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Why you love Instructables Answered

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I don't know if this can really be categorized as burning question, but it is what it is. This is a topic to post why you love Instructables and enjoy it so much. It is a pretty random topic, so I don't mind if there are random posts. What are you waiting for, tell the world why you love Instructables!

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Plasmana (author)2008-09-25

Instructables is awesome because you can post projects here, see someone else's project, win stuff, talk to people and so on!

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Keith-Kid (author)2008-08-30

Why is the sky blue? Who cares? It's frigging blue! Nah, it's just cool. And helpful. And fun. And unique. And nice. And friendly. And orange. It's ORANGE! Enough said.

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sgabei (author)2008-08-19

I can stay hours jumping from an instrctable to another and get many ideas and fun. thanks to you all!!! maurizio

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sgabei (author)Lftndbt2008-08-30

thank you and sorry for the delay!!! happy life!!!

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Kiteman (author)2008-08-20

There's all the usual stuff that other people have mentioned - community, creativity and what-not, but in the early days of my membership the attraction was permission.

For years I've had ideas, things that "somebody" should make, and then when I found this site I suddenly realised that "somebody" was me - the existence of this site gave me permission to Make. My ideas didn't have an audience, now they do.

I gained a hobby, and (for complicated personal reasons) a large slice of sanity.

I don't plan on leaving any time soon.

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Lithium Rain (author)Kiteman2008-08-20

>(for complicated personal reasons) Do tell. :D

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Kiteman (author)Lithium Rain2008-08-21

That's OK, not a problem.

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Ferrite (author)Kiteman2008-08-21

I am glad to hear that you don't plan on leaving!

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Yerboogieman (author)Kiteman2008-08-20

kinda same here, somebody else liked what i liked kind of thing.

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Goodhart (author)Kiteman2008-08-20

As they say over here (and maybe over there too), you hit the nail on the head I believe. The only difference for me is that this site breathed life back into my old hobby (when I was a boy) that I thought had died in me.....it gave me permission to dream again. I like that....

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ll.13 (author)2008-08-21

I like it, lots of great ideas and inspiration.

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Brennn10 (author)2008-08-21

I wouldn't be making anything if it wasn't for Instructables. The only people that would see my projects would be my family and friends that might want to see them. Now I know that if I post an instructable there will be at least one person in the world that would have an interest in the stuff that I make.

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Goodhart (author)2008-08-19

I don't know what I would do without you all :-)

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whatsisface (author)Goodhart2008-08-19

Run out of awesome shirts?

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Goodhart (author)whatsisface2008-08-19

and definitely run out of ideas eventually for things to make ;-)

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Ferrite (author)Goodhart2008-08-19

Or all of your great ideas would build up in your head until it exploded : - )

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Goodhart (author)Ferrite2008-08-19

no wonder I was getting those horrible headaches just before I started posting -ibles here........and my wife kept saying it was blood pressure, pffffft. LOL

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Ferrite (author)Goodhart2008-08-19

Now, of course, you have to logg on for medicinal purposes : - )

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Goodhart (author)Ferrite2008-08-20

And I can quote you on that ? LOL To my wife....as an excuse...

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Sunbanks (author)2008-08-20

Instructables is just so awesome and all the people and projects here make it even more awesome.

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gimmelotsarobots (author)2008-08-20

I just do. For to many reasons to list. It's one of those things you can't quite explain.

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bumpus (author)2008-08-19

The community. This website has the most tight-knit community possibly on the web, we all have differences, but we have more likenesses. I wish there was a way I could thank the staff...

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Weissensteinburg (author)bumpus2008-08-19

Maybe we could send them a few des(s)erts?

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bumpus (author)Weissensteinburg2008-08-19

Indeed... But how would we ever do that...

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Weissensteinburg (author)bumpus2008-08-19

You would need some sort of a secret website to coordinate it all one, that 's for sure.

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bumpus (author)Weissensteinburg2008-08-19

Pfft, that too much to do.. I thought we could just show extensive gratitude toward the staff... :D

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gmjhowe (author)bumpus2008-08-19

ive never heard such stupid idea in my life, i mean seriously, who would do something so utterly stupid.

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gimmelotsarobots (author)gmjhowe2008-08-19

Hey, now. You're the one complaining about bad attitudes on instructibles.

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gmjhowe (author)gimmelotsarobots2008-08-19

yeah, sorry mate, this entire branch of comments is an 'in' joke.

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gimmelotsarobots (author)gmjhowe2008-08-20

I was confused. And tired.
gets dizzy and falls over

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bumpus (author)gimmelotsarobots2008-08-19

I think hes being sarcastic...

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bumpus (author)gmjhowe2008-08-19
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Ferrite (author)bumpus2008-08-19

Not completely sure, I will have to ponder this perplexing question for a while

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bumpus (author)Ferrite2008-08-19

Heh, oh well, maybe extensive gratitude would be the same.. :D

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Ferrite (author)bumpus2008-08-19

I think that might work too : - )

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Ferrite (author)Weissensteinburg2008-08-19

Whoever wins the pie contest can make the staff some of their award winning pies : - )

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bumpus (author)whatsisface2008-08-19

You don't know the half of it! :D

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Ferrite (author)bumpus2008-08-19

Ya, the staff does a great job. I think that they enjoy the community too. This site does have a great community, which I also enjoy. I think that the differences is part of what makes it fun.

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jessyratfink (author)2008-08-19

I love learning new things and this is really one of the easiest sites to learn from just because of the layout. It just makes sense. That's why I got hooked at first. But then I stayed for the community. I feel quite at home here - I love brainstorming, discussing, troubleshooting, joking, etc. with everyone. There are so many passionate people here and it's such a healthy and creative environment. Plus, visiting the HQ and meeting everyone only increased my love for the site. :)

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Ferrite (author)jessyratfink2008-08-20

Plus, visiting the HQ and meeting everyone only increased my love for the site

Some of us aren't so lucky : (

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Tool Using Animal (author)2008-08-19

I recieved this PM from a fellow user, I hope they don't mind me making it public, but his is why I love insructables "Your drill press/lathe idea I wanted to thank you for your idea on how to use your drill press as a lathe. I am making a wooden grandfather clock and the plans call for a "croquet ball" as a pendulum. I decided that rather than use a stock croquet ball, I would prefer to turn a wooden ball to the same dimensions. I found your instructions, cannibalized an old Ryobi cordless drill, glued up a blank and ended up with a perfect 3/5 inch dia. ball. To do the rough shaping of the blank, I used my belt sander while the blank was turning. I did the fine shaping with the Surform plane, wood rasp and sand paper. I wish that I could figure out how to attach a picture to this. The ball came out really nice! Once again, thank you so much for your idea! " Somebody was able to use what I did to solve a problem, maybe it's not curing cancer, but still I helped someone, that's pretty cool.

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Those types of PMs are awesome.

"Hey man, just wanted to say that you make a lot of awesome Instructables, and you are t3h pwns. I just saw your ghillie suit and think it's awesome. Splinter Cell games are also awesome.

STEALTH FTW! :D"


Also, people posting pictures or comments on your iBle about how they built what you made are awesome.

"Awesome Instructable!
I built one with a few mods (just because of what materials i had at the time)and it works great
I spent a grand total of $1.07 on this, totally worth it."

"This little device right here has just convinced me to get into airsoft. I do love woodsball in all its forms..."

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