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"I thought you might get a kick out of knowing that not long after I
posted the How to Steal an Instructable article, someone else posted it
word for word (with permission). I found a fair amount of humor in
having that article re-posted, and as far as I know it is still out

I saw many of them, but decided it'd only be appropriate to cite the original when I brought it up. More amusing to me than that irony is the tenaciousness of this silly idea that the existing policy is anything but leniency on plagiarism. I cannot think of anywhere elsewhere else where one could simply rebrand someone else's materials and get away it.

If you tried it in the third grade you'd be called a copycat and face the ire of the teacher and principal.

If you tried it in higher education, you'd be labelled a plagiarist and blacklisted. Good luck finishing your pursuits or transferring elsewhere with that kind of incident on your record.

If you tried it in the workplace, you'd probably be facing lawsuits for cloning someone else's products.

It baffles me why thinking around here is so different and why people are so willing to dismiss unequal things as being equal when that is objectively false. The apathy toward the individual merits and significance of many projects has undoubtedly antagonized some people.

(I clear my Orangeboard as a matter of course, that's the only reason I removed the original post).

BrittLiv5 years ago
Hi, thank you so much for the patch! Your ibles are really cool as well, next Summer I'm going to build the PVC soccer goals for my cousins (I'm pretty sure, they will love them). Sadly I don't have any time at all at the moment, else we could have a small competition on who can reach the 200k total views faster...
yokozuna (author)  BrittLiv4 years ago
Hey, did you ever go about making your goals? I've made a few sets since then, can tell you a little more about them if you haven't put them together yet.
yokozuna (author)  BrittLiv5 years ago
Hey, you're welcome. I need to take some new pics of the alternate goal set now that it has a net. My goal for this year was 12 ibles (one for each month), and well, the soccer goals are the only one i've put up. So, if you don't have any time either, I might stand a slight chance of beating you to 200K. :P Looking back, my first few ibles seem to be the better ones, I must have had more time for projects back then.
happyjo5 years ago
yokozuna (author)  happyjo5 years ago
Hello, how are you?
I am very happy! I went to my first music festival! :D You?
yokozuna (author)  happyjo5 years ago
I'm good, I was able to spend Easter with the family. What kind of music festival did you go to?
Well, I was in Mass Band! I play the clarinet!
thanks for my second patch if you wanted to see what i posted its here and thanks again for the speedy answer.

mrelement5 years ago
Thank you for the answer, but im afraid there was one with excactly what I was looking for.
yokozuna (author)  mrelement5 years ago
Well, mine had double meaning. Read it carefully. :)
kcls6 years ago
Um, this instructable directed me here to complain about not being on the cards. It said it was all your fault. I am offended!
yokozuna (author)  kcls6 years ago
 I'm offended you would think it's my fault.  That was my evil twin brother.
kcls yokozuna6 years ago
I'm just following the instructable. What is your evil brother's account name?