Has Instructables strayed too far from its origins? Answered
So I posted a comment here today:
see- mjreller (or see the attached pic)
I have been a big fan of the site since 2008 and things have changed.
I am aware that many 'bootstrap' projects are available and they probably make up the majority of the total.
BUT, so many, like the one linked above have almost no information about how to actually build the item.
Does this make it a bad 'ible? In my mind, heck yes it does.
As the parent of a very bright young person I am constantly looking for projects to keep his (our) mind(s) expanding and growing.
I look to this site frequently for ideas and it is becoming less and less useful.
Clearly by voting/not voting I have a voice in what content succeeds here. But I feel like I am in the vast minority especially when reading the other comments for the above linked 'ible. Being impressed with what someone makes does not qualify it as a good Instructable.
I make large allowances for tech shortcomings (I know not everyone has access to laser cutters, etc etc) but the INSTRUCTION should still be there.
Am I naive to expect to have a clear idea how to make every project on this site?
I don't think this is too much to ask when other commenters are complaining about Standard-Metric conversions.
I welcome an open discussion, and consider this an opportunity to learn how to better use the site.
thanks for your time,