Am I missing something? Does anybody know how to order comments oldest first. This most recent comment first thing is making me nauseous.

Posted by hazmat456 2 years ago


I am at a all time comment shortage so SEND ME COMMENTS ON MY POSTS!

Posted by NYPA 8 years ago

Can't see comments, can't make comments

Some days I can't see the comments on the instructables.  Sometines that's the best part!! Today is one of those days. HELP!!

Posted by bizzycrafter 4 years ago

How to remove comments ?

I'm wondering if i can delete comments that i do not like in my instructable?

Posted by emilk 10 years ago

i have notice a weird comment bug going on...............

I have noticed that some people's recent comments are not their own comments. several unknown members that have not posted any comments at all suddenly have thousands of comments (a member called "erics instructables" supposedly posted 417,000 something comments, and we have not seen his name around). "evil instructables robot" has not posted a single comment the last time i checked, and now he has 27,000 something comments this also means that the posters of the comments dont have them. instructable member "j-chode" has a message saying on his profile that he has not posted any comments at all and he wasnt banned.......... can this problem be fixed?????????????

Posted by DJ Radio 10 years ago

Comments Missing

I had an encouraging comment and a reply on my instructable: After I changed my main picture the comments are not to be seen. Do help me out. Thank  You

Posted by Passion Make 4 years ago

Comment indentation with new comment border updates

I found a bug with the new comment update. In a chain of comments, if you pick one, then click reply, the box shrinks slightly as it should for a new comment so you can see it's indented. When you click cancel though, it doesn't go back to its original size. Clicking reply and cancel again shrinks it more. Woops! Picture 1: the bug Picture 2: what it looked like before I broke it

Posted by Jayefuu 8 years ago

Comments Functionality?

Your Comments Section really sucks. Actually, it's pretty much non-existent as far as I can tell? There is no way to follow up on comments you've made, (or even find them), there's no subscription, there's not even any kind of sort function. (Newest, Most Popular, Oldest). C'mon.. look at any random internet page, and they will have a more functional Comment engine. It shouldn't take much to improve this.

Posted by FishNinjaY 3 years ago

Comment Tracker

When I check my homepage, I notice that by putting my mouse over the "Youv" I get a small menu of options. One of the options is "Comments." When I have new comments, it will say "Comments (x)." I really like this feature, I find it useful, but I am having a problem where it will say "Comments (2)," but I have only one new message. This is not a very urgent bug, nor am I sure it is even a bug, but it would be much appreciated if it could be fixed or amended in the near future. Thanks.

Posted by Whaleman 10 years ago

Comments not working

I have the same problem as the previous user who wrote Recently whenever I comment on a question the page "scrolls" down like I have commented, but no text shows up. Sometimes this happens with my version of Chrome (15.0.874.121 on Mac osX lion), but a page refresh usually shows the comment. I checked again once and about 4 hours later, but nothing shows up... Any help? :) I am having this problem on a bunch of different machines. I am sad as I want to post to the contests but cannot. I cannot answer comments on my 'ibles. Another thing is that the front page seems to not refresh either. i.e. I recieved congratulations your on the home page messages, but I don't think that I am. I would have posted on the other users thread, but can't comment

Posted by fjordcarver 6 years ago

I see a few "you have comments" indicators, but they don't show.

Several times now, I've seen indications comments were made about one of my posts, but scrolling down, they don't show. Has the format changed so much we now have to jump through hoops to get to them?

Posted by KellyCraig 7 months ago

I confirm - comments are not working

Comments, forum answers not working at least 19 hours already. I wouldn't have made a new topic, if I could answer one of the existing ones.... There is nothing to take screenshots of. I write a comment, click submit button. Page scrolls down. I scoll up, no comment has appeared. Checked many hours later, still nothing. Nothing on my profile either. Attempted to post again (3 times in one topic) still nothing. This is not a problem of some specific computer, I tried linux ff, mac ff, mac chrome. Other two topics confirm. Please fix it. Check databases on these users who have complained maybe there's something wrong.

Posted by Libahunt 6 years ago

Videos don't play

I could not play the video on, either in IE 11 or chrome 42. Also, there do not seem to be any recent comments. The one I left this morning disappeared immediately afterwards - I clicked through all the pages to check. 

Posted by pefferie 3 years ago

Comments not working

Here is the error message that I caught User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 8.0; Windows NT 6.0; Trident/4.0; GTB7.2; SLCC1; .NET CLR 2.0.50727; Media Center PC 5.0; InfoPath.2; .NET CLR 3.5.30729; .NET CLR 3.0.30729; .NET4.0C) Timestamp: Fri, 2 Dec 2011 12:42:28 UTC Message: '0' is null or not an object Line: 6690 Char: 23 Code: 0URI:,/static/js/us/scriptaculous.js,/static/js/us/builder.js,/static/js/us/effects.js,/static/js/login.js looks like it is related to the new logon update maybe

Posted by fjordcarver 6 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

Why will a comment disappear?

Th3_jungle_inv3ntor again.  Why will a comment disappear from the comments on my instructables?  I was meaning to reply to the comment, but when I went to reply to it, it wasn't there.  Thanks for answering all my questions.  :)

Posted by th3_jungle_inv3ntor 5 years ago

Can't not make comments.

I tried to add comments to other peoples Instructables and that didn't work. I also tried to reply to a comment on my Instructable. Help!

Posted by cateddy 9 years ago

image comments test 2

Trying to make image comments firefox 3.0.5 on arch linux

Posted by 11010010110 9 years ago

"Comments" in member stats disagrees with the "comments" box in profile.

So I was on my profile, and I noticed the comments number on my member stats is much higher than in the "Comments" box in my profile, seen if you scroll down a little bit down.  The difference between both is 9575 (OVER NINE THOUSAAAAAAANNNNNNNNNNDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD!!!) comments.  This could cause some confusion for newer members. Also I've noticed that in the "comments" box, it's only showing comments I have posted on instructables, and it doesn't count forum topic comments or orangeboard comments.  That may have something to do with the discrepancy.

Posted by DJ Radio 8 years ago

How can I add comments my Favorites?

How can I add comments to my Favorites? Thank you

Posted by greatscotmagic 9 years ago

new idea for flagging comments

The current method of flagging will still happen, but i just wanted to add to it. i think the author should be able to remove comments from their ibles and topics if somebody else flags the comment first. if the author flags the comment, then its up to the staff

Posted by DJ Radio 9 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

Why Are New Comments Going To The Bottom?

Instead of the top? I liked it better the first way, it was easyer to keep track of new comments. If there was a ton of comments, you would have to go to the last page for the new one.

Posted by Spl1nt3rC3ll 10 years ago

How to report rude/ biggoted comments

Someone commented that my kids costume was the most "ghetto" they have ever seen. This is a rude and biggoted comment that should not be tolerated at this site. Please take steps to clarify with this individual what is acceptable and not acceptable commentary. I have attached the pics they commented on. Thanks, rhernand64

Posted by rhernand64 3 years ago

Time difference in comments section

Hello, There is a 10h gap in the comments section under my Instructables. Comments received now, show like 10h back. On the other hand they are Ok in my Discussions menu . See screenshot. Regards Ilian

Posted by FireSword 1 year ago

Direct Links To Comments

.  When on , when I click on someone's comment synopsis it will take me to the appropriate page and "auto-scroll" the page to the comment (eg, / #xxxx). It would be nice if this happened everywhere. .  Along the same vein: It would be nice to have links on pages similar to;=all that go straight to the most recent comment.

Posted by NachoMahma 8 years ago

cant see all comments

Hello,  I cant see all the comments in this theme statistic buttons says, that the theme contains 1423 comments, but the "More Comments" button works only at first press. I am able to see only last 65 comments.  can you fix that please ? regards :) 

Posted by luuxiii 10 months ago

Comments are missing from Instructable

I noticed that many comments are missing from this Instructable: The oldest comment I see now is 21 days old.  There are many comments missing from earlier...    Specifically, it looks like 20 days of comments are missing starting from the launch of this Instructatble. Any idea what's wrong?

Posted by ihart 4 years ago

Greasemonkey script for instructables comments

I put together the tiniest of GS scripts to make the comments a little easier to read. Click the GS script to install.

Posted by fungus amungus 10 years ago

Commenting Not Functional

When I try to leave comments on Instructables, they won't post. The button seems inactive, and the bottom of the browser screen says 'Error on Page' when I click. I've tried on Chrome, Firefox, and IE. Anybody else having this issue today?

Posted by ShrimpSaladCircus 6 years ago

Unable to make comments

Every time I come across an instructable and try to post a comment no matter how many times I click Make Comment nothing happens it will not post my Comment at all. I don't know if it is because the instructable is too old or what one said on the last posted comment 3 months ago, another was 8 months and the third one was 2 years ago. I just don't know why I can't make any comments. Please Help.

Posted by Graydant 3 years ago

Error 500 when deleting own comments

When I try to delete one of my own comments, I get an error page that starts with: ERROR 500: java.lang.NullPointerException Am I not allowed to delete my own comments? Thanks!

Posted by BicycleTutor 9 years ago

I cant add comments to orangeboards

Title sez it all. Am I stupid?

Posted by Keith-Kid 9 years ago

Cannot reply to comments from you:comments: reply

This bug has been going on at least two or three weeks. When I get an email notification of a comment, and I hit the "reply" link in the email, it takes me to a web page with a valid-looking box for typing the comment. I type the comment, either in a browser or a smartphone browser, hit "post comment," and it vanishes - without a trace. No way of getting it back. This bug does not appear on other pages, just this one. So replying to comments directly from emails does not work.

Posted by susanrm 6 years ago

Timestamps on comments *were* UTC/GMT (update)

I notice that today all of the comments are listed with times eight hours ahead of Pacific time (e.g., a comment I posted at 1:10 pm is being displayed as 9:10 pm). I suspect that the server which generates the comment display needs it's TIMEZONE locale adjusted. UPDATE 29 Jan 2009: As Noah announced below, the TIMEZONE for the comments server has been reset to UTC-8 (Pacific time).

Posted by kelseymh 9 years 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 7 years ago

Where are my comments?

After posting my most recent "Instructable"  I received a couple of comments and responded to them. Later I made a couple of edits to my instructable and the comments disappeared. Where did they go?  Can they be restored?

Posted by MaskMarvl 3 years ago

deleting or hiding comments from your proflile page

Does anyone know how to hide or delete comments you have made from your home page

Posted by knex N craftin apocolypse 5 years ago

iBle comments not displayed if coded ID used in URL

. If I use , the comments are not displayed.. If I use , the comments show up.. See also

Posted by NachoMahma 9 years ago

I can't reply to some comments

HI I was trying to reply to comments on these pages: I click reply and nothing happens. I clicked it several times and then I closed and reopened the internet. It's only these two pages that I have trouble with.

Posted by Tornado96 7 years ago

Multiple comments posted to Instructable

I am seeing that multiple copies of the same comment are being posted to my instructable.  This seems to be a newer bug happening over the last few weeks.  It is only occurring for some posters. For example, user jacobv10 and usmang6 each posted the same comment 3 times.

Posted by ihart 2 years ago

Edited my 'ible and the comments disappeared

User tomatoskins commented on my instructible a few days ago then when I edited my 'ible due to some mistake (I left out a number) and when I checked how my'ible was doing after editing The comments were gone. How can I make them go back? 

Posted by Laesaurus 3 years ago

Pictures in comments

Hey guys i have found a bug with this website. I have found out that i cant click(site wont let me)on pictures in comments to make them bigger. This is a huge bother to me since i build the things in those picture comments most of the time. Um i hope this helps the admins fix what ever it is going on here.

Posted by silentassasin21 8 years ago

Some people can only see some comments in a topic?

I've just had an accidental argument with Dombeef, because there are comments on the topic below that he can't see, but I can.

Posted by Kiteman 7 years ago

Removing someone else's comments!

I'm sure this must be covered somewhere but I can't figure out how to get rid of someone's inappropriate comments on my Instructable.  Any help is appreciated.  I went to the comment, clicked flag.  Marked as inappropriate.  Does it just take a few days? I don't want my project to be a platform for a loudmouth that isn't even speaking about the project.

Posted by paleotool 7 years ago

invisible comments

Several family members are now Instructable members so occasionally we like to check and see what each other has said about an Instructable. On every occasions when we go to the Instructable comment section we can not find each other's comments. To double check we swapped member names and passwords but as feared we could only see the comments for the member names we were logged under. Ironically we can see all (?) comments by other members. I logged this as a bug and sent several emails to but nothing, no response and no reply. Has anyone else experienced this trouble or have any idea of the cause?

Posted by thinkahead 10 years ago

Trouble commenting

I'm not entirely sure if this is the right place to post this, or even if it's a real bug, but my problem is that I can't reply to comments.   Following the bug reporting guidelines: 1. I'm using Windows 10 Home ("Version "1511") 2. I've tried using Google Chrome, version 51.0.2704.103 m, Firefox, version 43.0.1, and Internet Explorer, version 11.420.10586.0. 3. This problem occurs across all of my projects.  I got one comment to go through a couple weeks ago, so I wondered if maybe I've just been waiting too long to try to respond?  (I specifically just tried replying to this comment to check the problem: 4. Screen shots are boring, since it just shows a comment box like I need to hit 'reply'.  When I press reply nothing happens though. 5. Steps to reproduce... log in as Hello Kitty and try to reply to a comment on one of my instructables ( Help would be appreciated!  Thanks!

Posted by Hello Kitty 2 years ago

Make comments easier to read

UPDATE: With the recent changes to the comment layout, this isn't needed any more. Stylish is still fun to play with though. Check it out! I find the comment threads to be a bit tough to follow. Definitely hard to scan when the threads get complicated anyway. To make this easier for myself I made a Stylish script for Firefox. You can see the before and after pictures below. Try it out and let me know how it works for you. Step 1 - Install Stylish for Firefox Step 2 - Install the Lined Comments Script

Posted by fungus amungus 8 years ago

We really need to be able to see a person's first comments!

Don't you think? I am very frustrated by not being able to see eric's or Kiteman's very first comment ever! You just can't see it if they make a lot of comments. I think that's a shame.

Posted by Lithium Rain 10 years ago

Why can't I make a comment for some projects?

I had a look through the FAQs, but couldn't find the answer, so thought I'd ask here... There is a project for making conductive paint.  It's a pretty neat ideal which I plan to try.  I wanted to make a comment about the construction method, but when I clicked in the comment box, I got a pop-up telling me to sign-in.  At the top-right corner of screen where it said "You" had changed to "Sign in". At first I figured it was some rule, for example, either I'm an Instructables Virgin who hasn't posted a project yet so can't make a comment or maybe you need to have a Pro account to make comments. However, I looking at a couple more projects, I clicked in the comments box but did not get the Log in pop-up. Are there any rules/restrictions for making comments to projects?

Posted by alloydog 4 years ago