How to Practice "Instructa-quette"

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Introduction: How to Practice "Instructa-quette"

Due to a rash of "yours sucks" projects and comments, I've taken it upon myself to create a project that defines ettiquette and, once more, points out the ToS. And, yes, i know this project sucks! sucks the soul right outta me to do it.

Step 1: Read the ToS

Here. https://www.instructables.com/tos.html
Read that. or if it's a bit too much to wade through,
https://www.instructables.com/id/EU1BVMTF7HEP286PN8/
read that, the "human readable ToS". Pay careful attention to the last point.
That would, one would hope obviously, be the first thing you'd read before posting a new project.

Step 2: Consider Yourself.

Ego is a good and necessary thing, in moderation. Try to put yours aside while creating a project and just concentrate on teaching/amusing/creating. If you're improving on an idea, constructively explain how/why you are improving it, and then go on to do so.

Step 3: Don't Be Afraid!

Your opinion IS VALUED! If people don't get feedback, they don't improve, things stagnate, and we end up like...well, the rest of "them", the docile placated masses that have freezers full of t.v. dinners and still buy kitchen gadgets off t.v. because they "make life easier". If you think something's great, go ahead and rave, if you think something's not so hot, say why and try to help it become something useful. Please don't just say "that sucks" or "that's useless". It doesn't help and leads to flame wars. Yes, one of man's greatest skills is our ability to create fire, but one of our greatest faults is the ability to create war, so please don't mix the two.

Step 4: Comment!!!!

Obviously none of this should need to be said, and also I'm fully aware that I am NOT the one to be saying it, having had my own spat or two. But unfortunately this IS a public site and anyone can come on in and create a project or comment, and while there IS the ToS blatantly posted, i feel it doesn't go deep enough into how this community should behave (in my opinion; read step 3). I have developed a deep affection for this place and am disheartened to think that it may go the way of irc or some of the forums out there. If you have anything to add, please do. I just got off of work, and am tired, so i'm sure i said too much/little. Good game, sport, now go out there and show them HOW TO MAKE SOMETHING...

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Dude, this instructable sucks. Just kidding. More people should read this.

I think your points are valid if someone is trying to post a legitimate instructable. However I do retain the right to ridicule and persecute any of the morons who put pictures of themselves and instructions on how to wink or smoke.

seconded!

"bar one or two" better up that to four or five....i smoke and i hate winkers....but in those cases i chose the "anti-FCC" approach and simply didn't view them through willpower (it was tough, but i kicked it) and a little something i like to call free choice. don't get me wrong, i'm not in any way shape or form saying that every instructable on here belongs here, but i....i got nothing, i pretty much agree with you all the way. but von klaus is a good guy.

The x-ray picture on your web link is hilarious

!!! I can't belive my young, no-longer-innocent eyes!

welcome to the internet :P

i'd like, at this point, to put on the record the fact that i just run the site, i don't choose the picture's or make the music, i just volunteer my services because they needed a site and have no money or ability to write html (sure, like i do...) AND i've decided to clean up some of the nastiness on this project because it really defeats the purpose of this instructable to be quibbling in the comment section about racism and seal killing.

I dont like to be nasty but.... Mind control devices ? Broken Jar ?

yes. schadenfreude seems to be very popular, especially with me. And i could almost swear it's become a little brighter in this project.