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Latley I've noticed that when I recieve a few comments at one time, the couner is wrong, specificly it skips ahead a few numbers.  For example; I checked my account yesterday the number said 441, today it said 444, however when I checked the comments, I found that only two were actually new.  Has anybody else experienced this? 

Topic by junits15    |  last reply


Comment posting time and counting

I know I have mentioned this before but anyway: When I look at forum topics or the question section I only see a huge mess with the replies. There is no order of any sort that makes sense at all. One reply is a week old, the one after a year and the next only a few hours. Trying to sort this into something related to time or postings is next to impossible at the user end. Especially topics with a lot of replies suffer from this on a regular base and for me it really is a pain trying to sort the replies somehow. I am a passionate user of "normal" forums and used to be able to see postings in the right order of posting insteaf of a big mess. Therefor I would really appreciate at least a button to sort the replies by time and in relation to quotes and direct replies. I mean how hard can it be to provide this instead of the chaos we see instead?

Topic by Downunder35m  


People with the most comments

I have been searching for some people with the most comments. I have also gotten permission from these typing machines to use their name. Here is the list:1)Instructables Robot (before he malfunctioned)Comment count: -----1) (currently, excluding Instructables Robot) Goodhart Comment count: 111292) Kiteman Comment Count: 82643) GorillazMiko Comment count: 74314) killerjackalope Comment count: 60435) Eggs(Reccomended by GorillazMiko)Comment count: 999999999I do not recall the number of comments the Instructables robot had before he Malfunctioned.Anyway, if you, are someone you know also has many comments, tell me and I will add him/her. I do not have many comments. I only have about 985 as I type this.

Topic by Flumpkins    |  last reply


problems with the views count

Views don't seem to be updating... My latest instructable is stopped on 0 views, with 33 comments.

Topic by sam noyoun    |  last reply


Negative comment time

Greetings; just caught this on my inbox...negative  comment time?  It's counting up towards zero as time progresses.  Nothing abnormal about the destination post...

Topic by frollard    |  last reply


Line counting sensor?

I have a group (20) of small robots that need to all end on a certain line in a grid. My question is how can I get each car to count the number of lines it crosses and when it reaches the right number it stops. The problem is I have a budget of $75 dollars to make the guidance for every car. If there was maybe some sort of central controller that would work for each or maybe it is just cheep enough to make a simple set-up for each one. Any comments or questions would be much appreciated. Thanks in advance, Zootsuitman

Question by zootsuitman    |  last reply


Comment going down the memory hole....

As has been reported by other users, I occasionally end up posting "invisible" comments, either at the top level, or as replies to someone else.  These comments are visible to me when I view the forum topic, Question, or Instructable (and the comment count includes them in that view!).  However, the forum browsing page doesn't show them (neither as "last post" nor in the count), and they are not visible to any other users. My most recent example is in BIGHAIRYDUDE's bug report. I posted one comment at 4:18 pm (CAGESVXGGMMFD6M), and another at 5:08 pm (CTRYNTKGGMMFDBI). Those strings are the commentId values, which I can see on the page when I do "view source"! I constructed the URLs by hand. If I use those links in another session where I'm not logged in, they don't work. But if I log in there (on Safari, so there's no chance of cookie or cache confusion), then my comments appear! This behaviour is unpredictable. It seems to happen once or twice a week. When it does, the particular forum topic or whatever is affected permanently (i.e., any comment I try to post is invisible), but other topics are not affected at all. I know that's going to make it hard to isolate and fix, but I'm hoping that the IDs might be of some help...

Topic by kelseymh    |  last reply


"Comments" in member stats disagrees with the "comments" box in profile.

So I was on my profile, and I noticed the comments number on my member stats is much higher than in the "Comments" box in my profile, seen if you scroll down a little bit down.  The difference between both is 9575 (OVER NINE THOUSAAAAAAANNNNNNNNNNDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD!!!) comments.  This could cause some confusion for newer members. Also I've noticed that in the "comments" box, it's only showing comments I have posted on instructables, and it doesn't count forum topic comments or orangeboard comments.  That may have something to do with the discrepancy.

Topic by DJ Radio    |  last reply


Can I gripe for just a moment?

Recently I spent about a week drafting a pattern and sewing prototypes for what would be my Where the Wild Things are hat. I spent a day putting a PDF pattern together. I spent a good chunk of time simplifying the process to make it easy for everyone to sew one. I took a lot of pictures because I love the hat and I'm really proud of it. And what happens?A ton of nonsense comments (I counted at 10+) about what I look like, rather than the actual project. Not to mention a few PMs I read and then never responded to. I'm going to go flag my heart out now. I thought about just leaving it be at first, but the longer they sit there the more annoyed I get. And this ends my "I hate being a girl on the internets" gripe.

Topic by jessyratfink    |  last reply


When someone posts their FIRST post, their profile tends to say they haven't posted anything yet.

 I have been noticing this for a number of days, but thought it was just me....I see someone post in the Forum list, someone I haven't seen before, so I go to their profile and it tells me they have not posted anything yet.   Let me see if I can find an example.... Here's one:  Maxim2735 has not posted any comments yet...   And yet:   https://www.instructables.com/community/What-can-I-do-with-lots-of-Magic-The-Gathering-ca/ Is this because he posted on his own Topic and it doesn't count then?

Topic by Goodhart    |  last reply


Total Views Count - Update

Tomorrow will be the first time I've posted stats from my Total Views Count script since January. I had some problems with the script breaking and losing the data, then was very busy throughout February/March since I was at Instructables HQ as an Artist in Residence, then when I got home to the UK I didn't have the motivation to fix it. Well, I've now started work on it again and last Friday I ran it for the first time since January. Tomorrow I'll be running it again and will have a gain value for each group member to share with everyone. It's still not completely finished, below is a description of how it worked before, how I've changed it and what I'm going to change further. Skip to the last bit if you want to read what the group's going to change into. Where it was: I used to run the group once per week by opening a Perl script on my desktop computer. The script automatically visited each of your profiles and added the total views count to a new column in a spreadsheet. Instructables updated some code, my script got confused, didn't update the spreadsheet properly and so all the data went screwy. I had to then post a forum topic and hand out patches, it took a long time. Where it is now: I've rewritten the Perl script, it now saves the data to a MySQL database instead of a spreadsheet. It also gathers far more data: total views, number of instructables, comments total, best answers total, number of forum topics, number of subscribers. I have a web page that looks up the total views from that database and displays a list I can copy to a forum topic. I still have to run it manually like before but it's much less hassle. Where it's going: I have spent a few hours working on learning to get Perl scripts working on my personal website. I can now automatically run them once per day, which I didn't know how to do. I now need to: 1) Check that the total views script will run daily 2) Write functionality to patch automatically 3) Design more patches! Once I have total views patches sending automatically I would like to award people for the following:   Total Views: 10k, 25k, 50k, 100k, 250k, 500k, 1m Subscribers: 10, 25, 50, 100, 250, 500, 1000 Answers: 10, 25, 50, 100, 250, 500, 1000 Best Answers: 1, 5, 10, 25, 50, 100, 200, 300, 400, 500 Instructables: 1, 5, 10, 25, 50, 75, 100, 200 Comments: 50, 100, 250, 500, 1000, 2000, 3000 Subscriptions: The newest site update now lets me see how many people YOU'VE subscribed to. The more you subscribe to. You'll earn patches for more subscriptions. If you're arty and want to help out with this bit, please volunteer, it'll save me some time and they'll look prettier. The cartoons Caitlinsdad did for the total views patches were fantastic, but last time I asked he was too busy to design more. 4) Implement automatic sending out of all of the types of patches 5) Change the name of the group to reflect that it no longer really is just to show a list of total views. That's been surpassed when HQ added the baseball cards to profiles. Got a suggestion? Once done, the weekly forum topic that I post will become a pretty list of who's been awarded what patches. Let me know in the comments if you've got feature ideas you'd like to see implemented or want to help out. This group's been going 2 years now! Thanks! James

Topic by Jayefuu    |  last reply


Rewards for authors who follow up their instructables

Nearly every instructable I find interesting has dozens of questions at the bottom unanswered. Some of them are inane silly questions like "how much does this cost?" but others are quite often asking for help in finishing the instructable. It's difficult to enforce follow up on posts, but you could offer rewards in some way, even if it were a simple thumbs up/vote count system or something similar.

Topic by cosmicr    |  last reply


Total Views Count - 13/07/2012

Here's this week's total views count. To get on the list and have your stats monitored each week and get patches, join the group. If you joined since last week's run, you won't be on the list yet since the script to update the database with members isn't working yet. I hope to get it fixed this weekend. I also need a new name for the group. Over the next week I will be able to automatically hand out patches every day for Total Views, Comments, Forum Topics, Number of Instructables, Number of Followers, Number Following, Answers and Best Answers. With this in mind my weekly forum topic every friday will contain: 1) A list welcoming all the new members that have joined that week 2) A list of who's been awarded what patch that week so we can see each other achieve important milestones 3) A list of links to lists like the one below, one list for each type of stat so that you can compare your progress to your friends. So I need a new name for the group to reflect these changes, since total views count no longer reflects what the group will do. Please make suggestions in the comments below. I'll try think of a good prize for the best suggestion. 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495 bongodrummer 231917 232747 830 janw 229114 230331 1217 JamesRPatrick 224908 226068 1160 craftknowitall 213154 222933 9779 comodore 215037 215824 787 jen7714 210778 213892 3114 thermoelectric 210304 212936 2632 Nelson_Yepez 210075 211814 1739 Lynne+Bruning 209488 210373 885 Kaelessin 207796 208656 860 yokozuna 203165 204006 841 coolbeansbaby68 201631 203096 1465 Dr.Paj 194730 195680 950 RavingMadStudios 194074 195350 1276 Jimmy+Proton 166863 169220 2357 ynze 165813 166710 897 WYE_Lance 155400 159877 4477 lw119 151325 153304 1979 I_am_Canadian 150869 151526 657 The+Jamalam 150696 151100 404 DJ+Radio 146834 147716 882 HHarry 144129 146563 2434 marc.cryan 143403 144468 1065 wizgirl 140744 142242 1498 Goodhart 137479 138060 581 susanrm 133342 136072 2730 Mr.Sanchez 129250 130069 819 The+Papier+Boy 128630 129266 636 Killer%7ESafeCracker 123033 124578 1545 MichelMoermans 114003 114807 804 Biggsy 110807 112072 1265 dombeef 103982 104605 623 cammers 101116 102296 1180 blinkyblinky 99019 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23289 23711 422 Nostalgic+Guy 23489 23608 119 RollerScrapper 22499 22906 407 robot1398 22142 22594 452 zascecs 22327 22410 83 knexinventer 22071 22380 309 acidbass 21869 22119 250 username252 20642 20882 240 A-Nony-Mus 20441 20727 286 knexsuperbuilderfreak 19048 19104 56 bricabracwizard 18315 18577 262 Football+viking+boy 16432 16655 223 iproberry1 15501 16456 955 LoneWolf 15664 15886 222 masterochicken 15613 15685 72 Kryptonite 15199 15450 251 Super_Nerd 14999 15437 438 Mahmoud+Alaa 13740 14629 889 RNB 14214 14350 136 NatNoBrains 14104 14251 147 FrozenStar 13654 13819 165 king1000 12873 12963 90 NachoMahma 12901 12919 18 moocowdog 12254 12362 108 cherishcherub 12074 12118 44 furrysalamander 11673 11865 192 slithien 11326 11447 121 TheMacyC 11095 11366 271 Kaptain+Kool 10761 10927 166 35Timmy 9487 9697 210 wareneutron 8966 9119 153 tech+dawg 8677 9047 370 thegeeke 7638 7900 262 tbcross 7807 7878 71 Randomguy65 7447 7568 121 ElvenChild 7121 7200 79 emilyvanleemput 6334 6975 641 happyjo 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Topic by Jayefuu    |  last reply


