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sadly since i sold my knex (about a year ago now) i honestly dont know what there is to make so im leaving instructables. i havent been here in so long i struggled to find out how to make this forum thread. and now that i am addicted to youtube and minecraft i cant see myself ever making another instructable. so thats why im leaving. but on the brighter side im starting a new youtube series but it has nothing to do with building or anything that you would find on here. anyways its been fun sharing my creations with everyone and i had a good time soooooo............ i guess its goodbye...

                                                         11/08/2006  to  29/05/2012


You don't know what else there is to make??

There are 75,000 projects here - are you telling us that none of them are any good for you?

I've been doing my GCSE's as well so its also hard to find time to create something awesome that other people will like without rushing it to have lots of uploads. for example my last ible which i think was my knex NES speed board. was utter crap. this was because i rushed it in so that i could enter something into the gaming contest. and its hard for me to get the money to buy the materials to actually make anything now that i sold my knex. the only thing that i can really make instructions on are computer tutorials which there are plenty of on YouTube. and by the way i am heavily addicted to YouTube at the moment (you don't even wanna know how many hours i spend on that site). so there isn't a lack of stuff to make its just things that are occurring in my life that are restricting what i can actually make that other people will like. so that's why im leaving.

(this was probably my first comment that was spelt right)

+1 ~ Making is just as fun...

K, did you find out who the 75,000 ibler was?

Minecraft is also stealing my creativity....

Are you saying, people are stealing your creativity, like a particular female?
I am sorry, i just don't understand your wording, lemonie

I meant that you should spend less time playing Minecraft and more time with other people.
Creativity & thought can be used socially, if you don't use it like that then you can find social-relationships difficult.
(I am actually thinking about a particular female, that's quite perceptive of you.)


Yes, it is true, i am finding it hard to have any social relationships... (except, with all my friends who also play mineucraft so much, they never even have to look at minecraft wiki to know what something is...

Yea, you should start learning social relationships now, because you don't want to be finding it hard to make friends or "pick-up girls" in your 20's.
Much of the time people do things like games, TV, film etc because they haven't anything else to do. Having a bit of a party with people pays off in the long term, people do get bored with mindless-entertainment in the end.


Thanks for the advise...
thaumcraft mod will never get boring....

Lots to make here, but then the realm of Makerdom is unlimited.....we've heard of the infamous "computer user calls" for instance about certain things; why not make life easier for some of them: for instance - one fellow called into service because the "cup holder on his computer" had broken....of course, he was using the CD/DVD reader/writer but why not make a REAL cup holder for a computer ! One that actually works.....the world of making is your oyster and the pearls you might find by just brain storming are limitless.....NOW get out there an MAKE ! :-D

The avatar almost fits your comment so well.

More likely, they've forgotten to do something about it...

(Goes to hunt down topic...)


(Having lost ALL my Email Alerts is also really annoying, and I'm not the only one). If your still online, can you send me a test PM for me to reply to. I think my PM's have stopped working. (No one is getting the ones I send, and they don't contain anything naughty!)


Now that you mention it, I had two PMs in my inbox which weren't in my email alerts.

Sending test PM as soon as I post this.

I'm not the only one missing email alerts. I made a report about that here:


There's also a view count issue that Vyger found, and then he tried posting a bug report, and it published, but its completely missing from the forums (yet its on his profile page). So you can find a link to it on my bug report.

Thank you for sending the PM. I got it and replied (about 10 minutes ago now). I'm thinking there might be a problem there also. I had someone else say they didn't get my initial PM, then they sent me one and I replied, but they didn't get that either.... 

It's all a little weird. Ibles has gremlins! 

You should now have 2 PM's in your inbox... 

(I gotta step out, I'll be back in an hour or 2).

Phil B

6 years ago

I am continually absolutely certain I will never make another Instructable, but something always arises that needs a novel solution. When I find it, I share it with an Instructable in case someone else needs to solve a similar problem. Someone please stop me before I publish again!