Favorites?

Why is it that when I go to select a single post/project, that, as soon as I select "favorite" it tends to say that everything by that author is my favorite?

Question by njc121983 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


Favorites

Are we not able to view other users' favorites any more?

Topic by 8bit 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Favorites?

I can't find my favorite list anymore... i was able to access my favorite list  till yesterday that i would'nt get on my list cuz there is no favorite instructions link on my "you" account any more.. so what s happened?

Topic by fairyangel 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


favorites?

I think it would be nice to have an editable list of favorite instructuables on the home page. How else can I bookmark instructables i like?

Topic by Duke Luke 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


favorites

 How do I add instructables to my favorites page? when I try and do it it tells me I ahve to be a pro member, but I know people who aren't pro members and they have favorites

Topic by Apple_4_life 9 years ago  |  last reply 1 year ago


Favorites

Cannot find my favorites. Where to Look?

Topic by sgriffith62 6 days ago  |  last reply 6 days ago


favorites

Arrrg srry i havent been on in a while. well any way whose your favorite charicter? Y.

Topic by michael J. caboose 10 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Organize Favorites

Would love to have a feature added to site to organize favorites.   Granted I only have 65 at this point, can imagine how people find a fav if they have hundreds of favs they need to search thgouh.

Topic by DiyWaterDog 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago


Folders For Favorites

I'd love to be able to add folders to my ever growing list of favorites, right now they are getting a bit unruly!

Topic by digitalmonkeyman 7 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


Favorites confusion

I can't "favorite" any more 'ibles!  I have 80 already, but I can't find where there was a limit.  I also tried to go back and clean out some that weren't so favorite, but for some reson I couldn't "un-fav" any.  Help!

Topic by Stoval 7 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


Favorites Instructables

Hello This is my second year around here. :) I gathered around 200 favorite instructables. I was looking for a particular instructable & i had the surprise that i have to search in all of them. I think it would be nice in the future to search , in your favorite instructables section  by title. Best regards, Skarfac3

Topic by skarfac3 3 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


Organize favorites

I'd love the ability to organize my favorites into categories that I choose.  I'm a science teacher and use instructables for various lesson ideas.  Some are for physics classes, biology classes, chemistry classes, just for fun, etc. This would make finding my favorited instructables easier to find and also convenient for sharing groups of instructables with my students.

Topic by matt.nupen 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Favorite Books

What are your favorite books? I know mine are the Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling, the Luxe books by Anna Godbersen, and My Sister's Keeper by Jodi Picoult, though there are MANY others! PLEASE NO SPOILERS FOR ANY BOOKS!!!

Topic by cupcake811 9 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Favorites Error

For some  reason whenever i try to favorite somthing this error pops up error 500 -- error: org.hibernate.exception.DataException: could not execute native bulk manipulation query What is this? And can it be fixed?

Topic by wenpherd 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Favorites Folder

Hi there, I love this site and as a result am slowly accumulating a massive amount of instructables in my favorites. Now when I'm feeling creative, I'm having a hard time finding something appropriate in my tome. A good solution would be the ability to organize favorites by topic. Like a folder system. That way, I could go right to an electronic project (for instance) if I had a folder for that, instead of having to sift through a ton of stuff that, though I enjoy, isn't what I'm currently looking for. Anyway, a humble suggestion. Perhaps others have the same situation.

Topic by 8bit 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


Favorites grouping

I love this site and there's so many instructables I have in my favorites that it's hard to keep them all organized or even find one when I need it.  I'd love to see a way to group or organize them.  Possibly create your own groups or be able to tag them and sort by tag names, etc.  I was thinking maybe a system similar to youtube. Or maybe this is already implemented and I'm horribly blind!  hehe Anyway, thanks for listening :)

Topic by agr00m 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Is there a limit on Favorites? Answered

Sorry to ask this again but I've rec'd no answers yet: Is there a limit to the # of Instructables we can add as "Favorites"? I don't want to lose my older Faves when adding new ones. (Not sure if the -ibles I first "faved" are deleted to make room for newly tagged faves, once a limit is reached.) I'd really appreciate an answer--thanks so much!

