Chatroom

Just for us to talk

Topic by ~Aeronous~   |  last reply


chatroom

This is more of a chat room than a forum

Topic by yeolddingdong   |  last reply


finding the chatroom

I always have trouble finding the Instructables CHATROOM. I fumble around for it. or do a google for it. where is the link to it?

Topic by M F   |  last reply


Instructables Chatroom?

Just to get it out there, I know forums are like a chatroom. But wouldn't it be neat to have a instant chatroom online, private and public, that way you could collaborate instantly, let me know what you think.

Topic by XOIIO   |  last reply


Chatroom abuse

The Chatroom can be easily abused. The 'Warning" system does not have any requirements, which means that anyone can warn someone for no particular reason. Each time a person is warned more than 4 times in a row, that person is muted for a specific amount of time. Each 4 more warnings is punished by 5 minutes of being muted. Meaning that if someone is warned 8 times, that person will be muted for 10 minutes.Some persons are abusing this system and warning people for no reason. Yesterday, I was warned 32 times. Mostly it wasLittlechef37Okoshima.Linuxh4xor (3 times, as part of the fun. Still, you jerk)The consequence of their joking, was that I was muted over 5 times.....almost 25 minutes (not in a row though)This kind of people simply ruin the experience.I know the chatroom has nothing to do with instructables, just meebo. But because of those jerks, the 32 warnings will now follow me forever (the chatroom tracks your IP adress) and if I am warned in the future, the punishes will be more severe. (Permanent banning from the chatroom is actually possible if a member is warned too much)

Topic by Keith-Kid   |  last reply


Chatroom Group

Like the chatroom? Then join the instructables chat room blog at this link!!!!!! Don't forget to spread the word.

Topic by JellyWoo   |  last reply


Ibles Knexer Chatroom

 I just made a chat room for us here on Ibles.  KI has had one for a while and nobody has bothered to make on for ibles.  Here's the site.  This is mainly just an experiment to see how many people use this, but if a lot start to then I will be on fairly often.

Topic by MotaBoi   |  last reply


Tired of this thing in the chatroom

Why do I keep having this error! I haven't been in the chat room myself for a while now Apparently others can still get on I know there really isn't much instructables can do I checked meebo and nothing the closest is that the group is made private and I know that's not true

Topic by Chicken2209   |  last reply



Instructables Chatroom Party...Again!

Everyone, its a chatroom party, to celebrated Halloween!!!!! Come on Halloween Eve (October 30) at 7-9pm EST. All are welcome. Hope to see you there. Stay tuned for more chatroom parties by joining the chatroom groupLink to Chatroom

Topic by JellyWoo   |  last reply


New Uber Chatroom! (portal for acessing the regular chatroom, more features!)

Hi all, If you remember, i once made a 'super sized' version of the chatroom, but, when the updated mod controlled room was put in place, the link was severed..UNTIL NOW! (click here to enjoy chatroom goodness)one quiet day at work, and a slash of creativity, and the new chatroom was born.New features compared to the normal chatroom are..Wider, bigger chatroomBuilt in up to date Mod listBuilt in 'profile' frame, so you can access your ibles account while in the chatroom Be sure to check it out, feel free to use it, and most importantly, suggest ways to improve it!Thanks to Do_Not_Turn_Off_The_Power whom happened to be in the chatroom when i was building it, and helped me with a few mistakes.Enjoy,gmjhowe - your faithful chatroom mod

Topic by gmjhowe   |  last reply


Have you noticed the chatroom???????

Look at the chatroom, ITS BLANK!!!!!! also, eric made gmjhowe a mod. too bad gmj had mod powers before this happened

Topic by DJ Radio   |  last reply


Better Chatroom -- IRC Channel

EDITFrom what I've heard, the meebo chatroom has some flaws... I figure its worth a shot of trying again in IRC. I won't go into the details, but it should be a way better method of chatting ;-)I suggest Chatzilla for a client. There's also [www.mibbit.com mibbit] which is online and has an embeddable widget, but I don't really like it as much.I want an IRC channel, and god-dangit I'm going to make one!Its #instructables on irc.freenode.netIf you're already using something like Pidgin or Trillian, IRC should probably be on there, just pick a username, server is "irc.freenode.net", then just join the chat #instructablesIf you aren't -- MIRC Chatzilla is a good client...Anyway... just wanted to let y'all know it exists :P

Topic by zachninme   |  last reply


NEW YEAR CHATROOM PARTY-31.12.08 THRU END OF 1.1.09

Chatroom party on both the end of 2008 and the beginning of 2009!

