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Abuse of "Instructables" Answered

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The term "instructable" seems to have penetrated the public conciousness enough that people can appropriate the word to try and make themselves look legitimate.

I came across this video on YouTube. It's a referral scam, but it calls itself an instructable!

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=a2-IK-8qKqk

I have informed the user - (Link: http://uk.youtube.com/user/3ZCASH4U ) about his offence, but have had no response.

Maybe other members would want to give him a piece of their mind?

(I didn't have a associated image, so I've included this sneak preview of my next papercraft Instructable...)

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Goodhart (author)2008-11-29

I might have pushed the envelope a little more myself....grrrrr...

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Kiteman (author)Goodhart2008-11-29

If I'd sworn, or made threats, that would have been excuse enough for the posts to be removed. Subtlety, see?

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Goodhart (author)Kiteman2008-11-29

Hmm, posts? Oh, I meant the Scam video.....did I miscommunicate (or am I missing what you mean? ).

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Kiteman (author)Goodhart2008-11-29

Oh, I thought you meant you would have posted more scathing comments about the scam.

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Goodhart (author)Kiteman2008-11-29

Yeah, I just wondered out loud when they (YouTube) would remove a scam, or whether they required a legal suit against them, before they acted.

I didn't know if that was implying too much or not, though.

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gmoon (author)Goodhart2008-11-30

"Instructables" is trademarked. And Youtube is fairly proactive (sometimes ''too'' proactive, imo) about responding to DMCA take-down notices. If the staff here considers the video infringement, they should disappear quickly...

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Lithium Rain (author)2008-11-29

Cut it out, Bumpus. Seriously, I'm really tired of all your disgusting jokes. Just quit.

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I don't even get how you could think that's dirty...You're the one who needs cut it out and let up, Adrian. That was a simple joke against Brits, something extremely common around Kiteman.

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I assumed he was referring to this(I tend not to take what he says at face value if it doesn't make immediate sense, and assume it has a double meaning).

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A condom band? It still makes no sense.

"I tend not to take what he says at face value if it doesn't make immediate sense, and assume it has a double meaning"

Then you can't be so quick to lash out at people.

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Within the last week alone, bumpus has made a number of dirty joes to or at me, including one particular one a couple of days ago about male anatomy.
It is not unreasonable to assume that this might be similar. His wink being suspicious, and the google results when I search it being what they are, it all sure looks like that was what he was saying.

Don't judge me. My standards are high, and I make no apologies for that.

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I'm not judging you, but if you're going to have high standards, you better be willing to make sure someone really is making a bad joke before chastising them. Just because he made some bad jokes (in your opinion) before, doesn't mean all of his are.

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I am willing to try to make sure of what he means. Looks like I made a mistake this time, and I regret that, but I really did try. As I said, not running in the same circles as use that humor, I checked "teh Google". Seriously, I searched to see what he might mean, and came up with that. I'm doing my best here. And I used to just assume that of course any joke he made he meant in an innocent way-until I got burned a couple times. :-\ I've also ignored cracks of his before, because I wasn't certain. As I said, I'm not just picking on bumpus, nor do I assume all his jokes are bad. I'm not saying he's a bad guy, just that a lot of times he jokes that way.

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bumpus (author)Lithium Rain2008-11-29

Ladies! Please, Adrian just slipped up.. Stop being so defensive..

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Lithium Rain (author)bumpus2008-11-29

Thanks, Bumpus. I'm sorry for the mixup.

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bumpus (author)Lithium Rain2008-11-30

The "Stop being so defensive.." was also directed at you.

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Quite Right. (This would be so much funnier if you could hear me speaking with a british accent)

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I agree, if everything has its limits, this topic should too. It wasn't a dirty joke. W'Burg, it would seem you make good choices sometimes (DJ Radio for mod? Seriously?)

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Well he would even out the extremes a bit...

But that was a joke

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bumpus (author)Lithium Rain2008-11-29

What? How did you get a disgusting joke out of that? It was supposed to be a crack against UK terms..

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Chicken2209 (author)bumpus2008-11-29
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Lithium Rain (author)bumpus2008-11-29

I thought you were playing on the term "rubber". You mean you weren't? If that's the case, I apologize.

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Chicken2209 (author)Lithium Rain2008-11-29

he was comparing on the word rubber band to elastic band

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Tool Using Animal (author)2008-11-28

Wow I could make $63 a month!!! I could be the next Rockefeller.

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I am the previous rockefeller... What have you to say to that?

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Keith-Kid (author)Gjdj32008-11-29

Which one of you is the reeal Dirty Dan?

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Then I must be your heir, lend me a couple bucks pop.

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thematthatter (author)2008-11-29

it would be funny kiteman if you had a whole collection of fetish videos in your favorites, like old ladies smoking. people farting, kittens acting cute, things like that.

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Kiteman (author)thematthatter2008-11-30

"Kittens acting cute" is a fetish??

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Yerboogieman (author)2008-11-29

i said "Spam. Straight up."

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Weissensteinburg (author)2008-11-29

It's possible that he had posted it as a video on instructables, but our editors have since removed it, meaning that when he put the video up, it was about to be a (video) instructable.

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Weissensteinburg (author)2008-11-29
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Lithium Rain (author)n8man2008-11-28

Yup.

I've known that for ages...

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Kiteman (author)Lithium Rain2008-11-29

Yes, it's not secret, just not bandied about.

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Lithium Rain (author)Kiteman2008-11-29

Says who? >Bandies about<

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Kiteman (author)Lithium Rain2008-11-29

Have I shown you my latest trick with an elastic band?

The kids call it point and shoot.

Yes, that was a threat ;-)

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LinuxH4x0r (author)2008-11-29

Flaged as infringes a copyright

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CameronSS (author)2008-11-29

Has anyone hit the "flag" button yet?

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