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Why aren't people posting full instructions? Answered

Why aren't people posting full instructions? Seriously, so many of the new guys take pics of their completed gun, then post two pics and brag about how their gun is the best gun ever. I get that maybe you are too busy to make a full ible, but if you are going to post "the best gun ever" you really should post an ible. Thoughts?

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Raz1r Knex Bull3t (author)2011-07-25

The reason that people post slideshows is because of this reason: People post it to show what they made, but don't have instructions. That's why they would not have instructions because they posted pictures in a section not intending to post instructions. Which is why under a slideshow submit it says post pictures of your completed projects that don't have instructions.

Also it's to much work and time to post instructions.

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We all managed it, back in the day. People are becoming lazier, evidently.

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Torpe (author)The Jamalam2011-08-01

Thank you. At least someone agrees with me.

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Fred the Penguin (author)2011-07-25

too much work, not enough time.

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crestind (author)2011-07-24

Back in my day, K'nexers on Instructables actually posted instructions. Those were grand times.

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TheDunkis (author)crestind2011-07-25

Back in your day, the K'nex builders were far less competent and actually required instructions for the simplest of things. =P

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crestind (author)TheDunkis2011-07-26

I think you've got it backwards.

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TheDunkis (author)crestind2011-07-27

The mechs were overall simpler but people still needed instructions. Now (save for the newbs, builders of whom I wouldn't recommend my nonposted builds anyways) people are much better at building and can usually go off just a few pictures. I find it a waste of time to make actual instructions unless they are absolutely required. And I welcome others to make an ible for things I won't post.

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Ahh, those were the days, when instructables wasn't flooded with people posting the the same basic mech over and over again.....oh, wait...

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DJ Radio (author)2011-07-25

Lots of these creations are either under development, or their creators think it's not worthy of posting instructions.

Also lots of us don't have time to spare.

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