Question by perfectionist 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Favorites and Ratings

In our recent update, one of the major changes is the removal of ratings and emphasis on favorites. Key points: We did this because most people rate either 1 star or 5 stars The ratings ended up extremely close to one another and became meaningless Our experience with a +/- system showed that having a down vote made for a toxic experience for everyone We're now just using the favorite button now to simplify and keep it a positive experience for all Read on for more details. We've had a rocky relationship with ratings.  When we started Instructables in 2005, we had a "+/-" rating system where members could express either an up or a down vote for an Instructable.  Good Instructables generally received lots of "+" votes, and the list of the most negatively voted Instructables was pretty amusing (with this taking the bottom position for quite some time).  Our experience with this system was two-fold: first, negative ratings really didn't add much value to the community and were often given in a mean-spirited way rather than in a spirit of constructive criticism; second, the community expressed an interest in giving a more nuanced rating to an Instructable.  In fact, for a while members would comment on a project and assign it a letter grade from A to F.  So, we implemented a 5-star rating system.  An Instructable's rating was calculated by the average of all of its ratings.  This method is fine when there were lots of ratings, but gives poor results when there are few.  For example, if the first two raters of a newly published Instructable both rated it 1 star (for whatever reason), that Instructable would appear to be terrible by its rating, and its rating would only improve as more people decided to give it a chance and perhaps rate it.  It is an awful experience for new authors to watch their work be initially down rated and then maybe improve over several days. To address this, we built a Bayesian rating system with 5 stars.  The objective was to push the rating of an Instructable towards the average rating of all Instructables when it had few raters.  As more people rated it, the rating could diverge further and further from the average.  We spent quite some time optimizing this system: we built messages helping people understand what 1 star meant vs. 5 stars; we made it so the first couple dozen ratings of a new member had lower weight than later ratings (so it was difficult to change an Instructable's rating by rating it with lots of newly created accounts); and we tweaked all of the underlying knobs and ratios.  When everything had settled, a newly published Instructable would have a rating around 3, a very good Instructable could get to around 4, and an extremely popular and highly rated Instructable approached 4.8 or 4.9.  It seemed like the system was working, and it gave a quantitative measure of the quality of an Instructable in relation to other Instructables.  However, it was ultimately deeply dissatisfying.  After all this work, and lots of input from the community through ratings, thousands of Instructables were all rated pretty much the same, with only slight differences in the rating's third digit.  The slight variations were most likely noise, and the ranking didn't give a definitive sense of quality to a new visitor nor a sense of accomplishment to an author.  What does it mean to say Sweet Potato Fries is rated 4.22 compared to Arduino-Controlled Robotic Drum at 4.23?  Is the rating going to help you decide which Instructable you might try your hand at?  Further, when we looked at how people actually rated, it turned out that ratings were heavily skewed towards 1 star or 5 stars.  Even after requesting more nuanced ratings, and despite how we described what various star levels meant, people were still only giving As or Fs -- either they liked the Instructable or they didn't.  This system probably would have been ok if not for two factors:  star ratings appearing in Google searches and the rise of the "Like" button.  If you search for "sweet potato fries" on Google you'll likely get a couple of recipes including one from Instructables.  Many first time visitors to Instructables find us through searches -- many of them food-related -- so it's very important how our content appears in search results.  A while back, Google started including star ratings in some of the search results, primarily recipes.  Many recipe sites have 5-star rating systems, so I guess the presumption was that including the ratings might help searchers better choose between results.  Unfortunately, this doesn't work because you cannot compare the ratings of one site to the ratings of another.  For example, many of the results for a "sweet potato fries" search have 5-star ratings using a basic average system (you can easily tell by the number of raters), while the result from Instructables might have more raters giving it 5-stars, but because of our Bayesian system, the overall rating might only be 4 stars.  On Instructables, 4 stars represents a very good project, while on another site, everything -- even garbage -- might be rated 5.  All of our work to create a meaningful rating system was being used to penalize us in search results -- why would a searcher click through to a 4-star sweet potato fries recipe when they could go to a 5-star recipe? We couldn't tell how many people were choosing not to visit Instructables because our projects had lower star ratings, but we needed to do something.  I'm not proud to admit this, but our solution was to inflate all of our ratings by a full star.  Instructables rated 4.9 were suddenly joined by Instructables previously rated 3.9.  The ratings became even more meaningless because lots of Instructables were now all rated 4.5 or greater.  At this same time, Facebook's "Like" button was gaining momentum.  The "Like" button is a pretty nice concept as it eliminates the ability to express a negative preference and it associates an individual with the rating.  I think it's more meaningful to know that 10 people like my Instructable than it is to have a 4.5 (or whatever) rating, even if that rating is the result of 10 people giving me 5 stars.  Not everyone on Instructables uses Facebook, nor do we want to outsource our rating system to Facebook, but we wanted to learn from the success of the "Like" button and expand upon the concept to make our rating system less like giving a grade or being graded.  To accomplish this, we've removed our ratings and made the "favorite" action the way to express a preference on an Instructable.  Marking something as a favorite is more of a commitment than saying you like it or giving it a rating, but this is a distinction I see as important and worth developing.  At Instructables, we hope to inspire you to take action and build something great which requires a greater commitment than simply liking something.  In the future, we plan to expand what you can do with favorites, exploring concepts such as "I made it" and "I want to make it" among others. Do we need something more akin to a like button in addition to favorites?  I'm not sure, and I'd love your feedback.  We'll be closely watching how people use favorites in its new, highly prominent position.  As with most things, this is an experiment, and we're collecting data to see if this change is something that helps our authors.  I hope you've enjoyed seeing a little bit under the hood about our rating system!  Let us know what you think.

