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Kiteman (author) 4 years ago
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i am new instructables.
but when i saw your instructables then i am BIG FAN of your.
thank you kiteman
I couldn't say it better myself. I look forward to following your work and comments. Here is to another fan Kiteman, Cheers.
Kiteman (author)  DIY hacker1 year ago
Kiteman (author) 4 years ago
People keep asking me how to get their Instructables featured: check this list by Canida...

General checklist for any featured project:

- title fits and explains the project
- intro step explains reason/motivation for the project
- intro image is informative
- intro image is clear and in-focus
- project is detailed enough to be repeatable
- project is broken into enough steps
- every step has at least one paragraph of text
- every step has at least one useful picture
- most steps have multiple pictures
- pictures use image notes as needed
- spelling and grammar don't distract
- parts/materials/ingredients list included, with links to sources as needed
- tools list included, with links to sources as needed
- includes links to references as needed

Bonus checklist: (for Homepage and Cateogry features)
- excellent intro picture
- the author tells a story through the Instructable
- the project is interesting to someone not already familiar with the subject

Channel feature: the Instructable meets at least 10 of the 14 general checklist items. The remaining 4 are either partially met, don't apply, or don't distract from an otherwise well-done project.

Category feature: Instructable meets at least 13 of the 14 general checklist items, plus the bonus checklist. The remaining items are partially met, don't apply, or don't distract from an otherwise very good project.

Homepage feature: Instructable meets all of the 14 general checklist items, plus nails the bonus checklist.

The bonus checklist covers some of the things that we think really make Instructables. The ability for an author to tell a story through his/her Instructable is unique - it's a direct conversation, and you learn about the author as you're learning about the project. A strong author voice usually means a better, more compelling Instructable that's worthy of a category or homepage feature. This personal storytelling aspect also increases the chance an Instructable will be interesting to someone not already familiar with the subject. While some topics are more generally interesting by their nature, a high-quality, detailed, awesome project will grab almost anyone's attention. These are the sorts of things that really earn a feature to categories and the homepage!
Neat comment. How rude do you think posting an instructable on improving instructables would be.
Kiteman (author)  veryrealperson1 year ago
It depends on how cleverly you worded it.

But, if your suggestions are sincere and constructive, not just a list of moans, then create a topic in the Feedback section, or email, depending on whether you want other members to join in the discussion.
Helpful Thanks.
SparkySolar1 month ago


I love the card game you designed

I created a draft, what mine could have looked like seen with today's stats

Kiteman (author)  SparkySolar1 month ago

Haha - the existing deck is very out of date, you could take up the mantle and create a new version.

I am home like a hermit after a traumatic accident.

I briefly looked into the work.

Maybe at a later date,

jm0907702 months ago

hello kiteman,

I am new in instructables, thank you for your list for featured projects.

Kiteman (author)  jm0907702 months ago

You're welcome!

JM19992 months ago

Hey Kiteman, good job on the store!

Kiteman (author)  JM19992 months ago

Thanks - feel free to share the link.