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Too much Sugru in 'ibles diet

Hi guys...
Ok, I was posting this asa comment, then I remembered the "be nice" rule and thougth about setting things in a positive way.

AIM:
I like instructables a whole lot. I come here EVERY DAY for inspiration and help in many things. So I whant it to remain the nice place I think it is, full of creative people that solves everyday problems and improves lives of other with the power of theyr brain and hands.
In order to keep this I thing it is important to keep things "brand free".

COMPLAIN:
There are too much questionable sugru instructables around, Let's face it.
Some of them are real innovative and clever, but much of those are daily and"not that usefull" at all.
The point is: aren't those qualifiable as COMMERCIAL ADDS ??
I mean... I like that thing, but are we sure that there is nothing irregular going on?

Thanks

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Kiteman6 years ago
Sugru is unique.

How do you intend to keep a Sugru contest brand-free?
EmcySquare (author)  Kiteman6 years ago
'ibles posted for the contest are OK, because they have THAT aim, the one of the contest, and it's pretty clear that it's that way.

I'm focusing on the other that are not that "competitive", so to speack, that mostly keep having the BRAND NAME in every first page daily for free.
Can you see a better way to have free targeted viral marketing commercials?

Don't get me wrong. I Love Instructables and like sugru too!

But when I see sugru used in place of plain simple rope, or putty, or plastiline... it looks at the veryt least like a very expensive substitute, and not the very best use for that extrardinaly material....
lemonie6 years ago

There is a 'kin-contest, that is why.
Did you think this site was some charity or no-profit-org?

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EmcySquare (author)  lemonie6 years ago
I know and understand right that Instructables does not make a living out of thin air... and I don't mean that they should or anything like that.

What I'm saying is that some are (ab)usign this site I love to make crafted Commercials AD for theyr products pretending they are 'ibles....

So I'm not blaming Instructables at all.
Sorry for not having made this clear enought in the beginning.

=M=
gmjhowe6 years ago
Well, several members were given taster packs of Sugru for free, with the aim being that people posted instructables on the projects they made.

I think the reason we have such a mix of instructables using it is because its new, and people are experimenting, but also sharing everything they have been doing!

So to answer, the handing out of Sugru is somewhere between being an advert, but also a means for the inventors of Sugru to learn new ideas and uses.
Plus it's a pretty relevant material/tool for instructables, it can do the jobs of a lot of ibler favourites.
There's a contest, whenever you have a contest people throw up so crappy instructables hoping to win something.

At the very least, it drowns out the knex for a little while.
NachoMahma6 years ago
> I'm focusing on the other that are not that "competitive", so to speack, that mostly keep having the BRAND NAME in every first page daily for free.
.  It's something new and, even though I haven't used any (yet), apparently it's some really neat stuff. Things should die down a little bit once the new wears off.


> Can you see a better way to have free targeted viral marketing commercials?
.  Nope. Not only does Sugru make a popular product, they are marketing geniuses.

> Don't get me wrong. I Love Instructables and like sugru too!
.  Me, too. I haven't used Sugru, but I like all the interest it  has generated.

> But when I see sugru used in place of plain simple rope, or putty, or plastiline... it looks at the veryt least like a very expensive substitute, and not the very best use for that extrardinaly material....
.  As others have pointed out, contests seem to bring out not only the best, but also the worst. :(