OOPS!!!

Instructables won't let me post comments or reply. everytime i try to do so it tells me that session has expired even if i barely log in.

Topic by Wii_User 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Oops!

Over the years I've done a lot of things that didn't work out well, and I try learn something from them  hoping to avoid similar problems in the future. I think ibles  needs a place to share these 'educational moments'  to help others avoid pitfalls and to console with laughter anyone who is sitting amidst the ruins of their own project.   So here's the  place to share.    I'll go first........... My first dramatic failure at about age 8 - Gluing glitter onto balloons. Not a good idea. The glue popped the balloon (I think it was 'airplane glue' ) The result was glue and glitter everywhere (including in my eyes) and a lot of unhappiness. Then there was the hot glue surprise -  Using a glue gun to close drip irrigation holes in a garden hose.  It plugged the holes and worked just fine in the overcast cool spring weather. Then a rare sunny day  heated the hose, and all those plugs melted and the holes started jetting water.  I hadn't realized how hot a green hose in the sun could get. And I have made some just plain stupid moves - like spending hours pulling all the shreds of paper out of the toothed wheels on the paper shredder.... you know how they get sucked inside.  After getting it all clear I thought I might as well lubricate the thing with spray silicon stuff.  So far so good. And then I was so excited to see how it much better it would work, I turned it on.  Flash of flame, slightly singed eyebrows, and a TOTALLY dead smoking shredder.  Ummm.... it's really worthwhile to let solvents totally evaporate before turning on electrical things.

Topic by mole1 3 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago



Oops, now what? Answered

Question by yokozuna 10 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Raspberry pi. Oops. Answered

I just got my brand new raspberry pi model b in the mail yesterday. Today I was booting it and plugging it in and I slipped and broke the little silver thing (right next to the power plug) clean off. I haven't checked to see what it is yet but now my pi won't boot. What should I do? Could I solder it back on? ( I can solder pretty well) or should I do something else? Please help.  Thanks, Bud

Question by budhaztm 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


EXTREME typo

Hi folks! No big deal, just reporting a minor typo: On https://www.instructables.com/contest/extreme/, there is an "R" missing (as of 7:45 PM PST, 2-28-12): "Make sure to tell us in your into step why your project is EXTREME!" So maybe you should look around on the floor by where you typed the description, because that's probably where it fell off of the screen. Hopefully nobody mopped the floor or vacuumed or anything, because it sucks to have to fish through dirty mop water or nasty vac-dust to find such a tiny letter. Cheers! Mike

Topic by mikecraghead 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Oops! We couldn't understand your request

I finished editing my instruct-able and when i try to publish after changing the thumbnail it gives the error that is showed in the pic attached.  I have tried multiple times but its giving the same error. OS : Windows 10 Enterprise x64 Browser : Chrome Version 54.0.2840.99 m (64-bit) Have tried attaching the image here using the new and old uploader but it isnt attaching too :/ Here what the error message states Oops! We couldn't understand your request. Please contact us to tell us as much detail as possible about what you were trying to do when this happened

Topic by Diy Tech 2 years ago  |  last reply 4 months ago


How to roll a building

If you want to move a building a little over to the side and, oh, upside-down, then it looks like all you have to do is set off explosives on just one side. That's what it looks like what happened in this video in Turkey, anyway. Wish it also included what led up to this amazing building barrel roll.

Topic by fungus amungus 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Painting a guitar? Answered

 Sanding? What type of paint? How many coats? What type of lacquer? How many coats? Polishing?

Question by adamgillies 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


ERROR 500: Oops! Unauthorized

Today I tried checking my STATS on the YOU page but ERROR 500: Oops! Unauthorized comes up. I could view them the day before. Also it happened during a sudden hike in my views. Any advice welcome!