Topic by ewilhelm 6 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


favorite song

Tell me ur favorite song

Topic by spockck 10 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


favorite guitars

Whats your favorite guitar

Topic by petethecactus 10 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


favorite computer

What is your favorite brand of computer

Topic by ctdrum1124 11 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


Favorites counter

Is there any chance a favorites counter could be added to the bar where the view count, best answer, featured count is? And is there any chance of adding a favorite medallion set?

Topic by JM1999 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


favorite character

Whos your favorite naruto character (s)?

Topic by naruto 777 11 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


favorite button

Need to beable to click the favorite button and not say this persons not the required rol

Topic by jacobtr196 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


favorite classes

Whats your favorite custom class/gun?

Topic by WOW THAT REALLY WORKS! 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


Favorite snacks.

My favorite snack is a bag of goldfish mixed with chocolate chips and a glass of Coca-cola on the side. What's yours?

Topic by ItsTheHobbs 10 years ago


Favorite Food

Hey,   In an effort to get some discussion going in this group I am posting a simple question: What is your favorite food? If there is an instructable for you favorite food please leave the name of the instructable too. My favorite food is fried cucumbers and tomatoes or bubble tea. There are lots of instructables for bubble tea.

Topic by nerdfighter73 7 years ago


Voting for a favorite? ?

How do I vote for an instructable I like?  Is there a box to check?

Question by Billie Brown 6 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


Favorite Songs

So, I just wanna know, what is your favorite song? My favorite song is Dreams of an absolution by Lee Brotheron, and lyrics can be found in my about me. What's your fav. song?

Topic by Camisado 10 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Sorting Favorites?

Hi! Is there (or will there ever be) a way to organize or sort Favorites into categories? I'd love to, say, create folders for various types of Instructables so I can refer back to them more easily once Favorited. (Home Improvement, Art, Food, etc.) Thanks!

Topic by RaeAn 6 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


Favorite Cat

You probably have read the books. Who is your favorite cat? Why, and from which clan?

Topic by Hobo Joe_ 10 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


favorite games

What are your favorite games and tell what system they are on. Mine is probaly red steel on wii and la rush on xbox.

Topic by Easy Button 11 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Adding favorites

In the last couple days when I click the little plus sign on an instructable it doesn't show up in my list of favorites. My old favorites are still there, but the new ones don't show up. Is this happening to anyone else?

Topic by tyep 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago


favorite episodes

Hey there I just wanted to see what episodes are deemed the most awesome,funniest, or stupidest.

Topic by acidbass 8 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Favorite Music

This is a forum where people can talk about their favorite songs and bands. If you've had a bad day, you can also say what's been buggin you and you won't be judged.

Topic by J Moneyman 10 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Favorite Authors?

I wanted to know who your guys' favorite authors are. My favorite author would have to be Robert Cormier(until further notice). Plus I like what I have read of Dean Koontz and Stephen King, but I think everybody does, and I like Robert Louis Stevenson.

