what happened to featured authors?

What happened to the featured author interviews? the last on was back in february

Posted by bravoechonovember1 3 years ago


Thanks, Instructables!

Author Newsletter Top Authors A quick word of appreciation to Instructables for their sending a Leatherman as a prize for us. Most unexpected, and greatly appreciated. THANK YOU!

Posted by chuangt2u 6 years ago


Pro can't enable 'author intro' tick box

It's not as if I've got anything interesting to say, but when I tick the 'author intro' & click save settings, nuttin' happens.Error in page says:Line:484Char: 3Error: 'feedBack' is undefinedCode:0URL: https://www.instructables.com/you/customizeI'm using IE 6 SP2 on winXP.

Posted by tim_n 9 years ago


Who is the real "Kiteman"?

I found this at https://www.instructables.com/about/ Who is the real "Kiteman"? Both authors has the same alias. (Actually I already know the answer! hehehe.)

Posted by sath02 5 years ago


pro: can't add author notes to top of instructables

Not that there is anything interesting to read but I can't change the user preferences - I tick or untick the boxes in the user preferences and hit submit and nothing happens. Neithermy work Win XP IE 6 SP2 pc works neither does the iPhone.

Posted by tim_n 9 years ago


Overly Featured Authors

I'm happy to see the ladies on the front page and their work is fantastic, but I'm on the site every day and it seems that 75% of the time I am seeing giannyl (published in March) and 25% of the time jessyratfink (published in May).  I haven't see the April dude on the front page once.  Did you have a "Sexy Bunny vs. Guy Who Dresses Very French" focus group? How exactly it this rotation determined and why does it rotate back to one person?  Is it based on views? Regardless, perhaps it could be changed up a bit to allow other authors some front page time? And just a quick aside on the 50s era wording "much more than a pretty face"...Will you please continue to reference how authors look in future features?  I would love to see "For a handsome dude, this guy sure knows a lot of math!" or  "This moderately attractive author has created some gorgeous pieces" or even "At least his soldering iron is hot."

Posted by annahowardshaw 7 years ago


Pro Author Bios

You can now display an author bio at the top of your Instructables. Check mine, or look at the image for an example. Who will be the first to discover where we've hidden it?

Posted by ewilhelm 9 years ago


What Happened to the "Author Box'

There used to a "author box"(with the name of the author, date published, etc), on forum topics and questions.  What happened to it, it's kind of annoying, because every time I want to see who the author is, it isn't there. Does anyone else fine this annoying? P.S. sorry if someone else already made a topic on this, I looked and couldn't fine any. AI

Posted by JaredsProjects 8 years ago


Author image stuck?

I think my author image and stats card is stuck. I know it should probably be showing at least 100 more views than it currently is and it is not showing my change of avatar. Nothing huge, just thought it should be pointed out.

Posted by The Ideanator 8 years ago


No more author names?

I have noticed that the author's names are not attatched to the posts anymore, i.e. -"My Post" By:Tinker83- in the intro. is this going to be a permanent fixture or is it something temporary? it's not a huge problem, but its kind of nice to just look up and see who wrote it.

Posted by Tinker83 10 years ago


Favorite 20th Century Author

I'm not sure how many people out there enjoy reading but I sure do.  I'm also always curious as to what kind of books other people enjoy.  So I'm going to be you all what is your favorite 20th century author and book. This does not mean an author born in the 20th century, but rather one that has published a book in said century. If any of you are wondering what mine are then I'd say my favorite author is John Stienbeck, and my favorite book would be Brave New World By Aldous Huxley.

Posted by wenpherd 8 years ago


Subtle non-bug with new "(author)" comment identifier

As I've noted in a separate thread, there's a new feature in comments -- any comment by the original author of the Topic, I'ble, Answer, whatever, is identified with "(author)" next to their name, and now with a blue background on the full comment text. There's a subtle bug involved with this. When the original author first creates a comment, either at the top level or by replying to someone in a thread, their comment shows up without the annotation. It is only after reloading the page that the "(author)" and blue background appear. UPDATE 3 Feb 2009: As Lebowski has noted below, this is not actually a bug, and definitely isn't important to "fix" :-)

Posted by kelseymh 9 years ago


Featured Author Interview: Andrea Biffi!

I just got to interview  Andrea Biffi, artist and engineer! Check it out here and don't hesitate to reach out if you have any questions. Leave a comment, and Andrea will surely get back to you with an answer (and perhaps a string of emoticons). 

