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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.
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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!
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alexf11 year ago
Now they have a app...
scott_shot2 years ago
LMAO! yip tis indeed man, its been 2 days and i reckon rehab for geeks is on the cards lol!
see everyone there haha
dbangalore3 years ago
haha!! cool

Maple CRM
 Interesting Start bar layout. unique
bloke20225 years ago
I always end up opening tabs untill my browser freezes
fwjs285 years ago
i usually have about 10 tabs of instructables open at anytime...
wscottc605 years ago
I used to think internet porn was addicting...Instructables is WAY more addicting.
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
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!
mmzdaniel8 years ago
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!
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.
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.
cornboy36 years ago
I have 15 tabs open of instructables at this very moment. :D Point Proven
A good name6 years ago
I go on the Zeitgest all the time... one time I crashed my browser because I opened so many instructables.
panzer6 years ago
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
i have to, i would explode, and get instructable withdrawals, i just can't
dontno6 years ago
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.
Gjdj36 years ago
Hi my name is Joe, and I'm an instructa-holic!
ewfw7 years ago
Now if you can help me not to mention Instructables in normal conversation.
Keith-Kid7 years ago
I..I.. can't.....I.....God I need help.....I wanna stop......I.......

I closed 2 tabs but....I...just CAN"T!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
omnibot7 years ago
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.
potofgold7 years ago
i to am an addict. i drink energy drinks and stay up late search on "crack" for cool things
prof_jellis7 years ago
you're free unless ...
you were working on your own version of
Vendigroth7 years ago
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
.. lol welcome to the world of centry old addicts :D
x2 :D
xsmurf8 years ago
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?
jaadmc8 years ago
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
Lemon8 years ago
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.
KILLERK8 years ago
c this gun shoot over 200ft on my instructables
You should use;
It's like 1000x better then google's version.
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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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