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Instructables server updates tonight Answered

Instructables is getting a big upgrade tonight (Pacific time). There will be times when you can't edit Instructables or make comments, time when you can't log in, and times when you can't access the site at all. We'll try to keep everything as short as possible, but please bear with us. I promise you're going to love the changes, and I'll tell you more about them when we're sure they're working.

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sam noyoun
sam noyoun

14 years ago

My library is empty... If I tried to add pictures, they are replaced by a picture of a lawnmower (presumably from the instructable gallery, but my gallery and the instructable gallery seem to be inverted?) Also, I get an error message when I try to publish an instructable. I've tried clearing my cookies, but it did not do anything.

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ewilhelm
ewilhelm

Reply 14 years ago

We have a bug involving usernames with spaces in them and the library. It's being worked on, and hopefully fixed today. Sorry for the trouble.

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sam noyoun
sam noyoun

Reply 14 years ago

Hi, sorry to be a pain. But over a day has gone, and it's still not working for me... Is it me, or has it not been fixed yet?

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ewilhelm
ewilhelm

Reply 14 years ago

Username bug should be fixed now.

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sam noyoun
sam noyoun

Reply 14 years ago

Yeah it's working thanks, though as I wrote on another thread, the user stats don't seem to be updating...

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ewilhelm
ewilhelm

Reply 14 years ago

Those are also in process of being fixed.

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sam noyoun
sam noyoun

Reply 14 years ago

no problem. Thanks for the prompt answer!

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photozz
photozz

14 years ago

For some reason, as of 11:30 am on 4/6, ALLSTEPS seems to be broken. the URL looks right, and when I type it in manually it works, but the button just loops back to the regular view. using Firefox 2.0.03

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ewilhelm
ewilhelm

Reply 14 years ago

We broke ALLSTEPS again! Arghh!! Can you believe it? Hopefully we can get a fix out in a few hours, but maybe not until tonight.

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trebuchet03
trebuchet03

14 years ago

Cool - a better library manager.... Blast, I hadn't been naming my images because there wasn't a way to sort by name :P Perhaps a date sort somewhere down the line? There's no "next" button anymore though... Very nice with the modifications - some are so subtle, they blend right in perfectly :P

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ewilhelm
ewilhelm

Reply 14 years ago

It's at the bottom.

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trebuchet03
trebuchet03

Reply 14 years ago

Here is a screenshot

I can't seem to upload anything either.... On the upload page or from this comment post :/

The errors that FireBug are picking up are in the upload page (as seen in the image) - line 91:
"top._instruct has no properties
constructor(Object imgSrcProp {equal sign} tinyURL)library.js (line 75)
klass()Base.js (line 85)
{Break on this error} "MCQ5OFMORCEP27Q09F""

And that chunk is being parsed by FB as:
86 top._instruct.fileuploader {equal sign}
87 new FileUploader(
88 $('upload_div'),
89 $('spinner_div'),
90 "fileLibrary.rdraw();",
91 "MCQ5OFMORCEP27Q09F"
92 );

And in Library.js on line 75 (I don't think this is causing any trouble):
"template.getPaddedMarginedWidth is not a function
{Break on this error} this.fileContainer.getWidth()/template.getPaddedMarginedWidth()"

Hope that helps :)

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ewilhelm
ewilhelm

Reply 14 years ago

Oh, crud! You mean a next button on your library! Added to the list.

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fungus amungus
fungus amungus

Reply 14 years ago

One more thing: I don't even have a library any more. Well, I still have a library, but it's empty.

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ewilhelm
ewilhelm

Reply 14 years ago

We need to add a "loading" image to let you know it's coming. Your images are still there, it just might take a moment for them to show up.

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fungus amungus
fungus amungus

Reply 14 years ago

No dice even after a minute or two.

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ewilhelm
ewilhelm

Reply 14 years ago

Try doing a hard refresh, or clearing your cache.

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fungus amungus
fungus amungus

Reply 14 years ago

Tried so far: Firefox 2 on OS X Safari on OS X Firefox 2.0.0.3 on WinXP IE6 on WinXP Still nothing.

