People are horrible with tagging its hard to find any thing on this site people have bad titles 2

Topic by DELETED_azntrooper93 9 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

tag ideas

Just trying to get as many tags as possible so that we can be more known

Topic by golddigger1559 9 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


I am wondering if anyone knows of HTML tags that work in Instructables like the ones in this Instructable? https://www.instructables.com/id/Snork-Adding-HTML-TAGS-to-Instructables/

Topic by Josehf Murchison 5 years ago


I am wondering if anyone knows of HTML tags that work in Instructables like the ones in this Instructable? https://www.instructables.com/id/Snork-Adding-HTML-TAGS-to-Instructables/

Question by Josehf Murchison 5 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago

Tag blacklist

Is there any way to blacklist a tag?  It's difficult to find any good prop indistructables behind the almost literal mountain of terrible knex content.  I want to see if there are any other techniques for making prop swords or rifles, or handguns, or war hammers, anything like that.  It's a million knex results and like, two results i actually want to see.

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

Tags question

Hey guys! coolcrafter101 here. How many tags do you usually put in your Instructables? I do about 8-10, but I'd like to know what other people do so I know if I am putting too many or too little. Please comment and answer. Thanks!

Topic by coolcrafter101 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago

graffiti tagging

What should i have my graffiti name as please help thankyou

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

pro tag ?

Hi I can access this forum, the text formatiing, donwload instructable as customized pdf, view all step, and all the feature of pro member, but I dont have the tag. Why is that?

Topic by ac1D 8 years ago

Adding/editing Tags

I'm new to Instructables and just did my first instructable yesterday. I published, but now I'd like to go back in and edit the instructable TAGS. I can't seem to find WHERE to do that. Any help is appreciated - thanks!

Topic by smileee2 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago

How can I use tags..?

In description under Build My Lab Contest, it is mentioned that "If you'd like to have your design considered for judges' prizes, make sure to use the tags BuildTheirLab or LabHacks in your submission!" Please help how to use above tags

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

How to add more tags after publishing?

I wanted to add a couple of tags to an 'ible I published today but for the life of me I can't find anywhere to add more tags.  Could someone point me in the right direction please? (assuming it's possible) thanks G

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

HTML Tags Working

Html tags not working well.

Topic by limsss2 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago

my instructibles tags won't come up in seaches

after making my instructibe i added tags. after a week or two i seach for one of the tags"swagbucks" and nothing is found did i do something wrong.? it is the "how to get back at itunes one

Question by corsi 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago

Paracord dog tags

Anyone know where to buy college team dog tags for bracelets?

Topic by srock3 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago

Tags / Keyword Will Not Save.

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

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

Who is best? ....Batman or Spiderman?

Question by Stu2 10 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


I just found out something with the new Nerf Dart Tag Darts! they work with most clip system Nerf guns, which means more of a variety of Nerf guns to chose from for Dart Tag games! other than the Quick 16, Swarmfire, Sharp Shot, or other dart tag guns.

Topic by AirsoftTeam 7 years ago

What is the meaning of tag ? Answered

What is the meaning of 1) step by step 2) photos 3) Feature

Question by nachiketa 7 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago

Laser Tag Hacking

I've been toying with this idea for a while, but I can't go anywhere with it until I get some programming experience (I'm taking a class on it next year, so I'll be able to do it then). I was thinking of this as a potential way to cheat at laser tag (or make it more interesting at least). get a microcontroller, a photoresistor, and plenty of cheap laser diodes with collimators, lenses, etc (a bunch of cheap laser pointers would work for this). use the photoresistor to have the microcontroller "learn" your laser's signal (so that you can get credit for your tagging), and then reproduces that signal at the press of a button. put all the lasers facing outward in a ball and presto, a laser tag grenade. just wondered if anyone could think of a good way to do this.

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

Laser Tag Question

So, I found this ( https://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Laser-tag-system-from-simple-to-complex/?ALLSTEPS ) (I would comment this question, but i dont have pro) and I'm wondering: A. are the two circuits connected in any way. B. If not, not does the body (Detection) circuit get power? Also, is there anyway to integrate a timer into this so that say, each round could be 10 minutes and you could (somehow) wirelessly start the timer, and it would start (But not count down) from the set time when armed? Thanks.

Question by Tuckoguy 4 years ago

RFID tag ideas

I've got a handful of RI-TRP-DR2B 32-mm Glass Transponders...Don't really know what to do with them so I figured I'd ask around here.  I've attached a picture and the data sheet for this item.  Has anyone worked with these or similar devices before?  Also, any recommendations for a reader/writer (preferably something that'd work with a Raspberry Pi or Arduino)?  They operate on 134.2 kHz. Thank you.

