KITEMAN!!!!!

Can i mess with your display picture?

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Kiteman's song

.  Ran across this on YouTube and thought I would share. Lyrics at YouTube. Phideaux - Kiteman http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iuLBK2LwYSI

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Kiteman Challenge

Sorry folks, due to problems out of Kiteman's control, he cannot publish the full details of the International Challenge at the moment. However, if you are waiting to see what you need to Make to enter, I can reveal that it needs to be something with a (very) vaguely "international" theme, whether that is the cuisine of another country, a device to make foreign travel more bearable, or some other Make you can fit into the definition or concept of "international". Prizes will be: > One first prize of a full 12 month pro membership > One second prize of a six month membership > Two runners-up of single 3-month memberships. > Various patches Entrance will be open to all members, regardless of location, but there will be special restrictions regarding the prizes. Please remember that this is not an official Instructables contest, Kiteman is running it as a private individual, so it is not bound by the site's current contest rules.

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Kiteman Joins In!

My skills include: making stuff.  Have a look at my ibles, you'll get the idea. What I'd like to make for someone: I don't really mind.  Maybe re-create one of my more snail-mail-friendly projects?  Maybe the recipient would like to suggest a variation, or even something for a new ible? I'd be willing to make this size gift package for someone (choose all that apply): (S, very S - the project I have planned is super-cheap) I'd be willing to receive a smaller or larger size gift package from someone than the one I make for someone else: I guess so, I'm not really fussed.  What I like: stuff.  Science, beer, odd stuff, steam punk, surprises. What I don't like: Pink stuff, excessive bling and rice pudding. I absolutely can't have: (due to allergies, pets, etc) Fish, stress, country & western music. Type of thing I'd love to receive: A surprise. Would you be willing to ship to an address outside your own country? Yes. Confirm that are at least 18 years old or, if not, that you have the approval of a parent or guardian: Oh, well over 18.  

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Introducing the Kiteman number

Seeing the new Kiteman 'ible "Welding a barbeque", it strikes me we ought to develop a "kiteman number" here, like the Erdos number beloved of mathematicians. The K-number is the number of steps between your 'ibles collaborators and Kiteman. Clearly Perryscope, Kiteman's co-conspirator on the barbeque has a K-number of 1. I myself claim K-number of 1 too. If you collaborate with someone with a Knumber of 1, then you have a knumber of 2 etc. What's yours ? Steve

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Kiteman's NEW Shop!

I am currently putting together a new Spreadshirt shop.I'm not going to offer specific products this time, so that you, dear customer, can have as wide a choice as possible.This is the link to the shop, but all you need to know is that all the designs will be tagged with at least instructables and kiteman.It will, naturally, be offering the infamous Zeroth Law design.

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Kiteman, out in public...

Dorkbot Anglia is a regular evening of talks and conversations with "people doing strange things with electricity" in the East Anglian area. We are delighted to announce our seventh meeting as the guests of the CSV Media Clubhouse on Thursday 24th November. Entry is free. Thursday 24th November 2011, 7:30-10pm CSV Media Clubhouse, 120 Princes Street, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP1 1RS (About five or ten minute's walk from Ipswich railway station) This time, there's a special guest ... Edit: It was a grand night, lots of folk went home with a determination to try the site, plus a new t-shirt. Even better, Tim Hunkin was in the audience! Afterwards, we speakers and the organisers adjourned to a pub called St Jude's for some excellent beer and, frankly, a rather random conversation.  Some interesting ideas about mixing the concepts of 3d printer and laser-cutter, though...

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Kiteman can be bought!

Remember I "mentioned" my CafePress shop? Following comments on that announcement, and thanks to the personal generosity of Gmjhowe (who created the latest incarnation of my usual avatar), you can now buy me! There is a ridiculously wide range of items, from jewellery to Christmas stockings, as well as the usual range of tee shirts, stickers, pin badges etc, all featuring yours truly. OK, so it's a vanity thing, but I've got to say they look quite good... (As ever, if there's a product you would like to see, even if it's just a tweak of an existing product, then let me know by a comment here or by PM.)

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Who is the real "Kiteman"?

I found this at https://www.instructables.com/about/ Who is the real "Kiteman"? Both authors has the same alias. (Actually I already know the answer! hehehe.)

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Kiteman Recommends: This is True!

