After rearranging the items for "set promoted items" and then pressing Save, "saving" occurs to which occurs for an infinite amount of time ie it does not appear to work. Best wishes and all, thx.
Posted by TVMiller 1 year ago
Hello, I have a current problem with creating an instructable. Right now the draft keeps saving. this means I can't go to another step but I can add photo's and text to the page I am currently on. If I create a new tab with instructables he sees only the beginning of my draft which is a shame since that means I need to make the instructable all over again and I was very far. I am using chrome internet browser on a windows laptop I was simply saving what I had wrote down and now it keeps saving for already an hour and I can't do a thing.
Posted by leon2772 2 years ago
OK I try to put notes on my pictures and they're not saving it just says saving your note but I left it for at lest an hour and it still did not save it just kept saying saving your note? Help?I have done notes on an windows internet explorer on an windows xp.
Posted by TSC 7 years ago
I couldn't save the instructable I'm working on. Tried to edit it, delete the whole thing and create a new one but I still get the same error message "JSON.parse: bad control character in string literal. Please see attached screen shot for reference and hope you can help me out on this.
Posted by mygms 6 years ago
I'm working on and instructable using the new editor, but it doesn't stop saving, well, it doesn't stop saying it's saving. When I go to a new tab and open the same draft, my changes aren't saved yet. When I work on it on the old editor, I can't add a new step. I'm going to restart safari in a few minutes, but I still wanted to post this under bugs. I'm using a Mac OS X 10.8. Oh, and another problem, I can't upload images to forum topics or comments, I have to open a draft, save the images to my library, come back to the forum topic/comment before I can post it. But, since my drafts aren't really working at the moment, I can't add a screenshot.
Posted by emilyvanleemput 5 years ago
While trying to create a new instructable, I got the message at pressing Save button. There's been a problem updating your Instructable parsererror SyntaxError: JSON.parse: bad control character in string literal The text I want to save was: While I lick my wounds after the trip I had with the conversion to gas electrical generator, and collect courage to try to make the changes suggested several virtual friends, I had to make time for other tasks. One of these was derived from chulengo construction. The case was that chulengo made useless the bulky and damaged grill that I used before, and consequently it was demolished. But I also used the grill to burn occasionally leaves, paper, cardboard and other trash. My idea is thus decreased the use of polyethylene bags, and as in any case it is highly likely that this trash be finally incinerated, or worse, will contribute to contaminate ground water. Pressing F5 does not fix the problem, this time.
Posted by rimar2000 5 years ago
Please make the license stick to what it was set at last. Whenever I update an instructable to include a new tag or cover image, it changes back to the default. It took me a while to even notice this was happening and many of my instructables were under a different license than I prefer for a period of time. The license can be changed, but if someone used the content while it was under a different license, I can't do anything about it.
Posted by Brooklyntonia 2 years ago
When I make a new Instructable on my Ipad, it lets me write on the forms, but when I hit the 'save now' button nothing happens. If I navigate away from the submission form, I lose all of my text. I've started three instructables on my ipad, and none of them have shown up in my unpublished instructables page. When I do it from my desktop, it saves just fine. -Tara
Posted by Tararoys 7 years ago
Was too lazy to do an Instructable about it and think a lot of pics or even videos won't help much if you know what I mean ;) Some of us use rotary vane pumps not for the purpose of evacuating refrigeration systems but for all sorts of fun and experiments. This means quite soon or often we face the problem of the oil taking in a lot of water or even worse particles and solvent fumes. I don't know about you but I was getting sick and tired of replacing the expensive oil every few weeks or sometimes even days if something got too wrong. There are many different blends of compressor oil out there that will work very well in our rotary vane pumps. The main difference is whyt the oil is designed for. Some are perfect for aircon systems, others for the work with solvent fumes and there are even those special oils that bind moisture. Unless you really need to evacuted special gases or solvents basically any low viscosity oil will do us just fine! So instead of paying 20 bucks for special compressor or even vacuum pump oil we can select the cheap everyday oil. Well, not exactly... We also want to be able to recycle our oil to save even more money. That means we don't want an oil that binds to water to keep it out of harms way. We also don't want any oil that has special coating abilities for example these oils claiming to reduce wear and tear on your engine. But any other low viscosity mineral oil or if you prefer synthetic oil will do - just stay away from silicone based oils!! If you have not used your pump for a few days you can often see a slude at the bottom of the viewing glass. If the rest of the oil is clear you can simply drain this worst bit and top up with fresh oil if required. This simple procedure saves you a lot of oil already, at least if your pump has some rest every now and then. Once your oil looks wasted it is time for the recycling and cleaning: Release the oil into a high glass jar or these facy spaghetti glasses. Fill with fresh oil and give it a short run. Release this oil as well and wait for it to properly drain. You now have the inside of your pump nice and clean again, time to fill one last time with fresh oil to keep using the pump. The filthy oil we now have in our jar should be covered with some fine cloth or filter paper and placed somewhere warm. After a week or two the oil, filth and water will have seperated and you pump, drain or siphon out the now clean oil for further use. Don't be too exact here trying to get all the oil out, just remove what you can without risking to suck in the filth from the bottom. Simply leave the rest in the jar and add the next oil change to it for the same recycling process. Solvents.... In some cases we will work with solvents and that means the oil might bind to them. Acetone for example is quite nasty here and can change the oil itself by breaking down certain components. In most cases it means the viscosity will be reduced, which is not really too bad for us. What is bad however is the fact that these solvents often refuse to fully seperate or evaporate. Once the oil looks clean do a smell test and if it smells like solvent then for sure there is solvent in it. Next step to confirm is to do a lube test. Simply place on some smooth metal or glass and smear it with your finger - a drop is enough here. If it feels sticky on the surface, gives you a rubber like feeling when sliding over the surface or is far less "slippery" than the fresh oil you also have a problem. I found that filling this contaminated oil into a proper container and applying a strong vacuum will remove all solvent residue in a very short time. Downside is that the oil in the pump is contaminated again, so it pays off to collect solvent contaminated oil seperately and once you got enough for several refills use the pump to get rid of the solvent. When done do another smear and smell test, if still smelly repeat if no longer smelly but still the same bad feeling on the surface: Discard as the oil might be broken down by the solvent.
