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wingman246
wingman246

12 years ago

Now we have to wait until the 21st such a long time...

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Goodhart
Goodhart

12 years ago

I got one last vote in before they closed.....

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domino99
domino99

12 years ago

There is no way that I'm going to endorse this site now that they force you to register simply to list all steps on one page. Crap like that is why I have to have a "spam-only" e-mail address. Go to hell.

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Bran
Bran

Reply 12 years ago

It seems the All Steps problem has been solved, as you have an account. Oh and Instructables has a be nice policy.

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domino99
domino99

Reply 12 years ago

You're right, and I apologize for the tone, but not the objection. Adding additional hoops to site usage, which can have the sole purpose of either spamming my e-mail address themselves or selling it so that others may do so, is NOT nice.

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Bran
Bran

Reply 12 years ago

Spamming how? The only thing Instructables sends me is comment notifications and the newsletter, both of which can be disabled.

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domino99
domino99

Reply 12 years ago

Why the need to provide an e-mail address, then? I understand the purpose of registration in order to comment--but simply to view an entry's steps on one page???

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Bran
Bran

Reply 12 years ago

It's been a while since I joined, and things have changed in the registration process, but I believe you need to give an email address to be able to get your activation code, which helps prevent spammers from making quick accounts. It might be a hassle, but it helps in the long run. I'm not sure why about the All-steps thing, but I don't think it's that big of a deal to click each step, except for iBles like TimAnderson's 50 Nifty Tricks and such.

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ll.13
ll.13

Reply 12 years ago

Or there's add /?ALLSTEPS on the end of the URL, I do that if I probably won't be logging in. ;-)

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Doctor What
Doctor What

Reply 12 years ago

Most email sites I go to require you to give them an email address for account verification. And the only reason that they don't allow all steps by outside members is to encourage membership. From my experience, after you register, you get less "spam", in the form of fewer advertisements in the instructables.

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Aar000n3y
Aar000n3y

Reply 12 years ago

It really isn't that big of a deal. It only takes a minute or two.

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canida
canida

Reply 12 years ago

We don't spam or sell email addresses; all of our mailings (notifications, the weekly newsletter) are optional. As Bran says, asking for an email address a way to reduce/prevent spam by discouraging fake accounts. Logged-in, you can set your preferences to default to All Steps view. That's what I do.

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domino99
domino99

Reply 12 years ago

: "asking for an email address a way to reduce/prevent spam by discouraging fake accounts." If that's the case, then just disable the requirement that you register simply to view all steps on one page (a new requirement, I note--I never used to have to do so). I would NEVER object to registration as a prerequisite to posting comments, precisely for the reason you indicated: spam. . That's a far cry from forcing registration simply to view all steps. My viewing of all steps on one page spams no one.

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 12 years ago

Being able to view all steps on one page by the unregistered, creates a "less manual" (i.e. easier) way for all the information to be viewed/scanned so that it can be harvested for spam sessions.

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Egret
Egret

12 years ago

Done! ;)

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Goodhart
Goodhart

12 years ago

Done, thanks for the heads up :-)

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 12 years ago

:-)

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KentsOkay
KentsOkay

12 years ago

+21 for Instructables! I voted from all of the computers at my library : )

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Labot2001
Labot2001

Reply 12 years ago

Sweet!


Runs to computer lab, simutaneously starting up all 100 computers, with Firefox and Safari on each...

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Labot2001
Labot2001

Reply 12 years ago

Dare you think I jest?

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 12 years ago

well, "jest in case" or is that "just in case"? ..... now what was I going to post here.....*sigh*.

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Brennn10
Brennn10

Reply 12 years ago

Wow, nice job!

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KentsOkay
KentsOkay

Reply 12 years ago

I'm so awesome. *looks pleased with himself*

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dsman195276
dsman195276

Reply 12 years ago

nice! dont forget you cant vote more then one time on a computer with different web browsers!

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dsman195276
dsman195276

12 years ago

EVERYBODY, DOWNLOAD ALL OF THE INTERNET BROWSERS YOU CAN FIND! THE VOTEING SYSTEM DOESENT RECKANISE YOU ON DIFFERENT BROWSERS AND YOU CAN VOTE MORE THEN ONCE.

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whatsisface
whatsisface

Reply 12 years ago

Or just clear cookies.....

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TheCheese9921
TheCheese9921

Reply 12 years ago

Doesn't work the total number of votes stays the same, even after I cleared my cookies. :-(

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chooseausername
chooseausername

Reply 12 years ago

Maybe you need to change your IP ?

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Labot2001
Labot2001

Reply 12 years ago

PRoxy! =P

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GorillazMiko
GorillazMiko

Reply 12 years ago

I did it, but I voted 4 times.... dun dun dunnn!

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TheCheese9921
TheCheese9921

Reply 12 years ago

But did the total number of votes go up?

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GorillazMiko
GorillazMiko

Reply 12 years ago

That is the question, young Skywalker.

Run Forrest, run!

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TheCheese9921
TheCheese9921

Reply 12 years ago

I meant it to be rhetorical, I mentioned it in my earlier post. I circled the total votes in the image attached. You have much to learn grasshopper.

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budsiskos
budsiskos

12 years ago

yipee, i voted. its too bad instructables probably wont win unless we all vote multiple times!!!

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westfw
westfw

12 years ago

What's WRONG with these contests? How does instructables end up being compared against a bunch of map sites. Or for that matter, against sites like Facebook and Digg ?

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zachninme
zachninme

Reply 12 years ago

I think this one at least segrigates the groups well. We're matched up against the big guys, but at least they're close.

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canida
canida

Reply 12 years ago

Yeah, there are lots of different ways to slice the web. And no matter what you do, there will be LOTS of big guys! We're just happy to make the cut, and be in there with some of those 800lb gorillas. ;)

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 12 years ago

As long as we're not shut in with an 800lb GorillazMiko ...

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Bran
Bran

Reply 12 years ago

Eep!

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canida
canida

Reply 12 years ago

I think they look at the web very differently than we do.
It's a pre-web taxonomy, really.

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GorillazMiko
GorillazMiko

12 years ago

Voting right now. Hopefully Instructables will win!

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GorillazMiko
GorillazMiko

Reply 12 years ago

Is it voting once a day? Like for the Crunchies?

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 12 years ago

If you clear your cookies, you can vote again straight away!

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canida
canida

Reply 12 years ago

I think they screen for that!

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CameronSS
CameronSS

Reply 12 years ago

Oh-uh...I hope they don't count off for that..I've voted ten times in the last three days.