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"Featured On Homepage" - I Have Several Questions... Answered

First of all, I want to thank the staff member that clicked on that awesome button! Who doesn't love having their 'Ible get featured in the Homepage?

But I have a couple questions:

When my SpectrumLED Instructable got featured in the Newsletter, I got a 3-Month free PRO, And another 1 full year PRO. Now, When my LED Workshop Lighting 'Ible got featured, I got a free 1 full year PRO, But without the 3-Months. Why is this?

Before you think I'm just greedy, I don't need these. I like giving away a free 3-Month PRO Membership to members that make my project and share pictures. I already have enough years of free PRO... ;)

My second question is: Do all Instructables that get featured on the Homepage get featured in the Newsletter?

And... My third: My Instructable was at the top right of the homepage, Meaning that it was the most recent one that got featured on the Homepage.
It stayed like that for several hours, But then it got "covered" with 'Ibles that were featured before that on the Homepage. Aren't they supposed to move down to the bottom?
About an hour after that, I refreshed it again, And it moved to a different place again. Are they supposed to be organized randomly like that?



3 years ago

1. The three-month extra Pro was probably for being in the newsletter.

2. No. The newsletter is filled with a mix of projects that are getting high traffic at the time of publishing and projects chosen by staff, and are not always recent projects.

3. Don't know. In the past, the most recently featured project was at the top-left, and then worked their way left-to-right, top-to-bottom as other projects were featured. In the further past, the front page featured a randomised selection of recently featured projects. Given the recent update, either could now be true

However, projects are not featured in the order in which they were published - somebody viewing the feed will see the most recent projects first, then work down the page. So, they will hit the front page in batches that are in chronological order, but within the batches they will be in reverse chronological order.


Reply 3 years ago

WOW! That's scary...

The Instructable was featured in the top of today's newsletter!

It has earned over 3,000 views in less than 10 minutes :)


Reply 3 years ago

I've experienced getting the 3 month and 1 year pro for being featured to the channel and then later featured to the homepage. If staff feature you to the homepage right away, you won't receive the 3 months for the channel feature. Checking the wording of the emails with your pro codes will help cear up what the 3 months was for. I don't recall ever being gifted anything for a newletter feature.


Reply 3 years ago

I understand, So I should take it as a compliment that is was featured immediately on the Homepage :)

Same here, I've never been gifted from getting featured in the Newsletter, Other than tons views, And comments in my inbox ;)


Reply 3 years ago

1. Probably not, Brooklyntonia explained what I thought it might be

2. So it might get featured in the newsletter, In one day it got over 6K views and over 20 comments

3. Ahh, I see...

I understand, Thanks :)