Topic by Gomi Romi 6 years ago


Oops, you're hex is showing

Looks like the ad banner next to the topographical hand is not translating the weird charaters (BZh91 ... lozenges (etc)). Also, same problem on the main page, a bit lower and to the right, ah there yes. Don't wan't you to lose your sponsers. Other than that, keep up the good work.

Topic by RonGarza 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


SF's Hybrid Buses are Easy to Shut Off

This is an odd one! Apparently, kids have been playing around with the hybrid buses as they roll along -- by turning them off. The off switch is apparently just under a unlocked panel on the side of the bus."When that happens, the drivers can't accelerate, they lose radio contact with dispatchers and the interior lights on the buses go out. The power loss does not affect the brakes."They say that they're working on locking the compartments -- which seems like a good start -- as well as increasing patrol among the areas, as other attacks were common.Chronicle via Gizmondo

Topic by zachninme 11 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


Attempted Pro Membership purchase: Oops! Page Not Found

I just tried to upgrade from a free to pro membership account and keep receiving the "Oops! Page not found" message.  What to do?

Topic by krwatts 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Oops! I think I broke Instructables!

Oops - I slightly broke the website. Just a little bit.The thread "...bigger than its belly can" has too many full stops in the title, which confuses computers, apparently.Anyhoo...I was just pointing out that, of all the engines you'd expect to see here, nobody has made a pulse jet engine. Yes, I made a jam jar version, but nobody has made a real one.I don't know why, they're very easy (basically a big pipe with a fuel supply and no consideration for the neighbours).Maybe you'd just like to buy one off ebay, or maybe you'd like to look at the pictures of the jet mounted on a scooter, imagine what the ride would be like, and tremble slightly in anticipatory panic...I got a message from the seller:I have a video of it doing approx 70mph down Croft start/finish straight,the moped has now gone as the plastic wheels did not last long !!.

Topic by Kiteman 11 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


OOPS! SONY DID IT AGAIN - NEW MALWARE ROOTKITS

If you have a SONY product you're screwed. Especially SONY USB products for PC's. Drop the bomb on SONY and let them go OOB with a bang!!! Love your Playstation? Just hack the $#!+ out of it! SONY forfeited their DMCA rights. Stop brown-nosing SONY or you'll get computer-AIDS! They haven't learned their lesson. Search for SONY USB ROOTKIT and get as pi$$ed as me! SONY is the reason I haven't touched Windows since their first illegal megahack in 2005. They either owe me a fortune or I own their sorry @$$3$!!! (By default they acknowledge my Pandora's Box/Predictive Music Synth tech, since they did not choose to instead compensate me for actual damages by "SPECIFIC HARM MUSIC" ... which they did not acknowledge as Malware). I am not liable for this rant. I have first amendment rights and this is true.

Topic by VIRON 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago


I can't post a comment - get message " oops something went wrong!"

I logged in and out - no change. Is is me?

Question by chefspenser 7 weeks ago  |  last reply 7 weeks ago


how do you publish a collection?

Tried but said "oops, something went wrong"

Question by freckledmonkey 3 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


Cannot post comments or reply to questions

When I tried yesterday to post a comment, it displayed a message: " Oops, something went wrong! " Today, I tried to reply to someone's question, but it wouldn't work: " Oops, something went wrong! " He was able to post the question, but that was eight days ago. That means this glitch happened between now and then.

Topic by Techno_Bot01 5 weeks ago  |  last reply 5 weeks ago



cant submit an instructable

Hi I cant publish an instructable. I receive an error message starts with oops in a red box. What is that about? 

Topic by hacknmake 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago


Trying to send "I made it" on an instructable results in "Oops something went wrong"

Is there a solution to this? Very frustrating that having spent a day getting this Instructable working (https://www.instructables.com/id/Use-Lora-Shield-an... I now can't release pictures or feedback.

Question by miketuk280568 1 year ago  |  last reply 1 year ago


I can't comment!!

Whenever I try to post a comment it says that "Oops, something went wrong!" Please reply how to fix it

Topic by Hassan Nasser 7 weeks ago  |  last reply 6 weeks ago


Error on publishing instructables ???

