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Why is it that even though I'm a pro member many features are not available to me Answered

I have been a member of Instructables for many years and have always been reticent about posting here. This is simply because as I do not live in the USA , even though I am British I seem excluded from many activities here eg competitions forum groups etc.


I know rules and regulations may be varied between nations but  I always thought the world wide web was a place to celebrate skills wherever they arise on the planet  . I do off course accept that any obstruction of such freedoms is a denial of that freedom but does not authorise  surely freedom to partake in abetter world..... ho hum rant over any thoughts good people

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steveastrouk

6 years ago

According to the site, you aren't "Pro" at all ! That's going to have lost you SOME features....

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caitlinsdad

6 years ago

We are an equal opportunity site. We poke fun at everyone.
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Kitemancaitlinsdad

Reply 6 years ago

How many times have I watched that, and I've only now noticed that you're left-handed...

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wilgubeast

6 years ago

Please let me know if there are any specific features you don't have access to. We take pride in our inclusiveness, so let's figure out how to set you up with anything that might seem out of reach. You're covered for contests, as Kiteman indicated. The forums, groups, questions, and everything else should be available, too.

The only contests you'd be prevented from entering are the occasional USA-only contests that give away gift cards instead of tools, equipment, cameras, etc. (We run about two of these per year, and they come from sponsors and advertisers. The rest are open to everyone on our approved countries list.)

In fact, if you won a corded device that was incompatible with your local plug situation, we'll even send you the proper adapter if we couldn't source a local version of the prize. We like Amazon UK for the ability to get you a stand mixer or welder you can actually use without the nagging feeling that you should really understand the relationship between volts, amps, watts, and whether you'll start the kitchen on fire to make some cookies with a three-pronged North American device plugged into an outlet adapter.

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Kiteman

6 years ago

Excluded? How so?

I'm British, and the last thing I feel is excluded. Brits were only excluded from contests for a short time after the Autodesk take-over, while they sorted the rules out. Right now, I have about a dozen contest entries on the go at once.

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Penolopy Bulnick

6 years ago

What activities are you excluded from? Our contests are open to the UK and there are no restrictions from participating in the forums.