Total Views Count - 05/01/2012

Sorry, I've not posted one of these in a while. Enough people left me comments and messages this week that I finally remembered to run the Perl script again! In fact, it's been just over two months! Sorry! ----- This forum topic is a printout of the results of a Perl script I run weekly. To be included in it, join this  group. The Perl script visits the profile page of each member of the group and extracts their Total Views then saves them to a file that can be opened by me in Excel. I then post the last 3 columns so everyone can compare their weekly gain with their friends. While you can easily see this data for you on the You page, this script allows people to compare their success/gain with their friends. I hand out patches as achievements when members of the group reach 50k, 100k, 250k, 500k and 1m views. Member 03/11/11 05/01/12 Gain scoochmaroo 6,600,376 7,401,798 801,422 canida 5,439,545 5,823,260 383,715 fungus amungus 4,793,197 5,080,242 287,045 randofo 4,048,204 4,368,061 319,857 Honus 3,079,131 3,190,389 111,258 jessyratfink 2,591,335 2,858,084 266,749 Kiteman 2,215,288 2,320,883 105,595 Plasmana 2,192,846 2,281,428 88,582 Tool Using Animal 1,875,335 1,931,677 56,342 ChrysN 1,279,903 1,558,242 278,339 drinkmorecoffee 1,267,732 1,359,648 91,916 Creativeman 1,251,922 1,359,487 107,565 T3h_Muffinator 1,267,989 1,318,602 50,613 killerjackalope 1,264,677 1,312,446 47,769 zieak 1,237,117 1,298,112 60,995 chr 1,120,857 1,275,638 154,781 mikeasaurus 943,756 1,212,036 268,280 gmjhowe 1,167,653 1,197,282 29,629 lemonie 1,089,107 1,149,195 60,088 Weissensteinburg 1,081,279 1,143,796 62,517 frenzy 1,003,559 1,122,970 119,411 seamster 1,088,995 1,072,081 - Frivolous Engineering   1,061,074 - shesparticular 791,420 842,966 51,546 Brennn10 802,254 831,031 28,777 mikey77 775,713 826,548 50,835 jeff-o 738,629 768,281 29,652 CameronSS 731,038 743,245 12,207 scraptopower 645,811 710,935 65,124 PKM 673,603 703,576 29,973 aeray 648,089 701,048 52,959 laxap 632,033 680,935 48,902 ModMischief 611,105 671,805 60,700 depotdevoid 586,848 636,821 49,973 belsey 550,311 587,464 37,153 starshipminivan 537,606 584,265 46,659 Mrballeng 466,073 583,402 117,329 Jayefuu 521,631 548,079 26,448 Gadget Gangster 346,948 425,989 79,041 AngryRedhead 377,868 418,552 40,684 BrittLiv 330,025 370,615 40,590 rimar2000 330,368 360,389 30,021 Spl1nt3rC3ll 327,857 335,468 7,611 Vyger 302,428 309,273 6,845 mary candy 262,027 304,638 42,611 KentsOkay 294,335 304,354 10,019 scooter76 294,186 302,435 8,249 rickharris 277,132 293,075 15,943 Ninzerbean 260,270 278,490 18,220 vishalapar 209,727 265,645 55,918 Greasetattoo 239,264 265,583 26,319 Xellers 228,118 246,422 18,304 Lithium Rain 228,759 246,170 17,411 Technochicken 224,747 241,025 16,278 dark sponge 214,002 221,469 7,467 bongodrummer 201,099 209,954 8,855 Hiyadudez 195,005 207,443 12,438 bertus52x11 195,446 207,306 11,860 uniqueutopia 191,079 205,975 14,896 comodore 188,957 197,465 8,508 sunshiine 136,255 196,396 60,141 janw 180,312 192,457 12,145 Kaelessin 181,985 189,137 7,152 yokozuna 178,845 185,264 6,419 iminthebathroom 164,935 183,937 19,002 Lynne Bruning 174,823 183,491 8,668 JamesRPatrick 160,610 182,770 22,160 Dr.Paj 170,862 177,375 6,513 annahowardshaw 128,853 173,428 44,575 thermoelectric 155,281 167,398 12,117 RavingMadStudios 157,832 167,207 9,375 bajablue 147,799 167,113 19,314 Nelson_Yepez 154,663 166,197 11,534 jen7714 135,483 156,646 21,163 ynze 137,070 145,621 8,551 The Jamalam 138,845 141,963 3,118 I_am_Canadian 133,964 138,691 4,727 DJ Radio 120,771 127,898 7,127 Goodhart 119,726 124,855 5,129 Jimmy Proton 96,136 116,545 20,409 wizgirl 105,280 114,276 8,996 marc.cryan   111,485 - The Papier Boy   109,429 - Mr.Sanchez 98,976 108,539 9,563 lw119   107,852 - Killer%7ESafeCracker 92,624 99,764 7,140 MichelMoermans 90,570 98,582 8,012 HHarry 57,005 93,477 36,472 dombeef 81,076 88,259 7,183 Biggsy 77,399 85,705 8,306 susanrm 38,051 82,096 44,045 mman1506 76,088 81,188 5,100 Shadowman39 71,165 74,990 3,825 Re-design 68,563 72,413 3,850 agis68 68,569 72,286 3,717 fjordcarver   69,235 - ajleece 66,542 68,624 2,082 KoffeeKommando 53,033 66,463 13,430 The Ideanator 61,794 66,114 4,320 arthurb 59,750 62,383 2,633 cammers 50,806 61,776 10,970 kelseymh 57,161 60,874 3,713 TNEN 58,175 60,710 2,535 beanieostrich 49,399 60,321 10,922 Sunkicked 56,234 58,409 2,175 LargeMouthBass 49,003 58,404 9,401 EmmettO 53,757 57,171 3,414 TitanTechRobotics 52,359 56,269 3,910 coolpizzadude 53,712 55,902 2,190 cdawisconsin 38,054 53,837 15,783 mkanoap   53,165 - jwystup 44,991 51,796 6,805 TSC 47,006 51,653 4,647 Berkin 47,652 50,825 3,173 knuckel 47,194 49,407 2,213 TabbyDeAnne 37,077 49,347 12,270 Win Guy 41,712 48,302 6,590 diyoutdoorsman 40,710 47,869 7,159 nickodemus 43,297 46,470 3,173 iceng 37,657 44,559 6,902 Z.Backas 40,199 43,490 3,291 ahrshin 39,480 42,835 3,355 lilyfrancis 40,592 42,790 2,198 blinkyblinky   42,052 - lizzyastro 37,093 41,443 4,350 kcls 35,918 41,292 5,374 MotaBoi 38,556 40,283 1,727 cbm104 34,559 37,558 2,999 krysteanuh 32,674 37,542 4,868 patriots8888 35,048 37,512 2,464 steveastrouk 33,852 36,643 2,791 possum888 33,921 36,291 2,370 Data643 32,951 35,147 2,196 Rob O 32,490 34,768 2,278 tqwerty 29,435 34,318 4,883 Mimikry 28,617 34,296 5,679 shadowninja31 31,879 33,292 1,413 Winged Fist 20,533 32,667 12,134 peguiono 30,724 32,243 1,519 Tornado96 29,465 32,088 2,623 splazem 25,880 30,715 4,835 Derin 28,380 30,219 1,839 plane phanatic 28,216 29,657 1,441 zack247 25,295 29,477 4,182 drknotter 24,810 28,797 3,987 CrayfishYAY 26,754 28,687 1,933 qazwsx755 24,907 28,467 3,560 m6233555m 27,097 27,759 662 lil larry 24,701 27,606 2,905 Knex_Gun_Builder 26,216 27,022 806 monsterlego 12,086 25,638 13,552 Dr. Pepper 22,807 25,031 2,224 zurichko 22,466 24,523 2,057 fdmjh 21,585 24,215 2,630 Tom Buckey 22,449 23,139 690 aeronut01 21,419 23,014 1,595 floris2burn 21,561 22,941 1,380 Legofanatic 21,018 22,703 1,685 nutsandbolts_64 19,505 21,400 1,895 ilpug 15,191 21,042 5,851 Twinmum 17,334 21,023 3,689 zascecs 19,994 20,737 743 Sorunome 16,071 20,225 4,154 Nostalgic Guy 18,049 19,883 1,834 mJusticz 17,812 19,341 1,529 knexsuperbuilderfreak 16,848 18,001 1,153 acidbass 16,072 17,393 1,321 colorex 13,028 17,234 4,206 knexinventer 13,547 16,271 2,724 A-Nony-Mus 12,069 15,005 2,936 username252 11,384 14,331 2,947 masterochicken 13,776 14,207 431 NachoMahma 12,104 12,370 266 Kryptonite 10,896 11,913 1,017 king1000   11,853 - Football viking boy 9,545 11,622 2,077 FrozenStar 10,392 11,310 918 NatNoBrains 9,195 11,165 1,970 LoneWolf 9,588 10,959 1,371 moocowdog 9,120 10,535 1,415 cherishcherub 9,619 10,429 810 RNB 6,830 10,021 3,191 slithien 8,887 9,575 688 Super_Nerd 5,718 8,227 2,509 RollerScrapper 7,127 8,045 918 Kaptain Kool 5,358 6,765 1,407 wareneutron 6,082 6,705 623 tbcross 5,778 6,324 546 Randomguy65 4,903 5,764 861 MegaMetal8%28Left Ibles%29 5,363 5,737 374 jamesdude 5,415 5,653 238 happyjo 4,711 5,398 687 furrysalamander   5,281 - 35Timmy 3,841 5,245 1,404 ElvenChild 2,796 5,177 2,381 BladeFyre Studios 4,513 5,135 622 solarblade90 4,421 4,943 522 9400dk 4,703 4,828 125 nfk11 3,517 4,378 861 mg0930mg 4,082 4,323 241 Jag56 3,820 4,264 444 AwesomeSwordGuy 2,921 3,371 450 neuropol 2,864 3,270 406 TheAwesomestDude 2,359 3,265 906 cj81499 2,881 2,953 72 shadon 2,498 2,892 394 gmxx   2,499 - LivStoleYourPie 1,819 2,250 431 cyanyears 1,728 2,126 398 White Shadow   1,974 - Mutantflame 1,880 1,961 81 vicvelcro 837 1,295 458 FastLearner 1,079 1,177 98 iproberry1   1,107 - PotatoCoffee   841 - Karma Charger18 550 834 284 kyleslab 541 708 167 daredevil499   580 - Alexvolos1 338 420 82 CeruleanPhoenix   408 - Fr-Pa-Co 375 400 25 heratio 209 223 14 %28YOUR N 197 220 23 lightingever   5 -

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New comment entry widget

I'm surprised I'm the first to mention this, but the new comment/reply entry box took me rather by surprise today.I'm probably going to be called a Luddite for this, but can I make a request for the ability to choose between the new and old methods (preferably by a setting on the member profile) if this is at all technically feasible?I know the new input widget is probably more user-friendly and allows richer content etc., buta) it's noticeably slow on my quad-core work box with 4GB of RAMb) inserting things like links (which I do a lot) and just pasting text takes longer than it used to- once you know the code it becomes second naturec) it means I now can't comment at all from my mobile device, and I can't be the only one.Thoughts from those with comment counts in the multi-thousands and (if any find the thread) new arrivals?

