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Instructables is cranky when I try to Publish a new instructable. Answered

When I click "publish", it says: "Oops! We couldn't understand your request. Please contact us to tell us as much detail as possible about what you were trying to do when this happened."

.. All I did was click "Publish" on my current draft version. Suggestions?

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I was having the same problem earlier when trying to edit an existing Instructable, I tried it in another browser (Chrome) and it worked first time. FYI I was having the problem in Firefox. Alternatively you could try clearing your browser cache (particularly your cookies) and see if that makes any difference.

I just noticed that the Instructables site has just switched to using secure HTTPS, this was probably the reason for the troubles. Try it again, probably be fine now.

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DragonDon

4 years ago

I can't upload Vimeo iframe codes and I can't publish the 'ible either. Just refreshes the page. Tried in both FireFox and Chrome. What did they do?!

Full Preview link: https://www.instructables.com/id/EG8POV6HQ1E019E/

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mikeasaurusDragonDon

Reply 4 years ago

You need to include a picture so we can use it as a thumbnail when the project is indexed; even for a video Instructable.

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DragonDonmikeasaurus

Reply 4 years ago

You mean like the one I already have there that is getting ignored?

http://imgbin.org/index.php?page=image&id=16210

http://imgbin.org/index.php?page=image&id=16211

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mikeasaurusDragonDon

Reply 4 years ago

Are you using the mobile or the desktop version of the site?

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DragonDonmikeasaurus

Reply 4 years ago

Desktop.

The Mobile version has issues that I may address another time, completely unrelated to this though.

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mikeasaurusDragonDon

Reply 4 years ago

Try to create new instructables in the new editor and hit "embed" at the top. You should be able to post a link like this into the new editor's embed modal

https://vimeo.com/NUMBER

Did that work?

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mikeasaurusDragonDon

Reply 4 years ago

Looks like Vimeo changed up how they handle video (default is now HTML5). We're looking into how we can make this work on our end.

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Berkana

4 years ago

Ditto. Same thing happened to me, but instead of "Oops!..." nothing happened. I was also using the old editor.

(I'm using Chrome Version 31.0.1650.63 on MacOS 10.9.1)

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Penolopy Bulnick

4 years ago

Was it in the old or new editor? Can you send me a link to the Full Preview of it so we can take a look?

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biobonniePenolopy Bulnick

Reply 4 years ago

Argh, now it's working fine and I can't replicate the problem. Oh well, sorry to bother you. :)