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every time i look at somebodys stats, like kipkays phaser alarm clock, it say it is featured by brenn10. what does that mean and how do you do it?

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A small group of regulars have been invited to help out on the site. One of their tasks is to watch the site's input and feature the projects or forum threads that come up to Instructables' standards of production or creativity.

Featured projects get extra exposure on the home page and sometimes get mentioned in the newsletter.

Publishing the featurer's name keeps the team "honest" - it's generally considered poor form to feature your own projects, for instance - because featuring increases traffic to the 'ibles.

how exactly does that work? Featuring I mean. Whats the process? Is it just one person a day or like each one picks one or they just talks or what?

bad gerammer...hehehe

Featurers try and read as many of the projects posted as possible. If they come up to (and beyond) the rigorous, but slightly flexible, standards of the site - well-written, clear photos, an interesting project etc - then the featurer can feature it. Featurers will feature projects they have no personal interest in, just because the actual post is done well. There is no limit to the number that get featured, but it would be silly to feature every project posted.

especially when so many don't meet the standard. (There's a standard? Why was I not informed, I've been rolling a D12 to pick what I feature.)

Look! my avatar is a dinosaur!!!!! Man I MUST be interesting!!! SOmeone with that kind of avatar is really Instructables material!!!

Wink Wink! ;)

For those wondering, if you positively contribute and show your desire to improve this awesome community, you may be picked to help out with the feature team.

Kind of what Kiteman said... In the past, Eric chose some users to have the ability to feature Instructables. If the number of Instructables go up and they can't be able to keep up with it, he will pick more people.

oh, I thought you were a person and you could add me to the list, see smiley above, lol. What's the omg face for? ;)

Think of it not so much as a smile as the start of that maniacal kind of laugh you get from a guy with an axe and a postal-worker uniform.

And a mail bag with who knows what in it =O