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Achiev'ibles - 12/08/2012

This forum topic shows who reached what patch milestones this week! What is Achiev'ibles? Achiev'ibles is an automated achievement system for Instructables by Jayefuu and Canucksgirl. It evolved from the old Total Views group. It uses a mix of Perl and PHP to record your Instructables profile stats each morning. We have a list of patches, these are automatically assigned each morning as and when you reach a milestone! Once a week we post a summary of who's achieved what so that you can congratulate/encourage friends. How do I join? Leave a comment below and I'll add you to the database. I can't currently automatically include members of the group. Who achieved what this week? - Sunday 05/08/2012 - Sunday 12/08/2012 Total Views: DoctorDv mistyp Subscribers: emilyvanleemput starshipminivan ChrysN Comments: emilyvanleemput News: I'm still working on some new features. Canucksgirl has done patch artwork for several more stats and I'll hopefully be able to catch up on the programming to include these soon!

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Profile page: orange box says 7 comments, but to the right it says no comments have yet been made.

I have noticed this with a few profiles:  the count in the orange summary box to the left says "some number" of comments have been made, and to the right it is noted that NO comments have been made;  for instance: * 0 * Total Views0 * Comments 7 Send Patch Private Message Gender: ROBOT Instructables rss rss the black jesus has not posted any instructables yet... Patches the black jesus has not received any patches yet... send the black jesus a patch! Comments the black jesus has not posted any comments yet... Orangeboard Add Comm

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Achiev'ibles

Despite the title, no it's not quite ready yet. Almost! But not quite. I have all the patches, and I get an email every morning telling me who's earned what patch. So far it all seems to be working nicely, I've just not turned on the automatic patch sending. I'm holding off a little while longer just to check it all works nicely. Here's a list of total views from the past week. Scoochmaroo's set to be the first author to ever reach 10 MILLION total views as she's got less than 100k to 10M and has consistently topped 100K views a week for the last few months. If you'd like to be on the list, please post a comment because I can't currently add users automatically due to an Instructables group bug. Name 19/07/2012 26/07/2012 Gain scoochmaroo 9862879 9963418 100539 canida 6743964 6785924 41960 fungus+amungus 5765283 5793348 28065 randofo 5340134 5382776 42642 jessyratfink 3736663 3784555 47892 Honus 3491383 3503374 11991 Kiteman 2611637 2622183 10546 Plasmana 2546540 2557056 10516 ChrysN 2236483 2261953 25470 Tool+Using+Animal 2113652 2120986 7334 Creativeman 1731138 1744489 13351 chr 1629798 1642581 12783 mikeasaurus 1623771 1642207 18436 drinkmorecoffee 1618809 1628173 9364 killerjackalope 1488533 1494428 5895 T3h_Muffinator 1423214 1427140 3926 zieak 1410445 1416651 6206 frenzy 1368128 1378928 10800 Weissensteinburg 1313930 1320806 6876 lemonie 1297169 1301829 4660 gmjhowe 1293467 1296557 3090 Frivolous+Engineering 1125458 1129239 3781 mikey77 990135 995500 5365 shesparticular 969014 973341 4327 Brennn10 937720 941375 3655 jeff-o 890111 894721 4610 scraptopower 879821 886805 6984 ModMischief 859388 876819 17431 Mrballeng 852056 861884 9828 aeray 846058 851737 5679 CameronSS 831238 837346 6108 laxap 779017 781781 2764 PKM 775668 778475 2807 starshipminivan 734945 741293 6348 depotdevoid 737387 740743 3356 belsey 716368 720238 3870 Jayefuu 680967 683748 2781 Gadget+Gangster 587747 592553 4806 BrittLiv 526421 531895 5474 AngryRedhead 516919 519972 3053 rimar2000 473935 476712 2777 mary+candy 384418 387334 2916 vishalapr 383130 384937 1807 Spl1nt3rC3ll 375659 377280 1621 Vyger 342452 344366 1914 Greasetattoo 339637 342999 3362 rickharris 339925 341722 1797 KentsOkay 340069 341476 1407 Ninzerbean 324663 326689 2026 scooter76 320388 320860 472 sunshiine 309830 316726 6896 Lithium+Rain 312322 315517 3195 Computothought 296295 300944 4649 Xellers 293256 295028 1772 Technochicken 283295 284761 1466 AndyGadget 278226 279476 1250 knife141 277133 279416 2283 bajablue 269106 278183 9077 craftknowitall 233558 260177 26619 justjonty 256551 258576 2025 Hiyadudez 242799 243832 1033 annahowardshaw 239462 241925 2463 iminthebathroom 240273 241407 1134 bertus52x11 237687 239138 1451 dark+sponge 234117 234562 445 bongodrummer 233442 234131 689 janw 231263 232399 1136 JamesRPatrick 226932 228068 1136 jen7714 216109 218922 2813 comodore 216373 217028 655 thermoelectric 214818 217008 2190 Nelson_Yepez 213065 214632 1567 Lynne+Bruning 211147 212214 1067 Kaelessin 209249 210035 786 coolbeansbaby68 204279 205497 1218 yokozuna 204633 205302 669 RavingMadStudios 196594 197811 1217 Dr.Paj 196312 197098 786 Jimmy+Proton 171284 173712 2428 ynze 167709 169281 1572 WYE_Lance 162575 165879 3304 HHarry 148153 163431 15278 lw119 155337 157357 2020 I_am_Canadian 151955 152459 504 The+Jamalam 151397 151769 372 DJ+Radio 148497 149295 798 marc.cryan 145743 148164 2421 wizgirl 143227 144893 1666 susanrm 138215 140801 2586 Goodhart 138488 139018 530 Mr.Sanchez 130730 131416 686 The+Papier+Boy 129823 130441 618 Killer%7ESafeCracker 125955 127263 1308 fjordcarver 111485 118671 7186 MichelMoermans 115412 116146 734 Biggsy 113013 114024 1011 dombeef 105004 105538 534 cammers 102974 103870 896 blinkyblinky 102155 103554 1399 mman1506 100309 100964 655 KoffeeKommando 92703 93383 680 monsterlego 87327 89101 1774 Shadowman39 87333 87843 510 beanieostrich 85097 85833 736 LargeMouthBass 84193 85072 879 Re-design 83566 84080 514 agis68 82884 83345 461 The+Ideanator 76852 77234 382 ajleece 73721 73866 145 diyoutdoorsman 71745 72509 764 kelseymh 71604 72035 431 cdawisconsin 71049 71836 787 TabbyDeAnne 70166 70810 644 Winged+Fist 69809 70803 994 TitanTechRobotics 69261 69627 366 arthurb 68233 68474 241 coolpizzadude 65808 66292 484 Sunkicked 65907 66270 363 EmmettO 65327 65560 233 Win+Guy 63832 64267 435 mkanoap 62987 63359 372 jwystup 60848 61158 310 lizzyastro 58616 59677 1061 nickodemus 55794 56155 361 iceng 55344 55771 427 knuckel 55337 55603 266 TSC 52019 52348 329 cbm104 51121 51586 465 kcls 51080 51490 410 Mimikry 50604 51215 611 ilpug 50283 50973 690 ahrshin 50224 50866 642 Z.Backas 49960 50201 241 krysteanuh 49055 49594 539 lilyfrancis 48220 48394 174 Berkin 59547 48370 -11177 razvan_iycdi 45324 46591 1267 tqwerty 45368 45729 361 steveastrouk 45398 45703 305 Bot1398 44477 45682 1205 MotaBoi 45287 45448 161 patriots8888 45189 45437 248 Rob+O 44720 45120 400 possum888 43628 43924 296 zack247 41983 42446 463 drknotter 41806 42145 339 splazem 41294 41692 398 Tornado96 41243 41643 400 qazwsx755 40400 40921 521 Data643 40067 40307 240 canucksgirl 36647 37729 1082 lil+larry 36533 36934 401 shadowninja31 36737 36893 156 Sorunome 36085 36602 517 Derin 35880 36104 224 peguiono 35240 35349 109 plane+phanatic 33692 33848 156 zurichko 31315 31580 265 CrayfishYAY 31098 31175 77 Dr.+Pepper 29948 30106 158 rrkrose 29948 29898 -50 poofrabbit 29022 29869 847 Twinmum 29071 29373 302 m6233555m 29064 29107 43 Knex_Gun_Builder 28979 29051 72 fdmjh 28410 28591 181 nutsandbolts_64 27935 28206 271 Legofanatic 27927 28191 264 aeronut01 27643 27851 208 bwrussell 25908 26978 1070 colorex 26466 26779 313 Zaphod+Beetlebrox 25566 26487 921 mJusticz 26081 26362 281 floris2burn 25487 25561 74 Tom+Buckey 25093 25188 95 mistyp 23969 24283 314 Nostalgic+Guy 23722 23830 108 RollerScrapper 23225 23530 305 robot1398 22880 23179 299 knexinventer 22595 22910 315 zascecs 22467 22532 65 acidbass 22294 22473 179 username252 21036 21238 202 A-Nony-Mus 20915 21137 222 bricabracwizard 18775 20327 1552 knexsuperbuilderfreak 19148 19194 46 iproberry1 17119 17751 632 Football+viking+boy 16810 16957 147 Mahmoud+Alaa 15423 16650 1227 LoneWolf 16041 16190 149 Super_Nerd 15738 16049 311 Kryptonite 15635 15826 191 masterochicken 15749 15808 59 RNB 14491 14595 104 NatNoBrains 14343 14471 128 FrozenStar 13881 13949 68 king1000 13014 13049 35 NachoMahma 12934 12952 18 moocowdog 12441 12493 52 cherishcherub 12144 12195 51 furrysalamander 11991 12113 122 TheMacyC 11553 11832 279 slithien 11515 11649 134 Kaptain+Kool 11049 11172 123 35Timmy 9853 10041 188 tech+dawg 9453 9998 545 wareneutron 9239 9354 115 thegeeke 8147 8568 421 emilyvanleemput 7500 8041 541 tbcross 7913 7967 54 Randomguy65 7686 7857 171 ElvenChild 7289 7345 56 happyjo 6984 7037 53 MegaMetal8 6726 6758 32 BLUEBLOBS2 5648 6388 740 solarblade90 6210 6260 50 jamesdude 6206 6226 20 Jag56 5905 5999 94 BladeFyre+Studios 5951 5997 46 nfk11 5689 5726 37 TheAwesomestDude 5272 5332 60 rockhardmj 5046 5276 230 White+Shadow 5105 5265 160 9400dk 5035 5045 10 mg0930mg 4754 4763 9 neuropol 4667 4725 58 iApple+guy 4492 4583 91 Thergox 4492 4467 -25 AwesomeSwordGuy 4235 4261 26 shadon 3750 3777 27 LivStoleYourPie 3505 3552 47 cj81499 3085 3090 5 cyanyears 2976 3001 25 PotatoCoffee 2868 2949 81 gmxx 2857 2884 27 Black+Panther+Knex 2308 2326 18 vicvelcro 2223 2261 38 j.g.kuster 2145 2185 40 Mutantflame 2125 2126 1 The+Chunky+Sniper%21 1793 1835 42 FastLearner 1609 1620 11 daredevil499 1549 1567 18 protolabs 1166 1214 48 kyleslab 1072 1093 21 Jeff+Kallaus 1045 1049 4 CeruleanPhoenix 817 834 17 Alexvolos1 609 616 7 Fr-Pa-Co 482 485 3 %28YOUR+N 270 272 2 heratio 249 249 0 schumi23 128 136 8 lightingever 14 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Total Views Count - 30/09/2010

