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Favorites Button is no longer there Answered

I recall it being there several months ago, but not anymore. Is anyone else experiencing this problem?

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sjelly
sjelly

8 years ago

Added a rule to adblock to allow all ads for domain https://www.instructables.com/, save, refresh, favourite

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CheckDavid
CheckDavid

8 years ago

My problem with favorites is more the fact that it's almost impossible to navigate through them. Making the point of having favorites a bit useless =/

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VampiricPie
VampiricPie

8 years ago

It's also gone for me. It should be between the "Print PDF" button and the "Email" button on any instructable.

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Nostalgic Guy
Nostalgic Guy

Reply 8 years ago

Same for me, I don't use it often so I have no idea how long it has been gone.
Running Windows 7 & Firefox 12 with Adblock Plus disabled.

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VampiricPie
VampiricPie

Reply 8 years ago

Okay, I fixed it by disabling Adblock Plus, then deleting cache and restarting my browser. I get a favorites button now only when I have AB+ off.

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naim
naim

Reply 8 years ago

Same for me, but didn't have to restart FF.

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Nostalgic Guy
Nostalgic Guy

Reply 8 years ago

Tried all that to no avail which didn't surprise me as I have been using Firefox & Adblocker more months without any real problems, I did lose the rating stars for a short time a few weeks ago but that has been fine for quite a while now..
However I did have to change my antivirus a few days ago as the one I was running was causing problems, the AVG "Do Not Track" I installed with AVG anti-virus seemed to be causing the problem as everything works fine as soon as I disable it.

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Nostalgic Guy
Nostalgic Guy

Reply 8 years ago

I just re-enabled Do Not Track & disabled only the ad networks leaving social buttons & web analytics unchecked through the settings & all seems fine.

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canucksgirl
canucksgirl

Reply 8 years ago

Have you all selected a lot of Instructables as Favorites?

There is a known problem associated with members who have selected a large number of favorites. Essentially you've maxed out on what is allowed. 

This problem has been given to the programmers to work on as soon as they are able to. 

In the mean time, you may be able to "un-fave" some Instructables (if you don't need them anymore) which should allow you add others.

See comment by StumpChunkman.

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Nostalgic Guy
Nostalgic Guy

Reply 8 years ago

Only if seven counts as a lot ;-)
Since I made the changes to Adblock Plus & AVG Do Not Track I have not had a problem.
Thanks for the suggestion though.

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canucksgirl
canucksgirl

Reply 8 years ago

lol... No 7 isn't a lot. ;-)

In the other report, the favorite button disappeared after the member had selected 80 favorites...

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mikeasaurus
mikeasaurus

Reply 8 years ago

ANY script blocking add ons (like AdBlock) will interfere with how the page loads and may cause things like 'favourites', 'PDF' and 'star ratings' to disappear.

You did the right thing: disable script-blocking, dump your cache and refresh the page.

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jessyratfink
jessyratfink

8 years ago

If you're looking for things you favorited, they're on your "you" page - right under "Stuff You Like".

If you're looking to favorite something, it's a little red heart at the very top right of an instructable. :)