Posted by tinaciousz 4 years ago


Help page: author, the answers

Q1. How can I change password? A1. Press setting then click, password. Q2. Why is my instrutable is not update? A2. Because, it take time to update your instrutable. Q3. I want to make new group but where? A3. Click on, Submit, then click on, Make a new group, but make sure you don't have the same name of the group as the other group.  

Posted by wat. 8 years ago


(removed by author or community request)

Why can't Instructables do away with the "removed by author or blah blah blah" thing. It just clutters things up, and doesn't really serve a purpose. If instructables wants the person that made the comment to know it was removed, email them. Any time we have to remove something that can't be edited, it leaves behind this garbage. Before, there was a set rhyme and reason to deleting posts and not having that happen (bottoms up!), but recently I created a post which was the first reply to the first comment in my $1 security hardware instructable, and noticed a glaring error in it and IMMEDIATELY deleted it (because there was no EDIT function) and it left one of these steaming piles of Yak poo in the comment thread. PLEASE - GET RID OF THESE ANNOYANCES! Win7 Ultimate Google Chrome Version 32.0.1700.19 beta-m Aura $1 PC Hardware Security Power Lockout deleting reply

Posted by SuperTech-IT 5 years ago


Created Instructable Draft and want to transfer author credit

A fellow member was working on a project he was talking to me about. I encouraged him to write it up as an instructable but he's still in the thick of it. I created an instructable draft outlining his project adding links he'd sent me. The text is all pretty much directly from our conversations and I just wanted to help him get started since his work should really be out there. I've added him as a collaborator on the project, so he can edit it but I want to give him full control to publish it and show up as the author since I figure he'll be taking over at this point. Is there a way to do this?

Posted by dathomar 3 years ago


Featured Author Must have the photo

Sugiero que la primera imagen de cada "Featured author" sea la foto de dicho autor destacado. I suggest that the first image of each "featured author" be the photo of that featured author.

Posted by rimar2000 6 years ago


Featured Author: TinkeringProductions

Check out our most recent featured author, TinkeringProductions!  Got a question I didn't ask?  Ask it here!

Posted by Danger is my middle name 4 years ago


Featured Author: DeandrasCrafts

Did you see our newest featured author interview with DeandrasCrafts?  Is there a question you wish I had asked?  Now's your chance!  Ask it here!

Posted by Danger is my middle name 4 years ago


Featured Author: The King of Random

Check out our most recent featured author interview with The King of Random!  Got a question I didn't ask?  Ask it here!

Posted by Danger is my middle name 4 years ago


Featured Author: bricobart

Hey everyone!  Check out our latest featured author interview, bricobart!  Got something to say?  Questions you wish I asked?  Now's your chance!  Share it here!

Posted by Danger is my middle name 4 years ago


Featured Author: Tarun Upadhyaya

Hey everyone!  Check out our latest featured author interview, Tarun Upadhyaya!  Got something to say?  Questions you wish I asked?  Now's your chance!  Share it here!

Posted by Danger is my middle name 4 years ago


Featured Author: dtextor

Check out the interview I conducted with maker extraordinaire, dtextor (aka Dominik Textor)! Leave your comments and questions for Dominik in the comments of this post.

Posted by xxlauraxx 3 years ago


Author Options showing on other people's threads

When visiting other people's threads in the forums, the author options box is showing on the right hand side.Bug is repeatable on Firefox 3.0.10 Windows XPScreenshot taken on https://www.instructables.com/community/answers-is-broken-/ but the bug seems to be repeatable on all forum topics.

Posted by whatsisface 9 years ago


New bug from bugfix release? No author info box on forum topics or Questions

I notice that on forum topics and Questions (both new and old), the author information box is missing.  It's still present on Instructables pages.  I presume this is a bug introduced with today's bug fix rollout (and thanks to Rachel for that fix!).

Posted by kelseymh 8 years ago


Featured Author:Partybot

Check out the latest featured author interview with Partybot!  Got a question you wish I had asked?  Crazy costume ideas?  Share it here!

Posted by Danger is my middle name 4 years ago


World's Smallest Workshop, Mead Honey Wine, Making Glove Molds

  World's Smallest Workshop Mead Honey Wine Making Glove Molds Stainless Steel Rose Catch a Cockerfly Fun Stool from Trash Chair 55 Gallon Drum Easy Coffee Liqueur Sandwiches Leather Mountain Bike Grips Crocheted Peas in a Pod Field Sink Featured Author: noahw Triple Chocolate Brownie Cake Transform a Lawnmower

Posted by randofo 8 years ago


Has listing your Instructables authorship / creatorsship on LinkedIn helped get a job?

