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 Yours electronically B. Maubrey

Posted by Feedback Fred 5 years ago

I have an old GE answering machine (digital) what to do with it??

What can I turn my old GE digital answering machine into? Just curious, if anyone has any ideas or has done anything with it?

Posted by antonzedd 9 years ago

Network connected telephone answering machine

I was hoping that SOMEONE made a telephone answering machine with a network connection so that it would do its thing like any other digital answering machine but the messages could be managed over my network. So I did a google search and it seems others have also been interested in such a thing - albeit the most recent queries being at least a year old. The answers were - "I already have that on Vonage" - sorry - don't want voip!! And various programs that would let your computer, with voice modem, do that including linux programs. Well - I don't have a full blown computer on all the time and am not likely to. And so I thought - how about a small computer - but don't have one - couldn't think of one ... And then I thought ..... Raspberry PI!!?? So small and low power that it could even be put in an old answering machine case and low power draw. Does anyone think its enough computer to do this?  Anyone up to inventing one?

Posted by Ted de Castro 4 years ago

Answers problem

Answers is broken... can't post answers

Posted by mole1 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 9 years 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 8 years ago

answers category unanswered and answered switched

to reproduce: at page press unanswered and get a list of questions with answers hit back on your browser press answered  and get a list of questions without answers

Posted by kill-a-watt 8 years ago

Age Not Displayed in Answers listing

.  Getting the following in Answers listings : Asked in Tech by Stickerdude [date] Answers: 1

Posted by NachoMahma 8 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 9 years ago

Me:Discussions:Answers shows no 'best answers' (I have 11)

I have 11 best answers on my 'you' page saying which they are. (hurray)On the "You" page, discussions tab, questions subtab it shows: "AnswersNone of your answers have been selected as "Best Answers", yet.The Instructables Community provides the knowledge and experience that makes Answers such a powerful feature. And by "Instructables Community," we mean you! Answering questions is as easy as making a comment. If the question author likes your answer, it may even be selected as a Best Answer. Find questions to answer, now!Note: We will soon have a listing here of all the answers you've written, not just your Best Answers. "

Posted by frollard 9 years ago

Answers and Email Notifications Bug

When I answer another user's question, and someone replies to my answer, I receive an email notification saying that "You have 1 new answer to a question you asked!" But really, it is just a reply to an answer, and it is not my question.

Posted by Brennn10 9 years ago

answers page

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

Posted by gearhead1951 8 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

What happened to answers?

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

Posted by XOIIO 8 years ago

Recent shows Answered questions

Win 7 FFox  21 On selecting RECENT when looking at the list of Questions in the Answer area I see all the ANSWERED questions.

Posted by rickharris 5 years ago

kelseymh Achieves 300 Best Answers

.  kelseymh recently received his 300th Best Answer. Congratulations and patch have been sent.

Posted by NachoMahma 7 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


Recent Questions and Answers are not so recent at 3 years old when I was doing some only hours old A

Posted by iceng 5 years ago

orksecurity Tops 400 Best Answers

.  orksecurity has had his fellow Iblers click Best Answer over 400 times! Thanks for all the help, orksecurity. .  Patch sent. .  400 Best Answers graphic by caitlinsdad

Posted by NachoMahma 7 years ago


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 8 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

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 2 years ago

cant add answers to custom links

When customizing the links next to You there is no option to add the answers page

Posted by 11010010110 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

Can anyone see their best answer count ?

If I cannot see the best answers accrued in ten years my ten years, my life is over !

Posted by iceng 1 year ago

Best answer count is not in profile anymore.

It looks like the count of best answers is not in the profile anymore.  Is the a bug or permanent?

Posted by Re-design 8 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


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 7 years ago

frollard gets 300 Best Answers

.  frollard has been awarded Best Answer 300 times! Congratulations and patch sent.

Posted by NachoMahma 7 years ago

rickharris Reaches 200 Best Answers

.  rickharris has given the Best Answer 200 times. Congratulations and a patch is on its way.

