rating system

It just occurred to me that Instructable ratings are based in part on the necessity to return to the Instructable to review instructions. Instructables that have steps that are intuitive and/or easy to remember may not get any ratings. In other words good ratings equal Instructable complicated enough to require several visits. That leaves number of views. With a nude or two you could probably get a lot of visitors and a very high rating as well. ;-(

Topic by watermelon   |  last reply


Vote or Rating?

Just a quick question, of contests when it says something like people with the most votes win this, does it mean the instructable with the most people that clicked on the vote now button, or the instructable with the highest rating?

Topic by guyfrom7up   |  last reply


Rating system

I'd just like to say two things in relation to the new 'view ratings' feature: Firstly, while you can now see who rated your project low, this doesn't mean said person hates you.  They probably don't even remember doing it.  Sure, mention it to them (I myself have sent a few choice PMs), but don't dwell on it.  You have probably done it at some point, and would probably rather forget about it.  See this as a chance to correct your mistakes and give older projects a fair rating if you want. Having said this, I would hate to see people bullied into giving 5* ratings to everything for fear that they may get picked up on the odd 3.5* etc.  As long as you express your honest opinion. But seriously, ratings on this site are typically ridiculously skewed anyway, so I wouldn't get too hung up over it.  Most people don't care about ratings at all.

Topic by knexguy   |  last reply


No More Ratings

Thanks to some guy who unpublished my latest rating because it was posted an instructable can be blamed for me stopping my rating system. Sorry DjRadio because I can't post them as forum topics and I'm not going to waste my time transferring them. As for Dj, the Ar-3 was great and shot 70 feet. Best true bolt action ever. Sorry about this but I'm going back to making new things.

Topic by Electroinnovation   |  last reply


Rating Group

I am currently working on a project to rate knex guns, and I need your help. I need 2 people who have a lot off time and knex so you can build at least I new gun per week. We will all build the gun and I will make the collaboration. We will come to an agreement for each category and post the final results. This project should go on for a few months. Please comment.

Topic by Electroinnovation   |  last reply


Knex Rating

I was looking around on instructables today and i saw some people rating a gun out of 10 so i though we could all rate guns. But what does each number actually mean? and should there be different ways of rating for Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced guns? Please give your opinions.

Topic by Loosewire; SOE Operative   |  last reply


Knexer ratings

I would like to find out how everyone thinks of the knexers here.Rate form 1 to 101= Horrible2= Very Bad3= Bad4= Not Good5= Getting there6= Okay7= Good8= Really Good9= Awesome10= Knex GodNow just rate these Knexers1.Mepain2.Oodalumps3.Perfect Duck4.Mykhailo5.Dsman1952766.I_Am_Canadian7.Jollex8.TheDunkis9.J-Chode10.PineapplebobTheGreatYou cannot rate your selfExample Post:1. 102. 103. 104. 105. 96. 87.8. 79. 810. 7

Topic by jollex   |  last reply


Ratings and the tedium of knex

I know what happens when I rate something up, it goes on my favorites, but what happens when i rate something down? Does it do anything? Normally I don't bother, I just rate the projects I like up , but these Knex ones are getting tedious. What's next? An influx of Lincoln Log houses?

Topic by Tool Using Animal   |  last reply


What's with all the 5*s?

One thing that has annoyed me quite alot lately is knex guns that would have sucked 3 years ago getting a 5* rating. If you look at the rating system five stars is "best ever" now correct me if I'm wrong but is a piece of trash block trigger gun really the best ever? In my opinion all instructables should be rated for what they are worth instead of just giving a high rating to appear nice. I know many people will play the "it's my first..." card but I find that to be a pathetic excuse. No person's first creation can be the "best ever" thear is always room for improvement. Also shame on those of you who rate everything 5*s, rating for you has become a meaningless action. So by all means post your guns, just don't have a fit when somebody rates it a 2 or 3, it's probably what it deserved, also learn to take constructive critisism, people like DJ know their stuff and can help you improve your building skills, but there is a difference between constructive critisism and bagging somebody elses creation. If you don't like what I'm saying go ahead, rate this .5, heck while you're at it rate all of my stuff .5, with people giving everything a 5 the rating system seems pretty much worthless to me anyway. So next time you check out a new gun, try to give it the rating it deserves.

