty-and-the-Beast UPDATE: This issue now appears to have been resolved, everything is behaving as expected.

Topic by ThirdEarthDesign 1 year ago  |  last reply 1 year ago


Squid Labs video on the Disappearing Factory

Innovation Lab recently put together a conference and asked Squid Labs to start it off by talking about the disappearing factory. Unfortunately, we weren't able to attend, and so sent this video instead. In it, Saul, Tim, and I stare into a sunset and talk about what we think is the disappearing factory.

Topic by ewilhelm 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago


Image library seems to have disappeared

I tried to retrieve some pictures from image library and there is nothing in there. Using firefox and windows xp

Topic by buck2217 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago


Images disappearing on instructibles PLZ HELP! Answered

Hey i must of hit something weird on my browser, now it will not display images on instructables. It will display thumbnail images, but when i go to a project it says "Image not found" i am on Firefox. Thanks!

Question by astroboy907 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Bug report - magical disappearing pms

I've been having intermittent issues with pms - there's a delay of 3 days (or more) to receive replies from pms, (and in some cases for others to receive them) and some pms seem to have dropped off the map altogether.

Topic by Lithium Rain 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


Disappearing text when editing instructables

I'm in the middle of writing up an Instructable, and twice now have had to completely rewrite steps. The circumstances each time were identical: 1. I added an image to a new step. 2. I added text to the step. 3. I added another image to the step. 4. The text vanished as the new image appeared on the step. I'm using XP and up-to-date FF4. Update: Frequent use of the "save" button doesn't work. I just typed up the last step of my Instructable, hit save, added an image, and the text disappeared again.

Topic by Kiteman 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Edited my 'ible and the comments disappeared

User tomatoskins commented on my instructible a few days ago then when I edited my 'ible due to some mistake (I left out a number) and when I checked how my'ible was doing after editing The comments were gone. How can I make them go back? 

Topic by Laesaurus 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


Favorite button disappears when logged in

Something weird has been happening to my account for the last couple of months. When I'm logged in, I can't see the button to mark an 'ible as "Favorite" at the top of the page, but when I'm logged out, it appears! Does anyone have a clue why this happens? I'm using Google Chrome with Adblock Plus. See attached screenshot. Logged out is on the left, logged in is on the right.

Topic by xenobiologista 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


Editor Bug - random steps disappearing

Another editor bug. I have been preparing a thirteen-step instructable. While I worked on the images on the introduction & step 2, all the text vanished from step 10, even though I hadn't touched it. When I re-typed step 10 and saved the project, step seven (a long step!) also vanished. @staff who read this, it's the project I mentioned on CT.

Topic by Kiteman 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


comments to Answers forum topic disappear

Several times over the past few days, I have tried to reply to a particular question on the Answers forum, specifically the question linked here: https://www.instructables.com/answers/Any-decent-good-hot-glue-guns-for-beginners/ I write a comment in the little editor-box-thing.  Then when I click the "Make comment" button,  and the text of the comment I just wrote disappears.  Voop! It's gone!  Then my disappeared comment does not become posted to this topic. Where did the text I just wrote go to?  Did it go somewhere?  Or is really and truly gone from this universe?  That is assuming I did not save a copy of it to a clipboard, or text editor first.  Yeah.  Big mystery, right? I kind of suspect there is something wrong with just this particular topic: https://www.instructables.com/answers/Any-decent-good-hot-glue-guns-for-beginners/ Just ask yourself why an easy question like this, is somehow 4 days old, with zero answers (and zero comments total) so far.  Is no one, besides me,  trying to comment on, or answer, this easy question?  Please feel free to try to post a comment there yourself, just to see what happens. Possibly the topic is activating your filters, because it has a bad word in it:  Three letters.  Starts with "g".  I have heard rumors you all are running some crazy filters to try to protect users here from reading bad words, and perhaps from  writing bad words too! Also because you always strongly suspect the problem is with my computer (and maybe it is)  I must tell you the browser I am trying to do this with is: Firefox 51.0.1 (32-bit)  and that is Mozilla Firefox for Ubuntu. and, uh, it looks like I am running it under: Ubuntu 12.04 (precise) I thank you for your attention to this matter, and I applaud your efforts to make Instructables less buggy.

Topic by Jack A Lopez 1 year ago  |  last reply 1 year ago


I disappear! I'm not anymore on instructables and on the epilogue challenge. I was on yesterday.

Before when i wrote "paper in the instructables search, i was on the first page. and today i disappear! What's happen?

Question by vfavia 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


Why my answer/ comment to a question disappear?

I want to know why my comment disappear?, Thanks

Topic by ephtermulo 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago


How has one of my comments disappeared? Answered

I posted a comment on somebody's question a few days ago, and that comment has disappeared, as did his reply. It was there for some time. The reply has also disappeared from the discussion tab on my personal "you' pages. The question has about 10 comments on it and hasn't been "best answered' yet. How does this happen?

Question by caarntedd 9 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Why did all of the Orangeboard Messages Disappear?

If you had a lot of time on your hands, there was a part that you used to be able to click, to see all of the messages that were written on you, or someone else's Orangeboard. It was located under Followers (Fav's, Patches, Achievements,  Following, Followers...) For some reason, I can't take a screenshot of it... About a week ago, this option disappeared. Now, how am I going to be able to see all of the comments that I posted on my orangeboard? I think the maximum is 15 before they start disappearing... More: Also, the amount of comments of forum topics has been limited to ten, which makes it really annoying if you want to reply to a long thread (see here) Speaking of canceled stuff, am I the only one that can't see the keywords/tags that were entered in an Instructable? Is that because of the Makerspace contest? They do show up in forum topics, however...

Topic by Yonatan24 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago


[Solved] My Arduino Challenge entry disappeared

Dear Instructables, My Arduino Challenge entry, Build "The RevIO" (Arduino Clone) My Way, is no longer on the View Entries > Sort by: > Views . It supposed to be about 126 or 127. But it is OK on the View Entries > Sort by: > Recent or View Entries > Sort by: > Instructables. Thanks sath02

Topic by sath02 7 years ago


Text Disappeared When I went to Preview

While I working on my Instructable I went to preview the document and all of the text was lost from it. When i went back to the editing space it wasn't there either. I frequently saved throughout making my instructable. Is there any way to recover this text? Is there a reason this happened?

Topic by Laclark 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


My Uploaded Files Seem To Have DIsappeared....

I have an Instructable in a contest right now (https://www.instructables.com/id/Custom-Laser-Etched-Wedding-Invitations-With-Victo/?ALLSTEPS) and I had previously uploaded files for others to use but I'm not seeing any links to them. Did I miss something? Am I looking right past them (a distinct possibility)? Did they get taken down for some reason? Or is this merely a glitch?

Topic by MercuryCrest 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


Posting bug appeared with the update, and disappeared again

Did anyone else notice the loss of "posting" for the last 8 hours ? It seems to have come back again at last, but what happened to testing ?

Topic by steveastrouk 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago