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Which Instructables are near me? -- Update your zipcode Answered

In a fast-approaching update to Instructables, we are planning to add zipcode information to profile pages and Instructables. With this information, you'll be able to find Instructables or community members that are nearby. You can already do a limited location-based search using our "location" information (see who's near our control tower in Alameda, for example), but zipcode or postal code will make this better, more accurate, and easier to place on an interactive map.

We're announcing this ahead of the release so you can add your zipcode in, or remove it if that's your choice, before anything goes live. Make changes here:
https://www.instructables.com/account/settings?modify=PERSONA

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Derin
Derin

12 years ago

What is the format for postal code for outside of the US?Because AFAIK there is a American zipcode that is the same as my postal code(IDK for sure)

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Derin
Derin

Reply 12 years ago

however,I have already typed my postal code,06810.

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Derin
Derin

12 years ago

u be quiet,I am at Turkey *starts making a lake from teardrops*

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 13 years ago

Waldo's proper name is Wally (before any Americans jump up and down to shout about the name: "For the initial UK release of Martin Handford's book in 1987, he titled the character "Wally".)

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ll.13
ll.13

Reply 13 years ago

It is Where's Wally, always has, always will!

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RelyNupon
RelyNupon

Reply 12 years ago

Où est Charlie?

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RelyNupon
RelyNupon

Reply 13 years ago

some dude that gets lost and you have to find him. when i find Waldo i will give him a GPS

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kharmsengine
kharmsengine

13 years ago

I dont understand why anyone here thinks someone is going to stalk them.

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Pumpkin$
Pumpkin$

13 years ago

creepy that'll make it worse than myspace in terms of being anonymous. the site won't leave a cookie on your browser, but it does leave instructa-stalkers at your door!

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ewilhelm
ewilhelm

Reply 13 years ago

Go to your persona page to remove/modify.

I've not only had my address, but explicit directions to our lab on the site for years, and we've yet to have anyone undesirable show up.

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Tool Using Animal
Tool Using Animal

Reply 13 years ago

That's because I can't afford air fare.

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chooseausername
chooseausername

Reply 13 years ago

(lol, I was going to make the same joke)

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Keith-Kid
Keith-Kid

Reply 13 years ago

good eye!

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budsiskos
budsiskos

Reply 13 years ago

really, who lives in Antarctica and goes to instructable? it has to be a researcher since penguins cant type(as far as i know) plus, i didnt think antartica even had zipcodes.

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Keith-Kid
Keith-Kid

Reply 13 years ago

Isn't he a penguin?

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budsiskos
budsiskos

Reply 13 years ago

yeah but he lives in new mexico

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Keith-Kid
Keith-Kid

Reply 13 years ago

maybe its you?

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budsiskos
budsiskos

Reply 13 years ago

nope, i live in missouri

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Keith-Kid
Keith-Kid

Reply 13 years ago

Missouri.........Antartica?!!! Nah Ill stop now

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locofocos
locofocos

13 years ago

Whoa! Who lives out on that island east of south america? Or better yet, madagascar?

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zachninme
zachninme

Reply 13 years ago

This is fake.

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tomonto
tomonto

Reply 13 years ago

You would know.... :P

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locofocos
locofocos

Reply 13 years ago

i wish i did...

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RelyNupon
RelyNupon

13 years ago

this makes me feel lonely............... (south Dakota)

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ll.13
ll.13

13 years ago

Uhm... how about privacy? I know our postcode comes up with around 14 houses.... (that is, full format, XX12 1XX) -basically: Would the whole postcode show? or just the first part (signifying the County)

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ewilhelm
ewilhelm

Reply 13 years ago

I'm not too familiar with UK postal codes, so I'm not certain if we could just use the first part. In any case, if revealing your postal code is beyond your comfort level, you can always not enter it/remove it whenever you want.

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ll.13
ll.13

Reply 13 years ago

It's like this: SW1A 0AA (South West (london) 1A refers to a grid I think) and then a more specific area such as a few streets, or local area.

The first two letter are (usually)an abbreviation of a country (LN>Lincolnshire) followed by two numbers, then the second part, a number, then two letters.

more@wiki. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UK_postcodes


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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 13 years ago

Yes, a full UK post-code is all a stalker needs.

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tech-king
tech-king

Reply 13 years ago

theres someone behind you and hes getting closer duna dunnadunna dunnadunnadunna dene

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ll.13
ll.13

Reply 13 years ago

Yes, it's our cat, don't worry. =)

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whatsisface
whatsisface

Reply 13 years ago

I agree, my post code will display around 20 houses, a bit too local for my liking. I think UKians should put in just the beginning, for instance mine is LN1.

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DannyboyINXS
DannyboyINXS

13 years ago

lol im sure the ones on the far left in the middle of nowhere have posted tons on how to build boats lol

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mitchell12
mitchell12

13 years ago

What about canadian postal codes? Ours are different format aswell. Seems like a bit too much work to be useful. I'd say a map where you can click where your general area is.

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Doctor What
Doctor What

Reply 13 years ago

Like Trebuchet's map.

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Punkguyta
Punkguyta

13 years ago

Lol, can you throw my postal code up there? N0G2T0 :D Anyone else around me?

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zachninme
zachninme

13 years ago

Heh, its cool, I know who some of those dots are!

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ewilhelm
ewilhelm

Reply 13 years ago

It's a fake map.

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ll.13
ll.13

Reply 13 years ago

Loud silence? =D

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zachninme
zachninme

Reply 13 years ago

smacks self

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tomonto
tomonto

Reply 13 years ago

wow. nicccccce.

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 13 years ago

Dots? I thought they were moldy green doughnuts. :-)

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Weissensteinburg
Weissensteinburg

13 years ago

Will users be able to see the zip codes of others?

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ewilhelm
ewilhelm

Reply 13 years ago

On your profile, your zipcode will be displayed right after "Location."

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NachoMahma
NachoMahma

Reply 13 years ago

. I don't think that's a good idea. It should be visible to the owner only; just like e-mail addresses.