Topic by Fred the Penguin   |  last reply


Ps1 games(t rated)

Any sugestions

Question by builderkidj   |  last reply


Rate a Custom TR! (update)

Since everyone likes the TR so much and people are making custom TR's, I decided to have a "Rate a TR" thread.  Other sites have similar threads, like SSCoasters. The basis is that you post a picture of your TR, and the next person to reply has to rate your TR on a scale of 1-5.  Then he posts a picture of his custom TR, and the next person rates it and posts his TR, and so on. The more modded a TR seems, the higher rated it should be.  To start the topic off, here is my custom TR.  It uses Zak's stock because I like it so much, and it features original custom ironsights, and a neat trigger guard that attaches to the foregrip.  I will probably post a video later. *Edit* since there seems to be some debate on mods, I will clarify what I meant: By "mods", I meant mods that make the gun better or increase efficiency in some way or form.  So if you throw a bunch of random parts on your TR like a scope or a grenade launcher, it doesn't count towards my overall definition.  *update*:

Topic by DJ Radio   |  last reply


My Knex Gun Rating System

I QUIT, SORRY. I am starting a new business. I will rate any of your guns (as long as they're not too big) and post a detailed rating of it. I work on a first come first serve basis. Allow up to 2 weeks for each gun and keep in mind if there are 8 in front of you, it could take me a month or 2 to get to yours. All I ask in return is for you to post a link of my rating on the front page of the gun I rated. Hope to see a few guns before next Saturday. I would have done Pros Cons Stats Does It Have...? Can It Be...? Rating Overall Would I recommend It Final Rating

Topic by Electroinnovation   |  last reply


What happened to search by top rated?

Well, I Went to go and check what the top-rated thing in knex was, so I went and put in knex, pressed graphical search, and rating wasn't there to click! All of the other stuff was though.... It's really weird. Maybe someone else should see if they have this problem...

Topic by Seleziona   |  last reply


rating knex guns and fsastr pics

One thing I really dont get is people just rating knex guns by looks or because they like the user who posted it, personally I only rate guns that I have built, and the only gun on this site I have completely built was shadowninjas assault magnum. oh heres pics of the fsastr (firestorm assault rifle) sorry there is no full pictures I haven't loaded hem up yet its a true trigger assault rifle removable yellow rod mag attatchable oodammo grenade launcher with top railspicture notes1-the mag2-looks a bit like a halo battle rifle attatchments are foregrip and carry handle/sight3-assault configuration short sight and oodammo grenade launcher4-oodammo in launcher5 grenade launcher

Topic by Fred the Penguin   |  last reply


Animating Water Bottle Recycling Rates

Here's a neat animation of water bottle recycling rates....bottled water (in all its flavors) has become one of the most consumed, yet least recycled beverages. For example, it is estimated that in 2005 alone approximately 30 billion plastic water bottles were purchased, with only about 12% recycled (in part due to out-dated deposit laws). The remaining 25 billion bottles were either landfilled, littered or incinerated. Obviously that's a lot of bottles, but statistics involving "billions of bottles per year" can be difficult to put into perspective.

Topic by canida   |  last reply


Is it possible to get a rating of 5* on a forum topic?

I want every body here to rate this topic 5*. I've always wanted to know if its possible to get a full 5* on instructables. _Edit: DONT RATE IT 5 ANYMORE! Rate IT 0.5! Lets see how low the rating can go!

Topic by kingghaffari   |  last reply


How do you rate knex guns?

How do you rate knex guns.I rate it on this system (the stars are what i give or take from the base rating of a gun for that part):Gun build- 1 starlooks- .5 starsrange- 1 starFunction- 2 starsother opinions- .5 starsIf its a block trigger, It gets 0.5 stars, and it goes up from there (up to 3 stars)what is your rating system?

