Too many forums

There are too many forums. Here are some popular forums I've found. Please list more forums and we can create a master list of them.forums

Posted by starwing123 9 years ago

Forum topic not showing in forum

Is there a delay between posting a forum topic, and when it actually shows  up? I just posted this question: I can see the individual topic, it exists in the breadcrumbs at the top it says it is in the  help: contests forum but if you click those breadcrumbs, the topic does not appear in the forum. It exists all by itself, if you have a direct link. but it does not exist in the category so I can't see how anyone would ever see it. Are threads screened or something before they will appear in their  category?

Posted by eclipsed 7 years ago

forked threads and linear threads

Hi. It's about how are organized threads into forums. Currently forum threads are forked : you can reply to a comment separately, and each of your reply will make a new fork if somebody reply to your new comment ... this makes threads like trees ... Personally, I don't find this system very handy, more particularly when the same thing is being actively discussed in several forks. This system is good for short chats and when commenting instructables, but when it's about debating, it quickly becomes confusing ... For the forums, I'd prefer a system with a linear thread where messages are ordered according to time, and where we have to quote the persons we want to reply to. Several discussion could get "multiplexed" on the same thread, but personally, I find that less confusing as long as there are quotes. What's your preference ?

Posted by chooseausername 11 years ago

Delete forum topic

How do you delete a forum topic ?

Posted by Brandi286 8 years ago

Forum topic not turning up...

My new form topic, isn't showing up on forums...

Posted by KentsOkay 9 years ago

What the...

? I googled instructables forum and found this;=20&sort;=datewhat the heck ? it s exactly like the real instructables forum but the wrong address

Posted by iman 10 years ago

methinks forum sticky is broken....

I do believe the forum sticky system is now defunct, any recent posting goes on top of previous material (including chatroom thread). Awesome new profile page!

Posted by KentsOkay 9 years ago

Forum topics not showing latest post

Under circumstances I can't see, sometimes the "last post" in the forums is wildly out of date  -currently "science" is showing the last post was mine from 11 months ago. I've seen this across all forum topics from time to time. Steve

Posted by steveastrouk 7 years ago

Where'd my forum go?

Can someone help me? I had put up a forum about League of Legends, and its gone now. I dont understand why, but did I violate a rule? Am I not allowed to advertise it? Can someone please help me?

Posted by Senior Waffleman 5 years ago

"preview" in this forum "saves"

When reporting this bug and editing the Topic multiple times, I saw there is a "preview" button when doing changes. I expect this button to Show a preview and then a "save". But it saved immediately. I am truly amazed I find 4 Bugs in my first day of using this Feedback forum. Whoa.

Posted by LeoS31 2 years ago

How long before posts appear in the forum?

How long does it usually take for a post to show up in the forums?  I posted a question to the bugs forum two days ago and it still hasn't shown up.  Is this a "feature" of a non-pro account?  I'm posting this at 9:40 am UTC on 26 February.  I'd like to know when the first person sees this so I have some idea how long it languishes unposted.

Posted by txoof 7 years ago

No categories available when posting a forum topic

I just tried to post a new topic in the Forums, and I cannot select a category. I get the "Choose one:" and the "----------------", but no actual categories. Consequently, I cannot post the topic. I'm in FF3 on WinXP. LinuxH4x0r tested it for me and it worked for him, using FF in OS X.

Posted by CameronSS 9 years ago

Why Are Old Forum Topics Always Showing Up In the RSS Feed?

I realise it is because when someone comments on them/edits the page, but why do I have to keep seeing repeats every five minutes?

Posted by Aeshir 11 years ago

Forum Topics Never Post

I've recently posted to the forums: It does not get posted to the specified forum; however, if I search under my profile I do see it has been made "public" in a way. I've had this problem years ago and was told I was most likely caught by the filter robot-something-mer-other.. So.. I'd like to ask if I can be white listed or cleared. It is very frustrating, especially when I eventually do make an instructable I always have to ask to be cleared for it to show on the site.

