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Comments on Instructables Answered

I haver noticed that there are not as many people commenting on new Instructables anymore. Maybe we should comment more to make the people feel more welcome. What do you think?

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ll.13

11 years ago

There is one thing I get really annoyed by on the comments: "I don't think this is a good idea, this is so dangerous, you should wear a dust mask, this can screw a TV up, lead solder next to your skin?? lead poisoning, this is illegal.....etc....etc......." -Fine, the "iBle" author should give appropriate warning whether it's dangerous or not, but it doesn't need to be shoved down peoples throats! It's like Health & Safety are trying to make everyone complete babies that need nannies 24/7 /end_rant

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Ferrite

11 years ago

It also seems like there have been more Instructables recently so people probably won't put generic "good Instructable" comments if there are more Instructables to post those comments them on. I think that your idea is good, but this is a possible explanation on why there have been less comments.

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chooseausername

11 years ago

Trying to make someone "feel more welcome" is nice, but distributing some "nice !" or "cool !" just to add a comment where there is no comments would be like charity ... =o/

I usually comment only if I have something to say or ask. Else, if I like the instructable (but have nothing to say or ask), I rate it, and/or add it to my favorites, and/or add it to one of my collections in one of my groups ...

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jessyratfink

11 years ago

It does seem to be a less frequent thing now. I admit I'm pretty bad about it. I just keep lurking the forums. :P

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whatsisfacejessyratfink

Reply 11 years ago

I'm the same, I only click on recent iBles once an hour ;-) And I live on the forums.

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zachninmewhatsisface

Reply 11 years ago

I'm the same, I only click on recent iBles once an hour ;-)

That my friend, is a sign of obsession! IA 4 U!

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Brennn10

11 years ago

Yea, I love when people comment on my Instructables. I think I do a fair job of it. I just go to Most Recent, find the ones I like, and give them my "Cool!" or "Nice Job!" I agree, there should be more of it.

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Goodhart

11 years ago

Isn't that what the comment section below the instructable itself is for?

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TeacherOfTheWaysGoodhart

Reply 11 years ago

ya, to leave comments, but no one does anymore, the most comments there is are like 4 or 5.

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GoodhartTeacherOfTheWays

Reply 11 years ago

Hmm, maybe we spend too much time in the forums and not enough in the instructables section.

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Lftndbt

11 years ago

i concur. ;P