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Featured ....... Then not featured

Hello, I submitted an instructable today and I was happy to see it be "Featured" but then I checked it out about an hour later then just to find out that the "featured" icon is gone and my instructable isn't featured anymore. What gives? https://www.instructables.com/id/The-Spanker/

Topic by jumb5150    |  last reply


Featured or not featured?

I've recently published an instructable. Three hours ago, I've received an email that says my project was marked as featured, even if it isn't on featured pages. It also doesn't have the little star on the upper right corner... Maybe the email I received is a bug...

Topic by giuliom95    |  last reply


Featured but not Featured?

   I received an e-mail that said my 'ible had been featured, I checked the Featured page, but it never showed up. It has the feature banner on it, but only on the Recent page (2nd page). Neither does it show up under my "You" page. The link it gave me in the email has the feature banner, but it's only under the Photography section. This happened during my switch to Pro, perhaps that has something to do with it? I was working on the project before becoming Pro, then published it after I became Pro. I'm running FireFox 3.6.3 on Windows 7.

Topic by nickodemus    |  last reply


Featured?

I dont want to be rude or anything, but I was wondering if I could get featured, I mean my instructable matches all the requirements(Pictures,Spelling/Grammer, Good Documentation) , and even hackaday/kipkay on youtube featured my idea . Here it is: https://www.instructables.com/id/Co-Axial-Pneumatic-BB-Gun/ Here is my Hackaday Feature: http://hackaday.com/2013/03/06/this-maglite-is-a-bb-gun/ And here is what kipkay did with my idea, he gave me a shoutout in the description: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PJq5w7gVdtM  

Topic by Coolnventions  


Featured

How do I get Featured? What do i need to improve on my instructable? https://www.instructables.com/id/Create_a_Cylon_Domo/

Topic by Zmonsters    |  last reply


Featured? Answered

 Do the instructables inspired from other instrucatables like the led throwie talkie by puckkining uses avr microcontroller so if i make a 'ible of the same talkie with pic12f683 and will it get featured if all the pics are good with gread documentation

Question by robot1398    |  last reply


features

what is phantom power? Describe methods of its use.

Topic by bkamit    |  last reply


featured by?

Every time i look at somebodys stats, like kipkays phaser alarm clock, it say it is featured by brenn10. what does that mean and how do you do it?

Topic by DELETED_DELETED_kruser495    |  last reply


FEATURED? Answered

Do the instructables inspired from other instrucatables like the led throwie talkie by puckkining uses avr microcontroller so if i make a 'ible of the same talkie with pic12f683 and will it get featured if all the pics are good with gread documentation

Question by e=mc^2    |  last reply


Featured email, but not featured

HI I received an email last night saying my 'ible is featured, however, it's not showing for some reason...  Can someone have a look please :) Thanks Simon

Topic by sparks_vfr    |  last reply


Featured Mark

My Fast Hot Glue Mold for Small Things was featured in Crafts: https://www.instructables.com/tag/type-id/category-living/channel-craft/?sort=FEATURED , but not marked. Why?

Topic by Lindsley    |  last reply


Featured Ible'

I just noticed my instructable on making stars from scratch in photoshop just got featured (https://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-SunStar-in-Photoshop/) I just wanted to say "Thanks!!!" to whoever featured it!!!

