Photo captions

In my most recent ible. I had 19 pics with photo captions. Only 4 showed up with the captions. The rest nada. Why did my captions disappear . I have never had that happen before. Is this a bug or just my good luck?

Posted by WWC 5 years ago

What is happening to my questions and forums input. Answered

I published an ible 5/31 and only 4 out of 19 pics had the captions show up.  Posted a bug in forums about it and now it is gone. Posted a question about the forums disappearance and seems it is gone now as well. So this question is about all of these  mysterious happenings here on Instructabes.  What has happened to my posts and pic captions?

Asked by WWC 5 years 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

Missing Photos from Instructable

Can someone tell me why some of the photos of my instructable are not being displayed?

Posted by MaskMarvl 4 years ago

Missing part of prize

I won third place in the dyeing for color contest a few weeks ago. I filled out all of the paperwork instructables sent me and received 'most' of the prize. However when the box came, it was missing the 12 white cotton bandanas. I have messaged the contest manager, and service@instructables, but neither has returned my messages. What do I do to get the missing part of my prize?

Posted by KristinM5 2 years ago

Missing Instructables :(

It hasn't been a month since I've posted my last ible and I won't be able to post ibles on a regular basis for the next few months, but I already miss instructables :( . I'm trying to concentrate on my studies for a while but I can't. I really wanted to participate in the Zombie contest (I'm a huge fan of 'walking dead!), but it takes time to collect the materials, make something, document it to post an ible, I hope there will be more Zombie contests in the future. Anyways, just wanted to say, I'm sure I'm not the only one and I would really appreciate any suggestion and consolation so that I can stop feeling sad about missing instructables and concentrate on my studies for some time. Can't wait till my exams are over!

Posted by Muhaiminah Faiz 5 years ago

Answers ??? What's happened to answers ?

What's happened to the answers field on the 'ibles main title ? Its gone, as of this morning's update ? Steve

Posted by steveastrouk 8 years ago

Missing Pro Account Status

1. Operating System: Windows 7 Professional SP 1 2. Browser: Google Chrome V 31.0.1650.63 m 3. URL of Occurrence: 4. Screen shots attached  5. Looking at comments or Profile doesn't show my "Pro" tag, viewing the pro-signup page doesn't give me a notice that I already am a pro member, and viewing the "Pro Membership" tab on my "You" page shows an error messages that says I am not pro and that I am  "USER IS NOT MARKED PRO! INVESTIGATE THIS!" I have a promocode Pro membership from robot that should not expire until March 2014. 

Posted by XaqFixx 4 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 6 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

my .pde file is gone from my instructable

Https:// Hi, the linked file in my instructable (the .pde at the bottom) is not linking to the correct file.  It's spitting out some unknown thing.  Could you please fix it? J

Posted by i am jen 6 years ago

Favorites not listed but still favorited

I've been a member for 5 years and always used to login using facebook. That now appears to not be an option, but I can still use the email to login, however my favorites list is empty, though when viewing an instructable I know to have favorited, is still shows as a favorite. What the hell.

Posted by aclark17 1 year ago

Where's my instructable?

I published an instructable on Playing Free Online Games Offline several days ago, and it still hasn't come out. They say it's supposed to take up to 24 hours but mine has already taken 3 times that long! Any idea what's going on here? The picture is the one with the odd instructable.

Posted by yourcat 9 years ago

Intro content replaced by code

I tried to add new photos to a published instructable and now the text for the introduction is replaced with code that starts. {"context":{"footer-robot":{},"you-image":{},"spinner": Is there any way to get the content back? I'm Using Firefox 42.0 on Lubuntu The URL is Thanks

Posted by huffee 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

I published a Instructable yesterday, but now it doesn't show up anywhere. Anybody know what is happening?

I published a Instructable yesterday, and on my "You" page it said I had 2 Instructables, but now I log in and it only says one. I'm very angry because I spent a lot of time making it but now it disappeared.  Does anybody know what is happening?

Asked by knex lover 8 years ago


A few weeks ago i published an instructable(the Pyro System) and it remained unpublished for several days. eventually it just dissapeared from everywhere and the link i was given said it had been removed by the author(me) which i had not done. but on halloween i remade the instructable and republished it. it remained unpublished until today when just a couple of minutes ago, it too was deleated and cannot be found anywhere. please help.

