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Skills every instructabler should know Answered

These are the skills I think every instructabler should know. Proper English grammar and spelling Survival skills Using common tools (drill, dermal, soldering,etc.) Basic rope and knot skills Being resourceful Programing in a programing language Basic Camera skills Have a social life

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Rock Soldier (author)2009-04-07

Heres what the page should look like. Proper English, grammar and spelling. Survival skills. The use of common tools(drill, dermal, soldering iron, ect.) Basic rope and knot skills. Resourcefulness. Programming skills in a programming language Basic camera skills and must have a social life.

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Mm, the third and last entries are a bit awkward - they violate parallel structure. I'd suggest tool usage and social skills instead. Plus, as Kelsey said, you should jettison the skills.

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i just wrote from how he should have wrote it. You know, with proper grammar and spelling.

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Yes, I was just saying the grammar still needed to be tweaked. :-)

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thematthatter (author)2009-04-06

You know, like nunchuku skills, bow hunting skills, computer hacking skills...

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bumpus (author)thematthatter2009-04-06

Girls only like guys with sweet skills..

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Lithium Rain (author)bumpus2009-04-06

But then, you wouldn't know...

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gmjhowe (author)Lithium Rain2009-04-07

I know, and bumpus couldn't be more wrong...

Girls want presents, and to be looked after.

However, if bumpus is talking about 'sweet skills' then almost ever girl likes sweets.

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Kiteman (author)gmjhowe2009-04-07

There are certain skills that may not get the girl, but will definitely keep the girl.

(19th wedding anniversary two weeks ago.)

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gmjhowe (author)Kiteman2009-04-07

(what you got planned? something big? Don't make it too big, you got 20th next year, maybe you should start work on the 20th now?)

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Kiteman (author)gmjhowe2009-04-07

(We just had a nice takeaway - according to a quick google, our 20th anniversary is China and platinum. I think I may have to learn clay work.)

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gmjhowe (author)Kiteman2009-04-07

Clay work/platinum hybrid could work a treat!

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Kiteman (author)gmjhowe2009-04-07

I have a colleague who can teach me clay-work, and I have just sourced some platinum. First thoughts are to master the potter's wheel, produce a vase or similar pot of pleasing aspect, and then do something with the platinum in or under a glaze. With nearly a full year to go, though, plans are subject to change.

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gmjhowe (author)Kiteman2009-04-07

That sounds pretty cool. The final thing should come together pretty well. May i ask, where did you source your platinum from?

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Kiteman (author)gmjhowe2009-04-07

Offered by a fellow ibler.

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gmjhowe (author)Kiteman2009-04-07
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Lithium Rain (author)Kiteman2009-04-07

Good thing for you she isn't on very often...hope she doesn't catch wind of it!

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Kiteman (author)Lithium Rain2009-04-07

As long as she doesn't think I'm up to something else - the colleague is female.

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Lithium Rain (author)Kiteman2009-04-07

D: That'd be the ultimate in terrible irony...

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Kiteman (author)Lithium Rain2009-04-07

I'm a good boy - she trusts me.

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Lithium Rain (author)Kiteman2009-04-07

>Resists urge to post those lyrics that always confuzzle you<

Ah, what the hey!

Womanizer, womanizer..."

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Lithium Rain (author)gmjhowe2009-04-07

No, girls want respect and love. Take it from a girl.

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gmjhowe (author)Lithium Rain2009-04-07

The looking after covers both those items.

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ll.13 (author)2009-04-07

Hmm, I dunno computer programming and social life aren't my kind of thing.

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gmjhowe (author)2009-04-07

The laser is to burn out the eyes of people whom think that every Instructabler should know these skills. The only skill they need, is to be able to contribute to the forums, and the main site with constructive content. Hint: This topic does not fall under that category.

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Rock Soldier (author)2009-04-06

This depends one what they're intersted in. If one member just posts all cooking instructables, and never goes outside, they doupt they need to know how to survive in the wild.

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kelseymh (author)2009-04-06

Hmmm....by writing your first idea, "Proper English grammar and spelling" you've set yourself up for this. I hope you knew that going in...

1) Every use of "skills" in your list is redundant, since you specified in the introduction that you were listing skills.

2) Unless you actually do use your skin to build projects, I think you meant Dremel (capitalized) brand rotary tools.

3) "Programing in a programing language" is both redundant and misspelled.

4) A common noun like "camera" is not capitalized in English.

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