Posted by Downunder35m 1 year ago
After working in the new editor in Browser i spend about and hour working and found that nothing actually saved. i was pressing the save button very often while working. Than i mentioned it was not showing the "saving..." and "saved" logo next to it. Really frustrating. i am using chrome on osx 10.7.5 when i reloaded the page it began to save again
Posted by bastl-instruments 5 years ago
I've started an I'ble and saved it but can't find it anywhere... Thanks!
Posted by perec3 1 year ago
Hey all! I'm having a problem saving my Instructable, every time I save or it autosaves, it gives me an error like the one in the screenshot attached. It's only started giving that error recently, before which it was saving fine. I'd really appreciate some help! I'm using Google Chrome Version 45.0.2454.101 m on Windows 10 Thanks!
Posted by Satyavrat 3 years ago
Okay, so I've been trying to complete this instructable but everytime I try to click "save and preview", it keeps going back to the "edit" and doesen't save the step. Even though I've also put a title to the step it still says "This is a required field". What should I do?
Posted by IlluminatedAntichrist 11 years ago
In the new editor if you have a situation like the attached image where you create a label near the edge of the screen, when you click save it thinks you have clicked outside the image and moves to the next image instead of saving. The workaround is to save it further to the left and then drag it into position. Windows 8.1 update, Chrome Version 34.0.1847.131 m
Posted by Microbe 4 years ago
My slideshow has the "no-show" bug: https://www.instructables.com/id/The-Billboard-that-Ruined-Christmas/ FYI: it seems to be the result of saving the slideshow and the slideshow not displaying the latest saved version of the pictures. For example in the slideshow mentioned above, I saved it before uploading any pictures. In past slideshows, I've made a slideshow, uploaded images, saved it and uploaded more pictures, re-saved it, and had the slideshow not display any pictures beyond those uploaded before the original saving.
Posted by mrcrumley 9 years ago
Hi, I spent time writing up a portion of an instructable (a lot of time). I clicked the save button, and it indicated it was saved. I've searched around my account page and can't find anywhere to get back to it so I can continue editing it. Help anyone? This seems silly, but I can't find a link anywhere. (I found some threads about finding published instructables, but not about finding those that are saved, but not yet published.) Thanks in advance!
Posted by Modustrial Maker 1 year ago
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
Saving Electricity: How to Save Electricity Welcome!I've always hated "How-To" guides which don't explain why a certain tip works, or how well it works. Sometimes a topic is just as mysterious after you read the guide.My guide is different.In all honesty, this guide is a bit simplistic, but it does have a nice description of why there's no point to worrying about surges when electronic devices are powered up.
Posted by ewilhelm 10 years ago
While I was writing a lengthy instructable my parts list step was somehow pasted to every other step erasing what I had previously written. I had already saved my work before this so I thought I could just go back to my previous save. Too bad my work was automatically saved. This feature is terrible. Please get rid of it, we all know how to use a save button. I suppose the actual bug was in my one step being copied over every other step wasting a ton of my time.
Posted by Spaceman Spiff 6 years ago
I have written text for my instructable a couple of times. Each time the autosave says it saved it just a minute ago or whatever. But I found out that you have to manually hit the "Save" button before the "Publish" button, or all my changes were lost. This happened to me a couple of times. What about adding an alert, if an author has added text, asking if they want to save first because text has been changed? The autosave is NOT adding the new text to the instructable, which breaks my heart after all the work I put into it.
