The Clinic

Welcome to the clinic, a place to get help and constructive criticism on your projects. Here's a brief intro on what it is, written by AngryRedhead:

"Some Instructables don't get the attention that they deserve. Many times the reason boils down to presentation, and if the presentation is off in one way or another, an Instructable might flop no matter how wonderful the project is. The presentation of an Instructable requires a certain set of skills which involve story telling, technical writing, planning, and photography. Even the most experienced technical writers and photographers still benefit from an edit or an outside opinion. As an author, it's difficult to see the flaws and errors because your thoughts and experience fill the gaps that might leave readers puzzled. It happens to every author.

If you feel you have an Instructable that isn't getting the attention that it deserves and you would like some ideas on how to improve its presentation, please post a link to it! We're not here to tear it apart or to tell you that you're the most horrible, stupidester person in the whole wide world. We're here to give you ideas for improvement and hopefully get you more attention and recognition for your project ideas. Think of this like editing or proofreading which is something everyone needs regardless of experience, intellect, and knowledge.

If you would like ideas on taking your idea to the next level and making it bigger and more awesomer, please say that you would like this extra advice. You can even post a link to an unpublished instructable if you like, but just remember, please check out the featuring checklist first since this will tell you all of the things that the best instructables have."

So... that's what this forum topic's for. There's a team of seasoned Instructables authors watching this topic, waiting to give you help!



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Kiteman1 year ago

Starting your first Instructable?

Trying to get more views for an existing project?

You need to read this guide:

https://www.instructables.com/id/how-to-write-a-gre...

Focussed on getting Featured?

You need to be aware of this checklist:

https://www.instructables.com/community/Featuring-C...

PLEASE, do not reply to this comment - you need to start a fresh top-comment for each new project or problem.

Caveat:
comments here are the opinions of those making the comments, and do not
guarantee that your work will be Featured or win a contest.

victoryking12 hours ago

Hi,

Its almost 3 hrs since I published this instructable in audio subsection of technology category. I have been looking at recent section like an owl for hrs and it does not show up.

This is really frustrating.

This is happening to me for third time and I am devastated, angry and what not.

I put down hrs of my time to create an instructable and you folks refuse to show it up. This is pathetic.

I am really sorry to say but this is a real let down from most viewed DIY site.

Showing up first in feed is really important for an instructable, my previous instructable which suffered same fate was given an appearance in recent and featured category once other recent and featured posts had already taken over the front rows.

This is.... I don't know what to say.

I hate this.

Jayraj(victoryking)

Never ! Never ever post your wonderful instructable anytime
Friday afternoon through Saturday through Sunday through Monday morning
San-Francisco time. If you want a chance to be Featured.

HQ bugs out, leaving weekend interns and there are huge piles of stuff
come Tuesday. Monday is Eclipsday..

Posting at end of week is futile ..... You will be missed ! ! ! !

Any idea why this did not get featured?

https://www.instructables.com/id/Rajma-Curry-Whos-...

Thank You

antoniraj2 days ago

Can anybody suggest what should I do to improve this instructable to get featured

https://www.instructables.com/id/Burning-Question-...

I have received lot of enquiries from people that they do not find a proper stove to be used with Biogas. So I made this instructable to show how a normal LPG stove can be modified to run on Biogas.

particleguy11 days ago

Any Ideas why this instructable did not get featured?

https://www.instructables.com/id/Measure-Your-WiFi...

Any help is appriciated.

That did get Featured.

YukonJulie5 days ago

Hi! I am wondering if anyone has any advice on what improvements I could make to this instructable to get it featured? Thanks for your input!
https://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Convert-a-Shirt-to-Sleeveless/

WhyyNot12 days ago

Hi I just made a new instructables and am looking for feedback. This is the second one I've ever made. My original instructables was great in my opinion but due to contest time constraints I had under a minute to pull together a thumbnail photo which ruined my chances. To avoid a fatal flaw again I would appreciate any feedback. Thanks! https://www.instructables.com/id/3D-Printed-Portable-Bladeless-Fan/

That's a neat idea and a good Instructable, and it has been featured. If you included the stl files so other people can print and duplicate what you've made, that would make it even better! :)

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