Topic by LoneWolf    |  last reply


Featuring Guidelines

Having your Instructable featured means you are an excellent author, and you're providing some of the best content on the site. We want everyone to see what you've made! When we feature your Instructable, it's our way of saying "You are awesome, and we love you!"So what does it take to get your Instructable featured? Read on, my friend, you have come to the right place! You can also check out this handy Instructable that will walk you through posting a Feature-Worthy Instructable. There are currently two tiers of featuring we use to promote great content and reward our awesome authors: Feature: Your Instructable will appear in the Featured Feed, and you'll receive a free pro membership which can be applied to your own account or given as a gift to another member! Homepage Feature: Your Instructable will appear in the Featured Feed, as well as on the homepage, and you'll receive a free pro membership which can be applied to your own account or given as a gift to another member.For an Instructable to be featured, the main criteria we look for are excellent documentation and reproducibility. These break down into the following points: The title fits and explains the project. The introduction should state what the project is, and the reason or motivation behind it. All photos should be original, bright, clear, and in-focus. Projects should be broken into enough steps to be easy to follow, with sufficient photos and explanatory text to allow the reader to understand the process. Grammar and spelling should be good enough so as to not be distracting. Projects should be complete and contain all the information needed so others could reasonably duplicate the project (if the reader were to have the necessary skills and access to similar tools and materials.) Lists should be included of parts/materials/ingredients/tools used, with links to sources as needed, as well as links to references. Whenever possible, the inclusion of downloadable files, PDF patterns, and so forth is desirable. Video content (youtube videos, etc.) must be accompanied by photos and written step-by-step instructions, as outlined in the points above. For a Homepage Feature, here are some additional things we look for: Overall stellar documentation Beautiful cover images Content that is highly reproducible and has that “wow, awesome!” factor Note that high levels of ingenuity, creativity, innovation, and/or utility in a project will often compensate for various areas of weaknesses in documentation, so these criteria should be viewed as guidelines and not necessarily hard-fast rules. What about business-related content from bloggers, etsy-ers, youtubers, kickstarters, and so forth?Can that type of content be featured? Absolutely! Any Instructable that meets the criteria as outlined above and contains real how-to instructional content can be featured. If you are in this camp, it's an excellent practice to keep your ulterior motives relatively subtle. For example, some of our best authors are also bloggers and etsy-ers, and many of these authors simply include a single link to their site or store in the last step of their Instructables. This is a perfect approach that allows their projects to get as much attention as possible on the site, but also plug their commercial interests in a way that is not overbearing or spammy. Being overbearing or spammy is the quickest way to NOT being featured. Want your project featured? Sometimes it's hard to see where your project could use some enhancements! Luckily, we have some great authors that will review your project and give you feedback at the volunteer-run Clinic. Do you get featured a lot? Why not spend a little time in the Clinic and help others get to your level! :)

Topic by canida    |  last reply


Featured Percentage

Does the Featured Percentage include the No. of Featured Instructables+No. of Featured Collections? I have 11 Published Instructables. 9 out of 11 have been featured. I also have 2 collections; both of which have been featured. But the Featured percentage on profile is only 69% when it should be 80+%. Is this is a bug or are my calculations incorrect?

Topic by Jonathanrjpereira    |  last reply


Featured Instructables.

What does it take for an Instructable to be featured? Only one of my 6 Instructables have been featured, so I'm kinda disappointed.

Topic by emcee2    |  last reply


Featured Instructables

If you sign up for a pro membership do your future  instructables get featured ?

Topic by mchhabra1    |  last reply


filter by: featured ?

What does the 'filter by: featured' option do?

Topic by sam noyoun    |  last reply


Save feature??

Is there a way to make a save feature in batch?

Question by royalroachemail    |  last reply


"Featured" banner

After receiving two "your Instructable has been featured" emails this morning, the 'ible in question https://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-easily-remove-vinyl-tiles/ doesn't have the "Featured" corner-banner, and my "Featured" stat is still at 75%. Was the "Featured" congrat sent erroneously? Has the site just not updated yet? Thanks for your time.

Topic by aeray    |  last reply


Featured Instructable? Answered

Ok, so recently I got my first featured instructable. Do I get something for that? Reply ASAP.

Question by akshat21045    |  last reply


Featured author

 I'm just curious,  How does one become a featured author? I enjoy this  site so much . It's kinda one of my next goals...                                               Thanks                                                                Jim

Topic by coolbeansbaby68    |  last reply


Featured Author:Partybot

Check out the latest featured author interview with Partybot!  Got a question you wish I had asked?  Crazy costume ideas?  Share it here!

Topic by Danger is my middle name    |  last reply


Featured advertisements?!?

Here's something I haven't seen before:  the "pro-only" ad for Adafruit's discounts has a Featured banner in the upper right corner!  Even the Instructables Card Game ad doesn't have that banner.  Is this something new for "blessed" in-house ads?  Or a bug?  Or what?

Topic by kelseymh    |  last reply


Feature page

So after the website's layout has changed the feature page disappeared. I can't even access it from https://www.instructables.com/featured/ . Is it gone forever? It was the best way to follow all new instructables posted here and I've been accessing it for years.

Topic by oliveira.igorm    |  last reply


New Features?

Is there going to be a blog post documenting the new features? I like the new interface, but it will take a few days to get used to. There are a few bugs here and there. Like when I click Tool Tips Group, I get to a page where there are no projects. Also, post counts seem to be a little out of whack. Each visit seems to raise it by 10.