If you like Little Brother, you like this;I have been receiving This is True! every Friday for quite some time now. The author, Randy Cassingham, collates current stories from across the world that make you sit back and go WHAT? , laugh out loud and get outraged, sometimes all in the same article.This week's issue includes a child interviewed by the police after being snitched on by a librarian (a lot of comment on this one); an age restriction on teaspoons; a teenage thief caught after a trouser accident and a drug-smuggler refusing life-saving surgery.Have a look, enjoy, subscribe.Note: I am in no way affiliated to This is True! - I'm just trying to help one of the Good Guys get through the credit crunch.

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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!

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Kiteman visits Torchwood...

We just got back from a trip to South Wales - lovely weather, and we managed to visit a couple of iconic locations; The stealth entrance to Torchwood. It's just a real shame that the base got destroyed last year, so the kerbstone wasn't working... Pendine Sands. Unfortunately, the Sands but up against an active MoD firing range, so most of it was shut (we could hear explosions and something that sounded like the mother of all machine guns). We did get to play on the sand, though - it is astonishingly flat, and very firm.  Apparently that's all down to the precise shape and size of the grains. I also found a new favourite castle (Kidwelly), and Conker-X found a new favourite duck (White Headed), and Roger-X was savaged by yet another species (Coscoroba Swan). If anybody is planning a holiday, we can all heartily recommend a stay in South Wales.

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KITEMAN has died...

RANDOFO has exhaustion, NACHO has drowned, and GMJHOWE has dysentery (and measles. And cholera. Idk why it has a hate on for him, but it sure does...)>_<When I first saw that Nacho and Kiteman had died, I started to freak, then remembered it was just a cruddy little simulation.I gotta stop naming my trail buddies after people I know. It's too traumatic.You remember the ORIGINAL Oregon Trail, yes? Not the sissy versions with their fancy-pants "gui"s and "icons" - I mean the Real Gamer's OT. It's baaack! You can play it online and relive all those wonderful memories! Linky You probably already know about this one, but I'm sharing it anyway! :DWhether you name your people after enemies and drive them to the brink (as cameron says - Tiny meals, Grueling pace, and NO REST. MAN UP.), or name them after friends and loved ones and pamper them, there's just something about playing Oregon Trail...Which way do you play? Bataan death march, or 4 month exclusive get-away mobile spa for pioneers?There are a couple things I don't get about the game, however. Like what's with the "peperony and cheese"? And how come all the names are in all caps? You clicked on 992 lbs of this forum topic, but can only carry 100 lbs back to the wagon.

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You asked for it!

Don't blame me, blame whatsisface, Nacho and zach. Really. Blame them. Hunt them down if you have to, and blame them with hot pointy things! Zeroth Law If an Instructable exactly like yours has not already been posted, then you shall post your Instructable. Addendum to the Zeroth Law If your Instructable has an identical goal to a pre-existing Instructable, but achieves that goal by a different or improved route, or in a different style, then you shall also post your Instructable. First Law On the Instructables website, the use of correct English shall be a constant criterion. Second Law An unsuitable thread isolated from replies will descend the list into obscurity. Addendum to the second law Spam advertisers may be chastised through the Private Message system to prevent their thread's longevity. Third Law As the level of civility approaches absolute zero, the uselessness of an exchange of posts approaches infinity. Knock yourselves out, chaps. Please. Addenda, following public request: Notes on the Zeroth Law. Notes on the First Law. Notes on the Second Law. Notes on the Third Law.

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Kiteman&quot;s not kiteman anymore!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Please change it back youre not you anymore!!!!!!!!!!!!! the world is coming to an 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wow thats alot of !'s!

Topic by Zaphod Beeblebrox   |  last reply


Why do people care what kiteman has as his avatar

Seriously theres like 10 threads about his avatar?!?!?!?!?

Topic by evilkidjr   |  last reply


Did Kiteman pose for GOOGLE?

Google uses an animation that has an uncanny resemblance to Kiteman. FULL image, only there today.... Image referred to...  

Topic by Goodhart   |  last reply


Kiteman is actually Mike Rowe!

Kiteman is actually Mike Rowe! All that talk about him being (censored) and living in (censored) and having (censored) is FALSE, as proved by this ad! It pops up all over the place. I mean, really, look at the pictures. The conclusion is a foregone one. It's inescapable. But they do look scarily alike...

Topic by Lithium Rain   |  last reply


Kiteman's Haiku Contest the Sequel!

Ok,so Kiteman posted a patch contest that was very succesful. I took his VERY LAST PATCH! So,I am posting this,it has the EXACT SAME RULES AS KITEMAN'S exept that I am the one sending patches! Haiku Away!

Topic by Zaphod Beeblebrox   |  last reply


See Kiteman Chortle in Excitement...

