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Welcome to the Pro Members Forum! Answered

Currently the Pro Members forum only has one category. What are the sorts of things you'd like to talk about here? Pro Features you'd like us to develop? The inside scoop on Randy's next secret project? Let us know, and we'll create a handful of categories to keep it organized. Thanks for going pro!


my feature request is a tunnel to outside where cats can relieve themselves, movable......then you fill with lime and move the location much like an outhouse. For the winter I'm bringing my cats in, and i'm not looking forward to using old fashioned clumping litter!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I am almost done with instructables entry on inside wire shelving above door cage/shelving cat walks throughout house and out to garage and outside. I got dollar store kitchen scrubbers and inserted catnip instead of soap...as pictured. This cat was always rubbing against the wire shelving. I'd like to find the old fashioned brush Christmas trees (darn I knew I shouldn't have given mine away!) to attach to the cat walk and also around the edges of the cat entry areas. Thanks to everyone for their inspirations. I LOVE this site.
Does anyone have advice on what rights to put on my photos instructable?


Just choose the rights that fit your needs - most people usually just go with the default setting.

I have a number of cats and kitty litter is an issue, not just the nuisance but also the cost. I discovered by accident something that I am experimenting with. One of my litter boxes is in the same place that my saws are in and I have been making a lot of sawdust lately. You can see why here. https://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-Hardwood-Floor-that-looks-3D-from-your-OWN-/
Anyway the box got a lot of sawdust added to it and I found that it helps with the clumping litter. It coats anything that is moist and forms a sawdust layer on the clumps. The clumps then don't stick to anything, not even the box bottom and are much easier to remove. I have since added sawdust to the box in the house and have not noticed any problems but some benefits. I was concerned that some of the sawdust might get wet and stay behind in the litter and smell but so far that hasn't happened. If you have a friend that has some spare sawdust you might give it a try. Oh, and if you happen to have piles of it you will discover that the cats prefer using it to their box. So now I wear gloves to clean it up. Cheap kitty litter but not clumping.

to copy another poster, i finally have my pro account, i just LOVE this website, thank you to the creator(s).
you are awesome and the people here are awesome, especially cat litter boxes and hidden moving doors and bookcases. smile


7 years ago

Finally I have my Pro account! 
"Hello World"



8 years ago

Yes! Another pro forum topic I would LOVE to have would be a feature request topic. That would make instructables all the more awesome.

. Personally, I would prefer to keep any extra features, including pro-only forums, to a minimum. I like the egalitarian structure we have and would like to preserve it as much as possible. I understand that being "special" is what will attract many payers, but let's not make us THAT special. . And I don't like the title "Pro". How about something along the lines of "Supporting Member" or "Patron"? . Now that I'm paying, I expect this two cents worth to be worth at least two-and-a-half. ;)

Awww, and I was really looking forward to being called one of THE Elite !lol, NOT

"Supporting member" sounds good, but it wouldn't look good as a patch - SM.

And patron would suddenly make everyone Pat.

and we did have a Pat Pending...at one time LOL

. As long as it's not "Supporter & Member." heehee

I don't know, I think that would make things really interesting, hahaha. Perhaps we'd attract a whole new group of makers!

you WAY beat me to it...but great minds think like us.

. How about "$" (or the generic currency symbol - ¤). It doesn't take up much room and means exactly what it looks like.

Much better than "Supporter & Member..."

I wouldn't mind a category mainly for members with Asperger’s Syndrome but not restricted to such members. Aspies (short name for us people) tend to have communication issues, but apart from that, we tend to have very good creative minds. Aspies count the following people as fully paid up members of our "different" community. Thomas Edison (Gramophone) (insomnia sufferer, common for Aspies) Alexander Graham Bell (Microphone) Howard Hughes (Recluse, common for Aspies) Laurence of Arabia Einstein etc etc.

That is a Great idea ! I have never been diagnosed with it but have wondered if my sometimes grating and odd way I deal with people isn't, at least, related in some way. I know from experience, that other forms of Autism are gradient, that is, can be little more or a little less (I have a nephew who has been diagnosed as Autistic). I got to be fairly old before there was even any talk about autism, which is one of the reasons I wonder about it.
I know that I sometimes take a single subject, song, idea, etc. and focus on it, sometimes for months, but always until distraction as far as others are concerned.

How about some Private contests. I think Gold member would sound better

This is actually an idea that my mom suggested to me! I'm not certain it's really fair though. Does flickr, deviant art, or other pro-member websites have pro-only contests?

Is your mom anything like Dilbert's mom? (just an idea in my head...) L


Isn't everyone's mom a little bit like that?

Yes, I suppose so. But mine doesn't give me tips for work - perhaps I should ask... L

My Mom taught me to never shoot anybody inthe back.

Good Mom. Where did she tell you to shoot people instead? L

She was teaching me the etiquette of dueling (seriously!). Ultimately, it's polite to cause a flesh-wound, or miss entirely. But, if your adversary (or his second) is amoral and without conscience, shoot first, and shoot for the chest.

OK, I'm inclined to say "make an Instructable on how to duel", but maybe not... L

...make an Instructable on how to duel with paintball guns.

That would be easier to judge the winner then if you used what are they called air soft guns. Some duals are fought with swords however, so maybe light sabers coated in slow drying paint ;-)

Or it could be fought with something expressly made for the job....duelling banjos!

Danga danga danga dang dang dang...

Danga danga danga dang dang dang...

Here, even though one instrument sounds like a guitar.....

i prefer the banjo :P my dad has one

As I recall, when they played this in Deliverance, it was tourist-with-guitar versus local-with-banjo.

I think it was originally written for guitars.

Yes, I believe you are correct.

meh, where's your maker attitude, LOL

Maybe I could start with regular banjos, and go from there.

if'n the banjos were handmade by you, maybe ;-)

Yes!, but I don't have one. Eggs? L

hmm, you have a point, I'm not really concerned about privileges I'm just glad to help support the community, by the way, you pretty much have another worker here, I got a job to pay for this!