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Why is it possible to subscribe to yourself? I mean, unless you have no friends at all..(joking, i have no subscribers either!).

Topic by AntMan232    |  last reply


We live in Mozambique, internet is an expensive, complex and unreliable problem as it is, but -+$2 a month is a hell of a lot of money for us out here. Is there any way we and others in 'third world' countries could get access at a more realistic rate, after all we really need access to the brilliant ideas on this site. many thanks    Jonbon

Topic by jonbon    |  last reply

Subscription history?

Hi!  A few minutes ago, I accidentally unsubscribed an awesome person. The problem is, I don't know who. I was looking at the following page when I apparently clicked on the little cross next to a name. I didn't notice, until the page told me I successfully unsubscribed. Is there a way to know who I unsubscribed? 

Topic by emilyvanleemput    |  last reply

PayPal subscription

Do I have to have the subscription that makes PayPal take $2.95 out of my card every month to be Pro?

Topic by asasklfjklasfkljasklfjaklfsjkl    |  last reply

^Superscript^ / Subscript

Using a caret in this site toggles superscript on and off.e.g. SuperscriptDoes anyone know how to toggle subscript?L

Topic by lemonie    |  last reply

Subscription Email

I love this website and enjoy my weekly newsletter of new Instructables. Originally, I had them going to my spam-catcher email (I do that when I sign up for something new), but want it to come to my regular email now. My main account settings now has my regular email address, but the newsletter still went to the old one. Private messages and comment updates go to the new email just fine. Finally, I turned off the subscriptions to that old email address. Oops... Now I don't get the weekly at all! I tried to find where to subscribe to the newsletter and all I get is a page that is essentially for new accounts: it wants a NEW address and won't accept my current email address, saying it's already in use. Well no kidding! It's my email address and that's where I want the newsletter to go!!! So how the heck do I subscribe to the weekly newsletter using my current account settings' regular email address?

Topic by shamanwhitewolf    |  last reply

Return of the subscription email?

It's been quite some time since the subscription emails* got all buggy and had to be stopped. Any idea when they're going to come back? I miss getting updates on the cool stuff folk make. (*the ones that alerted us to the activity of those we follow)

Topic by Kiteman    |  last reply

What is the value of a subscription?

Subscriptions to members certainly have use. I subscribe to people in whose work I am interested, who are sometimes also friends.  That means I get emails that let me know what they have done, even if I miss seeing them in the lists of projects and topics. Those subscriptions have value to me, as a subscriber, because they make my life easier. However, I have noticed that quite a number of people use subscriptions as a form of currency or reward.  "If you do this thing for me, I will subscribe to you". How much value do you place on subscriptions? Do you measure your own worth as a member by the number of subscriptions you have? Do you decide how much to respect somebody else by the number of subscribers they have? What if you were only allowed to subscribe to one person for every project you had published?

Topic by Kiteman    |  last reply

How to cancel subscription??

I no longer wish to be part of instructables I find it does not suit me nor are any of my grandsons interested in them,so absolutely no use to me.

Question by CharlesO57    |  last reply

Subscription Updates Not Working

I don't know what the the problem is, but I'm not geting updates from people I'm following any more, and I haven't in several weeks. I've checked my spam folder and still can't find them, so I'm assuming that there not coming anymore. Does anybody know why? or is it a problem with my mail client?

Topic by mr.mountaineer    |  last reply

Subscription Email Address

I love this website and enjoy my weekly newsletter of new Instructables. Originally, I had them going to my spam-catcher email (I do that when I sign up for something new), but want it to come to my regular email now. My main account settings now has my regular email address, but the newsletter still went to the old one. Private messages and comment updates go to the new email just fine. Finally, I turned off the subscriptions to that old email address. Oops... Now I don't get the weekly at all! I tried to find where to subscribe to the newsletter and all I get is a page that is essentially for new accounts: it wants a NEW address and won't accept my current email address, saying it's already in use. Well no kidding! It's my email address and that's where I want the newsletter to go!!! So how the heck do I subscribe to the weekly newsletter using my current account settings' regular email address? {I originally posted this in the Help-FAQ section}

Topic by shamanwhitewolf    |  last reply

Auto-Renewed and don't want

Hi there, I just got notification through paypal that my subscription was automatically renewed for a year.  I initially joined as research for a project and that project is now over - I don't need or want another year's subscription.  How can I get my money back?  How can I talk to a person? Thanks Marissa

Topic by tptscigirls    |  last reply

How do a person unsubscribe from instructables?