In case you haven't seen them, here is a video of me opening my shiny fresh deck of Instructables Cards. Have you bought your deck yet?  Every sale goes towards an Instructables presence at the next UK Maker Faire.

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joke

Congratulations to Kiteman, and wish him success in his cat food factory.

Topic by rimar2000   |  last reply


*More* New Kiteman Products

I just thought folk might like to know that I am updating my CafePress shop. It's got all the usual CafePress items, decorated with original images based on my Instructables. So far, Complete Kiteman just has Poong Stick and Cardboard Frisbee items, but there are other Kiteman items available, which I am going to gather together into sections of Complete Kiteman. As ever, if there are designs or items you want me to add to the store, just add a comment here or drop me a PM. Update - now available: Poong Stick Cardboard Frisbee The Law Fallen Star Paper catapult Viking catapult Heed the Box Entwined Hearts Pixel Climbing Gorilla

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Analyse me!

Elsewhere, another, well-respected, ibler referred to himself as having a kiteman like attitude for a few days.What on Earth does that mean?What is my attitude? I wasn't aware of having one.Go on. Be honest.(And should I use this image as my new avatar?)

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Blog off!

If my sixty-seven year old father can do it from Vietnam, then I should be able to. I have a blog. Lightly-populated as yet, suggestions for topics are welcome, but may be ignored.

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Kiteman recommends... birding websites.

Just thought I'd share some websites I use as part of my hobby.  They are mainly UK-specific, but could be of interest to overseas birders: Birdguides It costs to get the detailed content, but they have a free sightings list and weekly newsletter.  Plenty of links to other sites as well. RSPB "The" birding website.  Plenty of identification help, including recordings of calls and videos of birds in motion.  Not very interactive, though. BTO More specialist website, home of the UK bird surveys.  Site seems broken at the moment - homepage is blank, as are several others.  Link given is to BBS, you can explore from there. iSpot New to me, aimed at a mix of amateurs and pros - forums and advice, but the biggie is uploading photos of your sightings with a facility for members to agree with your identification or discuss it.  Also has sections to cover all other aspects of wildlife, even fungi and lichens.  I've just joined - care to guess my user name? Collins Birds. Update: SITE IS NOW LIVE!  Go see. Hope these are of interest - maybe you'd like to share sites that are as useful in your area or country?

Topic by Kiteman   |  last reply


Christmas break

It's that time of year again - off to the in-laws for The Season Of Good Will. I'll be largely absent, so have fun, don't drink too much, and please remember to vote for the Kite Family in the various contests ending soon. Roger-X Conker-X (And don't forget me!)

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Holiday!

I'm away for a week or so from tomorrow morning, off to Cumbria to visit the rellies. I'll be around a bit (they have electricity up there now), but not as much as usual. Try not to burn the place down while I'm gone, but make sure you make a video if you do... (The image is from another topic I posted, but which seems to be stuck in the filters...)

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Thank you?

I'm speechless. Well, I'm as speechless as I get.  I'm sitting here with a bit eejit grin on my face because somebody has instigated a conspiracy, and I am the subject. Scoochmaroo has written a guide about me! Somebody put her up to it, more than one somebody, apparently. I have my suspicions, naturally, but nobody has owned up, yet. So, whoever you are, I thank you.  This site has been important to me for a long time, but this is really special, better than any of the prizes I've won, better than all the "feature" tags... Like I said... about as speechless as I get.

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Unavoidable delay to international contest.

This is Kiteman posting, borrowing his son's account. Sorry folks, due to the recent vandalism of the site, I cannot publish the full details of the International Challenge at the moment. However, if you are waiting to see what you need to Make to enter, I can reveal that it needs to be something with a (very) vaguely "international" theme, whether that is the cuisine of another country, a device to make foreign travel more bearable, or some other Make you can fit into the definition or concept of "international". Prizes will be: > One first prize of a full 12 month pro membership > One second prize of a six month membership > Two runners-up of single 3-month memberships. > Various patches Entrance will be open to all members, regardless of location, but the pro memberships will only be awarded to entrants currently excluded from official contests.

