There should be a contest for the worst instructable ever.
Posted by jon123321 10 years ago
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
Posted by CyrusII 10 years ago
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.
Posted by Plasmana 10 years ago
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....
Posted by Plasmana 9 years ago
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
Posted by purduecer 9 years ago
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.
Posted by glitched9700 9 years ago
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
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
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...?
Posted by zascecs 8 years ago
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 10 years ago
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.
Posted by SolarFlower_org 8 years ago
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 9 years ago
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:
Posted by lamedust 10 years ago
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.
Posted by cvxdes 10 years ago
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?
Posted by alanrb 8 years ago
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!
Posted by zurichko 7 years ago
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
Posted by roddiemi 5 years ago
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!!!
Posted by Hydroelectric 8 years ago
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
Posted by Masterdude 9 years ago
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.
Posted by Tetranitrate 10 years ago
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?
Posted by DJ Radio 10 years ago
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.
Posted by Downunder35m 4 years ago
It's that time of year again. The best / worst part this year was the moment when the family of a local man, recently killed in action, laid a wreath and the whole parade burst into spontaneous applause. They shall not grow old, as we that are left grow old. Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun and in the morning We will remember them. ................................... When You Go Home, Tell Them Of Us And Say, For Their Tomorrow, We Gave Our Today
Posted by Kiteman 8 years ago
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?
Posted by bikerbob2005 9 years ago
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.
Posted by Thergox 6 years ago
I logged in to my pro membership account this morning and saw that there was not one, but several ads being displayed on the Instructables homepage. The worst of them is a giant video ad promoting a new show at the top of the page! Can anyone explain to me why I'm suddenly seeing ads even though I'm a pro member?? I know that the organization needs revenue, but they got it in the form of membership money from me, so I should't have to see these ugly ads. This disappoints me tremendously...
Posted by He11uvaCook 8 years ago
My little sister bought the worst/cheapest book case from target. its flimsy the bottom piece was warped, and i had to replace one of the piece of crap plastic pieces that hold the thing together with wood glue, a drill, and a long screw (this piece in fact ended up swaying back and forth less than the rest of the book case) so what I'm interest ed in is ways to reinforce and boost up the quality of the book cases and $30 furniture for as cheap as possible. any one got any thing?
Posted by clasic_traveller_diehard 10 years ago
I don't have an Xbox 360, and I probably never will, but for anybody who owns one, their worst nightmare is the Red Ring of Death. There are several causes for the Red Ring of Death, this forum topic is here for people to post how they have managed to avoid it and other 360 problems, including overheating. If I get enough ideas, I may post a Collaboration. If you post an idea, make it as detailed as possible, and if you can, with pictures.
Posted by Aeshir 10 years ago
I really like these liquid vitamins, but every other bottle I get gives me a long series of random painful electric shocks when I try to open it! You can't hear it, but in the video when I get near the bottle with the probe a snapping sound can be heard. The shocks are seemingly random and some went as high as 500mv. I didn't catch the first shock, which was the worst, from the first time I tried to open the bottle. I tried grounding the bottle, but nothing seems to help. Thanks for any suggestions
Posted by foobear 11 years ago
I just learned that China's six biggest ports now ship 25 times more goods than the entire planet shipped just a generation ago. A few logical steps later, I found myself wondering; How long could [insert country of choice] last if all international transport (including materials transported via pipes) were suddenly shut off? How far back down the scale of civilisation would your nation slide before it stabilised? Which countries would fare worst? Best? Discuss.
Posted by Kiteman 5 years ago
Hey. you know what? if you like a girl, tell her! you'd be surprised by the reply. if you are real shy, give her a note! and dude, dont ask someone out because of their looks. do it because you like them for the. if they are cute, or hot, or whatever your looking for, consider it just a bonus, O.k. I learned the hard way. i liked a girl since 2006, (two years) and i didnt tell her,(the worst thing you could EVER do!) so when you get a crush, don't wait, GO FOR IT!!!
