Is this normal ? That i got a warning from malweare?

Posted by ashley van steenacker 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago

Bug? Or silliness?

I don't know if it's a bug, or if somebody's been "quiet bumping" old threads, but when I click the second page of forum topics, most of them are 2 years old.

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

Reformatting bugs

I just published an instructable but I'm dismayed to see the autoformatting has made it look pretty rotten. Steps 2 & 3 have wide aspect ratio images and they have been cropped and rendered in very low quality. The autoplay youtube function (where you can make a youtube video look like a gif) no longer works and the aspect ratio chosen seems to be ignored, so you get the black bars even when you do hit play. Any chance this cropping/breaking can be fixed? Thanks.

Posted by makendo 7 months ago  |  last reply 7 months ago

UTF-8 Bugs

Adding extended UTF-8 characters to Instructables works the first time, but if I edit the page, the editor replaces them all with broken characters instead. I have to manually edit all the characters back before hitting save, or the broken characters are propagated to the web. The characters that I have tried are capital omega (Ω) and the degree sign (°), and I plan to use lower-case mu (μ) in the future. Also, the bug posting form seems to be much more broken in this regard.

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

Contest archive bug

I found a bug in the contest archive. I want to get ideas for the upcoming Make It Fly contest, so I went to the archive and found all the past contests with a fly theme. I clicked on them, but it just sends you to instructables' main page. There is no error or anything, just like if you went to the main page. With a little investigating, I found out that the contests that are in 2017 work fine. All the ones older than 17 don't work and act as stated above. I use Chrome, and wondered if that was the problem. I went to FireFox, but it worked! You could click on a contest in 16, and it would come up fine, but then I clicked on one in 15, and it went to the main page again. Does it do this to anyone else?

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

Bug in showing collaborations

I've noticed several times that if I go to "View Persona" on myself, sometimes it shows collaborations that I'm not a member of there. Now I believe I've determined that after I look at someone else's profile, it shows their collaborations on my page for at least a little while if I look at my own profile. I'm not sure why this is.

Posted by daenris 11 years ago

Lots of bugs in trying to create/edit Instructable

List of bugs: - new uploader doesn't work in Safari-Mac - only partially works in Firefox-Mac. Uploads some files and not others; replaces new files with old one. - editor deletes existing text when opening in another browser. Text was saved and visible before.

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

Why my answer/ comment to a question disappear?

I want to know why my comment disappear?, Thanks

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

I can not download instructions

I get Pro account,but I can not download instructions. When clicked on PDF, nothing happens

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

Are any bugs ever removed from the system?

I was already used to see the "Backend read error" when making a reply in the forum. But now it is getting really annoying! I wrote a nice long and detailed reply, got the backend error and when I clicked on the cross in the corner to close it my reply was gone too. Doing server works, updates or whatever is one thing but it interfers with forum funtions then at least disable the reply function during that time with a nice message informing the user what is going on in the background. This bug exists for as long as I use Instructables and I think a fix is more than overdue. For other bugs we see replies suggesting workarounds but nothing that suggests anything is done about them. How about you offer a page where users can report bugs and see the progress on the work to fix them? Obviously reporting bugs here has no real effect on anything except some replies stating the same problem over and over again ;) The same bug that causes me to go nuts when making a reply is active here too, closing all reply and publish functions during your daily server routine is the only short term fix I can see, unless someone actually start to fix the problems before we have more problems than working functions here.... Or is there any point in showing back end errors and blank pages not to mention that all selections from the category selection are lost?

Posted by Downunder35m 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago

Instructable being buried.

