Introduction: Instructables Is Like Crack!

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This Instructable will show how to Get away from the highly addictive Instructables web site and get back to work.

Warning: is a highly addictive website, and will drain countless hours from your otherwise productive day. It is best to use this website when you have nothing that you have to do for the next several hours, as it will suck you in.

Step 1: Close Browser Tab 1

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This Instructable assumes that you are using a tabbed browser. Firefox is being used in these examples.

First: Notice that you have been sucked in by the highly addictive Instructables website.
Next: Begin to close the tabs you have open.

Step 2: Continue Closing Tabs

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Keep on closing those tabs, Instructables has sucked enough of your life away...

Step 3: One More to Go

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This is the final Instructable tab. Just click on that red X and you can get back to work.

Step 4: Free at Last

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You did it! Now you can get back to that spreadsheet you should have been working on.

Step 5: Remember: Instructables = Crack

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Don't Just Say No.

Just know when to say when.

Now get back to work!


alexf1 (author)2013-05-20

Now they have a app...

scott_shot (author)2012-06-10

LMAO! yip tis indeed man, its been 2 days and i reckon rehab for geeks is on the cards lol!
see everyone there haha

dbangalore (author)2011-08-05

haha!! cool

Maple CRM

DjFluorescent (author)2009-10-12

 Interesting Start bar layout. unique

bloke2022 (author)2009-07-28

I always end up opening tabs untill my browser freezes

fwjs28 (author)2009-07-24

i usually have about 10 tabs of instructables open at anytime...

wscottc60 (author)2009-07-18

I used to think internet porn was addicting...Instructables is WAY more addicting.

Father Christmas (author)2008-11-27

instructables is indeed, like crack. my internet went out about a month ago, and i had to detox for about a week. it was horrible. first thing i did when i got it back was instructables, then my email, then myspace lol

FrenchCrawler (author)2006-11-17

I'll admit that I'm "addicted" to Instructables, but since I've already read all the old instructables, all I have to do is read the newer ones to keep up (and check the forum) which at the most takes 30-45 minutes. So once you've read all the instructables that have already been posted, all you have to do (unless you want to check back on certain ones) is read the newly posted ones and leave comments where you want (as I do here :P ). Sorry, no critcism from me, since it is a valid instructable (as ewilhelm has already mentioned) and may help those people out there that are too addicted and can't stop themselves from reading, rereading, posting, and commenting on instructables non-stop...

You've read all two thousand, three hundred and fourteen instructables?!? Oh yeah, Geek Crack. (Of course, I can quit any time I want... *twitch, twitch*)

Um yes, over a period of time.... check out how long I've been a member.... then add on another 2 months for before I actually joined and created this account. Doesn't take long to get through all the instructables when only about 10 new ones are made each day (take or give a few)... and when you are able to read fast..... it's a stroll in the park :)

I read the last sentence of your comment as "a scroll in the park", I prefer it that way.

so do i

alas for i too have read all instructables, i fear i am hooked. its not my fault!

mmzdaniel (author)2007-02-19

ASHAMED! Im addicted to this site too.... and im just 12 years old, it started from simple paper shurikens, and now i have build almost all the knex guns ! btw im making another one right now XD! I CANT STOP LEARNING HOW TO DO STUFF!!! this is a great instructible but its gona be really hard to stop watching this site. i wont even try! MUAHAHAHA!

chicks dig me (author)mmzdaniel2008-11-25

im extremely addicted to this sight.crack may be whack,but weed cirtainly isnt.also if any one has someone they neeg to bug or just need some pain,i am also an airsoft me at my instructible page and leave a comment about it and ill get back to you.i will respond in less than a week usually.

Brennn10 (author)mmzdaniel2007-02-19

Amen to that! This site is pretty addictive, and I have even set the site as a desktop icon! I cannot get away from it. As much as I DON'T want to get away from this site, there comes a time when I decrease my time on this site from 10 hours, to 9 hours 59 minutes.

cornboy3 (author)2008-07-26

I have 15 tabs open of instructables at this very moment. :D Point Proven

A good name (author)2008-07-13

I go on the Zeitgest all the time... one time I crashed my browser because I opened so many instructables.

panzer (author)2008-06-21

i have never finished this instructable, it is quite hard to finish. i am writing this comment before i even start the instructable........ maybe i will complete step four this time, because every time i get to step three, after i read it, my mouse starts going to click the red x (i have and love firefox) and i only have a few moments to read step four.... ha, very nice instructable. panzer

shammallamaman (author)2008-04-28

i have to, i would explode, and get instructable withdrawals, i just can't

dontno (author)2008-04-28

The Doctor says I'm doing really good. I've only been on "Ibles" 15 times this past week. He told me that everyone has a backslide or two, but mine was more of an avalanche. The Dr. is thinking of putting me in a residential setting so I can be monitored more closely for a few months. Will send an 'Ible" or two on basket making.