Topic by Derin   |  last reply


Faster Chat room!

Hey everybody!As you know, the instructable chatroom we always use is getting slower and slower as the comments builds up... :(Until gmjhowe made another faster, chatroom here!It is called The Super Uber Mega Instructables Chatroom. Enjoy!Also its the exact same chatroom as on the ibles website, so anyone in the uber version can talk to people in the normal version (on the ibles website).I am not trying to spam here, the reason I am doing this is because a lot of users are complains that the old chatroom is getting slower...

Topic by Plasmana   |  last reply


People On Ibles!

Well i was jsut thinking i havent been on ibles in a long time cus of soem of the ppl on this site and it was like some were mean and some werent its also somewhat because of this point in my life is really "screwed up" but some of the ppl on this site i just dont understand some days you get along and some you dont some of them are jerks to you all the time and some half the time what is up with that like half the ppl on this site  are trying to fit in thats not how it orks on this site everyone isnt going to fit in by being like each other youve got to be unique and i know coming from me your thinking like wtf why is this jerk talking to us again but ive changed fro the better and this site seems to be headed downwards i used to hear alot about the projects on this site now ive heard about one thing in the past 3 months but anyway back to fitting in you ddotn fit in by being like me you fit in by being unique my school like runs on people being unique in there own way like dj radio hes got a whole music thing going on ive got all the cars around e hes got all the music around him gmjhowes got all the steampunk and uns with him etc you know what im saying so basically all in all just treat others the way you want to be treated!  especially in the chatroom theres alot of internet bullying going on there

Topic by CarStalkerZ   |  last reply


Open Discussion of Chatroom Moderation Techniques

As chatroom mods, we try to keep the chatroom up to snuff. Sifting out the bad, making the room presentable to new members. So, speaking for all of the moderators in the Instructables Chatroom, how well/bad/mediocre are we doing our jobs? Is there anything we can improve on, would you like to join us, and be a mod? Make your voice heard!

Topic by bumpus   |  last reply


One Year Anniversary of the Instructables Chatroom. (Be-lated of course :P)

Well, I was trying to remind myself to post a topic about the one year anniversary of the -ibles chatroom, and, I just remembered, a little late..March 9th of last year, the Instructables Robot published a forum topic, debuting the new chatroom for the website. It was a great hit with the community, and made the interaction with other members more 'fun', for lack of a better term. Although, a few of us know that it kinda went downhill for a while, so bad infact, that Moderators were assigned, and rules were set. Since then, we've had a few mix-ups, and whoopses..Anyway, how about an anniversary party for the chatroom?Any ideas?Could we establish a date for such an occasion?Regular Chatroom LinkThe Uber Chatroom LinkI pardon myself for forgetting to remember the date sooner.. :/

Topic by bumpus   |  last reply


Message to all whom use the chatroom.

Hi, gmjhowe here, As many of you may know, i am currently a Moderator inside the meebo chatroom we have on this site. Me along with two others maintain order in the chatroom.The current Mods, are Bumpus, and Adrian Monk I chose these two as they are both chatroom regulars, they have meebo accounts, and are in different time zones to me.Now, we have a few problems, but they are easily fixed with these few simple rules.- People using the chatroom should always use their instructables username- The chatroom is still part of instructables, and we go by the same rules, and be nice policy- People will be given two formal warnings before they are banned, we will not just ban people with no warning.In order to prevent 'imposters' were going to use a simple code system.Basically, all the regulars and visitors to the chatroom will get issued a simple 4-digit code (which will be PMed to their account on ibles). The idea being, that when in the chatroom they can IM me the code, to prove they are who they say they are.Think of it like Captcha.I know this isn't ideal, but it will manage fine for now.Thanks for reading, any questions, just ask.- gmjhoweTo get your 4-digit code, contact me via PM or leave a comment below.

Topic by gmjhowe   |  last reply


Introducing Fauxrobo

Any of you who enjoy partaking in our new IRC chatroom. Will no doubt have jumped into this forum topic due to recognizing the name.Fauxrobo is the name of the IRC bot that runs in our IRC chatroom, he helps to make the chatroom safe, and offers a lot of extra features for the users of the room.I recently decided that its about time Fauxrobo got an identity. A lot of the chatroom members have been developing a certain affection for him. So to celebrate Fauxrobo getting both a face, and a user account, I'm giving out some patches to the regulars!I spend alot of time in the chatroom, and I recognise all the familiar faces, post a comment below, and I will send a patch your way!If you want to get in on the action, check out this instructable on using the IRC chatroom, feel free to contact myself, Bumpus, CameronSS, or Nachomahma for some help.You can get straight into the chatroom via this weblink, at which point you will find myself, or many other helpful people to talk to.

Topic by gmjhowe   |  last reply


Twitter vs Facebook vs MySpace

Twitter vs Myspace vs Facebook: WHAT DO YOU Hi! Check out my Forbes Teach me fast entry!https://www.instructables.com/id/Magic-with-fire-Forbes-teach-me-fast-entry/If you like then please, please PLEASE vote!(To vote click "Vote Now!" above the video box. It's to the right of the forbes banner)

Topic by Lowney   |  last reply


Instructables Town Hall meeting!

Hey everyone! There will be a Town Hall meeting in the chat room, Monday, at 3:00 PM, PST. As some of you know I'm now an intern here at instructables. On Monday I will be answering any questions anyone has. I'll have the attention of Eric and Christy. So, if you have any questions, requests, or anything else, this is your opportunity! No one will be turned away. See you all there! Drinkmorecoffee

Topic by drinkmorecoffee   |  last reply


methinks forum sticky is broken....

I do believe the forum sticky system is now defunct, any recent posting goes on top of previous material (including chatroom thread). Awesome new profile page!

Topic by KentsOkay   |  last reply


I will give out Homers!

I am giving Homers to EVERYONE,and here are the options:PEOPLE THAT ORDERED:BartboyAnarchistAsiannote:this started off in the chatroom

Topic by Derin   |  last reply


Memories - Noun - The mental faculty of retaining and recalling past experience.

Well, I was "doing my rounds" on the net tonight, and hopped into the instructables chatroom, upon entering, I was swept with memories of what had happened in that room, and seeing it today.. Its really interesting to see the ups and downs of life... :(

Topic by bumpus   |  last reply


Welcome back PKM

Well, PKM got back from a business trip a bit ago, and he came into the chatroom, where Gmjhowe, Killerjackalope, and myself were having a conversation which lead to the picture below. Either way, we're glad your back PKM.

Topic by bumpus   |  last reply


Instructables IRC (Much better than Meebo)

After getting fed up with Meebo, and its guests floating in and out, causing disturbances in the force and whatnot, A few other mods, and myself, are trying to educate other members on the benefits and use of the instructables IRC chatroom.Click here to get educated!

Topic by bumpus   |  last reply


=SMART= is full of high levels of Epic Win

=Smart= Recently won one of the Instructables competitons. He had alread won a t-shirt, and I had no t-shirt.We're both good friends, and spend many hours talking as part of the chatroom crew.He offered to send me the tshirt, which arrived today, complete with decorated envelope, and a custom etched tag. HE IS FULL OF EPIC WIN

Topic by gmjhowe   |  last reply


I'm not receiving emails about Answers to my Questions

I didn't realize I was supposed to receive them until after I complained about it in the chatroom. I get emails for new comments and PMs just fine, but answers to the Questions I've posted are not emailed to me. I just went to check my most recent one to see if it had even gotten onto the list, and I had 12 answers that I didn't know about!

Topic by CameronSS 


It's my birthday!

It's my birthday today, the 19th of may... I'm 18 and well have been around for around 18 years now. Even jackalopes have birthdays, granted people would find them to be bizarre and fear inducing events we do have them, along with horns. The guys in the chatroom will be glad of this, every time we were talking it's ended up with me launching in to brithday excitement, I didn't have much of one last year so... It's also coming up on my instructabirthday... I know it was absolutely childish to have a forum post but who cares...