Topic by Brennn10    |  last reply


Featured Banner? Answered

I recently got featured, and the e-mail says it takes up to 30 mins to show the banner. It's been like, a day and a half. And don''t you get 3 months Pro membership? I wasn't offered. or at least yet. Thanks in advance! And don't you hate it when people don't choose a 'Best Answer'??

Question by novakfor3    |  last reply


Feature Request

Can sombody please make the random thing random????? It has been the same 4 me 4 months.....

Topic by microman171    |  last reply


Feature Request

Lovin' the site, but would like to see one small feature. Could we add an RSS feed to the comments page under the You link? I'd like to keep track of what, if anything, people are saying about what I'm saying. It would make it much easier to do if we could get an rss feed for that page. Thanks!

Topic by mrmath    |  last reply


Oscilloscope Features

I would like to buy an Oscilloscope but don't knowing what features are essential to have and what are not.  There is so many different way to buy one, 60Hz  100Hz  200Hz   400Hz. I see digital and analog scopes. 2 trace   4 trace among many other options. What would be the key things i would want to try and look for in a scope? 

Topic by WWC    |  last reply


Getting Featured

I have tried everything I know how to improve my recently submitted instructable titled: "Eyeglasses Loss Prevention". I feel it is much improved and would like to know what else I need to do to get it recognized by the powers that be.Can anyone offer some advice on this, I will try my best to comply with any helpful recommendations. Thank you very much for your kind consideration.

Topic by ldchev    |  last reply


New Features!

We've just released a new version of the site with some noticable changes. The biggest are:new header layout with customization optionsWe moved the main menu items up nearer the top to make room for the category exploration tabs in the light orange bar. In the top right, for logged-in members, you'll see a CUSTOMIZE link. Behind that lies the ability to select up to five of your personal favorite links to create your own shortcut menu.Get notified of your favorite members' activityOn member pages, and on the author info boxes, you'll see a SUBSCRIBE button. Clicking that marks that member as someone you're interested in, and any time they publish or update something, you'll get an email. You can configure how often you get these emails in your You pages - choose Email Alerts. And change your subscriptions there too - choose Subscriptions.You'll be able to figure these out pretty easily so I won't go into too much detail. There are a couple smaller things too that I'll let you work out on your own.Got bugs? Let us know .

Topic by rachel    |  last reply


My featured instructable is not in the featured pages

I noticed that my recent last instructable "journal necklace" is been featured but didn't end up in the featured instructables page. And two instructables that I published just a little later and were featured after did…is there something I can do? Thanks to anybody for the help!

Topic by marcellahella    |  last reply


How do you nominate instructables to be featured? Answered

I want to nominate my new ball machine

Question by Fr-Pa-Co    |  last reply


Instructable featured but not showing

I got an e-mail  thay my instructable https://www.instructables.com/id/Soldering-Surface-Mount-Parts/ was featured, but on my list of instructables it does not have the featured flag. And it does not appear in the Recent, Featured, or Technology pages.

Topic by JRV31    |  last reply


Suggested feature "DoneIt"

An inspiration from Geocaching.  It would be cool to have a feature where members could check a box and post a pic/vid when they have completed a certain instructable.  The "DoneIts" should show up on both the "doers" user/profile page, as well as the instructable owner.  You could also leave a short note on what you may have done different, or any tips and tricks used to complete the project.

Topic by crispyjones    |  last reply


Feature Request: k'nex Filter

Would it be possible to somehow implement a k'nex filter for PRO members? I don't really know how the Firefox one works or any programming for that matter, but I was wondering if it was at all viable.

Topic by JamesRPatrick    |  last reply


A qustion about "FEATURED" articles.

I am here from 6 months, I love how instructables works, very friendly community :) I read some articles about "how to make a good articles?" and I follow the rules, to improve my articles, but that's doesn't work ! I noticed three things: some articles will have over 10,000 view in one day, while others can't have this number with a year, and it's not about the subject or how good was that article! I was reading about contest rules, I think it's not fair to feature some articles and let others suffer without viewers. right?! Last thing, some people have 90% featured articles, and sometimes over 100 articles, & it's not clear enough to be featured. I think there is something tricky here :P

Topic by Ivan Igor    |  last reply


Featured instructable not showing up as featured?

