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New Instructables Release - Replies in Private Messages, Faster Community Section, and More Answered

We made a few updates to Instructables last night, including: - When replying to a private message, include the contents of the previous message, just like an email reply - Re-work performance of top level browsing in the community section to make it faster - A few admin and server maintenance improvements - Some Javascript changes to improve page load time Let us know if you find anything awry and how the new features are working out for you.

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Keith-Kid
Keith-Kid

13 years ago

A lot of people talked bout this:

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Brennn10
Brennn10

13 years ago

I have a quick question. Is the topic, "Resources Forum Category Rules" in the right place?

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ewilhelm
ewilhelm

Reply 13 years ago

I think so. It's a sticky forum topic, so will always sit at the top of the heap.

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zachninme
zachninme

Reply 13 years ago

But should it be in every section, its the only rules topic in all of them...

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ewilhelm
ewilhelm

Reply 13 years ago

It's only in the Resources Forum Category.

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Brennn10
Brennn10

Reply 13 years ago

Roger that! Thanks!

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Goodhart
Goodhart

13 years ago

The only time I had troubles with load times was from work (on a computer that is so outdated it doesn't belong on the web anymore-makes sense right ? A slow computer on a fiberoptic network LOL ). But not having to remember to copy/paste and add Original Message: when replying in PM is a definite plus

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killerjackalope
killerjackalope

Reply 13 years ago

Also quoting is easier... I prefer it not to be there in informal messaging but makes reply writing ten times easier for any long messages...

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 13 years ago

Well, personally I have had many a message replied back to me and I wondered what the heck the person was referring to :-) The stretch of a day or so between message and answer can cause this. I know that a lot of the forums include an "option" to "quote" or at least create a quoted box for this purpose.

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killerjackalope
killerjackalope

Reply 13 years ago

Yeah, some of our conversations would definitely make more sense if I'd read the above comment instead of just your reply, I usually would though sometimes...

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 13 years ago

Well, I mean as far as the PM's are concerned.....it is always nice if I send one and get a reply in "a day or so" to have "something" to indicate what is being replied to (since at my advancing age, I am sometimes prone to forget what I said/wrote yesterday :-)

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killerjackalope
killerjackalope

Reply 13 years ago

That happens to everyone, I commonly forget what I wrote... Sometimes comments from an hour ago will catch me out if I'm a little slow that day...

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 13 years ago

Well that's good to know that I am not the only one with a short term memory shorter then the distance between his eyeballs LOL

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killerjackalope
killerjackalope

Reply 13 years ago

well occasionally it makes it to the other eye... I remember things later on though...

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Lithium Rain
Lithium Rain

13 years ago

The load times are much, much faster for me than when I first joined. Nice job!

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Weissensteinburg
Weissensteinburg

13 years ago

I especially like the replies part of PMs. It really got tired copying and pasting from previous messages. Good Work!

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Firebert010
Firebert010

13 years ago

I dunno about you guys, but I'd like to see more evil robot antics up on the page header - much like April fool's day.

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Brennn10
Brennn10

13 years ago

I like the new updates! I will definitely take note of anything fishy that takes place.

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killerjackalope
killerjackalope

13 years ago

Yeah, nice touches, the pages loading is noticeable along with ridding of the strange parts that made it take around 145s to load up on some pages...

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ewilhelm
ewilhelm

Reply 13 years ago

Could you tell me more about the long load times? We've really been trying to speed the load times up, especially for international users.

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killerjackalope
killerjackalope

Reply 13 years ago

It had to do with a static at fmpub.net, whatever it was got fixed, I posted a bug report at the time... the load times are quick enough for main content, just the odd bit of script seems slow. Uploading times for images aren't always good but that's unavoidable they're no worse than most sites, better for small images just some large ones time out, it took five goes to get the industrial pipeworks originals up but they're at 3000x2500px so that's just enevitable... I'll make a list of the loading sites that give trouble, fasterfox shows them as they load so it helps a bit in diagnosis.

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LinuxH4x0r
LinuxH4x0r

13 years ago

Ahhhhh, robot's plans will be carried out in the next few minutes! We are all going to die!

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zachninme
zachninme

13 years ago

Yay! But why is the Evil Instructables Robot talking to himself?

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whatsisface
whatsisface

Reply 13 years ago

That's very true...

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Labot2001
Labot2001

Reply 13 years ago

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