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Why you love Instructables Answered

I don't know if this can really be categorized as burning question, but it is what it is. This is a topic to post why you love Instructables and enjoy it so much. It is a pretty random topic, so I don't mind if there are random posts. What are you waiting for, tell the world why you love Instructables!

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Plasmana
Plasmana

11 years ago

Instructables is awesome because you can post projects here, see someone else's project, win stuff, talk to people and so on!

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Keith-Kid
Keith-Kid

11 years ago

Why is the sky blue? Who cares? It's frigging blue! Nah, it's just cool. And helpful. And fun. And unique. And nice. And friendly. And orange. It's ORANGE! Enough said.

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sgabei
sgabei

11 years ago

I can stay hours jumping from an instrctable to another and get many ideas and fun. thanks to you all!!! maurizio

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Lftndbt
Lftndbt

Reply 11 years ago

Nice Avatar.

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sgabei
sgabei

Reply 11 years ago

thank you and sorry for the delay!!! happy life!!!

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Kiteman
Kiteman

11 years ago

There's all the usual stuff that other people have mentioned - community, creativity and what-not, but in the early days of my membership the attraction was permission.

For years I've had ideas, things that "somebody" should make, and then when I found this site I suddenly realised that "somebody" was me - the existence of this site gave me permission to Make. My ideas didn't have an audience, now they do.

I gained a hobby, and (for complicated personal reasons) a large slice of sanity.

I don't plan on leaving any time soon.

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Lithium Rain
Lithium Rain

Reply 11 years ago

>(for complicated personal reasons) Do tell. :D

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 11 years ago

Seriously; personal.

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 11 years ago

That's OK, not a problem.

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Ferrite
Ferrite

Reply 11 years ago

I am glad to hear that you don't plan on leaving!

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Yerboogieman
Yerboogieman

Reply 11 years ago

kinda same here, somebody else liked what i liked kind of thing.

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 11 years ago

As they say over here (and maybe over there too), you hit the nail on the head I believe. The only difference for me is that this site breathed life back into my old hobby (when I was a boy) that I thought had died in me.....it gave me permission to dream again. I like that....

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ll.13
ll.13

11 years ago

I like it, lots of great ideas and inspiration.

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Brennn10
Brennn10

11 years ago

I wouldn't be making anything if it wasn't for Instructables. The only people that would see my projects would be my family and friends that might want to see them. Now I know that if I post an instructable there will be at least one person in the world that would have an interest in the stuff that I make.

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Goodhart
Goodhart

11 years ago

I don't know what I would do without you all :-)

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whatsisface
whatsisface

Reply 11 years ago

Run out of awesome shirts?

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 11 years ago

and definitely run out of ideas eventually for things to make ;-)

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Ferrite
Ferrite

Reply 11 years ago

Or all of your great ideas would build up in your head until it exploded : - )

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 11 years ago

no wonder I was getting those horrible headaches just before I started posting -ibles here........and my wife kept saying it was blood pressure, pffffft. LOL

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Ferrite
Ferrite

Reply 11 years ago

Now, of course, you have to logg on for medicinal purposes : - )

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 11 years ago

And I can quote you on that ? LOL To my wife....as an excuse...

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Ferrite
Ferrite

Reply 11 years ago

Please do : - )

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Sunbanks
Sunbanks

11 years ago

Instructables is just so awesome and all the people and projects here make it even more awesome.

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gimmelotsarobots
gimmelotsarobots

11 years ago

I just do. For to many reasons to list. It's one of those things you can't quite explain.

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bumpus
bumpus

11 years ago

The community. This website has the most tight-knit community possibly on the web, we all have differences, but we have more likenesses. I wish there was a way I could thank the staff...

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Weissensteinburg
Weissensteinburg

Reply 11 years ago

Maybe we could send them a few des(s)erts?

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bumpus
bumpus

Reply 11 years ago

Indeed... But how would we ever do that...

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Weissensteinburg
Weissensteinburg

Reply 11 years ago

You would need some sort of a secret website to coordinate it all one, that 's for sure.

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bumpus
bumpus

Reply 11 years ago

Pfft, that too much to do.. I thought we could just show extensive gratitude toward the staff... :D

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gmjhowe
gmjhowe

Reply 11 years ago

ive never heard such stupid idea in my life, i mean seriously, who would do something so utterly stupid.

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gimmelotsarobots
gimmelotsarobots

Reply 11 years ago

Hey, now. You're the one complaining about bad attitudes on instructibles.

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gmjhowe
gmjhowe

Reply 11 years ago

yeah, sorry mate, this entire branch of comments is an 'in' joke.

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gimmelotsarobots
gimmelotsarobots

Reply 11 years ago

I was confused. And tired.
gets dizzy and falls over

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bumpus
bumpus

Reply 11 years ago

I think hes being sarcastic...

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bumpus
bumpus

Reply 11 years ago

Or utterly nice! :P

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Ferrite
Ferrite

Reply 11 years ago

Not completely sure, I will have to ponder this perplexing question for a while

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bumpus
bumpus

Reply 11 years ago

Heh, oh well, maybe extensive gratitude would be the same.. :D

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Ferrite
Ferrite

Reply 11 years ago

I think that might work too : - )

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Ferrite
Ferrite

Reply 11 years ago

Whoever wins the pie contest can make the staff some of their award winning pies : - )

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whatsisface
whatsisface

Reply 11 years ago

Bake them a cake.

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bumpus
bumpus

Reply 11 years ago

You don't know the half of it! :D

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Ferrite
Ferrite

Reply 11 years ago

Ya, the staff does a great job. I think that they enjoy the community too. This site does have a great community, which I also enjoy. I think that the differences is part of what makes it fun.

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jessyratfink
jessyratfink

11 years ago

I love learning new things and this is really one of the easiest sites to learn from just because of the layout. It just makes sense. That's why I got hooked at first. But then I stayed for the community. I feel quite at home here - I love brainstorming, discussing, troubleshooting, joking, etc. with everyone. There are so many passionate people here and it's such a healthy and creative environment. Plus, visiting the HQ and meeting everyone only increased my love for the site. :)

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Ferrite
Ferrite

Reply 11 years ago

Plus, visiting the HQ and meeting everyone only increased my love for the site

Some of us aren't so lucky : (

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Tool Using Animal
Tool Using Animal

11 years ago

I recieved this PM from a fellow user, I hope they don't mind me making it public, but his is why I love insructables "Your drill press/lathe idea I wanted to thank you for your idea on how to use your drill press as a lathe. I am making a wooden grandfather clock and the plans call for a "croquet ball" as a pendulum. I decided that rather than use a stock croquet ball, I would prefer to turn a wooden ball to the same dimensions. I found your instructions, cannibalized an old Ryobi cordless drill, glued up a blank and ended up with a perfect 3/5 inch dia. ball. To do the rough shaping of the blank, I used my belt sander while the blank was turning. I did the fine shaping with the Surform plane, wood rasp and sand paper. I wish that I could figure out how to attach a picture to this. The ball came out really nice! Once again, thank you so much for your idea! " Somebody was able to use what I did to solve a problem, maybe it's not curing cancer, but still I helped someone, that's pretty cool.

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Spl1nt3rC3ll
Spl1nt3rC3ll

Reply 11 years ago

Those types of PMs are awesome.

"Hey man, just wanted to say that you make a lot of awesome Instructables, and you are t3h pwns. I just saw your ghillie suit and think it's awesome. Splinter Cell games are also awesome.

STEALTH FTW! :D"


Also, people posting pictures or comments on your iBle about how they built what you made are awesome.

"Awesome Instructable!
I built one with a few mods (just because of what materials i had at the time)and it works great
I spent a grand total of $1.07 on this, totally worth it."

"This little device right here has just convinced me to get into airsoft. I do love woodsball in all its forms..."