i found this, is it bad?

I found this on google, am i in trouble? https://www.instructables.com/id/EYLM8D2FA2KM05U

Posted by Yerboogieman 10 years ago


slagging off

How do you get something done about not abiding by the be nice policy

Posted by irontom53 9 years ago


eror 404 comes at random

404 error come at random at www.instructables.com ok boom a 404 comes out of noware WTF?????

Posted by maker12 10 years ago


The URL contains escaped bytes unsupported by the UTF-8 encoding.

This is my first post to the forums, just wanted to let you know of the error message on  https://www.instructables.com/id/Knockdown-Illuminated-SIgnboard-D%CB%8B%85g%0F%0B%7F/ I love the site, and can't wait to learn more!

Posted by plainhavoc 3 years ago


2 emails and no response from service@instructables.com

11 days ago, I contacted the other Anolon winners (Thanksgiving challenge) to see if their cookware had arrived.  It hadn't.  As per a suggestion from mikeasaurus, I sent an email to service@instructables.com regarding the prizes.  Didn't hear back, so I emailed again last week.  Still no word. Is there a different robot I should be contacting? ;-)

Posted by bajablue 5 years ago


Ible text disappears (permanently) during editing

While editing the Intro of an unpublished instructable, I clicked on the "Library" tab to delete an unwanted image. Then I selected the "Upload" tab, and uploaded two replacements. When I scrolled up, all the Intro body text was gone. Kaput. It had been entered and edited several times the day before, so it wasn't a "you didn't save your changes" bug... ------------------------------------------------ Update --------------------------- Another minor bug,  on my You page: Instructables: You've published "X instructables." You're working on "X instructables." If you click the You're working on "X instructables." link, the counter at the top says Unpublished (0). But if I select the Instructables tab at the top, it correctly lists Unpublished (1).

Posted by gmoon 8 years ago


Wikipedia, good or bad?

Wikipedia, a endless source of information, but how accurate is this information? i have noticed that in my school we are not allowed to use Wikipedia as a source for information now. it has to do with the fact that anyone can edit Wikipedia with wrong information. but i have noticed that they need citation and if they don't it gets marked with a (citation needed) thing right by it. so what do you think, should it be allowed to be used for school projects and what not, or baned from that?

Posted by dsman195276 10 years ago


forget homework, school sucks, no matter what i get bad grades, anyone else?

Btw, anybody got an exercise lab introduction i can have, it just has to be about exercise and what happens when you do it. seriously, i dont want to do it.

Posted by Yerboogieman 10 years ago


There is an 'ilbe that should be removed. It's not in the spirit of this site.

There is an ‘ible that is totally worthless.  The author basically brags that “he did it, but isn’t going to tell you how.”  It’s completely against the spirit of this website. Here is the ‘ible… https://www.instructables.com/id/Ethernet_Commodore_64/ (Note, I don’t know if the author has other good or bad ‘ilbes, but this one should be removed.) Once done, you can then delete this topic.   8>)  

Posted by inchman 8 years ago


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?

Posted by skunkbait 9 years ago


Youtube Hunter

I am a little bit upset, because there are so much instructables without really content.... Just a link to a youtube video! a Link to youtube is not an instructable in my opinion. How can it resolved?

Posted by AndreasO1 2 years ago


instructable can't be seen in Incredimail

For the last month I have not been able to see te complete Instructable email when viewed with Incredimail. I haven't updated Incredimail so it shouldn't be that.  I get just what fits in the preview pane and the progress bar shows a full indicator. If i double click in the e-mail to open it separately i get the same problem.  I can however see the e-mail if i select forward or reply but of course no links are active so I can't get at them from there. When the e-mail is selected for viewing you can't scroll down to see the rest.  It works fine for all other e-mails I get. Attached is a screen shot showing the screen with the Insreuctable in the preview pane. Thanks Bill Laurin  

Posted by bbwest 6 years ago


Pep rallies=Brain rot.

Ok, so the school forces us to go to a crappy pep rally every time they have a football game.  This one was the worst. They started out with a tribute to Michael Jackson.  That was fine by me seeing how he is dead and I respect the memorial of dead people, but then they play his music through the WORST audio system ever made.  It turned So-So (In my opinion) music into the worst ever.  Then the school made us get up and do some of the moves for one of his songs, and I am not a dancing person, so you can imagine how pissed I was. They had their dance team do the moves for the rest of the songs, and then they put on stupid makeup to make the dancers look like zombies.  It was just stupid because they just looked like clowns with big baggy white Tshirts. Then they had some random stupid stuff that was supposed to be for comedic humor, and I did laugh, but only because it was so stupid. (Hint: It involves transvestites).  And then to make it worse, people start pulling out their cell phones and taking pictures like there is no tomorrow. At the VERY LEAST turn the flash and that shutter noise off. The end result was that I had a severe case of brain rot for 6 hours and I just recovered now. I think everyone who organizes pep rallies should be shot.  At least make pep rallies optional.  GAWD.

Posted by DJ Radio 8 years ago


Highlights section, bad url for the Hydroponics channel

Highlights section, bad url for the hhttps://www.instructables.com/tag/type-id/category-workshop/channel-hydroponics/ hhttp??? until fixed, just get rid of the extra H this is site wide, but occurred on https://www.instructables.com/tag/type-id/category-workshop/keyword-backyard%20projects/   among other pages

Posted by leesha_kajira 5 years ago


Stop bad grammar!

I've been noticing around our community, there are people typing liek ths. WTF is up with that? Nobody understands it, and nobody talks like that in the real world! I mean, really! Nobody would walk up to a friend and say "Dat vid on youtube wus lol rigt?". See how idiotic that sounds?! Now i hope you learn from this, and go type normally.

Posted by NYPA 8 years ago


Comment Tracker

This is sorta a bug, more likely bad programming When a comment is deleated, it doesn't neccesarly delete the comment If someone posted person information and deleated it, you can just go back through the comment tracker and read it what needs to be fized is that the comment tracker to deleate it too

Posted by Chicken2209 9 years ago


New search

Every time I do a search for phone, it logs me out and all I see is ads without search results. Annoying mosquito. 

Posted by Yerboogieman 8 years ago


Join Us (You know you want to)

Feel free to join a society with the aim of collectively correcting Instructables users' spelling mistakes.But, please, correct spellings constructively.Be nice about it.:DGrammar Police

Posted by bumpus 10 years ago


Tired of this thing in the chatroom

Why do I keep having this error! I haven't been in the chat room myself for a while now Apparently others can still get on I know there really isn't much instructables can do I checked meebo and nothing the closest is that the group is made private and I know that's not true

Posted by Chicken2209 10 years ago


Modern music.

Falls probably have seen my profile where it says I hate modern music. And I do. For A LOT of reasons. Mostly about love or ( Censored ) with the exception of a hand full. Has killed the drum and guitar solo, my favorite part of music. "Robotic" themes *cough* Lady GaGa *cough*' Have weird topics. Pretty much no relative respect for musicians. Can't understand half the lyrics. Very repetitive lyrics, well said by nigahiga. I need to think of more.

Posted by NYPA 8 years ago


My Worst Instructable Just Got Featured?

I came home from school and noticed a "you've been featured" message amongst my iBle messages. As surprised as I was, I was even more surprised that the Instructable in question was, IMO, my worst. I don't understand. How did my worst iBle, the one I was considering deleting, get featured? I made it one day because I was extreamly bored. Now all can see my low quality shame on the front page!*Is confused.*

Posted by Spl1nt3rC3ll 9 years ago


instructables Email Newsletter: Links will not work.

For the past three email newsletters that I've received from intructables, the links will not work properly. In the past, I've always been able to click on a link and have it appear fine in my Internet Explorer 7 using Windows XP. All updates/patches have been applied to the system I use as it is a Department of Defense computer. Here is an example link:http://app.streamsend.com/c/1719841/93471/XyBLcPu/Bfu4?redirect_to=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.instructables.com%2Fid%2FMega_Man_Costume%2FAfter attempting to connect for about 10 seconds ("Connecting...") this message appears:Network Access Message: The website cannot be found Explanation: There was no response to the name resolution request. As a result the IP address for the website you requested could not be found. Try the following: Refresh page: Search for the page again by clicking the Refresh button. The timeout may have occurred due to Internet congestion. Check spelling: Check that you typed the Web page address correctly. The address may have been mistyped. Access from a link: If there is a link to the page you are looking for, try accessing the page from that link. If you are still not able to view the requested page, try contacting your administrator or Helpdesk. Technical Information (for support personnel) Error Code 11002: Host not found Background: This error indicates that the gateway could not find an authoritative DNS server for the website you are trying to access. Date: 11/6/2008 3:27:10 PM [GMT] Server: cinnamon.Ncdoc.navy.mil Source: DNS problemPlease advise. Thanks!

Posted by brendangillespie 9 years ago


Database of facts project : Teaching Good and Bad to a machine ...

.Let's imagine that you successfully created an intelligent machine, capable of thinking.The purpose of this machine would be to replace all of our governments and judges, so the world become a better and fairer place for every of its inhabitants. It would be an IA managed globalization.As you've just created this machine, her brain is empty. Like a tiny baby, she has to learn a lot ...Question : what facts would you teach her ? (given that your goal is to make her a fair judge and good world leader)What would you teach her to make her able to make the difference between what's good and what's bad ?

Posted by chooseausername 10 years ago


I don't know why it hasn't been done before...

Just had to make a group for the terrible instructables. If you've ever felt the urge to point out a lame instructable, here's the place to do it. Feel free to post nominations in here. Of course, it's hard to follow the "be nice" policy with something like this. Really, though, if the instructable was that bad, the instructor usually didn't actually care to do it well. If they did try, and it just turned out bad, then they can still be added. Including a few tips on their page to encourage improvement wouldn't be a bad thing to do. Mostly, though, this is for those really terrible instructables that really should be deleted. Something like "Make light from matches. Instructions: Go to a dark room and light some matches." Have at it.

Posted by BorisTheSpider 10 years ago


Sports Injury

I do cross country and run 6 miles a day. I have been having trouble with my knees and ankles. I went to the doctor, and they said I had a torn ligament in my ankles. Any suggestions on how to help them heal?

Posted by shammallamaman 10 years ago


What grinds my gears

You know what really grinds my gears? This forum is made by me you should just tell me what makes you angry or grinds your gears.An example would be" you know what really grinds my gears when people fart in public then don't say anything and they do it repeatedly."

Posted by shawntherobot 9 years ago


"What's that awful smell?"

Right at the end of our daily meeting this foul stench began to swirl around us. We couldn't quite figure out what or where it was coming from, but it was nasty. At first we checked the laser cutter since some people in the building like to occasionally burn Stuff That Shouldn't Be Burned and oh man does it reek. But that wasn't it. We check the fridge, but it was fine. We even discovered that it was just inside the building, but we had no luck figuring it out. Then Mike from Potenco walked down the hall and said, "Oh, hey, sorry about the smell. I blew up the transformer." He grinned and walked off to find all the fans in the building to air the place out. Just another day at the tower and another experiment gone awry. But if you don't blow anything up, then you're not going to make any real progress, right?

Posted by fungus amungus 10 years ago


bad link on homemade holidays food contest page

Just wanted to mention that the link for Neighborhood Fruit on the Homemade Holidays Food Contest page is misspelled. It reads "neigborhoodfruit.com". There should be an "h" in there. Thanks!

Posted by skyisblu 8 years ago


Cobra pistol crossbow, good or bad?

Hey there, I am really keen to buy a pistol crossbow and i was wondering if the Aluminium Cobra pistol crossbow is good? will it stand up to normal use? will it last? etc.

Posted by jackdaun 7 years ago


Big/unignorable problems with the instructables website

Hello Anyone who reads this topic. I have massive problems viewing the instructables website ,in fact this problem stayed with me since i had my first psp,and then my new psp has the same problem. First,It randomly asks me if i want to save a file i think it is called tracking.jsp Second,the website shows up really messed up. Third if you want more info,browse the instructables website on a psp so you can see what i mean. Take a look at the pictures- oh yeah...its on the psps browser just in case you did not know Here are its specs,just in case you did not know Cpu clock 222MHz -max 333MHz Memory(RAM) 64Mb(unlike the 32 of the phat psp) Os running: CFW 5.00 M33-6(same thing happened in OFW 3.75 and OFW 5.00) Memory stick:1GB total/about 400MB free space As you can see in the pictures this is horrificly bad. Any ideas?

Posted by ReCreate 9 years ago


Mammatus Clouds Observed in Aurora Colorado

A thunderstorm rolled in at about 3:00 p.m. near my house in Aurora Colorado. I was amazed by the clouds that were present, and recognized some of them as "Mammatus Clouds." These clouds are fairly rare, I've only ever seen then twice. They are named "Mammatus Clouds" because they resemble a mammals breast. These clouds were not as distinctly mammatus as the previous ones that I had observed, but they are still mammatus clouds nontheless. I thought that these are really cool, and that someone might enjoy seeing them. Enjoy! 3:00-3:55 6-15-2012 Aurora, Colorado

Posted by freeza36 6 years ago


K'nex: The bane of modern DIY

Okay, We all know that K'nex is fun, and nearly everyone remembers playing with them when they were young. BUT, I have found that nearly every time that I try to find an Instructable on ANYTHING half or more of the title results come up as something like this "Seuper-Ultra Awsum L33T K'nex thing". We all know that K'nex is fun, but is it really necessary, that every time that your 8 year old son, (or, 8 year old self for that matter) builds something out of K'nex that looks remotely like ANYTHING you go post an Instructable on it. Now, I am not trying to bash on K'nex here, in fact, I love them, but I hate when people think in is necessary to torment the rest of the world with their primitive creations. Then again, this is just my opinion, please post your own. Long days, and pleasant nights, Aztof Du'Reth

Posted by Aztof 9 years ago


The World's worst Instructables?

Here are the top most negatively-rated instructables (as of 10 Jun 2007):It doesn't stop falling... -46 it's still the most moronic post on the site (?):BLOW UP A GLASS SNAPPLE WITH YOUR HAND!!!!!https://www.instructables.com/id/EVBGUDRGU9EUBYRQ3B/A recent spurt of -ves takes:Opening up a coke machine to 2nd place with -21https://www.instructables.com/id/EWOYNZ04N8EWIJLOX6/Some +ve rating takes How to roll a Joint ! (if you dont like it don't read it !!) down to -20https://www.instructables.com/id/EFGG7JWF18DW9NB/To tie with:How to perform your own Tongue Bifurcation also at -20https://www.instructables.com/id/E53LXTNKPKEXCFG4K7/going up the chart to -18, it's very poor indeed:making the strongest hand-held laser strongerhttps://www.instructables.com/id/E8FS0ZXF1B3R8DV/-17 and still falling through blatent but admitted plaigarismSoda Tab Chainhttps://www.instructables.com/id/EDW2YEMF0ZSTFDK/still at -13Strong lighthow to not need to ever type in any computer class again-10cubePreviously clicking this link would give you current rankings. Under the new rating system you get unrated Instructables.L

Posted by lemonie 11 years ago


Really Bad Movies Productions; Impromptu Acting

Okay, these videos probably need some sort of context.  Here's the context: my friends and I make script, film, and edit really bad movies in our spare time, and I am in a few of them.  I thought I'd share them to you in all of their 'one-take-is-all-we-need' glory.  The last video, 'Flagellant Affliction,' was scripted and directed by me, and it is truly, truly awful.  My name is Andrew, so it shouldn't be too hard to figure out who I am in these if you look in the credits, but I can give you a description: I'm the one with the raging acne and reddish-brown hair. (Cool Instrumental EP by KILN). -Dark Owl

Posted by DarkOwlProductions 4 years ago


If it weren't for Bad luck, I'd have NO luck at all........

Now, once again (second time now) the trip to NYC has been canceled. Due to unavoidable problems with the Bus company - which tried to get more money out of us for the trip, we have had to cancel all my plans for this Sat. I am distraught to say the least....UPDATE:There is a possibility of my still being able to go...we shall see....UPDATE #2:Confirmed ! I am able to go after all.....I will have a little less cash since the bus will be a bit more, but I am going after all...

Posted by Goodhart 9 years ago


Best Use of Autotune

By now everyone that listens to music has probably heard (or heard of) autotune. It's been used for years to polish up pitchy vocals. Now it's more recognizable for being used on a totally different level. Autotune is the effect that T-Pain, Hellogoodbye (and by now, way to many others) use. At this point most people agree that it's way over used and just plain annoying. I have a poll to take. What song do you think actually uses it well? What's your vote for the Best Use of Autotune in a song?Mine is Woods, by Bon Iver.

Posted by Gjdj3 9 years ago


Mac Laptop Ad Glitch?

Has anyone else noticed that when the Mac ad is on a page, that the orange in the top doesn't load? If you move your mouse over it, then it will show 'outside it's borders'. Not much of an issue, but a major pain in the... yeah...

