Is it necessary to have a Facbook account? I do not have one and do not see the need.
Topic by doesdeer | last reply
When I click "connect with Facebook" button here is what happens: it tells me to sign in, then to accept instructables (witch I did) and then the window closes...2 seconds later instead of your Facebook account badge on instructables it just says "connect with Facebook" again! PLEASE FIX THIS
Topic by iproberry1
I'm wondering if it's worth getting facebook/twitter. I don't know that many people, but there are a couple that have it. I'm not used to things like this, as it is I got my email account 2months ago. So, should I get facebook or twitted, and what are the benigits?
Question by XOIIO | last reply
I can't connect via Facebook (which is how I would normally connect) anymore. Neither from the upper right connect box, or the one when you try to Favorite. I had to create an account just to submit this bug (which defeats part of the purpose of social logins). And, after creating this account, I was not able to link the account to my Facebook account. It just does nothing, in all cases. FYI.. using Chrome on OS X. I see others are having issues as well, so please take a look into this. I'd like to make sure I can get the things I favorited previously. Thanks.
Topic by saratogian | last reply
Getting this when I try to log in using facebook for the first time: org.hibernate.exception.ConstraintViolationException: Could not execute JDBC batch update at org.hibernate.exception.SQLStateConverter.convert(SQLStateConverter.java:71) at org.hibernate.exception.JDBCExceptionHelper.convert(JDBCExceptionHelper.java:43) at org.hibernate.jdbc.AbstractBatcher.executeBatch(AbstractBatcher.java:249) at org.hibernate.engine.ActionQueue.executeActions(ActionQueue.java:235) at org.hibernate.engine.ActionQueue.executeActions(ActionQueue.java:139) at org.hibernate.event.def.AbstractFlushingEventListener.performExecutions(AbstractFlushingEventListener.java:298) at org.hibernate.event.def.DefaultFlushEventListener.onFlush(DefaultFlushEventListener.java:27) at org.hibernate.impl.SessionImpl.flush(SessionImpl.java:1000) at org.hibernate.impl.SessionImpl.managedFlush(SessionImpl.java:338) at org.hibernate.transaction.JDBCTransaction.commit(JDBCTransaction.java:106) at com.instructables.transaction.TransactionHandler.invoke(TransactionHandler.java:112) at $Proxy9.save(Unknown Source) at com.instructables.filter.SecurityFilter.createUserFromFacebookDetails(SecurityFilter.java:279) at com.instructables.filter.SecurityFilter.doFilter(SecurityFilter.java:152) at com.caucho.server.dispatch.FilterFilterChain.doFilter(FilterFilterChain.java:70) at com.instructables.filter.SetupFilter.doFilter(SetupFilter.java:68) 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:619) Caused by: java.sql.BatchUpdateException: Duplicate entry 'ahick1' for key 2 at com.mysql.jdbc.ServerPreparedStatement.executeBatch(ServerPreparedStatement.java:665) at com.mchange.v2.c3p0.impl.NewProxyPreparedStatement.executeBatch(NewProxyPreparedStatement.java:1723) at org.hibernate.jdbc.BatchingBatcher.doExecuteBatch(BatchingBatcher.java:48) at org.hibernate.jdbc.AbstractBatcher.executeBatch(AbstractBatcher.java:242) ... 21 more
Topic by Anth420 | last reply
Far be it of me to downplay the impact of activists on the Facebook ToS issue but it raises interesting questions about why some companies get pilloried while others seemingly get a free pass...More Here' GMJHOWE asked me to link to his posting on security at Facebook, so here it is....
Topic by Goodhart | last reply
I've just pushed out a small set of changes, mostly around the Facebook integration. The Facebook login button isn't so obvious, and we've now got some admin features to handle a case that turns out to happen more than we expected. Here's what it is: Some people have both an Instructables account and a Facebook account. Some of these use different email addresses for each. When a person clicks the Login with Facebook button and approves Instructables with their Facebook account, one of the pieces of information we get is their email address, and we check it against our existing email addresses so as to link the correct account if we find a match. Often there is no match, and in the vast majority of these cases the person doesn't already have an Instructables account. So we make them one, and link it to their Facebook account. However sometimes they do have an Instructables account already, and now all of a sudden they have two! This is confusing and wrong, and we'd been dealing with it in a rather arduous manner involving direct database changes, which is always something to avoid. Now we've got a system for admins to handle this case with just a few clicks. Other than that, there are some bugfixes, for example around character display -- a few of our new Facebook visitors don't use the Latin alphabet! So we handle that a little better now. We have some more sensible default actions for new registrations, and a couple things to help our admins manage contests more easily, which they've been asking for for some time.