Hi all, I tried to publish an article on the 08/12/2013 which appears to have been caught in the filters. But when it was finally released it was spat out as if it had already passed through the system and sat next to results matching that date. However I checked all that day on both a desktop and a laptop to see it make it through the results. It never showed. As it only had a pitiful 52 views I unpublished and republished to see if that would help. (The same advise mikeasaurus gave me on another Instructable where the thumbnail was broken. Advise I couldn't reply to as the system wouldn't let me leave a message, saying something about a back-end error.) But when republished nothing has changed. It should have gone through the system as if it were new, being visible in both the explore section (at the top of the page) and being at the top of the recent category. As it sits it still shows the publish date to be the 08/12/2013 and it is buried under all the other articles, as if it was published with nothing wrong. Please advise on a remedy as bugs (for me) seem too frequent. With thanks, Go Repairs Additional info: Desktop running windows - browser is Chrome. All is updated regularly when updates are available.

Posted by Go Repairs 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago

Bug: Closing time contests incorrect

The closing countdown is incorrect, because it looks at the local time, instead of the actuall time that the event closes.It doesn' t take into account the time zone

Posted by FriedZombie 9 months ago  |  last reply 9 months ago


1. Legitimate requests for support that are not related to any instructable are no longer shown.2. There is no way to submit such a question other than as a general forum topic mixed in with everything else.3. There is no way to separate "answered" topics from others,4. Everything is sorted by recent - If I want to see if my "topic" was answered I have to scroll through many many topics to find it.5. although there is a small box above to identify this as a question - Not many will see it, what does it do, in principle it looks useful.

Asked by rickharris 10 months ago  |  last reply 10 months ago

I have problems with all your web pages constantly reloading.?

I am unable to look at anything because the page resets and I am back at the top of the page..  I have running IE 8 on XP with SP 3. I have tried the bug forum but that just keeps reseting to the top of the page as well. Thanks for any help you can give me.?

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

Instructable's robot not sending me notifications?

For the past week, I have not been receiving notifications for questions I have asked, or comments on my instructables. They do seem to appear in the orange board, and I have checked my settings for email notifications twice on different computers to verify it is not just me. I have also noticed that my recent replies to people are not answered or replied back to. Although it is difficult to tell since people to don't usually reply back anyway. So if you plan to reply, and I'll keep an eye out for any notifications and keep the page refreshed, and hopefully reply within the same day, maybe then you (the community who answered) can come back and verify if they did not receive the reply? I wonder if the same issue occurs with PM messengers, Not sure. Also how do I submit a bug report? [EDIT:] Posted bug report here, as well as other minor bugs with the commenting system. (might as well kill as many birds with a stone as I can.)

Asked by -max- 3 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago

Name Changing?

I have been on the name changing forum. I have suggested for my name to be changed from "tombuckey" to "Tombuckey"  I know its only one letter but I have requested it over 3 times and still no change? any reasons?

Asked by Tom Buckey 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

i have gnats all over my house no food or garbage anywhere where are they coming from an how do i get rid of them?

I took all the house plants out there is nothing for them to live on   why????

Asked by bsktnut 8 years ago  |  last reply 4 months ago

Site software priorities -- aesthetic alterations vs. repairing functionality?

(Yes, this is a rant.  "Suggestions" are implicit in my complaints...) I am curious as to where the rather long list of known and reported bugs falls with respect to priorities regarding the I'bles server software. For the past few weeks, it has been clear that I'ble staff are "experimenting" with altering the appearance and available features of the sites pages.  Switching information around, removing primary category links, eliminating classified lists within categories. Certainly developing and deploying new features, which add value to the site and thereby (hopefully!) increase revenue, should be a high priority for limited staff resources.  However, it doesn't seem quite so obvious that removing features, or tweaking things like font size and color (which for accessibility should be under control of the browser, anyway), really deserve precedence over repairing problems that have been known for months or years.

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

Bold text bold text not displaying in chrome and mozilla?

For some reason all "bolded" sub-headings in my articles are not displaying in bold highlight. The html code looks okay?I have tried two different browsers with same result. Changing the source code to bold text doesn't work either.Does anyone else have this problem?

