Instructables Partnership?

Has Instructables considered a partnership program like YouTube? Like a 'pay per hundred views' program for more popular users.

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From what I have heard, every video view on Instructables, counts as a video view on Youtube, so the site, in that way, supports that Youtube program.

Interesting, I didn't know that.

Kiteman3 years ago

Please pay attention to this important fact: this is not YouTube!

Monetisation schemes like that do not inspire true creativity, just clickfodder images and spam. Any popular project would inspire dozens of unoriginal copycats hoping to cash in on a meme instead of presenting their creativity.

If your only motivation to post is the money you might earn, then, in my unofficial opinion, you are neither a Maker nor an Instructabler.

Chikpeas Brother (author)  Kiteman3 years ago

I was actually thinking of an incentive for popular users to spend more time on the site. YouTube's monetiztion program may generate some spammers, but it also enables some really great YouTubers to devote all their time to filmmaking instead of being distracted by another job. I love this site, I love making instructables, and I don't appreciate you condemning me for making a suggestion.

I don't recall condemning anybody. I merely disagreed with you.

If a site is monetized, then it's priorities become skewed. Yes, there are some YouTube users making a living producing decent content, but they are far outnumbered by the unoriginal dross. Have a look at the huge numbers of monetised videos of, say, Russian dashboard cams, or "fail" compilations, or any of dozens of other themes, where the video is made up entirely of clips taken from other YouTube channels. Look at the hundreds of videos by people who think that wearing a hat makes their version of Gangam Style "original".

I'm not being personal, it's a simple fact that monetisation would destroy the nature of this unique site and and it's creative, supportive community.

Chikpeas Brother (author)  Kiteman3 years ago

"in my unofficial opinion, you are neither a Maker nor an Instructabler."

That sounds slightly condemning. Correct me if I'm wrong, but you seem to be implying that by making my suggestion I don't care about the site.

Change "you" to "people" or "folk" if you want. The comment wasn't intended to be personally-targeted.

Kiteman Kiteman3 years ago

(You seem to have missed the rsther important qualifier to the comment as well; "If your only motivation to post is the money you might earn...")

Chikpeas Brother (author)  Kiteman3 years ago

Thank you for clarifying. (It's so hard to tell sometimes)

Nobody is stopping you from posting your projects on YouTube as well. I think the contests are far better than any monetisation. I have more than a million views on youtube and therefore made some money of of it, but the contests here motivate me far more.

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