10-13-2017, 06:37 AM
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  • Nero
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This used to be a really active forum... did something happen?

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 10-13-2017, 06:50 AM
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Slow season?

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 10-13-2017, 06:53 AM
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  • Gabe
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(10-13-2017, 06:37 AM)Nero Wrote: This used to be a really active forum... did something happen?

Soaps subforum or the entire forum in general?

As far as the soap subforum it seems like it's the same 10 threads. These are generally regarding the same top soap makers.

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 10-13-2017, 07:57 AM
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(10-13-2017, 06:37 AM)Nero Wrote: This used to be a really active forum... did something happen?

I think the Facebook groups have picked up some of the activity.

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 10-13-2017, 08:55 AM
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I have noticed too , I know you posted in soaps but it does appear everyone is talking about high end razors and brushes these days.

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 10-13-2017, 08:56 AM
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  • Steve56
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I think that's true about the social media groups, it's been mentioned to me before. I don't do that though, never cared for the business model.

Cheers, Steve

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 10-13-2017, 09:13 AM
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Doesn't help that active threads get closed.

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 10-13-2017, 10:37 AM
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(10-13-2017, 09:13 AM)Gig103 Wrote: Doesn't help that active threads get closed.

Threads are rarely closed and, when they are, there is always a legitimate reason related to preserving the quality and integrity of our forum.

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 10-13-2017, 11:08 AM
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(10-13-2017, 10:37 AM)TheLegalRazor Wrote:
(10-13-2017, 09:13 AM)Gig103 Wrote: Doesn't help that active threads get closed.

Threads are rarely closed and, when they are, there is always a legitimate reason related to preserving the quality and integrity of our forum.

Yes, there are some over-moderated shave forums out there, but this isn't one of them IMO.

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 10-13-2017, 11:13 AM
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(10-13-2017, 06:37 AM)Nero Wrote: This used to be a really active forum... did something happen?

My own interests have gravitated from soaps/creams to razors and now on to brushes.  I've settled on a few soaps/creams that I like but am always interested in hearing other's experience/input on new to me products.

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 10-13-2017, 11:18 AM
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  • Agravic
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The shaving market is over saturated as are the number of forums/groups around these days.
I suspect most established wet shavers have what they like and are less interested in the majority of new products available.

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 10-13-2017, 11:24 AM
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(10-13-2017, 11:18 AM)Agravic Wrote: The shaving market is over saturated as are the number of forums/groups around these days.
I suspect most established wet shavers have what they like and are less interested in the majority of new products available.


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 10-13-2017, 01:10 PM
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(10-13-2017, 11:18 AM)Agravic Wrote: The shaving market is over saturated as are the number of forums/groups around these days.
I suspect most established wet shavers have what they like and are less interested in the majority of new products available.

Exactly my thoughts as well. Also there are a lot of folks myself included that read far more then they post. I’m on the Nook countless times throughout the day just to see what’s going on , reading reviews , checking out SOTD etc.

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 10-13-2017, 03:35 PM
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Has anyone tried ByLuna? Lovely imo.  Biggrin

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 10-13-2017, 03:47 PM
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(10-13-2017, 06:37 AM)Nero Wrote: This used to be a really active forum... did something happen?

Personally I'm not as active as I used to be.

Reason being, that I own the 10-12 badger brushes I want to own (after selling 100+ badgers), I own the 10-12 razors I want to own (after selling 50-60 DE and SE razors) and I have 100's of shaving soaps and creams, most of them I have still not even used yet.

I got tired of artisan's pushing new formula's of their soaps, to try to get their sales up.

You can push too much, and then I'll stop and loose my interest in the brand, if they continue to release new versions of their already great shaving soap.

I have bought 3 AOS Tallow Sandalwood shaving soaps in the last 5-6 months time, nothing else (if my memory serves me well)
Do I feel I'm missing out ? Not really.......

I own the after shaves I want to own, and the scent kick of the day I get from wearing my many fragrances. I have almost lost interest in scented shaving soap and creams and after shaves, since they are all in my opinion more or less irrelevant, when compared to my fragrance of the day, which lasts 5-6 to 12-18 hours, while a shaving creams lasts 12-15 minutes and that's it. Trying to scent coordinate soaps and after shave and fragrance of the day is not really important to me.

This is why you don't see that many posts from me.....don't know about the other guys.

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 10-13-2017, 04:10 PM
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  • MaxP
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Fall football and hunting seasons?

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 10-13-2017, 04:45 PM
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I don't frequent shaving forums all that much.

Too much hair-splitting, sugarcoated product reviews, and "good day sir" "interesting tale old chap" snobbishness.

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 10-13-2017, 05:17 PM
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Seems like there is always a lull for us sales-wise in late summer, but things seem to pick up around now.  Maybe shave forums are the same way.  We've started to get really busy, so maybe the same thing will happen around here.

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 10-13-2017, 05:30 PM
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(10-13-2017, 11:18 AM)Agravic Wrote: The shaving market is over saturated as are the number of forums/groups around these days.
I suspect most established wet shavers have what they like and are less interested in the majority of new products available.

I can't argue that after 4 years and nearly 30 soaps/creams in inventory, it's hard to find something new that excites me to try. It doesn't help that some of the hyped ones are impossible to come by (like Bufflehead) and that reduces the conversation on here.

Also, the sample situation has gotten harder. Some of the companies that used to just buy retail and carve out samples have closed (like Garry), and the others are now running exclusivity deals and the prices have jumped (like Maggards). I looked through my Gmail and my first set of samples came in at $1.50-$1.66 with a "mix and match", now every one of them is a la carte, and are closer to $3 - even for 'cheap soaps' like Latha.

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 10-13-2017, 05:34 PM
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  • Agravic
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Compared to ten years ago, the environment has changed tremendously.
I honestly think the market has become over saturated overall, for better or worse.
On the one hand, I’m pleased that so many have embraced wet shaving in all aspects, consumers and artisans/vendors alike.
On the other hand, I perceive a sense of glut. I agree with the thoughts expressed by others; I’m tired of the incessant new products and/or formulations being peddled by many folks trying to make their mark so to speak. After awhile, it becomes truly overwhelming.
These days, I’ve been enjoying the ‘mainstream’ or ‘legacy’ brands that I’ve known to like.
I honestly don’t care for the hype created by some in order to promote etc. Perhaps I’m being cynical but I really don’t trust certain aspects of social media; I think there are dubious characters who take advantage and falsely promote etc.
I miss the days when forum talk was more humble and honest.

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