Topic by CLASSIFIEDINFORMATION 10 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


Favorite categories

I think it would be nice if you could categorize ones own favorites.. Personally I've got 179 favorites, all stacked in a pile with no kind of sorting. I'm thinking that a similar system to what pinterest is using, where you create your own boards and add the content as you wish.. Just a thought. Thanks! /D

Topic by DavidFerAndersson 7 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


Favorite Wood

For woodcarvers and whittler's, what's your favorite type of wood to use? Personally, I like using Mahogany for it's nice reddish coloring, but I also use Basswood quite often.

Topic by LoneWolf 9 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Favorite cookie?

What are your favorite cookies? I like chocolate chip cookies without chips, they're great! Include recipes if you want.

Topic by bakenbitz 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago


Favorite gun

This is were you con post what your favorite gun is :D

Topic by Johnhall44 7 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


favorites question Answered

I faved "How to make an instructables restaurant" a while back and recently when I was looking at my favorites list, I noticed It had a hand next to it (exactly like the one at the top of the page). What does this hand mean? Thanks!

Question by kcls 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


favorite connectors?

I was wondering if anyone had any favorites for 1 or 2 wire (electrical) connectors that are easy-to-connect/disconnect with a minimum amount of force. I'm thinking around the 22 AWG range. Thanks!

Topic by sloan2 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago


Favorite legos

Heloo I was just bored today so i made this i just wanted to know what everybody's favorite lego set/build or lego guy was. Just curios, Bye!

Topic by ThePathfinder 5 years ago  |  last reply 1 year ago


Favorite Animal?

I'm gonna make an ible on how to draw cartoon animals in MS paint what should I draw?

Question by popewill 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


favorite snacks? Answered

Whats your favorite snacks to have if possible try and put up a how to about how to make it btw mine if having colby jack cheese and preztles and make sure the chees is on top of the preztles its better for some odd reason

Question by DELETED_JAZ97 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


View by Favorite?

Hi, The number of favorites an instructable gets is a much better representation of quality than the view.  But there's no way to view Instructables by favorites.  The option seems available, but it doesn't work?  There's just a lot of Instructables that aren't very helpful.  And although I understand you can't police that, it would be nice if the filtering capability was better. To me, ranking by views is less useful than ranking by favorites..  If you don't want to put new Instructables at a disadvantage...well, the views ranking already does that.  It does so in a worst way, since likely search engine results get lots of views, despite the quality of the ible.  

Topic by insusr 3 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


Favorite Books?

Reading is really fun, thousands of books have been writte, what are your favorites. My favorite books are Harry Potter 1-7, Inheritance Cycle (Eragon, Eldest, and Brisingr), The Mysterious Benedict Society, Percy Jackson 1-3 (havent read 4 and 5 yet), Peter and the Starcatchers 1-3 (havent finished 4), Hoot, Lord of the Rings 1-3, Inkheart 1-2 (havent read 3), Tom Saywer, and others i cant remember at the moment.

Question by FFVIIBOY 9 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Favorites Organization

Hey everyone, was just writing to say that i love this site. Way higher on the web excelling far over the other crafty etsy pinterest type sites...Get all my ideas from here for building cooking, and any other d.i.y. stuff i wanna have a bse idea and build, modify....However ive noticed recently that i really need a way to organize mysaved  favorites into sub categories so they are easier to find once i go back looking relentlessly through a list of all favorites just to find that 1 im wantng to do. any help/suggestions would be greatly appreciated....or is there an option im overlooking?

Topic by jmissavage 3 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


Favorite Quotes.

What are your favorite sayings? Mine are: "One can never know for sure what a deserted area looks like." - George Carlin. "I have never let my schooling interfere with my education." - Mark Twain. "One tequila, two tequila, three tequila, floor." - Steven Wright. "It is better to keep your mouth closed and let people think you are a fool than to open it and remove all doubt." - Mark Twain. And last but not least, "Tomorrow's another big day!" - Calvin's mom. Comment with your own!

Topic by black hole 7 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


Unable to favorite.

For some reason I am unable to favorite some, not all, instructables. It's almost as if there is an error in the script that prevents it from fully loading properly. See images. And yes, before anyone asks, I have tried disabling my adblock and reloading the page. Still does the same thing. Google Chrome 59.0.3071.115 (Official Build) (64-bit) (cohort: Stable) OS Windows JavaScript V8 5.9.211.38 Flash 26.0.0.131 User Agent Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; Win64; x64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/59.0.3071.115 Safari/537.36

Topic by Snoopy101x 1 year ago  |  last reply 1 year ago