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Tin Cloth Answered

I am concerned Instructables could be hurt by the Prudometer being ratched too high on comments.  That's bad for the company.
Here's a post just sent to Tin Cloth that was automatically rejected for either being irrelevant or abusive:
"I recall 60 years ago when my parents bought me an oil cloth slicker in Istanbul, Turkey.  It was kinda smelly, but it worked until I outgrew it.  That was just plain cloth, not canvas.
I use that mix of bee's wax, turpentine and linseed oil as a preservative for old tools.  I got a paint can of it in the garage.  Much more durable than WD-40."

How "plain Jane" can you get?  I came back to visit because of the newsletter.

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Josehf Murchison
Josehf Murchison

6 years ago

If you posted in the morning try again in the afternoon.

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caitlinsdad
caitlinsdad

6 years ago

DId your comment get added and then it disappeared or did it just not "take" after you hit the reply button? There have been times when a comment just posted to the ether and was a system bug. The disappearing comments thing after it has posted is the work of the robot behind the orange curtain.

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Tim Temple
Tim Temple

Reply 6 years ago

It just didn't "take" after I hit reply a dozen times. The only hint of why was "Please be positive and constructive with your comments." My fault, huh?

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caitlinsdad
caitlinsdad

Reply 6 years ago

There seems to be a lag with comments posting today so always copy long comments before trying to post so you can try again if they do not appear.

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caitlinsdad
caitlinsdad

Reply 6 years ago

That "We have a "be nice" comment policy. Please be positive and constructive with your comments" disclaimer appears on all the comment input boxes.