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I don't know why it hasn't been done before... Answered

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.

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The Dark Lord

6 years ago

I think this forum is a bad idea.

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Weissensteinburg

Reply 10 years ago

"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."

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KitemanDJ Radio

Reply 10 years ago

You had no opinion about the group until your project turned up in it. The group (and this thread) was fading away until you revived it, dragging the whole Coolz business back into the light of day.

Two choices - just put up with it, or PM Boris, explain what you want and ask nicely, this time without waving around threats you have no power to follow up.

See, I told you I'd be watching.

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BorisTheSpiderKiteman

Reply 10 years ago

I'm not particularly sorry to say I removed myself from this group. Not positive if I can eliminate it totally, but I would if I could. Regardless, it's a silent reminder of some things that may be better left silent. Still obnoxious that I keep getting messages when someone posts though. :/

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KitemanBorisTheSpider

Reply 10 years ago

If you go to the group itself, and you are the author of the group, there should be a admin button "manage this group". Click that, and then there are a set of option to the left of the page, one of which is to delete the group. As for the messages, then doesn't that serve you right for starting it in the first place?

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BorisTheSpiderKiteman

Reply 10 years ago

Indeed. In my defense, I was hoping the community could take a little tongue-in-cheek humor. Regardless, should have realized it would eventually devolve. Ah well, I'll see about deleting the group now...

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DJ RadioKiteman

Reply 10 years ago

i'll pass.........that ible did get the admin message

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WeissensteinburgKiteman

Reply 10 years ago

Kiteman: He's the hero that Instructables deserves, but not the one it needs right now. And so we'll hunt him, because he can take it, because he's not a hero. He's a silent guardian, a watchful protector, a dark knight.

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KitemanWeissensteinburg

Reply 10 years ago

That gives me an idea for an Instructable.

I just happen to have a sheet of birch-faced plywood as well...

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WeissensteinburgAnarchistAsian

Reply 10 years ago

It takes away from the effect when you talk about your own instructables as horrible...especially when you meant them to be that way.

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AnarchistAsianWeissensteinburg

Reply 10 years ago

hey! i didn't mean for it to be bad, just incredibly simple, i think the pictures were good... i was bored, and i wanted to get a feel for making instructables.

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WeissensteinburgAnarchistAsian

Reply 10 years ago

You included in the ible that you wasted two minutes if their time. You also referred to it as useless.

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WeissensteinburgAnarchistAsian

Reply 10 years ago

That doesn't make it good. You referred to it as useless and a waste of time. By default, that makes it bad.

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AnarchistAsianWeissensteinburg

Reply 10 years ago

were just saying the same things over and over again, how about i pretend you told me i was right, and you pretend that i told you thast you were right. everybody wins! deal?

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AnarchistAsiankillerjackalope

Reply 10 years ago

no, no, no, i ment i don't know your username, or what chatrooms you're in, i need some info

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bumpuskillerjackalope

Reply 10 years ago

Don't give him anything. I'll tell you when its time.

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killerjackalopebumpus

Reply 10 years ago

Bumpy it'll have to change, radio found it and I already know how... The referrers bit in 'ibles, out recent ones all have referrals from there because we linked to them.

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bumpuskillerjackalope

Reply 10 years ago

Agreed!
:D

But seriously my first ibles blew like the wind...

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killerjackalopebumpus

Reply 10 years ago

at least I managed to have good photos from the get go...

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AnarchistAsiankillerjackalope

Reply 10 years ago

you should post an 'ible on how to do that, cuz it's amazing what you can do with a cell phone camera...

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killerjackalopeAnarchistAsian

Reply 10 years ago

that camera was a fuji S5600... not a bad camera, till it got stolen, the beer bottle lamp was done with a cell cam...

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killerjackalopeAnarchistAsian

Reply 10 years ago

I'm actually writing it now, liked that idea working away at it now, prolly publish by tonight....

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bumpuskillerjackalope

Reply 10 years ago

please, and get in the old one, b/c cam and I are in

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DJ Radio

10 years ago

you better take out the one by coolz because he never added it there!

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WeissensteinburgDJ Radio

Reply 10 years ago

I think that's the point. Anyways, coolz can take it out himself, if he so pleases.

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DJ RadioWeissensteinburg

Reply 10 years ago

well, I can't remove it because the ible was published on a deleted account that I can't get into, and I don't own the group