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As I sat and contributed to the conversation in the Instructables Chatroom on the mid-afternoon of July the 25th, 2008, an idea swept across my mind: "This is really cool, that I have been brought together with people from different countries, and from all cultures, to discuss the likenesses between ourselves, whether it be hobbies, projects, and even problems. I'm thankful for Instructables' uniqueness to keep me hooked.." - Bumpus

I'm pretty sure I wasn't the only one glad to have discovered Instructables, so I voiced my Idea over to Gmjhowe. "We should organize a 'Thank You' of sorts to Instructables HQ." I said, he responded with: "That is a great idea! Lets send them like trophies!" - Bumpus

So, Bumpus and I, set out on a journey, one which would result in many new friends, some lulz, and lots of creativity! But, the journey was not without its perils, a few minor mishaps with some radioactive material, it wasn't at all cool, but was a close call indeed. - Gmjhowe

Here is how we did it -

1 - Create an off site secret meeting house (a chatroom, and a forum) give it a vague name (the three deserts)
2 - Gather troops, we basically pmed people and invited them to join/sign their souls away
3 - finalize idea, and talk a lot
4 - eat cake*
5 - move/hide/cover up hidden forum and chatroom at least three times, to avoid detection.
6 - send final items to HQ
7 - rejoice, eat more cake.*

Not all of the credit goes to me (Bumpus), but to Gmjhowe who contributed as much as I did..
Partners in Crime..

*A lie ;-) . -ll.13
Hey, I ate cake a lot when we were working on this project so it isn't totally a lie. -Sunbanks
I haven't had cake in months! Want...caaaaaake...and braaaaains.... -Cameron
Actually, the cake is a lie, this is a common misconception.
The cake is a pie? That's just confusing. Will somebody please get on with explaining this whole conspiracy? - K
The cake is a lie? tell me now, after I make the letter. -Wburg
They promised us cake...
Kiteman, the cake was a lie because it was, in fact, a pie! But, the pie is in actuality a cookie. - Splint.
And it's actually a piggy in disguise as a chimney! - Wburg
Cake starts with the letter C! - Labot

We will in each step, or two, explain how we made each of our letters.

Goodhart explains things perfectly for anybody feeling a bit left out -
'Really, for those that mention about being included, we only have so many letters, and I know for a fact that it was VERY difficult for the team to say "let's include him, him, her, not him....etc". Some things just have to be limited, and for those feeling left out, everyone has there own opportunity to say thank you in any way they wish; really. I know I am planning my own personal way as well.'

Thank you!
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tonygperez2 years ago
Gracias! instructables for creating a site my family can enjoy.
MackeFeet2 years ago
*Wipe tear* *sniffle* I LOVE YOU GUYS INSTRUCTABLES!!!!!!! :)
MackeFeet2 years ago
*Wipe tear* *sniffle* I LOVE YOU GUYS INSTRUCTABLES!!!!!!! :)
qwerty296 years ago
the cake is not a lie!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1;)
I believe the cake itself is not a lie, but the promise of the cake is.
I got to the end of the game, just to find the promised cake is a lie! That just ruined my evening.
the cake is not a lie unless it says it is a pie
What kind of pie?
Ooh my favourite!
No, Chicken, you dolt!

chicken run?
apples with cinnamon all rolled up into a flaky crust and i am in heaven
And Apple Turnover in the summer time.
You, sir, cake or death?
Scream that at people on Halloween when they come to your door saying their futile "trick or treat"s. Sometimes they say death. Then they work out what they said. Then you pull out a 17" kitchen knife and they run off screaming.
Well actually, would that not make the propect of such a thing a lie. Is there a cake or is it the figment of your imagination? Why should ckae be labeled such a thing? -Hehehe, Chris
there is a cake at the end of the game... and lots of GLaDOS eye things... and a metal claw that puts the candle on the cake out...
The DELICIOUS cake is a lie, however, the POISON cake is not.
You, sir, cake or death?
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you do know that coolz is now DJ Radio?
and at least use my PROPER name, this is flagged until you at least do that.....or just remove the thing
ok, this will be an extremely rare moment, but thanks
How did this get rated so low?
bumpus (author)  xACIDITYx6 years ago
I dare say most of the knexers who we're in the collab, rated it low. The immature acting immature. What a surprise.
what a surprise:

you don't care at all when the ratings of the knex instructables go down because knex hatters rate it down, but when it happens to your instructables, you blame us.

why don't you do what some of the comments that were told to us:

"You expect for people who give negative ratings to be punished? Its their opinion, they're entitled to it.
I see a huge knex lovers / haters war coming up... Ooh, there it is.
thank you.
i agree with that - that is kind of hypocritical
ya it is.
Arbitror bumpus6 years ago
I hate all the 12-13 yr olds who plague instructables with k'nex! Then they post non constructive comments all the time...
Fully agreed!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I use knex, and I haven't made a single instructable. and the only reason I use it is because it's a reliable building material and sometimes I just don't see the need to pull out a hammer and wood when a few plastic rods will suffice. I've made tons of things, but I didn't post them (guitar stand, cup dispenser, end table, etc.) because I didn't feel like anyone would want to see it. so I'm actually sort of offended that you group everyone into a stereotype JUST because they use knex. possibly you could just group together the people who just posted the 238th "FRIGGING AWESOME KNEX GUN GATTLING TROO TRIGGER SHOOTS 10 FT!!!!!!!!" done with my rant.
Yes They do. And, bumpus, uses his admin powers in Instructables chat for in-constructive purposes.
Figures. K'nexers acting like K'nexers; What a surprise.
read dsman's comment: you dont care when knex ratings go down because knex haters rate them low, but when your ratings go low, you blame us!
Hate to break it to you ,but this is a new thing. How to thank Instructables hasn't been done before. d00d mai knew bloxx0rz tr1gger!!11 has already been done. That's where the difference comes in.
so are all the knex instructables. just because they use the same building material does not make them the same. how many instructables use wood as a building material? how is that any different from knex?
It's not a good analogy. In order for it to be a good analogy, there would have to be a TON of wood instructables, all showing how to build a spiral staircase. There are some 'ibles that show how to build stairs without them all being spiral, and there are some 'ibles showing how to build other stuff. But most are showing how to build stairs, and most of those are building spiral stairs.

Do you get the analogy? No? Wood = Knex. Stairs = guns. Spiral = block trigger. see? now it's a decent analogy. And at that point I would be against wooden spiral staircase Ibles.
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