This Instructable covers the essentials of making a bad Instructable. It is complimentary to Eric Wilhelm's How to make a great Instructable, which I recommend you see if you have not already.

"this is my first Instructable, so plz be nice!"

And so we begin...

Step 1: The prime directive / General Order #1

The most important thing is to publish your Instructable with the minimum of effort

  • Never forget this.
  • Don't think about anything else.

This Instructable will help you keep to the prime directive.

  • Nobody reads Terms of Service, so you can save save yourself some time instantly by ignoring the full TOS and the Human-readable TOS
  • Your motivation is "to make an Instructable", you don't need any more motivation than this. If you've been motivated by a competition that's just fine, remember that you only have to enter an Instructable to be in with a chance of winning.
Stupid and pointless. Who wants to make a bad instructable on purpose? Also you just made a work of satire and a general parody of "How to Make a Great Instructable" 0.5*
This is just supposed to be funny. Dont take everything so sereously.
other bad things are anything w/ knex or led lights<br />
Nah, wasn't that great.
Please unless it is knex dont add a knex tag >.> 4.5/5
Super! I chuckled the whole way.
This makes me chuckle
Why thankyou. I do like your K'nex Plasma Rifle, excellent work!
Nice avatar, I think that you an I have the coolest ones on this site. Did you make it? I digitally edited mine.
what about mine
It's decent, I prefer pop art style avatars though.
How about mine?
Yes sir, I spent some time touching-up a black and white photograph with Adobe PhotoShop.
Nice, mine is a GIMP edit (it's a free version of photoshop in case you weren't familiar with it). It only took me 2 minutes to make it into simple pop art though, definitely my favorite editing trick.
I have not used GIMP, but I am aware that it is popular. Is that a picture of Ewan McGregor which you have "Warholed"?
Yes, it is, it's from Star Wars Episode III. I just maxed out the contrast and made hue adjustments to get the effect.
Co-incidently, the picture I used is of an actor who played exactly the same character! Although he was a lot older when he did.
Wow, that's Old Ben?, lol, you edited that a lot.
Well actually it's a <em>young</em> Ben (1949)<br/>
Great job. Unfortunately, due to the average (lack of) intelligence of your intended audience, the satire may yield no results other than a chuckle or two. Again, great job. This is the sort of thing I would do if I could come up with ideas like this.
I think you underestimate some of us ;-)
Only a little bit... ;-)
Ah, I believe you do, more than a little bit. . . are you familiar with Henny Youngman ?
The comedian? A bit.
Ah then, the underestimater has overestimated himself ? ;-)
Hmm.... I must contemplate this seemingly paradoxical sentence.
Thankyou for your feedback, I am please you were entertained!
Oh, this is sweet.<br/><br/>Your ladyship, I don't know who you are yet, but I bow to your skillz.<br/><br/><sub>And as for those <em>teechers</em>...</sub><br/>
Thank you sir, I am a great admirer of your work and wit.
I wonder if you'll ever own up to your better-known identity...?<br/><br/><sub><sup>You could always PM me...</sup></sub><br/>
We are both virtual persons, and the monkeys which control us are of little importance. Maybe one day.
We are all virtually persons, some of us dual, some of us more so but in any case, I like Mums the best, and will grow them until I am told I need to no longer...
what the heck, this is funny... but i wouldnt actually recommend doing it on your ible. Comic relief FTW!
It might be worth the extra ten seconds to think of a pun, but they are always good to intersperse amongst an instructable. Ahem, don't look at mine but I've heard they elicit many random comments and ratings from "Groan...to..LOL."
Thankyou prolific-one. Will you be making some more of your eggcellent creations this Easter?
Life is like a bucket of Kentucky Fried Chicken, you never know what piece you will get. And you, have an air of intrigue about you like Mata Hari. I'm sure your comments and observations will be most welcome in the forums.
Lol and KNEX is one of the keywords. I hate it when an instructable with nothing related comes with a KNEX keyword. Especially one about getting a bad instructables. 5 stars lol
Thank you for your feedback - I had omitted to explain the importance of tagging Instructables with the work "KNEX" but this has now been corrected in step 6. It was my pleasure to view and rate your K'NEX.
Very realistic, and to the point :-)
Four days late, but sadly, far too realistic!
this is the besstr idea you have all day!!!ii! I do give you a HIGH RATING!$!! SEE CD litecube and rate me gooood!!ii?
Thank you, I have left you a comment on your cube.
Many would do well NOT to heed your advice! ;)
Lol! Grammar fail in the intro picture! Should be you're, not your.
<strong> nothing.</strong><br/>
'cept 5 *

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