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hey i recently hit a brick wall with anything building related i want to make it onto the freaking featured list once ...before i just stop posting in general which probably wouldn't mean much lol but still i need ideas for an average/above average builder some one please help me out here

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steveastrouk
steveastrouk

Best Answer 11 years ago

<qualification> 3/1

Yes, try writing in English, with capital letters, sentences and punctuation. I've seen your work and been impressed by the concepts but given up because your writing style is painful to read.

Like:

hey i recently hit a brick wall with anything building related i want to make it onto the freaking featured list once ...before i just stop posting in general which probably wouldn't mean much lol but still i need ideas for an average/above average builder some one please help me out here


Now try this

Hey, I recently hit a brick wall with anything building related ! I want to make it onto the freaking featured list once !

Before I just stop posting in general - which probably wouldn't mean much <lol>  I  really need some ideas for an average/above average builder. Can someone help me out there.
Please ?

I know you'll have been taught that spelling, punctuation and grammar are all imposed on you to restrict your creativity, but they are actually there to COMMUNICATE your creativity to the world.

Steve

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jeff-o
jeff-o

11 years ago

Imagine you were standing at a podium giving a presentation.  When you speak you don't want to sound like a rambling teenager, flinging colloquialisms to the wind.  It must be formal.  Your writing style corresponds directly with how much people will trust you.  Random people on the internet don't know you, so they judge you based on your spelling and grammar.

Now, the presentation itself must be top-notch as well.  Lots of detailed, focused and annotated pictures are requisite.  Don't skip over details that you think are unimportant.  If someone already knows how to do what you're describing, they'll skip over that section all on their own.  But, someone who is looking for guidance may need all the information they can get, and if they're following in your footsteps it's a good idea not to erase half of them!

As far as ideas are concerned, I like to scour the internet on a daily basis for neat little bits of design that I can file away for later.  Other times I'm just daydreaming and something pops into my head.  Some ideas I flip around in the back of my mind, and others I record on my iPod or on Evernote for reference later.  If I'm looking for an idea, or if a contest comes up, I look through those ideas and look for something that could work.  Then I rework, modify, add and subtract features of one or more "base designs" until I come up with something unique.  I've got tons of ideas, but only the best filter through to an Instructable.

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Re-design
Re-design

11 years ago

In case you're wondering I got 3 inst. up and 1 of the 3 is featured.

I went and checked your instructables.

Your photos are pretty good.  Some of them were out of focus.  You were probably trying to get close with a camera that won't do close.  Either get another camera that will or focus properly and crop the photo.  Out of focus photos don't help anyone and they are not better than nothing.

I saw no capital letters anywhere or any punctuation anywhere!  Either do it right or don't expect anyone to give you a pass on it.  I don't care if you think it's cool, in a technical paper and that's what this is, it's not cool.  It makes you look like an amateur.  Why would I take instructions from an amateur.  Your grammar doesn't have to be perfect but at least make an effort.  Spelling should be perfect since as you type it in THE ROBOT tells you when you are not spelling it right.

Well you asked didn't you.

Good luck.

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Ervineng
Ervineng

Answer 11 years ago

lol i don't think its "cool " i just have a bad habit of typing the same way i do on msn quick and slang like i know its pretty bad and ill try to fix it thanks for the tips