I decided to add my Instructables experience from creating and authoring on my LinkedIn profile.  Has anyone used their Instructables experience to get a job or move up in areas like technical writing or education/training.  I'm sure the content of the instructable will provide experience in a related field, but I am interested in the writing and creation experience that goes with it.   What has been your experience, good/bad?  

Posted by hegure_ryu 3 years ago


Smell Graffiti, Build a Net Gun, Crowd-Sourced Haircut

  Smell Graffiti Build a Net Gun Crowd-Sourced Haircut Hobobeque Breathalyzer Microphone Projection Bombing Mobile Party Bike Fun Science TV-B-Gone Hoodie LED Throwies Dollar Store Parabolic Mic The Eyewriter 3D Face Projection Make a Seed Bomb Create Signs that Confuse

Posted by randofo 8 years ago


Soft Pretzels, Modify a Rubik's Cube, Steampunk Keyboard

  Soft Pretzels Modify a Rubik's Cube Steampunk Keyboard The Evil Geocache Coffee Cup Cake Milk Crate Garden Cheap Screen Printing Adjustable Paracord Chair Knex Piano Playing Robot Baking Bread Chest Camera Rest Easy Solar Oven High-Power LED Bike Light Coffee Cup Ceiling Aid Auto-Watering Plant Nursery

Posted by randofo 8 years ago


Easy Chocolate Truffles, Mother's Day Ideas, Sew a Custom Bag

  Easy Chocolate Truffles Mother's Day Ideas Sew a Custom Bag Guy's Guide to Buying Flowers No Sew Duct Tape Pouch Double Chocolate Cheesecake Make Bath Bombs DIY Faux Pearl Necklace Waterproof Tablecloth Apron Sewing Spa Slippers Cook an Impressive Meal Kids Wall Art Paper Bead Bracelet Hands-Free Book Pillow Gifts for Women

Posted by randofo 8 years ago


Bubble Machine, Sleek iPad Stand, Laser Cut Wedding Dress

Bubble Machine Two-Ingredient Ice Cream Laser Cut Wedding Dress Secret Minesweeper Pillows Simple Workbench Sleek iPad Stand Special Effects Makeup USB Game Pad Alcohol Stoves DIY Boom Box Desktop Skee Ball Make Viking Era Paint Altoids Stereo Mixer RFID Car Immobiliser Solar Hot Air Collector

Posted by randofo 8 years ago


Custom CSS to enhance instructable

Hi, I would like to use custom CSS to enhance my instructables. It's possible to use inline css but I don't like it because it is very limited and inefficient. Are we allowed to define custom classes or import a custom style sheet and how can we do this? I'm especially need this to have hover effects and set opacity etc. For example I want to have a hover effect on the very last (inline) image link of this instructable: https://www.instructables.com/id/3D-printed-anti-spy-camera-cover/ thanks for the help.

Posted by kasperfish 3 years ago


Maker's License?

I have a few Instructables I'm working on - none posted yet - but i'm debating on what would be the best licensing...On the simple project, I'm going to go with the Creative Commons (attribution, share-alike) license.The other project is a different creature - I'm looking at creating a general purpose widget - then others can adapt the widget to their specific use. To get others involved in adapting the widget, i would start a contest here and offer a prize to the best adapted (or 'remixed') widget.Here's the dilemma that haunts me a little...1) A man or women that is 17 years old adapts the widget to fulfill a need that many people can use. Everyone is happy. Then, 6 months later, their adapted widget is being sold at the local hardware store. Great! Except that the Maker isn't getting any kind of design fee for the commercial product - and could have used that money to help with their college expenses...2) A man or women that is 67 years old adapts the widget that becomes the 'must have' item for seniors. This time it's being sold on QVC and being promoted in AARP magazine. Great! Except that the Maker isn't getting any kind of design fee for the commercial product - and could have used that money to help with health expenses...As for me - i'm looking at only attribution for the general purpose widget and waive any kind of design fee for commercial use for myself...BUT -If someone designs and makes an adaptive widget that really takes off - then i would like them to get credit and at least reap a little fiscal reward for their blood, sweat, and tears that they put into it if it takes off as a huge commercial success.Again - just attribution for me (it's a general purpose widget!) - the thoughtfulness in making comes from adapting it to a specific use - it's fun - but it takes work too.When i get ready to post - I was thinking of a...Makers License 1) Attribution, share alike, I waive any and all commercial fees for the general purpose widget2) Remix Fee: a) Remix Makers fee: You can build a Remix Design for yourself - however - if you intend to sell the remix to others then a remix fee applies. The remix fee to the author is limited to $1.00 per item you sell. Contact Author for fee arrangement before selling.OR b) Remix Maker waives all fees.I don't know - am i over thinking this?Any help, advice, or suggestions - Please Post!Thank You,-MM

