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In a recipe instructable how do I give proper credit? Answered

I have a recipe that I really like and on which I would like to do an instructable.  My question is about giving proper credit.  I looked around at some recipes on here and didn't see anything about giving credit.  So the recipe I want to use is a common basic one, but the one I use, I found on a blog.  So do I reference the blog in my instructable?  Is it different because I'm just teaching how to make the recipe?

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cfremming

3 years ago

Thank you all so much for your responses, they're awesome! I've decided to do a different recipe, one that is just my own.

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Yonatan24

3 years ago

I'd give it recipe a little "twist", and change it a bit.

Random example that came to my head: "I recently saw a great recipe for making a Slightly Spicy Greek Salad called Tzatziki, by Name of Author // Website, and thought I'd make an Instructable about it, since I changed the ingredients a bit, and many people have told me that it's the best salad they've ever had!"

Take a look at this Instructable. In the intro, I wrote "This project was originally inspired by Chitlange Sahas' Rubber Mallet using Hot glue Instructable. His method didn't work very well for me, So I thought of a different method. Also way funner!"

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icengYonatan24

Answer 3 years ago

Why is it only your instructable pointers work

and the pointers to the Tzatziki original don't work?

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Yonatan24iceng

Answer 3 years ago

I did that one purpose: I wrote the word, highlighted it, then clicked on the add link option (chain), and wrote "link". I didn't really add a link, it just looks like it.

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icengYonatan24

Answer 3 years ago

Fun to fool people about giving credit to the origional.

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Yonatan24iceng

Answer 3 years ago

I did that because I didn't have a source, and putting a random link would probably also be questioned... It was that first type of food that came to my mind...

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onrust

3 years ago

give credit where credit is due BUT you gotta make it your own

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bwrussell

3 years ago

Honestly if you're just copying the recipe as is I wouldn't even do an Instructable. It serves no real purpose. If you have changes or adjustments then go for it.

If you go ahead with this, in either case, you should give the original author credit and a link to the original work. If you're re-writing it in your own words then you shouldn't be obligated to ask permission from the author but if you are just copying what they wrote on the blog then you should ask permission.

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iceng

3 years ago

When I can,

I ask permission of the project author that I want to build a copy of like the

https://www.instructables.com/id/MAGIC-ROLLING-STEP...

And then add an advertising pointer to his original work.

I saw this neat instcrutable by Phil B and realized I needed to make one.. I really use mine as do my neighbors.

Most people are flattered to be emulated. Like you are not claiming credit for the recipe but demonstrating how you make it is perfectly alright :-)

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