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We need a term for members of the Instructables community. En'iblers? Instructablists? Any other suggestions?

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Re-design (author)2010-06-06

Geek, dork and loser I've been called. And then in the next breath they ask "How do I fix this?", or "Why does such and such?". I guess they're just jealous.

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Re-design (author)JavaNut132010-06-09

I used to dream of being called a nerd. I never got that high in the food chain.

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JavaNut13 (author)Re-design2010-06-09

I dream of not being called a nerd. But everyone still wants stuff fixed, un-broken, etc :(

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Kryptonite (author)2010-06-05

Instructablers, but more commonly known as makers and DIY'ers to the rest of the world.

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steveastrouk (author)Kryptonite2010-06-06

DIY in the UK seems to only cover working on your house and garden.

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Kryptonite (author)steveastrouk2010-06-06

How does the term "maker" go down?

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steveastrouk (author)Kryptonite2010-06-06

Except in a narrow community, I don't think you'd describe yourself as a "maker" and be understood.

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Kryptonite (author)steveastrouk2010-06-07

Hmm... good point. What's your suggestion?

Amongst friends I'm nothing special, just the guy who fixes stuff (for a small free).

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steveastrouk (author)Kryptonite2010-06-07

In British culture, MAKING things has always been rather frowned upon, believe it or not -despite the best efforts of people like Ruskin and Morris, there is also an attitude that you only make it yourself if you can't afford to buy it from somewhere . Anyone can call themselves an Engineer, and so the guy who fixes your car is an "Engineer", as is the guy who mends the washing machine. Steve

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Kryptonite (author)steveastrouk2010-06-08

Engineer does sound very upper class... I can't wait for the next Great Depression, every one will make stuff again!

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orksecurity (author)2010-06-05

Actually, I usually call myself "cat", but I don't think that's what you were looking for either.

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steveastrouk (author)kelseymh2010-06-05

...So long as they're not British risk-takers....

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MichelMoermans (author)2010-06-05

I call myself a DIY'er When they ask where I learn/share most of my stuff: I just go instructables.com a little slice of heaven for a DIY'er

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orksecurity (author)2010-06-05

I just say "[member[s] of] the Instructables community" or "folks on Instructables". Not what you're looking for, I know.

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nickodemus (author)2010-06-05

I would say Instructable-ites, but I second Kelsey's answer. Makers.

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Gorfram (author)2010-06-05

I think we're called 'Iblers, as we often create 'Ibles.

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