Posted by MasterMonkey 9 years ago


Messed Up URL!! Can it be fixed??? Help

Okay. So, I finished my first Instructable!! Then, I screwed up. I was on the last step when I published it & It put my last-step title in the URL & removed my Intro pictures!!!! If I click on the "See All" button, it shows correctly. I've tried to fix it but can't. The name (& Intro title) of the Instructable is: Arduino Ultrasonic "Parking Spotter", which should be in the URL. Instead, the URL is: https://www.instructables.com/id/And-One-Sketch-To-Rule-Them-All/ "And One Sketch To Rule Them All" is the name of my last step! What can I do to get it to: https://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-Ultrasonic-Parking-Spotter/ I've tried UN-publishing it, but that didn't work. :( Help would be appreciated! Jeff (AptPupil)

Posted by AptPupil 5 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.

Posted by CLASSIFIEDINFORMATION 10 years ago


Featured Author: Ashleyjlong

Hi everyone! Recently I had the joy of interviewing the author Ashleyjlong.  If you haven't read it yet just head on over here and read it, I'll wait... Now that you've returned this is your opportunity to ask any questions you have for Ashley!

Posted by MsSweetSatisfaction 3 years ago


My Gift Exhange Entry

My entry for the author gift exchange: https://www.instructables.com/id/fischertechnik-Scorpion/ Thought to share. -r

Posted by ftking_83702 8 years ago


If you are an author that has entered a contest in the past , present, or plan to in the future, please read.

I wanted to start a page to thank our sponsors for donating prizes for the fabulous contests that Instructables has created. I am going to start a new thread under "Authors word of thanks To Our Sponsors! If you have entered a contest in the past, present, or plan to in the future and would like to thank our sponsors, please share your thoughts. If we give them our love, maybe they will sponsor bigger and better prizes! If you have won in the past, please mention the sponsor or item that you won. Thank you for reading this! Have a splendorous day! Sunshiine

Posted by sunshiine 6 years ago


Review Quality of Instructables

Looking for some feedback on quality of my Instructables.  What key element(s) am I missing to win those awesome grand prizes? https://www.instructables.com/member/DiyWaterDog/instructables/ Of my 51 projects I think 49 have been featured. I have more than my share of robot T-shirts. :-)  What do I need to improve to impress site visitors and judges enough to get more votes and views? Yes, I have been through the Instructables class...  With 49 featured, I must be doing something right.  What do I need to improve?   Please don't look at this as being greedy, but would really love one of these grand prizes one of these days.   I'm sure any comments would benefit all authors. Thanks in advance and Keep Making! Love this site and community! DIYWATERDOG.

Posted by DiyWaterDog 1 year ago


Whatever Happened to Tim Anderson?

I was looking through Tim Anderson's Instructables and noticed he hasn't posted any more of his awesome stuff in a few years at least. I was just curious what happened to the guy, since he seems to have been a major Instructables community member for so long, and I'd like to know where I can find any more of his cool projects, if possible. 

Posted by ilpug 4 years ago


Miscounting View Counter

Recently, I have noticed the amount of "views" shown when I look at my instrucables is inconsistent. Let me provide some back-story... At my house, I use an HP desktop running Windows Vista. On this my family runs Internet Explorer 9. My Mother has a Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 and she uses the most recent version of the Instructable's mobile app. I have a Samsung Galaxy Media Player 5.0 which also runs the Instructable's app. For those of you familiar with the new and updated app, you know that before selecting any instuctable you are able to see the number of "views" and "favorites" that item has attained. A few days ago I published another instructable. Being very excited to see how the community would react, I was checking the "views" frequently and noticed the numbers seemed odd. After further exploring the topic, I found that my personal device would show one number while my home computer ad my Mom's tablet also showed different. What I mean by this is the number of "views" before I selected my instructable on my device was different from when I clicked on it on the same device. It was also different for the tablet and the computer. I understand that as time goes on my "views" will increase, but these changes were ranging from 2,000 "views" to 4,000 "views". I don't know if this is a side-effect to me since I am the author of these instructables or if this would happen when I view other people's. I also don't know if this affects other attributes (i.e. Favorites, Comments, etc...) or if this happens exclusively with "views". I will keep my eyes open for relevant information and keep anyone interested posted for changes. I know this is not a major issue but it is indeed an inconvenience. If anyone else is experiencing the same problem please leave a comment so I know I'm not the only one. Also, to the people who take care of these bugs, please let me know if there is any more information that you need to help you out.   -mymyjames2000

Posted by mymyjames2000 4 years ago


Every single Instructable is verified by an editor to be on Homepage/Featured?