Posted by MrRadicalEd 6 years ago

Forum eats replies

I've seen it happening before, and it's happening again for me now: I can't reply to certain forum posts even though they have a reply button. My reply just gets eaten and doesn't post; the page reloads and everything I've typed is gone, the page looks as if I've just opened that forum thread. An example is the latest posting on the thread about international entries in contests: I can't reply to the user from Taiwan who is asking whether s/he can enter. There is no error message or anything. This is frustrating and makes me not want to use the forums anymore. If it helps: I'm using SeaMonkey on XP. Can anyone enlighten me? Edited to add: it looks like I can't even post a new message (this one). I keep ending up on a blank page. I gave it several tries but it didn't work... then, ten minutes later, it worked.

Posted by Moem 6 years ago

The Forum of Peace

As of late, war has spread across Ibles, Ibler's are turning against fellow Ibler, names are being stolen, threads spammed...So in the prevailing darkness, all those who seek peace may come forth and hopefully safely be at peace here.Allowed discussion:~Peace~What is peace?~FRIENDLY religious discussion~BACON~peaceful things, links video etc...~making apologies and righting wrongsMay you go forth in peace and be bountiful fellow Ibler!Can't get the fight out of your system yet? Go to the War Forum

Posted by KentsOkay 10 years ago

We are LIVE!!! - Knex Flux - General purpose Knex forum

Knex Flux is live now, you can visit it here: So, I randomly had that idea and Sandro likes it too and stuff, so yeah, is there any demand for a general-purpose knex forum uniting all the parts of the knex community under one hood? Of course such a forum would need people who actually use it, thus me asking if it would be used ^.^ I could do the hosting, I know my way around such stuff :) This would be in particular good for sharing progress, which isn't really possible on instructables, sharing small projects you don't think are worth a whole new instructable, helping others out and of course all just having a fun time together!

Posted by Sorunome 3 years ago

Versalaser for 6,500!


Posted by FreakCitySF 11 years ago

who's on? indicator

A lot of forums seem to have a bar that lists who's online. is there any chance instructables may be getting one? it would eliminate the long half hours when people sit in front of their computers waiting for a reply that not coming. any chance?

Posted by tech-king 10 years ago

That's weird....

For some reason, some comments I have made and even 2 forum topics have disappeared for no reason in my 2 days absence from instructables... Do you think that someone hacked my account?EDIT, now orangeboard comments are missing.... they were not deleted by poster, but i knew I had 100 comments. now it's 71. Plus my forum topic keywords have changed as well as the category... pics from the missing topic...

Posted by DJ Radio 10 years ago

Embed Instructable videos on internet foruns

Hi there! Being a huge fan of and also the administrator of internet forum about Mercedes-Benz trasnsformed vans, I would like to know if it is possible to have a way to post the videos available for blogs and sites also on foruns. I tried it with BBcode but being not very used to programing gave no luck. I've checked with the support team of the forum and they mentioned "BBCode/HTML replacement" that is not available, If it would be, embeding would be easy... What do you have to say about this? Thanks in advance! :) Regards

Posted by prufster 8 years ago


Nerf was actually sports a long time ago.but now there are nerf guns and swords etc.

Posted by nfk11 8 years ago


I'm planning on make a lego baseball cap. so how do you get a base ballcap and legos to look like this

Posted by littlewaffles 7 years ago

Post threads that get fairly long, are getting cut in half again.

This is a for instance....that I can not read with either MSIE nor FireFox:  

Posted by Goodhart 8 years ago

Would any one be interested in...

Another new knex forum? I know we have KI but I really just need to be working on a forum right now. I'm not trying to like have revenge on KI (I don't even have a reason) but I just don't care for it. They're moving at a snails pace. Sure I won't be able to get a payed host (is it even worth it for knex?) but I don't really think a domain name maters all in all. What you'll have right away if I do start it is. -A front page with details like new posts, latest polls, and of course the Xat chat right there. -I'll probably find some sort of cool style instead of the default. You'll still have a choice in case you're one of those weird people who likes blue, white, and grey. -I'm hoping to have the karma mod installed right away which will basically be rep -I'll hopefully implement a ranking system using knex pieces as images. -I'll have a handful of bbcodes ready such as a spoiler code that you click on a button to unhide whatever you choose to put in it and a youtube code in which all you need is the video ID. There will be others. -I'll have more forums than just knex. I'll still keep the common theme but y'know I think everyone should be able to make a topic in a variety of categories other than "misc." -I don't know basically I'll be taking requests which I usually answer within the week they are posted. If it's a new forum topic that you want then I'll usually add it if it isn't a stupid idea. I'm hoping to add later on a cash and shop system although I'm not sure how soon that will be. Mods will be payed. I'll pick out a good few mods to work the forums for me. You won't need any real exp. all you need is to have good grammar (get firefox! it's a must!) and be active. So will anyone actually go to it if I make it? Please any loyal KIers don't find this as any more of aggression against you. Like I said I just really didn't like your forum and I want to make a forum so I figured I might as well make my own. Alright so if I get at least 5 approvals then I'll make it. It's a lot of work starting out so I might not do it if I end up not getting too far in a limited amount of time. Hopefully I'll have a friend helping me out but if not then it might be slow starting out. I really want to get us a good place to migrate to without being forced to KI. I know some people don't really care for it but I promise I'll try making this place better for those people. I'm not saying that this will be any better than KI but it is another option if people want me to do it. Once again KIers I don't want to start anything so don't think of this as a competition or anything I'm just giving everyone else the option.

