P.S. This 'Ible is a collaboration! PM me about it!
Step 1: Politeness in the Comments
how muc dose a 555timer cos?
I see so many of these types of comments... It diminishes in the quality of the site.
How much would a 555 Timer IC cost and where could I buy one?
Notice the proper spelling, grammar, and punctuation. Putting your name at the end of a comment really adds to the effect, and makes you look just a little bit smarter.
Taking it a little bit too far:
I really like your Instructable, but I need help understanding part of it. My question is about the 555 Timer IC. Where would I buy one of these? I would like not to have to spend more than $10.00.
Now, that is great, but this IS a website. You don't HAVE to go that far. It isn't like you're writing letters...
Step 2: Stating Your Opinion
this ible suks *****
I have kind of censored out one word in case of youngsters, but you should be able to guess at what it is, right?
You are allowed to criticize, but PLEASE, do it constructively. We don't want the comments here to turn into the comments on Youtube, where all some people talk about is how fat a kid is or how badly he needs to...
You get the picture.
Here's a better example:
I really think you've hit on a good idea here, but your Ible may need a little more work. You have a few wrong facts in there, and they should be righted:
Now, isn't that nicer?
Step 3: Etiquette in Instructables
I often see things like this:
hw to make a laser ponter frm a led
When it should be this:
How to Make a Laser Pointer From a Normal LED The comments section below can be used for practice, but please don't try to make some statement to the world by purposely using horrible grammar. Also, I am not some neat freak who needs everything perfect. I. like most, am guilty of these mistakes. I used to make them all the time, but I have shaped up. Now be off! Go and make better the site! Please, give suggestions, etc. in the comments.
P.S. As for anybody who doesn't read through the 'Ible and makes very bad mistakes down below purposely, we all get to laugh at them! Mwahahahahahahaaaa!!!