Posted by lingib 11 months ago  |  last reply 10 months ago

Missing Link?

FYI,I noticed what seems to be a missing link on the one of the "How to Use the Instructables Editor" pages. The url is: https://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Use-the-In...The missing link is in the first bullet at the bottom of the page:1) A simple guide for creating an all-around great Instructable can be found here.2) Photos are one of the most important aspects of your Instructable. This Instructable is full of helpful tips and techniques to make your photos look their best. 3) Want to get your Instructable featured? Here's a list of what we look for to keep in mind when documenting your next project! 4) A collection full of additional photography, writing, SEO and other resources can be found here!Let me know if you have any questions.

Posted by kedwards999 8 months ago  |  last reply 8 months ago

An attempt to create bugs in the commenting system.

Post comments here, attempting to create errors in the commenting system. Keep track of the steps you take to create those errors. Post a comment detailing those steps here, so that others can try to recreate your error. Then we'll get the error fixed! Resources: Navigating large-response topics *****EDIT 20110115@0930PST***** FOUND BUGS **When clicking on a forum topic, the default sort is "active" when clicking prev/next the link changes the sort to "newest" changing the order of comments. **When a comment thread is featured, the order of the posts change from being ordered by threads, to ordered chronologically (see photos in comments for details) **When you comment, there's an inability to reply to the comment you just left. (not fixed-feature) **When responding to a lot of comments without replying, comments get double posted (occasionally) key: ## = has been passed along to the dev team to look into and fix ** = Fixed/Done ********END EDIT******** (more awesome bug photos)

Posted by StumpChunkman 8 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago

bug while making a guide

I use google chrome in windows 7 64bits and this bug happened to me while I was writing a guide. it didn't let me upload images, select from library or even save the guide. I refreshed the page several times, but the bug still continued.

Posted by tgferreira184 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago

Image Name + Caption Bug

The image names and other info appear when the mouse stops moving over the picture. This happens to be where I try to read captions. It gets annoying to have to wait for it to disappear every time. Any way to fix it other than switch to firefox? (I use IE) Just thought I'd bring this to your attention.

Posted by trooperrick 10 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  |  last reply 9 years ago

Bug: Profil "about" part

I have recently updated my Profile but the “about” part is not displayed correctly. There are some &´s and semicolons that shouldn´t be there. That happens every time I have used an apostrophe in my text (That what an apostrophe looks like know: Hey I´m). What can I do to change that? Does anyone else has the same problem? Thank you very much for your help!

Posted by He Se 1 year ago  |  last reply 1 year ago

Bug: number of followers is incorrect

Hi there! I just wanted to report what I believe is a bug. I noticed that on my profile, the follow button says i have 32 followers, but the tab in the lower left says I have 30. I counted, and found that I do have 32 followers. I have noticed that it was off by 1 before, but I assumed that the follow button was higher because it was telling me what it would look like if i followed myself, or something like that. However, with the difference being 2 people, it cannot be that. Although it is a little thing, it is kind of annoying. I am running a windows 7 computer, using Chrome.  

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

charge a capacitor with a bug zapper ? Answered

Can i charge a capacitor rater for 450v 680uf with a racquet shaped bug zapper's circuit.

Asked by mind power 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago

on discovery channel's monster bug wars, are the 'sound effect' heard real?

On discovery channel's monster bug wars, are the 'sound effect' heard what you would hear if you saw these bugs fighting live?

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

Embedding YouTube Video Bug

When I type in the URL for my YouTube video, it either says, "There was an error embedding the file," or, "URL not valid." Can somebody help me? P.S. The reason that this is in "Burning Questions," is because when I began to select the category to put it in, the category "Bugs," was not there.

Posted by DIYEnPointe 1 year ago  |  last reply 5 weeks ago

Small bug

Just a small bug, on my profile page it says 46% of my ibles are featured...... im not a mathematician, but dont think 6 out of 12 is 46%.