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A weekend at Birdfair UPDATE

Friday morning (in about 8 of your English hours), I'll be heading to BirdFair for the weekend.See you there? Watch for the guy wearing a Robot tee-shirt; come say hello if you see me.UPDATEAwww. am I the only UK birder on the site?Still, it was fun weekend - arrived Friday morning, met my Dad at the coffee stall, and 30 seconds later we bumped into the guide from his last trip to Guyana!As well as gazzillions of pounds-worth of optical equipment to drool over (the Swaro 'scope I liked cost nearly as much as my car), there were birding holiday destinations all over the planet (the Equadorians were over the moon because Brits can now fly there via Mexico instead of having to go through the US immigration fuss twice (and coming back is worse)). We're now considering Le Perche as a destination, so that I can go birding while the others go to EuroDisney.Numerous talks and lectures.Just a Linnet. Non-UK readers won't get the reference, but it's a lot funnier than it sounds in print, especially when one of the contestants (Nick Baker) doesn't know the rules...Call my Ruff (another British thing) (I didn't get to it)Talks by all sorts of birders and naturalists. The couple who spent 2008 visiting 27 countries in one calendar year to see just over 4300 species and set a world record (beating the previous (American) holder into a cocked hat). The chap who is re-introducing European beaver to Scotland, a dragonfly-spotting workshop (I found a pair of male Brown Hawkers (Aeshna grandis) having a territorial fight!), and a talk from Chris Packham about how much he cheats with his "wildlife" photography - photoshop is his friend!)It was a grand weekend, and I'll go again, but not for a couple of years, unless I happen to be passing on a Sunday (free entry for RSPB members on Sundays).

Topic by Kiteman 


Coming soon: Hire Kiteman!

I've been threatening to do it for ages, and now I am... I have started my own company, LightWorks Laser Projects. It's incorporated and everything!  When I start trading for real, the core business will be laser cutting workshops: I bring my laser cutter to a venue, you bring your ideas, and together we get creative. Between workshops, I will be running commissions for select customers. So, keep an eye out for future announcements...

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Kiteman Recommends: Punk IPA

I just came across a beer (bought in Tesco) from a brewery that is new to me, but I'm definitely going to keep an eye on.The beer is Punk IPA: Post Modern Classic Pale Ale, from the BrewDog brewery in Fraserburgh, Scotland. A fresh, clean beer, with an ABV of 6%, it's an easy drinker.According to their website, they have a range of beers, mainly ales and stouts, but with one pilsner as well. They are all modern, pure-ingredient takes on classic brews.I'm not a beer expert, but I am a beer snob. Based on this IPA, and the brewers' Maker attitude, I plan on making BrewDog a regular presence in my beer stocks.Even better news for our resident brewers (Lemonie and moaner70 to name two), they have a vacancy - if you have it in you, and can commute to Scotland, They are looking for a new brewer.

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Kiteman's opinions on pro features.

(I have deleted huge chunks of the original version of this, which is why some comments may not seem completely relevant).This is my take on what should be happening:Whatever is decided, there is one core thing I believe;Pro benefits should be features, not content.My take, tweaked since first posted elsewhere:Free membership:Post projects in the current format.When reading projects, have full access to images, no matter who or how they are published.When reading projects, have access to basic PDFsAccess to non-pro forums.Pro membership - all the above, plus:Access to customisable PDF downloads.PatchesAccess to Pro forumsPrivate publication (projects only visible to those who are sent the URL)Mass-mailing (eg, to all those members who subscribe to you, or to whom you subscribe)Early notification of events and contests.For an extra fee (I was going to call it "pro-plus", but I think that's a medication):Post projects without advertising.Power to moderate comments on a project.Please add posts with constructive ideas to Lemonie's topic here.

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''DUDE! KITEMAN CHANGED HIS AVATAR!!!''

Kiteman...what's up, man? EDIT: Let's take a vote...should he keep this one or switch back?

Topic by Lithium Rain   |  last reply


I Saw KITEMAN last week.....

During my vacation last week, the wife and I were out at a local restaurant that had a little "tourist trap shop" in it, and we stopped in to look around. Man was I surprised to see that Kiteman had been modeling for a stuffed doll they were selling. As soon as I saw it, I just knew I had to "get a picture of it" (it was nearly $50, so buying it was out of the question). I only had my phone with me, so no High def pictures, but I was able to capture him, one half at a time, in two photos I have attached. . . For those NOT familiar with Kiteman, I have linked to a Guide To Kiteman.

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&quot;Kiteman&quot; proves theory of Reverse Evolution!!!!!

Http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1210029/Humiliation-science-teachers-Funky-Chicken-dance-class-highlights-YouTube-threat.htmlOk, my mistake. With the headlines, and the (initially) grainy photos, I thought this was Kiteman- Demonstrating the FACT that intelligent beings can "de-volve" into funky chickens.

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Support Kiteman from the Comfort of your home and help him win $100! No Purchase or donation needed!!!!

