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Where did my instructable go? Answered

I had an instructable that I published that was A. Featured, and B. in a contest.  Now I can't find it through recent, editors picks, or even through the contest.  It is still showing that it is published... but I can't find it anywhere.  What happened?

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canucksgirl
canucksgirl

Best Answer 9 years ago

A staff member should be able to look into this for you.

service AT instructables DOT com

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thegeekkid
thegeekkid

Answer 9 years ago

I will try that. Thanks!

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frollard
frollard

Answer 9 years ago

agreed.

I see it in profile but not under featured or recent...

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Kiteman
Kiteman

9 years ago

It shows up in a search for "how to rappel", but appears to have been un-featured.

There are quite a few negative comments - possibly somebody has flagged it?

You'll need to email HQ to find out what's up, but it's the weekend, so you may not get a reply until Monday.

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thegeekkid
thegeekkid

Answer 9 years ago

Right, I could understand if it got unfeatured because of a flag, but it isn't even in the recent section... Even though others published before mine do. It also disappeared from a contest it was entered in.

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Answer 9 years ago

If a project gets flagged, it disappears from the visible lists until a human based at HQ has had a chance to look at it and either release it or keep it off the lists.

However, as you should be able to confirm, if you search for it directly, it can still be found while it awaits judgement.

I can't do anything about it directly (I don't have the correct "rights"), except repeat canucksgirl's suggestion that you contact HQ by email.

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thegeekkid
thegeekkid

Answer 9 years ago

OK, I did already email them. I realize that it could take some time. I did see that you could see it by searching, but I didn't realize that flagging takes it out of the visible lists.

Thanks for all your help Kiteman... I hope I'm not being too much of a pest. ;)

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Answer 9 years ago

Not a problem, it's what I do.

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rickharris
rickharris

9 years ago

What was it called/ about?

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thegeekkid
thegeekkid

Answer 9 years ago

It's called "How To Rappel". (It's about rappelling....) It should be viewable in the outside category, under survival, it was even featured, and it should also be in the extreme contest. The only way I can find it is by going to the "You" link at the top right corner, and also by searching for it. All the other spots don't have it. For some reason I seem to be having a lot of trouble with it. The comment boxes on the pictures don't stay put even after I published it, (Kiteman said that he thought they were in the right spot, so maybe it's just moving it for me and no one else...)

As canucksgirl said, I will be emailing the service email, and maybe they can help me, but any other suggestions are welcomed. Thanks for your help!

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rickharris
rickharris

9 years ago

Go to your profile by clicking on your name. Select instructables from the tabs and if your instructable is there click on it to select no matter where it is.