Posted by NachoMahma 7 years ago

The "Info" block in answers seems to be scrambled

The "Info" block in answers seems to be scrambled.  I'm using firefox 3.6.8.  Refresh doesn't help.

Posted by Re-design 8 years ago

Answer page won't log me in

I am logged in on the main page and the forum but not on the Answers page. I keeps sending me to the log in window.

Posted by rickharris 4 years ago

Is the new answers-less layout permenant?

Just curious, site went down for maintenance today, and now that it's back, the answers section is gone from the title header.  Is answers going the way of the dodo bird?

Posted by frollard 8 years ago

Canucksgirl reaches 100 best answers!

Canucksgirl's fellow Iblers have awarded her Best Answer 100 times. Way to go!

Posted by yokozuna 6 years ago

Spaces dropped in my answer.

In this answer that I've edited 3 times it keeps dropping spaces between words and running them together. I'm using Firefox.

Posted by Re-design 8 years ago

Why is the Answers summary page still running an hour or more late?

It seems that the Summary page listing recent Questions/Answers is roughly an hour behind schedule. When I post an answer, or flag a Best Answer, the summary page remains indifferent (even after multiple reloads) for a substantial time.

Posted by kelseymh 9 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

yokozuna Receives His Patch For 100 Best Answers

.  yokozuna's fellow Iblers have awarded him Best Answer 100 times. Way to go, yoko! Patch has been sent.

Posted by NachoMahma 7 years ago

Better Filters in the Answers section

Currently there is no way to filter for questions that have not been commented on. I really enjoy answering peoples questions, but when i have to dig to find any that actually need answered it is discouraging. I propose another option in the current ones for ones with no answers submitted currently the unanswered tab shows all questions that have comments trying to answer but the user hasnt submitted it as an answer. It may also help to have inactive questions auto set to answered or inactive.

Posted by ddemayo 1 year ago

Steveastrouk reaches 400 Best Answers

.  A big "Way to go, Steve!" for being awarded Best Answer 400 times by your fellow Iblers.

Posted by NachoMahma 7 years ago

jeff-o Receives Patch for 100 Best Answers

.  One hundred Iblers have awarded jeff-o Best Answer! 100 BAs Patch has been sent. Congratulations to jeff-o.

Posted by NachoMahma 7 years ago

Burf Achieves 200 Best Answers

.  Burf has been awarded Best Answer 200 times by his fellow Iblers. Congratulations, Burf, and thanks for being a valuable member of the DIY community. (patch has been sent)

Posted by NachoMahma 7 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 9 years ago

Comment (Answer) only visible to me whilst logged in

I think I made a comment, an answer, a comment in the Answers forum, that is only visible to me while I'm logged in.  Specifically here: I can see this answer I wrote, if I view the above page while logged in.   If I try to view the same page while logged out, the answer I wrote is nowhere to be seen.   Can anyone else see the answer I wrote to this question?

Posted by Jack A Lopez 8 years ago

orksecurity tops 300 Best Answers!

.  orksecurity has be awarded Best Answer 302 times by his fellow Iblers. Congratulations, orksecurity, and thanks for all your help. 300 Best Answers patch has been sent. .  Graphic courtesy of caitlinsdad

Posted by NachoMahma 7 years ago

Re-design receives 500 Best Answers

.  Re-design has been awarded Best Answer 500 times! Congratulations. Patch has been sent.

Posted by NachoMahma 8 years ago

Dont answer 4

Doing it for practice

Posted by bdcoco 10 years ago

seandogue reaches 200 Best Answers

.  seandogue has been awarded Best Answer 200 times by his fellow Iblers. Way to go, seandogue! Patch has been sent.

Posted by NachoMahma 7 years ago

Internet Explorer Loading & Answer Tab

It looks like the IE loading issues have neen resolved, at least on my computer this morning.  And thanks for putting the Answers tab back. 

Posted by diyoutdoorsman 7 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 8 years ago