Topic by DJ Radio   |  last reply


What's the amperage rating of the K'Nex electric motor? Answered

I recently purchased a small lot of K'Nex parts to add to my collection. Included in the lot was the 12-volt K'Nex electric motor that you plug into a wall outlet. Unfortunately, the lot did not include the box/documentation for the motor, and more importantly, it did not include the AC adapter required to run the motor. I have a big box of AC adapters from various electronics collected over the years, so I likely have one that is a suitable replacement. However, I can't seem to find out what the amp draw is for the motor. I've looked elsewhere on the web but have not been able to find this information. So I was wondering if someone who actually has the original AC adapter for the motor can look at it and give me it's specifications and perhaps a model number? Thanks!

Question by thekosmicfool   |  last reply


New Instructables

Killer Video of the Gatling Gun. I'm revealing my coming instructable. I will publish a heavy duty 16 shot Gatling gun that shoots 10 barrels per second. When 3 green pegs are in each barrel it shoots 30 bullets per second. I shot a total of 48 pegs in the video. Look for that in a month or two. Hope you can't wait. NO PICTURES YET. IT'S TRUE IDENTITY WILL REMAIN A SECRET UNTIL IT IS PUBLISHED. ALL YOU WILL SEE IS IT'S MASSIVE FIREPOWER.

Topic by Electroinnovation   |  last reply


Who did this to knex????

All knex rating that were 5, are now 4!!!!!! Why , who, when??? It is so annoying!!!!

Topic by Bartboy   |  last reply


How do the admins choose whether or not to feature an instructable?? Answered

So today, I was just wondering around Instructables. I clicked on an instructable. I looked at the ratings and stuff. Views: 43 Rating: 0.00 (no one has rated) FEATURED How do the admins choose whether or not to feature an Instructable?

Question by Flumpkins   |  last reply


Instructables 5 star everything (almost) bug.

I have noticed (and so have many others) that all initially high rated Instructables now have an overall rating of 5 stars, this goes on for pages, for example, look up K'nex and then click sort by rating and you will find that all the Instructables up to Dutchwarlord's FN FAL Assault are rated 5 stars overall, is this a bug, or a gift from Instructables? Note, this is in K'nex because that is where I originally discovered the bug (no word on who discovered it first.)

Topic by An Villain   |  last reply


How can I speed up the rate of fire on a nerf swarmfire?

I recently purchased a nerf swarmfire. It is fully automatic. It holds twenty darts when full, and empties all of its barrels in about 6.4 seconds. Thus it fires one dart every 0.32 seconds. I'm in a club where rate of fire basically determines the winner of every battle, so an ible about how to speed this up would be appreciated.

Question by bokrugthewaterlizard 



Do you think people are too quick to rate something 5*s?

Hey there guys. We all know that getting to 5*s with a kne'x ible used to be quite hard, say a year and a half ago. Now, there are so many knex guns with 5*s its impossible to count! How? I will list a few of the reasons. 1) 'Ye of little knexing experience' are simply voting 5* instantaneously if they think it is remotely good. 2) There are simply too many members doing the above! 3) Nobody really knows what not to rate high anymore :-/ The 'Knexperts' of ibles are producing top quality work, that is being treated frankly the same as something that is not so top notch! Therefore, I propose that we formulate an instructable that would show people what we think work should be rated on. We need to get rid of ratings like 'Wow! First Derringer! 5*'  - Don't you think?! Please also comment on things I need to add to the list!

Topic by RMConstruction   |  last reply


Why?

Why cant i comment or rate anything? is anyone else having this problem?

Topic by ~KGB~   |  last reply


Why is there suddenly a plethora (I love that word) of three star rated questions? Answered

If you look on page 2 of Answers, there are only 2 or 3 questions on the page that haven't been rated.  Not that I really care one way or the other, it just struck me as strange that it seems to have suddenly started and piqued my curiosity. **Note: Actually, there are times when I wish I could pick more than one answer as Best.  Several of you would have gotten one here. As it is now, I'm going to give this one to Re-design, because I really like his suggestion and I think it is worthy of consideration by Instructables management.

Question by Burf   |  last reply


Free games?(Non free if really good)Rated E-T no blood Answered

Ya see I just got a laptop and I want to load it with games for when I wanna chill out and maybe for online multiplayer. Sugestions?????? ***!!!Mostly fps games!!!***

Question by builderkidj   |  last reply


What are the... Answered

Top rated instructable of all time? Top viewed instructable of all time? The first ever instructable?

Question by XOIIO   |  last reply


How NOT to be a NOOB!

After looking around, I have decided to make a Mini-Instructable (Therefore Forum Topic) about how to not be a noob. This will be targeted for Instructables, but most goes on any site. It is also partly targeted on knexers. Step one, The name.Well, a lot goes by what your name is, don't say something like I_Love_Knex_Guns, choose something like Dsman, TheDunkis, Kiteman,Adrian Monk, Goodhart, Dj Radio, Jollex or The Jamalam. Also, try to use one that you use on other Websites, like Mepain, Kiteman or DutchJStep Two, the profile pic, Well, most people hate people who don't even change their display pic, so try to AT LEAST change it a bit. Some people actually use photoshop, like Dsman, or go even further and get one specially crafted by a true master ( IE Oblivitus) Try to get something that reflects either your name, or your interests.Step Three, ActivityWell, posting some Comments is Vital, and the whole point of Intructables is Instructables is just that, Post some Ibles! Don't be all nutty saying "This is my first Instructable, So be nice!'Forum topics are also quite important.Step four, Grammar Grammar is not a NOOB issue, but a lot more people will like you, and try to help improve it that way. Also, there is a Spell check button RIGHT beside the buttons near the Post sign, so USE IT!Step five, Activity Part two ( Bonus Points)Some things that are help you get more popular is greeting new people with nice warm welcomes. Jollex has done this quite often, with a personally Knex-related greeting, as have many other people. Another thing people do is search "knex" and the go to recent, and post something nice on all the new ibles (Block triggers and Et Cetrea Exempt)Example of a great welcome.Welcome!I noticed you'd joined the site, and also that you seem to be a K'NEX fan.That's brilliant!We have a lot of keen K'NEXers here, and we're quite a busy community on the site. Can I ask you to remember a few things, though? We are keen to show off K'NEX in its best light here, so please read these points carefully:(if you don't you run the risk of being labeled as a "noob")Pictures.One of the keys to a good Instructable is good photography. Please, don't use photos where the important bits are too small to see, or out of focus. Use good lighting and the macro mode of your camera. If you do not have macro, make sure things are in focus, then use an image editor to crop off the bits you don't need. Even Paint will do this.Text.This site is used by people all over the world. Lots of them don't speak English as their first language, and use translation websites to read your work. Please, do your best to use proper spelling and grammar, and avoid things like "u", and "r".GunsNow, as K'NEX gunners, we are dedicated to innovation. Innovative guns are what the K'NEXers what to see. But don't limit your self to guns, as some K'NEXers are annoyed by all the guns. And, please, no more little 12 piece guns.More!You know K'NEX is about more than guns, and so do I, so let's see your other projects - have you designed a clever robot arm? A new vehicle? A ball-sorter? Show us!Again, welcome to the site, and to the K'NEX community, and thank you for taking the time to read these hints. For more info click here.>Your name here<Well thanks, and I don't really think this needs a Whole ible, but If anyone wants to collaborate one, PM Me.

Topic by Bartboy   |  last reply


knex gun contest

This is my knex gun contest. You show me your knex guns. Then I will rate them and pick the one I like best. I will update the standings when I can. The winner gets a pat on the back and a subscription and 5* ratings on all of there things i see. People that enter will get 4.5* on most of their stuff.

