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Instructables update - image URL upload, popular and feature notifications, a new header, and more! Answered

We made an update to Instructables last night and added:

- Upload an image from a url (http://...my.jpg). Look for this as a new pull-down menu anywhere you upload files.
- A fix for a paging bug on large page numbers.
- New header design that lets us better integrate our contest announcements, and gives us a spot for leaderboard ads, which a few advertisers have literally been begging us to support.
- Popular and feature email notification. If your Instructable makes it to the featured or popular list, we'll send you an email to let you know.
- The search page now has a big text field and pull-down menu, which should make it easier to use.
- and a bunch of minor improvements and bug fixes.

We're always trying to make Instructables better and add fun new things. Let us know what you think!

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T3h_Muffinator

10 years ago

You forgot to mention the gigantic hand! Well... unless I missed that change a while back...

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Brennn10T3h_Muffinator

Reply 10 years ago

I noticed the change too, don't worry. I love it! I also really like the new Popular instructable system. It gives new people a chance to be a popular instructable everyday.

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T3h_MuffinatorBrennn10

Reply 10 years ago

I like it too! Although... sometimes I miss the old one >.<

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Myself

10 years ago

The new image uploader seems to have broken DragDropUpload. I could swear it worked two days ago and I don't think I've changed anything. Anybody wanna confirm or debunk me?

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Kitemanewilhelm

Reply 10 years ago

Er, my image library seems to have disappeared? I suddenly only have 11 images in it ... ?

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ewilhelmKiteman

Reply 10 years ago

Fixed now? We had to resync the files with our solr server.

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Kitemanewilhelm

Reply 10 years ago

All fixed now, thanks. Just a thought - I currently have 709 images etc in my library - is there a limit? If I remove images from my library (to save server space), will they disappear from the Instructables they were used in?

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ewilhelmKiteman

Reply 10 years ago

If you remove images, I believe they will be removed from your Instructables. Don't worry about having too many images. I have way more.

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Brennn10Kiteman

Reply 10 years ago

Yes, same, I do not have any of my past pictures in my library anymore.

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Brennn10

10 years ago

I really like the new improvements. The image uploading is awesome. I uploaded all of my pictures at once, and I was on my way. Good work!