Posted by TheDunkis 10 years ago

What does it mean to have a featured Instructable?

I don't know what it means for a post to be featured. I know you get an achievement, but I was just curious what it exactly meant. Please answer. Thank you!

Posted by knexguy237 4 years ago

Question about the New Editor that is driving me crazy: ''since I seem to have all the ODDball problems with the forums :-) ...''

For the past week or so, I have posted a few times that I was having difficulties bringing up the "new" editor. It would error out. I "believe" I have traced it to one of the old greaseMonkey scripts I have installed (I have one installed for IE, and one for FF, which also serves Flock. It seems to be the only thing that has been changed (except for the newest upgrade of FF) that could be causing the problem. (there is another thing being caused; if I do a "comment" search, the comments come up that are found, for about 2 seconds, then they are turned into blank boxes *shrug*). Is there a procedure to "uninstall" the scripts, or will deleting them fix it?

Posted by Goodhart 10 years ago

I have a technical computer problem (in Authors) I need answered soon (well, since I am no longer home, it is no longer a BIG rush....*sigh*)....

But it seems to be held up in the works (maybe because of some of the words used to describe the situation...). if I repeat the question here, I will probably have the same filters hold THIS up too LOL Ok, HERE is the link to the question....

Posted by Goodhart 9 years ago


The blue food bowl in the pics has been replaced cos she ate all the bottom so it wasn't strong and i went to fill it up when she was under it and i didn't know and as i pored it in the food was too heavy and i all collapsed on to of her and she leaped across the cage head first in to the clear plastic walls. (:P ha ha ha it still makes me laugh

Posted by 10 years ago

The lure of the laser cutter

Keeps me coming back for more! I don't even know how to use one. But I do have projects that would utilize the laser cutter. I plan on submitting either 1 or 2 and I think people will love em. Look forward to seeing the amazing ones, the ones cast a light on things you've never even thought of or noticed before, like EMP shopping cart locker.

Posted by FreakCitySF 11 years ago

Spamers and spam instructables

Today i have noticed we have had an influx of spam instructables/advertisments etc.. Are the filters not picking them up on registration? Since reporting every single instructable can be tedious and long winded, would it be possible to have a 'report ' button on someones profile... Take for example one of the more recent prolific spam annoyances: he has multiple posts so a 'report' button would come in very handy. I try and report ibles as i catch them... this may make it easier for serial offenders such as the above example Cheerio Biggsy

Posted by Biggsy 5 years ago

Forum topic:homework

Make a new forum topic for homework...

Posted by fwjs28 9 years ago

Forum Topic

I created a new forum topic under "crafts", but when I got to Community > forums > crafts, I can't seem to find my thread anywhere. Why isn't it there?

Posted by (s)Aint 10 years ago

how do you rate a forum topic?

How do you rate a forum topic?

Posted by bravoechonovember1 3 years ago

No update for contest forum

This is something that has bugged me since the new contests forum section was added. Why is it that when I go to the forum main page, I can see how many posts and replies are in each section of the forum along with when the last post was made and who made it, but the contest section always says that there are no posts and no replies even though there are a number of posts there.

Posted by Twinmum 7 years ago

Robot Marketplace Forum

A while ago Robot Marketplace created a forum that is focused on robotics, and more specifically combat robotics.  If you are interested in this sort of thing check it out.  It has some great potenial if enough people find out about it/start using it.  Here is the link:

Posted by JaredsProjects 7 years ago

Do we need a lego forum?