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

How You Can't Report Bugs

There doesn't seem to be a contact route to report bugs on the Instructables website. Having encountered a very annoying bug, I searched the Instructables website and found in the Forums "How to Submit Bug Reports" at . That post has a  link to take you to where you can report your bugs. That link is . Surprise! That link takes you to .....(drum roll!).... . Which is exactly where you started from. After about six circuits of this merry-go-round without finding a way to actually get wherever bugs are supposed to be reported, I just decided to post this so everyone else can have as much fun as I did. If they want to. I think it's a bug, but since I can't find a way to report it, I'll go home now.

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

Whats up with all the bugs??

Whats up with all the bugs on this site?? There have been at least 3 bugs I have seen in the last few days. I'll go ahead and and list them. Bugs: 1- The comment tracker is messed up, yesterday it deleted a lot of everybodys comments. 2- A lot of the comments I post don't show up on the tracker. 3- I cant post links or pictures is comments. 4- You can't search for members or comments. Does anybody know what's up with these?? And are they going to be fixed?? Thanks KSC

Posted by Killer~SafeCracker 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

Misaligned photo details

The detail boxes in photos are now appearing to the right of their obvious intent.  This is occurring in IE9 (Vista 32-bit).

Posted by Strider3019 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago

Last post not working

When I Click the forum topics button on "your page" in the places that I commented last, it says that someone else commented last

Posted by bravoechonovember1 3 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago

Patches: Good, or a destroyer?

I have been informed ( and experienced ) that people with humble PATCHES ( Yes, patches ) cannot have their orangeboard put to use by the public. But PROS can post on these boards. Why?

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

posting images not working for me.

I'm trying to upload pics for my next instructable but it says sorry, file uploads are temporarily disabled due to sever maintenance please try again later I though it was done tomorrow but it was still there. Is it just me or everybody. And is there a way to fix it.

Posted by mikael bl 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago

Corrupted Unpublished Instructables

Hi, I'm new to the site and in starting my first instructable (a photo one) it kept crashing loading the photos.  I now have two unpublished versions of it on my page which I can't edit or delete.  How do I remove them please? Thanks, Lu

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

Comments not working

I can't seem to comment on instructables!  I'm using an iPod touch 4th gen, safari, and every time I press add comment, it reloads the page, and the new comment box will not open up.  Is this just because I'm on an iPod?  It worked just fine a few days ago...

Posted by thegeeke 6 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago

Can't see all of my stats

I can't see all of my stats, I can only see by total visitors. I can't see by instructable or by trafic source. When I want to do this it's loading for minutes and nothing happends. What should I do.

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

List of "featured" on front page slightly different from those on Featured page.

It's a minor thing that may have to do with caching but I noticed that the list of features on the front page is missing an instructable that is shown on the "Show all Featured" page.  See the following screen shots of the front page and the Featured page.  The "USB Dog Identification" is not on the front page. This happened using Firefox and Chrome on Windows XP.

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

Cannot edit or add to collection

I am unable to add instructables to or edit my published collection. Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit, Mozilla Firefox 35.0.1, https://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-Projects-1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9/, Click "Edit" button and get: "Something unexpected happened, If the error keeps occurring, file a bug report!" (https://www.instructables.com/editCollection/error/oops) In attempting to add to the collection, when on the page for any instructable, I click the "+ Collection" button, the appropriate dialog pops up, I chose the collection, click the "+ Add to Collection" button, and receive the "Error Adding to Collection, Please try again" dialog. This has only begun recently, as I was able to create the collection and add Instructables previously.

Posted by irishjim68 3 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago

Problems with instructables on iphone 3g

Ok, the following bug was experienced on the iphone 3g while i was connected on a 4 bar edge connection. I logged into instructables.com and replied to a comment with superjustin 18. or at least i tried. the first time i tried to reply, the safari browser closed automatically and i was taken back to the home screen before the text box showed up. the second time, i could type a reply and i hit "post comment", but while it was loading, the browser quit again, and i was taken back to the home screen. however, a quick check under my computer shows the comment made it through safe on both counts, when i reopened safari, i was logged out, even when i checked remember could this please be fixed soon? thanks if you can!

Posted by DJ Radio 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago

why does my monitor go strange nearly everytime i visit instructables? it stays like it until i shut my computer down!

Often when i visit i get a strange screen . look at the pics they are screen prints! also the old uploader never finished loading! the new uploader said 413 the request was rejected because its size (11797603) exceeds the configured maximum (10485760) i try jpeg will that work?

Posted by 12V 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

Login Problems

Two issues I've noticed in the last week or so: --When I login, it's persistent for approx one hour. If I happen to be replying or posting and go over that time limit, the post is lost. Basically, I need to login multiple times a day on the same computer. Before this changed, I was able to login and it would "stick" until there was a Firefox update. --If I go to "view all" under the community forums, the banner at the top tells me I'm not logged in. But I am--if I go to most other pages, the normal strip of "You / Inbox / Shortcuts / Logout" is there...

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

No cookies?!

I made an account two days ago, but can't sign in at home. I'm currently using my college computer, which logs in fine. Some other login problem posts mentioned cookies not being enabled, however Instructables doesn't seem to be trying to set any cookies. I set FireFox to auto accept all cookies, but when I check the cookie log, there are none from Instructables. Other websites work fine. I checked this computer and Instructables is setting cookies. I also tried IE7 and same problem. Anyone have any idea what's happening?

Posted by Goldfish300 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

View count not consistant

Hey guys, i have noticed a problem with view counts when you are logged into instructables and logged off. When i am logged on, my instructable * https://www.instructables.com/id/My-400-Ikea-Ramvik-Arcade-Table/ * has over 3,150 views and 14 favorites. When i am logged off, or someone else views the instructable and isnt logged in, the view count drops to 947 and only has 9 favorites. After refreshing a couple times the view count goes up to 2,144. And then if i log back in again, the view count is back to over 3,150. Whats going on here? 

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

What kind of bug is this? Answered

I saw this on a window and snapped a shot.  Taken in Tucson, Az

Asked by onrust 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

Why are bugs repelled by blue?

I just noticed this ; bugs don't like blue. Why ?

Asked by Quest for Questions 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

I am a very unhappy zombie.

Look at me, I'm hideous! I tried to prepare everyone for the Zombie Apocalypse, but I published my instructable and it hasn't appeared in "Recent" yet! Since nobody was ready to combat the undead, I was overrun and turned into one of them!But seriously, it's been like eight hours since I published and it still hasn't shown up. The last three or four 'ibles I made did the same thing, one of them took a day and half to show up. By this point it won't even show up in the first page of recent instructables. How am I supposed to get people to see this if it takes this long to show up? What gives?!?!? ****UPDATE 7/17 @ 7:40pm****Well, it STILL hasn't been added to the recent list! Now I guess it'll have to wait until after the weekend. Grumble grumble grumble . . . ****UPDATE 7/18 @ 9:40am****Thanks to Lemonie for spotting my instructable . . . buried eight pages deep in the recent list! Somehow, despite the fact that I didn't publish until thursday 7/16 (I didn't even take any of the pictures until wednesday) it says I published it tuesday. It's entirely possible that it's been on the recent list the entire time, just pushed three or four pages back from where I expected to find it. I don't know what's going on here, but I don't like it. I may try to unpublish it and then republish as an entirely new instructable to see if it'll get bumped up, but I don't know. What if it gets caught by the filters again and doesn't show up for several days?If any of the admins read this thread, please look into this for me!

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

Software Bugs

Hi all, I came to the forums to ask you to try and break my software. You will find the link to it in my instructable. If you manage to break the software please inform me. Thanks, PREDATOR

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