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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 You can even post a link to an unpublished instructable if you like, but just remember, please check out the featuring checklist first since this will tell you all of the things that the best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.

ash_doge2 days ago

Hello! I've recently submitted this instructable and would love some feedback on it. Thanks!

https://www.instructables.com/id/Attach-a-Patch/

Hey guys,

Is there any limit on how many times I can ask for assistance? I don't want to outlive my welcome....

Anyway here is one more.... Any tips please??

https://www.instructables.com/id/Harry-Potter-Them...

Thank you so much! This gives me a lot of confidence.

Absolutely not! You are welcome to ask for as much assistance as you need! The Instructables community is not called a community for nothing. And besides, if one person doesn't like you, that's no reason for the other few thousand people ready to help you to stop liking you. Please remember that.

As far as the dream catcher goes, I don't know much about them, but your structure of text was fine.

There isn't a limit but I really don't think you need assistance. Your pictures and documentation are better than most postings. Keep up the good work!

Thank you so much! I probably will still need help from you guys till I become a bit more confident! Thanks for the help again!!

I agree with the other comments, your standards are certainly high enough. Your last 7 I'bles in a row have been featured and you've won a contest already. Keep up the good work :-) I look forward to seeing what you make next.

thank you so much sir! Thanks for the support.

Agreed, don't see anything that I can improve on. Sorry... Or not!

Now you can help others in the clinic too!

I surely am not that qualified yet! Thanks a lot for the feedback!

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