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Facebook or no Facebook

Is it necessary to have a Facbook account?  I do not have one and do not see the  need.

Topic by doesdeer    |  last reply


Hi everyone just want to know if you have facebook and if you do add me: ricky.sutherland or pm me  

Topic by 2hot2hack    |  last reply

Facebook connection

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  

Is facebook worth it?

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

Facebook login

When I click on the Facebook login button nothing happens.  I have tried it in 3 different browsers and it still will not work.  Sometimes the button will not even show up on the screen.  What do I need to do?

Topic by gduren51    |  last reply

Facebook for Nerds

This may be just me, but does anyone else feel as if Instructables is a social network of nerds?

Topic by Bigev    |  last reply

Facebook Connext

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

Facebook Error

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(  at org.hibernate.exception.JDBCExceptionHelper.convert(  at org.hibernate.jdbc.AbstractBatcher.executeBatch(  at org.hibernate.engine.ActionQueue.executeActions(  at org.hibernate.engine.ActionQueue.executeActions(  at org.hibernate.event.def.AbstractFlushingEventListener.performExecutions(  at org.hibernate.event.def.DefaultFlushEventListener.onFlush(  at org.hibernate.impl.SessionImpl.flush(  at org.hibernate.impl.SessionImpl.managedFlush(  at org.hibernate.transaction.JDBCTransaction.commit(  at com.instructables.transaction.TransactionHandler.invoke(  at $ Source)  at com.instructables.filter.SecurityFilter.createUserFromFacebookDetails(  at com.instructables.filter.SecurityFilter.doFilter(  at com.caucho.server.dispatch.FilterFilterChain.doFilter(  at com.instructables.filter.SetupFilter.doFilter(  at com.caucho.server.dispatch.FilterFilterChain.doFilter(  at com.caucho.server.webapp.WebAppFilterChain.doFilter(  at com.caucho.server.dispatch.ServletInvocation.service(  at com.caucho.server.http.HttpRequest.handleRequest(  at  at com.caucho.util.ThreadPool.runTasks(  at  at Caused by: java.sql.BatchUpdateException: Duplicate entry 'ahick1' for key 2  at com.mysql.jdbc.ServerPreparedStatement.executeBatch(  at com.mchange.v2.c3p0.impl.NewProxyPreparedStatement.executeBatch(  at org.hibernate.jdbc.BatchingBatcher.doExecuteBatch(  at org.hibernate.jdbc.AbstractBatcher.executeBatch(  ... 21 more

Topic by Anth420    |  last reply

FaceBook Slammed....

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

Facebook tweaks

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  

Facebook Connection

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  

Linking Facebook

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  

Facebook Usernames

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. 3. my best friend's name

Topic by Gjdj3    |  last reply

Facebook app

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: .I need a friend invite if you want to be an admin. If not go to: .Thanks,Tyman210

Topic by TyMan210  

Facebook login

Hi, I can't seem to get this to work. When I hit 'connect' it loads the permission page on facebook then closes it again in a nano second...or a very small second at least :. Help? 

Topic by marshmallowhail    |  last reply

connecting via facebook

I wont be able to log on via facebook. tried everything and nothing works

Topic by mizka90  

Facebook login error

Hey, I got an error when i try to login to instructables using facebook.

Topic by ashley van steenacker  

Facebook Login issues

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

Facebook "Post to Profile"

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

Facebook login fixed!

Hi! We've just released a fix which restores the ability of users to log in using facebook. There were a few other bug fixes, etc. so please let us know if anything isn't working properly.

Topic by dworley  

Instructables group on facebook

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

Facebook login ...not run !

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  

Facebook Login Error

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: 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

Facebook login is here!

I've just pushed out a rather large set of changes.  I'd like to present to you, the ability to log in using your Facebook account.  If you already have an existing Instructables account, you may link up your Facebook account to it on your You screen.  Watch upcoming releases for the ability to post automatically to your Wall, use your Facebook pictures, and more.  We will be rolling them out one by one as we get them complete and tested.  It's pretty hard to test this integration before it's live, so it's quite likely we'll find issues -- please bear with us (For example, we don't handle non-Latin alphabets in user names right quite yet).  Tell us when something goes wrong by filing a bug in the Bugs Forum. Another significant change is to the layout of Instructables.  We've made it easier to read with a slightly bigger font size, and put the pictures above the text which many users have been asking us to do for some time.  The editor has also had some improvements - bigger size text area and a cleaner look too. And of course we've fixed a bunch of bugs.  Notably, the problem some users were having with featuring, and the image notes not displaying right.  At least, they looked fixed when we tried them - if you are still seeing these or other issues, and you've cleared your browser cache to get rid of old javascript or CSS, let us know!

Topic by rachel  

facebook login not working?

Goes to unknown proxy

Question by fran52    |  last reply

Facebook "Home" question? Answered

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?

Question by Kiteman    |  last reply

Onoz our Facebook profile!

Looks like there is an internal error of some kind over at Facebook. Our profile isn't available at the moment! 

Topic by Culturespy  

Login only via Facebook?

Hello! I created an Instrucables-account with facebook. Now I want to log in without my facebook-account, but this doesn´t work. Is it possible in any way? What should I do? (Sorry, my english is not so good..) Thanks!

Topic by anießen    |  last reply

The New Facebook Blank Picture

I made this in my spare time. Seeing how the facebook blank in the tutorial for pop-out pictures on facebook was no longer working properly. I made another one that fits perfectly. Here you go all :)

Topic by AmuletOfNight  

Unlinking Account from Facebook

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

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  

help unlocking facebook account Answered

Title says it all, i need to unlock my old facebook account but i can't remember the birthday, secret questions, or anything like that. yes it is my account i know the username, account name and the password

Question by The nerdling    |  last reply

Should I Create a Facebook? Answered

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  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

Twitter and Facebook Links in Profiles

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  

instructables facebook account integration?

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

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

Make Magazine Facebook Group

Hi,just wanted to left you know I started a Make Magazine Facebook group.

Topic by joejoerowley  

Facebook login feature not working.

Hi there,While I tried to login using Facebook Auth on instructables, it shows up an error saying "App not setup". I think it's a bug somewhere cause I tried it from multiple other devices.

Topic by jugadu_in  

any knexers have a facebook

 if so give me a link to your page

Topic by knexfreak95    |  last reply

"Keyboard Masher" Facebook game.

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:

Topic by DJ Radio    |  last reply

Login Issues through Facebook

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

Logging in via Facebook @ Competitions

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 Click on New instructable Click on facebook Receive the following error: Sorry, we just can't find that one! -   We're sorry, the URL is either incorrect or no longer available. Maybe you are looking for one of the following Instructables below. I'm using Firefox

Topic by pete.oconnell  

Comments automatically posting to facebook without checking &quot;post to facebook&quot; box

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

how do i work facebook???

Question by hannah16    |  last reply

Facebook has went way downhill

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

Five days of Knex Giveaways on Facebook

Hey dudes and dudettes, We're giving away an awesome Knex kit every day this week on Facebook. If you're not already following us on Facebook, now's the time.  - Laura Editor,

Topic by zazenergy    |  last reply

arduino ethernet shield connect to facebook?

I have an Arduino Uno R3 and an Ethernet Shield R3 (Both official) and i want to connect it to facebook. Can someone help me?

Question by tzq33tdq    |  last reply

Linking Facebook profile to existing profile

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  

Facebook Spotify music streaming partnership?

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

Facebook Login Restored + other bugfixes

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