Answers

My main (and only problem) with Answers is the reply counter. why does it count your own reply. when I ask something and look at the replies. I keep thinking that there is a new answer.

Posted by Iridium7 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Answers? Answered

I just found similar questions further down. I want the old tab back. Sorry, I fear change, one of my many character flaws.

Asked by caarntedd 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Answered.

Can't delete topic. D:But someone was able to help me with some suggestions on who I could contact for what I was looking to do.

Posted by Hatcrazy 1 year ago


Answers ??? What's happened to answers ?

What's happened to the answers field on the 'ibles main title ? Its gone, as of this morning's update ? Steve

Posted by steveastrouk 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Answer Bug

Sigh, found a bug in answers when a replied comment was declared the best answer, its reply doesn't follow it

Posted by Chicken2209 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


Best Answers? Answered

I just got my first best answer and now it say i have 20%, what happens when i get 100%?

Asked by connoboarder 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


BEST ANSWER

When I click on Best answers in my profile I used to be able to see the questions I had been given best answer for - Now I see the questions I have asked. ERROR!

Posted by rickharris 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Best Answers

Revised The new format on a members page gives a bare hint of Best Answers. There are some of us who enjoy helping others and keep bragging score in exchange. That germinated a thought at least one considered worthy of the forum. Why not make it a soft-switch the user can activate by them for their page ? Like that age thing we lie about..... A

Posted by iceng 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


Answers problem

Answers is broken... can't post answers

Posted by mole1 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Answers tab? Answered

Who stole the Answers tab - Please return it

Asked by rickharris 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


answers page

OK ,  here we go agin !  WHERE DID YA'LL HIDE TH' "ANSWERS PAGE ???

Posted by gearhead1951 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


comments and answers

Is it just me, or has the robot separated the comments and answers on our user profiles? My number of comments rose, my number of answers dropped and my best answer % just jumped from 4 to 7. (yay!) My mum always said that I talked too much.

Posted by caarntedd 7 years ago


answer removed ?

I wrote answer to this question and it got removedi dont see any obvious reason why

Posted by 11010010110 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Recent Answers

Filtering answers by "recent" doesn't work? They all seem to be old. Win7, FF 21 Probably caused by an addon? IE works fine.

Posted by explosivemaker 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


Instructables Answers

Sometimes I get annoyed when I'm going through the "Answers" section of Instructables, and instead of linking to "Let Me Google That For You", I give a creative answer. Is this a problem anyone else has?

Posted by Gjdj3 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Instructables Answers

Check out our new Instructables Answers! Have questions about how to build or make something, where to get tools or materials, or about DIY and life in general? Me too. To get answers to all of our questions, we've put together an answers section on Instructables. Ask a question, and help answer questions from the community. Then, choose the best answer to help others with the same question. You can ask a question from almost any page on the site. Look for the blue answers box, and type in your question -- you don't even need to create an account or log in. Upload images to help explain your question.Answers is a work in progress, and while we have many of the key elements ready for you to test, there are a few obvious things we're not quite finished building, but will be up as soon as possible. Upcoming features include:Your questions on your "You" pageIndication of the number of answers and Best Answers for users replying to your questionsMore tips for asking good questionsAbility for the community to vote on a Best Answer to a questionLet us know how you like it, and how it's working. If you come across a bug, please submit as much information as you can to our bugs forum section. Update: Here are some tricks to see the Questions with the most Answers, and the most recent Answers: Instructables Answers Tricks - Sort by number of answers and most recent answers.

Posted by ewilhelm 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


Best Answers

I'm not positive I'm entirely right on this, so if I'm wrong, don't jump down my throat. Thanks. When you reply to someone (I usually do something like, "Thanks,") on a question you've asked, it counts that comment as an answer to go towards your Best Answer Percentage. I don't think this is fair because: 1.) There is no way you can select your answer as a Best Answer (I would never do this, though), and 2.) It goes towards your Best Answer Percentage. In addition to routinely submitting to instructables, I also try to improve my stats (total views, comments, subscribers, ect.). So, my Best Answer Percentage (in addition to many other's %, I assume) has gone down because our answers on our own questions count towards the Best Answer Percentage. Instructables staff, if you could change this, I would be very appreciative. Thanks!

Posted by splazem 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


DON'T ANSWER

Don't answer back i'm trying to learn how to do something. ignore it till it gets to the bottom MTVMusic VideosMTV ShowsEntertainment News

Posted by bdcoco 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago


Answers text.

Would it be possible to change the text that appears in the question box?If it was changed to something like "Can't find what you want with a search? Then don't be shy, ask your question here", then maybe we would have less of things like this.Just a thought.

Posted by Kiteman 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


'answers' is broken :(

On the answers screen, when I choose any question, it takes me to ...what looks like a script generated listing of questions, showing the title of what I clicked on as a link - not the question page like it should. If I go back and choose a different one - I get the same listing page showing the title of the one I already clicked, and a second line with the new listing. Baffling! Edit: Wednesday June 10 - it's back up and running! Thanks

Posted by frollard 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


In need of a answer

DO the treats have to be food,i have an awsome instructable i can do,but you cant eat it.Though it can still be a treat to some one special to you.

Posted by mastertoothpick 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


Answers bug

When ever i try to go to answers page it gives me this error i just started seeing this error today this is what is says.ERROR 500: solr Ex !Exceptionorg.apache.solr.client.solrj.SolrServerException: Service UnavailableCaused by:Server side exception, status = 503: Service Unavailable at org.apache.solr.client.solrj.impl.CommonsHttpSolrServer.request(CommonsHttpSolrServer.java:175) at org.apache.solr.client.solrj.query.SolrQuery.process(SolrQuery.java:297) at com.instructables.solr.SolrSearchServlet.doGet(SolrSearchServlet.java:486) at javax.servlet.http.HttpServlet.service(HttpServlet.java:115) at javax.servlet.http.HttpServlet.service(HttpServlet.java:92) at com.caucho.server.dispatch.ServletFilterChain.doFilter(ServletFilterChain.java:106) at com.caucho.filters.GzipFilter.doFilter(GzipFilter.java:208) at com.instructables.filter.FilterWrapperFilter.doFilter(FilterWrapperFilter.java:47) at com.caucho.server.dispatch.FilterFilterChain.doFilter(FilterFilterChain.java:70) at com.instructables.filter.HibernateSessionRequestFilter.doFilter(HibernateSessionRequestFilter.java:45) at com.caucho.server.dispatch.FilterFilterChain.doFilter(FilterFilterChain.java:70) at com.instructables.filter.TemporaryProFilter.doFilter(TemporaryProFilter.java:77) at com.caucho.server.dispatch.FilterFilterChain.doFilter(FilterFilterChain.java:70) at com.instructables.filter.SecurityFilter.doFilter(SecurityFilter.java:140) at com.caucho.server.dispatch.FilterFilterChain.doFilter(FilterFilterChain.java:70) at com.instructables.filter.SetupFilter.doFilter(SetupFilter.java:68) at com.caucho.server.dispatch.FilterFilterChain.doFilter(FilterFilterChain.java:70) at com.caucho.server.webapp.WebAppFilterChain.doFilter(WebAppFilterChain.java:173) at com.caucho.server.dispatch.ServletInvocation.service(ServletInvocation.java:229) at com.caucho.server.http.HttpRequest.handleRequest(HttpRequest.java:274) at com.caucho.server.port.TcpConnection.run(TcpConnection.java:514) at com.caucho.util.ThreadPool.runTasks(ThreadPool.java:527) at com.caucho.util.ThreadPool.run(ThreadPool.java:449) at java.lang.Thread.run(Thread.java:595)

Posted by albylovesscience 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Errors in Answers

When you try to view a page in the Answers section it takes you to a page with a javax servlet exception. Looks like someone forgot to define a field and it broke the query engine ("Caused by: org.apache.solr.common.SolrException: undefined field Whats"). The error displays as follows: Please excuse me, that was very impolite! - javax.servlet.ServletException: solr Ex ! Exception org.apache.solr.client.solrj.SolrServerException: Error executing query at org.apache.solr.client.solrj.request.QueryRequest.process(QueryRequest.java:95) at org.apache.solr.client.solrj.SolrServer.query(SolrServer.java:118) at com.instructables.solr.SolrSearchServlet.doGet(SolrSearchServlet.java:529) at javax.servlet.http.HttpServlet.service(HttpServlet.java:115) at javax.servlet.http.HttpServlet.service(HttpServlet.java:92) at com.caucho.server.dispatch.ServletFilterChain.doFilter(ServletFilterChain.java:106) at com.caucho.filters.GzipFilter.doFilter(GzipFilter.java:208) at com.instructables.filter.FilterWrapperFilter.doFilter(FilterWrapperFilter.java:47) at com.caucho.server.dispatch.FilterFilterChain.doFilter(FilterFilterChain.java:70) at com.instructables.filter.HibernateSessionRequestFilter.doFilter(HibernateSessionRequestFilter.java:48) at com.caucho.server.dispatch.FilterFilterChain.doFilter(FilterFilterChain.java:70) at com.instructables.filter.TemporaryProFilter.doFilter(TemporaryProFilter.java:77) at com.caucho.server.dispatch.FilterFilterChain.doFilter(FilterFilterChain.java:70) at com.instructables.filter.SecurityFilter.doFilter(SecurityFilter.java:212) at com.caucho.server.dispatch.FilterFilterChain.doFilter(FilterFilterChain.java:70) at com.instructables.filter.SetupFilter.doFilter(SetupFilter.java:68) at com.caucho.server.dispatch.FilterFilterChain.doFilter(FilterFilterChain.java:70) at com.caucho.server.webapp.WebAppFilterChain.doFilter(WebAppFilterChain.java:173) at com.caucho.server.dispatch.ServletInvocation.service(ServletInvocation.java:229) at com.caucho.server.http.HttpRequest.handleRequest(HttpRequest.java:274) at com.caucho.server.port.TcpConnection.run(TcpConnection.java:514) at com.caucho.util.ThreadPool.runTasks(ThreadPool.java:527) at com.caucho.util.ThreadPool.run(ThreadPool.java:449) at java.lang.Thread.run(Thread.java:595) Caused by: org.apache.solr.common.SolrException: undefined field Whats ... The error continues but it looks like an undefined field. Oops. Maybe put some error checking into the code next time guys.  

Posted by ProfessorMoniker 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Hey, when did the "ANSWERS" link show up again on the top orange bar? Answered

I just noticed it is back on the home page even. 

Asked by Re-design 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


difference between circular and rotatory motions?

Asked by asharsha 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


What do you think i should make next? Answered

I need to know

Asked by marcusleydecker 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Wanting improve PLC skills how can do?

How PLC work in education system its impact ?

Asked by mazhar aasim 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago



no reply to best answer

In answers when answer is chosen as best answer there is no longer reply link in it

Posted by 11010010110 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


Is there a way to rate answers?

I keep browsing through Answers, and i have noticed that alot of times, the person who asks the question never really selects a best answer, and sometimes it's because alot of the answers are similar. Is there a way for users to rate on another's answers, selecting a best answer by vote?

Asked by cyc4015 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


Where is the answers tab? Answered

What happened to the answers tab that appeared at the top of the home page? Or is it just me?

Asked by caarntedd 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Best answer problem

I got an email saying I got best answer for this question. My list of best answers doesn't show it. Did the person who asked the question just un-mark the best answer, or is this actually a bug? Thanks!

Posted by kcls 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


What happened to answers?

I just noticed that the "answers" button at the top of the site is gone! What happened?

Posted by XOIIO 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Answers keep vanishing? Answered

As regulars will know I answer a lot of questions (rightly or wrongly!) BUT I have noticed recently that a few of my answers disappear - anyone else noticed this?

Asked by rickharris 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


No Best answers emails ?

Has the system stopped sending Best Answer emails ? I've had a few BAs recently, but no notifications.

Posted by steveastrouk 3 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago


Answers to questions disappear.

I answer questions frequently. Just recently a) I need to click twice on the post button to get my answer to appear b) My answers that apear and look as posted often disappear at a later date. Sometimes within a few hours. Fifrfox, Win7 64bit.

Posted by rickharris 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


Order of comments to answers

Something that bugs me is if I make a comment directed to a specific answer if someone else comments to the same answer there comment separates my comment and now it looks like my comment is meant for the other comment and makes no sense. I wish they stayed in the order that they were written.

Posted by Re-design 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Dont answer 4

Doing it for practice

Posted by bdcoco 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago


Can't Post in "Answers"

OS: Win 7 Browser: Firefox Location: Answers sub-forum Bug: Logins don't "take" on the Answers forum. It accepts the credentials but doesn't actually login. This is an issue across the site but everywhere else refreshing solves it. Even getting logged in elsewhere and then navigating back to the Answers forum does not work although if I leave again for another part of the site I'm still logged in there. Others are posting answers so clearly this is only effecting a subset of the user base, or just me.

Posted by bwrussell 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


I am the answer...

...to Life, The Universe and Everything.

Posted by Kiteman 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Dont answer 2

Still didnt work. i hope it works now

Posted by bdcoco 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago


A link to the Answers forum?

I'm not blind, but I sure can be clueless at times, but I can't find any decent link to the Answers: pages on the home page.  I like helping people by giving (hopefully) constructive responses to their questions.  But  I have the darndest time trying to get there. Just put a link in the top of page banner... Please!

Posted by TheZuke! 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Answers to my questions.

When may I see all my answers to other peoples questions? When I check my in-box it has been saying, since I joined, something like "you will soon be able to see all your answers to questions". Not yet? When? Sorry If i'm unclear. I'll try again soon.

Posted by craftyv 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


jet spec answer?

When jet spec says the hole area should be a certain size on the flame tube does it mean all of the holes added up or each hole?

Asked by mdsmith87 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


rating system for answers? Answered

Why does the rating system give a rating on the basis of a single vote? Seems both biased and silly to me. Actually I don't understand the reason for rating questions anyway.

Asked by rickharris 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Weird glitch in "Answers"

I was surfing Instructables as a "non-member" on our new laptop today, which doesn't have many passwords installed. The Answers side bar had a older question I'd previously responded to, so I followed the link...RE: this Answer thread:https://www.instructables.com/answers/i_want_to_use_the_same_preamp_circuit_of_the_65_f/My response with the schematic links was not present (added two or three days ago.) Several browser refreshes didn't matter. But it's certainly still visible on my normal computer. I'm drafting this bug report there...Both computers are running Firefox 3.0.6. I went back and checked the laptop a second time (was shut down between) and disabled Adblock Plus (I don't ible ads on my main PC.) But no dice, still doesn't display.

Posted by gmoon 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


Answers - it's not this bad...

I was doing a regular check of what coudal were linking and I found this. Spending a lot of time looking at Instructables Answers I'm both amused and interested, (and some other things...): www.yahooanswerfail.com/page/3/ E.g. ive heard a lot about this thing called autism. apparently it's like a special ability some people hav that makes you rly good at card games and stuff. how do i become autistic so i can win at casinos?! 31 - Do midgets have night vision? Posted in Pro because some questions are on the adult-side. It's scary in places, while mostly "sad". The point of this post is to remind those of us who look at Answers that it's pretty good around here. L

Posted by lemonie 9 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Telephone answering machine

I am looking for a machine that will allow people to call a telephone   number that would be automatically answered and relayed to a   louspeaker so that the call can be heard "out loud". This planned as   an analogue system but I am open to everything. The calls should be   limited to 3 minutes. alternative:   an app that would allow me to answer my calls   automatically (hands-off) and listen to the callers without touching   the phone. The calls should be limited to 3 minutes. This is project that is happening in mid-August 2013 in Palm Springs Ca. Usually in Europe I use a  Tiptel 540 SD  but these dont seem   available in the US. Any tips or help are welcome. see web link   http://www.benoitmaubrey.com/?p=1963 Yours electronically B. Maubrey

Posted by Feedback Fred 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


Flagging is not working in Answers

This morning, I tried to flag a SPAM Question (https://www.instructables.com/answers/who-dare-to-click-this/), but clicking on the FLAG link in the box did not do anything: no pop-up menu, just the URL changed to have "#" at the end. I checked with a couple of other posted Questions, and they all behave the same way, so it's something is the way the page is being generated. This is on FF on MacOSX. I did clear cache, cookies, etc. (without having the individual Question page loaded), and saw the same effect afterward. Was there an unannounced update overnight?

Posted by kelseymh 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


DON'T ANSWER 2

Videocan not parse options from: style="margin:0; background-color:#212121; width:423px;">MTVMusic VideosMTV ShowsEntertainment News, {width:425, height:350}It didnt work last time, here 2 try it again.

Posted by bdcoco 11 years ago