Subscribers Answered

What are subscribers? I see some people have few subscribers and others have plenty. What are they?

Question by rojo.balloon 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


We should be able to subscribe to each others instructables so when they make a new one it sends it to immediately.

Topic by Xander da gr8 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


Has anyone noticed that you can subscribe to yourself? I just did so while looking at one of my instructables..... weird. Why could you?Don't know if anyone else has done this but just thought of throwing it out there.

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

Subscribe to Author?

I had an idea... You know how YouTube allows you to subscribe to a "channel" (an account)? Perhaps we should have that for our authors, or Ibl'ers or whatever we call ourselves. The Ibles Robot may be a bit busy, but his girlfriend/secretary might be willing to PM me whenever whoever I've subscribed to posts something new. Kiteman had a good point: Make Groups subscribe-to-able Just a thought.

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

any subscribers

Please subscribe to me im lonley

Topic by rhysc7 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

Subscribe To Someone?

Is it possible to 'subscribe' to someone and recieve an email whenever they post an instructable, like you can on youtube?

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

Subscribers visibility

On the subscribers page ( there is no button for " next page" . Not all 500 subscribers are visible on that first page. How do I access the pages with other subscribers?

Topic by Ruud van Koningsbrugge 1 year ago  |  last reply 1 year ago

Help subscribed.

I mistakenly clicked on in my own instructables subscribed. How do I remove it?

Topic by anallie0 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

Ghost subscribers

I'm wondering why I suddenly have a bunch of "ghost subscribers" (members with no 'ibles). Is this spam? 

Topic by flyingpuppy 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago

200 Subscribers!

I just looked at my profile and found I had exactly 200 subscribers! I just feel like celebrating, that's all.

Topic by The Jamalam 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

Hello Subscribers

I noticed today that I have 55 subscribers. Some of you I know personally and some of you I have talked to enough times on this website to feel like I do, but most of you I never met before. I am just wondering why you subscribed to me? Who you are? What do you like? Have you been using this website for a while? What do you do with yourself? What country are you in?Let's talk!(I figured I would post this as a forum topic because you would all see this as an update.)

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

Yay for subscribers!

I have decided that I like the subscription process!I just posted an entry to the Workshop contest (yes, I know I can't win, what the hey), and even before it reached the "recent" list, I've got a bunch of comments, and Bumpus has added an extra step that much improves the whole thing.Yay, Bumpus!

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

un-subscribe to newsletter?

I want to un-subscribe to the newsletter, Is this possible? If so then how do i do it? Answers/knowledge appreciated :)

Topic by Rabid.Fang 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

i subscribed to myself

Has anyone else???????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????

Topic by Zaphod Beeblebrox 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

How to subscribe for newsletter

Hi, I want to know how to subscribe to get newsletter? Thanks and Thanks for who are going to help 

Topic by hassanwael55 3 years ago  |  last reply 2 months ago

Subscribing and email bug

I am having a problem with following the members Knextremely stupid and master-splinter306. Whenever I follow either of them (or when they follow me) I'm automatically unsubscribed from them. This problem has been going on since I started Instructables. This causes an issue because I don't get emails for their comments or messages. I'd greatly appreciate it if someone fixed this bug. Thank you. :-) master-splinter306's profile: Knextremely stupid's profile:

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

RIP Subscribe Button.

Has anybody else noticed that the "Subscribe" button has now become a little "Follow" button on Instructables? I mean seriously, Twitter rip-off anyone? Why did they even change it in the first place, it was perfectly fine as it was. How do you all feel about this (and all the other Instructables changes too?)

Topic by An Villain 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

Three Mystery Subscribers

Hello K'nexers, just wanted tell you about 3 new subscribers and basically I got a new one on the 18th and 25th January and then on the 1st February which were all Sundays so basically I was getting a new subscriber every Sunday for three weeks and then it just stop although I still do get them which is good a thing. From my POV it felt like a winning streak or it was just down to luck but I'm not quite sure myself since it was just very weird thing to happen. Would be interested to hear you thoughts and opinions.

Topic by Zombiekiller-93 4 years ago

subscribe or patch me!

Hey people just want to know if you can patch or sub me.

Topic by 2hot2hack 7 years ago

Can't subscribe to the newsletter -

I have typed my email address in the "join our Newsletter" window several times in the last few weeks - and I never get the letter. I use gmail and the newsletter is not in the spam... any idea of what is going on? thanks!

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

Subscribing To Users On Instructables?!?!?!