Heya, here's this week's! Quite a lot of interesting stuff happened this week, and I added the percentage gain as a column. Want to summarise for me? Post in the comments and I'll add it here :) Don't know what the deuce I'm talking about? See here. Instructabler 24/09/2010 30/09/2010                              gain       % gain canida 3,627,875 3,658,688 30,813 0.842187145 scoochmaroo 2,702,208 2,743,528 41,320 1.506089969 Kiteman 1,633,436 1,640,632 7,196 0.438611462 Plasmana 1,492,928 1,500,418 7,490 0.499194225 Tool Using Animal 1,487,143 1,492,640 5,497 0.368273663 killerjackalope 888,631 895,559 6,928 0.77359504 gmjhowe 870,524 875,390 4,866 0.555866528 SaskView 759,324 763,716 4,392 0.575082884 lemonie 699,648 705,301 5,653 0.80150177 PKM 484,135 486,453 2,318 0.476510578 ChrysN 461,260 467,936 6,676 1.42669083 mikey77 458,072 461,238 3,166 0.686413522 laxap 395,597 398,350 2,753 0.691100791 jeff-o 386,836 393,752 6,916 1.756435523 depotdevoid 299,414 305,107 5,693 1.865902782 Jayefuu 250,194 278,139 27,945 10.04713471 Spl1nt3rC3ll 266,601 267,475 874 0.32675951 KentsOkay 229,513 230,666 1,153 0.499856936 ModMischief 221,543 225,973 4,430 1.9604112 reukpower 219,479 223,387 3,908 1.749430361 Doctor What 197,317 198,248 931 0.469613817 AngryRedhead 169,293 170,607 1,314 0.770191141 comodore 143,985 144,781 796 0.549795899 Lithium Rain 132,160 133,157 997 0.748740209 yokozuna 130,576 130,989 413 0.315293651 Ninzerbean 123,686 126,763 3,077 2.427364452 Kaelessin 124,357 125,729 1,372 1.091235912 Lynne Bruning 118,895 119,533 638 0.53374382 The Jamalam 114,258 114,665 407 0.35494702 BrittLiv 110,721 112,942 2,221 1.966496078 Hiyadudez 108,357 110,259 1,902 1.725029249 bertus52x11 102,117 104,099 1,982 1.90395681 thermoelectric 87,987 88,916 929 1.044806334 Goodhart 79,169 81,413 2,244 2.756316559 DJ Radio 78,308 78,886 578 0.732702888 janw 69,575 70,156 581 0.828154399 RavingMadStudios 61,712 65,922 4,210 6.386335366 MichelMoermans 51,440 52,214 774 1.482361053 Killer%7ESafeCracker 47,773 49,646 1,873 3.772710792 TNEN 42,571 42,863 292 0.681240231 kelseymh 41,178 41,403 225 0.543438881 Sunkicked 39,518 40,495 977 2.412643536 Berkin 33,014 33,354 340 1.019367992 Shadowman39 26,817 27,963 1,146 4.098272718 knuckel 25,767 26,206 439 1.675188888 The Ideanator 23,861 24,618 757 3.074985783 nickodemus 22,991 23,646 655 2.770024528 m6233555m 22,478 22,524 46 0.204226603 peguiono 20,889 21,099 210 0.995307834 artificialintelligence 19,854 20,177 323 1.600832631 MotaBoi 17,361 18,509 1,148 6.202388027 plane phanatic 18,222 18,381 159 0.865023666 Derin 17,884 18,037 153 0.848256362 Rsbarr96 17,730 17,895 165 0.922045264 TSC 16,655 17,094 439 2.568152568 possum888 16,648 16,809 161 0.957820215 zascecs 15,632 15,708 76 0.483829896 steveastrouk 15,493 15,669 176 1.123236965 tombuckey 14,859 14,976 117 0.78125 jwystup 12,817 14,324 1,507 10.52080424 knexsuperbulderfreak 12,681 12,747 66 0.517768887 kcls 11,695 12,069 374 3.098848289 uberdum05 11,052 11,145 93 0.834454913 floris2burn 10,605 10,820 215 1.987060998 jen7714   10,588   0 Legofanatic 10,259 10,501 242 2.304542425 NachoMahma 10,044 10,086 42 0.416418798 masterochicken 9,307 9,363 56 0.5980989 qazwsx755 8,041 8,231 190 2.308346495 acidbass 7,512 7,636 124 1.623886852 lizzyastro 5,634 5,789 155 2.677491795 Kryptonite 5,590 5,644 54 0.956768249 cherishcherub 4,437 4,544 107 2.354753521 zero.gx 4,264 4,303 39 0.906344411 jamesdude 3,531 3,565 34 0.95371669 moocowdog 3,287 3,419 132 3.860778005 Jimmy Proton 2,146 2,605 459 17.61996161 megametal8 2,422 2,482 60 2.417405318 cj81499 2,325 2,333 8 0.342906129 slithien 2,050 2,192 142 6.47810219 sorunome 1,307 1,478 171 11.56968877 solarblade90   1,270   0 RNB 625 634 9 1.41955836 shadon 497 534 37 6.928838951 dombeef 438 453 15 3.311258278 randomguy65 343 365 22 6.02739726 knexman1999 135 150 15 10

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Fun Things to Do - Alzheimer's Eye Test

This is a really fun thing I discovered. Count how many "f"s or "F"s are in the following passage. Finished files are the result of years of scientific study combined with the experience of years... Did you count 3? Well, congratulations. you're wrong! In fact there are actually 6. (Count them!) The reason for this? The brain cannot process "of" as individual letters when reading! Of course, if you counted 6 first time then you must either be a genius or... well... just happen to know how to spell "of". Leave a comment behind, and tell me what you think.

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Total Views Count - 21/07/2012 soon to be Achiev'ibles

Here's this week's total views count. I'm getting closer to finishing the new version, which thanks to ChrysN will be now be called Achiev'ibles! To summarise, there will no longer be a weekly topic containing your total views gain. Instead you'll be awarded patches for achieving milestones for Total Views, Comments, Instructables, Instructables Featured, Following, Subscribers and Topics. Future updates should see you also getting patches for your Instructable being in a Newsletter and for being featured on a famous blog or website. Lastly, drop to the bottom to see the forum topic's image! Canucksgirl's been working on the patch designs for the new version of the group. They look great! Name 14/07/2012 21/07/2012 Gain scoochmaroo 9794144 9891679 97535 canida 6712566 6755921 43355 fungus+amungus 5742853 5773945 31092 randofo 5310740 5349829 39089 jessyratfink 3706945 3750503 43558 Honus 3482519 3494950 12431 Kiteman 2603923 2614945 11022 Plasmana 2538669 2549528 10859 ChrysN 2202852 2243251 40399 Tool+Using+Animal 2108167 2115854 7687 Creativeman 1720749 1735147 14398 chr 1620175 1633423 13248 mikeasaurus 1614188 1630874 16686 drinkmorecoffee 1612224 1621168 8944 killerjackalope 1484329 1490109 5780 T3h_Muffinator 1420803 1424263 3460 zieak 1407466 1411769 4303 frenzy 1360567 1370957 10390 Weissensteinburg 1308979 1315836 6857 lemonie 1293536 1298383 4847 gmjhowe 1291244 1294297 3053 Frivolous+Engineering 1121987 1126930 4943 mikey77 984363 991965 7602 shesparticular 966022 970387 4365 Brennn10 935057 938783 3726 jeff-o 886912 891299 4387 scraptopower 874137 881773 7636 ModMischief 841158 864593 23435 Mrballeng 811972 855342 43370 aeray 841302 847678 6376 CameronSS 827463 832639 5176 laxap 776524 779767 3243 PKM 773457 776415 2958 depotdevoid 734983 738284 3301 starshipminivan 729555 737014 7459 belsey 713488 717412 3924 Jayefuu 679036 681754 2718 Gadget+Gangster 584472 589175 4703 BrittLiv 524376 527337 2961 AngryRedhead 514622 517863 3241 rimar2000 471792 474640 2848 mary+candy 381937 385076 3139 vishalapr 381594 383643 2049 Spl1nt3rC3ll 374363 376116 1753 Vyger 341325 342835 1510 Greasetattoo 337040 340561 3521 KentsOkay 339095 340450 1355 rickharris 338666 340360 1694 Ninzerbean 323205 325226 2021 scooter76 320024 320531 507 Lithium+Rain 310175 313126 2951 sunshiine 304648 311749 7101 Computothought 293202 297613 4411 Xellers 292042 293756 1714 Technochicken 282198 283684 1486 AndyGadget 276335 278606 2271 knife141 275399 277704 2305 bajablue 265859 270809 4950 justjonty 254891 257149 2258 craftknowitall 224349 250274 25925 Hiyadudez 241552 243102 1550 iminthebathroom 239456 240604 1148 annahowardshaw 237717 240190 2473 bertus52x11 236885 238344 1459 dark+sponge 233746 234237 491 bongodrummer 232856 233649 793 janw 230444 231614 1170 JamesRPatrick 226205 227205 1000 jen7714 214219 216947 2728 comodore 215903 216557 654 thermoelectric 213206 215489 2283 Nelson_Yepez 211993 213541 1548 Lynne+Bruning 210463 211636 1173 Kaelessin 208729 209433 704 yokozuna 204102 204830 728 coolbeansbaby68 203284 204676 1392 RavingMadStudios 195544 196982 1438 Dr.Paj 195797 196513 716 Jimmy+Proton 169572 171938 2366 ynze 166974 167981 1007 WYE_Lance 160368 163430 3062 HHarry 146778 159963 13185 lw119 153569 155731 2162 I_am_Canadian 151569 152072 503 The+Jamalam 151137 151488 351 DJ+Radio 147866 148745 879 marc.cryan 144662 146798 2136 wizgirl 142381 143819 1438 susanrm 136406 139041 2635 Goodhart 138124 138622 498 Mr.Sanchez 130187 130916 729 The+Papier+Boy 129344 129989 645 Killer%7ESafeCracker 124749 126290 1541 fjordcarver 102273 116380 14107 MichelMoermans 114902 115589 687 Biggsy 112201 113297 1096 dombeef 104672 105166 494 cammers 102401 103206 805 blinkyblinky 100994 102618 1624 mman1506 99802 100502 700 KoffeeKommando 91686 92937 1251 monsterlego 82636 87895 5259 Shadowman39 87031 87480 449 beanieostrich 84463 85313 850 LargeMouthBass 83461 84473 1012 Re-design 83210 83702 492 agis68 82505 83020 515 The+Ideanator 76557 76960 403 ajleece 73560 73759 199 diyoutdoorsman 71112 71949 837 kelseymh 71252 71733 481 cdawisconsin 70534 71290 756 TabbyDeAnne 69590 70341 751 Winged+Fist 69106 70106 1000 TitanTechRobotics 68899 69360 461 arthurb 68085 68292 207 Sunkicked 65648 66004 356 coolpizzadude 65503 65933 430 EmmettO 65104 65394 290 Win+Guy 63486 63968 482 mkanoap 62744 63111 367 jwystup 60641 60927 286 Berkin 59294 59635 341 lizzyastro 58165 58814 649 nickodemus 55537 55910 373 iceng 54834 55477 643 knuckel 55120 55419 299 TSC 51766 52114 348 cbm104 50795 51269 474 kcls 50852 51165 313 Mimikry 50237 50776 539 ahrshin 49938 50529 591 ilpug 49365 50503 1138 Z.Backas 49812 50041 229 krysteanuh 48738 49235 497 lilyfrancis 48105 48268 163 razvan_iycdi 44505 45640 1135 steveastrouk 45011 45495 484 tqwerty 45089 45482 393 MotaBoi 45121 45329 208 patriots8888 44982 45261 279 Rob+O 44259 44832 573 Bot1398 43650 44818 1168 possum888 43428 43711 283 zack247 41609 42126 517 drknotter 41522 41900 378 splazem 40970 41411 441 Tornado96 40930 41325 395 qazwsx755 40000 40561 561 Data643 39917 40143 226 canucksgirl 35921 36970 1049 shadowninja31 36635 36787 152 lil+larry 36225 36655 430 Sorunome 35713 36260 547 Derin 35739 35942 203 peguiono 35157 35272 115 plane+phanatic 33557 33743 186 zurichko 31159 31388 229 CrayfishYAY 31007 31120 113 Dr.+Pepper 29782 30002 220 poofrabbit 28326 29225 899 Twinmum 28887 29165 278 m6233555m 29021 29079 58 Knex_Gun_Builder 28927 28997 70 fdmjh 28273 28476 203 nutsandbolts_64 27731 28013 282 Legofanatic 27704 28009 305 aeronut01 27481 27700 219 colorex 26205 26555 350 bwrussell 26205 26370 165 mJusticz 25728 26148 420 Zaphod+Beetlebrox 24652 25857 1205 floris2burn 25396 25506 110 Tom+Buckey 25044 25106 62 mistyp 23747 24054 307 Nostalgic+Guy 23633 23743 110 RollerScrapper 22965 23320 355 robot1398 22637 22975 338 knexinventer 22419 22668 249 zascecs 22419 22475 56 acidbass 22144 22354 210 username252 20908 21088 180 A-Nony-Mus 20757 20983 226 knexsuperbuilderfreak 19112 19165 53 bricabracwizard 18616 18846 230 iproberry1 16561 17294 733 Football+viking+boy 16687 16853 166 LoneWolf 15908 16072 164 Mahmoud+Alaa 14812 15959 1147 Super_Nerd 15499 15829 330 masterochicken 15691 15759 68 Kryptonite 15486 15722 236 RNB 14382 14522 140 NatNoBrains 14257 14398 141 FrozenStar 13824 13904 80 king1000 12975 13024 49 NachoMahma 12920 12942 22 moocowdog 12373 12452 79 cherishcherub 12118 12168 50 furrysalamander 11879 12046 167 TheMacyC 11389 11630 241 slithien 11454 11551 97 Kaptain+Kool 10951 11089 138 35Timmy 9722 9905 183 tech+dawg 9101 9601 500 wareneutron 9128 9268 140 thegeeke 7929 8387 458 tbcross 7880 7922 42 Randomguy65 7587 7749 162 emilyvanleemput 7075 7648 573 ElvenChild 7220 7307 87 happyjo 6941 7001 60 MegaMetal8 6675 6739 64 solarblade90 6184 6229 45 jamesdude 6187 6210 23 BladeFyre+Studios 5922 5963 41 Jag56 5852 5953 101 BLUEBLOBS2 4929 5879 950 nfk11 5664 5697 33 TheAwesomestDude 5234 5284 50 White+Shadow 5007 5147 140 rockhardmj 4912 5126 214 9400dk 5020 5038 18 mg0930mg 4744 4757 13 neuropol 4616 4686 70 iApple+guy 4410 4522 112 AwesomeSwordGuy 4208 4241 33 shadon 3729 3761 32 LivStoleYourPie 3482 3525 43 cj81499 3074 3085 11 cyanyears 2957 2983 26 PotatoCoffee 2817 2902 85 gmxx 2844 2867 23 Black+Panther+Knex 2292 2313 21 vicvelcro 2199 2239 40 j.g.kuster 2111 2157 46 Mutantflame 2123 2125 2 The+Chunky+Sniper%21 1757 1806 49 FastLearner 1596 1611 15 daredevil499 1522 1551 29 protolabs 1110 1185 75 kyleslab 1058 1082 24 Jeff+Kallaus 1037 1045 8 CeruleanPhoenix 806 823 17 Alexvolos1 607 610 3 Fr-Pa-Co 479 483 4 %28YOUR+N 267 270 3 heratio 247 249 2 schumi23 127 132 5 lightingever 14 14 0

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Total Views Count - 06/07/2012

Hi everyone. Here's this week's total views. Some members are working on new patch designs for the new patches I'll be handing out for comments, subscribers, number of instructables, forum topics, answers and subscriptions soon. I just moved house and I've not got a desk yet so I've not had anywhere to sit and code nor time to hand out patches manually yet. If someone wants to go through the list below and send me a list of who's owed what patch, I'll make the time to go through and send them manually before next week. Interestingly, most of the top members all have slightly less views this week compared to last week. Perhaps everyone was too busy partying on the 4th to visit Instructables? James User 29/06/2012 06/07/2012 Gain scoochmaroo 9567558 9670028 102470 canida 6621699 6657519 35820 fungus+amungus 5685979 5711630 25651 randofo 5143862 5212765 68903 jessyratfink 3620957 3657557 36600 Honus 3458226 3467797 9571 Kiteman 2581067 2588854 7787 Plasmana 2514783 2523009 8226 ChrysN 2136749 2158326 21577 Tool+Using+Animal 2091376 2099302 7926 Creativeman 1692508 1703660 11152 chr 1596307 1604709 8402 drinkmorecoffee 1593703 1600881 7178 mikeasaurus 1575847 1595317 19470 killerjackalope 1472077 1476643 4566 T3h_Muffinator 1413828 1416754 2926 zieak 1398999 1402150 3151 frenzy 1337871 1345887 8016 Weissensteinburg 1294102 1299736 5634 gmjhowe 1284167 1286808 2641 lemonie 1279085 1284224 5139 Frivolous+Engineering 1114063 1116051 1988 mikey77 972831 977033 4202 shesparticular 956215 960542 4327 Brennn10 927382 930316 2934 jeff-o 878857 882726 3869 scraptopower 858851 863400 4549 aeray 827428 832771 5343 CameronSS 814041 819310 5269 ModMischief 812563 816737 4174 Mrballeng 795980 802042 6062 laxap 770365 772728 2363 PKM 767407 769876 2469 depotdevoid 728446 730992 2546 starshipminivan 712786 719764 6978 belsey 704966 708406 3440 Jayefuu 673240 675497 2257 Gadget+Gangster 572045 578108 6063 BrittLiv 513120 519667 6547 AngryRedhead 507339 510068 2729 rimar2000 464651 467598 2947 vishalapr 377804 379242 1438 mary+candy 374995 376987 1992 Spl1nt3rC3ll 370582 371993 1411 Vyger 337019 338451 1432 KentsOkay 336442 337402 960 rickharris 334730 336311 1581 Greasetattoo 328371 332179 3808 Ninzerbean 319005 320479 1474 scooter76 319026 319445 419 Lithium+Rain 303928 306884 2956 sunshiine 291077 295675 4598 Xellers 288559 289671 1112 Computothought 283145 287153 4008 Technochicken 278577 280037 1460 AndyGadget 272312 273556 1244 knife141 270139 271969 1830 bajablue 258017 261325 3308 justjonty 251153 252368 1215 Hiyadudez 238477 239600 1123 iminthebathroom 237193 238070 877 bertus52x11 234463 235409 946 annahowardshaw 232643 234606 1963 dark+sponge 232768 233209 441 bongodrummer 231208 231917 709 janw 228242 229114 872 JamesRPatrick 223846 224908 1062 comodore 214394 215037 643 craftknowitall 205863 213154 7291 jen7714 208729 210778 2049 thermoelectric 208630 210304 1674 Nelson_Yepez 208884 210075 1191 Lynne+Bruning 208630 209488 858 Kaelessin 207054 207796 742 yokozuna 202540 203165 625 coolbeansbaby68 200495 201631 1136 Dr.Paj 194094 194730 636 RavingMadStudios 193219 194074 855 Jimmy+Proton 164480 166863 2383 ynze 165097 165813 716 WYE_Lance 150909 155400 4491 lw119 148871 151325 2454 I_am_Canadian 150398 150869 471 The+Jamalam 150349 150696 347 DJ+Radio 145970 146834 864 HHarry 142220 144129 1909 marc.cryan 142650 143403 753 wizgirl 139776 140744 968 Goodhart 137068 137479 411 susanrm 131415 133342 1927 Mr.Sanchez 128623 129250 627 The+Papier+Boy 128106 128630 524 Killer%7ESafeCracker 121084 123033 1949 MichelMoermans 113418 114003 585 Biggsy 109910 110807 897 dombeef 103515 103982 467 cammers 100327 101116 789 blinkyblinky 97936 99019 1083 mman1506 98410 98914 504 fjordcarver 97479 98243 764 KoffeeKommando 90204 90748 544 Shadowman39 85852 86281 429 beanieostrich 82496 83242 746 Re-design 82271 82631 360 LargeMouthBass 81544 82285 741 agis68 81661 81963 302 monsterlego 76941 78870 1929 The+Ideanator 75713 76100 387 ajleece 73052 73266 214 kelseymh 70359 70703 344 diyoutdoorsman 69591 70243 652 cdawisconsin 68960 69574 614 TabbyDeAnne 68104 68745 641 TitanTechRobotics 67631 68166 535 Winged+Fist 66989 68032 1043 arthurb 67655 67816 161 Sunkicked 64905 65232 327 coolpizzadude 64463 64900 437 EmmettO 64521 64758 237 Win+Guy 62472 62930 458 mkanoap 61649 61890 241 jwystup 60044 60273 229 Berkin 58258 58717 459 lizzyastro 56617 57181 564 nickodemus 54764 55093 329 knuckel 54547 54746 199 iceng 53457 53979 522 TSC 51083 51359 276 kcls 50132 50432 300 cbm104 49827 50199 372 ahrshin 49392 49588 196 Z.Backas 49322 49556 234 Mimikry 49121 49553 432 ilpug 47601 48274 673 krysteanuh 47917 48255 338 lilyfrancis 47834 47933 99 MotaBoi 44660 44822 162 patriots8888 44425 44628 203 tqwerty 44185 44565 380 steveastrouk 43915 44212 297 Rob+O 43577 43870 293 possum888 42820 43071 251 Bot1398 41279 42176 897 razvan_iycdi 40767 41177 410 zack247 40589 40998 409 drknotter 40666 40991 325 Tornado96 40016 40385 369 splazem 39854 40216 362 Data643 39509 39653 144 qazwsx755 38801 39263 462 shadowninja31 36365 36487 122 lil+larry 35373 35757 384 Derin 35260 35453 193 peguiono 34900 35004 104 Sorunome 33889 34825 936 canucksgirl 33855 34670 815 plane+phanatic 33230 33380 150 CrayfishYAY 30825 30893 68 zurichko 30614 30826 212 Dr.+Pepper 29439 29598 159 m6233555m 28900 28963 63 Knex_Gun_Builder 28760 28813 53 Twinmum 28265 28514 249 fdmjh 27917 28052 135 Legofanatic 27225 27398 173 nutsandbolts_64 27092 27358 266 aeronut01 27079 27198 119 poofrabbit 26419 27190 771 colorex 25459 25696 237 floris2burn 25186 25290 104 mJusticz 24752 25146 394 Tom+Buckey 24768 24905 137 Nostalgic+Guy 23344 23489 145 mistyp 22931 23289 358 RollerScrapper 22220 22499 279 zascecs 22268 22327 59 robot1398 21870 22142 272 knexinventer 21895 22071 176 acidbass 21648 21869 221 username252 20458 20642 184 A-Nony-Mus 20254 20441 187 knexsuperbuilderfreak 19012 19048 36 bricabracwizard 18131 18315 184 Zaphod+Beetlebrox 15411 17969 2558 Football+viking+boy 16244 16432 188 LoneWolf 15541 15664 123 masterochicken 15543 15613 70 iproberry1 14393 15501 1108 Kryptonite 15035 15199 164 Super_Nerd 14711 14999 288 RNB 14076 14214 138 NatNoBrains 13981 14104 123 Mahmoud+Alaa 13067 13740 673 FrozenStar 13588 13654 66 NachoMahma 12887 12901 14 king1000 12811 12873 62 moocowdog 12181 12254 73 cherishcherub 12036 12074 38 furrysalamander 11404 11673 269 slithien 11239 11326 87 TheMacyC 10875 11095 220 Kaptain+Kool 10642 10761 119 35Timmy 9326 9487 161 wareneutron 8860 8966 106 tech+dawg 8360 8677 317 tbcross 7756 7807 51 thegeeke 7463 7638 175 Randomguy65 7371 7447 76 ElvenChild 7077 7121 44 happyjo 6838 6878 40 MegaMetal8 6578 6615 37 emilyvanleemput 5385 6334 949 jamesdude 6144 6156 12 solarblade90 6083 6119 36 BladeFyre+Studios 5857 5882 25 Jag56 5716 5783 67 nfk11 5585 5608 23 TheAwesomestDude 5078 5134 56 9400dk 4990 5009 19 White+Shadow 4726 4852 126 mg0930mg 4713 4724 11 rockhardmj 4098 4665 567 neuropol 4488 4543 55 iApple+guy 4211 4306 95 AwesomeSwordGuy 4128 4166 38 shadon 3674 3701 27 LivStoleYourPie 3377 3418 41 cj81499 3062 3068 6 gmxx 3043 3055 12 BLUEBLOBS2 2845 2986 141 cyanyears 2905 2927 22 PotatoCoffee 2613 2708 95 Black+Panther+Knex 2203 2259 56 vicvelcro 2131 2173 42 Mutantflame 2119 2121 2 j.g.kuster 1980 2057 77 The+Chunky+Sniper%21 1677 1716 39 FastLearner 1566 1575 9 daredevil499 1434 1470 36 kyleslab 1027 1040 13 Jeff+Kallaus 1023 1031 8 protolabs 956 1010 54 CeruleanPhoenix 763 783 20 Alexvolos1 594 600 6 Fr-Pa-Co 475 479 4 %28YOUR+N 263 263 0 heratio 246 247 1 schumi23 95 111 16 lightingever 13 13 0

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Favourite pies!

What is your favourite pie? post it in comments and vote for any pie you choose! on december 31st, i will count the votes up and that will be the all hailing ultimate pie!And for those who speak pie speak:WHATISYOURFAVOURITEPIE?POSTITINCOMMENTSANDVOTEFORANYPIEYOUCHOOSE!ONDECEMBER31STIWILLCOUNTTHEVOTESUPANDTHATWILLBETHEULTIMATEPIE!

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I have Google Wave invitations...

...and not many friends who know what it is. I have 15 of them, so is there anybody left who wants one that doesn't have one? Just leave a comment with your e-mail address. If you don't want to post your e-mail, post a comment claiming it and then send me a message. I'll update the count as I send them out. 08 invites left.

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Nickleback - "If Today Was Your Last Day" with lyrics....any comments?

If Today Was Your Last Day... - Nickleback I bolded the lines / words I thought most interesting and appropriate. My best friend gave me the best adviceHe said each day's a gift and not a given rightLeave no stone unturned, leave your fears behindAnd try to take the path less traveled byThat first step you take is the longest strideIf today was your last dayAnd tomorrow was too lateCould you say goodbye to yesterday?Would you live each moment like your last?Leave old pictures in the pastDonate every dime you have?If today was your last dayAgainst the grain should be a way of lifeWhat's worth the prize is always worth the fightEvery second counts 'cause there's no second trySo live like you'll never live it twiceDon't take the free ride in your own lifeIf today was your last dayAnd tomorrow was too lateCould you say goodbye to yesterday?Would you live each moment like your last?Leave old pictures in the pastDonate every dime you have?Would you call old friends you never see?Reminisce old memoriesWould you forgive your enemies?Would you find that one you're dreamin' of?Swear up and down to God aboveThat you finally fall in loveIf today was your last dayIf today was your last dayWould you make your mark by mending a broken heart?You know it's never too late to shoot for the starsRegardless of who you areSo do whatever it takes 'Cause you can't rewind a moment in this lifeLet nothin' stand in your wayCause the hands of time are never on your sideIf today was your last dayAnd tomorrow was too lateCould you say goodbye to yesterday?Would you live each moment like your last?Leave old pictures in the pastDonate every dime you have?Would you call old friends you never see?Reminisce old memoriesWould you forgive your enemies?Would you find that one you're dreamin' of?Swear up and down to God aboveThat you finally fall in loveIf today was your last day

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Accidentally Re-publishing Instructable

I accidentally republished my Instructable inside the Android app when I removed a picture. Is this going to be a problem in any way or will the Instructable proceed as is, but just needs to be re-approved? I noticed my view count and favorites were not reset, but my comments were. The Instructable was also resubmitted to a contest that I had already entered.

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Just a suggestion for Instructables (What do you think?)

Just something I've noticed while visiting people's persona pages.Under member stats, it gives assorted things. I'll give my current stats for example:Instructables: 4Forum Topics: 80Comments: 1,025Favorites: 17Groups: 37Orangeboard: 20It gives my iBle count as 4, although I've only published 3 - the 4th one was a slideshow. I think distinguishing slideshows and videos from actual iBles. As it is, actual counts could be a bit, er, inflated (probably is the wrong term).What do you guys think?

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I'd like to make something usefull to me...

Hello everyone!! I'd like to ask you if something i have in my mind can be built . i am working in a factory and i am counting and writting few things on paper , cant use computer there ... but because i am doing lot of things i whant to have these things ready and saved on a device and just plug in the nearest pc and print the results of all day.... the device if possible need to be small like a mini laptop  so can carry in it easily . need to have around 10 buttons  and a small keyboard to write comments and numbers . each button will be a seciffic item and when i push the button will count +1 to this item keep the time and if is needed can  write a comment.  i got few skills on soldering and have make few things with arduino .  Everything you whant  please ask for more information if is needed. thanks!

Topic by alexandrosd    |  last reply


Best Answers

I'm not positive I'm entirely right on this, so if I'm wrong, don't jump down my throat. Thanks. When you reply to someone (I usually do something like, "Thanks,") on a question you've asked, it counts that comment as an answer to go towards your Best Answer Percentage. I don't think this is fair because: 1.) There is no way you can select your answer as a Best Answer (I would never do this, though), and 2.) It goes towards your Best Answer Percentage. In addition to routinely submitting to instructables, I also try to improve my stats (total views, comments, subscribers, ect.). So, my Best Answer Percentage (in addition to many other's %, I assume) has gone down because our answers on our own questions count towards the Best Answer Percentage. Instructables staff, if you could change this, I would be very appreciative. Thanks!

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Problems with instructables on iphone 3g

Ok, the following bug was experienced on the iphone 3g while i was connected on a 4 bar edge connection. I logged into instructables.com and replied to a comment with superjustin 18. or at least i tried. the first time i tried to reply, the safari browser closed automatically and i was taken back to the home screen before the text box showed up. the second time, i could type a reply and i hit "post comment", but while it was loading, the browser quit again, and i was taken back to the home screen. however, a quick check under my computer shows the comment made it through safe on both counts, when i reopened safari, i was logged out, even when i checked remember could this please be fixed soon? thanks if you can!

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Publishing Bug

I have some problem with an instructable that i posted 2 days ago. when i view my own profile, it shows that i have 12 instructables published. Truth is, i actually have 13, when i count each one individually. this is kind of bizarre, because, i usually see a lot of comments and favorites for my other instructables, not including this one. can someone tell me what is going on, and can the instructables support team try to help?

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Stats cards!

I've just pushed out another release which has a pretty cool new feature, stats cards!  We've collated a bunch of what we think are some interesting stats on members, like their view count, comment count, feature percentage, etc.; and those are now shown on the member's page as a quick overview of their activity on Instructables.  This was inspired by the awesome Top Trumps-style card game created by Jayefuu with gmjhowe, Lithium Rain, Kiteman, Yokozuna, KentsOkay and Lemonie. This release also changes how we serve up images.  This is an under-the-hood change so you should not see any difference, but if you do notice missing images anywhere, PM me or one of the other site admins and let us know. Update: oops, this update broke PDF images!  We'll fix that ASAP. Update: fixed.

