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Error 400 on favorite Answered

When I try to set a page as favorite I get:

error 400 -- user Alibobar (USER) is not in required role, OLD

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When is the next site update that the feature will be available to free members. What's the point in being a member if you don't get a favorites button? I used to be able to use it and I've always been a free member. All my favorites are erased. When will this come back?

Unfortunately, the ability to favourite projects is restricted to Pro members.

The bug is the content of the message, not the failure to favourite.

That's rather gross. How can I close my account?

I'd rather just use this nifty feature my browser came with free of charge. It's called "bookmarks".

It's also wrong - as of the next site update, favourites are available to free members as well.

Then I misunderstood. I read that the ability to favorite projects was restricted to Pro members only. I assume you meant "as of right now". There was no mention of it becoming free.

It was a misunderstanding on Kiteman's part (and on mine as well!).

When the paid membership system was first developed, last year, it originally had the "Favorites" system restricted to paid members. That was changed fairly soon after the rollout, so that all members, paid and free, can use the Favorites button.

However, there appears to be a bug in the current version of the database software on the I'bles servers. It is supposed to be fixed the next time the software is updated.

In any event, I think you were right in the first place. The "bookmarks" feature on your browser is much better than the "Favorites" anyway. You can create categories (folders) to group things, you can use "tags" for searching, etc.

Thanks for the clarification. =)

What Kelseymh said - the situation changed since I made that post.

Good news - this bug is on the immediate-fix list.

You should be able to use favourites after the next site update.

Imho for free members the favorite-button should not be available.

Then this popup is completely deprecated.

So there is no sense to become a free member. As unregistered u can add "favourite" in your web browser as well... What about membership comparison chart? Is it lying?

It seems that the membership comparison chart:
https://www.instructables.com/account/gopro?sourcea=footer
indicates that favorites are included in a free account.

Given that, perhaps there is an issue with instructables and free accounts?

I am new here, so I don't know, but I ran into this issue as well.

I would consider this a bug, but I'm not sure which side of it is the bug.

When the paid membership system was rolled out in 2009, the ability to access the list of favorites was supposed to become a paid feature.

So the question is, is the software correct, or is the feature list? I don't know the answer to that; but hopefully Staff will respond.

IIRC, the whole favourites thing is supposed to be restricted to pro members.

The functionality is there for non-pro members, but switched off. If a pro membership lapses, they lose access to their favourite list, but it remains in the system, waiting for them to become pro again.

Hi, Kiteman, your memory is the same as mine, but our memory does not match I'bles advertising. The "membership comparison chart" is pretty clear (black check mark), that the Favorites List is available to everyone.

Up until yesterday I wasn't Pro and the favorites list has always been available to me and I've been adding to my favorites even after the Pro membership feature was launched.

Oh ok, that makes sense. In that case, once my account reverts back to a free membership I'll probably lose the ability to favorite.

Goodness me!

Somebody ought to report a bug...

Uh, huh :-/ See my orangeboard...