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Deleting instructables... have you done it? Why? Answered

I was considering getting rid of a few of mine. There are some that I'm not happy with - the workmanship is not the best, or they're basically pointless, really. I'd like to re-do one of them.

Have you ever gotten rid of an instructable?

I've scrapped ones that I was editing before, but deleting published ones seems almost... wrong.

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gimmelotsarobots
gimmelotsarobots

11 years ago

Umm... I decided the safety disclaimer on a DIY lathe ible I had wasn't going to cut it. It sort of..um...blew up in my face....literally.

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Plasmana
Plasmana

11 years ago

I deleted 2 'ibles that was rated below 3 and had less than 1k views, I did not think they was any point leaving it up, so I deleted to make more space for instructables. :)

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KnexFreek
KnexFreek

11 years ago

 Yes. Every slideshow that i have posted. I make slideshows for knex stuff, then i later make an instructable for it. then i delete the slideshow. This is because of comments, i get WAYYYYY too many comments a day.

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DJ Radio
DJ Radio

11 years ago

Ive deleted about 5 or 6 instructables and slideshows, and pseudo deleted 1, because it was entered in a contest. Reason- they all sucked. Ive had no remorse for doing so.

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Bartboy
Bartboy

Reply 11 years ago

Spec 9.

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DJ Radio
DJ Radio

Reply 11 years ago

Lame.

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Bartboy
Bartboy

Reply 11 years ago

It's the same quality as the rest of your guns...

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DJ Radio
DJ Radio

Reply 11 years ago

What the hell do you have against my guns? Or are you saying that it was just as good as my other guns?

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Bartboy
Bartboy

Reply 11 years ago

I'm saying that it is equal quality to your other guns, so saying it's lame is the same as saying your other guns are lame.

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DJ Radio
DJ Radio

Reply 11 years ago

Well its not equal. Its worse if anything. I made it when I was new at knex and didn't have a lot of parts, so it had a wire stock and flimsy barrel. It was probably my second worst posted knex creation. That is why I removed it.

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Bartboy
Bartboy

Reply 11 years ago

It's better than a lot of your other stuff.....

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KentsOkay
KentsOkay

11 years ago

I've deleted incomplete ones, and I've unpublished one for a brief time due to questionable content.

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D.L.H.
D.L.H.

11 years ago

Well i never really made a ible yet but plan to soon anyways.

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lemonie
lemonie

11 years ago

No that's still there (click me) it was the coconut-bomb and butane-on-a fire. L

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The Jamalam
The Jamalam

11 years ago

I can't post this on your orangeboard, and since you had a Nicholas Cage face picture, I thought this was apropriate:

cagezilla.gif
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DJ Radio
DJ Radio

Reply 11 years ago

I knew it!! Nicholas Cage would doom us all!

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Lithium Rain
Lithium Rain

11 years ago

I've deleted a few early ones that were, quite frankly, crap...and also a couple others that on second thought, for various reasons, I decided I didn't want published after all.

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Kiteman
Kiteman

11 years ago

I've only deleted projects that turned out not to work before I hit the publish button (most recently, an attempt to turn a festival wristband into a piece of everyday jewellery).

There are a couple that could benefit from a rewrite, and my first one still has not photos...

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jessyratfink
jessyratfink

Reply 11 years ago

I've done a lot of that. Written it out, started documenting, and then realized it just wasn't going to work or I didn't like it. I tend to get really weird about older "works" of mine - every previous journal I've ever had, online or not, has been deleted simply because I'm not happy with it later. :P

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 11 years ago

I know other people who do that kind of thing, deleting past works to try and reinvent themselves, or to pretend they've always been as good as they are now.

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Lithium Rain
Lithium Rain

Reply 11 years ago

I resemble that remark!

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jessyratfink
jessyratfink

Reply 11 years ago

Exactly! I'm going through another one of those phases at the moment.

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DJ Radio
DJ Radio

Reply 11 years ago

one thing I hate about most stuff I build is that they seem to work at first, then later on, it doesnt perform like it used to.

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caitlinsdad
caitlinsdad

11 years ago

Isn't it forbidden to go into the past and change the timeline? You upset the course of events and besides, it's fun to look at how you mature and become a better maker. Let the record show that you cannot change history.

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Tool Using Animal
Tool Using Animal

Reply 11 years ago

I concur, btw we always see Caitlin, but never her dad.

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caitlinsdad
caitlinsdad

Reply 11 years ago

I was me for that special pixelated avatar theme day. I remain in the avatar witness protection program.

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Tool Using Animal
Tool Using Animal

Reply 11 years ago

Perhaps I'm not social enough, I'm completely out of the loop on all the avatar antics that have been going on.

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DJ Radio
DJ Radio

Reply 11 years ago

You shouldnt really have to notice the avatar trends- If you dont follow a trend, it means you are independent and can be yourself.

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caitlinsdad
caitlinsdad

Reply 11 years ago

Being anti-social is an inbred New Yorker instinct but every once in a while someone foolish will PM me and against my better judgement I will play along.

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lemonie
lemonie

11 years ago

I removed a couple that you could classify as irresponsible, and one I put up for a 24h joke. L

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jessyratfink
jessyratfink

11 years ago

Upon further review, the ones I really hate were entered in contests and can't be deleted. :P

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bumpus
bumpus

Reply 11 years ago

I agree with this.. :-/ Please let me know when we can delete entries for contests...

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jessyratfink
jessyratfink

Reply 11 years ago

I wonder if we should forward this to the ones in charge? I tried to make the ibles private, and that didn't work, either.

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DJ Radio
DJ Radio

Reply 11 years ago

Just remove all the steps, and say this ible has been removed by the author.

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bumpus
bumpus

Reply 11 years ago

I think we should..

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DJ Radio
DJ Radio

Reply 11 years ago

Just remove all the steps, and say this ible has been removed by the author.

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 11 years ago

My contest entries are often the rushed ones, because I'm working to somebody else's deadline.

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jessyratfink
jessyratfink

Reply 11 years ago

Mine as well, and most times they're not really exciting or inspired. But, you know, it's a contest, and you just have to put something in!