Posted by budsiskos 9 years ago

Instructible doen't show

Hi! I posted this yesterday and got this direct link, which shows perfectly ( but my post doesn't show and can not be search. What's wrong..? My other instructable ( has 350 views, but no comments and no likes. Well when i compare this post to others I kind of wonder, if the rating system is broken on my post..?

Posted by inspiredwood 5 years ago

What happened to "Groups?"

What happened to Groups?They still exist--you can still add your instructable to a group.The only way I could search or explore Groups was to click "Groups" on my personal page, then on the "Join other Groups" link at the bottom of the page. I couldn't find another way in (other than the advanced Search function.)There doesn't seem to be a simple or straight-forward way to access them otherwise... I sure don't see a way to create a new one (not that a little weeding-out of the existing groups isn't called for.)Edit: Oh, wait, I see it--you can Submit a new group.But a lot of casual users probably aren't even aware they exist...

Posted by gmoon 9 years ago

Missing comments from instructables.

I've checked my comments and they've seemed to not be posted on others instructables and even on those of my own. My comments are missing...Anyone know what may cause this to happen ???

Posted by N1K1_1NC. 4 years ago

One of my Instructables is missing?

Hi there! I have created 24 Instructables, but only 23 are showing. I don't think I missed a second page, as there wasn't one when I selected 'view all'. Many thanks for any ideas. Karen

Posted by WUVIE 3 years ago

Missing Followers/Following

For some reason I can't see my followers list or who is following me. People I had followed are no longer shown as being followed by me. 

Posted by Not_Tasha 1 year ago

"Recent" button missing

Hi As usual, every morning I start my Chrome browser with gmail and instructables tabs. This morning I was looking for the recent i'bles, to find out the "Recent" button is missing from the drop-down Explore menu. I suppose this is happening because of long i'bles titles in the Recent list. Most probably the "Explore" menu have a fixed dimension. Thanks, w.  

Posted by wrongname 4 years ago

Missing a charger for a Rockwell Shopseries cordless drill - charger RS2800K

Can any body help? I inherited the Rockwell with 2 batteries but no charger. Does anyone know where I can find one or make one. It is  18V with 3 pins:  a + and a - on one side and a - pin on the other. Have contacted Rockwell and searched the net but unable to locate.

Posted by ZenatheKat 5 years ago

Missing Question

I entered a question about if a wired detonator with a 9 volt that is linked to steel wool would burn hot enough/long enought o ingite either aerosol or blackpowder for projects i mess with and it never appeared and idk why. Basicaly my question was..would a 9 volt with 1 wire to each terminal with aligator clip on each wire with a peice of steel wool clipped into each 1 burn hot enough and long enough to ignite aerosol or gunpowder. Idk why my question is missing and im really hoping for a quick answer on my problem and question.

Posted by trf 8 years ago

Instructable missing from its category -

An Instructable I published last night is not showing up in its category. I cannot pull it up under "Technology" or using recent under "Soldering" where I had published it. The link I have for it is - Is there something I need to do to try to republish it?

Posted by Dave-T 6 years ago

Parts of ALL my instructables Missing No Image Notes

I just looked at my Instructables and found that ALL the notes in the images are missing. if you look at the 2 images you can see the note is missing from the first, I can still see the note in edit mode. I almost had a stroke when I though that they had all gone. it could be related to the bug i reported last week. ​when I look at the draft instructable, either in the preview mode or by clicking on in in draft, I cannot click on the photos to proof read the notes, or get an idea of how that step will look. The next issue is, i used to able to sent the preview link to a friend, so they could also proof read it and give me feed back, that now doesn't work either. Could you please fix this I use them for teaching kids, and the instuctables are not much use without them.

Posted by liquidhandwash 3 years ago

Missing parts in a published Instructable

Last night I composed a new Instructable using the New Editor and my iPad II. When I opened the Instructable after publishing to make a small correction, I discovered the whole Introduction was missing, even though I had saved it to the Instructables site rather than to my device. I had to do the Instructable over and delete the original version from the site. i posted this as a comment in another thread and Kiteman suggested I post this as a separate topic. Apparently, others have had similar problems. I am puzzled because a few weeks ago I published an entire Instructable from the same iPad and everything worked just as it should.

Posted by Phil B 3 years ago

What happened to early entries in this contest?

I am just wondering what happened to the early entries in this contest? There are quite a few of them missing. I sent an e-mail to about a week ago and received no reply. I had an entry, "Embed an OEM GPS Into Anything" and received no communication that is was disqualified, removed...etc. Just one day it was not in the contest anymore. Can anyone tell me what happened? Have any of the other authors already posted questions about this and I am missing them? Thank you all for sharing your knowledge and making this a great site! - Charles

Posted by technogumbo 9 years ago

Where did my favorites go?