Topic by rachel  


I've picked a "starter set" of LEDs and accessories - Looking for advice

Hi Everyone... I'm looking to get into a bunch of random LED projects so I need some LEDs and various accessories. I've done soldering and such in the past, so I have a soldering iron (cold heat) and solder and flux... but I'm wondering if this is a good set of starter equipment and if the prices are decent...any suggestions or comments are welcome...(all items are from www.besthongkong.com)Blue LED - 20 Degree Clear 9000mcd - 20 count - $7.60 (unit price is 0.99 under ten items)Red LED - 20 Degree Clear 14000mcd - 20 count - $9.80 (unit price is 0.50 under ten items)Pure Green LED - 20 Degree Clear 30000mcd - 20 count - $9.00 (unit price is 0.56 under 10 items)Ultra Violet LED - 20 Degree Clear 400-410nm - 20 count - $7.00 (unit price is 0.35 under 10 items)5mm Red Piranha LED (This is a wide-spread LED with 1000-1500mcd output) - 10 count -$5.00 (unit price is 0.62 under 10 items)Set of 10PCs 3mm Plastic LED Holder - $1.50 (50 cents for each 10 pieces, ordered 3)6 inches of Heat Shrink - $1.90 (19 cents for each 6, ordered 10)100 ohm 1/4 Watts Resistor - 50PCs - $0.50220 ohm 1/4 Watts Resistor - 50PCs - $0.50470 ohm 1/4 Watts Resistor - 50PCs - $0.50I didn't order any wire because I figured I could just pick that up anywhere around here.Total Cost - $43.30Shipping - $5.50Grand Total - $48.80

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Laser Tag Question

So, I found this ( https://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Laser-tag-system-from-simple-to-complex/?ALLSTEPS ) (I would comment this question, but i dont have pro) and I'm wondering: A. are the two circuits connected in any way. B. If not, not does the body (Detection) circuit get power? Also, is there anyway to integrate a timer into this so that say, each round could be 10 minutes and you could (somehow) wirelessly start the timer, and it would start (But not count down) from the set time when armed? Thanks.

Question by Tuckoguy  


Spam-only users

I don't know if this is the right area, feel free to move this message if it isn't (if you can do that).Is there some way we can notify users as spam, the way we can with Insturctables and comments? There has been a rash of new users, mostly allegedly 25 years old, posting spam instructables about a couple of DVD ripping/converting programs (Cucusoft and Daniusoft, IIRC). The instructables are written like genuine ones, so at a glance aren't obviously spam, but there have sometimes been duplicate postings of identical 'tibles by the same persontheir comments are pretty much more of the samethe screenshots of the products appear to have been made for other purposes, they haven't used the 'ibles image hint box thingsKarel Jansens has commented on many of them and has also flagged them, but it seems like a bit of a chore commenting all their Instructables and comments when the users are transparently only there for the purpose of spamming.Just from a quick search for "DVD converter": danke, chickchest, seinfelder, Adam Smith, D Eric, floxir and skyocean appear to all be spamming a couple of video format converters.tl;dr- can we report users for the banhammer? Does it count as spam if they post a well-written set of instructions for how to use software that happens to not be free? EDITIt's getting worse, it appears- the spam users are commenting on each other's Instructables to make them look legitimate. Observe this fine specimen:More blah about DVD convertersAll three people who have commented on it (at time of writing) are spam-only members who appear to only exist to talk about this software. The names Daniusoft and afterdawn predictably come up again. Blueberry, tracyjump and CrayDeng can be added to the list above.I'm officially petitioning the site admins to ban all of these users (and preferably their IPs) and remove their Instructables.

Topic by PKM    |  last reply


Stopping contest cheaters

I was casting my votes for projects in the Chirstmas Decorations Contest and noticed something strange. The project with the highest votes had a bunch of very brief and highly complimentary comments made by people with the generic avatar. It just looked funny to me. The author wasn't replying to any of the comments. Look at your instructables and i bet there is a sprinkling of generic avatars and also some actual conversations between you and your commenters. So i probed. And i noticed that a bunch of these seemingly generic profiles had been created just prior to the close of another contest. And guess what? They comment on (and i'm willing to bet - vote for) only the instructables of a single user. What are the chances? So i sent an email to TPTB and when the contest results were announced i felt better knowing that they hadn't gamed the system. So i was perusing the entries of the Craftsman contest to start casting votes and started with those with the most votes. And i found another project that had a bunch of generic avatars commenting - and on one case they messed up and replied to one of their fake compliments with a thank you but they used a profile that they complimented the project on instead of the profile that they submitted the project with. What is frustrating is that some of these projects are quite good and should stand on their own merit. The authors just ruin it by artificially creating conversation, inflating the registered user count, and seeming desperate. To prevent from seeming biased or hoping to have my project rank higher i have asked to have my project removed from the contest. (i have no expectation of even an honorable mention my project is so pale in comparison to the many great ones - the project i really wanted to do was impossible because of my Alaskan winter weather) I have a few suggestions... Instructables Staff: Perhaps a rule in the contest prohibiting the creation of multiple profiles for the purpose of voting for or increasing the comments (do they pop to the front page when recently commented on?) or hit count of their project. If you really have multiple personalities then this rule would not apply. (grin) Or maybe a "report this user" feature which browsers could use. Report as: possible duplicate, offensive, violating something or other... Instructables users: Perhaps the masses have a better chance of catching things like this. I don't think this problem will go away unless it is clear that it won't be tolerated. (Or am i just getting too grumpy and it should be tolerated?) We can post suspicious users or projects with comments that appear hokey. I guess the best question to ask right now is should this be dealt with quietly (the staff will ignore votes from the same IP address or use other non-public methods of dealing with it). Or should there be a public flogging? I'd hate to see a really great project with an honorable user bumped out of a prize or even have a lower vote tally than a project that has merits but an author cheating the system to boost their score.

Topic by zieak    |  last reply


changing the rating system

  After being on instructables I have notice that the rating system is a five out of five system without a way of getting any indication to why the vote count is high or low, On sites like deviant art if you want to rate a drawing the artist has to turn on critiques in which you have to give a 100 word paragraph with a rating on why it's bad or good, so on a site that glorifies Tom F**KING Preston we should have a better system for ratings.    Having a requirement to write well thought out critique or reason why the voted low on something will not only discourage those who go around down voting everything because there jealous or because they want to make there chances of winning a contest higher is silly, it will also help to improve the quality of the instructables by getting proper feed back on what to fix in the instructable. Have the comment and ratting together with a little fair or not fair button with the comment.

Topic by sircaptaintigerotter    |  last reply


Kiteman knows a secret!

Instructables is going back into the publishing business! OK, so it's not much of a secret, what with a bunch of people getting emails about their projects going into them, but individual comments are building into a bigger picture: Instructables is following up The Book with a bunch of eBooks - a BIG bunch of eBooks. I don't know the titles, yet, but there are going to be... (counts on fingers, runs out) more than several (in aPub format, maybe Kindle too?).  Did you get an email?  Are you going to be in one of them? If you find out a theme or title, add a comment. Can we work out what they all are before The Powers That Be let us know officially? Oh, and get this - at least some of the several will be free for pro members to download!  Now there's even more of a reason to post a cool project that could get freatured - a helping of free pro-ness would come with a side-order of eBookiness! (K'NEX?  Surely not?) Yes!  They're on the Kindle!

Topic by Kiteman    |  last reply


Knex on Mythbusters

UPDATE: I have posted a link to this on a mythbusters sugest a myth forum. Cross your fingers everyone! I'm sure most of you have seen at least 1 or 2 episodes of Mythbusters, but wouldn't it be cool if one of our knex guns or other creations were actually on the show. Post a comment saying your name if you want to sign this and then, in a month, I will submit this to the Mythbusters themselves. Every week I will update the count. Remember, the more people, the more likely it will actually be on the Mythbusters. I just need a few more and I'll post it on their comment board. People so far 222222222539 TheDunkis Knexsuperbuilderfreak MrMoonatic1 Tombuckey Qwerty2008 Killerboy RMConstruction Kairah Axiys zx Falco33 Knex mad sprout_less Shadowman39 billythebob NYPA nekie81 bartboy chopstx knex gun builder Killer~Safecracker Mr.McCoy bounty1012 Selezoina Big Z logic boy Motaboi lioneatr Rockstar1000000 Rustymia Bounty1012 Cupcake43 Rec0n MotaBoi danbaha cunningham4 ceaserama H14T4TCH1 ElvenChild Update: so far there are 39 people who signed this petition. Keep it up!!

Topic by Electroinnovation    |  last reply


'I Made It' - Author overview + Achievements

I posted a comment with the 'I Made It' option yesterday. When I did that I wanted to know how many of those I actually had. It turned out I have used the 'I Made It' 8 times and posted a total 12 comments with my creations based on the instructables (so 4 extra before the 'I Made It' function was introduced). What I didn't liked was how I needed to look at all my comments and count all the 'I Made It' by hand. That's why I want to know what you all think about an 'I Made It' overview entry in the profiles of all the authors. This way you can't only see the authors Instructables, but also what they made based on other Instructables. This can be done by visualising them as the Instructables are visualised on the authors page(picture of the build with Instructable-title below.). And for example display the build of the 'I Made It' when someone hovers over the tile of the Instructable. (See picture for hover examples + extra tab in Overview). Maybe this is a good thing for new members as well. Because now Instructables offers a community for builders of their own creations, but with such a system also new DIY-ers get some sort of acknowledgement for their builds even though it's not their own idea. And with time I guess they will upload their own ideas as well. I guess that's why the 'I Made It' button is already here, but this would give it just that bit extra which I think would be great. Especially when you view someones profile to see what they do/make. And why not add an achievement just as the number of featured Instructables, comments and views. Again, just a step extra for the people who like to build and be part of the community but don't come up with their own creations (yet).

Topic by ruudcreates    |  last reply


general hunting question? "gun" !! UPDATED MARCH 23 2008 !!

Who here acctually hunts? and who owns guns?Does anyone have a license? Sunday, March 23, 2008 9:44 am There was recently a comment left on this thread asking if paintballing counts, (headshots) and then i thought all of you people come on here and say that it's not right to shoot animals when people get joy out of shooting each other!! Now i know that it is not fatal to one but i must say at least if we are killing animals it is not just for the sake of killing them, at least it if for food or for selling etc. What does shooting other people show obviously not respect. What is the real point behind it.Truthfully i Dont care i am trying to make a point. What do you think?

Topic by rickick    |  last reply


How many people followed the instructable and built the item

Hello, I was thinking it would be nice to have a button for an instructable that says something like "I have followed the guide and made this item" Then show a count of how many people have actually made it. It would be interesting to see how many people have made https://www.instructables.com/id/Homemade-Snickers-Candy-Bar-Recipe/ (Which are really good, I suggest you make them!) which I saw in an instructables news letter, which I don't see any more, I wonder why. Anyway, There are also a few electronic items that if someone else has made it, and then makes a comment saying it works or something, that would be good to know. Maybe they can have a little tag like how the author has (author). BK

Topic by barri_kid    |  last reply


How Many Pieces?-Contest: Winners Announced!

Hello everyone! Now that I finished Cataclysm, I decided to hold a contest. And, first prize is a 3-month Pro membership! After a week of demolishing and counting, the grand total is 28,538! Here are the winners: WINNERS! 1. fishgish509-28765 2. firebombfury-28000 3. sprout_less-29,500 Congrats to the winners, and thanks to everyone for entering the contest! :-) Special thanks to Hiyadudez for designing the patches for me. I posted some pictures below of Cataclysm's deconstruction, and the piles and boxes of pieces. The contest is simple: just post a comment below and guess how many Knex pieces are in Cataclysm (pictured below). The 3 people who guess the number closest to the actual number will win! READ THE RULES!!! -Only one guess per person. -If you guess the same number as someone else, the person who guessed it first will count (so don't guess a number that someone else already guessed). PRIZES 1st place- 3-month Pro membership, and a patch 2nd place- Patch 3rd place- Patch All the patches will be different (one saying first place, second place, etc.). I will be providing the patches and Pro membership. The contest ends in a week on Sunday October 10th. Good luck! :-D

Topic by Shadowman39    |  last reply


The Instructables Rating System

As you have all noticed, Instructables has recently implemented a new rating system, based on stars (insert 2001 A Space Odyssey joke here). We've done a bit of experimenting -- and reserve the right to do more in future -- but it's stable for now so here's how it works. UPDATE 2010-09-24: The below calculation has been tweaked to bring Instructables' ratings closer to the level of ratings of comparable content on the Internet generally.  We found that we run about a star low, based on a rough look at a bunch of other sites and our (totally unbiased of course!) estimates of their content quality.  So, we have added a star to all ratings across the board.  It's like grade inflation... but we know our users put up really good stuff and we want that to be recognized. UPDATE: we've tweaked the system a bit more. The below describes the rating system as of 2008-11-15. The rating system uses a weighted average, where Instructables with only a few ratings, or ratings by users who have not rated many Instructables, have a total closer to the middle of the star range than the actual average of the ratings. For example, an Instructable with one five-star rating will have a total closer to 4 than to 5, because there are so few ratings on it. If the user who rated it hasn't rated other Instructables, the total will be lower than if the user who rated it has done a lot of rating in the past. The purpose of this difference is to minimize the effect of 'shill' ratings; we've seen some members attempt to bump their ratings by creating fake accounts just to rate up an Instructable or two! As more people rate each Instructable, the total becomes closer and closer to the true average of the ratings. And as each user rates more and more Instructables, we weight their rating higher and higher. We have done it this way because we want the rating to reflect the opinion of the whole community, and we believe that members who do a lot of rating have been around enough to have a good sense of what makes a good Instructable. Also, members who comment and rate have their rating counted higher, as the comment indicates a higher level of involvement with the Instructable than rating alone. This method makes it so a less-than-stellar Instructable can't be pushed to the very top of the ratings because the author got their friends to sign up and rate it at 5 stars; similarly a really good Instructable can't be dragged too far down by a malicious user. For the mathy amongst you, this is the formula (we changed the way one component is calculated): (siteAvgNumRates * siteAvgRating) + (numRates(ible) * avgRating(ible)) R(ible) = ---------------------------------------------------------------------- siteAvgNumRates + numRates(ible) The avgRating(ible) is no longer a straight average, but a weighted one. It's calculated like this: (W1*R1 + W2*R2 + ... + Wx*Rx) + 2(V1*C1 +V2* C2 + ... + Vy*Cy) -------------------------------------------------------------- (W1 + W2 + ... + Wx) + 2(V1 + V2 + ... + Vy) Pretty complicated algebra, huh? W and V are both weight values, between 0 and 1. R is the rating of someone who has not commented, and C is the rating of someone who has commented. siteAvgNumRates and siteAvgRating are estimates, held constant in the pursuit of not having ALL ratings change every time one person rates one Instructable. As you can see, when the number of ratings for a particular Instructable is low, the weight of the site averages count for much more of the rating value. When the rating count is high, the site averages are only a small part of the total rating value. We believe this algorithm has a good balance between letting the cream rise to the top, and preventing 'rating spam' to coin a term. Please comment!

Topic by rachel    |  last reply


Knex Ball Machine Video + Pictures!!!

Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tBL8ZZ62Ysc This is a knex ball machine i made a while back which i just never got round to filming so here it is Paths: 7/8 if you count the race element as two Pieces: Used about 6500 Elements: i think 15 in total 13 different and i created one or two my self I sure i owe a lot of people credit so if you think you deserve credit because you've seen something that you made or whatever don't get stressed out just post a comment and i will put your name below Credit: Darth Trainman   I havn't thought of a name yet so any sugestions would be much obliged if anyone has any ideas

Topic by The_Lost_Carrot    |  last reply


Genetic Circuit Design

Hackaday recently posted an article about genetic programming which was pretty cool (although technically it used a stochastic hill climbing algorithm....but who's counting?)The really cool thing was posted by acedio in the comments: genetic circuit designWhat these researchers have done is implemented genetic circuit design on an FPGA to create a circuit to light a light when someone says "go" into a microphone and turn it off when someone says "stop". Which is not really groundbreaking...but the way the genetic algorithm created the circuit is pretty amazing, it used what normal designers would consider unwanted characteristics of the circuit such as stray capacitance and inductance between components to "create" unavailable components out of logic gates, and because of this the researchers have no idea how it works!Computers can now design circuits in ways that would be damned near impossible for humans to do, how cool is that??!Deep thought here we come!

Topic by }{itch    |  last reply


DIY Disasters Challenge

Check out the Destination DIY segment featuring Depotdevoid and Aerospaced here: http://itunes.apple.com/podcast/destination-diy/id266173213 WINNERS ANNOUNCED!!!! We’re excited to announce the winners of the DIY Disasters challenge! Depotdevoid won for his story about a disastrous home plumbing repair and Aerospaced won for his story about a thermite reaction gone wrong. Both of the winners’ stories will be featured on an upcoming episode of Destination DIY. To keep up with show production and air times, please visit http://destinationdiy.org, where you can sign up on the mailing list (http://www.destinationdiy.org/joinmailinglist.html). You can also follow along on Facebook (http://facebook.com/DestinationDIY) or twitter (http://twitter.com/DIYgirl).  ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Destination DIY is a public radio show and podcast based in the creative hub of Portland, Oregon. This hour-long, documentary-style show includes stories from around the country about innovative, creative people. Our last season of shows included themes such as “DIY Economy,” “DIY Rituals,” and “Representing Yourself.” For more information or to listen to some of our past shows, please visit http://destinationdiy.org To kick off our next season of shows, we’re putting together an episode called “DIY Disasters”. Here’s where you come in. We want to hear your best DIY disaster story. Did you have a project that went wrong in more ways than you thought possible? Did you start something and realize you were in way over your head? When did you realize you had a DIY disaster on your hands? Have you ever sustained an injury while attempting a DIY project? These can be funny stories or scary ones or even sad ones. For the purposes of our show, a DIY project is pretty much anything that someone does without the help of a large institution. We’ll choose the best stories to be featured on Destination DIY later this year. Featured stories will be produced by a radio professional, who will interview you and help to tell your story on the air. You’ll also get some sweet Destination DIY swag like buttons and stickers along with bragging rights.   DEADLINE: July 10, 2011 ENTRY RULES: your story in 300 words or less - include images if you like.  The more evidence the better!! - Your entry should be a comment on this post.  Click the orange ADD COMMENT button at the bottom of the post to enter.  Commenting on other peoples stories by clicking REPLY with your own story WILL NOT COUNT AS AN ENTRY.  You are of course allowed to comment on other peoples posts (we encourage it!!), but to enter you must have your own original comment on the forum topic.  - please include at the top of your entry your name and location (country or state), we will accept entries from anywhere but you must have access to a landline phone or skype  - Limit 2 entries per person. Each entry should be its own comment. PRIZE: a chance to be featured on Destination DIY!!!!!

Topic by Carleyy    |  last reply


Do you think people are too quick to rate something 5*s?

Hey there guys. We all know that getting to 5*s with a kne'x ible used to be quite hard, say a year and a half ago. Now, there are so many knex guns with 5*s its impossible to count! How? I will list a few of the reasons. 1) 'Ye of little knexing experience' are simply voting 5* instantaneously if they think it is remotely good. 2) There are simply too many members doing the above! 3) Nobody really knows what not to rate high anymore :-/ The 'Knexperts' of ibles are producing top quality work, that is being treated frankly the same as something that is not so top notch! Therefore, I propose that we formulate an instructable that would show people what we think work should be rated on. We need to get rid of ratings like 'Wow! First Derringer! 5*'  - Don't you think?! Please also comment on things I need to add to the list!

Topic by RMConstruction    |  last reply


EAP Vs. Oodassault V3

Well the oodassault V3 was in part a challenge to DJ at first. I also challenged the comment by KSC that he could and would make a new oodammo pistol that would be better than mine if I were to make a new one. We seemed a little hard-edged at first but we turned it around into a friendly competition. You guys are the judges. The instructions are simple. Just rate the EAP and the Oodassault V3 both out of 5 of how much you liked each of them. I'll count them up when we have plenty of comments. That way we can see ultimately which people not only prefer but how popular overall they were. I personally think it's pretty close. Feel free to tell us what you want us to improve on so that we could try making the perfect oodammo pistol. Please put your ratings at the very beginning of your post and try to limit other comments so that I can total them up easier. EAP and Oodassault shared Pros -Strong structural designs -Triggers built for power -Comfortable Handles -High cap mags -5 layered with few blue rods sticking out -both can be loaded while half loaded. EAP Pros -Probably a bit stronger structurally -Doesn't require as many black Ys -Stronger magazine -Chances of firing more than one or the magazine breaking are slim -Fast front loading -Internal Mag pusher Cons -Bigger -Harder to aim -Uses Wheels for handle -Best requires a modified piece for trigger Oodassault Pros -Pretty compact aside from magazine -Comfortable handle without use of wheels -Tilting mag that locks back -Can accept stripper clips or detaching rod clips -Trigger guard and safety (simple mod I made later. I can explain it if people really want it) -No modded pieces needed Cons -Uses more Black Ys -Less sturdy magazine -Less reliable firing -External Mag pusher

Topic by TheDunkis    |  last reply


K'NEX NEW BALL MACHINE CONTEST!!!

It's KneXFAN200 here with a k'nex ball machine contest. There will be no prize unless you count being put on a collection of best ball machines with instructions. There will be a Grand winner, a First place winner, second pace winner, a third place winner, and a runner up. So lets get to the rules. First of all, it needs to be a ball machine that is new and has instructions. I'll make an exception though, you could do a ball machine with instructions that was made from May, 2016, and up. What you will do is make the ball machine first of all (unless it's built from May 2016 and up) and post it on instructables. Then, you put the ball machine link in the comments or just by emailing me on instructables. After that, I will put a picture of it on here and once there's enough ball machines or by the start of March, 2017, the winners will be announced and will be put in the collection (in order) that I talked about at the beginning. One more thing, I am not entering this contest. Thanks and good luck,                                           KneXFAN200

Topic by KneXFAN200    |  last reply