I love Instructables, but the whining needs to stop! Answered
I love Instructables, we all do! Since discovering this website, my weekends have become much more productive; I have learned so much through the few ibles I've written. Knowing that a stranger has used my directions to create something is AWESOME! The contests are an added bonus, why not enter if a recent project applies? Contests can nudge us to learn something new, something what we would not otherwise consider.
Recently, an abundance of whining has surfaced regarding the contests. I understand that it hurts when you enter your project into a contest, and it does not win, but that's life! Sometimes you win, sometimes you lose. The majority of the whining I've seen has been done by adults, which is disturbing. Perhaps you didn't win, but wasn't the project still worth completing?
Why do we love this website? Because it's a place full of ideas: we can see what others have created, and share what we have done. I doubt the majority of us were drawn here by a contest.
What is your opinion? Why are you here?