I have been trying to unsubscribe from instructables and I have even send an email to the help desk without any joy. Please give me an indication on where to go to to unsubscribe.

Question by Raden14    |  last reply

Robot is having issues with subscriptions

I subscribed to MissBetsy shortly after her steampunk keyboard was posted, and I have received two subscription updates about it. I have also received two or three updates for NachoMahma's Answerers group. I then received 7 blank messages from Instructables Robot between 15:10 and 15:34PDT.

Topic by CameronSS    |  last reply

Randofo subscription bug/mistake?

I've got a funny bug: I logged in into Windows Live and: 25 subscription updates! From: randofo. It were all newsletter things, like: BP Costume, Tweeting Snuggie, Tusken Raider you know? If i opened the link, 9 of 10 times there was a screen that i only could see the forum topic if i was pro member. i was getting all pro member ad's and all that things. Somebody help? I don't know if i missed some newsletters? It was weird, please help? (by the way, how can i find my printscreens on my computer?) here's a pic:  (all those black things are subscriptions updates)  

Topic by H1T4TCH1    |  last reply

Subscript and Superscript in Instructables Editor?

I'm missing something glaringly obvious here, but how do you get subscript and superscript in Instructables text editor?

Topic by ohoilett    |  last reply

Gifted pro subscription failure

Hi, I gifted a pro subscription to someone yesterday, it appeared to complete, but the resulting codes didn't work for the recipient....and I was flagged as the latest pro member, despite having my own subscription...... Any suggestions as to what to do next ?  Steve

Topic by steveastrouk  

Subscription Updates . . . and updates . . . and UPDATES!

Starting this morning, I have received Subscription Update email notifications from Scoochmaroo.  I have received approximately 50 of these - all of them old guides. I enjoy updates from Scoochmaroo, but it's just disappointing to open an old update.

Topic by Hello Kitty    |  last reply

Multiple copies of subscription emails

I've received four copies so far of an identical email giving me a subscription update, telling be about Lith's group. At first I thought it was a Gmail server error and it wasn't actually updating my inbox after I read and deleted them, but the timestamps are different, all a minute apart. This happened a while back, and I never saw that it was officially resolved but the problem just went away.

Topic by CameronSS    |  last reply

Not receiving e-mail subscription

Greetings, Since changing my e-mail address to a Gmail account I have not been receiving my weekly e-mail subscription.  I have even tried to re-subscribe with my Gmail address.  I have repeatedly checked my spam box on both the server and my PC (I use Thunderbird as my local client).  They are not going into either spam folder. Please help!  I miss my weekly Instructable e-mails! Dale

Topic by Dale_D    |  last reply

Feature Request: Improvements to user's "Subscriptions" interface

I was looking at the Subscriptions interface in my profile, and there are a few things that could be better. 1) Just as you made the nice iconic display of who is subscribed to me, perhaps the list of my subscriptions could be done the same way? At a minimum, showing the avatar plus username would be nice.2) Could the three different tabs (I'bles, Comments, Topics) include sorting options? Right now, for example, the forum topics are sorted from oldest first to most recent at the end.3) Does your search engine support complex filters? It'd be nice to have the same kind of search bar on the Subscriptions screen (as you've added to the Forums pages), except that a hidden field in the forn would limit the search to just whom I'm subscribed.-- Michael Kelsey

Topic by kelseymh    |  last reply

Ghost subscribers

I'm wondering why I suddenly have a bunch of "ghost subscribers" (members with no 'ibles). Is this spam? 

Topic by flyingpuppy    |  last reply

eBook madness!

Hey everyone,  just wanted to send a heads up and let everyone that might be subscribed to Scoochmaroo or I that we are in the midst of some serious publishing mayhem! Unfortunately that means you'll be getting a pile of updates as we publish and then immediately unpublish the eBooks as part of the editing process. Please forgive us, there wasn't a way around it this time. It's certainly something we'll look into for the future.  Best, Jason

Topic by Culturespy    |  last reply

Untimely subscription expired e-mail

  I've just received an e-mail informing me my (paid for) pro membership has expired and my account has reverted to the regular level, despite having two 3-month free extensions pending.  It looks like the free subscription has kicked in as my account hasn't reverted, but the e-mail is misleading. (I believe I'm owed a year's prize membership, but I'll follow that up privately.)

