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Glitch: Can't publish? Answered

When I add the body of text for each step, hit save and go to the next step, it carries over my text from the first step. When I delete that and add the text for my next step, save and go back to check the first page, it's the second step's text there on the first step page. Gah!

Finally, after 4 different days/attempts at it, I thought 'this instructable is simple enough, why not just cram the steps onto the first page and let the fine people scroll through my photos and figure it out on their own' but when I did that and hit 'publish' it gave me a warning that said "Before publishing your instructable you must add a description'. Wah! Frustrating!  So I thought I outsmarted it, but it still won in the end.

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abehambino
abehambino

9 years ago

this exact same thing has been happening all day and i wasn't able to enter the contest, what is going on???? will this glitch be fixed? will i still be able to enter my instructable in the halloween challange?????

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thecleaninglady72
thecleaninglady72

9 years ago

I have decided to just post my picture and put in a description with out going through all the steps. The contest ends today and I just found out about this website yesterday! I hope this works. I am having the same problems as everyone else!!!!!!!!!!! Will the deadline for the contest be extended????

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StumpChunkman
StumpChunkman

9 years ago

This has been fixed for half of the people having this issue. Hopefully you're in that half. We're trying to figure out what the exact problem the other half of our users are having.

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sunshiine
sunshiine

Reply 9 years ago

Never mind! I learned something! You must have a Title LOL! I am sorry to have bothered you but I tried different approaches until I noticed I forgot to title it! Thanks for all your hard work!
Sunshiine

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cdawisconsin
cdawisconsin

Reply 9 years ago

I've been trying to publish an Instructable for Halloween for two days. My text keeps disappearing, but pictures stay. Viking Costume. I have tried on two computers with no luck. Any suggestions?

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StumpChunkman
StumpChunkman

Reply 9 years ago

What web browsers are you truing to publish with?

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cdawisconsin
cdawisconsin

Reply 9 years ago

I'm using Internet Explorer.

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StumpChunkman
StumpChunkman

Reply 9 years ago

Would you ming downloading Firefox and seeing if you have the same issues there? Whatever happens, hopefully it'll help us narrow down the problem.

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sistergldnhair
sistergldnhair

Reply 9 years ago

It's CDAwisconsin. I put firefox on but can't log my daughter off Instructables. However, I tried to add text to one of her unpublished Instructables and it worked. I'm going to keep trying to log her out.

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cdawisconsin
cdawisconsin

Reply 9 years ago

Able to log off sistergldnhair this morning and now I'm me again.

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StumpChunkman
StumpChunkman

Reply 9 years ago

Awesome! I'm glad to hear everything is working for you now!

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sunshiine
sunshiine

Reply 9 years ago

I could not publish my new Instructable either. Thanks in advance for checking this out! Thanks for all your hard work!
sunshiine

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StumpChunkman
StumpChunkman

Reply 9 years ago

Hey sunshiine, you have a lot of unpublished instructables. Which one is giving you troubles?

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sunshiine
sunshiine

Reply 9 years ago

It says we are having trouble updating your Instructable. Please refresh.

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sunshiine
sunshiine

Reply 9 years ago

Sopapilla it is the untitled one. I could not edit it either. I made it October 31. Thanks so much.

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sunshiine
sunshiine

9 years ago

Can't publish my instructable. Thanks for looking into this! It is the tomato one first one on the list.

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craftknowitall
craftknowitall

9 years ago

I'm just glad that I am not the only one where I can't save text. No text, no publish. I would love an answer to what I need to do to fix this problem.

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momofJandL
momofJandL

9 years ago

I am having the same problem! Thank you for posting. Hopefully there will be a resolution soon. I was thinking I was crazy!

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pizzidave
pizzidave

9 years ago

Will the contest be extended due to so many people having the issue?? I have two to publish and keep gettng the same message and can't publish.

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nietzscheansuperman
nietzscheansuperman

9 years ago

I'm trying to post my first instructable in time for halloween.. doesn't look like i'll be able to!

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logannebell
logannebell

9 years ago

I can't save text or publish either

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r570sv
r570sv

9 years ago

Is this still a problem? I can add the text but I can't save it.


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r570sv
r570sv

Reply 9 years ago

this still seems to be a problem. is it just me or is this a outage in your system?

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jessandstavro
jessandstavro

Reply 9 years ago

I tried again today and still no go.

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Kiteman
Kiteman

9 years ago

The team are on it.