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Message to the K'nexers Answered

A Poem

I write to you of my observations
About certain peoples' latest creations
Yes this has been said before
About this endless comment war

The Jamalam and of course I.A.C
Have seen the same things as me
But they both wrote in regular style
Which never stuck: not versatile

So I write to you in poetry
But the views are same, we all agree
But my rhymes will stick into your brain
The frontier in this web campaign

See I notice that our knex community
Lacks complete and utter immunity
To spite, hate and lack of respect
To many peoples' knex project

It's mainly guns, but there are others too
That are attacked in a ridiculous taboo
That's taboo as in prejudice, you see
It's gone beyond reasonable degree

K’nex is a toy, don’t forget
That fun really is the main object
So why all the hate so suddenly
It puts ya down, can’t you see?

People like me, and naming others too
Get ratings based not on what but who
Why rate so low based on the person
The situation is starting to worsen

Insane Creator is one of those
Who gets nought with a five in endless blows
Upon his models: they ain't that bad
It's who he is, it's really quite sad

See why would you rate if you had no idea
Of the thing you are rating: It's still unclear
What would posess you to continue this theme
In lowering someone's self esteem

It's not just ratings, to me they ain't worth it
It's the comments people think, write and submit
"What the heck? This is so bad" to name an example
But it's one of hundreds: a mere sample

Regulars are praised, no matter what they do
IAC; Killer~safe cracker to name a few
True, they are good, I won't put them down
But what about the other side of this web town?

If I should have posted Mr. Doomsday
Or put that cablecar on display
They would never have got to where they are now
Because I ain't as regarded, why should we allow?

Allow for this rudeness and all this spite
To continue all day and all through night
We were never like this, can you remember?
Time for a little bit of nostalgia?

Once upon a time, the community was 
Supportive and friendly simply because
We wanted friendships and much better outcome
And to spitefulness? we never did succumb!

So I say please return to how we were
Helping every other entrepreneur
Not attacking others like wild bulls:
Please, “show a smile instructables!

        -Lowney

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Knex_Gun_Builder
Knex_Gun_Builder

10 years ago

5 stars, and I have an example of this nonsense. My friend catapult97 made a typical slingshot as his first instructable, here's a link https://www.instructables.com/id/knex_target_pistol/ it's a well made instructable for a first, and it uses the basic sipriani trigger mech. As typical with a new member, some people liked it, most hated it, rated it down, and claimed it was a copy, as a result the rating is currently 2.64, then I_am_Canadian gets on, posts a similar gun, the striker pistol with an identical trigger mechanism, and speak of the devil, he gets a 4.11 rating, and no bad comments! This is a problem that really needs to be resolved with us knexers, we're supposed to be encouraging to new members, so they will reach the mythical "great" status, not force them to quit, if we fail to do this, the knex part of the instructables community will crumble.

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Lowney
Lowney

Reply 10 years ago

I admit your friend was badly treated, but the Striker pistol is a lot better than the target pistol. It has a much stronger and aesthetically pleasing barrel, and it is longer so can shoot further. Also the trigger guard is very good.However, I do see your point, and the Target pistol was definitely unfairly treated. I think it deserves at least 3.4*, maybe higher, problem with it is it kinda looks like a half-arsed job, if it was tidied up a bit (like the handle) and the barrel reinforced then I'm sure it would have been extremely successful!

By the way I've posted new images of 2 Juggernaut mods on the Juggernaut instructable! Are you subscribed to me? If you are then you'll see a new video I have coming out soon of my new creation: The Scout 203a!

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KnexFreek
KnexFreek

11 years ago

  :)
wonderfull heartwarming. 

I VOW TO NOT COMMENT OR RATE IF ALL I HAVE IS HATE. 
I VOW TO BE SUPPORTIVE FRIENDLY AND ENCOURAGING.
I VOW TO HELP SAVE OUR COMMUNITY.
I VOW TO BE NICE AND RESPECTFUL.
IBLES WILL BE DESTROYED BY US, OR SAVED BY US. 
ITS YOUR CHOICE, MAKE THE RIGHT ONE.

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knex inventor
knex inventor

Reply 10 years ago

i only did it because i was bored

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knex inventor
knex inventor

Reply 10 years ago

I VOW TO NOT COMMENT OR RATE IF ALL I HAVE IS HATE.
I VOW TO BE SUPPORTIVE FRIENDLY AND ENCOURAGING.
I VOW TO HELP SAVE OUR COMMUNITY.
I VOW TO BE NICE AND RESPECTFUL.
IBLES WILL BE DESTROYED BY US, OR SAVED BY US.
ITS YOUR CHOICE, MAKE THE RIGHT ONE.


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yerjoking
yerjoking

Reply 11 years ago

You talk about being friendly? You said I was the worst knexer and nothing I posted was good or positive...

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Lowney
Lowney

Reply 10 years ago

What!? Yerjoking right? (Sorry, couldn't resist!)

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KnexFreek
KnexFreek

Reply 11 years ago

 That was when i Was a n000000000000b
and i was defending dj after u argued with him........(face palm)
I WAS DUMB.

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DJ Radio
DJ Radio

Reply 11 years ago

Thanks for your help, even though I can't really remember it.

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yerjoking
yerjoking

Reply 11 years ago

Fair play.

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Lowney
Lowney

Reply 10 years ago

If there was a "like" button on 'ibles then you'd get one lol, sadly there isn't and this was the only reply I could come up with :P

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Jesus.
Jesus.