Topic by AndyGadget    |  last reply

How to tell if your subscription is current?

I cant seem to print off instrctables anymore saying that I'm not a premium member. I have not received an email saying that my subcription is due to be renewed. Is there an administration side of instructables that I can contact to discuss my subscription?Any help would be great. Grant

Topic by gking8    |  last reply

Getting Multiple "Subscription Update" Emails

I am getting multiple "Subscription Update" emails.  It looks like they are arriving every 2 days and they contain the exact same information.  I believe that I have had 4 emails that look the same.   for example: Hello, ihart. Here are the newest items from each of the members you are following. To change or turn off updates, go to your following page: New from The King of Random     10 Things To Do at a Birthday Party with Liquid Nitrogen! New from randofo     3D Printed Digital Camera Cheers, Instructables Robot To manage these notification messages, please visit your watchlist preferences:

Topic by ihart    |  last reply

Subscriptions - spoiling the surprise. (Hey, Rachel!)

Yes, I know this is, technically, feedback, but I thought other people might want to know about it as well.Did you know that anybody that subscribes to you can see all your projects, not just the published ones?If you did, good for you. I didn't, and now it turns out that quite a few people have been peeping at projects that I may not finish for some time, if at all, and all without me knowing. One recent planned project I had high hopes for has just had a setback today, and now may not happen. Subscribers may have been looking forward to it, and I may now be disappointing people without being able to prevent it.I'm not saying that anybody who subscribes to me at the moment would spoil the surprise for other members, but there is always the chance that somebody could spoil things. I think many of you reading this will know the kind of person I mean, even an actual example.That means that there is at least one surprise project out there (not one of mine) that could be spoiled by what is probably just a line of dodgy script.So, if you are planning any surprise projects, don't start writing them up yet, unless you have no subscribers, and if you are reading this and able to fix the bug, please, fix it quickly.UPDATE: Link to proper "feedback" thread

Topic by Kiteman    |  last reply

How to use 3 Month Prize/Gift Subscriptions

I sent an email last week and haven't received a response, so I was hoping maybe someone could help me.  My subscription was set to renew 2 weeks ago, and I am set up for automatic payment through paypal.  I have over a years worth of the 3 month subscriptions lined up.  I thought when my current subscription was through the first 3 month one would kick in.  Instead I was charged for the year and still have like 5 "3 month" subscriptions left.  What do I do to use them instead of paying for the year?  

Topic by jnifrwebb    |  last reply

How to unsubscribe?

How do I unsubscribe from a channel or is there no way to do this?

Topic by A good name    |  last reply

How many PDF downloads are allowed each month if I decide to 'Go Pro' and sign-up?

Hi there, I have one small query, I am considering signing-up to one of  the 'Go Pro' Subscription plans, maybe for just a month or two to start with, my question here is how many downloads will I be able to make during this period, i.e. is there a limit/cap on downloads should I decide to subscribe? Thank you for any help in answering my question...

Question by DELETED_tgray18    |  last reply

how do you cancel your subscription?

I want to cancel my subscription to pro

Question by pooperest    |  last reply

How can I cancel my subscription?

Please, I want to cancel my subscription. I registered once on the basis that it was necessary for accessing the contents of one particular project. I do not want to be receiving your newsletter. Sorry. Please cancel my subscription. How can I cancel my subsription?

Question by JoelG81    |  last reply

How do I cancel my subscription?

I got an email yesterday to say that I had paid my subscription for this year.  I know I probably agreed to an automatic payment when I signed up for this, but I want to change it now. can anyone tell me how?

Question by GeorgeW64    |  last reply

you/subscriptions?type=comment not working anymore.

I didn't use it that much, but It did help me discover new instructables. When I click "Comments" on the link in You>Subscriptions, it just sits there and loads for half an hour and then the browser says "Connection Timed Out". Windows 7 with FF 3.6.6

Topic by kcls    |  last reply

How to use all the vegetables that come in a subscription? Answered

We get a box of organic fruits and vegetables every two weeks, but often end up wasting much of the food because we don't know how to cook it. I know we could look up recipes online, but we generally find that's just a little too much effort and we cook something we know. Any ideas how to cook unfamiliar veggies?

