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The World's worst Instructables? Answered

Here are the top most negatively-rated instructables (as of 10 Jun 2007):

It doesn't stop falling... -46 it's still the most moronic post on the site (?):
BLOW UP A GLASS SNAPPLE WITH YOUR HAND!!!!!
https://www.instructables.com/id/EVBGUDRGU9EUBYRQ3B/

A recent spurt of -ves takes:
Opening up a coke machine to 2nd place with -21
https://www.instructables.com/id/EWOYNZ04N8EWIJLOX6/

Some +ve rating takes How to roll a Joint ! (if you dont like it don't read it !!) down to -20
https://www.instructables.com/id/EFGG7JWF18DW9NB/
To tie with:
How to perform your own Tongue Bifurcation also at -20
https://www.instructables.com/id/E53LXTNKPKEXCFG4K7/

going up the chart to -18, it's very poor indeed:
making the strongest hand-held laser stronger
https://www.instructables.com/id/E8FS0ZXF1B3R8DV/

-17 and still falling through blatent but admitted plaigarism
Soda Tab Chain
https://www.instructables.com/id/EDW2YEMF0ZSTFDK/

still at -13
Strong light
how to not need to ever type in any computer class again

-10
cube

Previously clicking this link would give you current rankings. Under the new rating system you get unrated Instructables.

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dr. richtofen (author)2011-12-30

this is the lowest rated i could find:
https://www.instructables.com/id/knex-extreme-gun/

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lemonie (author)Xellers2011-09-17


Yes I remember that one, it both sucks and blows.

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Goodhart (author)lemonie2011-09-17

Yeah, that's the first time I saw that one, tis true though.

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DJ Radio (author)2008-07-03
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lemonie (author)DJ Radio2009-02-17

Oh yes I remember that. Another example of the need for some content-control? L

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DJ Radio (author)2009-02-17

"extreme mini knex gun" has a lower rating than all of these.

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Easy Button (author)2007-07-16

umm ow to blow a a snapple bottle with your hand is now -52 lol

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Easy Button (author)Easy Button2007-07-16

wow scratch that its gone to -55 wow what a difference a few hours can make lol

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Goodhart (author)Easy Button2007-09-30

Glad I don't have a bear hand.

LOL

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Goodhart (author)Easy Button2007-10-01

Er, no....but I do forget sometimes and hit the nearest reply rather then the PAGE reply....sorry about that....didn't mean to make you feel paranoid (one paranoid person here is enough LOL).

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Easy Button (author)Goodhart2007-10-01

No it's ok i do that sometimes to.(i'm not paranoid)

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Braeburn (author)Easy Button2008-07-03
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Easy Button (author)2007-07-16

wow how to roll a joint is now down to only -13

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lemonie (author)Easy Button2007-07-16

Yes, that one seems to have got some support after the initial backlash. -13 is nowt these days (I should have a go at updating these. L

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Easy Button (author)2007-06-21

there cant be negative ratings it only stays at zero it doesnt go into negative numbers anymore!

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ewilhelm (author)Easy Button2007-06-21

The information is still recorded. We just don't surface it on the explore page.

Check this, for example:
https://www.instructables.com/tag/type:instructable/?sort=RATING&reverse=true

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lemonie (author)ewilhelm2007-06-21

Wow, where did How to open a sprite come from?

(thanks)

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lemonie (author)Easy Button2007-06-21

Yes, I see. Well, this post must stand as a picture of how things were before that change occurred. L

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trebuchet03 (author)2007-05-30

I wouldn't call negative rating equivalent to "bad" -- after all, can we prove the negatives? Or is the negative rating really an affirmative thus adding to it's overall popularity? :p (sorry, couldn't resist) I'll bet the "worst" ones are the ones without rating... After all, someone had to care enough to take the time to give a negative rating. Negative popularity is popularity however you look at it :p

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lemonie (author)trebuchet032007-05-30

(I don't disagree) I couldn't think of a more appropriate title, which would still attract some interest. Since the highest rated Instructables tend to be presented by default, a big +ve becomes disproportionate. I think some of the above are of interest because they have attracted so many -ve clicks. L

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ewilhelm (author)2007-05-13

I'm going to guess that you clicked next a whole bunch of times to get this.

Here's a tip (I probably shouldn't share): &reverse=true

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lemonie (author)ewilhelm2007-05-14

I viewed by rating and changed the offset value, to 4185 I think.

Regards

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ewilhelm (author)lemonie2007-05-14

Oh yeah. You can do that too.

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stevoIution (author)2007-05-21

What about the tinfoil finger skateboard? That was hideously useless.

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lemonie (author)stevoIution2007-05-21

-3 It might not be very good, but I guess it's innofensive., That is few people can be bothered to rate it. L

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fungus amungus (author)2007-05-14

Worst =/= lowest rated.

The tongue bifurcation is gross and ill-advised for someone who's still wearing braces, but well documented.

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ich bin ein pyro (author)2007-05-14

rolling a joint that'd pretty lame and to think i was almost gonna do an instructable for watching paint dry im pretty lame like that but oh well now ill never do it

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Aeshir (author)2007-05-12

Ok, I did this, and I got flamed like crazy. I strongly adivse you delete this before you get owned, ____________________________________________ AHAHAHA! There's nothing funnier in the world than watching Sess get owned! xD

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Aeshir (author)lemonie2007-05-12
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lemonie (author)Aeshir2007-05-12
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Aeshir (author)lemonie2007-05-12

It's a video game review show on TechTV in Canada (and G4 in the states). It's really funny though. Those two in the gif are the hosts.

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Mepain (author)Aeshir2007-05-13
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assasin (author)Aeshir2007-05-13
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Brennn10 (author)2007-05-12

Great Compilation! Rolling a joint!! Hilarious!

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