Topic by killerjackalope   |  last reply


Instructable Chat Room Party

Hey, i have this idea, lets have a instructable chat room party!!!, for no reason, maybe celebrate summer coming, or something like that, just an idea. how about everyone be in the chat room on the 7th of June, its a Saturday so, i hope to see ya there!!! I've taken lots from the instructables community (knowledge, not actually stealing things), and i would like to give something back...instructables chatroom7:00 instructables time PCT

Topic by bumpus   |  last reply


Everyone please say hello to 'The Teacher Is Dead HaHa', my upperclassmen who just joined.

So yeah, a couple of weeks ago I invited my upperclassmen 'The_Teacher_Dead_LOL' to chat with me, DJ, littlehef37 and n8 on the I'bles chatroom. It was pretty fun, so I asked him to join I'bles just for the heck of it, and he did. His acc is 'The Teacher Is Dead HaHa', and his main point of interests are cooking and photography, so if he might get his lazy butt up his couch and start working hard, you might be able to expect a few cooking and photography I'bles from him. He's a really nice guy, and he doesn't like K'nex (he (jokingly) insulted DJ in the chatroom for playing with 'toy guns' (ROFL) ), so you K'nexers better not be spamming him :-P He's around one and a half year older than me BTW, I'll be 14 on September and he just turned 15 on February. He will be (I think) online around the same time as me, 'cuz all the kids in my school are basically online around the time I'm on, so, yeah.... Oh, and another thing, he's not so good at speaking English. He's a D student in English, but he's open to a lot of constructive criticisms on his English. He does use capital letters, commas, full stops etc. properly though, and he doesn't spell badly because he actually wants to, so that's a plus, I guess... Well, I guess that's it. Moga2 lo bisa sukses di nih website cuy, best of luck dari gw lah! :-P

Topic by Camisado   |  last reply


On the Origin Of The Universe (or at least our part of it...)

In the course of a conversation in the chatroom, I triggered myself to go look up old RFC's. I found http://www.faqs.org/rfcs/rfc-sidx1.html . It's kind of like stumbling across Moses' chicken-scrawled first drafts of Genesis...A couple of selected quotes,From RFC-6 (A Conversation with Bob Kahn), "BB&N; is prepared to convert 6, 7, 8, or 9 bit character codes into 8-bit ASCII for transmission and convert again upon assembly at the destination IMP." So ASCII was not a standard data protocol yet.From RFC-82 (Network Meeting Notes), "ARPA will not pay for the coffee and pastry being served, so please chip in to help me pay for it."[Edit 23 Jul 2009: Fixed URL above to eliminate spurious period.]

Topic by kelseymh   |  last reply


Instructables Chat Room! (IRC)

Did you know that instructables had an IRC (Internet Relay Chat) room? Well, now you do! And you have no excuse not to join it! So, come on in, join the chat room! Here is a (Outdated) guide to it! https://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Use-the-Instructables-IRC-Chatroom-With-C/ Note: You can no longer connect to the Freenode server through mibbit, but you can get to it through: http://webchat.freenode.net/ In Nick you put the nick you want to be in (Preferably your instructables nick) In Channel you put #instructables and then you put in the captcha (Which always thinks I am a robot...) Come join us! We won't bite!  But be patient. It can often take a while for us to respond. Give us time. Come back. You will like it.

Topic by schumi23   |  last reply


WOOHOO!

I got a new knex set today. I got the double-sawblade ride. Now I get a whole **** load of blue rods, yellow rods, gray rods, and especially red rods (I only had 6 red rods before I got this set.)And I get much more yellow, white, blue, green, and gray connectors too. I think I may be able to build the sear rifle I have been hyping up in the chatroom for some time now. but This isnt really an end to my part limitations. I did not get a whole lot of short green rods, and the connectors only took one bag. Now my 550 tub is overflowing with the knex parts I have.Double sawblade is a good part booster.

Topic by DJ Radio   |  last reply


Instructables Live Chat with Eric (and Christy) A great sucess - Chat Logs Incl here!

It was late at night, I was nervous, shaking almost, waiting.The live chat went perfectly this evening, and fun was had by all, the chatroom was filled till it was bursting at the seams!You can find the full chat logs in the attached .PDF file.(You can get Adobe Acrobat to read the pdf Here)Be sure to give it a read, there were many good questions.Thank you to you both for taking the time to talk to us all.We hope your RSI Isn't too bad!Be sure to add your thoughts from the chat below. Or snapshots of bits that you thought we're funny/entertaining.Personally, I think Eric is VERY cool. And I'm honoured to have been there.-gmjhowePs, Thanks to Adrian Monk and Bumpus for helping me out, and for you all behaving so well!This is a sentence about Wburg.

Topic by gmjhowe   |  last reply


SR Commando v1- NOW POSTED!

I have been hyping this gun up in the chatroom for a bit, so I got a pic today.This is A combo of my 2 best knex guns I ever built- The AR-4 Commando v2, and the Longbow v2. I made it mostly for the innovative ideas it brought, but i wanted to see if it was possible to combine the AR-4 v2 and Longbow v2.This gun uses an extremely reliable BRAND NEW sear system trigger which never misfires or jams, I thought of making a double-ratchet system and put it in a super modded Longbow handle. The stock Is an uber modded AR-4 commando stock. Same thing with the barrel.It is a single shot, but it can have a mag. Range is 40-50 feet (one rubbeband).the second pic is a close up of the mech.The only con I can think of atm is that this gun is sorta skeletony at the bottom. But its extremely sturdy neverthelessOk, I changed the name because I thought it would be less confusing and more appropriate.

Topic by DJ Radio   |  last reply


'How to thank Instructables' collaboration

'How to thank Instructables' collaboration. Yes, I know I have done something pretty much exactly like this before. But lets be honest, the letters were rubbish, they were boring, and it was all done by me. This one is really going ot be one done by quite a few (14 people including me to be exact. One person per letter) knexers in the Instructables community. But the letters that you have to make, can't be like mine. All boring and flat and dull. They have to be CREATIVE, FUN, AWESOME, COOL! Now, you may volunteer to do a letter, but once you volunteer, you can't get out! DUN DUN DUNNNNN! :-) So anyway, please join in and thank the ible staff. Here are the paces avalible: The hand/glove - I - N - S - Hiyadudez (Sorry, I want the S for some reason :-P) T - Owen-mon-82397 R - Smilee U - Sprout_less C - T - A - Killer~safecracker B - DSMAN195276 L - Seleziona E - S - CJ81499 When you finish your letter, DO NOT show it to ANYONE! Once you have confirmed that you will be doing a letter, I will PM you with the link to the chatroom where you can show other collaboration members your letters and chat about stuff. Thanks for helping, and good luck :-)

Topic by Hiyadudez   |  last reply


Local text only chat room for under 100$: This may be a little insane

I am looking to create a local text only chatroom as a gallery installation for a sculpture class. In the most basic terms I want 4 text output displays and 4 text inputs to be connected through a cheap computer allowing people to carry on a simple conversation locally. As this makes absolutely no sense and has no practical applications it is difficult to find similar projects. Oh and because it just seemed too easy to wire some laptops together I am trying to do this for around 100$  There are Three basic problems I need to solve: Output:  So far my best idea is to use a monochrome lcd such as this:  https://www.sparkfun.com/products/10168 and soup up/ replace the back-light and create and old school overhead projector.  Input: burner cell phone keyboards? cheap keyboards from goodwill? Alternatives?  Make them work together: some unholy union of breadboards arduino and raspberry pi So basically this is barely possible if at all, and I am amateur at best in the hardware department (although I have a CS degree in a couple months) Any help from the seasoned veterans of this community would be greatly appreciated. (and I mean anything like if you have a favorite cheap keyboard or lcd that would be an immense help)  

Topic by mallen26   |  last reply


Harrasment on Instructables

There's has been a lot of bullying around instructables lately, especially the chatroom. One person to bring up is named "adman". So all of you know(i don't like him either), he hasn't done much "hacking". Everything he does is pretty basic. The ads that come up are part of meebo even if he isn't there. The ads are what make meebo free. When everyone is randomly warned, he is just warning everyone. And when he pretends to be someone and changes the same color, the same can be done if you are a meebo member. Finally, when he makes clones, he is just opening a bunch of tabs. I do not want everyone to worry about this person. He is a bad influence and should be ignored. Don't listen to anything he says. He is mean and should not be trusted. If he logs on, block him immediately so he will not annoy you. Another thing is that some people's feeling are getting hurt because the adman is trying to pretend to be the person and says bad things. If this happens, just ignore and not say anything. Eventually, the adman should get bored and leave(i hope...). I hope you guys have a nice time at instructables and ignore the negative stuff that happens. It's just part of life. The world isn't perfect and none in the world is liked by everyone. I hope you have a nice day and treat others nicely. Happy ibling.

