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What are we called? Answered

What do you call someone in instructables?
  1. A maker
  2. An instructabler?
  3. An ible-er (ibbler?)
  4. -suggestions-
Me thinks we should have our own name!

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Kiteman
Kiteman

9 years ago

I use options 1-3 interchangeably, although I often capitalise Maker.

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Lithium Rain
Lithium Rain

Reply 9 years ago

Yes, why is that? Even if you view it as a title, one doesn't normally capitalize doctor or lawyer or judge or even president mid-sentence if used as a generalized noun (as opposed, of course, to proper full titles of individuals).

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 9 years ago

It's to differentiate it from people who make something, but aren't Makers.

Specifically, to highlight the difference between people that make stuff, like you and I, and corporate entities that manufacture stuff, like car makers, film makers etc.

It's like the difference between "christian" and "Christian".

There's a certain amount of philosophising going on when a capital letter is involved.

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Lithium Rain
Lithium Rain

Reply 9 years ago

I see, that makes sense. Thanks!

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caitlinsdad
caitlinsdad

Reply 9 years ago

as opposed to talking to a Maker or The Maker.

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Lithium Rain
Lithium Rain

Reply 9 years ago

You wanna meet your Maker?!

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caitlinsdad
caitlinsdad

Reply 9 years ago

knuckle sandwich on whole wheat, please.

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 9 years ago

Surely you'd want that one on unleavened bread?

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caitlinsdad
caitlinsdad

Reply 9 years ago

and thus the precursor of take-away food when you are on the run.

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 9 years ago

I'd need more than a single sandwich for a forty year hike.

But then, I also think that I'd make the journey in a lot less time...

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ilpug
ilpug

Reply 9 years ago

You would think they would get sick of manna after a while.

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Goodhart
Goodhart

9 years ago

I tend to use maker, hack(er), repurposer, somewhat interchangeably, with the occasional ibler in there.