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How do you re-release an instructable that you have made major advancements too? Answered

I made this homemade box camera and it was very popular, it even got featured. So months later I decided to go for version 2.0 and made some major enhancements/advancements to it. I feel like none of the previous viewers are going to come back to my instructable if I update the original after all this time because they won't even know it was updated. So my question is, do I start a new project and call it Box Camera version 2.0 or is that not recommended? If it's not recommended, What the best way to let all those people who were interested in Version 1.0 know that I have made major advancements to the project?

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oldmanbeefjerky
oldmanbeefjerky

9 years ago

InstructableName-v2.0-with-(best)NewFeature/improvement.

use that rule to make your new title,
e.g

"worlds smallest shocker" would become, (it has an led now)

worlds smallest shocker v2.0 with led

it worked for plasmana, so im sure itle work for you also, just be sure to make reference to your old instructable. and if its as popular as you say it is, then people will still be viewing it, so be sure to include a link to the new version (be sure to refer to it always as improved version ALWAYS, never new), from the old instructable, so you capture any remaining popularity from the old one.

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seerixprojex
seerixprojex

Answer 9 years ago

Many thanks. From the replies this seems to be the way to go.

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Kiteman
Kiteman

9 years ago

I would write a whole new instructable for v2 (include the word "updated" or "improved" in the title), and edit the original version to include a link to v2 in the last step of v1.

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seerixprojex
seerixprojex

Answer 9 years ago

Many thanks. From the replies this seems to be the way to go.

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patriots8888
patriots8888

9 years ago

I would say just make a v 2 it's probably that best option.

hope that helps!

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seerixprojex
seerixprojex

Answer 9 years ago

Many thanks. From the replies this seems to be the way to go.