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This website. Answered

I was talking to FreakCitySF on aim awhile ago, and asked him:
"Are you still active on instructables?",
He replied:
"Yeah, A little, I mostly browse..",
"I have a few more projects, but I don't know if I want to post there (Instructables)"
"A lot of sites pay now.."

I got to thinking, What does this site have more of than any other DIY website on the internet have? What makes members stay active on the site? What makes them want more?

COMMUNITY

FRIENDSHIP


Both of which are gained through the similarities amongst ourselves.
With that said, I would like to thank, the staff and community at instructables, for making this website, my favorite. If I could award something to Instructables, I would, in a heart beat, with no questions asked.

While we are all different, we are all the same.

and Chris, come back to instructables!

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DJ Radio

10 years ago

its my my top 10 sites. it would be number 1 if people stopped bugging me and would stop being a red pen... *cough*skate*cough*

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xACIDITYxDJ Radio

Reply 10 years ago

Seriously? Did you really say that? I'm not being a red pen, I'm responding to comments like everyone else. Are you trying to start a fight? I think I dislike you MORE as radioactive than when you were coolz because as radioactive you're even more full of yourself. So.. uh... shut up would best sum up my reaction.

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KitemanxACIDITYx

Reply 10 years ago

Skate, Radioactive and whatsisface:

Between you, you are making some of these fora rather unpleasant places to be. I have already seen one person threaten to leave if this stupid feud doesn't stop, and that's one too many.

If your attitude towards each other does not improve, so that people actually do stop posting, then I think others will agree about who should actually leave the site.

I have offered to "referee" this dispute, but none of you have taken me up on the offer.

So, I am telling you now - stop being so childish and petty. Honestly, my seven-year-old is more mature than you lot at the moment.

If you can't be civil towards each other, just stop replying to each other completely. You should be aware by now that I am not the only one who feels this way, but I seem to be the only one to give you fair warning.

Heed that warning.

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Keith-KidKiteman

Reply 10 years ago

Yo, that's not fair, they're your sons after all, they probably build working rockets out of 10 lego pieces, a flashlight and an Altoid box. Did it reach Jupiter yet? Last time I asked, it was photographing Saturn's rings....

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KitemanKeith-Kid

Reply 10 years ago

Skate and Radio are no relations of mine!!

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Keith-KidKiteman

Reply 10 years ago

Honestly, my seven-year-old is more mature than you lot at the moment......

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xACIDITYxKiteman

Reply 10 years ago

As I said somewhere else, I'm done.

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KitemanxACIDITYx

Reply 10 years ago

If you say so - I'll need to see (not see?) proof, though.

I've got my eye on you both.

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killerjackalopeKiteman

Reply 10 years ago

I gave up chasing them around a while ago, it stops for an hours then picks up somewhere else.

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Keith-KidKiteman

Reply 10 years ago

EW! Get it offGetitoffGetitoff!!!!

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DJ RadioKiteman

Reply 10 years ago

sorry. look, if there was a "block comments from this user" button, I would have pressed it months ago...

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KitemanDJ Radio

Reply 10 years ago

OK

I'm still watching, though.

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Tool Using AnimalKiteman

Reply 10 years ago

And that's a good thing. ;-). Hey, someone upstairs, make Kiteman a mod!

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Tool Using AnimalKiteman

Reply 10 years ago

Well, we need someone to wield a ban hammer around here, and I'm nominating you!

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Keith-KidSunbanks

Reply 10 years ago

I thirdify this secondi......aw you get the point!

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Tool Using AnimalSunbanks

Reply 10 years ago

After careful consideration, the nominating committee has decided to accept your petition for second.

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CameronSSKiteman

Reply 10 years ago

Hear, hear!

Or "here, here"-I really don't understand that saying.

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KitemanCameronSS

Reply 10 years ago

It's hear, hear! - Basically, it means "I agree". You're actually saying to other people; hear (listen to) what this man is saying!

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CameronSSKiteman

Reply 10 years ago

I figured something along those lines.

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KitemanDJ Radio

Reply 10 years ago

You should have stopped typing after the word "sites"...

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killerjackalopeDJ Radio

Reply 10 years ago

No more whining about that. You can be removed just as easily, leave it alone, as should everyone else, it needs to stop dragging on.

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KentsOkay

10 years ago

Well said that man!

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Labot2001

10 years ago

While we are all different, we are all the same.

Exactly!

...Uh... What?...

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Keith-KidKiteman

Reply 10 years ago

We all have uniqueness is common.

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Kiteman

10 years ago

Read my post Jul 28, 2008. 10:22 AM

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whatsisfaceKiteman

Reply 10 years ago

Fair play, although that was the first time i've said anything on the subject.

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Kitemanwhatsisface

Reply 10 years ago

And the last, I hope.

Practices stern head-of-year look.

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whatsisfaceKiteman

Reply 10 years ago

Ah that never works on me, partly because our head of year insists on telling us about how his home-brew is coming along every time we see him.

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Kitemanwhatsisface

Reply 10 years ago

Ah, well, I need the practice, though - I have a reputation to keep up.

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bumpus

10 years ago

Agreed!

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gmjhowebumpus

Reply 10 years ago

you agree pineapple is the best for upside down cake? well since posting that comment i have decided i prefer pears.

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Kiteman

10 years ago

They pay?

I'd be willing to bet the projects are dodgy hacks, designed purely to grab attention and get hits (= cash), rather than projects created for the simple joy and art of making, as we do here.

Plus, I bet they don't have close links to magazines like Make and Craft, or events like the Show and Tells and Makers' Faire. I bet they aren't preparing to publish a book.

I bet they wouldn't club together to buy a t-shirt for a member who was ill.

I bet they wouldn't run around getting hits on another site to help a member win a different contest.

I wonder if that's why we haven't seen Kipkay for a while...?

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bumpusKiteman

Reply 10 years ago

Exactly the point with Kipkay, Hes getting approx. 50K just from his videos!

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Keith-KidKiteman

Reply 10 years ago

*Applauds* *sniff* Beautiful....

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Keith-Kid

10 years ago

Awww....

Ibles and bumpus, sitting in a tree, K-A-G-G-L-X....UH....Z!