Open Discussion of Chatroom Moderation Techniques

As chatroom mods, we try to keep the chatroom up to snuff. Sifting out the bad, making the room presentable to new members. So, speaking for all of the moderators in the Instructables Chatroom, how well/bad/mediocre are we doing our jobs? Is there anything we can improve on, would you like to join us, and be a mod? Make your voice heard!

Topic by bumpus 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago

Have you heard?

There's this "make fest " coming very soon to the Henry Ford museum. Those that live near Detroit or in it and love making things may want to visit. They have all kinds of people making things, demos and more. Here's the link for those that are interested.

Topic by Treasure Tabby 6 years ago

This girl recently died at my school, You may have heard.

It is Really bad when you feel you have to carry a weapon. This girl and her two younger siblings and father recently died, by her father, and people started a rumor that i was making fun of her and her family after the tragedy, i wasn't, that is just messed up, it is even more messed up how you cannot walk around and feel safe at school, and people want to kick your ass for something you didn't do. I didn't even know the girl or her family and i felt bad. People are mean.You may have heard about it on the news.;=258526&feedID;=144

Topic by Yerboogieman 10 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

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, 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! 10 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago

who here has heard of...

The gaming cheatsite called...*drumroll* GameFAQs? r u a member there? please tell me your username for that site, ONLY IF U DO have an account there! (p.s., Random Image Time!)

Topic by the_TRUE_LINK_OWNZ! 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago

Has anyone used or heard of listia?

I found this neat online auction place called listia. You can find it by doing a google search on "listia". I just wondered if anyone had ever used this. I want to make sure it is legit before I use it. Thanks

Question by nurdee1 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago

You've heard of papercraft, but now tapecraft?!

Today while browsing I found a link to this flicker set by Happy Monkey. It's tapecraft! Basically papercraft, but using tape instead. And most of the stuff is geometric figures instead of like, an Instructables robot.Here's a link to a tutorial for a dodecahedron, which looks really hard to make.I think we've got to get Happy Monkey to join Instructables ;)

Topic by Sunbanks 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

Has anyone else heard of Animusic?

Please scroll all the way down if the answer for you is yes for the title question!!! Animusic 1 DVDFuture Retro Stick Figures = These are just samples so search Animusic on youtube... or to buy the first or second dvd, go hereIf the answer was yes, do you have any sheetmusic for any of the instruments? THANKS!

Topic by Flumpkins 10 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

Has anyone heard from Lateral Thinker ?

I haven't heard ANYTHING from him in quite a few months, no emails, no updates here (nor in FB, etc).  I am hoping everything is ok with him. Member info

Topic by Goodhart 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

Has anyone heard of a game called Openttd?

The game is a transport themed game and it is really cool. I just want to know if anyone else knows about it or has played it...

Question by RedFlash 9 years ago

Ever heard of a Pyro Board? Look it up.

Hey guys, just wondering, theres this really cool thing called a 'Pyro Board', and i've looked ALL over the internet and i couldn't find anything on anyway you could build it, so, as a last resort, i decided to see if you guys could wip anything up. i'd really appreciate it. (im hoping to make one before my 17th birthday in june.) but yeah just search 'Pyro Board' on google and you'll get a ton of vids, theres really only one, but yeah, just wondering how to make the actual metal box contraption thingo. PLEASE try and make it!!! it's urgent, lemme know/ keep me update. :) thanks

Topic by Just4Lolz 7 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago

Best Song you have ever heard or played!

Best songs ever!

Topic by Aron313 7 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago

Have you guys heard of the new dremel trio?

I was wondering if anybody heard about the dremel trio. I was also wondering what you guys thing about it because I am thinking about buying it. Thanks for your input.

Topic by Robot Lover 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

Anyone ever heard of Monkey Byte's "Zulu Assault"? Answered

I am trying to find the full version of an old game called "Zulu Assault", by eGames, Monkey Byte, and Arrowhead Interactive, for Windows 98/95. Unfortunately, I can't find it on, Monkey Byte now makes a bunch of weird educational games, and I can't even find Arrowhead... in short, no results. If anyone knows of a possible place where I could find this, please post it.

Question by El Mano 9 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

Ever heard of Ceramicrete, MgO cement, Magnesium cement

Has anyone ever worked with MgO cement?  Where can buy it in US? MgO replaces the Ca found in portland cement. MgO cement makes a concrete that will incorporate cellulose and other organics into the crystalline structure. absorbs CO2 instead of generating it, is an order of magnitude stronger than portland, does not require wetting, and cures in minutes. So basically, you can take some burlap or old blanket and paint this stuff on, then fill the void with straw and cement and make super strong, light and thin structures. I have looked for it locally but it does not seem to be available to consumers in the US, probably because of the lack of sheep crap which is the typical source of Mg. It is amazing stuff. This is pretty much the only article I could find about the stuff:

Topic by bsims1 5 years ago  |  last reply 2 months ago

I've heard that putting copper in salt water makes eletricity is this true?

Question by cwilks1 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago

Who here has heard of one of the many Chan sites???

I had a high school band meeting and afterwards we started talking about /b/ and all the other chans and what not and I started wondering if anyone on Instructables had heard of any of the chans. I know that the chans spread like cancer....(joke). If you have heard of them what are your toughts on them???

Topic by TheDeadChemist 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago

Has anybody heard of a video series called handmade music? Answered

Hi, I was wondering if anybody had heard of a instructional video series called handmade music. It is about making musical instruments yourself. I have looked everywhere including rapidshare youtube. thanks

Question by nurdee1 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago

What is the funniest yo mama joke you ever heard? Answered

I need some serious burns. Please help

Question by Bert99 9 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

Monitor Screen darkens after spark sound is heard behind?

Ive been happily using my computer for...3year or so. But Ive heard a high pitched(say near 5000hz) spark sounding noise(like when you rub your had in front of a tv as soon as you turn it on) from the back of the monitor and that same instance the screen slightly darkened. It a Sony CRT Monitor i don't know what is going on but its like the third time it happens Edit:Its happening more intense now whats going on?

Question by ReCreate 10 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago

I have heard that you can chrome a small piece of metal using a car battery, some old chrome, and a weak acid.?

Chroming         I have heard that one can chrome a piece of metal by using a car battery, some old chrome, and some weak acid?

Question by jds311 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

What is a floating trigger? I have heard of them, but what does it mean, like in knex terms? Answered

Question says it all.

Question by TheChemiker 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

Any news for the hack it contest

Has anyone heard anything about their prizes in the hack it contest? I have heard those raspberry pies' can be tough to get ahold of...

Topic by SlickSqueegie 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago

I've heard that pop/beer tabs are higher grade aluminum than the cans? Answered

Is it true?  If so, can they be separated and recycled at a higher value than the cans?

Question by yokozuna 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

on discovery channel's monster bug wars, are the 'sound effect' heard real?

On discovery channel's monster bug wars, are the 'sound effect' heard what you would hear if you saw these bugs fighting live?

Question by skimaskedjak 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago

I heard about sound via bone conduction and was hooked, but I can't find any information anywhere on the web.

Bone conduction is awesome, but there aren't any instructables. A little help please?

Question by scramjet13 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

What is the funniest joke you have ever heard that doesnt cuss? Answered

I dont want a joke that cusses. that's it. But it can be a yo mama joke or anything. Hopefully the community will get some laughs over the holidays

Question by Bert99 9 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

how can i attenuate sound so that possibly no sound is heard?

Hi i am working on a device which completely attenuates and scatters sound waves,so that possibly no sound is heard,and also i want that device to be as small as possible.Any help would be appreciated

Question by yashashweta 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


What is the strangest religion you have heard of and whats yours

Topic by rhysc7 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


I'm new and heard there were prizes for some comptetions. Is this true?

Topic by isitflamable451 12 years ago

I have heard of about IN as a third knex website, along wiht ibles and KI. What is IN?

Title says it all.  What is the knex website IN, If there is one?  Best answer gets a sub, unless i have already subbed to you.

Question by TheChemiker 9 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

Have you heard of it is awesome try it

Topic by cj81499 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

White & Nerdy

For those of you who haven't heard the song, here's the music video.

Topic by KentsOkay 12 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

Is it true that Google makes employees learn all languages?

I don't know if I heard this right but I believe I heard this in the movie the movie The Internship. Does Google make their employees learn all different languages because Google is in all different countries?

Topic by stankygoodeluck 4 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago

Citrine crystals and hepatitis protein?

Has anyone else heard that  when a laser is passed through a citrine crystal onto bodily scars, it will remove scar tissue?  Also, any news on research using a protein found in hepatitis ( c, d, or g,?) to cure aids??  I heard both of these  on the radio. Thanks. kathleen

Question by kathleencleans 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

safety razor blade? Answered

ok i just got me a safety razor and it came with some blades and was looking to see whats a good blade to go with i heard merkeur is a good one and i heard about a feather blade but i just started shaving with a safety i love it but i want on a basic idea which one is better i have rough hair and i heard about missing LDC with the cream to make the hair softer and its supposedly makes shaving alot easier any thoughts would be great thank you

Question by nightninja87 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

I am a winner for the HALLOWEEN Photo Editing But have not heard from INSTRUCTABLES

Hi all, I am still new to the site, so not sure how some things work. I am a winner in the Halloween Photo Editing, but have not been  informed by INSTRUCTABLES that I have been, nor have they contacted me for an address to send my prize to.  I contacted a site intern via her page two days ago and have not heard from her either. I do not even know how to contact them for an answer on this. Can someone please direct me to how to claim my prize, or how to even be informed that I have been. This is the instructable.... And this is showing me as one of the winners... Thank you for your assistance, BW

Topic by bwilliams-1 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago

How to increase amps?

I heard ampere could be increased by capacitor. If true then how to do it???

Question by simba1 4 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago

Reverse Shop Lifting

You've heard of shop lifting, but have you ever heard of Shop Dropping?"Shopdropping as it's known, is an ongoing project in which artist Ryan Watkins-Hughes replaces the packaging of canned goods with his own artwork, and then shopdrops the items back onto grocery store shelves."Read More...

Topic by Weissensteinburg 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago

Does crow can be a pet? Answered

Can crow be a pet? I heard that they are very smart...:)

Question by Plavi_andeo 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

Tang Hooch

I heard today that a common way to make booze in prison is to mix Tang, bread, and sugar (all hoarded from rations), which becomes some kind of sick form of alcoholic beverage. Needless to say "Instructables!" first came to mind. Have you heard of this and/or tried it and/or tasted it? Even more burning of a question: Did you do this as a kid?

Topic by susie 10 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

filmy residue on healights?

How do I remove the filmy residue from headlights?  I heard it was with toothpaste.

Question by CathyS122 1 year ago  |  last reply 1 year ago

what is the best at home remedy for tattoo removal? Answered

Has anyone heard of nuviderm

Question by krose83 10 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago

Small 2-stroke Turbocharger

I was wondering if any one had heard of attaching a small turbo charger to a lawn mower or weed whacker , if anyone has heard of it could you explain how, as i am anxious to try this with my recently salvaged 2 stroke and just see as much power i can suck from it.

Topic by firemanfu 10 years ago  |  last reply 1 year ago

I've heard some Calif. camera tickets can be ignored cuz the PD is phishing and doesn't file the tickets with the court

These "tickets" say, on the back, "Do not contact the court about this notice." But the back also says that you MUST fill in the form identiying the driver, and mail it in to the police at an address in Arizona.  What happens if you ignore such a ticket?

Question by JimHB 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

What is "the list"? Answered

I have heard it every where. "add this to the list" "LET THIS DECEND TO THE LIST" now what the heck is it?

Question by NYPA 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

cDc, what is it?

CDc cult of the dead cow. has anybody heard of them? more importantly, what are they and what do they do?

Topic by ledzep567 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago