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Official Petition For Old Instructables Answered

hello, i have been searching instructables for years now, and i would just like to say, what the hell. you guys have made a mockery of this once worthy site!! the search engine doesn't have pictures anymore, and the search has freaking SPAM!!! i used to go to this site when i wanted to build something, and had it book marked and all that good stuff, but not anymore. it pains me to do this, honestly, and i hate to see one of my favorite sites be killed like this. just please, on behalf of me, and every other maker out there, bring our old instructables back. we miss it, it was simple, fun, and it was easy to find stuff. i am sorry to say this, but i will not be coming back to this site for quite some time, i just hope that my final cry will be one that lasts.

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Kiteman (author)2010-05-05

You're leaving?

So you will notice any change back how?


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CameronSS (author)2010-05-03
I hate to violate the "be nice" policy, but my immediate response to this topic is:

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The search has been redone with Google, which makes it much more accurate. Not sure how much information you got about the content of an Instructable from the tiny thumbnail, but if you need it, there's still a graphical search option.

The "spam" to which you refer is Google AdSense, which is the norm across the Internet. If you took the time to read up on what you've missed, Ibles is pressed for money, and need whatever help they can get. Did you not notice the Pro users?

There is no way to make Instructables "simple." There are something like 20,000 members and 35,000 Instructables. Good luck simplifying that.

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CameronSS (author)CameronSS2010-05-03

Well, so much for preformatted text. Try this instead.

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lemonie (author)CameronSS2010-05-05
Let's try this...

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The Ideanator (author)2010-05-04

As much as I love pursuing flame wars, this has just too many slippery variables to nail the whiners to the wall with. I have decided that I will commit to going pro due to an alteration in some features(I'm speaking of the page redirect to the allsteps page when attempting to skip steps)

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NachoMahma (author)2010-05-03

.  ROFL !!  I have been a very bad influence on you ppl. Y'all used to be nice folks. ;)

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I suspect that Broken Record Syndrome is beginning to wear people's nerves a bit thin. Just a guess, of course. My nerves are fine....

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kelseymh (author)2010-05-03

Yay.  One less whiner.  If you're really not coming back, don't forget to delete all the Instructables and discussion topics you published during your three years here.  Oh, wait, never mind. 

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Sunbanks (author)2010-05-03

If you bothered to look you'd realize that it is in fact still a very worthy site.

I guess if you don't come back then that's one less person to whine about site updates... 

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