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Instructables - Finalist for Best User-Generated Content Award in the Crunchies Answered

Feeling like your Instructable was the underdog in our Laser Cutter Competition? Check out the blog to see how Instructables is competing with the likes of Digg, Facebook, Geni, and Yelp.

Or just head straight over and vote for Instructables:
http://vote.crunchies.techcrunch.com/category/view/ugc
according to the rules, you can vote once every day until Thursday at midnight.

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chaoscampbell
chaoscampbell

13 years ago

it seems voting is over?... is this true or am I having computer problems

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fungus amungus
fungus amungus

Reply 13 years ago

Yup, voting ended last night at midnight. Thanks for voting!

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westfw
westfw

13 years ago

What an odd set of sites to be grouped together as finalists. Instructables currently claims to have 4 votes, before and after I voted for them. So I dunno if your cheating is working.

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ewilhelm
ewilhelm

Reply 13 years ago

Where do you see the number of votes?

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pulikchik
pulikchik

Reply 13 years ago

This is your Aunt Debby. I am at work and am getting all my co-workers to vote also! Hi to Christy too!

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 13 years ago

Why do people still use that old image of the front page? It's undergone at least two revisions since that screenshot was taken.

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ll.13
ll.13

Reply 13 years ago

It's separate "rating vote", and I voted it 5 ;-)

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westfw
westfw

Reply 13 years ago

Ah. Never mind; that seems to be a separate "rating" vote; not (?) related to the per-site voting.

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Spl1nt3rC3ll
Spl1nt3rC3ll

Reply 13 years ago

Only four? That's not right.

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chaoscampbell
chaoscampbell

13 years ago

voted again today.... from three computers

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 13 years ago

Sneaky! (Why didn't I think of that?)

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Weissensteinburg
Weissensteinburg

Reply 13 years ago

Take your kids to a computer lab and have them all vote!

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zachninme
zachninme

Reply 13 years ago

That would be awesome. I think you'd deserve a shirt or stickers if you did that every day from now on ;-)
...in all your classes!

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 13 years ago

Curse this time difference! Before reading this thread, I'd had sixty kids in computer rooms!

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incawill
incawill

13 years ago

Voted as instructed.

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fungus amungus
fungus amungus

13 years ago

Damn, my start-up IQ is pretty low. I scanned through a few of those pages and barely recognized any of them. For the user-generated page the only one that caught me off-guard was geni.com. I've never heard of it before, but it'll be useful for prepping for family reunions. With these selections you have a very different definition of content. Digg has links, but not really any content except for the rare comment that has good extra info. Facebook mostly tells me how my friends score on movie trivia tests and I'm more surprised to see that one on there. Yelp has been helpful for me in finding good places to go and that's nice. For me that's the closest to providing content in the site that I can use. I'm biased of course, but Instructables provides the most open platform for users putting their own content of any kind out there.

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gmoon
gmoon

Reply 13 years ago

Voted! Yeah, Digg especially seems out of place...

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royalestel
royalestel

Reply 13 years ago

Ditto! User created content?

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xACIDITYx
xACIDITYx

13 years ago

I'm going to vote, then do a "tools>Delete browsing history>delete all" and vote again. i hope it works

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xACIDITYx
xACIDITYx

Reply 13 years ago

IT worked!

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chooseausername
chooseausername

13 years ago

I did not know who voting for, so used a dice, got two 6, then 4. So I voted for the #4 on the list ... =o)

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Goodhart
Goodhart

13 years ago

I have done what I can....

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sugg22
sugg22

13 years ago

i cast my vote, but i'm not telling you who i voted for. just kidding. instructables, of course. its a good thing KillerK already released his SR-V1, or else this page would be full of his ads for it. lol

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CameronSS
CameronSS

13 years ago

Ummm...Voted, refreshed the page, and voted again...apparently it stores votes on cookies, and since mine are turned off by default (CookieSafe), I could vote again. To abuse or not to abuse...That is the question...

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CameronSS
CameronSS

Reply 13 years ago

Couldn't resist, went back and voted thrice more. I hope they don't check IPs...

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KentsOkay
KentsOkay

13 years ago

Voted.... for Facebook! LOL, joking, joking. I'm impressed we even made it onto that list.... That in itself is a major accomplishment.

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KentsOkay
KentsOkay

Reply 13 years ago

I'm going to go vote for Instructables from all the computers at my library, so 25 votes from me! :D

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Spl1nt3rC3ll
Spl1nt3rC3ll

Reply 13 years ago

I would, but Instructables is blocked for forums and message boards :(

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KentsOkay
KentsOkay

Reply 13 years ago

Poor you :'(

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Spl1nt3rC3ll
Spl1nt3rC3ll

Reply 13 years ago

>.> <.< Voted for Instructables on all of the four computers in the house! :D

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Bran
Bran

13 years ago

Voted!