Posted by lemonhead47 10 years ago
Modded Robot Picture Decoration: Now presenting "Pumpkinstien" Ok per Canida and our conversations in the "How to Enter the Halloween Contest" comments I am braving the first steps with my quick down and dirty "Modded Robot Picture Decoration" Let me know and mark your comments with a "Love It" or" Hate It" No hard feelings if you don't like it so don't be afraid to speak your mind. It you have a Modded Robot Picture post it, perhaps they will have a"Worst" and "Best" category as well? Have fun with your "Halloweenibles" Mr. Rig It
Posted by Mr. Rig It 11 years ago
Hi, The number of favorites an instructable gets is a much better representation of quality than the view. But there's no way to view Instructables by favorites. The option seems available, but it doesn't work? There's just a lot of Instructables that aren't very helpful. And although I understand you can't police that, it would be nice if the filtering capability was better. To me, ranking by views is less useful than ranking by favorites.. If you don't want to put new Instructables at a disadvantage...well, the views ranking already does that. It does so in a worst way, since likely search engine results get lots of views, despite the quality of the ible.
Posted by insusr 3 years ago
Tech Republic lists what it considers the 10 most annoying programs from the internet.....do you take issue with any of them ? "...Here are just 10 of the guilty parties that try to do the impossible: to make us hate the Internet and wish it had never been invented Ã¢â¬â€ and which very nearly succeed. "HERE is the link to the blogOh and I forgot to mention the Top 5 worst downloads of the Spring of 2009 - blog...
Posted by Goodhart 9 years ago
So I've been tossing around the idea of making a automated garden that uses solar panels, much inspired by a vermiponics instructable I saw but I have some questions of theory and practice I'd like help with before I go into it. I've worked with simple electronics and have a fairly good grasp on the theory but nothing quite this complex or with components I'm not familiar with, so I'm looking for advice. 1) Solar panels must need something like a capacitor or battery to store the energy for the motor to use, and how would I get this reservoir to trigger at a high enough voltage so that the motor can actually spin and I don't just end up with a motor charging a battery that is discharging across a motor at a low enough current that it doesn't spin. 2) preventing the battery from discharging back into the panel, I assume one would use a diode for this but I'm curious if there's anything additional that is required 3) If I wanted to try adding further automation by adding an arduino with a mess of sensors, would powering the arduino from an additional battery charged by the same panel work (I assume this would slow down the charging of the motor's battery). 4) Safety features to implement so I don't do things like overcharge the batteries/ suggestions encouraged. The arduino is currently gravy for the project, worst comes to worst I can set up some simple level switches.
Posted by squirrelchaser 2 years ago
Well i was thinking about remaking my p90. i tried it before, and that version took a turn for the worst. if i remake it, it will have as much detail as the real one, and also have some attachments. also if you guys have any ideas to help me with it, just tell me, or you could make a part of the gun if i get stuck making it and i will add you as a collaborator on the instructable. if i get alot of people who want me to remake it, i will. (the picture below is the p90 im thinking of making, a rail would be better for attachments instead of having a red dot or iron sights only)
Posted by ~KGB~ 8 years ago
I have my precious ibook and I've definatly put a few hours into this machine and I seem to keep getting this problem even through re-installs where apps just randomly crash, once in a while the entire system freezes to point of having to hold the power button down. It's all random, random apps, ones I use often, one's I use hardly ever at all. I do know though that this never used to be a problem and my machine ran fine before. I pulled this out of a couple system logs for a couple of the apps that had crashed: KERN_PROTECTION_FAILURE (0x0002) at 0x00000038 They all seem to have similar if not the same error messages. I'm dreading the worst, near dead hard drive?
Posted by Punkguyta 10 years ago
Hi guys I have tried to update or relicense some of my projects here from creative commons 2.5 to 4.0 but haven't succeeded yet. The thing is that with the CC 2.5 license there is a possible loophole which can get into trouble with copyright law in some cases if you release your work on another site. Now I wanted to relicense my projects under CC 4.0 license but I don't want ot mess with unpublish and republish. I don't know if this messes up some statistics or some subscriber email distribution lists or in the worst case to rouse the grim database guarding dragon, burning villages and tracts of land making Smaug look like Grisu the little dragon
Posted by ianmcmill 3 years ago
Ok.... So I just pushed the power button to change the song on my Ipod Nano (6th Generation) to change the song (U2's Crumbs From Your Table). It didn't work. The button is sort of limp and doesn't click anymore like the + and - buttons for the volume. I can't turn it off or change the song. Only turn the same song's volume up or down and listen. This is the worst part - I'm in Japan as an exchange student. Not only have I lost access to lots of Western culture (keeping me sane), but this fix also has to be super cheap and easy. I'd also rather not mess this Ipod up. PLEASE HELP!!!! - basementhacker
Posted by basementhacker 5 years ago
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.
Posted by OrigamiAirEnforcer 2 years ago