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What is the difference between posting topics and Instructables here? It looks like people use them both to do the same thing... Are topics like test-runs for people's ideas and if the people request it, that person will make it an Instructable? please and thank you

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billy B
billy B

13 years ago

ok thank you very much guys. so if i feel confident enough, i can go ahead and make an Instructable without posting a "check this out" topic first right?

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CameronSS
CameronSS

Reply 13 years ago

Of course! If you have a project that you want to share, there's no reason that you have to get approval from anyone to publish it. Check out the Instructable on making Instructables. Can't wait to see the finished project!

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Brennn10
Brennn10

13 years ago

Hey Billy, welcome to the site! It is great for new people to show! To basically answer the question and agree with the other answers, Forums are for topic of your choice that you wish to ask, put forth, share. Instructables are the actual "project" and the steps you took to make it. WELCOME!

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Dantex
Dantex

13 years ago

on forums you ask for help, show what you are made, or ask about anything, and in instructables you show how to build final product

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lemonie
lemonie

13 years ago

Topics are for discussion, Instructables are for publishing finished projects. People also tend to ask for help in forums, and ask questions like yours. L

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westfw
westfw

13 years ago

In addition to questions and random chitchar, It is suggested that people use forums to post "look what I did" sorts of things that might be interesting, if they haven't gotten around to putting together the whole set of pictures and instructions that would make up a good "instructable." (which is harder than it looks.)

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Danny
Danny

13 years ago

welcome! in response to your question, forums are usually used for less formal things like questions, events, ideas and in general chit chat wheras instructables are for deatailed instructions to your finished project. hope i helped!