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Are the Instructables being approved before being published? Answered

I published a new instructable. It shows up as 'Published" , posted on 21st June, but never shows up as an Instructable to others or even to me, if I look for it in the Explore --> Recent tab. Are the instructables now being approved before being made public?

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greenapplefancy
greenapplefancy

11 years ago

Actually, I am curious about this also. I thought I read about an approval process somewhere, but I can't find the link now (actually came across this post searching for it). This post https://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-great-Instructable/ doesn't mention one way or the other.

So, it sounds like each posted Instructable goes through a computerized filter, and if it is flagged by the filter, a staff member looks at it and either approves or sends it back to the author?

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kelseymh
kelseymh

Reply 11 years ago

Your last paragraph is correct. Most instructables appear within half an hour or so of the user's publication. If it contains any of a long list of "magic words" or contextual problems (no images, for example), it will get held up by the filter until a Staff member reviews it manually. As you can imagine, someone who publishes at 9 am (California time) on a Monday might not notice the delay, but someone who publishes at 7:30 pm on Friday is going to be whining until Monday.

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Big Bwana
Big Bwana

12 years ago

|I think they are, but I'm sure it's only to make sure the content is acceptable to most peoples standards....

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Patrik
Patrik

Reply 12 years ago

Like the "dick on a stick" one, you mean? :-D

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Big Bwana
Big Bwana

Reply 12 years ago

only if you didn't have good warning, like this is going to hurt, you might get a staff, oops staph infection, results may be permanent, and please pee before proceeding past this point you know the whole I told you so....

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Tool Using Animal
Tool Using Animal

12 years ago

I believe that certain keywords can trigger a filter that holds them until a human can review them.

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cedtlab
cedtlab

Reply 12 years ago

Oh.. I only added an instructable that shows off a project using a new LED multiplexing scheme we call GuGaplexing. I used GuGaplexing as a keyword too, maybe thats what triggered the filter. When I login and see my published instructables, it shows up fine, but not otherwise..
https://www.instructables.com/id/GuGaplexed-Valentine-LED-Heart/

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killerjackalope
killerjackalope

Reply 12 years ago

Don't fret about it, I have had loads of instructables held in the filters, they'll appear soon enough, if it's been a few days PM a member of staff about it to see if there's a problem....

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killerjackalope
killerjackalope

Reply 12 years ago

Oh took a look there, you need to add more images and fully document your project, I have accidentally published without images before and found that they always get caught in the filters, to try and safeguard against bad documenting etc. It's a good project but a bit more documenting, a few photos and stuff would make it a great 'ible...

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Tool Using Animal
Tool Using Animal

Reply 12 years ago

Having no idea what that is, even from reading the instructable (electronic savvy I am not) I'd guess it's the lack of images.

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gmoon
gmoon

Reply 12 years ago

The phrase "pierced heart" might trigger a filter.

cedtlab, I'm sure it'll appear eventually....

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=SMART=
=SMART=

Reply 12 years ago

interesting i diddnt know that