Posted by susanrm 7 years ago
I am unable to save any of the five shortcuts in my settings page. i can choose from the five drop down menus, but clicking the save button is of no avail. i can right click any of the other links on that page and the menu shows: open, open in new window, save target as, etc., etc.. but right clicking the save button only shows: refresh, refresh full page (or something similar), etc.,etc.. am i missing an entry or part or a what? any help would be etc.,etc..
Posted by ojait 8 years ago
This is been going on for a few weeks, Ill be typing away and the auto save will kick in and then just keep spinning. Once it starts I lose all of my text or photos etc. The only work around it is, to copy all my text, shut down the editor reopen it and paste it back in..... if i notice it not saving. It does it randomly but once it spins longer than 5 seconds or so, it just keeps going. Im using a mac book with firefox 43.0.4 anyone else having this problem?
Posted by liquidhandwash 2 years ago
Hi, When I add an image tag (or whatever they are called) on my images with some text on it, the site does not always save those as it should. I especially experienced this problem when having the '+' sign in the text. After saving, closing and reopening my browser, the + sign is replaced by a space. I'm using Firefox 24.0 on Ubuntu 12.04 with cinnamon. Is there anything i can do to use the + sign in my images? Thanks in advance.
Posted by White-Tea 5 years ago
After publishing my latest I'ble, twelve saved versions of it are still stored as "unpublished" in my account (see attached screenshot) Can I throw away these unwanted, unpublished i'bles, without deleting the published mother-i'ble? Y.
Posted by ynze 7 years ago
I thought I post here after having posted this a question. It's rather just a bug report to tell what system I'm running so the admins know. The image notes don't get saved and the circling thing indicating that the page is saving the comment just goes on forever. My PC is a laptop (about 3 years old) running Win7 64bit with the current IE (not the latest beta one).
Posted by Mike73 7 years ago
I had 2 steps done to my first instructable. I saved it a few times. But How do I get it back so I can keep working on it.
Posted by artmule 10 years ago
Hi I have a group of students trying to make a Instructable with the collaboration option, we are finding that things are not saving, Posibly the auto save is playing games. students are all using macbooks and chrome, safari, and firefox. photos text and, steps keep disappearing. please help
Posted by liquidhandwash 4 years ago
Spent most of my 'free' time Saturday trying to write an instructable. I'm in step by step mode. I can add steps. I can title and add pictures to each individual step, but any text I add appears in all steps and doesn't save when I save the instructable. Sounds like maybe a problem with my Internet settings?
Posted by zerochance 7 years ago
When I save my article, the embedded videos disappear. They aren't saving for some reason. Is there a glitch with the site today? I'm using Safari on iMac. I've tried closing and re-opeing my browser. Tried re-starting the computer. I've even tried starting a new instructable, but it's the same problem. Never had this problem before, so thinking it's a bug? Is anyone having the same issue today?
Posted by The King of Random 5 years ago
Hi. Mimi again! Thanks for helping to get my video ible to post! One last issue I'm struggling with. I can't add or save tags / keywords! See this screenshot: http://tardis1.tinygrab.com/grabs/d2bb728579f077e9b30fac5ef3920f1e60d85908c1.png or the file attached. You will see that there is a field for keywords, but no update or save button. The other options all have a little "update button" next to the entry field. I can type in all the keywords I want, but there is no way to save them. And when I navigate away from the page, there is no evidence that they were ever entered. Am I missing something? appreciate the help! Mimi
Posted by HeyMimi 4 years ago
Im trying to update my profile and when i click update profile it doesent save ???
Posted by goeon 9 years ago
I really like the new editor, but there's one thing that prevents me from using it. I really do not like the autosave feature. You can't undo anything past the last save, and if it starts to save while you're writing, when it finishes saving it will revert your text back to what it was when it started saving (I'm on dial-up too, so it can take up to ten seconds to save. That's ten seconds worth of typing gone). What I would like is an option to totally turn off autosave. As I said before, I really like the new editor, but because of this I cannot use it. KTHXBAI
Posted by Aeshir 10 years ago
Hi, I'm trying to add a profile URL at the settings page. Our website is https only, but if I add an URL starting with "https://", then after save the "http://" part will be added to the front of the URL, resulting in something like "http://https://mysite.com". Attached screenshot after saving. I don't think it's a system issue, but anyways, same experience both with Firefox 39.0 and Chromium 44.0.2403.107, on Arch Linux 64-bit. The problem is at https://www.instructables.com/you on the Settings tab. Cheers!
Posted by taipeihackerspace 3 years ago
When i try to edit my 'ible, I cannot add images or save the step. I have added images and image notes on the first 2 steps, but cannot add images to the other steps. The only way I can switch to another step is to switch to the old editor and click the step. even then I can't save the step. Any help would be appreciated.
Posted by Cartermarquis 9 years ago