I no longer see them or the option to save a topic as a favorite.

Asked by ljhopkins 5 months ago

3D Design Contest

I posted an entry for the contest on the deadline (Oct 12th) and would love to see it up for voting... is there a problem with the entry?

Posted by rwinscot 5 years ago

All my favorites are gone

I recently changed my username, and immediately afterwards all my favorites disappeared! This was the case on both my computer and the android app. Is there anyway to retrieve them? Thanks!

Posted by DoctorDIY 1 year ago

what the f !

The instructable i was having problems publishing earlier, the pyro-system, has now completly disappeared. it isnt in published or unpublished sections and when i go to a link i saved earlier it ays it was removed by author. what has happened? please fix it

Posted by budsiskos 9 years ago

Instructables App

Hello, My daughter has recently discovered Instructables on my phone, and now she wants the app on hers.  Does anyone know what happened to it?  I have tried the Family Sharing feature for IOS; however, it isn't on my list of purchased apps... Thoughts?

Posted by cyberogre 1 year ago

Instructables not showing up

Last night (May 23, 2012) between 9:00 PM and 11:45 PM Eastern time i posted 2 new instructables. One of which has been featured. Problem is they are not showing up on the technology page or the Electronics sub page. There have been several instructables posted today that are showing up on the page. They have even been accepted into a challenge or 2. I also posted an instructable back on May 15 2012 and it is missing as well. Since this one has been missing for so long i sent an email to asking about the issue. The email was sent 2 or 3 days ago and i haven't heard back (other then the auto reply that is sent). All 3 show up on my profile and show up on the Challenge and contest pages they have been entered in. They just don't show up in the Technology page like then should or the sub category they should be listed under. What do i need to do to get this fixed? Here are links to the instructables affected. FM Listening Bug posted May 23 FM Bug Detector posted May 23 Universal USB Power Supply posted May 15

Posted by mpilchfamily 6 years ago

Still waiting for my featured banner..

Ok, at the rick of sounding churlish.... MWAHH! I want my featured banner! I got this email a week or so ago, >clipclip< I understand if the dudes at IHQ have better stuff to do than apply graphics to project title pics atm , just wondered if it was some kind of spoof. Anyone else have this happen? Cheers, Bosh

Posted by bosherston 9 years ago

Where are they now?

Having disappeared for a while myself I've noticed some other familiar users have vanished too.Does anyone know what happened to these people?FrenchCrawler since Jul 19, 2006last comment Jul 31, 2008. 1:30 PMlast instructable Dec 10, 200737 instructables930 commentslast myspace login Last Login: 07/05/2008 Tetranitrate since Jul 3, 2006last comment Oct 19, 2008. 12:37 PMlast instructable Jul 25, 200844 instructables837 commentsAlexTheGreat since May 12, 2006last comment Oct 16, 2008. 6:03 PMlast instructable Jun 8, 200818 instructables250 commentswatermelon since Apr 4, 2007last comment Dec 29, 2008. 4:06PMlast instructable Oct 22, 200819 instructables223 commentsVIRON since Jun 2, 2006last comment Aug 18, 2008. 11:34 PMlast instructable Oct 23, 200712 instructables641 commentsThese are five users I've noticed to have gone quiet. that have previously contributed a lot - I make no apologies for missing anyone else.L

Posted by lemonie 9 years ago

One Front/Thumbnail Image Not Displaying

Hello, I have an odd problem.  On one of my submissions, the front/thumbnail image stopped displaying.  It was OK some time ago.  I have tried deleting the old image, re-uploading it and re-selecting it without success.  The image is perfectly visible in the "edit" page and image library - as well as on a computer outside of  The problem can be seen when searching thus: I don't know beforehand if it'll show here, but I'll attempt to attach the problem image to this message. Any advice appreciated! Cheers.

Posted by Adeldor 4 years ago

Disappearing Unpublished Projects.

I started writing an instructable a hour or so ago, and saved it. I got the message that it had been savd, and got no error messages. I hadn't added any images to it.I just came back to do a bit more on it, and it's gone. No sign of it in my unpublished list.A quick glance through my unpublished list, I see that at least two other unpublished projects without images that I made a brief start on in the last week or two have also disappeared.Personally, I haven't lost much, they were just notes to remind me to actually do the projects, but it could just as easily have been a huge ible I lost.That makes it an important bug that needs fixing before too many people lose too much work.

