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I'm writing a Web Site Evaluation Paper for freshman English.   Obviously I could think of a better website to evaluate.  I would love to get some feedback from random authors and forum onlookers.  Please feel free to answer as many or as few questions as you would like.  I need info/ DATA to satisfy my professor.  Also I intend to make a larger Instructable about writing this paper.  

1. How often do you frequent Instructables?
2. When you come here, are you looking for something specific or just browsing for cool stuff?  What other reasons might bring you here?
3. Do you author @ Instructables?  If so, Why?
4. What is your absolute favorite Instructable?
5. What has been your experience with the service, employees and other users if this site?
6. If anything, what would you like to see different around here?
7. Have you won any contests?
8. Any other thoughts you like to share?

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blkhawk5 years ago
  1. Every day!
  2. I come to Instructables to learn new things and to share what I know.
  3. I have authored some Instructables, and I am currently working on a new one.
  4. I like the Instructables that are practical for every day use.
  5. They have been very polite and helpful.
  6. Everything has been fine so far.
  7. I have not won any contests.
  8. I am addicted to Instructables!
Grissini (author)  blkhawk5 years ago
awesome answers, thanks.
WhiteTech5 years ago
1. I write when I can, or have something neat
2. Depends, I come here daily to see what's new, and look for something specific when I need it
4. All of them ;)
5. Great, tones of knowledgeable people!
6. Not much, I'd like to see Pro membership do more, Im actually not sure what it does now, everyone can view all steps and download PDFs
7. Yep, Ive won one contest, Schoochmaroo Stay Warm. Got a super nice blanket out of it! And of course the Instructable stuff, T-Shirt, Badge, ect...
Grissini (author)  WhiteTech5 years ago
Thanks for chiming in WhiteTech. Hope you are staying nice and warm out there. There used to be a greater difference between pro and non, but after Autodesk took over, they've been ending that.  For good reasons I'm sure.  

Sponsor Break:  this post is brought to you by . I don't know about WhiteTech.  I thought I owned enough candles and blankets for several lifetimes.  Quantity can never make up for Quality.  The Vagisoft™ blanket could have also been called Vagiwarm.  It's Fing amazing.  I cuddle with this thing everyday.   It's awesomeness is no surprise when you troll through the other offerings of betabrands; sideways corduroy, Disco babies, and Dress Sweats™.     This is one sponsor I'd love to see for an encore challenge.  

I'd love another Betabrand contest, That blanket is my favorite now, good things it machine washable! A bit too full a mug of hot chocolate tends not to stay in the cup! and nice and warm for up here in Canada, actually the city where Redbull Natural Selection is being held as we speak! Super busy around this tiny town all of a sudden.

I'd love one of those sheep sweaters or Jaflannel Jackets... or one you those bags they have...
canida5 years ago
1. Daily
2. I'm usually browsing, occasionally posting, and of course visiting for work. :)
3. Yes! Because that's where I store my brain, recipes, and other fun stuff.
4. How to Cat
5. Good, basically. Though Randy accumulates lots of cruft.
6. I have a long list of features I'd like. :)
7. No, I'm not allowed.
8. I like bacon.
Grissini (author)  canida5 years ago
Sweet, thanks canida. I'd love to know a few of the obvious features you'd like to see?  LMAO @ Randy's cruft. I'm so bad at that too. Just comment it out. 
/*  Because I might need this later.   */
The one feature I'd like to see is an easier way to add arduino code with formatting in place. 
ilpug5 years ago
Good idea, but I think you are going about gathering your information in the wrong way. The first thing I learned in statistics was that a voluntary sample is biased, and therefore not very reliable. Possibly you could ask an employee of Ible's about for some info concerning visitors, total number of accounts, total posts, that kind of thing. With those raw numbers directly from the site administrators you could get a good data set.

Self-selection ftl.
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