 Oops! We couldn't understand your request. Please contact us to tell us as much detail as possible about what you were trying to do when this happened.

Question by Mahir Asrani 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


Whats Sexpot?

Sexpot.exe? And what do I need to run it? And how? EDIT------------------------- Ahoy! Oops. I thought it was some online phone thing.

Question by Warlrosity 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Cannot publish collection - "Ooops! Something went wrong"

When I try to publish a collection, I get the following error message. "Oops!  Something went wrong." Is there a known solution to this problem?

Topic by gregorylouie 4 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


Your instructable failed to publish!

Oops! We couldn´t understand your request….Someone has an idea why it is not possible to publish my instructable and why i get this messages?Thanks for your help.

Topic by Prototyp 81 4 months ago  |  last reply 3 months ago


Instructables Logo

Is there a file on Instructables that has the logo in its entirety? The top logo looks good, but the bottom of the hand is cut off. I was just wondering if there was somewhere to get the whole one. Thanks! Note: I'm not quite sure if something like this has been answered before, if so, oops.

Topic by Bran 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago


KI is down.

I have been trying to get to K'nex Innovation, but it doesn't allow me to go to the site. It just says, "Oops! Google Chrome could not find knexinnovation.net". Can some of the people who manage the site (oodalumps, mepain, and crestind) please help?

Topic by ~KnexBuild~ 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


Not able to Publish

Have been getting this message over the past couple days when trying to publish.  Please fix. Oops! We couldn't understand your request. Please contact us to tell us as much detail as possible about what you were trying to do when this happened.

Topic by DiyWaterDog 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago


How to program gravity field? Answered

I am working on a program to learn about OOP (object oriented programing) and I want to make a program that lets you create planets and fling them around a sun. Here is the current code. Note, I am always actively changing it so the code may be broken at the time you click to open it. Sorry if that happens. https://www.khanacademy.org/computer-programming/solar-system-creator-oop/4441139047 =========================================== I know the gravity formula is F = (G*M1*M2) / R^2.  The problem is that F is a scalar, not a vector. I need to split this equation into X and Y components. But apparently, you cannot just simply define the X components and Y components separately using that formula because it is not a linear/inverse relationship. :( Anyone know what the easiest way to make gravity vector field?

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


Why can't i post a collection of collections? Answered

I just tried to post a collection of collections but when i clicked on "publish" it said "oops, something went wrong." I don't know whether this is just a gliche in the system or that it is just bot possible. If someone could come up with ideas or answers on this subject that would be great :-)

Question by DIYWEAPONS 4 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


Oops! We couldn't understand your request. Please contact us to tell us as much detail as possible about what you were trying to do when this happened.

I just spent the last 2 days authoring a new Instructable and struggling, as always, with the abominable editor on this site. This time I did as much as possible in a text editor, including using HTML tags for images uploaded to my account, and for bold fonts, and anchor links with text. I selected the mandatory cover image, which was all cut off BTW, entered keywords, and hit Publish both times and the second time I got the obnoxious: "Oops! We couldn't understand your request. Please contact us to tell us as much detail as possible about what you were trying to do when this happened." To say this is frustrating would be like saying that a sharp stick in the eye was a little annoying. So what's going on this time? Is it the HTML tags which the preview shows as working flawlessly? Are any of these tags banned? If so, why doesn't the message just say so instead of kicking me in the n…, u-h-h, face without offering any help? I couldn't find anyone to contact either, hence this post. Firefox 33.0.2, OS X 10.8.5, javascript enabled And no it doesn't work any better in Safari.

Topic by Laral 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


My instructable won't publish.

My latest instructable won't publish, I did everything the way I always have and I get this error message: Oops! We couldn't understand your request. Please contact us to tell us as much detail as possible about what you were trying to do when this happened.

