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  |  last reply 10 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  |  last reply 6 years ago


Authoring question

Hello, I'm working on an Instructable (aren't we all?), and was wondering: with a standard membership, can you add multiple authors to an Instructable? This would be very helpful, especially because my brother was the taste tester for this recipe, and he helped me with it. Thanks! Jason

Posted by Xxxjdog57xxX 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Featured author

 I'm just curious,  How does one become a featured author? I enjoy this  site so much . It's kinda one of my next goals...                                               Thanks                                                                Jim

Posted by coolbeansbaby68 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


For Italian Authors! :)

Hi everybody! Me and Lindarose92 are creating an unofficial Facebook Group for Italian Authors! After I've published my Understanding Italian Gestures ible, I found that there are a lot of users and authors from Italy on this magical website! So, we create this page in order to share ideas, comments and news about our hobbies! Here's the link, if you are Italian and you are on Instructalbes, come and join us! ^^ https://www.facebook.com/groups/712367995475463/

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


What's an author intro? Answered

What exactly is an author intro and how do you write it?

Asked by gogglecrab 7 years ago  |  last reply 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  |  last reply 9 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  |  last reply 8 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  |  last reply 7 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  |  last reply 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  |  last reply 3 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  |  last reply 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 4 years ago


No Replies from Authors

Dear Instructables Management, There is an all too common phenomenon of authors who publish their projects and then NEVER reply back to enquirers. I`ve sent a message to  https://www.instructables.com/member/palladias/ without any reply from her.  I need to understand something from her project.  So how do I solve this. In another case a person has been waiting for 10 (TEN) MONTHS and still no reply. https://www.instructables.com/member/cvscrules/ It just seems to me that authors are looking for the limelight and then disappear.  NOT ACCEPTABLE. Regards, HendrikB7

Posted by HendrikB7 1 year ago  |  last reply 1 year ago


Featured Author: Liquidhandwash

Hi! I recently had the chance to interview liquidhandwash. He has quite an amazing instructables profile that he uses to teach his high school students. Check out the interview! If you think of a question I didn't ask, ask him here!

Posted by tomatoskins 2 years ago


Featured Author: Kludge77

Hi! I recently had the chance to interview Kludge77. Not only does he have quite an extensive instructables profile, but he has his own YouTube channel. Check out the interview!  If you think of a question I didn't ask, ask him here! 

Posted by tomatoskins 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago


Featured Author: Doodlecraft

Hello! I recently had the joy of interviewing Doodlecraft! Not only does she have an amazing blog of her own, but she shares her awesome projects with the Instructables community on a regular basis--often winning a fun prize in the process! Check out her fun featured author interview! If you have any more questions that you would like Doodlecraft to answer, here's the place to do it!

Posted by Penolopy Bulnick 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago


Problem with author stats

They do not seem to be updating at the moment. Views are still showing at 0 on my new instructable, whereas before the site update they were showing almost instantly...

Posted by sam noyoun 11 years ago


Deleting comments as author?

If i am the author of an instructable, shouldnt i be able to delete comments? i can delete my own but not those posted my others.. hope fully i wont have to resort to my other option....(making 30 accounts and flagging it with every single one of them lol)

Asked by A.C.E. 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Calling all Authors

I am staring a new Instructables group called Instructable Writers. It is aimed at beginners who want to write Instructables but maybe don't know how or aren't good with computers. Any Instructable related to this website is welcome.

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


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  |  last reply 2 years ago


How can you tell if you are a featured author? Answered

How can you tell if you are a featured author?

Asked by schoonovermr 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 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  |  last reply 9 years ago


Is it a bug? Answered

In Community : help : feedback does not appears the name of the author. Another suggestion: In each "Featured Author" would be good that the photo/avatar of that author be visible.

Asked by rimar2000 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 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  |  last reply 6 years ago


Why was I invited to the ice cream social? Answered

Just wondering why I was invited to the instructables social. The email says that it is for authors, but I haven't been a featured author on instructables. Why send it to me?

Asked by XOIIO 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 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  |  last reply 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 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 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  |  last reply 8 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  |  last reply 8 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  |  last reply 2 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  |  last reply 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  |  last reply 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  |  last reply 5 years ago


Featured Author: Mark Montano

I just got to interview crafter extraordinaire Mark Montano, check it out here.  If you have more questions that I didn't ask here's the place to voice them!

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


Featured Author Interview: marshon

Hello! I recently had the opportunity to interview marshon. If you have any more questions that you would like him to answer, here's the place to do it! Check out his interview here!

