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Instructables member 'Nepheron' has left the site Answered


Member 'Nepheron' has decided to withdraw from the community, unexpectedly.

He deleted most of his instructables and removed information from the rest, rendering them useless.
The only one left is Sugru metal casting.
It mentions on his profile that he no longer wishes to participate in the community...


Has anyone talked with him or have information on why he left?

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Tool Using Animal
Tool Using Animal

9 years ago

And now we know why it's best to step back for a couple days, and not act rashly.

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Lithium Rain
Lithium Rain

Reply 9 years ago

Yes.

(Of course, it's an easy mistake to make, so I'm not judging the guy...but yes, we can all learn from the missteps of others.)

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zieak
zieak

9 years ago

I noticed that he pulled his projects right after the winners were announced and I emailed him about it. He was firm in his stance but really appreciated my email. His contributions will definitely be missed!

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nickodemus
nickodemus

Reply 9 years ago

I was considering emailing him, but I didn't want to pester him - I'm sure he has received many recent emails about this!

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Tool Using Animal
Tool Using Animal

9 years ago

From the title i thought he died, and was sad. Then I find out he just had a hissy fit, and felt meh.

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Lithium Rain
Lithium Rain

Reply 9 years ago

Same. :D

(If anyone ever does die, nobody will ever even click on the forum post; they'll just think "meh, somebody ELSE stomped off mad...)

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Tool Using Animal
Tool Using Animal

Reply 9 years ago

Well, that one, kind of, explicitly states he died.

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Lithium Rain
Lithium Rain

Reply 9 years ago

Kind of explicitly?

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Tool Using Animal
Tool Using Animal

Reply 9 years ago

Well, I wanted to imply, explicitly, that that title explicitly, sort of, stated he died, so Kiteman wouldn't feel bad about missing an obvious, but subtle point.

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caitlinsdad
caitlinsdad

Reply 9 years ago

woot, they make tandem bikes that have a reverse gear.

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Lithium Rain
Lithium Rain

Reply 9 years ago

A++ WOULD LOL AGAIN

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Lithium Rain
Lithium Rain

Reply 9 years ago

I meant no disrespect, of course! I meant "after this date"...didn't mean to go excluding people.

(Also, what TUA said)

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caitlinsdad
caitlinsdad

Reply 9 years ago

Only Superman can backpeddle as fast as you to go back in time. Ask Dr. Nacho to check on that boot-in-mouth disease.

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NachoMahma
NachoMahma

Reply 9 years ago

. hmmmm. Worst case I've ever seen.

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Lithium Rain
Lithium Rain

Reply 9 years ago

Allow me to rephrase...

"If, at some future time, one of us dies and someone makes a forum topic to announce it, nobody will read the topic, because of a million topics that have LOOKED like "x died" announcements but have in reality NOT been such, conditioning members to simply ignore such announcements, saying 'meh'."

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Tool Using Animal
Tool Using Animal

Reply 9 years ago

I've asked my wife to make me the biggest tackiest roadside memorial ever, even if I don't die in a car accident. I'll be sure to have her include the thumbnail in the post.

So, if you see.

"Ladies and Gentlemen, TUA has left the building" accompanied by a picture of a rain sodden pile of teddy bears, assume the worst.

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Lithium Rain
Lithium Rain

Reply 9 years ago

XD That's hilarious and sad all at once!

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caitlinsdad
caitlinsdad

Reply 9 years ago

Alas, poor TUA, we knew him not.

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Tool Using Animal
Tool Using Animal

Reply 9 years ago

I believe it's "We wish we knew him not."

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caitlinsdad
caitlinsdad

Reply 9 years ago

Allow us to quote you...substituting in the word "dies, died" with "leaves, left K'NEX" and add that to the database used by the quick reply button.

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caitlinsdad
caitlinsdad

Reply 9 years ago

I concur. Have her do two ibles and get a third opinion in the morning..

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nickodemus
nickodemus

Reply 9 years ago

Sorry, the title does look that way... I just thought it was worth informing the community, it surprised me entirely to find out that he did this.

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gmjhowe
gmjhowe

9 years ago

I think basically, they had not read the contest rules, and were under the impression that basically the top 10 voted ibles were the ones that would win the prizes.

Once one gets themselves into the mind set that they have one the first prize for sure. Its easy to see why they might feel annoyed.

I felt the replies to his comments were well suited, myself included, and that we kindly explained the situation.

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nickodemus
nickodemus

Reply 9 years ago

Took me a while to find the comment, I understand exactly what happened now.
All the responses were kind, he just really over-reacted.

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Kiteman
Kiteman

9 years ago

Ouch, that's a bit of a sulky way to go!

He could have simply stopped using the site, but to vandalise your own work like that is, IMO, immature and selfish.

Having said that, I would hope he gives himself a chance to cool off, then re-posts his stuff - he has the promise of a great Maker.

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nickodemus
nickodemus

Reply 9 years ago

All his instructables were well written, and he is very talented. I respect his wish to leave, but it appalled be that he would destroy his published works...

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Kryptonite
Kryptonite

9 years ago

I find that a real shame, I've been following Nepheron for a bit and all of his work is brilliant. He still has his site up and running though.

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caitlinsdad
caitlinsdad

9 years ago

A good guess would be he felt slighted in the Sugru contest by the comment there. The reaction seems a bit extreme but it is his prerogative.