Calling All Good/Smart Knexers

Note: When I address 'ibles, I'm talking about the K'nex community here.

Hey, knexers of 'ibles. Ignore my title, but it was irresistible , was it not?

I'm here before you all today to give you all something to ponder, or act on. Yes, this is about the K'nex 'ibles and KI dilemma. I'm going to tell you now, I'm not going to flame 'ibles, or put offense upon it.

Instructables is a DIY website, not specific to K'nex. It wasn't made to hold this community. In my opinion, people here care too much about things they shouldn't , such as ratings. People can rate them anything they want. "5 star because it looks cool!" "1 star, I don't like you." I haven't seen a lot of constructive criticism, which is, I think, what everyone should want. Most of the comments I see aren't very pleasant to read; do you really need to say "u" for "you"? Or "thx" for "thanks"? There aren't many rules here to enforce this. Or if there are, it's too laid back.

First off, as you can tell by the name, K'nex Innovation was started for the productivity of K'nex. The decently small community there uses good grammar, to a point. It is moderated better post wise, as it is focused on one topic and things can be easier checked, for its size, once again. Another reason for this is that it's focused on one thing, and one thing only, so that there's less people than Instuctables obviously has. I'm not saying the people on KI have perfect grammar, I don't have it, but I'm saying that they try to the best of their abilities. No rating system. We give constructive criticism, and look down on "OMG COOL GUN!!!!1!!!!11!!" type posts. If you want to say that kind of stuff, PM the dude/man/guy. There's a mixed variety of people; gunners, and then some that make other nifty contraptions.There's a chat room, for K'nex talk. Of course, we have fun there too, throwing off jokes and playing around. Usually a good 8 or so people are in there.

A handful of the more matured users who once roamed this site have settle there, such as Mepain and Oodalumps, to name a few. Recently, people there have started a podcast, currently with only two episodes. Also a step up in the community (coming from K'nex Innovation), soon there will be the first internet organized K'nex war.

Even if you completely disagree what all that I said, please go check the site out: http://knexinnovation.net/

And for those of you who want to talk it up with us first, here's the KI Chatroom: http://embed.mibbit.com/?settings=d4a2e2317b84e8897df0b736464a8ee4&server=mibbit.darkmyst.org&channel=%23KIchat&

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Sharir17015 years ago
where is your precious KI now? oh wait... it's deleted. besides, 'ibles has always been more comfortable, more innovative and new and more people would get to see everyone's creations. the only thing you guys ever did on KI was repost the SRv, the TR and the ZKAR... the newest thing you guys ever posted was the WASP, and that was years ago. instructables is an active community of knexers, while KI has always been only those select few that, while they have started the whole knex gunning, and while i respect them a lot, they haven't made anything new in years, and KI was dead even before it crashed.
ajleece8 years ago
What's the point in this?????????
Knarez (author)  ajleece8 years ago
What's the point of 9 question marks? To inform those without the knowledge, or give people someone else's opinion.
look how many Seleziona used
ajleece Knarez8 years ago
The point of 9 question marks is to see if you would count them. And you did. You failed.
Knarez (author)  ajleece8 years ago
Mmmk... I highly doubt that. You are a noob. You fail.
ajleece Knarez8 years ago
Even though nobody knows you.
Therefore, YOU = n00b!
This is Zak. Ever visited KI? He is one of the best knexers around.
I spoke to Zak personally on KI on the IRC chat, and he personally said that ZakS95 was not his ibles account. He doesn't have one.
Knarez (author)  ajleece8 years ago
Lulz. Yeah guess what, here I am. I was... "Joking."
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