I have benn able to view all steps on one page and download the pdf and no sight up to be pro only on patches is anyone else seeing this?
Asked by knexinventer 7 years ago | last reply 7 years ago
I have to be honest i dont like the idea of instructables pro, like i under stand how money is nice and everything but for some people we cant exactly pay for things over the internet or want to pay for somthing that we used to be able to do for free. like looking at a fourum like come on i used to love reading things people had to say. but i just tryed to look at a forum and it said i have to pay to look at somthing that could possible be a small sentence about how stupid bannana bread is.i dont wanna keep this to long but in short all the pro is , is a easy way to make some cash and i cant beleive peple are paying for this it not only offers very very very little but you have to constantly pay for it. thats all i have to say but please please discuss this and tell me what you think and who knows someone might agree up at instructables and take it down -aceLED
Posted by Ervineng 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago
Hi I am new to the website and have published 1 instructable and I got it featured I have heard it that if you get an instructable featued you get pro membership for 3 months. Is it correct? And if so please tell me how to avail it? Thank you
Posted by sangeeta singh 6 years ago | last reply 6 years ago
Why the change to Pro? Why are we required to pay for ideas and projects that other people thought of and put on here for free? Are the creators of all these projects getting paid? If not, why? After all wasn't this site started for people to post projects and plans for them to share with other people for FREE?
Posted by dbaum2 4 years ago | last reply 4 years ago
At 9 am CST today I paid for Pro Membership via Paypal. However when I log in and go to profile, it does not see that I am a Pro Member; therefore, I cannot download. I received an automated response to the e-mail to service but this did not answer questions. How long should it take before my account becomes a Pro Member where I can download. I want to to be patient but I also would like to get started on my project. Any advice or help would be appreciated. Gracias, Dr. Juan
Posted by jslivka 6 years ago | last reply 6 years ago
Right, Can I just say that why should Eric have to reach into his own pocket if the site is getting too costly to run.You either get a pro account or you don't.What would you rather have, a slightly limited instuctables account or no instructables whatsoever.So please just stop bitching about pro accounts, protesting or whatever. Just try to remember that this all is a trial and it could all not go to plan.I myself will be buying an pro account depending on what it is like and what happens after the three months is up.Rant over, Peace out! P.S. Here's a picture of some cake I made to say sorry if this topic my upset you, ONE SLICE EACH ONLY =D
Posted by Joe Martin 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago
Well, I spent some time writing a long persuasive post on this topic, but it was eaten somewhere between edit and preview so this is the gist. 1 Pro accounts are deemed necessary but cause conflict in the community 2 'Ibles is alienating some of its membership that could be otherwise utilised. 3 'Ibles is following good logical marketing practice, but is conflicting with illogical human nature 4 Marketing Psychology is good stuff for a variety of reasons. 5 If a specialist doesn't fit the budget, there are many easy to read and excellently written books on the subject. 6 Marketing psychology is awesome for situations like this. Get marketing psychology. Hope this helps. So, imagine that, but with more examples and evidence and you being even more convinced than you are now that it is a good idea.
Posted by 8bit 8 years ago | last reply 8 years ago
Ok, I have had one for a year now and it finally had expired, and I didn't know it so I went on the website and im like "When did they put up all these ads!?!?!?!?!?!?" and I realized oh, yeah. Damn I can't download anything anymore. Has anybody else have had that experience before?
Asked by Captain MacTavish 4 years ago | last reply 4 years ago
I just noticed that my pro membership is not showing. I have always had my pro membership roll over when I have gift vouchers. I have plenty and it seems it did not roll over. There is also a message that someone placed on my page that my pro membership is not showing. Thanks in advance for your help and all your hard work! sunshiine
Posted by sunshiine 5 years ago | last reply 1 year ago
Fellow-pro-members, I have been seeing a lot of complaints about viruses / redirection etc. in the last couple of weeks. It may be my imagination, but most / all seem to be from non-pro members. Are pro members getting these problems (especially if you click through from the newsletter)? I haven't seen any of the problems (running FF in Wondows, with Norton installed and up-to-date).
Posted by Kiteman 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago
Hi, I recently purchased a pro membership, however I'm having difficulty in finding my receipt of payment. Is there any place, or any way to find out which membership I purchased? I am sure it was for a year but I'm already not allowed to download unless I go Pro which I already did (I want to say about three months ago). Is this something to be addressed to AutoDesk? Thanks.