Topic by JRV31 3 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


Can't edit published collection

When i click " edit" on the only published collection i have i get this page: https://www.instructables.com/editCollection/error/oops I want to edit this (https://www.instructables.com/id/Future-Home/)  collection. This page gives the error: https://www.instructables.com/editCollection/O4VK410HZNYGST4/ - windows 7 - chrome Version 37.0.2062.103 m Thanks!

Topic by Mr_MdR 4 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


How would I go about installing this theme?

I've found this file that a person put together. It should have a vista theme in it for xp. However. Will I need the hack (i forget what its called) that lets you install .msstyles files? I really don't know. But the help is appreciated.Oops, forgot the link:http://www.guimods.com/best-vista-theme-for-xp/Thanks!

Question by Rockerx 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Instructables is cranky when I try to Publish a new instructable.

When I click "publish", it says: "Oops! We couldn't understand your request. Please contact us to tell us as much detail as possible about what you were trying to do when this happened." .. All I did was click "Publish" on my current draft version. Suggestions?

Topic by biobonnie 5 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago


Newsletter links not working

Is it only me or the links in the newsletter haven't been working later? This is what I get when I click on one:  http://l.php/?u=http%3A%2F%2Fapp.streamsend.com%2Fc%2F17067689%2F443173%2FIr3Vszr%2FBfu4%3Fredirect_to%3Dhttp%253A%252F%252Fwww.instructables.com%252Fid%252FMonkey-Brain-Cake%252F&h;=OAQGbxk8g&s;=1 And chrome kindly telling me that "Oops! Google Chrome could not find l.php". Is the problem on my side or on instructables' side? 

Topic by deboraraquel 6 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


Ran Honda with E brake on (new driver)? Answered

Oops! Just got home today from school and realized that I drove home with the E brake on (around 10 miles). Should I be worried about this? Its mostly 35mph the way home, with 55 for around 3 miles. I noticed no burning rubber smell or anything that would indicate burning (but the windows were closed). I have done this occasionally on the driveway, but usually notice. The car is a Handa Civic, 2003 I think.

Question by astroboy907 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Crack the Code 2.0 (Another Patch Winning Opportunity!)

For this code, the rules are the same, but the setup is different. The letters are not mixed up, so if you get the word (for example) "Blue" it's "Blue", not "luBe". The words are still mixed up, but are on the correct line, so if the first line reads "Sky Blue The" and the second line reads "Cat Hat In The" it would be "The Blue Sky," and "Cat in the Hat." Oh, and I may, or may not have mixed up the alphabet. Oops ;-) From your's Truly, Rock Soldier

Topic by Rock Soldier 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Would this be appropriate for an FPGA/CPLD newbie? Answered

I've had experience with electronics in general and the Arduino, but I've never done anything with FPGAs or CPLDs. Would the CoolRunner-II CPLD Starter Board be a good start? Am I correct in believing that it doesn't require any sort of serial-to-USB converter or separate programmer to be able to use it? Basically, will I need anything other than the board? (Not including the USB A to mini B cable) Thanks, dedgerton EDIT: Oops, it might be helpful if I give a link to the board: here it is.

Question by dedgerton 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Unable to create instructable, keeps erroring when I try to enter a title.

I am trying to create an instructable but get an error when entering the title. It gives me this message "Oops! We couldn't understand your request. Please contact us to tell us as much detail as possible about what you were trying to do when this happened". I have tried using both firefox and chrome browsers and get the same message. Is the site having problems at the moment? Appreciate any help, thanks.

Topic by parsons_woodcrafts 5 weeks ago  |  last reply 5 weeks ago


Space Shuttle

This is a forum for people to discuss the space shittle oops i mean space shuttle the reason i say this is because i (and many others) believe that this was one of the least thought out project i think nasa has forgone for instance no bailout system, srb burnouts/the fact that their solid fuel to begin with, heat tiles either A) the same large surface area tiles apolo used or B titanium plates so on and so forth i don't mean to sound like i'm evil or anything im just trying to get my point accross.

