Stealing Instructables is a time-honored method of receiving acclaim and attention that lazy people would not otherwise receive. Plus, you can email your friends who would not normally visit the website and show them all the excellent work you've done, and they'll never know the difference. They'll be overly impressed and buy you dinner.*

There is a subtle art to taking that which isn't yours, and it all boils down to the golden rule: Do that which is the least amount of work. Now, on to acquiring your very own instructable!

*See step 5 to claim dinner prizes

Step 1: Steal Original Ideas

Coming up with a good idea is often the hardest part of making a fantastic instructable. Luckily, you can just surf the forums and find plenty of mentions about instructables people are working on or think someone should make. If you choose an idea someone is working on, you should publish it quickly to support your case that you had the idea first. If they mention it in passing or otherwise indicate they have no intention of publishing it, you can procrastinate a little more. You may even want to wait until someone else does it, so you have something better to steal. The most important part is to make everyone think it was your idea.

~~In fact, this instructable idea was found while sifting through the forums.~~ I thought of this instructable entirely on my own. I know you're impressed.
<p>Yeah, someone has stolen your &quot;How to Steal an Instructable&quot;, and I'm going to claim I've made it! </p>
<p>I've spent many hours on instructable, reading instructions on how to make something with Arduino, only to find that most of them actually don't know what they are doing, or they are copying the project from someone else. I'm very disappointed, and finally someone points out the problem, but Instructable still carry on like that... </p>
<p>You never told me how to claim my dinner prizes =(</p>
<p>That particular comment refers you to step five, which is then titled &quot;Lie About Results to Boost Interest&quot;.</p>
You stole that idea from Tom!<br/><div style="margin-left:15px;"> <object width="425" height="344"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/IL4vWJbwmqM"></param><param name="wmode" value="transparent"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/IL4vWJbwmqM" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="425" height="344" wmode="transparent"></embed></object></div><br/>
<p>Love the Irony of finding this 'ible by following the 'credit' from the sanctioned copied 'ible...but finding the 'song' posted here is a another real gem. </p><p>Of course it could be said that the original instructable was the Bible:</p><p>Ecclesiastes 1:9</p><p>What has been will be again,</p><p>What has been done will be done again </p><p>There is nothing new under the sun.</p><p>Although many have shown that the Bible is based upon much earlier writings...</p>
. For our younger viewers: <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.youtube.com/results?search_type=&search_query=Tom+Lehrer&aq=f">Tom Lehrer</a> at YouTube. A lot of his material is rather dated, now, but the guy was a laugh riot.<br/>
You can't take three from two, two is less than three...
I love his "Elements" song.
NO I DIDN'T, HOW DARE YOU! TOM STOLE IT FROM ME!<br/><br/><sub>I stole it from LasVegas(idea), Sunbanks(disclaimer), CameronSS(picture), and Bumpus, Kiteman, =Smart=, and RocketScientist2015(comments). Oh, and honorable mention to certain un-named members(inspiration).</sub><br/>
WTF , you stole it of me , lLOOK >:(
I can assure you westfw, that I had a conversation with yokozuna 3 weeks before Tom had this idea.
You can get banned for this stuff, if the ible you steal gets flagged and staff notices that there was another ible, they WILL check the post dates.
<p>Instructables featured this 'ible.</p>
It was a joke DJ. Calm down. No one in their right mind would believe this.
I know its a joke. Besides, why the hell did you reply to a one month old comment.
I would guess that you stole his comment from some other ible and reposted it as your own here, thereby completing the cycle of plagiarism where nothing is original!!
no, I didnt. If I did, it was 100% unintentional.
<p>lol so many replies</p>
Who the heck are you?
Wait, who are you again? You do realized this was posted almost 1 year ago and I was joking and wasn't intending to be mean.
Nevermind. Miss judged your reaction.
And you apparently misjudged the date I posted this. I don't like getting replies to things I posted a year ago.
You don't?<br>I didn't know that
Dombeef, I don't understand why you're cluttering my email inbox, with these useless comments. Really now? Can you grow up?
I dont think that I replied to you in a long time, also I haven't made a useless comment in a while.<br><br>And it was a joke that was directed to DJ Radio, it just happened that your comment was a few lines above his, I am sorry about the notification that was sent to you. And I will think about growing up...
I believe he understood last year, but do you understand that your caps lock key is on?
Yes i was hoping to provoke a constructive reaction. Construction being a very vague, loose weave term.
There was no way you were trying to make a constructive comment...
Because he only saw it just now, which happens to be later than when you posted it?<br />
Congratulations for pulling through there for a whole solid month man. We were all worried for you. It may come as a surprise to you but some people still comment to this day about a little story named Epic of Gilgamesh too!<br/><br/>Maybe you should wait a few years before you read it yourself though. It can get a little racy in places.<br/><br/><a rel="nofollow" href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Epic_of_Gilgamesh">http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Epic_of_Gilgamesh</a><br/>
Its like finding nemo for naked mole rats just keep digging just keep digging just keep digging digging digging
entirely so that you can ask
good comback :P
You get mad too easily...
I wasn't mad when I posted that comment. What made me mad was people who assumed I was mad.
I got lost.
Your main problem is that it comes at as you being mad so that's why people will think that.
They should at least add a disclaimer against it.
I originally had a disclaimer at the beginning, but Kiteman insisted that his ruined the joke, so the disclaimer was moved to the end. It does exist, however.
Lol so dumb
Dude, don't go around saying people copied others instructibals. That magic table thing was featured!
<p>This instructable is nearly five years old, haha. Also, I totally made the magic table thing first.</p>
i believe that if someone's gonna copy another's 'ible, they should at least improve on the idea. Anyways, I thank everyone that looked at mine and copied it because it means it was a good idea (in my own demented mind)...

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