Question by rachel    |  last reply

how do I cancel automatic re-subscription?

Question says it all

Question by lafstuff    |  last reply

I'been charged twice for my subscription, wo can help to fix it?

You charged my CC two times for my subscription. Help me to fix it.

Question by nucleo    |  last reply

Why cant we buy 1 month subscriptions?

Hi, why cant we buy 1 month subscriptions

Question by dylan-duffy    |  last reply

Pro Subscription Cancelled w/out my request!?

I received a message from instructables robot & from paypal stating my request to cancel my pro subscription was received & completed. However, I did NOT make this request!! I don't understand what is going on.

Topic by 3monkiesdesigns    |  last reply

how can I cancel auto re-subscription?

Why there is no option to stop it ?

Question by SalehM12    |  last reply

How to change or cancel your Instructables newsletter subscription

The Instructables newsletter and the Instructables website are, unfortunately, different systems.  So, updating your email address on doesn't currently change your newsletter settings.  Until we get this properly linked up, use this workaround.  Cancel your current newsletter subscription by clicking the "Update Profile / Unsubscribe" link at the bottom of the newsletter.  Then, resubscribe with your new email address using the newsletter form at the bottom of pages.

Topic by admin    |  last reply

Feedback: thumbs up on the placement of new subscription items

Just wanted to say: me likee. It's like it was when subs were first introduced. Very nice.  Now if only I could get my comments just under that (or even customize it...le gasp! :D ), life would be complete... :D

Topic by Lithium Rain    |  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

How can I make the Answers subscription button work ?

I used to click the ( S ) BUTTON and any activity on the question would com to my email account ! I run Windows XP with the Firefox browser..

Question by iceng    |  last reply

Where can I find my subscribers and my subscriptions?

Hi there,I was wondering where I can find the list of my subscribers and the one I am following? It seems that the old ist not working anymore...Can someone please help me, thanks a lot.

Question by sun.  

Receiveing e-mails from instructables.

Hi I´m receveing e-mails of instructables from updates of members. I´m don´t following members or subscribe the updates of members. The e-mail says: To change or turn off updates, go to your following page: But, I can´t cancel the subscribe, my page of subscribtions ( doesn´t have nothing: You currently have no subscriptions. How to stop de subscribe e-mails ? Tnx.

Topic by jefersonrod    |  last reply

Join the Borat group! Gain a free subscription from yours truly!

The group "Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan" is for those who appreciate, enjoy and admire the cunning brilliance of Borat Sagdiyev. Borat fans unite! If you're a mere passerby and haven't watched the movie yet, watch it! WATCH IT NOW!Very nice, sexy time, jagsemash, wa wa wi wa, great success, etc.Kazakhstan is the greatest country in the world, all the other countries are run by little girls.BORAT FANS UNITE!!!!P.S. As always, join my group and you get a free subscription from yours truly.

Topic by Camisado    |  last reply

Stats tab fixed, cancel your Paypal subscription, header cleanup

The first notable release since Autodesk acquired us is up.  It feels like it's been some time since I've written one of these posts!  We've all spent a bunch of time getting set up with some of the new systems we're now working with... and then there was that enormous outage last Wednesday.  We've been doing some planning with the idea of avoiding that situation ever again, such as maybe using Autodesk resources to keep a hot swap version of the site going somewhere.  No decisions as yet though; uptime is a hard problem. Here's what is out now: Paypal subscribers may now cancel their own subscription (if this is you, just go to header cleanup; Facebook's login widget is much more manageable now new scripts to help bring Internet Explorer into line, javascript-wise Go Pro page design changes stats tab fixed (on the You page for Pro members) As always, please file a bug if you find one!

Topic by rachel  


I wanted to sign up for the 3 month renewable subscription which you advertise.  Get to pay page & hit 2 year subscription.  I do not want a 2 year sunscription!  Signed up by mistake;  given no choice of other option than 2 year though you advertise otherwise. 2 year costs MORE that quarterly renewable.  I do not want two year subscription.  I want quarterly or refund !

Topic by cdog46    |  last reply