Topic by buildingteen 12 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago


"I made it" broken? (can't leave comment, either)

I tried using the "I made it" button on an instructable, and it keeps erroring out with "Oops, something went wrong!". Same keeps happening with trying to comment on the instructable as well. I tried with Chrome and Edge. I also tried commenting on a different instructable, with the same result....These are the instructables I tried:https://www.instructables.com/id/Recreating-an-Ant... (I made it, and comment, with and without photo attached)https://www.instructables.com/id/Giant-Christmas-O... (just tried to comment)

Question by rolandblais 7 weeks ago  |  last reply 7 weeks ago


Can't start or save instructable ?

This same problem comes time after time, there's days that even if i try every hour to start a new instructable i get "oops something went wrong", message.That same message comes sometimes if i try to save finished instructable. Also more than 50 % of the comments that i write or answer, i get that same message.I have tried with Chrome, Edge and Opera. There is now difference what browser is used.Is that a global, local or just me with that issue?It would be nice to get fix for it..

Question by The other Finnish guy 5 weeks ago  |  last reply 5 weeks ago


can i just call my matlab functions in the mex file containing my thread?

Hi guys,i am doing Oop in matlab and  i have to simulate 2 different networks and visualize the results at thesame time. i have all my functions writtten in matlab m-files.Matlab does not support multithreading .To use mex files will i need to re-right all my matlab functions in the c-pogramming language again or can i just call my matlab functions in the mex file containing my thread?

Question by tabenash2002 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


How to choose 1 out of 14 or so images for 4000 burst shots? Answered

Oops- tried to take a time lapse but the shutter was set on burst (40fps), so every time it took a picture it took about 14 pics in bursts.... The camera took around 3000 or so shots on this burst setting, how can I take out a picture every 14 pics or the shots automatically? Is there any  "picker" software, mac or pc, that will take 1 out of 14 images repeatedly automatically???? thanks for helping me fix my dumb mistakes- again ;-) -A907

Question by astroboy907 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Well, I am sitting in Physics

I'm supposed to be working on my rocket project with my group, but we have a substitute today (hells yeah!) She's new to the school, which is good, because we are playing volleyball with a balloon, watching movies, and listening to music. Among our fun, we played Hangman on the SmartBoard, and popped balloons. Our rocket is about done, we just need to make a power-point as documentation, and we need to launch it, which we will do on friday!Oop! the bell just rang, cya in lunch!ROGER!!

Topic by bumpus 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


My new instructable won't publish again

My latest instructable won't publish, I did everything the way I always have and I get this error message: Oops! We couldn't understand your request. Please contact us to tell us as much detail as possible about what you were trying to do when this happened. This is the second time this has happened to me, are other people having this problem? I have not changed anything on my system. Last time Seamster told me to send him a private message with the url, I am sending him another message with this url in it. Thank you JRV31  

Topic by JRV31 3 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


Beginning Mobile App Programming? Answered

I was teaching my kids software development. I haven't been in the field for quite some time and was wondering what would be the most appropriate choice for mobile development. For instance, I want to keep Verizon, purchase X, Y or Z phone and be capable of installing custom apps/software/whatever [so we may use GPS capabilities]. They've gone over scripting, c++ and do extremely well with c#, XNA and oop in general. We currently have a Blackberry, but we'd like to know what other options are out there so they may jump into without much knowledge of the interface. Mac products not even considered.

Question by Sovereignty 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Is there any way to fix this problem with Instructables when I am using the Maxthon browser? Answered

Well, I've converted from Firefox to Maxthon browser because I like Maxthon a lot better. However, anytime I try to comment or post anything I get the same error "Oops your session has expired, please log back in." No matter how many times I've tried I still get the same error, and I don't feel like going back to using Firefox. Is there any way to fix this?

Question by bounty1012 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago