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What doesn't it fit here? Answered


Hi everyone;
 I wrote an instructable last week and I tought it could get featured. However, the instructable didn't get featured. I think the project is a good and original idea but I don't know what I did wrong. I checked the Featuring Checklist and I should have at least a featured in channel level. Maybe I'm forgetting something, so thats why I'm asking for help here. The instructable im talking about is Ghost Lamp. I'm not looking for a homepage featured, because it must be an epic one, but at least a channel or category featured.

Should I may change the intro image?
Did I write poor instructions?
Is my English so awful?

  So much thanks to all constructive responses.

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lemonie

8 years ago


The result is good, but a person needs to be motivated to click the feature-button, it's perhaps on the wrong side of the "exciting"-line? (it is a matter of opinion / impression)
PA300208.jpg might look better as image 1.

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plugablelemonie

Reply 8 years ago

I think that photo is great, but maybe it isn't so explicit as the one is now; thats what it said in Feature Checklist. What do you think?

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plugable

8 years ago

Oh my instructable has been featured, so much thanks to all of you!

I'd changed the front pic for the one all of you prefer (yes, its so much scary). Im really appreciate all your comments. This community rules! Thanks!

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Jayefuu

8 years ago

You could easily replace the condom for a balloon balanced on a newspaper tube. There's nothing wrong with using a condom, I think it's a great idea since it is already the shape you need, but it makes the project less suitable (perhaps?) for some viewers.

It's also possible that it got caught in the filters, and by the time it was approved the ible was past the recent page :(

The end result is fantastic by the way. Clear instructions, good photos, and a really cool idea.

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plugableJayefuu

Reply 8 years ago

Speaking frankly, I used the condom beacuse I hadn't any balloon in that moment. Then I realise I can use them and it became a great idea. Maybe is a bad issue for kids. But now its so late to change it. Thanks for the response!

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kelseymhplugable

Reply 8 years ago

It is not too late to change it. You can edit your Instructable any time you want.

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plugablekelseymh

Reply 8 years ago

But the instruccions are done and I dont want to make another lamp so as to only make some photos and throw it to the trash. It's a waste of time and I can't afford it right now ( I have to study and do some works).

Maybe if I take a photo blowing up a balloon it can replace the other one. Or just change the instructions letting the photos as there are right now...

Which is the better option?

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Tool Using Animalplugable

Reply 8 years ago

Nonsense, the condom is fine, don't feel pressured by others. There are 53 instructables with condom as a keyword, many of them featured.

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JayefuuLithium Rain

Reply 8 years ago

I should think most people don't read instructables well enough to even notice the rubber in there, so I think the likelyhood of it offending anyone is slim. :)

I recon a quick spell check and updating the title pic to this one would probably earn it front page :) It's a much more dramatic picture. Good luck!

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Tool Using Animal

8 years ago

Should I may change the intro image?
Yes, I like this one, https://www.instructables.com/files/deriv/FSO/7KG5/GFRWQ4VY/FSO7KG5GFRWQ4VY.MEDIUM.jpg

Did I write poor instructions?
No.

Is my English so awful?
Yes, not really, just kidding.

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kelseymh

8 years ago

I've posted a link to this in The Clinic to get peoples attention. Your title isn't entirely obvious about what you're asking :-)

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plugablekelseymh

Reply 8 years ago

Yes, today I've been a bit poetic. Thanks for post the link.

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kelseymhKiteman

Reply 8 years ago

See my comment from T-13 minutes :-)

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Kitemankelseymh

Reply 8 years ago

Serves me right for not reloading very often...

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plugableKiteman

Reply 8 years ago

Oh, I had never heard about it! So much thanks.