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OK so I'm a new member. I'm trying to vote for some contests. ill be logged in and then ill go to the voting page and it will log me out. i try to log back in and nothing happens and i stay logged out. then i go to a different instructable page and log in and it works. this happens on all contest pages. I'm sure I'm using the right user name and password cause i looked and then typed and even copied and pasted. It is only on the contest page. PLS HELP THNX Sidewinder152guy

Topic by sidewinder152guy    |  last reply

Logging in

I don't know what is going on w/ your log in system but it takes me 5 to 6 times to be able to get logged in sometimes it is ridiculous & I'd love to be able to log in w/ out any issues lol.

Topic by sofiadragon1979    |  last reply

Logging in

Every time I change pages to look at something or post a comment, it tells me I have to log back on.  I do this and it's ok until I go to another page.  Also when I go to post a comment it tells me to log in and it will take me back to where I am, and it doesn't, all I get is a blank page.  I do log in when I first pull up the site, I just want to know why I have to keep logging in.

Topic by BJdaWonderKid    |  last reply

Logging In...

I haven't been using your site (which I love, by the way!) for very long (a few months), but I just thought I would let you know that I hate logging in to the site.  The reason is that I'm typically already reading about someones project prior to logging in, then when I decide I need to log in, I lose my place, as I'm whisked away to some generic post log in page.  Then I have to think about what keywords might bring me back to the project I was reading about, and hope to find it again, etc, etc.  It would be much nicer if I could just log in and go directly back to the page I was viewing prior to log in.  Would that be possible?  I typically avoid logging in at all costs because of this, and I doubt that's really your goal (or mine for that matter).  I imagine I'm not alone.  Anyway, I thought you would like to know.  Keep up the good work, it's one of the best sites on the web! Atman8

Topic by Atman8    |  last reply

Logging In

I have had problems for quite a while now logging into instructibles.  I would have to type user name and password in several times before it would take.  Since Christmas I have had to reinstall my operating system four or five times (I use XP) and now I can't log in at all.  No matter how often I try my password/username.  Really frustrating. I keep having to get to the area where you forget your password and get a message sent to me.  And by the time I have done that, and got logged in that way, I have lost or forgotten the page I wanted to favourite.   Please help

Topic by Nettiemac    |  last reply

logged in but automatically logging out

I've been reading instructables for two hours now, I can click thumbnails to see full pictures, I can download PDF's, I can write comments... but each time I go to I'm automatically logged out, I'm no longer able to enlarge thumbnails, I can't download the PDF an it doesn't even accept my correct login name and password. As soon as I go to another subject I'm logged in again automatically.

Topic by Maggy160    |  last reply

log in fails

When I log in, which appears to be successful, and I go back to write a comment, I go back to the log in screen. This goes on in a loop. It has happened before but usually works.

Topic by ClareBS    |  last reply

Log in problems

Ok here's the problem, I received my subscription updates and when I click on the link, I am logged out. so I log in at the top of the website, click log in and nothing happens. so I click at the image, it asks me to log in yet again so I do it and it brings me to another screen and I loose the page I was on... if I hit the Back button, it's as though I never logged. WTF is going on? this is very frustrating.

Topic by acexkeikai    |  last reply

Unable to log in

Since a couple of days I can not log into my account right away.I have to type my user name and password several times to log in.Once I log in within a second it goes off line.Unable to continue browsing or to edit my project.I have cleared the cache many times.This issue is only with Instructable page.Please help.

