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Deleting instructables... have you done it? Why? Answered

I was considering getting rid of a few of mine. There are some that I'm not happy with - the workmanship is not the best, or they're basically pointless, really. I'd like to re-do one of them.

Have you ever gotten rid of an instructable?

I've scrapped ones that I was editing before, but deleting published ones seems almost... wrong.

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gimmelotsarobots (author)2010-03-23

Umm... I decided the safety disclaimer on a DIY lathe ible I had wasn't going to cut it. It sort of..um...blew up in my face....literally.

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Plasmana (author)2010-03-21

I deleted 2 'ibles that was rated below 3 and had less than 1k views, I did not think they was any point leaving it up, so I deleted to make more space for instructables. :)

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KnexFreek (author)2010-03-21

 Yes. Every slideshow that i have posted. I make slideshows for knex stuff, then i later make an instructable for it. then i delete the slideshow. This is because of comments, i get WAYYYYY too many comments a day.

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DJ Radio (author)2009-07-31

Ive deleted about 5 or 6 instructables and slideshows, and pseudo deleted 1, because it was entered in a contest. Reason- they all sucked. Ive had no remorse for doing so.

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Bartboy (author)DJ Radio2009-09-12

It's the same quality as the rest of your guns...

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DJ Radio (author)Bartboy2009-09-13

What the hell do you have against my guns? Or are you saying that it was just as good as my other guns?

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Bartboy (author)DJ Radio2009-09-13

I'm saying that it is equal quality to your other guns, so saying it's lame is the same as saying your other guns are lame.

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DJ Radio (author)Bartboy2009-09-13

Well its not equal. Its worse if anything. I made it when I was new at knex and didn't have a lot of parts, so it had a wire stock and flimsy barrel. It was probably my second worst posted knex creation. That is why I removed it.

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Bartboy (author)DJ Radio2009-09-14

It's better than a lot of your other stuff.....

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KentsOkay (author)2009-09-11

I've deleted incomplete ones, and I've unpublished one for a brief time due to questionable content.

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D.L.H. (author)2009-09-11

Well i never really made a ible yet but plan to soon anyways.

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jessyratfink (author)2009-07-31

Upon further review, the ones I really hate were entered in contests and can't be deleted. :P

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bumpus (author)jessyratfink2009-07-31

I agree with this.. :-/ Please let me know when we can delete entries for contests...

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jessyratfink (author)bumpus2009-07-31

I wonder if we should forward this to the ones in charge? I tried to make the ibles private, and that didn't work, either.

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DJ Radio (author)bumpus2009-07-31

Just remove all the steps, and say this ible has been removed by the author.

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M4industries (author)DJ Radio2009-09-11

hehe, double comment. Repeated two replies ago.

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M4industries (author)DJ Radio2009-09-11

Just an observation. I felt the need to write something!

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DJ Radio (author)jessyratfink2009-07-31

Just remove all the steps, and say this ible has been removed by the author.

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Kiteman (author)jessyratfink2009-07-31

My contest entries are often the rushed ones, because I'm working to somebody else's deadline.

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jessyratfink (author)Kiteman2009-07-31

Mine as well, and most times they're not really exciting or inspired. But, you know, it's a contest, and you just have to put something in!

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lemonie (author)2009-08-01

I removed a couple that you could classify as irresponsible, and one I put up for a 24h joke. L

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M4industries (author)lemonie2009-09-11

By a guess, was it the exploding carrot?

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lemonie (author)M4industries2009-09-11

No that's still there (click me) it was the coconut-bomb and butane-on-a fire. L

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M4industries (author)2009-09-11

I was going to make a lego mobile turret. I had already made one, so I planned on disasembling it and rebuilding it for the I'ble. But my brother dropped it and the pieces somehow wouldnt be arranged properly whenever I attempted to reassemble it, so I scrubbed the I'ble. It wasnt published, but it was tagged, written, and named, but I hadnt taken pictures yet.

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The Jamalam (author)2009-08-29

I can't post this on your orangeboard, and since you had a Nicholas Cage face picture, I thought this was apropriate:

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DJ Radio (author)The Jamalam2009-08-29

I knew it!! Nicholas Cage would doom us all!

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Lithium Rain (author)2009-08-01

I've deleted a few early ones that were, quite frankly, crap...and also a couple others that on second thought, for various reasons, I decided I didn't want published after all.

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Kiteman (author)2009-07-31

I've only deleted projects that turned out not to work before I hit the publish button (most recently, an attempt to turn a festival wristband into a piece of everyday jewellery).

There are a couple that could benefit from a rewrite, and my first one still has not photos...

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jessyratfink (author)Kiteman2009-07-31

I've done a lot of that. Written it out, started documenting, and then realized it just wasn't going to work or I didn't like it. I tend to get really weird about older "works" of mine - every previous journal I've ever had, online or not, has been deleted simply because I'm not happy with it later. :P

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Kiteman (author)jessyratfink2009-07-31

I know other people who do that kind of thing, deleting past works to try and reinvent themselves, or to pretend they've always been as good as they are now.

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Lithium Rain (author)Kiteman2009-08-01
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jessyratfink (author)Kiteman2009-07-31

Exactly! I'm going through another one of those phases at the moment.

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DJ Radio (author)Kiteman2009-07-31

one thing I hate about most stuff I build is that they seem to work at first, then later on, it doesnt perform like it used to.

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caitlinsdad (author)2009-07-31

Isn't it forbidden to go into the past and change the timeline? You upset the course of events and besides, it's fun to look at how you mature and become a better maker. Let the record show that you cannot change history.

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I concur, btw we always see Caitlin, but never her dad.

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I was me for that special pixelated avatar theme day. I remain in the avatar witness protection program.

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Perhaps I'm not social enough, I'm completely out of the loop on all the avatar antics that have been going on.

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You shouldnt really have to notice the avatar trends- If you dont follow a trend, it means you are independent and can be yourself.

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Being anti-social is an inbred New Yorker instinct but every once in a while someone foolish will PM me and against my better judgement I will play along.

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