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Offline madsci1016Topic starter

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Hate Instructables? Me too. Here's the cure.
« on: January 10, 2011, 08:31:59 PM »
Anyone else hate the multiple pages, ads, pop-ups and shear crap on Instructables?

It even gets past Ad-Block pro!

Anyway, check this out.

Want to see an instructable, like the Tweet-a-pot?

Here's the link:

http://www.instructables.com/id/Tweet-a-Pot-Twitter-Enabled-Coffee-Pot/

crap. pages to click through, can't see the pics without signing up. Goodness

Time for some Instructabliss!

Put that link at the end of this link:

http://daid.mine.nu/instructabliss/?url=

so it looks like:

http://daid.mine.nu/instructabliss/?url=http://www.instructables.com/id/Tweet-a-Pot-Twitter-Enabled-Coffee-Pot/

There we go! look how much better that is! I can enjoy instructables once more! No ads, all the pics, all on one page!

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Re: Hate Instructables? Me too. Here's the cure.
« Reply #1 on: January 10, 2011, 08:41:18 PM »
that is great, it make instructables worth reading and informative unlike having all the adds there.

I think i will be spending a lot more time there from now on.

thanks for sharing that madsci! :)

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Re: Hate Instructables? Me too. Here's the cure.
« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2011, 03:26:38 AM »
Hi,

Very nice find!  ;D
I was growing so tired of all the "Sign up and pay us if you want the goods that other people provided for free".
(Do people really pay for a "pro account" to put their material there? As smart as the WOW concept.)

Plus it was loading down the browser.

Thanks!
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Re: Hate Instructables? Me too. Here's the cure.
« Reply #3 on: January 11, 2011, 04:27:55 AM »
Isn't SoR or other forums like it, that save us from bad "ideas" as the Instructables....

Thanks for the find man ;-)
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Re: Hate Instructables? Me too. Here's the cure.
« Reply #4 on: January 11, 2011, 07:40:19 AM »
It was really sad to see Instructables commit suicide to their website like they did . . .

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Re: Hate Instructables? Me too. Here's the cure.
« Reply #5 on: January 11, 2011, 07:56:35 AM »
I still like instructables. I actually paid the $10 a year or whatever it is. I would have been happier to have it for free, but there is alot of decent content on there in a BROAD variety of topics. As opposed to having to know what I want to do (when I'm bored), I can browse and be inspired by other's random projects. It may not be for some, but for me, it works. I like being able to download a PDF without ads and just do whatever is listed.
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Re: Hate Instructables? Me too. Here's the cure.
« Reply #6 on: January 11, 2011, 09:11:30 PM »
Haha my account on instructables is old enough that I get all the pro benefits, with no payments xD

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Re: Hate Instructables? Me too. Here's the cure.
« Reply #7 on: January 13, 2011, 04:54:42 PM »
It was really sad to see Instructables commit suicide to their website like they did . . .

Haha I remember the "good old days" of Instructables. Your ERP tutorial is actually what lead me to SoR.
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Re: Hate Instructables? Me too. Here's the cure.
« Reply #8 on: January 13, 2011, 07:03:42 PM »
Your ERP tutorial is actually what lead me to SoR.

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Re: Hate Instructables? Me too. Here's the cure.
« Reply #9 on: January 19, 2011, 03:24:20 PM »
Instructibles got greedy. Yes hosting is a pain but they would be 10 time bigger if they had not piled on a ton of annoying ads and created the pro account. I don't care about ads but they go to far. I have so much trouble reading the pages that I don't bother. I used to spend HOURS there now I only go if someone recommends an amazing one. I'll have to try this out maybe I can spend more time there.

Now if I could just get pdfs again so I could load up my ipad and dig in later.
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Re: Hate Instructables? Me too. Here's the cure.
« Reply #10 on: January 23, 2011, 12:44:38 AM »
You can get pdf's from the pages that you can get through the script, but unfortunately it doesn't work with all their pages :(
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Re: Hate Instructables? Me too. Here's the cure.
« Reply #11 on: January 23, 2011, 12:54:41 AM »
You can get pdf's from the pages that you can get through the script, but unfortunately it doesn't work with all their pages :(

True it doesn't work with all pages :epic-fail:
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