Here's an idea I thought of a few weeks ago: Subscribing to Users on Instructables.It will be exactly like YouTube kind of, except you can see the New Instructables/ Slideshows/ Videos any of the users you subscribed to posted.Picture 1) This will be on each users page. Obviously the button will not be like that, it will be like the buttons on Instructables, gray and orange words.Picture 2) Next to Submit, it will say "Subscriptions v" (v is the little arrow), and when you hover over it, it will say New Instructables, New Slideshows, New Videos.Picture 3) Couldn't make my own, so I used YouTube. It won't be like this, but it will be close. See the New Videos/ Instructables/ Slideshows? Click on any, and it shows any of those from any user you are subscribed to. And when you click their user name, it shows all the new stuff from them. See how right now in the picture it just shows a video? Exact same thing will be for the Instructables and Slideshows, so they won't have a video time under it unless it is a video. It shows the date it was posted, the views, the ratings, the usual.If you have any suggestions, please comment!Thanks!NOTE.Click the i in the picture to see it full size.

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

what does it mean to subscribe?

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

What does subscribing do? Answered

Question by instruct39 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

I can't subscribe to anyone!

I click the sub. button, it changes colors and nothing happens.  If I refresh the screen the buttong returns to normal but I can't click it again.  It's only a problem if I try to subscribe on their "You" page. Nothing ever shows up in my sub. list. I'm using Firefox 3.6.6.

Topic by Re-design 8 years ago

It wont let me subscribe? Why? Plz personal message me or answer the ? plz

It wont let me subscribe? Why? Plz personal message me or answer the ? plz

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

what is subscirbing? Answered


Question by cwskms 10 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

unsubscribe to someone??? Answered

Question by Zaphod Beeblebrox 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

I'll subscribe 2 u if you subscribe 2 me!!!

You dont have to leave a comment(but you can if you want) just subscribe 2 me and i'll subscribe to you!! however i will not subscribe if you post anything inapropriate or with exessive cursing

Topic by Zaphod Beeblebrox 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

Subscribe to me, then ill subscribe to you!

Simple, just subscribe to me, then ill subscribe to you! also, heres some of my work over the months! if you have any questions on any of them, feel free to ask! 1: bren lmg 2: grenade 3: pocket pistol 4: heavy cannon v5* 5: tape dispenser 6: ball machine 7: m1 garrand 8: vss vintorez and tiny oodammo pistol* 9: ball machine 10: nano gun* 11: halo 1 magnum 12: halo 1 assault rifle 13: ball machine 14: m16* 15: m4 s-system 16: zkar* 17: dual revolver pistol 18: ball machine 19: p90 20: zkar* 21: ball machine 22: mp5k* 23: tr18* 24: BAW* 25: ball machine 26: ball machine 27: p90 28: sr v2* 29: ball machine* 30: KGBMG 31: KLS v2* 32: ball machine 33: triple tape dispencer 34: tr8* 35: KGBSR 36: bullpup crossbow pistol 37: WASP* the ones with stars beside them are not my ideas, although i may of modded them...

Topic by ~KGB~ 9 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago

Subscribers' projects showing up too soon?

I like the new bar with "subscription activity", but there may be a bug, in that three of the first five projects on the list haven't actually been published yet. That will kind of spoil the surprise, won't it?

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

How do i unsubscribe to people? Answered

I accidentally subscribed to myself and it was fun for a minute or so, then i went to my page and there was no unsubscribe button!

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

What is the value of a subscription?

Subscriptions to members certainly have use. I subscribe to people in whose work I am interested, who are sometimes also friends.  That means I get emails that let me know what they have done, even if I miss seeing them in the lists of projects and topics. Those subscriptions have value to me, as a subscriber, because they make my life easier. However, I have noticed that quite a number of people use subscriptions as a form of currency or reward.  "If you do this thing for me, I will subscribe to you". How much value do you place on subscriptions? Do you measure your own worth as a member by the number of subscriptions you have? Do you decide how much to respect somebody else by the number of subscribers they have? What if you were only allowed to subscribe to one person for every project you had published?

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

How to unsubsribe from myself? Answered

I subscribed to myself and all the other things that say how to unsubscribe say to uncheck somethin, or click an X but I don see either of those. Help!

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

Subscribed to Contest Emails Issue

The email update does not state which contest, have any links or previews to the contest or the new submissions. See example below. You have 5 new instructables from a contest you're following! Hello, MrRedBeard. Here are the newest items from each of the contests you are following.  To change or turn off updates, go to your following  page: --------------------------------------- Cheers, Instructables Robot To manage these notification messages, please visit your watchlist preferences:

Topic by MrRedBeard 5 years ago

What does subscribing do? Answered


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

Can't subscribe to Pro Account

I tried to sign up for a Pro Account. I tried on two different computer, using both IE and FireFox. I also tried to pay using PayPal and CC. I entered my CC info, after submitting, I was taken to a blank page. The same happened when I attempted to pay with PayPal.