Topic by JellyWoo 


Wikipedia really is the source of all knowledge?

Well PKM and I were discussing the existence of Maxibon, a very tasty ice cream bar from Nestle which is hard to find, this was in the chatroom, which if you ever frequent you'll know how the conversations go in there. So a little while later I'm kicking about and take another gander at the wikipedia page about maxibon, all seems sensible, until I hit the flavours list, being a fan of powerthirst I instantly recognized these flavours, which some from the second of the two productions found here.Here's the strange excerpt, watch Powerthirst two for the full understanding of this strange addition... Maxibon is now available in several guises and flavours including SHOCKLATE and all new experimental flavour, GUN!Although the standard Maxibon flavour is refugee, several other limited edition flavours were introduced in the late nineties. Marketed as Maxibon asylum, the concept involved the actual flavour of the ice-cream remaining a mystery until the package was opened.In addition to the standard size, they are also available in snack sized servings in packets of six; these are substantially smaller than the traditional Maxibon.There is also a new release Maxibon Cookie, where the ice cream is in a round shape and covered in cookie dough.The page can be found here I know this isn't a big or new thing, I just found this a funny example of what can go wrong with the wiki societies.

Topic by killerjackalope   |  last reply


Chat

Hellow everyone, i kinda run into this site, and this group, and i made an acc as you can see :3 i kinda made a chat today in batch, pretty simple and using Dropbox, but i haz some ideas with powershell and using an FTP. but here is a pic of how it works and the code ofcorse! code client: @echo off SET name=%username% color 0a :main cls echo ############################# echo #welcome to the dropbox chat# echo ############################# echo. echo Make your sellection bellow! echo. echo [1]-Collor menu echo [2]-Chat name echo [3]-Chatroom echo [4]-Info (waar normaal nooit iemand kijkt) echo name: %name% echo. :sellect1 set /p C=Sellection: if "%C%"=="1" goto collor if "%C%"=="2" goto name if "%C%"=="3" goto chat1 if "%C%"=="4" goto info if Else goto main /goto main :chat1 echo %name% just joined the chat>>chat.txt goto chat :collor cls echo ############ echo #COLLORS!!!# echo ############ echo. echo pick a collor echo. echo [1]- White echo [2]- Green echo [3]- Red echo [4]- Purple echo [5]- Blue echo [6]- Yellow echo. echo [0]- Main menu echo. :sellect2 set /p C=Collor: if "%C%"=="1" color F if "%C%"=="2" color A if "%C%"=="3" color C if "%C%"=="4" color D if "%C%"=="5" color B if "%C%"=="6" color E if "%C%"=="0" goto main goto collor :name cls echo ############### echo #create a name# echo ############### echo. echo Type in your name (please dont use spacebar) echo. :sellect3 set /p C=Name: SET name=%C% goto main :chat cls echo ######## echo #-CHAT-# echo ######## echo. echo Every msg you type will be added in the chat.txt file, echo so chek on that file for the chat. echo. :sellect3 set /p C=: echo [%time%] %name%:%C%>>chat.txt if "%C%"=="/clear" goto del if "%C%"=="/afk" echo %name% is currently afk>>chat.txt if "%C%"=="/back" echo %name% is no longer afk>>chat.txt if "%C%"=="porn" echo %name% is a perv>>chat.txt goto chat :del del chat.txt goto chat code reader: @echo off :1 cls type chat.txt PING -n 2 127.0.0.1>nul goto 1 thats a bit it, kinda simple i know, but its fun to use and fun to make, feedback is always welcome! ^__^ have a great day/night bye!

