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Vote for Instructables! Answered

Instructables is a Webware 100 finalist in the Search & Reference category.

Vote for us! Click here for an auto-populated ballot. Voting closes March 31.

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wingman246 (author)2008-04-01

Now we have to wait until the 21st such a long time...

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Goodhart (author)2008-03-31

I got one last vote in before they closed.....

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domino99 (author)2008-03-01

There is no way that I'm going to endorse this site now that they force you to register simply to list all steps on one page. Crap like that is why I have to have a "spam-only" e-mail address. Go to hell.

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Bran (author)domino992008-03-01

It seems the All Steps problem has been solved, as you have an account. Oh and Instructables has a be nice policy.

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domino99 (author)Bran2008-03-01

You're right, and I apologize for the tone, but not the objection. Adding additional hoops to site usage, which can have the sole purpose of either spamming my e-mail address themselves or selling it so that others may do so, is NOT nice.

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Bran (author)domino992008-03-01

Spamming how? The only thing Instructables sends me is comment notifications and the newsletter, both of which can be disabled.

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domino99 (author)Bran2008-03-01

Why the need to provide an e-mail address, then? I understand the purpose of registration in order to comment--but simply to view an entry's steps on one page???

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Bran (author)domino992008-03-01

It's been a while since I joined, and things have changed in the registration process, but I believe you need to give an email address to be able to get your activation code, which helps prevent spammers from making quick accounts. It might be a hassle, but it helps in the long run. I'm not sure why about the All-steps thing, but I don't think it's that big of a deal to click each step, except for iBles like TimAnderson's 50 Nifty Tricks and such.

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ll.13 (author)Bran2008-03-29

Or there's add /?ALLSTEPS on the end of the URL, I do that if I probably won't be logging in. ;-)

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Doctor What (author)domino992008-03-22

Most email sites I go to require you to give them an email address for account verification. And the only reason that they don't allow all steps by outside members is to encourage membership. From my experience, after you register, you get less "spam", in the form of fewer advertisements in the instructables.

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Aar000n3y (author)domino992008-03-02

It really isn't that big of a deal. It only takes a minute or two.

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canida (author)domino992008-03-01

We don't spam or sell email addresses; all of our mailings (notifications, the weekly newsletter) are optional. As Bran says, asking for an email address a way to reduce/prevent spam by discouraging fake accounts. Logged-in, you can set your preferences to default to All Steps view. That's what I do.

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domino99 (author)canida2008-03-02

: "asking for an email address a way to reduce/prevent spam by discouraging fake accounts." If that's the case, then just disable the requirement that you register simply to view all steps on one page (a new requirement, I note--I never used to have to do so). I would NEVER object to registration as a prerequisite to posting comments, precisely for the reason you indicated: spam. . That's a far cry from forcing registration simply to view all steps. My viewing of all steps on one page spams no one.

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Goodhart (author)domino992008-03-03

Being able to view all steps on one page by the unregistered, creates a "less manual" (i.e. easier) way for all the information to be viewed/scanned so that it can be harvested for spam sessions.

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Goodhart (author)2008-02-26

Done, thanks for the heads up :-)

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threecheersfornick (author)2008-03-22

It's at the very bottom of the page...

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KentsOkay (author)2008-02-27

+21 for Instructables! I voted from all of the computers at my library : )

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Labot2001 (author)KentsOkay2008-03-15

Sweet!


Runs to computer lab, simutaneously starting up all 100 computers, with Firefox and Safari on each...

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Labot2001 (author)KentsOkay2008-03-15
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Goodhart (author)Labot20012008-03-17

well, "jest in case" or is that "just in case"? ..... now what was I going to post here.....*sigh*.

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KentsOkay (author)KentsOkay2008-02-27

I'm so awesome. *looks pleased with himself*

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dsman195276 (author)KentsOkay2008-02-27

nice! dont forget you cant vote more then one time on a computer with different web browsers!

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dsman195276 (author)2008-02-29

EVERYBODY, DOWNLOAD ALL OF THE INTERNET BROWSERS YOU CAN FIND! THE VOTEING SYSTEM DOESENT RECKANISE YOU ON DIFFERENT BROWSERS AND YOU CAN VOTE MORE THEN ONCE.

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whatsisface (author)dsman1952762008-02-29

Or just clear cookies.....

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Doesn't work the total number of votes stays the same, even after I cleared my cookies. :-(

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Maybe you need to change your IP ?

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I did it, but I voted 4 times.... dun dun dunnn!

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But did the total number of votes go up?

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That is the question, young Skywalker.

Run Forrest, run!

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I meant it to be rhetorical, I mentioned it in my earlier post. I circled the total votes in the image attached. You have much to learn grasshopper.

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budsiskos (author)2008-03-03

yipee, i voted. its too bad instructables probably wont win unless we all vote multiple times!!!

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westfw (author)2008-02-26

What's WRONG with these contests? How does instructables end up being compared against a bunch of map sites. Or for that matter, against sites like Facebook and Digg ?

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zachninme (author)westfw2008-02-26

I think this one at least segrigates the groups well. We're matched up against the big guys, but at least they're close.

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canida (author)zachninme2008-03-01

Yeah, there are lots of different ways to slice the web. And no matter what you do, there will be LOTS of big guys! We're just happy to make the cut, and be in there with some of those 800lb gorillas. ;)

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Kiteman (author)canida2008-03-02

As long as we're not shut in with an 800lb GorillazMiko ...

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canida (author)westfw2008-02-26

I think they look at the web very differently than we do.
It's a pre-web taxonomy, really.

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GorillazMiko (author)2008-02-26

Voting right now. Hopefully Instructables will win!

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Is it voting once a day? Like for the Crunchies?

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Kiteman (author)GorillazMiko2008-02-26

If you clear your cookies, you can vote again straight away!

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canida (author)Kiteman2008-02-26

I think they screen for that!

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CameronSS (author)canida2008-02-29

Oh-uh...I hope they don't count off for that..I've voted ten times in the last three days.

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