Topic by charleszxc   |  last reply


Your Favorite Instructable

Please post 1 or 2 images of your best rated or just favorite instructables YOU have created. please do not fill up this page with cool things you found on the internet.Feel free to include a hyperlink to that instructable or to your homepage and please do not flag others for spamming because I am allowing it for this cause. PLEASE RATE.!.!.!.!.!.!.!.!.!.!.!.!.!.!.!.!.!.!.

Topic by Electroinnovation   |  last reply



tnkit entry

My tnkit entry my m82 range around 40 feet please comment rate subscribe

Topic by knex mad   |  last reply


My Knex Safe

having a little break from guns and decided to make a knex safe comment rate and subscribe enjoy =)

Topic by knex mad   |  last reply


Modern Warfare 2? Answered

Why is modern warfare 2 rated m i hear its not to bad at all , what level made m?

Question by Sean_Voodoo   |  last reply


New knex concept

All is explained in the video :-) But since i cannot embed videos, click HERE to see the concept. :-) Rate comment subscribe!

Topic by Hiyadudez   |  last reply



Where can SCR's be found in Australia?

I'm looking for some scr's (silicon controlled rectifiers) in australia but have so far been unable to locate any local suppliers. I'm using them *naturally* to switch the power for a multistage coilgun. So far i have been using high rated microswitches, but they are constantly failing and i've heard scr's provide the power quicker and more efficently.Thanks :)

Question by pyroten   |  last reply


I'm getting kinda bored, is somebody posting something worthy then tell me

If you post something crappy and you tell me I'll rate 0.5*

Question by Mr. Muggle   |  last reply


What are the WORST bands/artists out there?

Ok, There have been a few forums about the best music out there. But what is the worst? What group/artist is the most over-rated?

Topic by skunkbait   |  last reply


knex gun reviews

Are you getting sick of making knex guns that are not as good as the creators say so if you name any good gun then i will create them and give them rating out of ten for the following: strength power how easy it is to use looks  quality and thanks to  webby427   rate of fire ooh and one more thing i will not make anything with modified or broken pieces because i am not breaking my pieces for anyone unless  i love the gun. provide a link to the instuction for your ratable gun

Topic by Knex-Gun-Reviewer   |  last reply


Can a computer power supply be converted for a set of speakers?

I'm trying to figure this out. I read about converting an ATX power supply, but I think there must be something I'm missing. Generally, PSUs are rated for something in excess of 300 watts, depending on the quality of the supply they can be rated for much much more. However, when reading about the conversion, the different outputs were in volts. How do I control the output wattage in order to make sure that I don't instantly blow out my speakers? Or is that even possible?

Question by headinmysights   |  last reply


i want to build my own amplifier for my car to power my sub. i would a 300 to 600 watt rating any ideas? Answered

I have a small background in electronics and i would like to build an amplifier for my car to power my subwoofer. i am having trouble coming up with a schematic that would work. i would like to accomplish 300 to 600 watt rating and i would like all solid state components if possible. i dont care to much about size as long as it fits in my escort. and i dont care to much about cost either do you have any ideas?

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Stryker - How to build a sit down driving arcade cabinet - Universal Laser Cutter Finalist!

To see who won the VersaLaser, read the announcement here.Stryker was a finalist in the 2008 Instructables and Universal Laser Cutter Contest for:How to build a sit down driving arcade cabinetThis project should win the grand prize VersaLaser laser cutter package from Universal Laser worth over $15,000? Help us judge the contest by rating this forum post! Audience votes will count for 20% of the total. Check out all the finalists, but vote for this one!This is a forum post created by the Instructables staff on behalf of the finalist. This was my first instructable and I'm thrilled to be a finalist because of popular vote. Thanks to everyone that gave me a positive rating.

