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My 'retirement' from K'Nex on instructables.com Answered

Well. I have decided to retire from K'Nex on this website. I will still be an active member on Knexables (http://knexables.uuuq.com) and Knex Innovation (http://knexinnovation.net) but I have no longer got time for this website. I will still post some projects about music and guitar, but no more K'Nex. I simply don't have any time to pick up my K'Nex with my paper run and my guitar, and because I have exams in two weeks and then I have a massive project due, I may not get the chance to use it till about 6 weeks away. I WILL however do one last project before I leave here. I have got an Idea but I want some community suggestions. If it is possible, I will post an ible.

Till then.
ajleece

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alfpwns (author)2009-06-14

ive been on this site for 2 years June 13th, im still not bored Yeah i do "leave" far about from any where from 4 days- 4 weeks at times for school but i always return. I dont think you should retire i think you shoud come back after your exams are done and procject dead line comes. What DS man Said

BAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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dsman195276 (author)2009-05-07

BAH!!!

Why? I don't see a point to leaving instructables because of a six week period of time where you can't get on.

I haven't posted a knex thing in 7 months, you don't see me leaving any time soon do you?

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DJ Radio (author)dsman1952762009-05-07

you posted that fake semi auto shotgun on KA, you should post it here.

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dsman195276 (author)DJ Radio2009-05-07

i was going to, but i made a huge update to it and made it stronger and all, and then ended up destroying it. i have bigger plans for my next instructables. hint true-bolt action with one barrel, DD-27 remade, Kentucky-do-nothing, and pistol with a breach loaded mag that can be loaded anytime. end hint

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DJ Radio (author)dsman1952762009-05-07

If I could have a pic of the barrel of your 1BA-4E, I have 2 trigger ideas for it. One is a block true based off the knexsayer, but with no ball joints, the other is my sear.

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dsman195276 (author)DJ Radio2009-05-08

actually, the DD-27 remade is just that. the 1BA-4E is a different gun in essence. i took the real old DD-27 and gave it a new stock, body, trigger and handle.

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DJ Radio (author)dsman1952762009-05-17

so it uses the same barrel as the DD-27? dangit, i dont have ball joints.

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dsman195276 (author)DJ Radio2009-06-02

it doesn't use a ball joint(at least this new version doesn't, i can't remember if the old one did)

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Dutchj (author)dsman1952762009-05-07

People also seem to forget that this site is not just for K'nex, but other projects too.

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DJ Radio (author)Dutchj2009-05-07

Some knexers (including you) have only posted knex guns (not applicable to me or AJ)

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Dutchj (author)DJ Radio2009-05-09

I guess you didn't know that I'm actually working on an instructable about something else. It's been on hold for a while because of school and because my PC had to be reformatted.

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ajleece (author)Dutchj2009-05-07

Are you complaining that I didn't know this when I do or are you telling someone else?

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dsman195276 (author)Dutchj2009-05-07

ya, i agree, i haven't posted many non-knex instructables, but lots of other knexers have. they seem to forget about the other part of the website that makes up more then around 99% of the website. about 1/3 of my time there is used looking though the most recent non-knex instructables. most don't interest me, but there some pretty amazing ones out there that i really like.

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ajleece (author)dsman1952762009-05-07

I haven't picked up my knex in over a month.

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DJ Radio (author)2009-05-07

this pretty much makes me second or third best ibles knexer.

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dsman195276 (author)DJ Radio2009-05-07

at this rate, you should hope your not, lest you fall victim to the "retirement age".

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DJ Radio (author)dsman1952762009-05-07

I know, im kidding, but im not running out of ideas anytime soon.... I have plans for 3 guns and one ball machine lined up in my head... thats a record.

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dsman195276 (author)DJ Radio2009-05-08

i would write them down. just my suggestion.

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DJ Radio (author)dsman1952762009-05-17

im building one of the guns as I speak. The ball machine is unclear atm, All I have thought out is the tower and the lift.

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knexguy (author)DJ Radio2009-05-08
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whatsisface (author)DJ Radio2009-05-07
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TheDunkis (author)2009-05-07

Actually that is probably a smart thing. Let's all move to one of those website (preferably KI seeing how KA is failing and will most likely be dropped in favor of UGF by summer). Instructables is just not the place to be.

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DJ Radio (author)TheDunkis2009-05-07

without ibles, we wouldnt have met, I wouldnt have been a knexer, and knex wouldnt exist.

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Lithium Rain (author)DJ Radio2009-05-07

Erm, knex would have existed...

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TheDunkis (author)DJ Radio2009-05-07

Well duh it's kind of hard for something to exist on something that doesn't exist itself. There would still have been a knex forum like KI. The point is that ibles is not a good place for us to be. It would still exist on youtube and chances are people would still have found out about knex guns without ibles. If they didn't then that's a good thing because at this point until more K'nexers retire I don't want any more noobs.

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DJ Radio (author)TheDunkis2009-05-07

why do you care about how good random ppl that only show themselves on the interwebz are about knex. anyways, I think ibles is better than KI and KA. I would have never been a knexer if it wasnt for ibles.

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TheDunkis (author)DJ Radio2009-05-07

Because they bug me! I hate bad grammar. I hate immaturity. I hate the flood of noobish builds that claim to be everything plus a bag of chips. What makes ibles better? Forums have so many more features that can be added. The only reason people like ibles is because everyone that is here is afraid to move. I mean sure go on here for the rest of the website but would you open your eyes for a second? Everyone hated us. Technically they hated all of the noobs before us. They spammed the site with nooby builds and earned us a bad rep. The only way the site could deal with us was by making our own category. As welcome as we are we're not really wanted here.

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ksimonte (author)TheDunkis2009-05-17

You say that you hate immaturity but you are very immature when it comes to this website. You compete with other members over plastic kid's toys. Can't think of an example? How about el mosquito, it started when someone (oompa loopa) made the smallest clip-fed pistol, then you had to make a smaller one so you could think that you were the master mind of knex. I don't mean to be a jerk but I am tired of your long pointless comments and you presence on this site and glad you are going.

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Lithium Rain (author)TheDunkis2009-05-07

Emo knexer is emo. :-D

Seriously, that's not true at all. You're entirely welcome here. Problems with individual users- or even most users of a certain group - does not necessarily mean a fundamental problem with an entire demographic of users. (There are some users who discriminate against knexers, but speaking generally). Clearly knex projects are an important part of instructables, and while it's true the group has earned a bad reputation that doesn't mean you can't rebuild a good one.

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DJ Radio (author)TheDunkis2009-05-07

you could always IGNORE the noobs. Anyways, I know most of the ible regulars who dont like knex more than you do, and most of them only hate knex because of all the weapons; they tend to respond better to non gun knex ibles. Wanna know how i got up close and personal with em? I go to the chatroom every day (ibles), and I also used to be a knex hater myself, so I understand some of their views.

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Mepain (author)TheDunkis2009-05-07

I don't think it's so much being afraid to move as much as being too lazy to move. The way Ibles is set up, it's easier to make large scale instructions. I really don't care, I'm willing to put anything towards the community as long as I can afford the time.

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shadowninja31 (author)TheDunkis2009-05-07

True. I recently have been on KI and have found its really better than we all said about it earlier. Although, you're not gonna convince everyone. I'll be both here and there I guess...

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Rock Soldier (author)DJ Radio2009-05-09

But, you said there wouldn't be Instructables.

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Without straws they wouldn't have.

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gmjhowe (author)2009-05-07

All the best on the knex websites.

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shadowninja31 (author)gmjhowe2009-05-07

i know. im temped to say i hope ki crashes...

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DJ Radio (author)shadowninja312009-05-07

Mepain needs a new attitude... by new, I mean the attitude he had from 06- late 07.

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yerjoking (author)DJ Radio2009-05-08

You under-estimate how nice he can be.

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DJ Radio (author)yerjoking2009-05-08

he was 10x nicer in 06-07.

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yerjoking (author)DJ Radio2009-05-08

Talk to him on KI chat. Don't judge him, he's a really funny guy. If you get to know him before judging.

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DJ Radio (author)yerjoking2009-05-08

lol, he is nice sometimes, but the rest of the time, i dont get him at all....

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yerjoking (author)DJ Radio2009-05-09

If you're mature and understanding, you will know him better.

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DJ Radio (author)yerjoking2009-05-09

hes older than I am, you are too.

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