I'm just wondering if every single Instructable is viewed by one of the editors, or an algorith/program chooses the Featured Intsructables or both? I think that real people are choosing them, but someone made me unsure about that. So when an Instructable gets featured we get an e-mail that "one of our editors thought that you are awesome", so I think that editors are choosing them, but do they check all recent Instructables? Or have they any software help?

Posted by Imetomi 2 years ago


Instructable SPAM combat

I looked around a bit in the forums and didn't see anything on this topic, but I may not have looked far enough... I keep tabs on Instructables.com by watching my RSS feed, and I'm frequently annoyed by seeing blatant SPAM coming up in the feed.  Usually SPAM instructables have a photo/video with hyperlinks to an external site, and they're the very first published instructable under an account that was created only hours (or minutes) earlier. Is there a way that new accounts would be put on probation, requiring that their first instructable pass the sniff-test before being published in the RSS feed or elsewhere?  Perhaps long-established or trusted members with good karma / reputation (yes, borrowing concepts from other sites here) would have the privilege of giving a thumbs-up to non-spam instructables? Now, I'm not suggesting that this be a complex moderation system or that the instructable even be halfway decent -- just that it's not blatant spam.  If a first-time publisher posts spam, they get a thumbs-down with a boilerplate explanation of why their post isn't in the RSS feed.  They continue to be on probation until they post their first non-spam Instructable. Now, of course I realize that logged-in members to Instructables have the ability to hit the "SPAM" flag on an instructable, but in my opinion the damage has already been done.  At the very least, these users can be directed to the Marketplace forums.   I look forward to your constructive criticism. :)

Posted by Kozz 7 years ago


Authors?

This is posted in Help: AuthorsWhat exactly is this category for? Help with spelling and grammar? Writing styles?Or is it for people looking for other authors to collaborate with?

Posted by Kiteman 10 years ago


New Featured Author Group!

This is for all the Featured Authors on the site! We've created a Featured Authors Group to keep all of you and your interviews organized.  Please join the group if you have had a Featured Author Interview!

Posted by Penolopy Bulnick 5 years ago


Double Celebration!

Wow, not only have I just been made a "Featured Author", but I have just gained my 600th Follower! Thanks to Wilgubeast for the article, and a special patch to Supersoftdrink for helping me hit the big six-oh-oh. I've got to say I'm really proud to join the likes of Lemonie, Scooch, Jessy, Caitlinsdad, NoahW et al.

Posted by Kiteman 7 years ago


Instructable is plagiarized (not a bug)

Hello whomever is reading this,I was online, today, and I was looking up different recipes for thermite. Upon searching Google, I came upon two different results that were quite intriguing. Here are the two results:https://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-thermite/andhttp://how2dostuff.blogspot.com/2006/01/how-to-make-thermite.htmlIf you follow these links and read the steps, you will see that they are nearly the exact same and that the author does not give the second website credit. (Notice the dates)This is an obvious act of blatant plagiarism and I believe that the person whom wrote this instructable should be confronted about doing so.Thank you for your time,Christopher Karr

Posted by chriskarr 9 years ago


New feature: comments by topic authors are identified!

As part of the Answers Release, it looks like a new minor feature has been deployed. All comments from the author of a Forum topic are identified with a little "(author)" next to their username. The same is true for comments to Instructables. Very useful!

Posted by kelseymh 9 years ago


Are you a contributing author to How to Fix Absolutely Anything by Instructables?

Are you a contributing author to: How to Fix Absolutely Anything”? I am a contributing author to the book “How to Fix Absolutely Everything, A Homeowner’s Guide” by Instructables. It is a book on home repairs sold at Amazon my article in it is on Oven Element Repair. I have an author’s page at Amazon and I was able to add “How to Fix Absolutely Anything: A Homeowner’s Guide by Instructables.com” to my authors credits as a contributing author. http://www.amazon.com/Josehf-Lloyd-Murchison/e/B00QAKE94W If you are a contributing author to the Instructables book and you have an author’s page just ask for it to be added. If you do not have an author’s page, go to this sight and create one and ask for How to Fix Absolutely Anything: A Homeowner’s Guide by Instructables.com and Nicole Smith to be added to your author’s profile so you can get the credit as a contributing author. https://authorcentral.amazon.com/ http://www.amazon.com/How-Fix-Absolutely-Anything-Homeowner%C2%92s/dp/1629141860

Posted by Josehf Murchison 3 years ago