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ewilhelm
ewilhelm

Reply 14 years ago

Ok, I found the bug. Usernames with spaces cannot access their libraries. Everyone who did testing did so with a username with no spaces! Doh! It will be fixed tomorrow.

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fungus amungus
fungus amungus

Reply 14 years ago

Whew. For a second there I thought I'd have to go by only my first name. The amungus clan would've been so ashamed.

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ewilhelm
ewilhelm

Reply 14 years ago

Fixed now! Proudly wear your surname!

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Marcos
Marcos

Reply 14 years ago

Eric, I know you and the crew are sweating bullets getting the upgrade done, thanks and kudos, nice new features! - you probably already know, the Library does not work at all in Safari, works great in Firefox.

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ewilhelm
ewilhelm

Reply 14 years ago

Try refreshing. It show up on mine.

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trebuchet03
trebuchet03

Reply 14 years ago

I just cleared my cache (I don;t know why I didn't do that earlier) -- it's working now and the errors are gone. And the upload is working now too (disregard posted image) :) I guess FF was refreshing the upload page that was calling functions that the old JS file didn't have. Thanks again :D

next.JPG
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LasVegas
LasVegas

14 years ago

Posting times are off everywhere. I just posted something at 12:04PM (PST) and it was listed as being posted at 1:44PM. Other comments before mine were posted after 2PM!

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westfw
westfw

14 years ago

Hmm. Didn't receive any email notifications from the Instructable robot for the four recent "comments" that show up on my homepage. (bug submited with details...)

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bunduk
bunduk

14 years ago

er I wouldent mind a button so that when you search you can view all the searched items at once thx

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LasVegas
LasVegas

14 years ago

The ALLSTEPS button is no longer working in Intructables. It looks like the reason is that you've added an unnecessary slash at the end of the address. The '?ALLSTEPS' has to be before the slash or it's ignored. BTW: I love how quick the site is now!!!

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rachel
rachel

Reply 14 years ago

And thanks for the comment on the speed. Improving the performance was one of the major goals of the changes we just released so I'm really glad to see that it's been noticed!

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rachel
rachel

Reply 14 years ago

ALLSTEPS is fixed now. LasVegas, I think you have the distinction of having found the most bugs on this new release!

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jtobako
jtobako

Reply 14 years ago

I preferred the faster pop-up when scrolling over steps.

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ewilhelm
ewilhelm

Reply 14 years ago

Hmmm.... we slowed it down to make your library manageable with image pop-ups, but I hadn't considered it would slow down the scrolling over steps. Let me think about it.

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nagutron
nagutron

Reply 14 years ago

It would make sense to have different delays in different parts of the site. The library has a dense grid of images, so we probably want to keep the delay as it is, there, to keep pop-ups from appearing all over the place while you're mousing over. Steps, though, are usually just one row. We can turn down the delay and fade on those.

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ewilhelm
ewilhelm

Reply 14 years ago

Yeah, I noticed that too. We're working to fix it ASAP.

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tchou
tchou

14 years ago

The RSS feed ( https://www.instructables.com/tag/type:instructable/rss.xml ) is broken : it links to instructables.co , missing the last letter.

Btw, is it possible to have more than 15 items on the RSS ? There are days with more than 15 new projects, so checking only once a day (or worse, every two days) nullify the utility of the RSS feed.

Thank you (and I apologies for my bad english)

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rachel
rachel

Reply 14 years ago

This is now fixed, the rss feeds have the correct URLs in them.

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ewilhelm
ewilhelm

Reply 14 years ago

What?! You don't love the new feature that breaks RSS URLs? That will be fixed in a few hours.

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dogsrcool2me
dogsrcool2me

14 years ago

could you add an add comment button on the top of the page? FYI: I can't login unless I create a new password. Good job

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sam
sam

14 years ago

I'm excited!

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sam
sam

Reply 14 years ago

Is it me, or have the forums stopped loading at dial-up speeds.. ! some funky stuff on the side bar too. catergories! nice work!

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fungus amungus
fungus amungus

Reply 14 years ago

Sweet, now I can kick my 2400 baud modem to the curb! The new speed is so luxurious now.

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ewilhelm
ewilhelm

Reply 14 years ago

It's not just you...

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ewilhelm
ewilhelm

14 years ago

I think we're almost done!