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Repeatedly Being Caught in the Filter Answered

Hello All,

Please forgive me if any frustration shows through in this post.  I understand all are busy and are probably receving this sort of thing from every angle.

I've been caught yet again in the filter preventing my submission from showing on the Recent page.  I seem to be falling into this pit quite frequently despite the very benign nature of my submissions.

My submission does not appear while others continue to show.  More frustrating has been how a submission freed from the filter remains in its chronological position, thus putting it far down the page (or on the next  page even).

Today I deleted my latest submission, added to the descriptive text (having been told a description too short can trigger the filter) and tried to anticipate/delete any possible trigger word or phrase.  I then resubmitted it - to no avail.  The submission is  a video link.  Were I to add any more text, it would be bulk/fluff.  The subject covers the roasting and brewing of tea - surely a completely benign subject.

The submission in this case is:

https://www.instructables.com/id/Harvest-Roast-and-Brew-Green-Tea-using-a-Common-Sh/

Could someone with the Mojo please review and free it?  Further, any advice as to how I can avoid this problem in future would be most appreciated.

Thanks & Cheers.

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caitlinsdad

4 years ago

I dunno, but there use to be a separate type of instructable just for videos in addition to the step by step. They have collapsed that back into create whatever from one starting point. Maybe you should add at least one or more still images to start out with and then embed the video below in the text. No one knows what those filters are looking for but the image requirement seems to be a common hangup.

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Adeldorcaitlinsdad

Reply 4 years ago

Yeah, it looks like that was the problem - I need to add a couple of images along with the video link - see jessyratfink's comment above.

Thanks for the advice!

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Adeldor

4 years ago

To whomever freed the video and placed it at the top, thank you so much!

If there is any advice you might offer to lessen the chances of this in future (if for no other reason than to stop me whining :-) ), I'm all ears!

Thanks again!

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jessyratfinkAdeldor

Reply 4 years ago

Always, always try to add at least a couple photos. You will get stuck in the filters every single time otherwise.

We've got the everything set up to filter instructables without photos or with only one photo, as that catches a ton of spam and incomplete projects, but sometimes it gets the good stuff too!

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Adeldorjessyratfink

Reply 4 years ago

Thank you for the heads up. I'll do exactly that in future!

"The Everything" - sounds like a good name for a band. :-)