Posted by agent 9 years ago


PDF-DL is somehow corrupted

I just tryed to DL 2 PDFs of instructables and they didnt come as expected... Stuck at 99%. So i canceled and redid them... See attrachment for result. Canceled again and retryed again, same result... The URLs of the 2 downloads: https://www.instructables.com/pdf/Personal-Mushroom-Farm/Personal-Mushroom-Farm.pdf https://www.instructables.com/pdf/Fathers-Day-DIY-Embossed-Leather-Luggage-Tag-Tie-C/Fathers-Day-DIY-Embossed-Leather-Luggage-Tag-Tie-C.pdf Firefox 29.01 15.5.2014 23:15 CET (GMT+1+DST)

Posted by Orngrimm 4 years ago


Do You Enjoy Tea?

Just wonderin'. How many of you folks enjoy drinkin' tea? I know lots of peeps like coffee, but I find it somewhat disgusting and it's unhealthy. So, how many of u peeps like tea?

Posted by Xellers 10 years ago


Why did Text/Photos Disappear from my Instructable? | HOW TO FIX!

If I had a dollar for every time I accidentally clicked on another place on the screen while working on an Instructable, resulting in loss of data... Even if you click the save button many times, if you suddenly quit, the editor won't remember what you did. I've seen SO MANY comments saying that the editor didn't save what they wrote right before uploading, so I decided to share what I do to help stop this... Most members will see this forum topic only when it's too late, but at least they might remember this for future I'bles... 1. Open a "Preview" version of the Instructable in a new tab. If your computer crashes, you might be able to restore previous tabs, and your computer should remember what was written in the preview. Then you can copy and paste everything where it needs to be... 2. Send yourself an email of each step. Just copy and words of each step and paste them on one draft email... 3. Take screenshots. At least you'll be able to see what you wrote... Hope this helps! Please leave ideas of what else you can do in the comments

Posted by Yonatan24 2 years ago


T.N.K.I.T (I think) entry

Well here is a little car I made in about a minute. Just so I could get through the first round (hopefully) because there are basically not enough entries. Yeah. Don't insult it, but it isn't anything worth building. Just to get through.

Posted by The Jamalam 9 years ago


Windows 7 truely sucks

I put Windows 7 pro on my gaming PC, oh my god, it sucks so damn bad! Good thing I dual booted with Vista, I have no clue what everybody was thinking when they said it was good! Every 10 minutes, blue screen on death. Tried everything, removing ram, taking out the video card, changing the power supply, plugging it straight into the wall with out the battery back up, nothing worked, so I booted Vista and it worked great, had it on for 2 days so far. And yes, my computer is very compatible with 64-bit. Windows 7 had a 10 minute maximum. Windows Vista just works, I just wish it had XP mode.

Posted by Yerboogieman 8 years ago


XM8

OK, so let's face it. I need to post something. I got Battlefield Bad co. 2, and remembered the XM8. Would any of you guys care if I made one? I'll try a mag release, and it'll use blue rods. To warn you- the mag release pretty much requires 2 broken white rods or more in the magazine.        THANKS, BUILDER968

Posted by builder968 8 years ago


Best Camp Pranks

I am going to summer camp for 10 days, and I need the best dang pranks you guys can think of. I dont care what it is, just tell me.

Posted by Thelonelysandwitch 9 years ago


Ouch ! Talk about bad luck....

This little incident is brought to you be the "It ain't bad luck until it is almost impossible to avoid" company.

Posted by Goodhart 9 years ago


Bad Instructables Group

Do you think we should make a group that has all the instructables that people thought were bad, or do you think that would be to harsh. Please comment.

Posted by TeacherOfTheWays 11 years ago


It's over 900000...

Well, my viewcount meter just kicked over 900,000.  Not bad for sticking around a couple of years and making cartoons downfall vids  poking fun at Kiteman ibles to pass the time. One of these days I'll make it into the millionaires club. Winning contests ain't bad. Racking up a wardrobe of Robot t-shirts ain't bad. Getting featured ain't bad. Racking up a ton of free pro memberships ain't bad. Trolling spammers ain't bad.  Yup, not bad at all. Anyone else reaching a milestone or getting close to their goal? (for the interwebs challenged, the topic is a take on the "It's over 9000!" meme, look it up)

Posted by caitlinsdad 5 years ago


knex car

My knex super car is so cool but the bad thing is bad photos

Posted by julian2596 9 years ago


my nerf big bad bow

Should I post the mod please comment

Posted by SorryBarry 9 years ago


Bad Adds, different than the gibierish stuff

Theres an add that's like "you won a prize, click here to recieve" and it keeps making an annoying beeping noise on your compter

Posted by guyfrom7up 10 years ago