Our dear Kiteman has entered a recent NASA TechBriefs CompetitionWhile sadly, he can't win the $20,000 grand prize, you can help him win $100!No purchase or donation needed!!!!!!There is currently a prize fr pageviews, and Kiteman is 5th place, with only 207 pageviews!Surely, we can help him climb the ranks.ALL you need to do, to help our friend win some money:Click here---Click here---to view his entry, and that's it! You just helped him!If you have more than one computer, visit from all of those!Tell your friends to go to the page! Just to go there, nothing else!!!!UPDATE- 06/22/08 He's 4th now!UPDATE- 06/23/08- He's 3rd overall and first in his category! If we keep this up, he can win An HP xw4600 Workstation!!! Tell everyone to go to that page!!!

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One Hundred!

100. Nuff said.

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I've beaten Eric!

I'll let the statistics speak for themselves...

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Made It! Patch contest

Hey, another Patch contest from Kiteman! Have you made one of my Instructables? Post a picture of it and earn this specially-created patch! (Old pics count - you don't need to make it again just to earn the patch)

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Why does everybody have old soldiers in their Avatar??

Well, Kiteman has anyway.So, what's going on? Why everybody being so random?And why do they all look so oddly similar?Posted on behalf of ReCreate, to save him the trouble.

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Twitter help, please.

I don't Twitter (Tweet?), but I've just been told that "Twitter loves your monopod". I don't suppose somebody could check to see if that is true? Thank you in advance. (Monopod Instructable)

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Kitewife's avatar

I thought we should have a seperate thread for Kitewife's avatar...here's my take on it. I figure a teacher and mother would probably not have long hair, and the gold in #1 son and #2 son's hair has to come from somewhere, and it's not from Kiteman. Kiteman, Kitewife, what do you think?EDITThey like it! I was totally wrong on the hair color (they all have red hair...:/), but other than that, I think they like it! Yay!

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Not that I'm being competetive, but...

... Jessyratfink currently has 254 subscribers and, purely coincidentally, so do I.  But Eric only has 202!! So, I was wondering, does anybody have more? Do the K'NEXers all subscribe to each other? Is there a way of sorting members by subscribers? Update: I now have 261, Jessy has 266 and Eric has 211.  (Well done, Jessy!) (Come on, people, Subscribe to The Man - he made this place!)

Topic by Kiteman   |  last reply


Merry Christmas

Just a quick festive greeting to one and all, rushing to beat a dying battery and get you yet another huge meal. Bird books as expected, but also my father in law gave me a book that should end upp becoming the source of a really major instructable over the Easter / Summer breaks... Oh, and we've been invited to stay with friends in Summer. In Geneva - the Swiss one. Anyhoo, hope you've all had as grand a Christmas as Family Kite and all associated families.  "See" you all later. >K<

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If you are reading this, then I am back with a small apology.

If you are reading this, then I have gone.On holiday, that is.I brought my little laptop with me, but forgot the wall-wart!I'll be popping in as borrowed laptops allow, but otherwise I'll be properly back in just over a week and a half.(UPDATE: I type on Friday 7th, 21:30 UK time. I will be unlikely to post again until a week on Sunday. For those who asked, we are going to based in Alnmouth for the next week.)So, I return, and find somebody has flushed a little too imaginatively, and left it dripping down the walls...An apologyMy email notifications say I have had hundreds of comments recently - I doubt I will read them all, so I apologise to anybody who does not receive a reply. If it was important, PM me.

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The Laws - a rebranding for newer members.

Some of the regulars will remember that, nearly two years ago, I accidentally formulated a set of rules (which some people called "Laws") about posting on Instructables. I have seen a few threads and posts recently that suggest some people need to be reminded about those Laws. I also think they need rebranding, so I present for members who have been around for only a year or so... The Instructable Laws: Zeroth Law If an Instructable exactly like yours has not already been posted, then you shall post your Instructable. Addendum to the Zeroth Law If your Instructable has an identical goal to a pre-existing Instructable, but achieves that goal by a different or improved route, or in a different style, then you shall also post your Instructable. Kelsey's Corollary; It doesn't have to be hard to be worth making an Instructable. First Law On the Instructables website, the use of correct grammar and spelling (no matter what the language) shall be a constant criterion. Second Law An unsuitable thread, when isolated from replies, will descend the list into obscurity. Addendum to the second law Spam advertisers may be chastised through the Private Message system to prevent their thread's longevity. Third Law As the level of civility approaches absolute zero, the uselessness of an exchange of posts approaches infinity. The original "Law" The original formulation of the full set Zeroth Law and notes. First Law and notes. Second Law and notes. Third Law and notes.

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