Topic by Stryker   |  last reply


Knex DS lite docking station

Do you guys think I should make this instructable? It took me a really long time to finish this to put up on here. If you want me to make this please comment and rate. If 50 people say they want me to make this then I will put it up. Guys it does have a DS game holder. I forgot to take a picture of it its in the back of the DS.  thank you guys remember rate and comment. Guys please comment I really want to know what you guys think. Or send me a message and please follow me . please give me suggestions if you have any questions please just message me i will message you back as soon as i can

Topic by soccer9112   |  last reply


Color Changing Led, Rice paper Lamp

I entered this in the Holiday gifts and Shop ot contest. I would love to get some comments and ratings on it. Thank you in advance. Here the link: https://www.instructables.com/id/Rice-paper-LED-orb-Lantrens/

Topic by dreadyjazz   |  last reply


K'NEX gun quality check

Hello k'nex gunners! Jamalam here, and I have come up with a quality check for k'nex guns to make sure they are good enough for posting. You don't have to follow these rules, they are just suggestions (except for the NO TINY GUNS WITH BLOCK TRIGGAHS! part :P)1. looksa.Well proportioned /5b.Filled in properly /5c.Innards fit well in /52. Performancea.Range - Every 20 ft is worth 1, 200 ft plus is 20, taken with 3 64# r.b.s. do not do this for mgs/ semi autos, see step 3.5 /20b.Ease of reload /5c.Trigger functionality (block trigger =1) /5d.Comfort /153.Ability to pierce:(highest result scores, taken with 3 64# rbs, do not do for mgs/semi autos etc.)Paper =1 Cardboard = 2 Cans = 3 2 cardboard sheets = 4 Plywood/walls = 5 /53.5.Semi auto, mg, and other unpowerful gun types(do not do for other gun types /25Every 2 ft is worth a point4.Weight - every 100 grams is worth a point, until it gets to 1600, then you start going down /155. Reception from 5 other k'nexers - ask 5 other k'nexers to rate your gun out of 20, then work out the average (rounding up) (ie. 18+17+17+16+16 = 84, 84/5 is 16.8 ->17) /20Now, add up the points and that is the rating percentage of your gun!eg. Storm 223 = 61 + up to 20 rating average.These are just my ideas, create your own if you dont like them!Jamalam

Topic by The Jamalam   |  last reply


K'NEX Poll

I wanted to make a K’NEX poll to see what all of you K’NEX gun builders prefer.   All you have to do is copy all the questions, paste them into your comment “window,” and highlight the answer you decide to go with.   What type of ammo do you prefer: Blue rod Green rod Grey rod Oodammo Other Red rod White rod   What is your favorite type of gun: Bolt action Breach loaded Break action Bullpup Hammer operated Lever action Muzzle loaded Plunger/shotgun Pump action Rate of Fire gun Semi-automatic Simple pin + magazine Slingshot Turreted   What is your least favorite type of gun: Bolt action Breach loaded Break action Bullpup Hammer operated Lever action Muzzle loaded Plunger/shotgun Pump action Rate of Fire gun Semi-automatic Simple pin + magazine Slingshot Turreted   What is the type gun you would prefer to take into an outdoor K’NEX war: Bolt action Breach loaded Break action Bullpup Hammer operated Lever action Muzzle loaded Plunger/shotgun Pump action Rate of Fire gun Semi-automatic Simple pin + magazine Slingshot Turreted   What type of gun would you prefer to take into an indoor K’NEX war: Bolt action Breach loaded Break action Bullpup Hammer operated Lever action Muzzle loaded Plunger/shotgun Pump action Rate of Fire gun Semi-automatic Simple pin + magazine Slingshot Turreted   Which bands do you prefer to use: Size #32 Size #64 Size #64 thin Size #117

Topic by The Red Book of Westmarch   |  last reply


who has heard this song?

The song is called "Still Waiting" by Sum 41. i have heard it and seen videos with this song in it on MetaCafe.com, and it is AWESOME!!! if i found its lyrics and they asked me to rate it, i would give it either a 4 or a 5. maybe 5. anyway, have you heard this song?

Topic by the_TRUE_LINK_OWNZ!   |  last reply