Question For "Newbies"--How Did You Learn of SMF?

Thoughts and input on anything related to wet shaving or men's grooming.

How Did You First Learn Of This Site?

Poll ended at Tue Jun 06, 2006 8:44 pm

Search Engine Query (Yahoo, Google, Ask, etc.)
21
31%
"Off Topic" Posting on another forum (Fedora, Anandtech, Fountainpen, etc.)
19
28%
Someone's Blog Entry (Livejournal, Myspace, Facepage, etc.)
2
3%
Commercial "Soap Box" (shavingstuff.com, shaveblog.com)
6
9%
Face-to-Face/IRL Discussion
1
1%
Another Shaving-Related Forum (MSN, B&B, ME, etc.)
18
27%
 
Total votes: 67

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Question For "Newbies"--How Did You Learn of SMF?

Post by mantic » Fri Apr 07, 2006 8:44 pm

Greetings--

I'm doing some background on a proposed magazine article about the re-surgence of traditional shaving (the board vets may remember my initial stab at this over a year ago; it was sidelined by health and business issues).

I am particularly interested in how new users (say, within the last six months) "discovered" this site. Comments welcome. Poll will run for 60 days.

(Would a mod mind making this a "sticky?")

--Mark

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Post by Feldenak » Fri Apr 07, 2006 9:00 pm

I did a Google search for "shavegeek" after reading the Shaveblog rip on the term.
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Post by With The Grain » Fri Apr 07, 2006 9:03 pm

SRP, i believe randy taylor's posts got me curious about smf and now i owe him one! thanks randy, love this place

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Post by Greggy_D » Fri Apr 07, 2006 9:37 pm

Google is your friend.
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Post by aircraft_electrician » Fri Apr 07, 2006 9:48 pm

My friends at Fountain Pen Network led me here, unfortunately now I'm neglecting them for this forum. Oh well.

Tom

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Post by SteveL » Fri Apr 07, 2006 9:49 pm

It was either shaveblog or the MSN group. It was at least indirectly shaveblog, which then led me to the MSN group which I know I checked out first. I just don't recall if the group refered me here or the shaveblog did.
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Post by kaptain_zero » Fri Apr 07, 2006 11:31 pm

For me it was the Ask Andy forum.... Not sure now if it was a direct reference or if it was just the idea of what to search for on the net next....

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Post by drP » Sat Apr 08, 2006 12:42 am

It was back in those days of the autumn of 2004 that SMF was mentioned on the MSN Wetshaversforum; at that time, there were only 25 members since the start on july 6; you can see from the fact that in august and october no members were registrated and in september only one, that SMF wasn't known very well on the MSN board; even a shavegeek like me took it nearly 5 months to get registrated.


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Post by Onion » Sat Apr 08, 2006 1:11 am

I was led here from Fountain Pen Network.... I'll never be able to thank the memphis lawyer enough!!!

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Post by styptic screams » Sat Apr 08, 2006 2:27 am

I was Googlin' for maintenance info for mah pencil-thin mustache... :mrgreen:
All the basin's red, with a crimson spray...
Got drunk and started shaving, on a winter's day.
I'd be safe and happy, if I had my way...
'Stead I'm styptic screaming, on such a winter's day.
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Post by Chris Richards » Sat Apr 08, 2006 7:15 am

For me, it was a post on Fatwallet.com which led me to the MSN wetshavers site...after digging around there for a while I came across this site. So glad I did too....

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Post by Nitrox » Sat Apr 08, 2006 8:38 am

I was searching for badger brushes on Google and now I've found the best site for shaving information. :D
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Post by jww » Sat Apr 08, 2006 8:39 am

I first stumbled across the Corey Greenburg piece on the Today Weekend website, which then directed me to the MSN WetShavers group, which in turn directed me to this forum.

I think it's by far the best of all the wet shaving forums I belong to. In fact, I don't even check for new posts on the other sites any more.

jww

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Post by vontech » Sat Apr 08, 2006 10:09 am

Google shaving, found Wetshavers, read about SMF, came here and stayed.

:lol:
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Post by AACJ » Sat Apr 08, 2006 10:15 am

Indirectly through the Richmond Times Dispatch in an article I read about shaving. Of course it directed me to classic shaving and the original shave geek, which in turn directed me to this site.
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Post by TJM III » Sat Apr 08, 2006 10:22 am

Read a post in Ask Andy, went to Wetshavers, then here. I've found this to be the best of the shaving forums. I check in on the other ones once in a while, but find they don't have many postings.

Tom
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Post by rustyblade » Sat Apr 08, 2006 10:30 am

I am subscribed a mailing list called Kevin's Cool Tools mailing list where people submit their favourite tool or gadget. Somebody submitted a Mekur HD linked to Classicshaving, I bought a Futur a week later and I was googling for reviews on it and eventually found SMF.
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Post by SupaDongzu » Sat Apr 08, 2006 12:33 pm

rustyblade wrote:I am subscribed a mailing list called Kevin's Cool Tools mailing list where people submit their favourite tool or gadget. Somebody submitted a Mekur HD linked to Classicshaving,
I also found it via Cool Tools, only I saw Kevin's blog entry on it. I followed up to classicshaving and googled around a bit. Eventually I found shaveblog and all his links into the SMF brush controversy in here. So technically I found this place via Corey, but I found the whole practice via Kevin Kelly.
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for being over frisky,
why did He burn the churches down
and save Hotaling's whisky?"
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Post by RansomOttawa » Sat Apr 08, 2006 2:46 pm

I had read an acquaintance's blog entry about his first experience wetshaving after being a dedicated electric shaver, and I started searching the Net for information about the products he was using, as well as some of the ones I'd seen in stores (Williams, Florena, etc.). Eventually I stumbled on SMF.
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