Topic by XyzzyYYZ 4 years ago

RFID Tags and Passports

Well, I'm finally getting a passport, due to the new law. Sadly, however, in time for the RFID law as well. I don't want to be carrying one of those around in the airport. Wired said you can disable it by smacking it with a hammer, but it stated that tampering w/ a Passport is against the law, so is doing that against the law? But anyway, I would preferably just want to put it in something isolating, like a lead bag or something. Faraday cages seem the best plan, however I don't know what I will constantly ground to. Hope someone can help :-)

Topic by zachninme 12 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

managing tags in image library

While writing an instructable I was uploading picture using the new uploader (is it still new if it's older than 6 months?). Before clicking upload I used the tag files as and input my info. I have found 2 issues with this style of upload. I'd like some feedback. 1) I see the benefit of tagging uploaded photos and the aid in searching. But, is there any plans to offer a folder based system to he image library? Not all the files I upload to this site are relevant enough to include in the tagging section. As far as I've tested, not tagging a file results in the file only being viewable in the 'All' category. If you upload more than 50 pictures you'll be searching for a while to find it again later. I've been using an ad hoc method of using underscores to keep files organized. (ex. of tags: _discussion, _forums, etc. And for hyphenated or 2-word projects, tagging jello_brains or joining words like jellobrains). This is really so the drop-down menu isn't cluttered with all kinds of one-off keywords. Is if there is a folder-based system to use/search our library that isn't reliant on keywords. Which made me think of something else. 2) After re-uploading the photos again with the underscores in the right places (for my own sanity of keeping things where I can find them). I tried deleting the now-redundant files under the old tags. I successfully deleted the files under the tags, but couldn't remove the tag. I had not started writing the instructable yet or identified any keywords anywhere else outside of the upload editor. Is there a method to remove redundant or erroneously-named tags to files? Is there a way to add additional tags to a file after it has been uploaded?

Topic by mikeasaurus 8 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago

Can I browse tags and themes and main components?

I would like to be able to browse through tags and therefore to see themes and main components. How would I go about doing this?

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

Is it possible to add tags to pictures already in image library

Sorry, this is probably another stupid question. Can I add tags to images that are already in my image library? I didn't realize how quickly the photos would add up. I have only posted 3 instructables, but I am working on several more and the lack of tags is annoying. I am now adding tags but I still have a bunch of photos without tags.Thanks.

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

I haven't got those picture tags/yellow boxes?

Hi everyone, I'm just writing to say that when I'm using Instructables and I'm logged and everything, I don't get those yellow boxes around particular places in a picture. I know they exist, because my brother (Kryptonite) gets them in most of his pictures (those which he sees and those which he posts). Does anyone know how to fix this? Could it be that there's an availabe Java update? Thanks, Moofish.

Question by Moofish 7 years ago

How do I edit the tags of my published Instructable?

How do I edit the tags of my published Instructable?  I misspelled one of the tags and would like to correct it.

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

Why Do People have(had) Birds in there avatar?


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

Subject Area Experts

This idea stems from other social networking tools I have had some experience with. My main idea is that of Experts. This would be something similar to "interests" on someone profile, except that it lists someone's proficiencies. A subtle difference. With this in place, users could then tag a "subject area" on their Answers or Instructables during submittal and all of the people who have that in their "expert" list would be notified. This could probably be worked into the official tagging system already in place using some sort of RSS type deal. This would help avoid having to wade through ALL of the Answers and I'bles to find one pertinent to your expertise. It's a thought in process. Your thoughts?

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

Why does kiteman Have old Pictures in his Avatar?

Continuing my tradition of asking stupid questions and making topics for no apparent reason.

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

Adding tags to already-uploaded pictures

Is there a way of adding tags to an already-uploaded picture? I have a few instructables, and I hadn't bothered to tag the pictures I uploaded to include in them, and now there are getting to be enough that it's hard to find the one I want. Can I add a tag to a picture that has already been uploaded? How?

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

How do I tag my instructable in a specific group?

Hey everyone.  So, I'm in a digital fabrication class where we had to upload an intructable after our project.  Now we have to tag them to "CSU" (my school) so we're grouped together as a class.  Is there a tag button somewhere I'm missing? Or do I use the category option at the top of the page on the right? Help and thanks!  Cas

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

How do I add tags to photos in my image library?

When I uploaded photos I didn't see an option to add tags (maybe I missed it?). Now I'd like to add tags to those pictures in my image library. Is there any way to do that? I found this forum topic from a year ago https://www.instructables.com/community/Is-it-possible-to-add-tags-to-pictures-already-in-/ but I don't seem to have the link to add keywords when I get to an image's info page.

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

Thanks for the tags!

I'm not sure where else to put this, so Thank You to whoever it was that made the tags visible to us regular members on the Answers page again. They really are helpful in deciphering what some of the questions are about. If I'm mistaken, and the tags are still only visible to I'bles staff and FT members, when do I get my first check? ;-)

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

Is there a way to organize my ible image library? Answered

Is there a way to group images in my library? Is there a way rename or re- tag them?

Question by mole1 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago

Website banners? Answered

Can someone instruct us how to make these beautiful banners that I receive in my newsletter? I have uploaded images to be specific.

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

Need help identifying style of ring.

I am needing some help identifying what style of ring this is. I got it as part of a repayment for a loan and need to know what type of ring to list it as. I know it is 10kt gold, the diamonds are real & the main setting is called an invisible mounting. Any help would be greatly appreciated.Thank you.