Reply 11 years ago

I VOW TO NOT COMMENT OR RATE IF ALL I HAVE IS HATE. 
I VOW TO BE SUPPORTIVE FRIENDLY AND ENCOURAGING.
I VOW TO HELP SAVE OUR COMMUNITY.
I VOW TO BE NICE AND RESPECTFUL.
IBLES WILL BE DESTROYED BY US, OR SAVED BY US. 
ITS YOUR CHOICE, MAKE THE RIGHT ONE.


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knex inventor
knex inventor

10 years ago

Its a long poem but i read it all(took me 5 mins oh well) 5 stars its a pretty cool poem though.apart from the long read

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slithien
slithien

10 years ago

Its the knex bible!!!!

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KNEXFRANTIC
KNEXFRANTIC

10 years ago

I VOW TO NOT COMMENT OR RATE IF ALL I HAVE IS HATE. I VOW TO BE SUPPORTIVE FRIENDLY AND ENCOURAGING. I VOW TO HELP SAVE OUR COMMUNITY. I VOW TO BE NICE AND RESPECTFUL. IBLES WILL BE DESTROYED BY US, OR SAVED BY US. ITS YOUR CHOICE, MAKE THE RIGHT ONE. i agree i think

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Seleziona
Seleziona

Reply 11 years ago

NO!!!!
Don't comment on old topics!!!!

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TigerNod
TigerNod

11 years ago

Rofl, nice job lowney! Next time I'll see someone make a negative comment, I'll post a link to this instead of a link to www.youfail.org.

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Lowney
Lowney

Reply 11 years ago

lol

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FrozenStar
FrozenStar

11 years ago

Great job on the poetry man :)

The other problem is if someone who is not very well known posts something, the chances of people even looking at it are lower than that of someone who is better known by the community

Might not have worded that very well but w/e

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Torpe
Torpe

11 years ago

I never rate things down. Sometimes, if something has a rating of  3.99, 3.98, or something like that, I would rate it up just so it could say it got 4 stars.

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TheDunkis
TheDunkis

11 years ago

This isn't so much a problem anymore. We have less comparisons between knexers though there has been a recent increase in egos.

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KnexFreek
KnexFreek

Reply 11 years ago

 :)

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GrandeSwag
GrandeSwag

11 years ago

 I'd just like to point out that nearly every active knexer on this site wasn't even around before KI was launched. Nice try.

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The Jamalam
The Jamalam

Reply 11 years ago

I've been here since 2006, and I can think of many who have said that they browsed for ages before joining up.

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GrandeSwag
GrandeSwag

Reply 11 years ago

 You're only lying to yourself. Have a nice day.

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Lowney
Lowney

Reply 11 years ago

Yeah but....shhhhhh

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GrandeSwag
GrandeSwag

Reply 11 years ago

 It gives you no right what so ever to say that KI "ruined" everything. 

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DJ Radio
DJ Radio

Reply 11 years ago

Guess what?  He still said it. 

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Lowney
Lowney

Reply 11 years ago

I didn't say that, I think KI has a better community. I meant that people on 'ibles started competing, I should rephrase it

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Lowney
Lowney

Reply 11 years ago

There.

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Tom Buckey
Tom Buckey

11 years ago

Well I quite agree. Although this has died down, it still goes on. we need to complement each other more, and dont just say " I dont like this" tell them how to improve it. And those more experianced Knexers (i.e I.A.C, DJ Radio just to name some.) need to help out the newer, lesser experianced knexers. giving them tips and such. We should all just ( If you are in any ) settle any arguments.
I hope this message is deemed helpfull.

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Jesus.
Jesus.

11 years ago

Very good, That needed saying a long time ago.
Here Here my friend!   =D Happy!

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Mr. Muggle
Mr. Muggle

11 years ago

I agree with you, many regulars would get a 4 star rating if they would post a white rod. I admit they are really good but even if they post average stuff they get really high grades.

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Seleziona
Seleziona

Reply 11 years ago

heel juist

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NYPA
NYPA

11 years ago

Let's all be like Rick! He NEVER is sad!



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Raikou-san
Raikou-san

11 years ago

I admit I don't like low ratings, but I myself am glad if I even get a 3.
Three stars means Above Average, and I'm proud to think that people think of my guns that way.

And the rating system isn't a 0 to 100 scale. Whereas a 3 would be around 60/100, and that's a failing grade according to the American School System (lawl at that acronym), but the Instructables Rating System (lawl at that acronym) isn't like that. It's kind of like a movie rating system. Where 1 is poor quality, 2 is not that good, and 3 is above average. I like it that way.

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DJ Radio
DJ Radio

11 years ago

Now for a serious comment:  I thought this died a long time ago.  I stand corrected.

I don't really hate KI anymore, after a bit of thinking, I decided that I shouldn't hate a website because of what a few individuals do.

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Killer~SafeCracker
Killer~SafeCracker

11 years ago

Well.... I think you are quite a good knexer.  If truth be told you are quite a "big" member on this site.

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chopstx
chopstx

11 years ago

"It's not just ratings, to me they ain't worth it"

So why are you leaving because of my one .5 rating?

"That was until about 2007
What with the launch of K'nex innovation"

So you agree that K'nex Innovation is the cause of this madness. Bakenbitz, and all those KI roamers plagued us all. 


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razzlekunai
razzlekunai

Reply 11 years ago

" Bakenbitz, and all those KI roamers plagued us all. "

MISSION ACCOMPLISHED :D

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chopstx
chopstx

Reply 11 years ago

Yay! lol

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Lowney
Lowney

Reply 11 years ago

1) When did I say that? It wasn't the rating 
2) No, a theory. And no.