Gjdj3 (author)2008-04-13

Hi my name is Joe, and I'm an instructa-holic!

ewfw (author)2008-03-02

Now if you can help me not to mention Instructables in normal conversation.

Keith-Kid (author)2008-02-23

I..I.. can't.....I.....God I need help.....I wanna stop......I.......

I closed 2 tabs but....I...just CAN"T!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

omnibot (author)2007-12-16

DAMN!!! I was so close. I closed ALL the tabs and even the browser .. but I HAD to log in and post how great it worked.

potofgold (author)2007-11-08

i to am an addict. i drink energy drinks and stay up late search on "crack" for cool things

prof_jellis (author)2007-10-27

you're free unless ...
you were working on your own version of

Vendigroth (author)2007-04-21

I must confess, I can't really go a single day without checking how many people've replied to my comments, see what they think of my instructables. It's just unbearable, knowing that there are probably people's messages waiting for me, WAITING, and i need to see them as soon as poss. Hopeless Addict

Kaiven (author)Vendigroth2007-09-05

.. lol welcome to the world of centry old addicts :D

ll.13 (author)Vendigroth2007-07-30

x2 :D

xsmurf (author)2006-11-29

Hello, my name is Matth and I'm an addict! (Can I get some more coffee?)

Hello My name is Chris and I am addicted to instructables (i.e. crack) unfortunately i only get to step 4 of the five step program and i have a relapse. i think i might make it to step five this time............................ wait! look! theres another instructable about flash drive mods! *Instructables Anonymous group leader breaks out muzzle and strait jacket*

Do you mean an instructable with only 4 steps... Do they have pictures? Did you count the intro?

jaadmc (author)2007-03-29

Yes... yes I have to say I am addicted and I only found this site 3 days ago. Before work I'm here and as soon as I get in the door I'm here. I did the coins as a battery today and didnt leave the site....check the voltage .....check the site ....check the voltage....check the site ......and so on and so on...This site might just be too good

Lemon (author)2007-03-11

I find it amusing... you have to be viewing to... get away from it? Ha ha. Nicely documented and baby-step-by-step instructions for those twitching straightjacket-ers.

Knex Lego Maniac (author)2007-01-30

c this gun shoot over 200ft on my instructables

inevitable_chaos (author)2007-01-23

You should use;
It's like 1000x better then google's version.

Aestheticxtattoos (author)2007-01-17

this is more addicting than porn. I logg out. then 30 mins later im back on again! and those short brakes I take are to try an instructable!!!! AAAAGH!!!!! HELP!

you know what? i share your pain. I already made like, a hudred of those throwies, a trebuchet, and about 5 knex guns. And it's my first day. AAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

paulgeering (author)2007-01-08

At the top of the page I see that there are 5 steps but every time i follow the instructions up to step 3 i have to start all over again because i've left the instructables site!!!!!

randName (author)2006-12-09

Very useful instructable...but I am still addicted...the horrible withdrawl symtoms... For a website that increases rapidly, it poses a problem just to keep up...

such_momjeans (author)2006-11-23

I Hang my Head in SHAME. I confess.

meddler (author)2006-11-22

Your right about this site being addictive, i try not to post to many comments or rants, but my wife yells at me a lot about spending to much time on the puter.

ewilhelm (author)2006-11-17

While I'm kind of flattered that you think so highly of the website, I wonder if this might have been a better "blog" post by posting a forum topic. (You can effectively make blog posts from your Instructables account by posting forum topics. Each of your topics shows up on your user profile and all the comments are tracked in your comment tracker.) I'd like to know what other people think, but remember, be nice and be constructive!

pr3tard (author)ewilhelm2006-11-17

It is a valid instructable. I haven't seen any instructable here that shows how to leave Instructables. Equating Instructables to crack is meant as pure flattery, not as a negative at all. The reason I wrote this was to share with everyone the addictive quality of the site that I have been experiencing since I first logged into the site. There may be others out there with highly addictie personalities that this instructable might help. Bring on the criticism.

ewilhelm (author)pr3tard2006-11-17

There's no doubt that it contains instruction. Even if there already was a "How to leave Instructables" Instructable, having another project about the same things isn't bad. There are tons of right ways to do the same things.

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