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How about LESS food recipes? Answered

How about LESS food recipes.  Of today's list of INSTRUCTABLES, about half are just recipes.

How about categories that we can opt out of?

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scraptopower (author)2011-02-06

It's just because of the competitions on at the moment.

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kelseymh (author)2011-02-03

Your math seems to have some difficulties. Out of the 20 Instructables currently on the RECENT page, exactly four (that's 20%, which is much less than 50%) are food related.

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Nate Ocean (author)kelseymh2011-02-03

In the most recent Instructables Newsletter that I received by email, there are 15 featured articles and of these 6 recipes. A 7th is is also cooking related. So that's either 40% or 47%, so I'll stand by my math.

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kelseymh (author)Nate Ocean2011-02-03

Yes, the number of FEATURED food recipes is a larger fraction. Perhaps people who cook can write better Instructables than average member? What you wrote was "today's list of Instructables" which doesn't specify that you were filtering only on the "Editor's Picks".

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Nate Ocean (author)kelseymh2011-02-03

What's the point of your replies?

All you offer is snark and insults.

Don't you have anything better to do? Certainly you've offered nothing constructive here.

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kelseymh (author)Nate Ocean2011-02-03

I've offered two different constructive options, as has Kiteman. If you don't like those options, that's your problem.

Your claim that half of recent Instructables are food-related is not accurate. In fact, they are pretty evenly spread among several different broad categories -- food, tech, crafts, workspaces, and information.

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Kiteman (author)2011-02-03

See the banner at the top of the page?

Click anything except "food"....

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Nate Ocean (author)Kiteman2011-02-03

Thanks for the tip, but I'm referring to the (almost) daily Instructables email. With so many irrelevant "recipes" I find myself ignoring them all, rather than sifting thru the debris for interesting technical articles.


Is there an "opt-in", "opt-out" list for what you'd like to receive by email?
i.e. CNC, electronics, science, solar, etc.

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Kiteman (author)Nate Ocean2011-02-03


Ah, right.

In that case, you need this Instructable - you can change the trigger words to things like "recipe" or "food".

(You do know why there are so many food-related projects at the moment, don't you?)

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Lithium Rain (author)Kiteman2011-02-03

Hey, Kiteman. Unfortunately, Zach's script will not work for email - it's for browsers (yes, the line is often blurred, but I can't find anything to make greasemonkey work within a browser). :(

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Kiteman (author)Lithium Rain2011-02-03

Woops.

Ah!

Could he cancel the emails, and set up an RSS feed of each channel that interests him?

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Lithium Rain (author)Kiteman2011-02-03

Of course! That sounds like the best solution. And the script *will* work in their browser if the recipes addle them so much they don't want to see ANY of them.

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kelseymh (author)Nate Ocean2011-02-03

In your profile you have options for what you want to receive or not (except the monthly Newsletter, which is handled separately). Did you set up any RSS feeds? If you don't like them, discontinue them.

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craftyv (author)2011-02-03

I never look at KNEX so booring for a non-knexer

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kelseymh (author)2011-02-03

There are several contests active right now, with food-related themes. If you only want to look at particular categories, then you can either select them manually, or add them to your bookmarks.

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