Topic by 786Ayesha    |  last reply

Log Skateboard

This log skateboard sculpture by Oliver Schulze reminds me of this cartoon by Jeremy Fish. Nice and ridiculous.Come to think of it. We have some spare mountain board trucks in the office. Anyone have any suggestions of what to put them on? Link viaNeatoramaBonus:

Topic by fungus amungus    |  last reply

Log in fixes

So I was just trying to log in after being automatically logged in for a long time, and was not succeeding. I guess it was because I didn't read "username" next to the box, but I was trying to use my email instead of my username. I kept thinking that it was because i was entering my password incorrectly (when actually my password was correct), so I tried about 6 times. Finally resulting to "forgot my password." This process could be a lot more dummy proof. So, a "dummy proofing suggestions": Make the log in box accept both Username and Email (if programming it is not possible for some reason, perhaps just have a friendly dialog box that would pop up after a filed attempt that says "use your Username, not your Email") Thanks for reading and keep up the good work

Topic by KentaNolin  

Logging out

Is there a way to stay permanently logged in? I browse, look away for 10 mins and then I have to log back in again. Anyway to change the setting? iPad btw

Topic by kelvinmead    |  last reply

Log spliter ? Answered

Question by guliath4    |  last reply

log in issue?

Hi, I can't log in, and the forgot password link sends no activation, my emails. I don't remember my password... well I do but it says it's the wrong one... My email is: My nick: myckro

Question by Martin.koch    |  last reply

Staying log on

Every time I log on to your web site. I have been getting logout automatically when I click to go to the next page. Really don't know what to do. This has been going on for about two weeks now. Any advice?

Topic by Ramman    |  last reply

Automated Log-in

Hello Instructable community, I have an amazing idea.  Every time we visit, it does not remember who I am.  Its easy enough to click log in with Facebook.  How about automating that feature like

Topic by Kdemon  

Logging out

Hello, I am having trouble staying logged in to my account. I am accessing the site on a Surface Pro running Windows 10 on the latest chrome update, and run the "HTTPS Everywhere" extension. I can log in and view my collections and profile and all that, but when I view an individual instructable I get logged out. If I click on the Log In button at the top it logs me in without prompting for a password, but it sends me back to the home page. This process seems to repeat ad infinitum, so I can't access premium features and I can't save favorites. A little annoying! Any ideas?

Topic by dwalker86    |  last reply

Logged In or Out?

So recently, in the past week or so, I've noticed that the Instructables login/profie/status bar thing at the top right has been a little confused as to whether i'm logged in or not on various pages. For example,  (Note: I'm currently logged in throughout) > Visiting the Instructables Home page I now see the "signup / login links". > Clicking on Answers / Contests / another instructable shows that I'm logged in with "You / Inbox / Shortcuts / Log out". This used to work fine 2 weeks ago, I haven't updated my system or software - Did wonder if it's an issue with cookies or something? Mac OS X 10.6.7 Safari 5.0.4 Does anyone else have the same problem?

Topic by DELETED_Alexdlp    |  last reply

Logged-In Homepage

Hi All, The homepage of Instructables gets a big makeover today, you may have noticed! If you're logged out, you'll continue to see the same rotator with huge, beautiful images that you know and love. If you're logged in, you're going to see your customized feed (if available) or "top picks" (if not). Top picks are the same projects that appear on the logged-out version of the homepage, so if it's the variety of fun projects that keeps you coming for more, there should be nothing lost. We've had terrific feedback on the "feed" related features -- people love the personalization of Instructables, and come back for more when we're able to show them exactly what they came for in the first place. Now, we're dialing it to 11. We know the homepage is a big driver of traffic for many new projects, so there may be concerns that projects on the homepage will get fewer views. We don't anticipate this will be substantial, since most visitors to the homepage are logged out. We hope you like it!

Topic by pseaton    |  last reply

Logging In to Instructables

Only recently, I am required to enter a password every time I log on to instructables....has this happened to anyone else?  Is this part of the corporate changes we are to expect from the new alliance/coupling of Instructables/Autodesk?  A sign of things to come?  Or is this my browser, my computer(s).  When the machine asks?  do you want me to remember your password?, I say yes, but it never does...hmmmmmm.