Topic by jedi_teacher 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

Instructables Un-Subscribing From Me

I have a feeling that there is a bug in Instructables that unsubscribes people after they subscribe to me. (or not only me?) I know people un-sub once in a while, But I think this isn't the case... In the past week (or two), Most of the people that followed me, Have un-followed, And I don't think this is a coincidence. I think I can estimate that it happened to me with ~15 people. Am I the only one that has this problem?

Topic by Yonatan24 3 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago

I believe my inability to subscribe is only temporary....

EditedWithin 2 days, I should have the funds, and be able to mess about with PP to see if I can use that, otherwise...(I will try to confirm my PP account). . . Edit #2Grrr, to avoid any extra fees, I have transferred the amount into a PayPal account, so in 3-5 days, it will be available to make payment for 2 years. *sigh* another 3 day wait....ALSO, thanks everyone for confirming that I have not yet lost my mind or have started to imagine things. :-)

Topic by Goodhart 9 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

Subscribed? Answered

Some how I was subscribed to sakurai, when I don't recall subscribing! Any ideas? And is this meant to be in bugs? I wasn't sure.

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

Win a Patch by Subcribing!

After I wrote my first Instructable, I saw that someone had subscribed to me. I thought "Wow, so cool, they liked what I wrote!" Then I saw it was my uncle. Oh well. Over time more people bolstered my confidence to write more Instrubtables and more people subscribed, and every time someone does I feel great. So for this patch-give-away, I want you to go out and subscribe to 5 people who have written an 'ible you like, (who you have not subscribed to before this time). From my own experience it is especially rewarding if they are new with only an 'ible or two under their belt and have few subscribers - or even none. Nothing makes you feel more included on this wonderful site than to feel your efforts have fans. So get back to me here (I will believe you) after you have subscribed to 5 (new to you) people and besides a cool patch, pictured below, you will be the first to receive news of new 'ibles from the folks you subscribed to! Subscribing to me does not count. I have 50 patches to give away - get going!

Topic by Ninzerbean 8 years ago

How do I Unsubscribe? Answered

I accsidently subscribed to myself and now I need to know how to unsubscribe to myself. How do I do that?

Question by Danielzxzx1 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

Subscriptions - spoiling the surprise. (Hey, Rachel!)

Yes, I know this is, technically, feedback, but I thought other people might want to know about it as well.Did you know that anybody that subscribes to you can see all your projects, not just the published ones?If you did, good for you. I didn't, and now it turns out that quite a few people have been peeping at projects that I may not finish for some time, if at all, and all without me knowing. One recent planned project I had high hopes for has just had a setback today, and now may not happen. Subscribers may have been looking forward to it, and I may now be disappointing people without being able to prevent it.I'm not saying that anybody who subscribes to me at the moment would spoil the surprise for other members, but there is always the chance that somebody could spoil things. I think many of you reading this will know the kind of person I mean, even an actual example.That means that there is at least one surprise project out there (not one of mine) that could be spoiled by what is probably just a line of dodgy script.So, if you are planning any surprise projects, don't start writing them up yet, unless you have no subscribers, and if you are reading this and able to fix the bug, please, fix it quickly.UPDATE: Link to proper "feedback" thread

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

Where did my newsletter go? Yahoo mail

Just realized that I haven't been getting the newsletter for about 2-3 months now.  Using Yahoo, searched the spam folder with no luck.  When I try to sign up using the box at the bottom of the page it says "Invalid email address" even though this is the address that I've been receiving it at for years.

Topic by jma534 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago

What does subscribing to a member do? Answered

 I've noticed the subscribe button on peoples instructables, what does subscribing do? i need a straight forward answer.  

Question by Apple_4_life 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

Which Ibler has the most subscribes? Answered

Just wondering. This is over the whole website, every member

Question by MegaMetal8 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

3 Month Membership Giveaway!(Closed)

Ok this is a small gift to thank all of my subscribers! I will list all my subscribers in numbers and then use random number generator to randomly pick a number and the subscriber listed with that number will get the 3 month pro membership! So if you want to take a part in it as well and you are not a subscriber then all you need to do is subscribe! I will do the random generation on 20th of July 2011 and the premium membership will be awarded the same day to the lucky subscriber!

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

How to unsubscribe?

How do I unsubscribe from a channel or is there no way to do this?

Topic by A good name 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago

Can you make me a new avatar?

Hey i was wondering if you are reading this if you would be so kind to make me a creative avatar with my username in it. If i like you avatar and want to use it, i will subscibe to you and rate all youur instructables 5 stars. Thanks!

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

how to subscribe things to make a gadget? ?

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