Topic by dwngrt   |  last reply


Calling All Good/Smart Knexers

Note: When I address 'ibles, I'm talking about the K'nex community here.Hey, knexers of 'ibles. Ignore my title, but it was irresistible , was it not?I'm here before you all today to give you all something to ponder, or act on. Yes, this is about the K'nex 'ibles and KI dilemma. I'm going to tell you now, I'm not going to flame 'ibles, or put offense upon it. Instructables is a DIY website, not specific to K'nex. It wasn't made to hold this community. In my opinion, people here care too much about things they shouldn't , such as ratings. People can rate them anything they want. "5 star because it looks cool!" "1 star, I don't like you." I haven't seen a lot of constructive criticism, which is, I think, what everyone should want. Most of the comments I see aren't very pleasant to read; do you really need to say "u" for "you"? Or "thx" for "thanks"? There aren't many rules here to enforce this. Or if there are, it's too laid back.First off, as you can tell by the name, K'nex Innovation was started for the productivity of K'nex. The decently small community there uses good grammar, to a point. It is moderated better post wise, as it is focused on one topic and things can be easier checked, for its size, once again. Another reason for this is that it's focused on one thing, and one thing only, so that there's less people than Instuctables obviously has. I'm not saying the people on KI have perfect grammar, I don't have it, but I'm saying that they try to the best of their abilities. No rating system. We give constructive criticism, and look down on "OMG COOL GUN!!!!1!!!!11!!" type posts. If you want to say that kind of stuff, PM the dude/man/guy. There's a mixed variety of people; gunners, and then some that make other nifty contraptions.There's a chat room, for K'nex talk. Of course, we have fun there too, throwing off jokes and playing around. Usually a good 8 or so people are in there. A handful of the more matured users who once roamed this site have settle there, such as Mepain and Oodalumps, to name a few. Recently, people there have started a podcast, currently with only two episodes. Also a step up in the community (coming from K'nex Innovation), soon there will be the first internet organized K'nex war.Even if you completely disagree what all that I said, please go check the site out: http://knexinnovation.net/And for those of you who want to talk it up with us first, here's the KI Chatroom: http://embed.mibbit.com/?settings=d4a2e2317b84e8897df0b736464a8ee4&server;=mibbit.darkmyst.org&channel;=%23KIchat&

Topic by Knarez   |  last reply


Instructables junkie, are you one? Know the signs.

Are you an Instructables junkie? (if you or a friend/loved one apply to 3 or more of these, please indicate it so that we may be enablers to your self destructive/constructive behaviors. Please be honest) If I feel nice, I might make a personalized I'bles member card for those who ask(domindude10). Symptoms include: - Spending more then 5 straight hours on the site - Commenting excessively - PMing excessively - Trying way to hard for any patches you can find, no matter how lame they are - Replying to all your comments, within less than 15 minutes of comment being posted - Posting the most unrelated stuff to the subject at hand - Neglecting things in the real world that are more important then your attention-seeking behavior here, like homework, or your job - Complaining about things that aren't worth anyone's breath or time - Making many I'bles solely for contest entries - Using terms like I'bles, 'able, OB, O-board, (more to be amended) - Making excessive forum topics - Those who post *some* things Knex (like guns. its not all bad, the ramp stuff is cool) - You roam the Instructables chatroom (meaning you are more than just a casual user) sub-note - you also troll the I'bles IRC much more then necessary - You have lots of partial projects lying around the house, but not being able to prioritize them because they are all so equally Instructableizeable(or you lack the funds to finish them(possibly from your lack of attention to the real world)). - Your response to pretty much everything that happens around you is "That would make a good Instructable." - Your first choice of a search engine is Instructables and not Google, even when you're not searching instructions. - You pressure everyone you know to join/submit Instructables/use them. - You brag to no end to everyone about how cool Instructables is and how it is your whole online life (possibly real life too) - Asking yourself, "What would Kiteman do?" - Praising the robot or Eric whenever it is totally unnecessary. (list to be amended with new whore attributes when they are identified) List of confirmed Instructables junkies: 1) Dj Radio 2) Killer~Safe[Cracker] 3) Kiteman 4) ripstikfan 5) domindude10 6) PKM 7) Nova Hawk 8) V-Man737 9) Izanagi Telos 10) lemonie 11) smilee 12) Berkin 13) mg0930mg 14) logangina 15) conadia 16) The Jamalam 17) hiyadudez 18) Kryptonite 19) Seleziona 20) daywalker42 21) Bartboy 22) MrMystery96 23) sharlston 24) RavingMadStudios 25) joshualater If you have found that you are are indubitably a junkie, you may think about joining the 12 step program.

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