The Worst thing ever!

This is horrible! everyone is going to vote for their own! That is a big problem!. (I know the pic is random)

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


worst customer experience

Has anybody had a real bad experience with a customer? or a customer with an employee? So i was once worked at an ice cream parlor.A woman says to me in Spanish and the only word i recognized was chocolate (there's actually two chocolate flavors, regular and chocolate pecan ) so i gave her the pecan one ...she tastes it and she threw it at me, (lucky for me i had to do the long shift). On that same day another woman showed up and asked for chocolate pecan in broken English and i asked waffle or cone (people never specify waffle or cone) she gave me a dirty look and i gave her the cone,she throws it down on the ground, Being the only one there and I had to mop it up, some customers are yelling at me in spanish (later i figured out it was bad words). So by the end of that day i had about 5 people throw ice cream at me 2 were adults and 3 were kids. But i didnt quit because of that it was because the manager keep making me work on days i had school

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


Worst christmas ever

Hi everybody, Plasmana here...I have been been inactive lately because I have a lot of stuff do, and now, I have to say this is going to be the worst christmas I have ever experienced...Because,My granddad passed away...So, I am very sad at the moment..And there has been a lot of bad things happing to UK at the moment, some stores are shutting down, causing many people losing their jobs, and there has been severe flooding in some parts of the UK...Because a lot of bad things happened, I may be inactive from instructables for a long time, but I will still be able to post some comments....

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


Best/Worst Magazines

Please forgive me if this topic has already been discussed in the forums. With the holidays up and coming, it seemed like a potentially good time to look into getting some magazines for monthly reading material. That said, what are your favorite (and least favorite) magazines? --Purduecer

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


Worst Commercial Ever?

This commercial has been out for a while now, but I don't see why Burger King would be showing it, because it just makes them look really bad in front of millions of people... ...why would they even come up with such an idea in the first place...?  

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


??? Worst Invention Ever ???

What do you think is the WORST invention ever this goes with my best invention ever Well???...

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


Worst prank EVER

So I broke a wheel off my lawnmower, no big deal, just weld it back on. How was I supposed to know that a wooden stump would break it? Anyways, since i have a shitty flux core mig welder from Harbor Freight, I decided I'd ask a friend to use their gas mig to fix it. I bring the lawn mower over, bring the welder outside, clamp the wheel bracket back on, and start the weld. All of a sudden, there's a huge ball of fire all over my mask. I immediately stop welding, and jump backwards.. yelling out, while he sits there on the ground laughing. He switched the argon with acetylene, at 10psi. Not cool. It was hilarious, but not cool.

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


There should be a contest.

There should be a contest for the worst instructable ever.

Topic by jon123321 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


The best and the worst instructables ever!

As we know, the Wall-E Robot is the best ever instructable, because it has a rating of 4.62, and no instructable has a higher rating than the Wall-E Robot's instructable! And who wants to know the worst ever instructable? The worst ever instructable is Ghetto Hacks! Right now, It has a rating of 0.83, who wants to rate the instructable? Are you going to rate it as the "best ever" or "worthless"?If you want to know more worst ever instructables, visit this group, Worst. Instructables. Ever.

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


The WORST Car Wash Ever!

The best comment: "I want my money back"...

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


The World's worst Instructables? (Updated)

I've posted this as a review of how the current rating system works at the low end of the scale, with reference to my 2007 postReminder of the scale:0.5 = Worthless1.0 = Poor1.5 = Some flaws2.0 = Almost average2.5 = Average (we don't go much higher than this here)Lowest rated Instructables as of today:extreme mini knex gun"How on earth is this rated higher than a buynch of my stuff??????"This one seemed to be very unpopular, 60 ratings brought it down to 1.10 but people were aiming for 0.5Oct08BLOW UP A GLASS SNAPPLE WITH YOUR HAND!!!!!Author "Hold it over a trash can and beat the living () out of the top"Generally viewed as one of the most moronic Instructables ever, 154 ratings gave this 1.16 (many of which have been translated from the old system).Nov06small-knex-gun 2"my first instructionable"Not popular at all, 27 ratings took this to 1.27May08How to make a flashdark"complete waste of instructables.com storage"They didn't get the joke... 23 ratings 1.30Dec08how-to-not-need-to-ever-type-in-any-computer-class"why did you chose knex as your one and only keyword?" (knex now appears twice in tags)32 ratings 1.36Apr07smallest knex gun EVERIt's only got 2 pieces, which was not appreciated by the KNEX communityAuthor: "come on people plz leave me aloneTHIS IS MY FIRST EVER INSTRUCTABLE!!!!!"1.37 from 41 ratingsOct08The coolest virus ever!"virus creators are the bane of all existence. Sorry, but I'm gonna have to ask you to rot somewhere uncomfortable."17 ratings 1.40Sep08Make-An-Awesome-CyborgSteampunk-Monocle"You can't really just stick screws to stuff and call it steampunk."21 ratings, 1.45Jul08how-to-make-a-basic-booby-trap"go back into the woods and practice your banjo."20 ratings 1.56July 06Minute-KNex-Semi-Automatic-PistolAuthor: "yeah, well this is my first instructable.. I've made ones that shoot some 37 feet or so, but they're too complicated for me to understand how I built them. I am almost annoyed at myself for putting on such a crappy gun. oh, well, I don't really care"27 ratings 1.58Nov07And what of the The World's worst Instructables 2007? Only the Snapple and tongue Instructables haven't been pushed into a corner.https://www.instructables.com/id/E8FS0ZXF1B3R8DV/ (out of sight?)"i smell summin and it aint laser burns.. I lived on a farm once and waded through alot of it."33 to 1.42May07https://www.instructables.com/id/EDW2YEMF0ZSTFDK/ (out of sight?)"This is precisely the same instructable as this one, complete with the same spelling errors and photos, except (your) instructable only has thumbnails of the blurry photos."44 ratings 1.42Apr07https://www.instructables.com/id/EFGG7JWF18DW9NB/ (out of sight?)"can we all PLEASE stop talking about weed?"126 ratings 1.94May07https://www.instructables.com/id/EWOYNZ04N8EWIJLOX6/ (out of sight?)"How come such a poorly made Instructable can be so popular?"115 ratings 2.13, that's closer to average than "almost"Jan07How-to-perform-your-own-Tongue-Bifurcation"Next you'll b doin it to your ()"88 ratings 2.56 (above average)Feb07The current system doesn't seem to be giving us a good distribution if nothing has yet managed to hit "poor" (even when a group of people were trying to rate beneath it)Statistics as of 9th March:5.00-4.5 16 0.07%4.49-4.0 362 1.6%3.99-3.5 3269 14.7%3.49-3.0 10238 46.1%2.99-2.5 4556 20.5%2.49-2.0 853 3.8%1.99-1.5 111 0.5%1.49-1.0 8 0.04%0.99-0.5 0 0%unrated 2787 12.6%81% of all Instructables are rated between 2.5 and 4.0 (93 % if you exclude unrated Instructables)L

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


The worst time of my life

If three years ago somebody had told me that I would be at Maker Faire, using my cyborg arms, watching Arc Attack playing the “Doctor Who” theme, and meeting Adam Savage from “Mythbusters”, I would have said that person is crazy or is mocking me. But I was there. With Instructables. It was awesome when Adam Savage, in the middle of his conference, yelled to me “Hey man! Nice borg!!”. “OH MY GOD!” I thought, “ADAM SAVAGE FROM THE MYTHBUSTERS TOLD ME I MADE A NICE BORG!!” But, beyond Adam Savage, the giant robots, the fire and electricity shows, the beautiful steampunk women, the good energy, the delicious food and the pictures with Daleks; the most beautiful, shocking, awesome and magical moment of the Maker Faire 2013 was when I had just arrived at the Autodesk booth. I saw the giant map of DIYers from around the world, and I realized my picture and profile were representing Colombia and I was one of the three leading makers of South America. I was paralyzed remembering all this journey, from being a complete loser without a future to that point in time and space when I felt absolutely happy, calm, and at peace with myself. It was worth it to keep fighting, just for that sublime moment. I felt like a Rock Star. Not because I was, but because Instructables and Autodesk made me feel like one. ……………………………………… When people ask me “Why do you love Instructables?” my answers are always the same: because the site is awesome, has amazing projects and great contests with cool prizes; because Instructables is the only one who has supported my DIY activities, especially in my country (Colombia) where science and technology aren’t priorities, and so on. But I never gave the complete answer. And now, after these fantastic five months as Artist in Residence, I want to tell the truth: I love Instructables because they were with me in the worst time of my life. ……………………………………… In 2009, I lost my job as Security Analyst in an important Colombian company. I thought I could subsist thanks to my junk projects and creating my own business, but almost nobody was interested on buying recycled crafts (besides, I wasn’t as good then as I am today.) And the only interested people wanted my works for free. It was not enough for a living, so after a few months I started looking for a job. Due to its economic situation, Colombia has high rates of unemployment and it’s very hard to find a job, and there’s no government subsidy for unemployed workers (sorry Colombia! One day, I will talk about all your beautiful and fantastic things, because you have a lot. But not today). Besides, when you are a former military officer the only civilian jobs you can apply for are in security because nobody thinks you can be creative; and if you are, nobody takes you seriously. Every two weeks I had an interview. Every interview ended with just another “we will call you.” It’s time to confess something to the world: at the same time, I was diagnosed with mild Borderline Personality Disorder and depression. It’s not something that “SHAZAM! You are nuts!”. No. I knew from years ago there was something wrong about me, but just in that moment I found out what I have. Just in case you ask: no, this condition doesn’t make me a bad employee, and I’m very competent in my work. No, I’m not some kind of evil psycho. Just a little bit creepy sometimes, but I always try my best to be a good person. And no, I’m not trying to look like a “dark and bizarre, Tim Burton style” character just because I want to look interesting. It may work for an artist or a teenager, but not for somebody trying to get a job in the security business or a stable relationship. I didn’t have any health insurance; I didn’t have money for any treatment and, in case I could afford it, there is a social stigma about persons with some kind of mental disorder, and no company would be interested in hiring a security manager with that kind of problem. So, I had to keep it to myself. I didn’t even tell it to my family. And my girlfriend broke up with me. So, my life was “complete.” I was without a job, love and almost without my sanity. Almost all of my “friends” were gone. I was drowning in debts. I didn’t have money even for basic things. I had to return to my mother’s house. I lost every goal, every dream, and every hope. The situation was so desperate that I seriously thought about giving up. But only two things stopped me from doing that. One was Carolina, the only friend I had in that moment. The other thing was Instructables. ……………………………………… I found the site several months after because I was looking for simple robots ideas. Then, I saw Instructables has contests, and I entered my first project (the “SPD Exoskeleton”) for the 2009 Halloween Contest. A lot of people made awesome comments about my project, and I received my first prize: the “Photojojo!” book and a Robot T-Shirt. “What? I just post pictures of my project on an internet site and they give me free stuff? Interesting!” Then, I made another project, the “Valentine’s RoboGrinch”. I was a finalist in the 2010 Valentine’s Day Contest. People around the world commented about my ideas, and my projects started to become popular being featured in other sites and blogs around the planet. When I got the First Prize on the Dead Computer Contest, I gave to my mother the netbook I won. It was the only present I could afford to give her in a long time. In my darkest moments, when I thought about giving up, I remembered I had some project on Instructables I didn’t finish or publish, and then I keep fighting just one or two days more, because I didn’t want to leave it uncompleted. When I finished it, I endured one week more, just for knowing if it was successful in a contest. Sometimes I won. Sometimes I lost. When I could get some money, I used it for buying tools or materials for the projects, instead of food or paying debts. Because I started to think that every project, every idea I was making, every instructable I was writing, was my little legacy to humanity. Probably one day I will die, but at least in some part of the Internet, it would be a proof that I made something good, something that could be appreciated by anybody, and my life was not in vain. And I started to win more contests. It felt good, because I thought “I’m a loser, but this loser is kicking butts!” With so many fantastic authors, the competition got tougher, so I had to improve my skills (and my English. Instructables was the only opportunity I had to improve and practice this language.) I became very good at making stuff with plastic trash and limited resources! Besides, without knowing anything about me and my personal situation, even without being on the same country, the Instructables staff and community were (and are) very special and kind with me. They always made me feel respected and loved. Instructables was the only escape I had from my reality. This site has thousands of users and still they had the time to talk to me, to care for me, to make me feel like part of a bunch of friends! They were the only people that didn’t see me or treat me like a loser or somebody who needed to be pitied. They were the only ones that made me feel I wasn’t completely alone on this planet. All of this situation lasted one year and two months. Instructables kept me fighting almost all of that time. ……………………………………… Finally, in September of 2010, I got a job. It wasn’t the best (honestly, it was horrible!), but at least I was working. Four months later, I got a better job as security manager of a business center, enough to start paying debts. On October 2010, I went to the Colombian equivalent of Comic-Con, using the Cyborg suit I built for the Instructables’ Dead Computer Contest. Thanks to this, a beautiful woman found me out of the crowd, because she loves robots. She became my biggest fan and we shared a big love. I never thought I could find a love like that. She was the girlfriend I got thanks to Instructables! She was the inspiration of my “Cyborg Heart in a Can”. And I gave it to her. And then Instructables interviewed me as Featured Author. I would be the first Colombian to be a Featured Author! That was awesome! In total, I have won twelve Instructables contests and two challenges. Thanks to Instructables, people of all the world know about my cyborgs and my Roboplanters. (The funny thing is I’m still feeling like the black sheep of the family!) ……………………………………… It was 2012. After one and a half year of relationship, my girlfriend and I broke up, for good (our respective problems were stronger than our love.) Besides, I was stuck at work and I couldn’t study something art or robotics related because the restrictive schedule of my job. So, the depression was returning… I was lying on the couch watching “Doctor Who” when a phrase get stuck in my mind: “All of time and space. Everywhere and anywhere. Every star that ever was. Where do you want to start?” And then I realized that nothing was tying me to Colombia and I could apply to the Instructables Artist in Residence Program. I wanted to know, at least for a few months, how it was to be in the most awesome company in this world. So I quit my job, I sold most of my belongings, I packed my Dremel, my trench coat and my sonic screwdriver, I said goodbye to my family and I traveled to San Francisco on February 27th of 2013. I didn’t come for the “American Dream”. I came for the “Instructables Dream”! ……………………………………… What can I say? How can I describe the most fantastic experience of my life, using just a few words? How can I summarize five months of happiness, learnings, DIY and good energy, when every day was an amazing adventure? I felt, after 35 years of life, I finally arrived in the place I belong. I met the faces behind the site I love and admire. You know who they are (sorry for breaking the magic but, please! Update the Instructables Team page! A lot of awesome people are not there!) I’m trying to not mention specific persons, because I shared awesome experiences with each one of you. Every one of you taught me something, every one of you made me feel appreciated, every one of you does a fantastic job keeping this site working. And I want nobody feels excluded of this post (Sherry always fights for sending out prizes on time, silently. Why nobody says “Thanks Sherry?”) Because Instructables is more than servers and computers and projects and internet. Instructables is the people. From the beginning, Instructables and the Autodesk Consumer Group made me feel like one of the team, like part of something bigger than myself. The Pizza Thursdays, the Marvelous Mondays, the Build Days, the Design Nights, became magical events for me. But it wasn’t only Instructables and Autodesk. This beautiful city of San Francisco taught me real lessons about tolerance, respect and being yourself. It doesn’t matter if you are radically different to the other people. Just be a nice person, do your job and respect the others, and everyone will respect you. I had never touched a CAD software, because I didn’t see any possible use for it in my life. And I thought it was something so complicated that only engineers and designers could use that kind of program. But then I went from 0 to 123D Design! I learned the basics in just two days and I fell in love with this awesome program, and it’s free! (But, seriously guys, try to fix that problem with the crashes. Everyone in the lab knew that when I screamed, it was because the program had a crash and I hadn’t saved the progress). And later, I learned how to use a 3D printer, a machine beyond my wildest dreams! I remember the infinite sadness the first time I went to the amazing Pier 9 (new installations of Instructables and the Autodesk Consumer Group) and thought I could never try that fantastic technology; and the happiness when Noah told me I could stay two months more! You have all the best freaking hi-tech tools in this freaking world, and you don’t need to be a NASA scientist or a millionaire to use them! This place is waiting for people of all the world, to come with their ideas! (It doesn’t matter how crazy they are). 3D printers, laser cutters, a water jet, a bunch of expensive machines I still don’t know the names of, an awesome test kitchen, metal and wood shops, even a sewing area! And all available for the DIY community! But, more than being on Pier 9 because the fantastic machines, I loved to stay here because Instructables.  My life has good things and bad things, successes and failures. But being part of Instructables and sharing moments with all of you has been the most memorable experience of my whole existence! ……………………………………… I want to say something to my dear friends of Instructables and Autodesk: if one day, for some inexplicable reason, you feel like your work is meaningless, you don’t like it’s Monday or simply you forgot what this is all about, just remember something: you will never know exactly how many lives Instructables has touched: how many persons found their true calling thanks to the projects, and how many persons found a hobby that makes their life happier. How many couples fell in love thanks to the delicious recipes and romantic crafts, and how many parents shared precious moments with their sons building something. But now you will always know, at least, Instructables and Autodesk saved one life. My life! ……………………………………… I wish to finish my post with some “Doctor Who” quote. I love “Doctor Who”, because is all about being awesome and optimistic and keep smiling even in the worst situations or despite you are feeling absolutely sad and alone. And the series has a lot of badass and beautiful quotes! But now, when I have to start packing my bags, when I have to return to my hometown where I have to pretend I’m a “normal” person and try to get a “normal” job again, when I have to say goodbye to my coworkers (that are at the same time most of the only real friends I have had in my life), and to the greatest organization I have had the honor of being part (where for first time in life I felt truly appreciated, respected and loved, and happy because it was Monday and I could go to work in a company that is making of this world a better place); there’s one, and only one phrase that I got stuck on my head; the last words of David Tennant as the Tenth Doctor when, standing alone after saying goodbye to his loved ones (and to the most awesome time of his life), his final moment comes: “I don’t want to go.” Mario Caicedo Langer Former Artist in Residence. Instructables

Topic by M.C. Langer 5 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


Best and Favorite Knex Creations

I have been using knex probably for over 10 years and I have built a ton of different weopons and things but a fwew stick out. I do love my new transformers but my best work was a wearable mech suit. The boots could hold over 200 lbs and covered the whole body. My favorite was an AT-AT from starwars where if you hit the underbelly of the walker the head falls off and it drops to the floor like the movie one. I want to know people Best and favorite knex creations over the years.

Topic by glitched9700 10 years ago  |  last reply 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.

Topic by BorisTheSpider 11 years ago  |  last reply 7 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?

Topic by skunkbait 10 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


what foodstuff produces the loudest, worst smelling flatulence? Answered

School farting contest

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


Best and Worst Television Show of All Time?

I saw the other forums and I decided to create this one. What do you think is the best show of all time? What do you think is the worst show of all time? Why?

Topic by bdcoco 11 years ago  |  last reply 6 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.*

Topic by Spl1nt3rC3ll 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


User profile pages have been changed, for the worst

Instructables has reworked user profile pages in a radical way. Profile pages are now wholly different from what they used to be. Content is no longer divided by its type (instructable, forum, comment, favorite, etc.), it is divided into two sections: the user's projects...and everything else. The section on everything else encompasses every activity related to the user in question. This cluttered list of activities can include everything from viewers favoriting the user's projects, replies to the user and even (deleted) spam comments left on the user's projects. There is no way to divide things up to look at them by their individual types--you must sift through everything manually. As far as the user's content goes, only five projects are visible to the marauding viewer at a glance. There is no indication to viewers over how many projects have been posted by the member in total. Versus the previous layout: Fewer projects are being shown The total number posted by the user is now unclear The number of subscribers had by the user is now unclear The 5 projects which are shown are displayed with smaller images than before. Absolutely every aspect of presentation was superior under the old layout. The only vaguely positive new development is the ability for an author to control what five projects they desire to spotlight. In light of the massive costs, it is not a major plus. If the viewer does make their way to the page which carriers all of a user's projects, they will again find its contents unfiltered. There are no filters to weed out content by featured status, views or popularity. There is still no indication of how many projects there are either. Patches do not appear to be of any value anymore, as they are nowhere to be seen on profile pages. ------------------------ This change has destroyed profile pages. I have been around Instructables for many years and have seen many layouts--this layout is, without a doubt, the worst yet. The layout of profile pages must be reverted to the previous style. Content is being downplayed like it never has been before. Most of a person's profile page is now dedicated to what other people have done. Users' profile pages--what were once pages dedicated to their stuff--are now dominated by others' stuff. When a user goes to my profile page, I want them to see what I have posted. That is why they went there--to see my content. They are not there to look at others' content. Under this new layout, viewers will have to work harder to find results on these profiles and are more likely to lose interest in the content of the user. The lack of intuitiveness to the layout will only aggravate and put off viewers. Content creators will probably bear the brunt of the fallout of this change if it's not quickly undone. Interest in and viewership of their content will likely decrease in time if things do not change. In turn, content creators may decide not to withdraw and discontinue sharing their works. Whomever made the layout what it is now may have had the best intentions. However, it is time to accept the fact that the new layout is completely inferior to the previous one and that it needs to be scrapped.

Topic by OrigamiAirEnforcer 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago


This site's editor is the worst I have ever used…

This site's editor is the worst I have ever used… Once again, I have wasted my time in a frustrating effort to simply answer a question in my own Instructable, thanks to the still horrendous forum editor. Even after years of being online, and my and other people's utter frustration with this editor, it is still the worst forum editor on the web. Let me describe for you my current experience. First of all, I make it a point to compose my message in a text editor because I know from bad experience, that it is a certainty that the editor will lose all text that I enter at some point. OK, so I compose my message which contains some html anchor tags with links and text. I paste it into the text box. I hit the Preview button and nothing happens… Great. I see that NoScript (Firefox 30.0) is showing that there is some javascript that is not enabled. I temporarily enable JS. Poof! My text is gone!!! What did I tell you? I have to keep enabling JS several times to finally get rid of the red barred circle on the NoScript icon. I now re-paste my text that I thankfully still have safely saved in my text editor. Preview still doesn't work so I decide to switch to the Rich Editor. BTW I tried switching to Safari to see if it worked there and it didn't so it is not a browser issue. Now Preview works but all my html code is being shown as code and not nicely formatted text with embedded links. Wonderful. I have no intentions of wasting more time with the Rich Editor, trying to add links in the painfully slow process of point, click, copy, paste. No thanks… So I refresh the page. Poof! Text gone. I re-paste and simply click 'make comment' so I can PREVIEW my post. I need to make a few changes so I have to DELETE the post--there is no way to EDIT it like there is in any other forum I have ever used--and I have to repeat this ridiculous ritual several times to finally get it to the point where I can finally post the comment for real. Keep in mind, I could not use any formatting like bold or italics on any of the text like I wanted to do because there is no longer any markdown language. Formatting is only available in the Rich Editor which I refuse to use for reasons already mentioned. Oh, and one more thing… I tried to upload an image and the server was 'down for maintenance' so I gave up at that point. I was told that as a PRO member, the editor was an improved version of the normal one. I don't see any improvements. This and many other similar experiences I have had ONLY on this site, is IMO unacceptable. We all have a life and have much better things to do than waste hours of our own time struggling with an inferior editor in order to freely share our ideas with other people. This in itself is a creativity stifler. I have complained about this before and I probably will again until (IF) this problem is addressed properly. Obviously we the users are the life blood of this site and we deserve much better treatment. Once again, I make no apology for ranting and complaining--Kiteman. This crucial issue needs to be addressed. Get a new webmaster if that's what it takes. The current one is not doing his/her job. PS Wow, I had to preview this post before I could publish it and I see that all the breaks between paragraphs have been removed. Unbelievable. Even in an all-text post there are problems, which just serve to emphasize my point. PS 2 Wait a minute… When I went to edit the post and previewed it, the breaks suddenly miraculously appeared. So not only is the editor flakey, it is unpredictable as well.

Topic by Laral 4 years ago


my xbox keeps turning itself off every 2-5 minutes.

Every time i turn my xbox on it turns itself off after like 2-5 minutes, im thinking that this is microsoft ripping people off by making them send their xboxes in every 3 months to get it fixed for like £40.00. and now it keeps turning itself on every 10 seconds then off again straight after. in short im thinking of buying a ps3 and a word to the wise everybody, dont buy an xbox, its a rip off, it will break down every couple of months. the amount of problems that a 360 has is endless, the rede ring, it scratches disks, xbox live costs way too much and a wifi adaptor does too, you cannot install any other operating ststem on it and you cannot play a game without the disk. 2-3 of my games have been cracked all the way through by my 360, buying it was one of my worst decisions i have made so far. on the other hand ps3 has wifi built in free online and you can play games without the disk. you can also install any operating system on it.

Question by freerunnin1 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


'Most X on record' climate list?

Does anyone know if there's a list/graph of the 'Most -whatever- on record' for the world, season by season? What I mean is, countries recording their hottest summer, wettest winter, worst drought, etc. I ask because it would give a pretty striking visual for climate change. It seems everywhere I spend any time it's the most something season on record, or at least for 40-50 years. Here's a little list I compiled a couple years ago, from where I'd been: 2002 - summer - New Zealand - worst drought on record          - summer - Western Australia - worst drought on record          - spring - Malaysia - hottest on record          - winter - Ireland - wettest on record          - autumn - Ireland - mildest 2003 - summer - Australia - worst drought          - summer - United Kingdom - hottest summer, hottest day          - summer - New Zealand - highest UV index 2004 - summer - British Columbia - longest          - summer and autumn - British Columbia - worst fire season 2005 - winter and spring - Victoria, Australia- wettest          - summer - Australian east coast - hottest          - summer - Western Australia - coolest Since then it's been worst droughts, floods, cyclones, wettest summers, and now snow. If it hasn't been graphed, it should be.

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


Who is the best knexer?

I wanna know who you think it is, your opinion entirely.

Question by yerjoking 9 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


What's with all the Norton adverts?

I understand the need to advertise... but why the full front page spread advertising probably the worst bit of security software out there?!

Topic by Beenay25 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Which knex ball machine is the best???? Answered

Just write your answer (as a number of the ball machine), and then any random comments you want to say. Also, in your answer please also write to worst knex ball machine. Anyway, here are the options: 1. xXxXx 2. CHAOS 3. Deux 4. Relentless 5. Immeuble 6. Micro 7. Box 8. Lithium 9. Nano 10. Dos 11. Uno 12. Project N 13. Project S 14. Circle So which is the best, and which is the worst???

Question by Hiyadudez 9 years ago  |  last reply 8 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.

Topic by DJ Radio 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Creeper Disasters

What is the worst thing a creeper has blown up or done to you? Mine would have to be activation my base self-destruct system that was (not as far as I knew) through the wall in pinned me against! also, a pretty picture for you:

Topic by Earths_hope 8 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


i require a 3000rpm motor of small size

I am planing to run cutting blade which weights approx of 350-500 gm (for worst case) so i need good torque and rechargeable battery for capable running for at max of 2-3 hrs

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


xbox 360

Im stuck on need or speed most wanted on xbox 360 ive picked like the worst car and dont have enough money too put all the parts onto it so i cant win any races any help anyone!!!

Topic by greenday100 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago


Arduino true and false statements

So I'm having the worst trouble tying to figure out how to use true and false statements. Can anyone explain how to define something as true and how to use it! An example sketch maybe? Thanks!

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


Jump Box

While the autoparts place was testing my battery(projected to take 1.5 hrs) I drove home with just the emergency jump box running the system. Probably not factory recommended for long durations, but it was just a mile or 2. What's the worst that could happen?

Topic by Toga_Dan 3 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


I have a project idea: LCD sunglasses. I'd need some really small screens, however. Can you buy 1"x2" LCD screens?

I am going to attempt to build LCD sunglasses. I know how an LCD works, with an internal polarizer and the liquid crystal itself providing polarizing in a different direction. I am planning to use an LCD screen for a sunglass lens, but I'll need both small and oddly shaped LCDs. Is it possible to cut LCDs down to size or shape? If worst comes to worst, I will just have square lenses, but the thing which would fit best would be 1"x2". Can you buy these?

Question by 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


What do you hate about the internet?

Http://ruintheweb.com/This is the beginnings of a new instructable called 95 ways to ruin the web. I hope you can help me gather enough of the worst uses of internet technology as you can. Things like websites that move your mouse away from the close button, or midi that plays instantly which doesn't come with a pause button. The internet is full of crap and I plan on making the crappiest website of all time. When I do create my monstrosity it will be hosted at http://ruintheweb.com/. But for now you may upload your suggestions there, or you can comment here. What do you hate about the internet:

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


Ipod touch jailbroken screen video app?

I have a jailbroken ipod touch 2nd generation, and i know that even with the official firmware you can take a screenshot by pressing the home and power buttons at the same time, but i am looking for an app, preferably from cydia but if worst comes to worst i will get installer, that allows you to take videos of the screen also. this would be great for me, because then i could run it through the windows movie maker and give it a voiceover and it goes straight to youtube instead of having suckishly blurry quality of my camera. thanks : )

Question by A.C.E. 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


knex motor torque?

I got a knex motor at goodwill and it has the worst torque it can not make a car go our do any thing use full is there a way to fix it. i do not mean using gears to bring up the torque the motor is silver. it just slips on the rod and will not turn it under pressure  

Question by sonic broom 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


Blizzmageddon!!

How is everyone who lives in the path of the snow storm doing?  I hope everyone's okay.  We're in Oklahoma and the worst is over.  We've been having jammies/movie marathons laughing ourselves silly.  I think tomorrow might be warm enough for some snowman building.   Make soup, stay warm, be safe!

Topic by zurichko 8 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Solar Maple Syrup?

Making maple syrup is a great activity for those of us lucky enough in the north, but it's also very energy intensive.  A wood fire is not the worst of the energy choices to reduce the sap, but there must be someone out there with the creativity to come up with a DYI solar evaporator. any  ideas?

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


Scent Pendant

I know the title must sound odd, but this is actually a sappy, and in my opinion original gift idea for a female. Said female is significant. Need I say more? Anyways, I was wondering if there was a material that held a scent particularly well other than just normal fabric or something. Here's the idea: Have a pendant: small or large, really doesn't matter, that I can spray with my cologne, since she really enjoys it, it will hold the scent? ' This is just an idea, I did a little research to no avail, because I realized that this was just a little.. odd. XD Would really appreciate some fellow brainstormers. If worst comes to worst I was thinking I could actually take some of the cologne and have it in an intricate little glass vial and hang it from a pendant. Thanks all for your time and consideration, Roddie 

Topic by roddiemi 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


Error 500 and Error 400

I have tried to make forums but I made too many of the same. What's worst is that they don't let me get rid of them. The first some time they said error 400 but now it says ERROR 500: java.lang.NullPointerException.These are the forums:forum 1forum 2forum 3

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


New Year Moments

Happy New Year everyone on Instructables!!!!! 2010!!!!! With New year now come and gone, we are wanting to know your best and worst New Year moments. Doesn't matter what happened, just post it. Pictures are also gratefully appreciated.                                                                       HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

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


LHC Countdown

They have started the final countdown for the LHC.Some say that it will find the God particle.Others say that it will kill us all.I say hope for the best, but [http://instructables.com/community/Its-the-End-of-the-World-As-We-Know-It-.../ prepare for the worst.]For more information, look at these newer posts:More on the LHC Countdownand End of World One Step Closer. Or Not.

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


What white material should I use to draw on blue paper? Answered

I need it white to look like a blueprint, as it's a project for school. I tried a white pencil, it was OK but I had to push down really hard and it was bad for details. Worst case scenario, I'll use that.

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


attaching hammock to a roofed deck?

Would it be safe to attach a hammock to a deck with a roof. it looks like the one in the picture below. the hammock would go where the green circles are drawn. about how many pounds can something attached to those posts hold . thanks and also where would be the worst place to attach it. http://s2.postimg.org/lqhtwz5rd/dexxkk.jpg

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


Cyclists....

Just for fun this time!We all love bycicles.Enjoy nature, loose some kilos or just having some fun with the kids.I even like to ride if I find the time and the right weather.But what about those courier riders in the city?Those fitness fanatics riding in a pack of 30 and surprising you on a winding mountain road by fully blocking it...The guy hitting you from behind on the traffic lights because he was only looking on his phone...Or maybe this drunk guy in the middle of the night not even realising that he uses the entire road...What is your worst nighmare experience with someone using just legs to get two wheels moving?And: What is your worst nightmare experience as a cyclist yourself?The guy cutting you off while turning and running over your bike?Someone "accidentally" opening their door when you ride past their car?Or maybe these parks constantly blocking the bike lanes and forcing you to go into the traffic?

Topic by Downunder35m 2 months ago  |  last reply 2 months ago


How many milliamps are pulled by wii motion plus?

I'm using usb to power a network of devices for my next project. I'm not sure if my usb port can supply enough current for it. So how much does it pull? I'd like to have worst-case current. Maybe someone could do a quick test? :)

Question by 4lifenerdfighter 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


A great way to improve groups........

Here is a great idea to improve groups. anybody in a group can add ibles to that group, even though they are not moderators and the owner is not a group member. my ible got added to the "worst instructables ever" group, and I can't remove it. so, I was thinking that when somebody tries to add someone else's ible to a group, a request will be sent to the author to confirm or deny. good idea, huh?

Topic by DJ Radio 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


How would I go about making an Arduino control four Lego motors for a 3D printer? Answered

I am trying to make a Cartesian 3D printer out of Legos I have the printer almost done. It is time to start thinking about how I am going to control it. The RepRap uses the Arduino, I believe, although I'm probably wrong. I have an Arduino Mega The motors are RCX geared motors. They are powering a few worm gears, and all the setups I have are so far identical. I have, or will when this is finished, X,Y, and Z axes, as well as a filament feeder. I could just adjust the values of some already present software. This is probably the easiest solution. If worst comes to worst, I can replace the Lego motors with some sort of servos. So i guess my question is: where can i get 3D printer control software for an Arduino? And also, what random things do you know that could be helpful to this project? all comments welcome Thanks.

Question by kiffer360 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Gamings Lost Gems

There are many games out there that have seemed to escape the public eye and has slipped under a sea of top-tier titles and remain unknown to many unfortunate gamers out there. I call upon the eccentric and the wise to cast their knowledge of lost gaming gems to those of us here, and let us have a few hours of gaming goodness. Remember that this is only for the lesser known titles, not the best or worst games. Thank you, and have fun.

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


one step at a time

503c org need to be chartered. board of directors location? sponsors? anyone ever tried to hold a large event? not as the boss but have been on boards for things like this.2000 to 8000 people show up,worst than not enough interest is too much ,ever ordered 200 portable pottys?what if food venders back out at last min? or the bands get into fights? sounds like fun ,need some help?

Topic by bikerbob2005 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


Spam

I wonder why Instructables is not using some basic spam filters to prevent these idiotic bots from posting? At least a simple language check to lock out the worst ones would be great. If during writing and posting the system notices most of the text is not in english than it will be filtered so a mod can check it. Can't be too hard, can it? Don't know about others but I don't really like those spammers and prefer to have them running at locked doors.

Topic by Downunder35m 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago