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pro? Answered

I have benn able to view all steps on one page and download the pdf and no sight up to be pro only on patches is anyone else seeing this?

Question by knexinventer    |  last reply

NO for PRO

I have to be honest i dont like the idea of instructables pro, like i under stand how money is nice and everything but for some people we cant exactly pay for things over the internet or want to pay for somthing that we used to be able to do for free. like looking at a fourum like come on i used to love reading things people had to say. but i just tryed to look at a forum and it said i have to pay to look at somthing that could possible be a small sentence about how stupid bannana bread is.i dont wanna keep this to long but in short all the pro is , is a easy way to make some cash and i cant beleive peple are paying for this it not only offers very very very little but you have to constantly pay for it. thats all i have to say but please please discuss this and tell me what you think and who knows someone might agree up at instructables and take it down -aceLED

Topic by Ervineng    |  last reply

pro? Answered

If i am a teacher can i get a free pro account -- jakes1999

Question by jakes1999    |  last reply

Pros & cons of Pro-membership

I received a 3 month sessions of pro membership for instructables that I can keep or share. I was wonder what the benefits of using it was besides having the ability to send patches and view steps all on one page. I also want to know if there are any downsides to using it. Go a head and let me know if you would like to use the 3 month session because if I decide not to use it I will share it with some one else. Thanks

Topic by m and m    |  last reply

Pro is a no show

I received a pro membership for winning a contest.  I have see "Pro" beneath the Pro's avatar but I do not see myself identified as a "Pro".   Why is this?

Topic by Toxictom    |  last reply

Still PRO?

How do I tell if I'm still on PRO Membership or not?

Topic by janicemerritt    |  last reply

Pro Expiration

Do I lose my ability to view all steps on one page if I signed up before Pro when my Pro membership expires? Because I had the ability to do that before I had Pro.

Topic by matchlighter    |  last reply

Pro Membership

Anyone who wants it.  Its a 3 month membership.  code: suppose96honor

Topic by DoStuffRight    |  last reply

Pro Testimonials?

Ok, I got to thinking, the pro accounts seem to be moving along nicely, it would seem plenty of people are taking the plunge, with a tiny percentage of out raged users. On the 'sway over to pro' page where it lists prices, I suggest adding a series of testimonials, e.g. If someone was looking through one of my punk weapons, and hit the 'pro wall of denial' only to see my Testimonial, they might then think 'hey, maybe i should try it for a month'. Same principle, someone whom uses the forums alot, might enjoy a little testimonial from Kiteman, or Nachomahma. Not that we should play off are 'famousness' but if we get a wide range of testimonials, it might easily appeal to a wide range of people. - gmj

Topic by gmjhowe    |  last reply

Pro Member

How can i become a Pro Member, paying by mobile phone. I don't have a credit card,i want to pay by mobile!Can i?

Topic by geodan88    |  last reply

Pro accounts?

I am confused about pro accounts! Do i just have to do simple things like post on a forum ect? or do i have to pay?

Topic by conrad2468    |  last reply

Pro membership

Hey! If any one of you wants a pro membership. Please tell me . It is first come first serve policy as I have only 1 left. Goodluck

Topic by pranjal12    |  last reply

pro tag ?

Hi I can access this forum, the text formatiing, donwload instructable as customized pdf, view all step, and all the feature of pro member, but I dont have the tag. Why is that?

Topic by ac1D  

PRO in the UK?

Is there anyway of paying for Pro in GBP?

Topic by ManicJack    |  last reply

Pro Membership

 Ok, so I went pro.... now what ?

Topic by MotaBoi    |  last reply

upgrade to pro

Why do i have to upgrade to pro to save an instructable to my favs? my older brother didn't have to do that. i honestly don't have a credit card and I remember him telling me that this was a free web site.

Topic by Im-Parker    |  last reply

Pro invite?

Greetings,        I am in need of an Instructables pro account and am wondering if someone out there might have a Pro pass. If you can help out, I would appreciate it greatly. If not, thanks for reading anyway.                                                   

Topic by BukkakeTsunami    |  last reply

Pro Membership

Why the change to Pro? Why are we required to pay for ideas and projects that other people thought of and put on here for free? Are the creators of all these projects getting paid? If not, why? After all wasn't this site started for people to post projects and plans for them to share with other people for FREE?

Topic by dbaum2    |  last reply


Hi I am new to the website and have published 1 instructable and I got it featured I have heard it that if you get an instructable featued you get pro membership for 3 months. Is it correct? And if so please tell me how to avail it? Thank you

Topic by sangeeta singh    |  last reply

Pro Membership

At 9 am CST today I paid for Pro Membership via Paypal. However when I log in and go to profile, it does not see that I am a Pro Member; therefore, I cannot download. I received an automated response to the e-mail to service but this did not answer questions. How long should it take before my account becomes a Pro Member where I can download. I want to to be patient but I also would like to get started on my project. Any advice or help would be appreciated. Gracias, Dr. Juan

Topic by jslivka    |  last reply

pro membership

Do you still have to be a pro member to push the view all steps and pdf buttons? cause im not and i can push them.

Topic by Dr. Who    |  last reply

NO 2 Pro

Now, an official place to argue against Pro accounts.

Topic by Epeoples    |  last reply

Pro membership

A couple of months ago, I upgraded to a pro membership. It has never been applied to my membership on mjy account. How can this be? What can be done to get the benefits of this upgrade?

Topic by DougOlinger-74    |  last reply

Finally PRO!

Well, I've finally become PRO! So I made this image portraying I've joined the wall of PROs!

Topic by Arbitror    |  last reply

Pro Accounts

Right, Can I just say that why should Eric have to reach into his own pocket if the site is getting too costly to run.You either get a pro account or you don't.What would you rather have, a slightly limited instuctables account or no instructables whatsoever.So please just stop bitching about pro accounts, protesting or whatever. Just try to remember that this all is a trial and it could all not go to plan.I myself will be buying an pro account depending on what it is like and what happens after the three months is up.Rant over, Peace out! P.S. Here's a picture of some cake I made to say sorry if this topic my upset you, ONE SLICE EACH ONLY =D

Topic by Joe Martin    |  last reply

Pro Accounts

What is the pro accounts? How are they different from regular accounts and how do you get them?

Topic by annoyinglylogical    |  last reply

pro membership?

when does the pro membership from the contests kick in once there over

Question by hightekrednek2396    |  last reply

Pro Psychology

Well, I spent some time writing a long persuasive post on this topic, but it was eaten somewhere between edit and preview so this is the gist. 1 Pro accounts are deemed necessary but cause conflict in the community 2 'Ibles is alienating some of its membership that could be otherwise utilised. 3 'Ibles is following good logical marketing practice, but is conflicting with illogical human nature 4 Marketing Psychology is good stuff for a variety of reasons. 5 If a specialist doesn't fit the budget, there are many easy to read and excellently written books on the subject. 6 Marketing psychology is awesome for situations like this. Get marketing psychology. Hope this helps. So, imagine that, but with more examples and evidence and you being even more convinced than you are now that it is a good idea.

Topic by 8bit    |  last reply

Going Pro?

I really just need to know what the point of going 'Pro' is. I mean. Sure. I would love to if it is really extravagant. But is it all that great?

Question by spock155  

Going PRO?

I live in England and was wondering weather I can go PRO and if so how much does it cost?

Question by Tom Buckey    |  last reply

Pro Membership

Ok, I have had one for a year now and it finally had expired, and I didn't know it so I went on the website and im like "When did they put up all these ads!?!?!?!?!?!?" and I realized oh, yeah. Damn I can't download anything anymore. Has anybody else have had that experience before?

Question by Captain MacTavish    |  last reply

which are pros?

So what now and first post are pros only. But no pro icon?? How do we know? Can the pro icon be in front of the topic? UPDATE: Fixed! Thanks Eric!

Topic by jedi pen-gui-n    |  last reply

Knex Pro? Answered

What  does it take and how do you become a knex pro?

Question by KnexFreak360    |  last reply

Pro membership

I have a pro membership and it went through on my credit card but I can't download and the message says I do not have a pro membership.  How do I resolve this?

Topic by fitzfam    |  last reply

PRO Trial

A trial of the Pro subscription should be offered. At the very least, there should be an option to download sample pdf's to see if a subscription is worth it.

Topic by sciorra    |  last reply

Pro Membership

I just noticed that my pro membership is not showing. I have always had my pro membership roll over when I have gift vouchers. I have plenty and it seems it did not roll over. There is also a message that someone placed on my page that my pro membership is not showing. Thanks in advance for your help and all your hard work!  sunshiine

Topic by sunshiine    |  last reply

Pro Member

I have a pro membership. Why am I continually badgered to become a pro member when I already am one and sometimes I have troubles downloading PDF'S. Why am I being made to jump thru so many hoops just to enjoy the benefits of pro membership every time I log in???

Topic by Binny the first    |  last reply

pro membership

Even though I have a pro membership,I keep getting prompted to sign in and then, each step of an instructable is in a little box.  Can someone please help?

Topic by porcupinemamma    |  last reply

Pros and viruses

Fellow-pro-members, I have been seeing a lot of complaints about viruses / redirection etc. in the last couple of weeks. It may be my imagination, but most / all seem to be from non-pro members. Are pro members getting these problems (especially if you click through from the newsletter)? I haven't seen any of the problems (running FF in Wondows, with Norton installed and up-to-date).

Topic by Kiteman    |  last reply

Pro Membership

Hi, I recently purchased a pro membership, however I'm having difficulty in finding my receipt of payment. Is there any place, or any way to find out which membership I purchased?  I am sure it was for a year but I'm already not allowed to download unless I go Pro which I already did (I want to say about three months ago).  Is this something to be addressed to AutoDesk?  Thanks.

Topic by healthyhome    |  last reply

Pro membership

Hello everybody... I have purchased pro accaunt, I mean that I have bought 1 month membership for under 2 dollars (sorry for my english) but in my new accaunt there I can see that I have purchased for 1 year?? So I have paid 20+ dollars? How is that possible? I have clicked on 1 month membership for under 2 dollars why do I have to pay for 20+ dollars? Thank you

Topic by kordy    |  last reply

pro account ???????

The idea of needing to pay to access some features of the site seems to conflict with the nature of the community on this site. After all we are all DIY'ers trying to make quality things for little money. Separating those who can afford to pay for an account from those who come to this site to learn how to be frugal ( because they don't have money to fritter away on things like pro accounts) will only devalue the community. I know the argument of "everything needs to make money some how" does not really stand here as separating the community will eventually lead to reduced following of the web site, decreasing the money available through advertising. Net effect of this is a poor online community that still is not making any real money. My thoughts are that the moderators etc should scrap this new system and protect the Instructables as we know and love it. anyone agree?

Topic by polop    |  last reply

MacBook Pro/MacBook Pro 2010?

OK, I am in the market for my first laptop.        My family has been on a Gateway running Windows XP Home Edition since 2002. I have two siblings and a mother who is a pre-k teacher (uses this computer 24/7 for lesson plans). I hardly get anytime on this thing. I am looking at a 15" MacBook Pro. I am very cautious with my money and with college around the corner, I want a computer that will last. If anyone who happens to own one could tell me the pros and cons of the unit it would be greatly appreciated.      Another question: does anyone know anything about an early 2010 MacBook Pro release? If so would waiting for the next update be worth the wait?

Question by 2001warrior    |  last reply

MIss the Pro designation

I miss seeing who is pro and who isn't.  I think knowing how someone else is experiencing the site  makes a difference in responding to them.  And  I  am sometimes able to offer free pro memberships to people, but it's harder if I can't tell who already has one.  Just my 2 cents worth..... 

Topic by mole1  

Pro Membership not working

I just paid for a 2 year Pro Membership, yet your site refuses to recognize my Pro status.  I'm also unable to download PDF files.

Topic by 70acres    |  last reply

Number of "Pro" users?

. How about a running total of the number of "Pro" (I hate that term) users in the "New Pro Users" title block?

Topic by NachoMahma    |  last reply

Pro screen name

Do you think the community would disbar me if I go PRO and my screen name is "state in pain" ?

Topic by Karroo Oakey    |  last reply

Buying Pro Membership

Whenever I try to upgrade my account to a pro membership, it simply says that the transaction cannot be completed.  No explanation.  I'm wondering what i'm doing wrong and what I should do.

Topic by CMillar01    |  last reply

Gifting a Pro account

Hi, I would like to give a 3 month pro members ship to a friend. I am unable to figure out how this is done, can you please help me? Thank you.

Topic by Tater Zoid    |  last reply

Go Pro Banners

I am sick of having a 'Go Pro' banner above every page when I already support Instructables by being Pro. Why should Pro members get told to Go Pro?

Topic by asasklfjklasfkljasklfjaklfsjkl    |  last reply