Topic by Creativeman    |  last reply

Logging in bug

Hi guys, I've noticed that this happens a lot when you try to log in via mobile devices, such as iPad. As you know, when you click "sign in", in the panel that pops up, there is a picture with a link saying upgrade to premium or something similar. What happens is that when you click the first line to enter your username, that page suddenly glitches, and scrolls down, so you end up hitting upgrade to premium. This is very annoying, especially if you are viewing an I'ble or forum topic and you want to reply or comment on it, as you have to find it again. I hope that this will be fixed soon, maybe by removing the big "upgrade to premium" or whatever is there. thx in advance super_me

Topic by NebulaIX    |  last reply

Trouble logging in, and appearing to be logged out while still logged in

I tried to log in just now and when I got to the landing page it showed that I wasn't logged in. I tried again, and failed again. On the third try, I discovered that I could log in successfully by turning off "keep me signed in". So, I came here to report it. After I clicked the Forums tab, I seemed to be logged out again. I clicked to log in and I was sent to the landing page again, already logged in. I came back here and again seemed to be logged out, but I ignored that. While I'm typing this I again appear to be logged in. On the post preview I also appear to be logged in. I suppose this could be a security issue: people could think they're logged out when they aren't.

Topic by PointyOintment    |  last reply

Comments change from logged in to logged out

I posted on this page i deleted my comment and made a new onewile logged in i see my new comment, but when logged out i see my old commentI posted the old comment before I figured out that the instructables website doesn't work with internet explorer version 6.0.29. I'm now using chrome

Topic by OldVamp    |  last reply

Can't log *out*?

I have my netbook set to automaticaly log me into the site when I go online. Conker-X wants to check his account, but when I hit "logout", it doesn't. My PC, though, does log out when I try.  Both machines are running FireFox 10.0.2 under XP Home edition.

Topic by Kiteman    |  last reply

Log in /Comment problem

At times when I want to comment on a project ,there is small window popping up saying " missing text" (Already the text is written) I am unable to comment. Also suddenly I am getting loged out.I need to log in several times to be successful.I am using windows 7.Can some one help me please?

Topic by 786Ayesha    |  last reply

Can't Log In on Firefox

I can't seem to log in to the site when using Firefox 54.0.1. After clicking on the "log in" button and entering my username and password, I get redirected to the homepage. I can log in using Safari, so I don't think the issue is with my account. I also tried clearing my history and deleting my cookies, but the problem still persists. Any ideas as to what's going on? Thanks! 

Topic by M3G    |  last reply

Remember me on log in

Hello, In the past few months I have noticed that the "Remember Me" button has disappeared from the login box.  This makes it so that I have to log in every time I visit the site.  It never used to be like this. I am using Google Chrome on a Mac running Snow Leopard.  Is anyone else having this problem? Thanks.

Topic by murray484    |  last reply

Temporary Log Off?

Hello, It seems that every time I try to view this (and ONLY this) instructable, my account is temporarily logged off, leaving me unable to comment, rate, or even favorite the post. (and it's a great share too, just what I was looking for!) I've notified the author of this as well, who also seems to be having trouble with their image tags. Could anybody please look into this? I'd hate for such a useful post to die in obscurity. Thank you... -rhoddity [link]

Topic by rhoddity    |  last reply

No Search on Initial Log in

When I first log in to Instructables, there is no search box in the header. System: Windows 7 Pro, SP1 Firefox 30.0 Internet Explorer 9.0.28

Topic by CajunBorn    |  last reply

Trouble Staying Logged In

I don't know if this is my computer or Instructables with the problem, but after logging on, if I go away for a while (1+ hours) and not do anything, when I come back to the site, I'm no longer logged in, even when I tell it to remember me. I am running Windows XP with Internet Explorer 8. Please tell me if what to do if this is my computer. (I've tried clearing cookies) Thanks

Topic by qwertyboy    |  last reply

Unexpected log off?

My subscription was just  renewed.  when I tried to download "Binocular parallelogram mount" I get logged off .  I am unable to download this project.  How come?  Thanks.

Question by EricHi    |  last reply

Logging in to view a picture

When I log in after clicking an image, I DON'T want to be taken to the "welcome username!" page, I want to STAY on the page I was at so I can see the picture that I logged into see.  When I hit the back button on my browser to return to the actual Instructable, I go back to the not-logged in page.  Then I hit refresh, and THEN I can see the picture. Is it not possible to just stay on the same page??

Topic by hydrargyrum    |  last reply

Ubuntu not logging in to instructables.

I need a quik response. I can, t login from ubuntu, this isn, t good and must be fixed, I, m having to use facebook to login, my normal user name is, Mateo_

Topic by mball galceran    |  last reply

paper log maker

Y'know those paper logmakers where you soak some newspaper and then put it in a metal box and pull the handles to compress it? I have tried to do this with PVC pipe and a wooden plunger made to fit, (with a wooden base as well). didn't work. anyone know if those logmakers work and how to do a cheap/simple version of one, perhaps building on my PVC pipe efforts? when I burned the resulting log from my PVC logmaker it was extremely sooty and burned in about 2 minutes, they are supposed to last an hour and burn clean enough to use in a woodburner.

Topic by djsc    |  last reply

Is there a site updates log?

The title basically states my question. Can the site updates be shown publicly? I've noticed small changes here in there, like that temporary one where we couldn't see the number of favorites (much like Instagram). Is there a place where we can read all of the updates from the start of instructables up to today? I was just curious, and it would be cool to see the site's development from the start. Thanks :D

Topic by zakbobdop    |  last reply

Dramatically different "total views" when logged in and not logged in

Why the difference? Which is correct? Taken at the same time after a refresh. They have been consistently far apart since the beginning. 4411 logged out 7909 logged in It doesn't seem to change when I repeatedly open the instructable, so it doesn't appear to be counting my hits.

Topic by tcollinsworth  

I'm having a very hard time logging in and staying logged in

Hey guys, Wondering if anyone else has a hard time logging in. My browser (google chrome latest version) stores my password and username but I can't get myself logged in! It keeps sending me to the how to share page (the one's with the explenation for step by step, movie etc) without actually logging me in. So every time I press log in with all my saved username and password ready I get send there. Only after fiddeling around with it until I didn't log in with the pop up screen but with one in the normal screen it logged me in but even then it logs me out after a few pages. Don't really know what's happening but hoped you guys would know :) Michel

Topic by MichelMoermans    |  last reply

Can't reliably log in to instructables

I can't reliably log into instructables. This has been happening sporadically for several months now. There seems to be a bug that when I go to log in it just keeps going back to the login prompt. This usually happens a couple of times and then it lets me log in, but today I am stuck not being able to log in at all. I even tried re-entering my user name and password, but still no dice. Now that I have written this, I see that I am logged in, but when I was trying to log in on the instructables home page it indicated that i was not logged in.

Topic by underwhelmed    |  last reply

Keeps logging me out

Every time I view a new instructable or go to the home page, I have to log back in. Is this a bug right now, or is something not right with my account/computer? 

Topic by mackmgg    |  last reply

Tab Order During Log in

Submitting my request to have the tab order changed on the log in page... Desired Interface: Enter my user name, press tab once, enter password, carriage return/enter - done. Currently, if I hit tab it moves the active field to "forgot user name" I just can't get myself to remember to hit tab twice as anywhere else I need to log in it's a single tab operation :p

Topic by trebuchet03  

Links logging me out.

Over roughly the last 24-36 hours, the site has started logging me out if if follow links to projects. Not every time, but I am currently having to log in three or four times per session on the site. For instance, if I am logged in and browsing the recent page in desktop view, and I click on a thumbnail, I get taken to the project, but arrive on the mobile site, and not logged in. When I switch back to desktop view, I am still not logged in. The same happens if I follow a link to a project from a "subscription update" email. It's not just "arriving on the site and having to log in", if I am already on the site and logged in, then follow a link from an email, the tabs I already have open get logged out as well. This is using an Android tablet with up-to-date browser.

Topic by Kiteman    |  last reply

iOS6 logging out issues.?

I do a lot of my casual browsing on my iPod. However, since "upgrading" to iOS6, I seem to get logged out a lot. Not just here, but email pages, other forums, even Skype - if I spend too long off a page, or not actually on a Skype conversation, then I get logged out. Anybody know how to fix this?

Question by Kiteman    |  last reply

do you log in as amninistrator ?

I am linux (arch linux) user so the question is aimed mostly at linux users. but i'd like to see what windows and other os users think toowe all need sometimes to log in to the computer as administrator (called root in linux) to do maintenance and other tasksin modern os we have some options. we can log in to the entire desktop or console as administrator and work freely. or we can run the single apps we need with 'run as administrator' from our user desktop. maybe we work all the time as administrators (even to surf the net) and then there is no question at allin the world of linux many users dont recommend logging it to the desktop as administrator. i dont understand why. i think based on the following assumptionsi am less likely to smash something when i see it. so i prefer to do stuff in the desktop and not in the consoleif i smash the os i can just format and install it again quickly. if i smash any of my files in home (home is like my documents in windows) i can never recover it again. and i have permission to smash my files when i am normal user tooi trust my applications to not format my drive on their own decisioni log in as administrator to the desktop when i need to manage and as user in other timeswhat way of getting administrator access you use ? why ?

Topic by 11010010110    |  last reply

K'Nex War Log 4

I was looking back at the old K'nex war log posts. I saw people criticisim and know I understand how I should do it. This one, is for everybody. 11/23/10 The war has been going on for some time now. It hasn't really captured the world's eye yet, but it will someday. To date, the death toll is only 3, but the injury toll is 256. Many outsiders have been recruited, and they are usually the main injuries. 1/23/11 The leaders of both armies have agreed to join forces to take over a rising power... the Lego gunners. Their army has never been a major threat, until now. They recruited 1,000s of people, from far and near. Most people say they are easy to take down, but I don't know. 2/12/11 The first few battles have been fought, and we have been winning, but something amazing happened. To be continued...

Topic by NYPA    |  last reply

Logged in but can't add a comment

I would like to add a comment to an instructable. I am logged in, with a pro membership. Each time I click "add comment" I am returned to a "log in" panel. It is a loop, what can I do? This hasn't happened before. Thanks

Topic by ClareBS  

Automtically Logged out Frequently

I have not used this site in quite some time now, but I do have an account. Today as I was viewing the site, I have had to log in over 7 times while reading a single instructable on 4 pages. I keep getting automatically logged out. In one instance of logging back in, I got an error saying that my account was not found?

Topic by fade400    |  last reply

Getting logged out daily

I see that over the last 8 years there have been over 50 people emailing about getting logged out.  But they get logged out during one session.  My question is why am i getting logged out daily.  All my other sites (except financial...) let me stay logged in for days at a time.  So that means my cookies are working.   Do you require us to relog in every 24 hours? atilla

Topic by atillakocsis    |  last reply

Chrome Automatically logging out.

- I've been using chrome for quite some time.  - When I was running Windows XP I had no issue with getting logged out of Instructables. - When I started using My new PC (running Windows 7) I had no problem with being logged out of Instructables. - Before the only time I needed to log in was if I reset my PC. - For the last week every time I've closed chrome window I get logged out. Just curious if anyone else is having this problem with Chrome? Thanks in Advance. Alphonsus

Question by Alphonsus    |  last reply

where do i log in?

Question by mawmaw14    |  last reply

I can't stay logged in

I login, check the box to keep me logged in, then I go offline for a while, come back online and I am not logged in. I am used to other websites that actually do keep me logged in even when I'm offline, is that not how it works here or is it just not working right for me? It does remember my user name and password on the main login page (never the little pop-up boxes) but I still have to click the buttons to log in. I use Firefox, most recent version, and Vista. I have cookies enabled, as I said I am able to stay logged in on other sites.

Topic by WileECoyote    |  last reply