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Parts of ALL my instructables Missing No Image Notes Answered

I just looked at my Instructables and found that ALL the notes in the
images are missing.
if you look at the 2 images you can see the note is missing from the first, I can still see the note in edit mode. I almost had a stroke when I though that they had all gone.

it could be related to the bug i reported last week.

​when I look at the draft instructable, either in the preview mode or by clicking on in in draft, I cannot click on the photos to proof read the notes, or get an idea of how that step will look.
The next issue is, i used to able to sent the preview link to a friend, so they could also proof read it and give me feed back, that now doesn't work either.
Could you please fix this I use them for teaching kids, and the
instuctables are not much use without them.


we are aware of the bug and have filed it for immediate extermination.

it will get added to the bag of goodies for the next release.

mmmelroy, I have the small "pencil" icon back on the images where I added notes, but the notes themselves have not returned.

(Currently browsing via Chrome.)

I am having this same problem. I can view and edit my notes, but they are not displaying in the preview.

I seem to have the same issue (browsing in Chrome as I type).

Hi kiteman, do you know if is something that is on the to do list, I did email support but no response yet

yep the notes are back, but i still cant send a friend a link to an unpublished instructable to proof read. :-(

I think that massive spam incident caused hectic response by our code monkeys, who are not allowed to comment to us members and Kiteman responds with that below calming help from a half a world away, while this Camelot once wonderful spot, where it never spammed until after sundown .... this site has been so run down into the ground with the new team great intentions that the hills are defined by the gullies.

I seem to remember that first gov takeover of our insurance software fiasco had great intentions until it looked like the talking heads and finger pointers were on the verge of loosing their salaried cushy Port-Out-Starboard-Home jobs...

I have no idea at the moment. As soon as I know anything, I'll pass it on.

Yes, I am having this problem now too. I put in all kinds of notes on the pictures & none show up in the final version, but show up in the editor. bummer

I've been running into this too. None of my Instructables are currently showing image notes. Like this one:


The opening photo should have an annotation box around the spice jar.

This is true no matter which browser I use: Firefox, Chrome, or IE.

Thanks for pointing this out. We made some major (but largely invisible) changes last week to make sure that our pages stay clean and fast across browsers. We tested extensively, but missed the image note issue. We'll get that fixed up right away.

The preview links have changed. Instead of accessing your project at www.instructables.com/id/[id] you would now visit www.instructables.com/preview/[id] The links should be updated on your member page.

If those links are not updated, or the new /preview links are not working, please let us know. Note that users must log in before viewing unpublished Instructables.

This change for /preview urls is one we were forced to make by increasing levels of spam. Though we've managed to make most of it invisible to the community, spammers have posted millions of Instructables over the last few months, without publishing. We needed to take steps to de-motivate this behavior, which meant requiring users to login before viewing drafts.

For clarity into the future, we changed the urls so there's no confusion between published Instructables (accessible at /id/) and drafts (accessible only at /preview/)