Posted by healthyhome 3 years ago | last reply 3 years ago
Hello everybody... I have purchased pro accaunt, I mean that I have bought 1 month membership for under 2 dollars (sorry for my english) but in my new accaunt there I can see that I have purchased for 1 year?? So I have paid 20+ dollars? How is that possible? I have clicked on 1 month membership for under 2 dollars why do I have to pay for 20+ dollars? Thank you
Posted by kordy 8 years ago | last reply 8 years ago
The idea of needing to pay to access some features of the site seems to conflict with the nature of the community on this site. After all we are all DIY'ers trying to make quality things for little money. Separating those who can afford to pay for an account from those who come to this site to learn how to be frugal ( because they don't have money to fritter away on things like pro accounts) will only devalue the community. I know the argument of "everything needs to make money some how" does not really stand here as separating the community will eventually lead to reduced following of the web site, decreasing the money available through advertising. Net effect of this is a poor online community that still is not making any real money. My thoughts are that the moderators etc should scrap this new system and protect the Instructables as we know and love it. anyone agree?
Posted by polop 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago
I miss seeing who is pro and who isn't. I think knowing how someone else is experiencing the site makes a difference in responding to them. And I am sometimes able to offer free pro memberships to people, but it's harder if I can't tell who already has one. Just my 2 cents worth.....
Posted by mole1 4 years ago
Good Morning/Afternoon, I recently signed up for a Pro Membership ($49.95 USD) and did the email confirmation. I've cleared my browser cache but when I try to download an Instructable a message box pops up saying that is a pro feature. Please help. Username: mslorach Kind Regards, Mark Slorach.
Posted by mslorach 3 years ago | last reply 3 years ago
Is there anyone out there who isn't a pro but wants to be a pro member? I have two 3 month pro memberships gift codes available to two people who have made instructables but have not yet gone pro. So the first two to reply will receive them. Happy Summer! Zurichko
Posted by zurichko 6 years ago | last reply 6 years ago
I signed up for a pro membership yesterday, and received confirmation email yesterday. I was able to download pdfs yesterday, and generally use pro features. However, it is failing to work today. In particular, access to pdfs of instructables is not working. Also the patch send link given in the pro membership confirmation email https://www.instructables.com/patch/send takes me to a page where I am told "Sorry, you don't have any patches left to send! We'll make it easy for you to purchase extra patches in the future. For now, you'll have to wait until your Pro membership subscription renews." This is despite my never having used any patches. Please assist. thanks, Matt
Posted by doctormatt 7 years ago | last reply 7 years ago
I really do not have a problem with the Pro accounts, instructables is a business, and businesses need money to survive. I would however like to suggest an idea borrowed from i-hacked.com. Over at i-hacked, the webmaster allows users to submit a how-to OR pay to become a member. Why not reward the users who make/made instructables what it is. I think instructables should allow users that submit a certain number of "high quality" instructables to become Pro members. These members have contributed as much or more than $3 per month, just by a different means. What do you guys think? -Alfonso
Posted by alfonso 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago
Hi, I noticed that a lot of forum topics, when clicked, link you to the pro page. I know this is because they are pro-only forums. However, there is no way to identify a pro topic from a free topic. My suggestion is that we add a pro symbol before or after the topic name so that we know what is what, and don't waste our time clicking on it. Any other ideas? -J
Posted by The Jamalam 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago
Every Instructables pro-member has access to 10-20% discounts from your favorite brands! In the image below you can see our current offering from: Adafruit, Lion Brand Yarns, MonkeyLectric, Lumi, and littleBits. Not a Pro Member? You can sign up for a Pro Membership here. Already a Pro Member? Access the Pro Member discounts here. You can also click the "Pro Member Discounts" button from your You page (see graphic below). Suggestions for other companies to include or questions? Leave them in the comments! More details on the program here.
Posted by Carleyy 4 years ago | last reply 4 years ago
I was going through my bookmarks today, and clicked this one (no longer works): www.instructables.com/tag/type:user/pro:true/ However, it did lead me to this: www.instructables.com/tag/type-id/pro-true/ So I collected the same data I've done previously, here's how Pro & non-Pro compare: Instructables by Pro users are generally higher-rated than those by non-Pro users, and few have bad-ratings. There are reasons for this. > Instructables staff are Pro users, they set high standards. > People who pay and post tend to be more serious about what they publish. > Staff and paid users tend to have been here longer and posted more content in line with the above. > Younger users with less experience, fewer tools & less money find it harder to pay for Pro membership. What you may read from these statistics (if you wish) is that as a Pro member, 3.1-3.6 is an average rating. (Chart shows % Instructables in each rating band, for rated Pro ~3100, rated non-Pro ~28000) Notice how the lines have similar shapes, just skewed in opposite directions. The main reason I thought this might be of interest is the lumpiness of the distribution shows better like this - I'm still seeing waves / ripples...
Posted by lemonie 9 years ago | last reply 8 years ago
Hi, I have paid a 3 month pro membership but if i logged in, I am not a pro member. I tried this in two different browsers on my macbook and PC. I have cleared the browser cache - without success. What is going on? Can someone help me? The Instructabes-Team gives no answer on my e-mails. best regards
Posted by DELETED_rhartnick 4 years ago | last reply 4 years ago