is This wrong

Is this wrong or just plain weird

Posted by Triclaw 4 years ago

Offensive photos

This "member" posted a comment and the link to his Instructables page contains lewd photos: cuckholddon Can you remove?

Posted by robbtoberfest 5 years ago

Opinions about "Food Porn"

Is that a phrase you find offensive?   No need to clarify your reasoning... unless you'd like to.  ;-)

Posted by bajablue 5 years ago

Offensive Ads

Found this ad whilst browsing. I believe it is inappropriate for a family-oriented site (I know it's not you guys fault so don't think I'm angry at you) Ad: (didn't post it here because I didn't want it popping up below this post)

Posted by munchman 9 years ago

Instructables not family safe any more

I was disappointed to see the repeating ad for the AXE Undie Run. I was browsing through Instructables with my 10 year old son and the ad kept appearing at the top of the page. I actually DO care what goes into my child's mind.This is not the kind of content I want my son being exposed to yet. Come on? Women taking their clothes off? Headlines that say "Sexy"? What does this have to do with instructables? This just does not fit in with the otherwise wholesome, educational nature of the site. This means I cannot trust the content on this website to be safe for my kids any longer. If you cannot maintain higher standards than that, then I am forced to boycott this website for my family's viewing.

Posted by capacitated 8 years ago

Offensive user name

Hi everyone If you can see the picture you might see my problem, some nut has posted comments on one of my instructables that I use to teach kids at school. I could delete the comment but that may make it look even worse with "the pedo under your bed deleted by authors request". tag under my 'ible Do we really need a member with that user name, and can I get rid of all trace of it from my page?. thanks. Liquidhandwash

Posted by liquidhandwash 5 years ago


As a nice I believe  member since 2006   I wonder if anyone else is taken back by their avatar and We have a "be nice" comment policy Every where you may comment, now staring you in the face ? Or maybe, I said something and it's ONLY ME ?

Posted by iceng 5 years ago

Offensive Images on Search Engines

This is a Topic I've been wanting to discuss for a while, Offensive Images on Search EnginesYou've probably searched on google for a perfectly innocent image for something, only to get some what most will consider some very offensive images, mainly the male member (please stay classy on this, no comments I beg of you)This has really become an issue as these people insert popular keywords into these image sites so they will appear if one searches for something completely unrelated. This is truly a problem for moral people trying to go on with their regular lives.These cases have also moved out of search engines, as many of you will unfortunately remember hello.png ( I extremely warn you, DO NOT GOOGLE THIS! EXTREMELY OFFENSIVE> YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED NOW INSTRUCTABLES NOR I TAKE ANY RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY RESULTS OF NOT FOLLOWING IT. )I would like to see your points of view in this topic

Posted by Keith-Kid 10 years ago

BackTrack 3

I just downloaded the new BackTrack distro from Offensive-Security (BackTrack 3 Beta). It's interesting. It has a lot more graphics than 2, and it looks like the computers that all of the "hackers" use in the movies. I don't know if that's cool, or a bad thing. Has anyone else tried BackTrack, and if so what do you guys think about it?

Posted by Gjdj3 10 years ago

Home Page

Is the ads on the side of the site going to be permamnent. I really hope not because it makes the site horrible no offense.

Posted by Newblit 9 years ago

How can I recive hand-to-hand and close-quarters combat training?

I want to learn usuage with combat knives, and fists. Some blocking teq's, more offensive punches/stabs/slice.

Asked by PKTraceur 9 years ago

Offensive Ads

How do I stop the Ads that this site randomly sets for me?!? In my joining data I specified I was in NH, now I am targeted by political propaganda ALL OVER THE SCREEN. I in no way think that the staff of the SITE are responsible, mind you, they just sold space to an advertiser, I get that. But I also assume that their intent is not to have advertisers drive away members...

Posted by Dragon Maze 9 years ago

Pitchforks and denial

I felt an urge to blog. Though some of you may find the content or tone offensive, I do not apologise.

Posted by Kiteman 6 years ago

How do i spam, report or ban someone? Answered

A certain person called me the "stupidest person on the earth" and i think that is offensive.

Asked by NYPA 8 years ago

The "N-Word". The bad one!

Ok, I hear lots of name calling out there. Sometimes I even hear the N-Word. Not just one N-Word but multiple N-Words. So clue me in. Which is worse, a "noob", a "nerd", a "ninny" or a "numpty"? I just need to know how serious the name calling is. So give me the offensiveness levels of the previously mentioned N-Words on a scale from one to ten (with ten as the most offensive).

Posted by skunkbait 9 years ago

the forum for spam

Ok, i spam too much on ibles and so do a few others. so i created THIS! this topic is supposed to receive all the spam that you feel like posting on ibles. Only 4 rules exist on this topic 1. every comment here MUST be spam 2. nothing offensive here 3. do not flag any comment here unless it is offensive 4. NO spam anywhere outside of this topic so, SPAM AWAY! to start off, i am going to put a few spam pictures here

Posted by DJ Radio 9 years ago

What are "private and friends only settings"?

In the Instructables Terms Of Service (which I recently quoted at a particularly offensive user), there's an interesting parenthetical comment: "Should any Content be reported to Instructables as being offensive or inappropriate, Instructables might call upon the poster to retract, modify, or protect (by means of private and friends only settings) the Content in question ..." Could Rachel, Eric, or someone give us some guidance on these "private and friends only settings"? I haven't seen such a thing in my profile. If this text refers to an earlier version of the I'ble user interface which no longer exists, I think the TOS should be adjusted accordingly. Cheers, Michael Kelsey

Posted by kelseymh 9 years ago

what do you think about this? Answered

Hey if you saw this in your mail box what would you do? i know its missing a phone number because i dont want weird creepy strangers on the internet calling me (no offense)

Asked by BIGHAIRYDUDE 6 years ago

Unexpected Finalists

I noticed that only four of the finalists are winning by views or ratings. Why is that? A lot of out of the blue (no offense) Instructables have been promoted to finalists, what is the reason to this? Is this to do with judging or are there other more sinister reasons...

Posted by thepumpkinking 9 years ago

A new appreciation for the Instructables site

I have posted a couple of questions at another site where people can help each other with technical information. I got a response from a user with quite a large number of posts there. The response did not deal with the substance of my question, but was a hostile and sarcastic personal attack. I gave him three opportunities to respond to the substance of my inquiry, but each time there was another personal attack. So, before the third response I decided I would block his posts if the third response was another personal attack. It so happens he is a moderator and the site does not allow blocking him. So, I found a button that would allow me to report his post to the editorial board for the site. I had already checked the offensive person's profile and learned his personal first name. After reporting the offensive posts to the editorial board, which I assumed involved several people other than this moderator, I got a personal e-mail from someone with the same personal first name as the offensive poster. He said he had examined the posts of concern and found the moderator to be 100 percent free of fault. On the other hand, he found me to be offensive and argumentative. The tone of the message was exactly that in the personal attacks. I responded to the e-mail and said I noticed the personal name of both parties was exactly the same. I asked if he was exonerating himself. I just got a response in which he shamed me for trying to get him in trouble and threatened to ban me from the site. His comment about trying to get him in trouble does not even make sense unless he is the same person as the offensive moderator. After this experience, I really appreciate the "be nice" policy at Instructables. I also appreciate that Instructables is not a "one-man shop" where the person who resolves a complaint might be the same person as the one involved in the complaint. Thank you, thank you, thank you! 

Posted by Phil B 5 years ago

Raven and Writing Desk

Why is a raven like a writing desk? I refuse to give up on an answer to this question I need YOU to help me find this answer, may i go mad as a hatter. Leave your answer here, please nothing offensive.

Posted by whiskrs 7 years ago

How do I report a user that is posting spam \ inappropriate instructables that are not instrutables?

This user: is posting inappropriate content. They show up in my RSS feed and I do find them quite distracting and offensive. How do I get this user banned?

Asked by Andrev2 3 years ago

How to flag an inappropriate user?

I know how to flag a comment as 'not nice' or 'inappropriate' and an Instructable as 'inappropriate' or 'spam' ... but how does one flag a user?I've seen a few around that are rude, offensive, racist, sexist, and some times violent. Is there any way to flag a user, and not just his/her individual comments or Instructables?

Posted by anomrabbit 9 years ago

puzzle 2

A lady was pushing her car when she suddenly got sent to jail. how is this possible? some extra hints: she hasnt done anything wrong in her life she wasnt causing a distraction she wasnt doing anything offensive congratulations to lithium rain for getting the correct answer first!!!

Posted by slithien plus 7 years ago

DMC (Delorean motor company) Back up and running

The DMC company is back up making brand new Deloreans, so if you dont want to buy a crappy one on Ebay, no offense, but check out this link, Delorean

Posted by Pambo 10 years ago

Offensive (at least to me) Titles or Content of Instructables

Thank you to the "powers that be" for removing the "Instructable" on how to snare cats that I flagged a few weeks ago. Though my comments were perhaps a bit coarse (considering your Be Nice Policy) watching a video of a snared feline swinging back and forth by the back leg, desperately trying to escape, should shock and anger anyone; cat owner, cat lover or dog owner or anyone else that possesses the tiniest smidgen of humanity. To address the title of this post, I have counted over 60 Instructables that either have "Ghetto" or "Hobo" in their titles or text. I'm not only quite offended by this practice, but find no excuse for allowing it continue; and please note I'm a middle-aged white guy, raised in rural North Dakota and a small city in Minnesota! The first clause of your Be Nice Policy is - "We expect you to respect the rights and dignity of others." Any Instructable that utilizes low-cost, recycled or repurposed materials; or low-tech design and/or assembly methods should proclaim and celebrate those qualities, rather than denigrating or making insinuations about the less fortunate of our society, falls short of meeting the expectations of that clause. I'm fairly positive that you wouldn't publish an Instructable on how to "Jew someone down" (bargain or haggle) to get a lower price, just as I heard expressed by others countless times while I was growing up. It was offensive to my sensibilities then, and even more so now. Thank you for providing the opportunity to address this matter in your forum.

Posted by Hoard-n-Hack 4 years ago

Hacker to be extradited to America

A Briton accused of hacking into top secret military computers has lost a Law Lords appeal against being extradited to stand trial in the US.Glasgow-born Gary McKinnon could face life in jail if convicted of accessing 97 US military and Nasa computers.He has admitted breaking into the computers from his London home but said he was seeking information on UFOs. Link to BBC website.According to McKinnon (in the video included in the article), he used a simple password hack ("blank password scanning") to look for UFO-related technology. In response, the US are using (abusing?) anti-terrorism laws to extradite McKinnon for trial.If found guilty, McKinnon could face life in jail. American officials involved in this case have stated that they want to see him "fry".Controversy abounds in this case:Britain has no choice regarding the extradition, because they have signed a treaty with America regarding the extradition of terrorist suspects. America, however, has yet to sign the treaty they are exploiting in this case.If an American citizen committed the same offenses against UK military computers, the US would prevent the extradition of their citizen anyway, because they are protected by the constitution.The case is being prosecuted retrospectively - when McKinnin hacked the military computers, there was no treaty, and his actions were not considered an offense.The US is (allegedly) using the same anti-terrorism treaty (the one they haven't signed) to force the extradition of around 200 UK citizens, mostly for non-terrorist offenses (such as financial crimes).

Posted by Kiteman 9 years ago

problems with my comments especially on my own instructibles.

the comments that i posted on my instructibles in response to questions are missing or have been removed and there is no explanation as to why they weren't offensive and were just answering peoples questions and they're gone please resolve the bug. here's the insrtuctibles where it happened ,

Posted by cyprian916 7 years ago

Way to filter Knex articles?

I like to browse for ideas, but every 5th article seems to be about Knex. Since I don't have a Knex set they are just spam to me. Is there a way for me to filter them out or can Instructables remove them from the general pool and just make them only viewable from the Knex category? Thanks and no offense to Knex builders.

Posted by blindflacker 9 years ago

Woman from the inside out-video

I stumbled on this video: artist draws a woman starting with a skeleton, and going from there to a fully dressed figure. Pretty neat.The artist does go from bones to skin to clothes. It doesn't really show much, and I didn't find it offensive, but have been asked to label it NSFW.

Posted by Lithium Rain 9 years ago

bartboyisg4y is going off the the deep end!

Https:// the offensive account name look at his comments and instructable. i mean, besides making many inappropriate comments in the instructable/on bart boys orange board, he spammed(word?) like crazy on it!i'm just putting this up so someone can ban him.

Posted by dsman195276 9 years ago

home page changed?

When i went to instructables today i noticed the home page has changed, at least it looks like it did, im not sure becuase some of the text was overlapping. if instructables really did change, is there any way i can set it back to the previous homepage? i liked it much more than this one that im seeing. no offense to you guys working here on making the webpage.

Asked by zack247 7 years ago

Choosing IC

I recently came up with the brilliant idea (read: scheme) of constructing gloves with built in  RGB LEDs that fade through colors randomly. I plan to sell these to ravers as they are usually spoiled rich kids (no offense) and I can fund my new found interest in electronics. My question is if anyone knows of any ICs that can control this without having to program it, like the LM3914 can work as a VU meter. If no such thing exists, then the cheapest alternative.

Posted by wootwootman 8 years ago

Funniest Pranks You Ever Pulled!!

  I want to hear the funniest jokes you've ever done! Here's one from me: once, when I was 5, I loved to pulled pranks and once I was going to put a whoopiecushion on someone in the theater. I put it on a random chair. (no offense) A obiece guy sat on it and it popped and he said "ahh! my butt" So post some funny stuff!

Posted by lil larry 7 years ago

The forum topic to post stuck forum topics

Lately there have been a ton of topics that just get stuck for no reason at all. Here's where to post them when you make a perfectly legitimate, and not possibly controversial or offensive topic but it just won't show up after a period of several hours.If you spam or post controversial things, I'll delete and repost the topic. This is only for stuff that gets stuck for no apparent reason, as poor Kiteman keeps having happen to him.

Posted by Lithium Rain 9 years ago

How to deal with spam on instructables?

Guys, if you see spam, anywhere on the site, please do not reply to it, even if you are just saying "spam". Adding comments actually slows down the removal of the spam, so just flag it and move on. If it is really offensive spam, or it needs quickly removing for some other reason, then email, or send a PM to any members of the staff or the Community Team who seem to be online at the time. If you're running on UK/Europe times, that will likely be me.

Asked by Kiteman 3 years ago

Anyone know of any IC which can randomly fade an RGB LED?

I recently came up with the brilliant idea (read: scheme) of constructing gloves with built in  RGB LEDs that fade through colors randomly. I plan to sell these to ravers as they are usually spoiled rich kids (no offense) and I can fund my new found interest in electronics. My question is if anyone knows of any ICs that can control this without having to program it, like the LM3914 can work as a VU meter. If no such thing exists, then the cheapest alternative.

Asked by wootwootman 8 years ago

Please consider changing the user "badge" for paid accounts

I (and others) have made this comment several times, but now I'm posting it as a formal feature-change request. Please consider replacing the "PRO" badge with something more abstract. A little picture of Robot came to mind as one possibility, if gold stars aren't adequate. The "PRO" word itself seems to be pretty divisive, with many of the users who can't or won't pay taking offense. They seem to think that the paid users themselves are to blame for "lording it over" everyone else. This is obviously detrimental to the whole community here.

Posted by kelseymh 9 years ago

How can I get faster for football?

I am a soon to be 7th Grade Center. In my past four years of being center, I have had ZERO fumbled snaps, I have out performed centers four years older then me, and I am the best blocker in my school.  I just need some more speed becasue the middle school is different, they pick the twelve fastest players to play offense and defense, out of like fifty people. I do not want to pay for some speed program.

Asked by sammychow4 8 years ago

Whats up with this taxidermy thing?

Okay, I didn't know what it was, until I saw someone use a dead mouse as a computer mouse. I have always liked instructables, but now I feel sick. Is this something you guys seriously promote? God gave us all the animals on earth. But he didn't do it for this reason. Please remove this section, because it is extremely offensive. Now I will be thinking about it for awhile, and remembering it in disgust. Please instructables team if you have a heart, please take this disgusting stuff off your site.

Posted by Onkei 8 years ago

Contests On Time?

I have a question, how come every time it says a contests ends, for example "wear it contest, judging ends Oct 28, 2014"   You guys never actually show the winners until much later? Its Oct 30 and still no sign. I really want to see if the instructable I voted for won! Is my computer just late to get the results or does it take a long time to show the winners? No offense but you guys really should follow your deadlines better. (Please don't think im rude, Im really just wondering why its delayed so much) Anyway, Thanks for listening to my feedback.

Posted by Waztsn 3 years ago

what the heck! why can't i comment on anything!

Alright all of a sudden i can't comment on any forum topic, i'ble, or anything, i'm surprised i could even post this! this is what happens, i log in, they i view a i'ble or topic and it shows me as not signed in. but if i navigate away to an explore page or something when you can't comment anywhere, it shows me as logged in! is this just a problem with my computer or is this a public problem? i know i haven't been banned or anything cause i have never said anything offensive, and if i did i was not informed so... some kind of answer would be awesome...

Posted by wingman246 10 years ago


I have a question, how come every time it says a contests ends, for example "wear it contest, judging ends Oct 28, 2014"   You guys never actually show the winners until much later? Its Oct 31 and still no sign. I really want to see if the instructable I voted for won! Is my computer just late to get the results or does it take a long time to show the winners? No offense but you guys really should follow your deadlines better. (Please don't think im rude, Im really just wondering why its delayed so much) Anyway, Thanks for listening to my feedback

Posted by Waztsn 3 years ago

Reasons why we should do away with internet filters.

Internet filters suck.  Here's why we should throw this sh*t away: - Most filters restrict LEGIT sites, like wikipedia, Youtube, Facebook, etc. - It slows your internet speed down somewhat. - The workarounds make your surfing experience way too slow. - Censorship in general sucks. - It takes away freedom, which is already gradually ebbing away.. - So people don't try and steal my iPhone to look up porn because the PC's are blocked. People should have common sense to just hit the X button if they stumble on content they find offensive.

Posted by DJ Radio 8 years ago

How much profanity is appropriate for instructables.

I have a quick question. I made a film for my next instructable, with instructions spoken in it ,better than I could explained. The people in it used a little profanity. (I counted about 11 wordy dirts for 4 min video). Would this be okay for instructables or should i try to go through and beep out any profanity? Also i already posted the video on Youtube and it took like week before i got it all squared away, so i really don't want to upload a new video. And i dont want to post something offensive and risk having that robot beat me up. The topic is about first aid. I had to take a first aid class for work and I filmed some of the hands on stuff with my camera.

Posted by thematthatter 10 years ago

How to Behave as an American Soldier in Iraq -- in 1943

Here's an interesting pamphlet authored by the US Government for soldiers going to Iraq during the Second World War. You have been ordered to Iraq (i- RAHK) as part of the world-wide offensive to beat Hitler.You will enter Iraq both as a soldier and as an individual. That is our strength--if we are smart enough to use it. It can be our weakness if we aren't. As a soldier your duties are laid out for you. As an individual, it is what you do on your own that counts--and it may count for a lot more than you think.American success or failure in Iraq may well depend on whether the Iraqis (as the people are called) like American soldiers or not. It may not be quite that simple. But then again it could.Anyone have a copy of the current pamphlet? It would be fascinating to compare them.Thanks Dr_David for the original link here.

Posted by ewilhelm 11 years ago

If you see tinned meat...

You may have noticed another rash of spam over the weekend. It seems "they" found a way around the filters, which the development team have not yet solved.  Generally, if you see spam, either in the forums or as actual instructables, the best thing to do is to hit the flag button and move on. If you leave a comment, the systems that quarantine spam get slowed down, and the spam remains visible for longer than we would like. If the spammers go beyond annoying, and actually become offensive, you should still not comment, even on their Orange Board. Instead, contact HQ via email at, or PM a member of the Community Team, who can speed things up. Instructables is a special place, and it's you folk, reading this, that help keep it that way.

Posted by Kiteman 4 years ago