Creating a New Standard for Rating Project Difficulty
Hey guys. I've worked on many projects based off of instructions given by another person, and I've seen many different ways of ranking the difficulty of a project. What I've found is that many of these difficulty systems are hard to understand or don't provide enough information. I think that Instructables could really be improved by a standardized difficulty ranking system to help users quickly decide if they have the appropriate skills and tools for a project based upon a search criterion or "arrange by" feature. The system that I have come up with is based upon two factors: tools and individual skills. Tools would be the main focus with the skill level based upon the viewers' ability to use them. I won't go into too much detail now. I want you guys to give your honest opinion on how the system should work before I try to finalize my ideas. Keep in mind I want it to be simple, but descriptive enough to help us decide if a project is feasible. It doesn't have to be too accurate, so don't make it more complicated than it needs to be. I think that it should be voted on by the community as well as the author. Thanks guys. I look forward to your input. If we get something good, maybe the Instructables staff can incorporate it into the website's features.