How to Enter Burning Questions: Round 4





Introduction: How to Enter Burning Questions: Round 4

****Updated rules - please read****

People search for stuff at Instructables all the time. Sometimes they find what they're looking for, and sometimes they don't. But there are a few common how-tos that come up often enough that make us wonder, "why don't we have an Instructable on that?"

The answer is of course, because no one has written one. But you can change all that.

Below I've listed a number of popular "wanted Instructables". If you write an Instructable about one of these topics we will send you a free Instructables Burning Questions Prize Pack consisting of a robot patch and a Burning Questions bumper sticker!

Wanted Instructables:
  • How to fight
  • How to make your car exhaust purr and growl
  • How to make a lowrider (car)
  • How to be photogenic
  • How to clean a laptop screen with household products
  • How to blow smoke rings
  • How to pop a wheelie
  • Team building exercises
  • How to upgrade or replace your car stereo
  • Set up an NCAA Betting Tree
  • How to bet (and win) on sports
  • How to get a tight butt
  • How to bulk up
  • How to tell a friend that you like them
  • Fun things you can do with fire extinguishers
  • How to cut hair
  • How to fly fish
  • Ham radio how tos

  • Rules:
  • The Instructables have to be of good quality. Lots of people are looking for these answers so put some extra effort in. They have to be detailed, contain plenty of good pictures, and actually provide a good answer to the question. If they're lousy (you know when they are), no prize pack for you.
  • They have to be titled exactly as they appear above. Why? Because that's what people are looking for.
  • They have to have a publish date after March 27th.
  • They have to be on the list! Only Instructables answering questions on the list will be admitted to the group and prizes. Otherwise, don't submit them to the group!

Each entry will be reviewed, so don't worry if your entry doesn't show up immediately, it just means we're still taking a look at it. If your answer is approved, then we will add it to the contest group.

If multiple Instructables from multiple users are submitted as answers to the same question, they will all be entered into the contest group. Once the contest closes, we'll pick the Instructable that answers the question best and declare them the winner. So, there's an incentive to check back in on the group, see who's submitting what, and make sure that your answer is the best it can possibly be!

Unlike previous rounds of Burning Questions, prize notifications will be mailed after the close of the contest rather then along the way as before.

Grand Prize: Burning Question Prize Pack

The Burning Questions Prize Pack consists of a custom made Burning Questions bumper sticker and a brand new robot patch!
Value: $10

Open to enter: 2008-03-27 12:01 AM PST
Deadline for entries: 2008-05-01 11:59 PM PST

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Step 1: Previously Answered Burning Questions

Check out all the burning questions that have already been answered from the three previous rounds!



    • Science of Cooking

      Science of Cooking
    • Paper Contest 2018

      Paper Contest 2018
    • Pocket-Sized Contest

      Pocket-Sized Contest

    We have a be nice policy.
    Please be positive and constructive.




    I could've done How to be Photogenic, since I have learned to overcome camera shyness. But I wasn't just gonna post pictures about myself....

    how come mine never got entered??

    Your project was not allowed into the contest because it did not answer the question of "How to make a friend" sufficiently. 121 projects were submitted to the contest, but only 61 actually made it into the Burning Questions group. Of those, only 38 were actually selected as being sufficient answers to the questions. Projects had to thoroughly answer the Burning Question and ideally contain original images.

    So. does our votes determine who wins if there is more than 1 instructable for the same topic?

    It sounds like the Instructables people will make the final decision amongst themselves, evaluating the content of the instructable, rather than vote/view count

    Curious as to why is why the voting time was extended...

    Results are coming! Probably tomorrow I'd say...had to do some changing of the voting schedule in order to use the new voting system we've been testing.

    Cool, thanks for giving us a heads up as to whats going on.

    Winners have been announced! Look for them on the contest page and expect prize claiming instructions to be sent early next week. Congratulations!

    I don't know where to ask the Burning Questions, but my burning question is- How do I Make a Facebook Application It seems Facebook went to great lengths to make it difficult with all that Facebook jargon...