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Published Instructable Does Not Appear On Site Answered

I published a new instructable today (url = https://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Build-A-Spark-Gap-Tesla-Coil-SGTC/), but it fails to appear in the list of recently published instructables and I can't find it when I search for it. How long does the publishing process usually take? If I recall correctly, my previous instructables appeared on the site immediately after I published them.

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Kiteman

7 years ago

General comment to all reading this topic:

If a project falls foul of the filters during Californian office-hours, you usually will not realise that it has done so.

During the week, if you post during the Californian night, it might take a few hours to clear (the internet may not sleep, but HQ does).

If you fall foul of the filters on a Friday, then it might not get cleared until Monday or Tuesday (California time), because the yuman beens have to get caught up on everything that happened while they were off for the weekend.

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Jayefuu

7 years ago

If your instructable contains certain words it is stored in a queue until someone at HQ confirms that it's not dangerous, illegal or rude. They will likely sort it out monday morning.

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caitlinsdadJayefuu

Reply 7 years ago

or combinations of words..."Shoot foot-long.....resulting in large losses..."

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Xellerscaitlinsdad

Reply 7 years ago

Wait a minute, those words are literally on different steps and several paragraphs apart. "Shoot foot-long" refers to the length of the high voltage discharges and in this context, "losses" refers to electrical energy losses due to parasitic components in the primary circuit. I really don't understand why this was flagged. None of my other Tesla coil instructables were treated this way even though they contained similar language.

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caitlinsdadXellers

Reply 7 years ago

The Robot works in mysterious ways. I don't think anyone has cracked the algorithm of what triggers the filters.. Don't get too uptight about it, your instructable will eventually get out.

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caitlinsdadXellers

Reply 7 years ago

while waiting for instructables to clear the filters, we get drawn into making random comments on the forums and act like we know what we are talking about. Join the fun.

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cammerscaitlinsdad

Reply 7 years ago

I think I might have a similar problem with https://www.instructables.com/id/Rubber-Powered-Dart-Gun-Darts/ , but it's been ten days since I published it and it still invisible. Can that be right?

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caitlinsdadcammers

Reply 7 years ago

Hmmm, there have been cases where ibles have even fallen through the cracks in the filters. Private Message Randofo, I think he gets the gatekeeper type complaints to see if he can shake the Robot.

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cammerscaitlinsdad

Reply 7 years ago

Thanks for that. I'll see if Randofo can help.
Cheers,

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chuangt2uchuangt2u

Reply 7 years ago

Very quickly fixed - email to customer support using the address at the bottom of this page.
Thanks, guys!

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kelseymhchuangt2u

Reply 7 years ago

Not just fixed, featured (congratulations!). It's a great project, and I hope you get some good feedback about it.