My 'How to Make a Birthday Pop Up Card' Instructable was featured a while back. It shows up when searching through all the featured instructables, but lacks the little star, medal, and banner that they all have. I'm a bit confused? the instructable: https://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-Birthday-pop-up-card/ you can find it on page 66 of all featured instructables last I checked, as well ... Thanks for any help! :)

Question by charchar2    |  last reply


Some feature suggestions for the site...

1) Add a short list of the last 5-10 most recent forum responses, possibly in the right column. Sort of a "what's hot" list. So you don't need to hit "view all" to get a quick snap-shot of activity.... 2) Add a "sticky" to the top of the FAQS section with a link to some of the "helper" projects, like Eric's "How to make a great Instructable," etc.

Topic by gmoon    |  last reply


What does it mean to have a Group featured?

A couple of hours ago, The Robot sent me an e-mail, "Your Group ... was just featured by one of our editors! Look for it on the Instructables home page...". I'm not sure how to interpret this. The normal "Featured" section has I'bles, Slideshows, Videos, and Guides, but not fora. The "Community" section in the lower right corner has individual Forum topics. Has anyone else ever had a Group featured?

Topic by kelseymh    |  last reply


Feature request: multi-language versions of the same instructable

We miss out a multi-language feature in instructable. Some people creates copies of the same instructable in other language and other transalte each step of their instructables. It will be great, once you have entered an instructable in English, to add the same text and notes in other language. So when other person visit your instructable, he will be able to choose the languages. Also, someone that likes so much another author's instrutable could be able to translate it to other language...

Topic by ansanma    |  last reply


Am I blind... or?

Has the "fave" feature been discontinued?

Topic by bajablue    |  last reply


How about a "What We're Up To" forum/page?

. Y'all have been making a lot of changes lately and not informing the community about what's going on. If you had a forum or page (replies wouldn't really be necessary) that said "Here's what we're working on right now" you could include a note saying "don't worry about it, we're doing some tweaking" or "if you have problems, let us know." This would also help the regulars help the confused so they don't have to bother you.

Topic by NachoMahma    |  last reply


2x Feature request: Concerning the Slideshow feature

Two things about slideshows that I think could use some improvement. 1. When I put my mouse cursor over one of those tagged areas (yellow rectangle outlines), I'm probably doing that so that I can read the comment that shows up. It would make sense to automatically pause the slideshow until I pull the cursor out of the rectangle, so that it doesn't switch pictures while I'm reading. 2. I'm not sure about this, but it appears to me that the slideshow first decides that it's time for the next picture, and then loads it. This means that on a slow connection, the time it takes to load the picture can significantly shorten the time that you get to see the picture. Then, after an all too short viewing period, the picture goes away, and the slideshow shows only a big white area while loading the next pic. It would make sense to try and switch pictures every T seconds, and load all pics as quickly as possible. If the next pic is not availible yet, don't hide the current one just yet. =) /Gibson

Topic by gibson_se    |  last reply


Makezine feature notification?

Every so often. Well, more than "every so often", projects from this site are featured on the Makezine site.This is, without doubt, a good thing, but wouldn't it be nice if the authors of featured projects were informed, in the same way as they are informed when their project is featured on this site?

Topic by Kiteman    |  last reply


Collections Feature Request

Please can we have... The ability to delete our own collections, especially the draft ones. The ability to flag collections for spam etc, as we do for Instructables and Forum topics. ... pretty please?

Topic by Kiteman    |  last reply


"Feature Comment" Not Working

For over a month now, I can't feature a comment that someone posted on my Instructable, Am I the only one that has this problem? No, I've seen someone feature one of my comments before, Anything wrong with my computer? I am a PRO-member so it definitely has nothing to do with that... WHY?!?

Topic by Yonatan24    |  last reply


Pro feature suggestion

I'm fairly sure somebody else has mentioned this, but I don't remember what the response was: It would be nice if there was an "logged in now" indicator, such as people's usernames being underlined, that was only visible to pro members. Or maybe there could be a page that simply lists all those logged in as you look. Just a thought.

Topic by Kiteman    |  last reply


What is feature comment? Answered

On my OB it says for the comments "feature comment" What does that do when you feature it? Thanks, mm8

Question by MegaMetal8    |  last reply


First Instructable Featured

I'm not sure it is intentional, but I feel that the Instructables crew does a great job of featuring members' first instructables (given they meet a certain standard). My first Ible was featured and it's a great boost knowing that they really do pay attention. Keep up the great community and hard work, guys!!! -BG

Topic by BeanGolem    |  last reply