The Laws - a rebranding for newer members.
I have seen a few threads and posts recently that suggest some people need to be reminded about those Laws. I also think they need rebranding, so I present for members who have been around for only a year or so...
The Instructable Laws:
If an Instructable exactly like yours has not already been posted, then you shall post your Instructable.
Addendum to the Zeroth Law
If your Instructable has an identical goal to a pre-existing Instructable, but achieves that goal by a different or improved route, or in a different style, then you shall also post your Instructable.
It doesn't have to be hard to be worth making an Instructable.
On the Instructables website, the use of correct grammar and spelling (no matter what the language) shall be a constant criterion.
An unsuitable thread, when isolated from replies, will descend the list into obscurity.
Addendum to the second law
Spam advertisers may be chastised through the Private Message system to prevent their thread's longevity.
As the level of civility approaches absolute zero, the uselessness of an exchange of posts approaches infinity.
The original "Law"
The original formulation of the full set
Zeroth Law and notes.
First Law and notes.
Second Law and notes.
Third Law and notes.