Topic by rachel
Hi guys, I think I might need a little help linking my instructables to my facebook. I have tried using the button several times, 10 I think, and I have made sure I carefully put in the username and the password correctly, but whenever I click sign in it always gives me a blank screen? Anyone else having the same problem, and does anyone know of a solution or a different way to connect the instructables and facebook accounts? Or is my facebook connected and I just cant tell because of the blank screen? When I log onto facebook seperatly it doesn't show in any way that I am connected to instructables. All of your answers would be helpful. Thanks!
Topic by NathanaelScheffler
So Facebook Login is here! Huzzah!! But what does it mean? Will everyone learn that my real name is Norbert van Houten? Will I have to hide those facebook pictures of me at the last Gay Pride Parade? Will my wife learn of the unspoken love between me and Caitlinsdad? Will this incite other women leading to anarchy of biblical proportions? It's in "Revelations", people.
Topic by Tool Using Animal
So who is actually staying up until 12:01 to try to get a facebook username? I'm pretty confident my actual name won't be taken (it's not a very common name), but I am debating going for something funny. My top choices: 1. index.php 2. tom.cruise 3. my best friend's name
Topic by Gjdj3 | last reply
I've been working on an app for facebook. I guess you could say it's in closed beta. Anywho, I need a few people for a test group. It is a TNG-Era game, that so far has the option of: The Borg, The UFP and the Romulan Star Empire. Also, I would gladly accept suggestions from those who don't use facebook. Send me a friend invite with a small message here: https://www.facebook.com/tyman210 .I need a friend invite if you want to be an admin. If not go to: https://apps.facebook.com/starfleetacademy .Thanks,Tyman210
Topic by TyMan210
Browser: Firefox OS Win 7 I have a Facebook account and an instructables account. I login into instructables and go to link to Facebook ->a quick popup happens. The app for instructables is created in Facebook. Logout out of instructables. try logging into instructables with Facebook button and nothing happens (i.e. the screen reloads and I'm still not logged in) I have emptied cookies and tried redoing the whole process the result is the same.
Topic by SteamOrchid | last reply
Hi Guys, I just wanted to touch base with you all about the Facebook "post to profile, that's now on the bottom of each and every page. I like the ability to post 'Ibles on my Facebook account... Social advertising for the author, social advertising for instructables. Great idea! However, It's making me nuts that it's above the comments in all the Instructables. I often like reading peoples comments, and seeing my own facebook account there ever time, is not a lot of value added for me, and it feels sort of distracting. I'm not the hippest person around I'll admit, and don't post every thought I have on facebook or twitter, so perhaps other users will disagree with me... But i figured I'd share my few pixels. I DO really like this feature at the top of the page, where you have a row of other icons... Favorite, Twitter, flag, print & email... -AlpineButterfly
Topic by AlpineButterfly | last reply
So our intern got me to finally check out facebook and I started a new account to find out that I'm one of the last few people in the metaverse to jump on this thing. Its all a bit new to me, but I did find an Instructables group. If you want to see a picture of me eating a flower, go and hit it up and join.
Topic by fungus amungus | last reply
Hi, are some days that pressing the button "FBlogin" is no longer authenticated using my FB account, I tried to log in having opened another tab on FB but nothing changes. I normally use Chrome, but I tried with Explorer and Firefox, on Windows 7 and XP ... but it is still the same problem. Blame for the crisis here in Italy? :-)
Topic by pellyx
I am using Google Chrome version: 20.0.1132.57 (up to date) When attempting to log in with the facebook button, I am taken to: https://www.facebook.com/.....https://www.instructables.com/index at which time, I receive the following error: An error occurred with tesla 12345. Please try again later. I can log in with the regular log in button, and once logged in, my fb picture is updated on my instructables profile. I assume the issue is limited to Chrome, as I can find only one other complaint, in German with no responses. Thank you in advance, Shane
Topic by GhettoEngineer | last reply
Topic by rachel
I've been seeing a lot recently about Facebook's "Home" software taking over Android phones, but I can't find anything about choice - will this Home thing take over all Android devices (say, as part of an update), or is it something you choose to download and install? http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-22025729
Question by Kiteman | last reply
I was wondering if there was a way to unlink my Instructables account from my Facebook account. I was planning to delete my Facebook account very soon, but still wanted to keep my Instructables account. Anyone know how to do this? thanks!
