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Could we, maybe, get a way to "exclude" ibles that use items that a "normal" human has no access to. Maybe have the author have to check a box to denote an ' exotic' tool (aka Laser engraver, CNC, 3D printer... etc) so we {the little people} might exclude these ibles from our view. It really makes us.... well.... jealous-upset-envious that we cannot do these wonderful things. Thanks for your attention.

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Kiteman

5 years ago

Most "exotic" projects can be recreated with "normal" tools and a bit of patience.

Surely, excluding them from your view would deny you the potential inspiration for your own works, and reduce your enjoyment of the Maker community?

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Lithium RainKiteman

Reply 5 years ago

All due respect, that argument has the same logical form as "surely excluding members of [gender to which you are not attracted] from your intimate relationships would deny you the potential for fun/fulfillment and reduce your enjoyment of people?" :P Guess what I'm saying is if it's a feature people want...why not? It wouldn't be very hard to implement the filter to do this (maybe just with better keyword usage).

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KitemanLithium Rain

Reply 5 years ago

If you're going to use those terms, then I would say; "surely refusing to exchange casual pleasantries with passing members of [gender to which you are not attracted] would deny you the potential for making new friends?"

We aren't talking full-on relationships, just passing glances in the street.

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mikeasaurusKiteman

Reply 5 years ago

I get plenty of inspiration from things I can't replicate, or aren't in my area of expertise.

There's plenty of makerspaces or people with workshops that are more than happy to share and trade skills. You'll learn something new and make a new friend!

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Lithium Rain

5 years ago

To the OP: might seem a little silly, but you could repurpose addons like foxfilter or webfilter for your purposes. I imagine adding custom keywords like the ones you suggest would filter out those instructables fairly well, and you might even be able to make the filter domain-specific (ie ONLY apply to Instructables, so that you don't have other sites filtered inadvertently). (Disclaimer: they might also block content you want to see...so adjust as you will :P )

Links:

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/foxfilter/

https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/webfilter-pro-the-best-fi/ejgfoklefkbjadjcgjmnhfbdfjolojnn?hl=en