I personally think there are enough lego instructibles and enough people who like legos. I mean we have a k'nex forum. Please give your opinion on this. 

Posted by vroom...vroom... 6 years ago

Slideshows in forum topics

Zachninme put together this sweet way to embed slideshows in forum topics. I'm posting it because it requires HTML in the body of the text, and only admins can do that.What do you think? Is this something you would use? The images in the Slideshow below are from this forum post. They are not from an existing Slideshow.Show/Hide Slideshow

Posted by ewilhelm 10 years ago

My mum's cards website and craft forum!

I have made a website for my mum! You can buy cards on the main website ( ) or go on a craft forum ( )I would love see you all there and sharing your craft projects!

Posted by ajleece 9 years ago

Forum not searchable anymore

It seems to me that forums are not searchable anymore. At least I couldn't find a way to do it. The search field in the header always leads straight to various instructables which fit the search term... I am using Firefox 20.0 on Mac OS X 10.6.8

Posted by uersel 5 years ago

Creating a Forum Topic within a group should be fixed

According to a recent comment from Rachel, it should be possible to go to a Group, select the [+ New Topic] link, and have the comment appear both in a forum category and in the Group's own list of topics.This is a test to confirm that the fix is deployed :-) I am creating it within the Instructables Help Group, and categorizing it to the "help : feedback" Forum.

Posted by kelseymh 9 years ago

List of Forums doesn't mention new topics, just comments?

I consider this a bug; y'all might call it a feature request. Whatever... :-)The two images below were captures within less than a minute of one another. The list of forums (first image) shows that "RachelisBored" was the most recent person to post to the Art Forum, three days ago.However, the Art Forum itself (second image) claims that "softrevolution" posted more recently, earlier today! The difference is that "softrevolution" created a new forum topic, while "RachelisBored" added a comment to an existing topic thread.To me, this is a bug. A posting is a posting is a posting. Is this something that is easy to fix, or are top-level Forum Topics classified differently in the database than comments?

Posted by kelseymh 9 years ago

Has no one else noticed there are no posts in the contests forum

.... but there are. Its the SAME bug that they had when the "English language" forum was created. Test and verify guys, test and verify. Steve

Posted by steveastrouk 6 years ago

ERROR 400: Error retrieving featured Forums

This is probably just a temporary database glitch, but I thought I'd get it documented.  I tried to access Eric's "How do you like the new editor?" forum topic just now (7 Oct 2009 10:30 AM PDT), and got the error message quoted in the title.

Posted by kelseymh 9 years ago

So... what now?

Right - we have a restricted-access forum, what are we going to use it for?

Posted by Kiteman 9 years ago

Welcome to the Pro Members Forum!

Currently the Pro Members forum only has one category. What are the sorts of things you'd like to talk about here? Pro Features you'd like us to develop? The inside scoop on Randy's next secret project? Let us know, and we'll create a handful of categories to keep it organized. Thanks for going pro!

Posted by ewilhelm 9 years ago

Forum topic lock not showing

Someone at HQ has sensibly "locked" the comment about the awarding of free membership for bug reports where many members were posting their bugs, to deaf ears. However, "locking" puts no special message on the visible if you attempt to find the "reply" button, it isn't present in the locked thread, so, for all the world the forum software looks "broken". Steve

Posted by steveastrouk 6 years ago

How are forum topics sorted?

When I pull up a specific Community Forum, the default behaviour is to show topics sorted by "recent" -- which one has had a comment added now? However, there are some topics which seem to "stick" at the top of the list, for example "Instructables Store" and "World's Largest Piñata" in Community Blog. These "always recent" topics appear to come either from Robot or from I'bles Staff.

Posted by kelseymh 10 years ago

A few small bugs

In the first picture, you can see that sometimes I don't get all of the forum topics. Any ideas why? In the second picture, you can see that on forum topics, and only forum topics, I can't see the box with the rating or who published it etc. (Although I can on other stuff)  Any ideas on that are also appreciated. Also on a similar note, why is the button for sorting by rating gone?

Posted by shadowninja31 8 years ago

Featue Request: "posted in XYZ" in user's "Forum Topics" list?

In the normal lists of Forum topics under Community (e.g., Science) some of the entries have "posted ... in XYZ" showing from which Group the topic originated.It would be very helpful to have that information in my own list of topics.

Posted by kelseymh 10 years ago