Topic by jlschillinger | last reply
I have been debating whether or not I should get a Facebook... I am 14, and my parents wouldn't let me get a Facebook until I started highschool, and of course I am entering highschool this year. I am trying to weigh the positives and negatives and stuff like that. I am just thinking that if someone needs to contact me, I can just call, email, or text them. I can text or email multimedia, and chat by texting, and play games at zone.msn.com... If there is any good reason that I should join Facebook, just let me know. If there are any reasons NOT to join Facebook, also let me know.
Question by KaydenST | last reply
There is no "Suggestions" category, so I'll stick this in here. I think it'll be cool if on the profile pages were Twitter and Facebook buttons, and in the Settings you can specify the links to your profiles profiles, and people can contact you via them. I don't usually check my Instructables inbox, and I always give replies to FB first.
Topic by asasklfjklasfkljasklfjaklfsjkl
Hi folks! I have this account long before the facebook integration. Problem is that at somepoint, I created a second one with my integrated with my facebook account. Is there anyway I can merge both or at least delet the other one and integrate this one with facebook?
Question by Yemerich | last reply
Become a fan of Instructables on Facebook! Get updates about contests and other cool stuff even when you're not logged in here.If you're not a member of Facebook, think long and hard about whether you want to constantly be SuperPoked and then do it anyway. What's one more social network, right?>>> Instructables Facebook page <<<Learn how to syndicate your Instructables to Facebook.You can also follow the Instructables Robot on Twitter.
Topic by fungus amungus | last reply
Fun little game I found where the object is to mash as many keys as possible in 20 seconds. Here's a video of me playing the game, I got over 10,000 keys, which is apparently better than 99% of facebook users: Link to game: apps.facebook.com/keyboard_mash/
Topic by DJ Radio | last reply
Yesterday I published 2 Instructables with my id. I was logged in through my facebook account but today I'm not able to log in. Whenever I tried to log in through facebook the pop-up message appears and it includes something went wrong message. And when I tried to post this issue they redirecting me to the login page. That's why I created a new id of my friend and add this post. Please help me out guys with such login issues in instructables
Question by Tidke Mayank | last reply
Hi, When trying to log in via Facebook, via the competition page I get an error but I do end up being logged in. go to competition and select any competition - Select how it works http://www.begerk.co.uk/filedump/inst_step1.PNG Click on New instructable http://www.begerk.co.uk/filedump/inst_step2.PNG Click on facebook http://www.begerk.co.uk/filedump/inst_step3.PNG Receive the following error: Sorry, we just can't find that one! - We're sorry, the URL https://www.instructables.com/account/%2FeditInstructable%2Fnew%2F is either incorrect or no longer available. Maybe you are looking for one of the following Instructables below. http://www.begerk.co.uk/filedump/inst_error.PNG I'm using Firefox http://www.begerk.co.uk/filedump/inst_FF.PNG
Topic by pete.oconnell
Anytime I post a comment, it is automatically shared with my facebook profile without the "post to facebook" box being checked. I've even tried checking the box and then unchecking it with no luck. I keep having to delete stuff from my facebook wall to avoid spamming everyone I'm friends with. Some days I get a little chatty.
Topic by jessyratfink | last reply
I made a facebook account and added no information or friends to it. Every single person that facebook suggests that I may know is a female. Out of around 60 people. Explain that algorithm. Most are young attractive females. The advertising was getting way bad too when I had it before. And I was getting posts from friends of friends of friends. No thank you. You done messed up facebook.
Topic by avocadostains | last reply
Hi there, I've got a profile on Instructables, that's been on here since 2008, and now I've just posted an instructable using my Facebook log-in, is there anyway to link the 2 together so that I can log in via either and get to the same profile? Profile name: Blyzz Facebook login: Jim Sher Thanks Jim
Question by Jim Sher
Guess this seems to be all over the news, that they're planning to bring out some new Facebook Spotify music streaming service in a couple of weeks or so. Sounds to me like a quite good idea the Facebook Spotify partnership, I heard Spotify is a good music streaming service with loads of music. If you guys already use Spotify music streaming, is it as good as I've heard and is it gonna get even better with facebook partnership?
Question by jonahquinn | last reply
We just did a release that should fix the following: 1. facebook login is back 2. All users can now add to guides 3. fixed the count on the contests forum 4. Deleting " from keywords no longer gives a 400 error There are a bunch of other things that were fixed that should improve the site experience for everyone. If you see issues let us know! Gregg Horton QA Engineer
Topic by frenzy