Posted by Penolopy Bulnick 1 year ago


collaboration authors not credited in Instructable

Hi- I recently collaborated with a friend on an instructable, and while it recognizes the collaboration enough to allow me to edit, it never credits me on the instructable page. How can we fix that?

Posted by joanofsnark 3 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


Instructables Author on Anderson Cooper

Instructables author Brennn10 will be appearing on Anderson Cooper's syndicated talk show today, October 24th, for his upcycled Altiod LED Flashlight.  He will be demonstrating his project, and answering some questions as an expert "tinnovator." You can see a clip from the show here If you want to catch Brennn10's segement, check out AndersonCooper.com for airing times in your area. 

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


Feature request - authoring badges

This is a feature request to allow authors to add info/warning badges to their instructables. As an example 1. These would be icons that appear at say top left of an ible, like you have the medals on top right. 2. An author could add a maximum of three badges. 3. These would be selectable from a predefined set provided by your site. i.e. no custom badges. 4. Viewers could then also filter search results based on these badges as well. 5. Examples of badges would be things like     a. Indicate if special tools have been used or not used e.g. laser cutters, 3D printers, rotary tools, CNC etc. not every user has these.     b. Warn users about materials used e.g. dangerous chemicals (flamable, toxic, corrosive), radiation hazard, special protective gear required e.g. gas masks, this is over and above normal safety precautions.     c. warn about age inappropriate content e.g. adult only or adult supervision required. Depending on user response/requests the collection of badges could be reviewed and enhanced. Regards,

Posted by Mojo_JoJo 3 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


more flexibility with authoring Instructables

Hello, Is there a way to put images in the middle of text in a instructable step?  I seem to only be able to put the images at the top.  That's not very useful. There's no way to drag and drop an image where you want it. There also doesn't seem to be any html tag option - it seems Instructable go rid of that button, although I see Instructables from people that tell are using that button.  What's going on? Thanks, Eric

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


Best tools for Instructables authors? Answered

What should a basic generalist workshop contain?  Say you were starting your workshop from scratch and, knowing what you do now, had to purchase new items to kit out the space. What would you avoid? What would you insist upon?  I'm looking more for general philosophies of tool-buying than outright brand names, but I'll entertain the notion of brand fidelity as a heuristic for purchasing trustworthy tools. I intend to use the answers given here to help purchase prizes for upcoming contests.

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


Good news for International Authors!

If you don't live in the US, Canada-minus-Quebec, US, UK, Australia, Belgium, Canada (excluding Quebec), China, Colombia, Denmark, Germany, India, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, or Switzerland, (keep an eye on THIS PAGE for updates) and have been bummed that we can't yet open contests for your country, I've got some great news for you! We're going to give you gifts!  Here's how it works. Editors' Pick gifts Our editors will scan the site for particularly excellent Instructables from international authors.  This way we can tell you we think your project is awesome, even if you don't get a ton of pageviews within the first month.  The number of editors' picks gifts will vary every month, depending on the number of amazing international projects we see. The legal reasoning: while there are all sorts of stringent and varied laws governing contests around the world, the lawyers say we can send you non-contest-related gifts without fear of fines and imprisonment.  Thus, while we're waiting for the lawyers to figure out the wacky legal details for each country, we're identifying the most popular projects each month and sending along a thank-you gift.  Which is a gift, NOT a prize.  Ahem. We desperately want to be able open contests up to the entire world, and are working as fast as we can to make it happen.  (See Eric's post here.)  I realize this isn't the same as being able to enter contests, but this is our attempt to make the wait a bit more pleasant, and let you guys know you're top on our minds.

Posted by canida 7 years ago  |  last reply 5 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  |  last reply 3 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 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 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  |  last reply 3 years ago


How to become a featured author? Answered

I was wondering how you can become a featured author? does anyone know.

Asked by Mysterious_Gal 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 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  |  last reply 10 years ago


Who said this? Answered

"Don't ask yourself what the world needs. Ask yourself what makes you come alive. Then go and do that, because what the world needs is people who are alive." This is one of the most profound quotes I've ever read.  I'd love to know who the author is. Any ideas?

Asked by bajablue 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


Creating 'able. Filenames not the real filename?

I'm finishing my first 'able. I have a zip file on one step, which shows up at the bottom of the text displaying the correct filename but when I hover over it, it consists of a bunch of random letters. Is there a way to have the downloaded filename to be the real filename? Also is it possible to position the filename elsewhere in the text? Thanks, Michael

Asked by MichaelAtOz 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 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  |  last reply 6 years ago