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Make collaborators more prominent? Answered

. Almost 70% (sounds better than two-out-of-three heehee) of the iBles with my name on them are collaborations. With one in particular, my main function was just to get the ball rolling and the other collaborators did most of the work. But unless you click the more info button, it looks like I did all the work.
. I'm not sure how to do it without taking up too much real estate, but I would like to see collaborators listed without having to click more info. At least a prominent "X collaborators" notation.
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BeanGolem

9 years ago

If there is no clear-cut "owner" of the I'ble, how would contest entries and winners be handled. Would it be entirely up to the collaborators to divvy up the rewards? Does Instructables have enough resources to hand out awards to each member of the winning I'ble?

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NachoMahmaBeanGolem

Reply 9 years ago

. That part of the system wouldn't have to be changed. The "author" would still be the owner. As Kiteman says, the collaborators should be able to divvy up any loot on their own. All I'm asking for is an indication that there are other ppl involved. . I think kelseymh has an excellent idea. List a few collaborators with "more info" if needed.

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KitemanBeanGolem

Reply 9 years ago

Most contest entries are not collaborations, but I think it's safe to assume that collaborators would sort that out between themselves beforehand. Other times, it's not an issue - say, if you and I collaborated on the Klutz contest, you would get the prize because I live in the UK.

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caitlinsdad

9 years ago

Ah, you have a vay of finding out these collaborators and making them talk? No?

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kelseymh

9 years ago

Definitely! Ideally, "Author" would be changed to "Authors" and the full list (or the first three + "more info") shown up front.

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jessyratfinkkelseymh

Reply 9 years ago

I like this idea. I think that would work really well without getting too cluttered. :)

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gmjhowe

9 years ago

Agreed! I have thought along these lines also, it would be nice, if the collaborations section on people profiles pages was combined with the published. Also, collaborations should be sent out to all subscribers of those who helped out also.

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BeanGolemgmjhowe

Reply 9 years ago

Essentially, a collaborated I'ble would be treated like a normal I'ble, just over more than one account.

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Doctor What

9 years ago

Good idea. I generally don't do collaborations, but I could see the need for recognition when it is needed.

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xACIDITYx

9 years ago

Completely agree.