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Regarding Featuring at various levels... Answered


At the moment, a full feature for a project gets that project onto the front page as an "Editor's Pick", but all a feature at Category or Channel level earns an author is a small star on the project's thumbnail.

What I think should happen is...
  • I look at the front page, I see the most recent top-level featured projects (as now)
  • I click on a Category, say, Food, I see all the top-level food projects, plus all the Category-level featured projects.
  • I click on a Channel, say, Sandwiches, I see all the top-level, Category-level and the Channel-level sandwiches.
That way, authors will be rewarded for their work with the increased traffic they deserve.



The photo is irrelevant, I just don't like publishing topics with no image.  It's the Angel of the North, with Conker-X sitting on the toes.  I took it on the way home from the Newcastle Maker Faire.

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Kiteman
Kiteman

8 years ago

See also: https://www.instructables.com/community/Featured-Instructable-Bug/

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SkysTheLimit
SkysTheLimit

8 years ago

I completely agree! However, didn't they have that before all these site changes? I thought I remember that...I'm also finding that a lot of great ibles haven't been featured so at least a category or channel feature would benefit the author.

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 8 years ago

I don't remember levels of feature?

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SkysTheLimit
SkysTheLimit

Reply 8 years ago

"Want to know what it takes to get your Instructable featured? Wonder no more- here are the guidelines we use to identify feature-worthy Instructables! We now have three levels of featuring: 1. Individual channels (like Gardening or Robots) 2. Top-level categories (like Living and Technology) 3. The Instructables homepage"

https://www.instructables.com/community/Featuring-Checklist/

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 8 years ago

That was one of the changes - Featuring used to only be single-level.

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SkysTheLimit
SkysTheLimit

Reply 8 years ago

I remember that being there last year though. I know there were always topics and questions from people who received emails about getting featured on the front page but they actually only got featured in their category or channel. They would give the person 3 links of where it was featured on the homepage, 2 if category, and 1 if channel.

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Lithium Rain
Lithium Rain

Reply 8 years ago

It was probably edited. ;)

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lemonie
lemonie

8 years ago

Good picture, what camera etc?

L

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 8 years ago

My usual - Finepix S8100fd, set on automatic.

The positioning of Conker was purely fortuitous - he had run ahead and was sat on the toe waiting for me.

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Doctor Freeman
Doctor Freeman

Reply 8 years ago

Angel of the north? What do they mean north?

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kelseymh
kelseymh

Reply 8 years ago

Did you even try typing "angel of the north" into Google? If not, pull your head out of your colonoscopy and type it.

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Lithium Rain
Lithium Rain

Reply 8 years ago

Technically, it wouldn't be in a colonoscopy, now would it...

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kelseymh
kelseymh

Reply 8 years ago

Well, I felt like the prefix "self-" was redundant in this instance...

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Doctor Freeman
Doctor Freeman

Reply 8 years ago

Random question about the thing in september: If i go back in time from the present (I may be wrong, but isn't history preset, like were at a certin time, but what ever happens it alredy going to happen, but were not there yet?) and change something, it's a paradox, but what if I go back a couple years, or months, wait it out, then change it, then would it be a paradox? (i may be completely wrong.)

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Lithium Rain
Lithium Rain

Reply 8 years ago

>The thing in September

You mean the eternal September that you are participating in?

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Doctor Freeman
Doctor Freeman

Reply 8 years ago

Eternal September?
This Eternal September?: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eternal_September

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Lithium Rain
Lithium Rain

Reply 8 years ago

Yes! Very good! Hooray for looking things up. :-)

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Doctor Freeman
Doctor Freeman

Reply 8 years ago

no the 32 hour arguement.

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caitlinsdad
caitlinsdad

Reply 8 years ago

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kelseymh
kelseymh

Reply 8 years ago

Your logic eludes me. If by "wait it out," you mean "wait until after the event you want to change has already happened," then by hypothesis it's already happened and you didn't change it. If you wait until after some event A has happened, but then change some consequence B of event A, you're still "changing the past," with all the paradoxes thereto.

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Doctor Freeman
Doctor Freeman

Reply 8 years ago

ok, thats all i wanted to know, and by wait it out i ment wait until the time if the even, and get rid of your past self wearing a ronald reagon mask, or something, so you can change the past.

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Doctor Freeman
Doctor Freeman

Reply 8 years ago

No, but i went to the link kiteman provided.

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 8 years ago

Who needs to google it? I made the text a link!

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Dream Dragon
Dream Dragon

Reply 8 years ago

Let's see if we can push the maroons off towards the bottom of the page shall we?

It's a fantastic picture, and an impressive piece of public art. The serendipitous Conker adds a sense of scale and humanity.

I like your suggestions too, it sounds like a very good plan and I'm sure it's workable within the coding of the site, but that's an issue for those more skilled than I.

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 8 years ago

Thank you. Dusk / sunset seem to suit the piece.

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craftyv
craftyv

8 years ago

Please explain: The above question say's " at the moment , a full feature for a project gets that project onto the front page as an Editors Pick" etc.....
Can anyone explain what a full feature is and how it's allocated, picked or indicated. Step by step if possible. Thanks .

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craftyv
craftyv

Reply 8 years ago

Of course: Duh. Sorry to make you reply to this it's so obvious.

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Wasagi
Wasagi

8 years ago

I agree!