Posted by Kiteman 9 years ago

If you are reading this, then I am back with a small apology.

If you are reading this, then I have gone.On holiday, that is.I brought my little laptop with me, but forgot the wall-wart!I'll be popping in as borrowed laptops allow, but otherwise I'll be properly back in just over a week and a half.(UPDATE: I type on Friday 7th, 21:30 UK time. I will be unlikely to post again until a week on Sunday. For those who asked, we are going to based in Alnmouth for the next week.)So, I return, and find somebody has flushed a little too imaginatively, and left it dripping down the walls...An apologyMy email notifications say I have had hundreds of comments recently - I doubt I will read them all, so I apologise to anybody who does not receive a reply. If it was important, PM me.

Posted by Kiteman 8 years ago

Missing "Next" Button in Inbox

Am I crazy or is the "next" button missing? 

Posted by Brooklyntonia 1 year ago

Reply & Comment buttons missing

In this important bug topic, none of the comments have "Reply" buttons any more, and the "Comment" buttons have gone missing. Has the offer been withdrawn?

Posted by Kiteman 6 years ago

Missing links in profiles

Hello everyone When I open any profiles, I only get the overview link at the left side, there used to be other links like followers etc. Is there a reason that they are gone? Or is it a bug? Kind regards Laurens

Posted by Laurens-Wuyts 1 year ago

No PayPal for One year membership gift?

The Paypal button seems to be missing....on the one year membership. 

Posted by pianotips 7 years ago

Missing Hard Drive

My teacher's laptop booted up one day and gave the message "internal hard disk drive not found". The hard drive makes a kind of clickin clunking sound on startup. His college class files are on there, along with our yearbook. Any ideas?

Posted by gimmelotsarobots 10 years ago

I will be gone until Saturday-im back

Well, I am going to camp for the next week. I will bring my iphone, but my bet is the reception will be shoddy.I will miss you all. pce.UPDATEim back.

Posted by DJ Radio 9 years ago

Where Are The Other 93 Membrs

As the 200 member to join Free 3D Printing I went to see the other members and only saw 107 = ( 6×18 ) - 1 that leaves 93 = ( 200 - 107 ) missing from the roster. Perhaps your membership only posts up when you submit an ible ? A

Posted by iceng 5 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

New masthead missing profile shortcuts -- FIXED

This may be a new record for a bug report :-)  As soon as I refreshed after tonight's rollout of the new channels, I saw that the masthead had problems. The primary bug is that all of my profile shortcuts (You -> Settings -> Customize) are missing.  The secondary bug is that the orange and yellow background gets cut off to the right, just after the word "You".  Those colors ought to extend to the proper right edge of the page. UPDATED:  The shortcuts are there, but they are really badly hidden.  In the blank bit of masthead between "You" and "logout", hovering the mouse brings up a menu of the shortcuts.  Not only is this amazingly counter-intuitive, it violates some basic rules for accessible content. UPDATED AGAIN:  The cutoff is set by my browser (Firefox 3.6.3, MacOSX 10.5.8) window's physical width, not by the logical width of the I'bles page. UPDATED AGAIN, for Rachel:  Added three full-window screenshots.  The first shows my normal Firefox window, with the horizontal scroll bar to the right; looks normal.  The second shows the missing masthead, when I scroll right to try to find "Shortcuts".  The third shows what happens if I shrink the window to a small size:  the masthead gets eaten up. FINAL UPDATE:  Rachel rolled out some bug fixes overnight on 20-21 April, and this problem has been fixed (at least for FF 3.6.3).  Thanks, Rachel!

Posted by kelseymh 8 years ago

Mouse Mouse is Missing!

Mouse Mouse was last seen on tour with us at Austin's SXSW earlier this week. He made lots of friends at Dorkbot on Saturday, but someone walked off with him while we were setting up at Sunday's PopSci party! Did he go on walkabout, join a punk band, or leave with a cute female Mouse Mouse? We hope so, but suspect he was simply abducted and can't contact us for help. If you have any information, please let us know! No kidding, I only made one1 and would really like to have him back. Drop me a note if you've got any news on his whereabouts. We'll take him back, no questions asked.1Yes, I can and will make another, but it's my art project, and therefore unique. (You may know how to make more children, but still want to keep the ones you've made.)

Posted by canida 10 years ago