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I don't know why it hasn't been done before... Answered

Just had to make a group for the terrible instructables. If you've ever felt the urge to point out a lame instructable, here's the place to do it. Feel free to post nominations in here. Of course, it's hard to follow the "be nice" policy with something like this. Really, though, if the instructable was that bad, the instructor usually didn't actually care to do it well. If they did try, and it just turned out bad, then they can still be added. Including a few tips on their page to encourage improvement wouldn't be a bad thing to do. Mostly, though, this is for those really terrible instructables that really should be deleted. Something like "Make light from matches. Instructions: Go to a dark room and light some matches." Have at it.

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Weissensteinburg
Weissensteinburg

Reply 12 years ago

It takes away from the effect when you talk about your own instructables as horrible...especially when you meant them to be that way.

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AnarchistAsian
AnarchistAsian

Reply 12 years ago

hey! i didn't mean for it to be bad, just incredibly simple, i think the pictures were good... i was bored, and i wanted to get a feel for making instructables.

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Weissensteinburg
Weissensteinburg

Reply 12 years ago

You included in the ible that you wasted two minutes if their time. You also referred to it as useless.

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AnarchistAsian
AnarchistAsian

Reply 12 years ago

"i wanted to get a feel for making instructables" (above comment)

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Weissensteinburg
Weissensteinburg

Reply 12 years ago

That doesn't make it good. You referred to it as useless and a waste of time. By default, that makes it bad.

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AnarchistAsian
AnarchistAsian

Reply 12 years ago

were just saying the same things over and over again, how about i pretend you told me i was right, and you pretend that i told you thast you were right. everybody wins! deal?

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AnarchistAsian
AnarchistAsian

Reply 12 years ago

oops, bad spelling, i rushed.

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AnarchistAsian
AnarchistAsian

Reply 12 years ago

i agree, then i looked, is that bad? P.S. how do i find you on chatroom?

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killerjackalope
killerjackalope

Reply 12 years ago

i've just not been in the chatroom lately that's all...

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AnarchistAsian
AnarchistAsian

Reply 12 years ago

no, no, no, i ment i don't know your username, or what chatrooms you're in, i need some info

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bumpus
bumpus

Reply 12 years ago

Don't give him anything. I'll tell you when its time.

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killerjackalope
killerjackalope

Reply 12 years ago

Bumpy it'll have to change, radio found it and I already know how... The referrers bit in 'ibles, out recent ones all have referrals from there because we linked to them.

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bumpus
bumpus

Reply 12 years ago

OMG! Your right! hush hush!

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killerjackalope
killerjackalope

Reply 12 years ago

I'll set up that password protected page?

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AnarchistAsian
AnarchistAsian

Reply 12 years ago

i need some info, please...

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bumpus
bumpus

Reply 12 years ago

Agreed!
:D

But seriously my first ibles blew like the wind...

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killerjackalope
killerjackalope

Reply 12 years ago

at least I managed to have good photos from the get go...

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AnarchistAsian
AnarchistAsian

Reply 12 years ago

you should post an 'ible on how to do that, cuz it's amazing what you can do with a cell phone camera...

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killerjackalope
killerjackalope

Reply 12 years ago

that camera was a fuji S5600... not a bad camera, till it got stolen, the beer bottle lamp was done with a cell cam...

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AnarchistAsian
AnarchistAsian

Reply 12 years ago

i was talking about the beer bottle lamp... YOU COULD MAKE AN 'IBLE!!!

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killerjackalope
killerjackalope

Reply 12 years ago

I'm actually writing it now, liked that idea working away at it now, prolly publish by tonight....

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AnarchistAsian
AnarchistAsian

Reply 12 years ago

GREAT!!! send me a link

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bumpus
bumpus

Reply 12 years ago

Thats true.

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bumpus
bumpus

Reply 12 years ago

Hahahaha

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DJ Radio
DJ Radio

12 years ago

you better take out the one by coolz because he never added it there!

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Weissensteinburg
Weissensteinburg

Reply 12 years ago

I think that's the point. Anyways, coolz can take it out himself, if he so pleases.

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DJ Radio
DJ Radio

Reply 12 years ago

no, no

'I'm' coolz

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DJ Radio
DJ Radio

Reply 12 years ago

well, I can't remove it because the ible was published on a deleted account that I can't get into, and I don't own the group

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DJ Radio
DJ Radio

Reply 12 years ago

well, that is an insult, you know. nobody insults me and gets away with it

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DJ Radio
DJ Radio

Reply 12 years ago

yes

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DJ Radio
DJ Radio

Reply 12 years ago

well, this group says that basically every ible there is terrible. that is not constructive criticism, but negative criticism

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BorisTheSpider
BorisTheSpider

13 years ago

I would just like to say - I do know now why it hasn't been done before. In some basic cleanup, I found some real gems of instructables (I mean that in a non-sarcastic way). I suppose everyone just has a different idea as to what a bad ible is. Ultimately, the reason it's not a genius idea to have this group isn't the blanket reasoning of "hurt feelings" so much as gross mislabeling and potential, strong arguments. It was supposed to be in good fun, but I guess that's too much to expect. As such, I don't want this dark spot on my own profile. But don't worry - we'll always have "Broken Jar"

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Patrik
Patrik

Reply 12 years ago

Yeah, this is exactly why The Powers That Be have removed negative ratings from the system. Sometimes the projects that are a little controversial get hammered with negative ratings, even though many people feel they are excellent instructables.

I would be in favor of deleting this group, if that is an option. It doesn't really contribute to our little community, or even to the overall quality of the instructibles - positive criticism is a far better tool for that.

Can authors even delete their own Groups? I know you can delete your own Instructables and forum topics...

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DJ Radio
DJ Radio

Reply 12 years ago

yes, they can

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NachoMahma
NachoMahma

Reply 12 years ago

. There's a Delete option under Group Management of a group I started. I'm too chicken to click it. :)

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xACIDITYx
xACIDITYx

12 years ago

Add the Christian Instructable.

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BorisTheSpider
BorisTheSpider

Reply 13 years ago

I don't know why, but it seems I'm not able to add instructables to groups anymore. Is there a limit o how many you can add or something. Also, being a member, can't you add it?

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Doctor What
Doctor What

Reply 13 years ago

yes, i probly can, but it's your group, so i figured i'd nominate, not add.