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So why does the newsletter (28/03/10) have "old" ible's? Answered

So I presume many of you who frequent the instructables site are all signed in to the newsletter.

Now maybe you have noticed anything about the newsletter you got today but I have!
And that is that the newsletter doesn't have any new ible's!

I have been noticing that it has happend before so when I got the latest newsletter (28/03/10) I decided to investigate if I was right.

I clicked on every ible that was in the newsletter and noticed that none of these ibles were created  in 2010!

All the ibles were dated from December 2006 to december 2009!

So my question is, why? I know there were some good ibles since the last newsletter. And many new ibles got featured every day!

I have searched for some examples I find newsletter worthy and I would definitly go to the site if I saw these and didn't know them before:

www.instructables.com/id/Pallet-Adirondack-Chair/

www.instructables.com/id/DIY-R2D2-Lamp-from-10-IKEA-lamp/

www.instructables.com/id/Red-Oak-Pyramid-Bow/

www.instructables.com/id/Leather-Steampunk-Top-Hat/

Just some examples from the top of my hat.

I've been going through my emails and I noticed you send a newsletter the 25th (25/03/10) that did have alot of new ibles. So what is the problem?

Did robot screw up the newsletter list or is there some sort of cycle going on? (first one with fresh ibles then one with old ones some people may not have found yet).

I think you guys do great work keeping this site up and running and dealing with our problems so to make things clear this isn't hostile or anything. I was just wondering why you suddenly send a newsletter with old ibles when there are so many new good ones?



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Biggsy
Biggsy

11 years ago

I was wondering the same thing, I get the tweets, the facebook updates and the emails (yes I am that sad) and y'know I enjoy being shown whats going on....

But when I crack open the emails and theres nothing I havent glanced at before its abit tedious...

I'm not complaining ... far from it... keep sending me the emails, I love re-reading certain Ibles (even if i never make my own version)

It would be nice to see some of the recently featured/popular I'bles. You know what might also be a good idea, is to perhaps have a randomizer pannel on the front page which says shows a random I'ble (If you wan't to make it special, have a random Pro member Ib'le... I mean those guys do pay to be on thesite)

I know there is a randomiser in the search option... but it would be nice to have either an 'Instructable of the day' or a random Instructable box...

<shrugs>

thats my 2 penneth worth :)

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Kiteman
Kiteman

11 years ago

General agreement.

The last newsletter I looked at had only one project published this year.

If there was a sound reason for the change, it would be nice to know...

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MichelMoermans
MichelMoermans

Reply 11 years ago

Indeed, it would be nice if one of the staffmembers could shed some light on this.

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drakesword
drakesword

11 years ago

This is the way I view a change.

Have two main sections
1) New featured 'bles
2) Golden Oldies

possibly a third "user voted" section with most viewed, most commented on, highest rated new 'bles

They can separate the news letter into three columns with headers describing the categories above. Have about 5 for each category.

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MichelMoermans
MichelMoermans

Reply 11 years ago

I agree although proper place for guides needs to be reserved since most people don't know all the guides that are here.

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jedi pen-gui-n
jedi pen-gui-n

11 years ago

1.If they only featured new I'bles in the newsletter some older newsletter
     worthy I'bles would not get featured.
2. the ways of the robot are mysterious...