Question by JoeC271 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago

How to make a miniture RFID Door Lock?

Hi guy's, First time poster here, Just wanting to know how hard it would be to make this (https://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-RFID-Door-Lock/) as small as possible. Im a noob to programming so any help would be appreciated and or where to gat the parts would be great..Cheers.?

Question by joker8656 7 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago

hi, i am newly working on adxl335,can u pls tell me how to read output from the adxl335,in bascom language?

Hi,i am doing project on adxl335 and pic18f25k20,i am writting  program in bascom language,as i am newly working on adxl335,so can pls tell me how to read analog output from the accelerometer(adxl335)...actually i want measure the angles ..and should give voice output from the apr9600 for each angle ...........pls  help me.

Question by preme576 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago

What's your Zune tag?

Mine is "aDimWit"

Topic by aDimWit 10 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago

feature request: tag cloud

Hi all, not sure if this is the right place to ask for this, but wouldn't a tag cloud or weighted category list (or whatever it's called) be a nice feature on Instructables as well? One could convert the already entered keywords into user generated tags and then allow reader to add new tags to entries etc. I think tag clouds are flexible than simple categories (although they don't replace them). Andreas

Topic by onde 9 years ago

Frequency of Laser Tag guns

Does anyone know if Laser tag guns use infared LED's emitting at a certain frequency, If so what frequency/range of frequency

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



Question by ICE-E FREEZE 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

Multiple tags with same id

Hey, I noticed with the reply boxes that there are multiple html tags with the same id - something that is clearly invalid. Just thought i'd point that out ;)

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

Laser Tag Pack and Gun

How would you create a laser tag game set, like at Ultrazone or similar? Would you just have a bunch of Photocells in parallel connected to your gun, or something? Can somone point me in the right direction?

Topic by PKTraceur 10 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

What type of security tag is this? Answered

Hello, Could anyone tell me what type of security tag this is? I have Googled and Wickipediad en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Security_tag  around the subject looking for,  'induction coil security tag',  but I mainly find information about the flat strip type. I'm new to electrickery so I am guessing it is an induction type of device? Also, is the green component a capacitor? ...um...  Thank you.

Question by FriendOfHumanity 9 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

Tagging tracks with artist name?

I'm struggling to assign the artists name to a file and I was wondering if anyone knew a fast and easy solution? I'm basically ripping cds to my computer and I can get the artist name up in itunes but not in the file ripped to my computer, is there a way to do so without individually renaming each file. I also want to include information like cover art, although this isn't essential. Any help much appreciated, THANKS!

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

AIML tag usage issue

I have aproblem with tag.My code this like this: HELLO Hello there, wellcome to counselling service Hello there what is your name? _ NAME IS * HELLO THERE WHAT IS YOUR NAME Nice to meet you But it does not work that way.When I use the “My name is Rangi” input after the “Hello there what is your name?” robot input.I checked the syntax with the AIML reference manual at: http://www.alicebot.org/documentation/aiml-reference.html#that and other source files which uses the tag.But is does not work.The interpreter I am using to check my aiml files is the PROGRAME# at: http://ntoll.org/article/project-an-aiml-chatterbot-in-c But if I use the code as : HELLO Hello there, wellcome to counselling service HELLO THERE WHAT IS _ NAME IS * HELLO THERE WHAT IS Nice to meet you it works.But both text inside tag and the tag should be in block capital and this works only for four words. But I need the bot outputs to be in normal text . I checked in the research paper(page no 6) at : http://www.scribd.com/doc/32243318/A-Comparison-Between-ALICE-and-Elizabeth-Chatbot-Systems also it says the previous bot output normalized in the same way as the user input, therefore it matches with the text in the tag. Why this happens this way?? Is there anything wrong in the code?? Is the text in the tag works for only few words?? How can I use this in the correct way?? Hope for a solution.Thank you very much. 

Question by usg 8 years ago

Feature Request: @user tag

For me instructables is great because of it's outstanding community. Still, I believe this could be an even better place if we worked closer together.  Sure, this can't be forced, but it can be made easier: It would help greatly if a "@user" tag was introduced. It should do two things: Notify the user mentioned, both with an on-page notification (like a PM) as well as through email Produce a clickable link to the user's page The usage cases are plenty. It could be used if... an authors project is based on @user ideas/ project @user has improve upon one's work @user has similar project worth checking out a comment/ forum post is adressed to @user, even though it is not a direct response one knows @user is interested in a instructable/ forum post, but may have missed it Unlike PMs it's a quick and public method to reach out for people. I am very aware that even though this is a "small" idea it may take much effort to develop and integrate throughout the site. Yet I do believe it would be absolutely worth it, as it... motivates authors (it is the greatest feeling to know somebody values the project you've poured all of your heart into) keeps conversations going (I've seen many comments not being responded to just because they haven't used the reply button) brings people with similar ideas and interests together (isn't this what instructables is all about?) It could happen that this will be abused by some people, so "blocking" certain users (to not receive notifications) should be a mandatory function. What do you think about this?

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