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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2clfrwrds
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Post by 2clfrwrds » Sun Jul 30, 2006 8:30 am

Desperate Googling: I was on a business trip with a busted electric, bought an after-market Mach 3, and spent the rest of that day trying to learn how to use it before morning. I found Wetshavers first, but was dissatisfied with the clunky MSN set up.

BTW, I learned about Corey Greenburg from SMF!

--Glenn

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Gatorade
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Post by Gatorade » Sun Jul 30, 2006 9:35 am

2clfrwrds wrote:Desperate Googling: I was on a business trip with a busted electric, bought an after-market Mach 3, and spent the rest of that day trying to learn how to use it before morning. I found Wetshavers first, but was dissatisfied with the clunky MSN set up.

BTW, I learned about Corey Greenburg from SMF!

--Glenn
Same here, I had never seen the blog, the video or any other refrence before here. I actually only saw the video last week after someone posted a link.

I thought it was a great video. It hit with more punch in the 2 minute or so time limit they have than a lot of other spots I have seen on that show. I also don't think he is a paid pimp as some may say. I think he gets something and gives a review. Hit or miss it is still one mans opinion. He gets ripped more than the Movie Critic that gave the original Star Wars one star (*) and said it was pathetic. I don't read his blog much because most of it seems like rehash but if it wakes people up to a better way of shaving then more power.

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Cigar Dan
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Post by Cigar Dan » Sun Jul 30, 2006 9:56 am

None of the above. My brother told me about it.

That was many dollars and many razors ago. :)
Danny

bnett
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Post by bnett » Sun Jul 30, 2006 6:21 pm

I linked to it from Shaveblog.com

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mr_economy
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Post by mr_economy » Sun Jul 30, 2006 6:52 pm

Learned about it from the MenEssentials.com forums.
-Kyle

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scarface911
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Post by scarface911 » Sun Jul 30, 2006 7:11 pm

I to learned of this forum from Menessentials.com.

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mark the shoeshine boy
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Post by mark the shoeshine boy » Sun Jul 30, 2006 7:38 pm

rustyblade wrote:
mark the shoeshine boy wrote:well, corey greenburg, got me started looking at the wetshavers forum and then smf and now badger and blade....now i read both forums when i have a chance...

mark the shoeshine boy
And where would we be without you? :)


in a much better state of mind.....
SHAVE AND A HAIRCUT...WAIT A SECOND WHAT ABOUT A SHOESHINE, TOO ????

bigDee
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Post by bigDee » Mon Jul 31, 2006 8:00 pm

I learned about smf from BB. I learned about BB from either another forum (offtopic.com) or classicshaving.com. Or maybe a google search, I don't know.

EL Alamein
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Post by EL Alamein » Tue Aug 01, 2006 7:44 pm

Sam told us about it. He used to come over to the Yahoo SRP all the time and recommend it. Been reading for years but never had the desire to participate until now.

Chris

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Scorpio
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Location: Austin, Texas

Post by Scorpio » Tue Aug 01, 2006 8:20 pm

I read athread on FPN about shving and razors...I followed the trail and it led me here.

Rafael
"A well lathered face is only half of a good shave"

Bobwhite
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Location: Oklahoma

Post by Bobwhite » Sun Feb 27, 2011 9:04 pm

I ran across a barber who did shaves. I gave it a try and wanted to repeat the process at home. Checked google and liked this sight the best.

brothers
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Post by brothers » Sun Feb 27, 2011 9:40 pm

My daughter found it surfing around and told me I should pay a visit. These zombie threads are fun, especially when I fail to read the date of the last post! :lol:
Gary

SOTD 99%: soaps & creams, synthetic & badger brushes, General V2 by Colonial, Kai & Schick blades, Superior 70 aftershave splash + menthol + 444

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GA Russell
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Post by GA Russell » Sun Feb 27, 2011 11:09 pm

SMF was referred to in an article about shaving in the Raleigh News & Observer.
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ScottB
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Post by ScottB » Mon Feb 28, 2011 8:12 am

I had been having a problem for years. With the modern multi-blade razors I was constantly developing ingrowns, particularly towards the end of the work week after 3-4 shaves.

I bought a fancy electric, same thing there, ingrowns developing by the end of the work week.

I remember googling ingrowns and finding SMF. After obtaining a DE it still took a few weeks to realize that I'm strictly a WTG shaver and strictly a single-blade man. No problems since.

changabang
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Post by changabang » Mon Feb 28, 2011 8:22 am

IIRC, I went from Google to B&B, and from there to TSD to here.
James Nicks

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LookingGlass
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Post by LookingGlass » Mon Feb 28, 2011 5:39 pm

Don't remember...think I may have Googled...SMF has the all of the other shave sites beat hands down...SMF second to none. This is my go to site for sharing shaving experiences and asking advice.

=D> =D>

Ed

regboy
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Location: detroit

Post by regboy » Tue Mar 01, 2011 8:20 pm

Searching around on shavemac.com

Bob

Short Round
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Post by Short Round » Sun Mar 06, 2011 5:07 pm

Another realm entirely,.....


shaving was being discussed in the general discussion of the ar15.com boards. It's a gun enthusiast forum. The topic I saw turned out to be a many page saga with references to SMF and many vendors as well as discussion on tools of the trade.
Tom

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Post by Thalay Sagar » Sun Mar 06, 2011 6:11 pm

Google to Shaveblog to here and an ampersanded forum. Ran screaming from there to here.
Best,
Chris

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druphus
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Post by druphus » Sun Mar 06, 2011 7:13 pm

I got here from Corey Greenberg's article:

http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/6886845

Which, by the way, deserves a place in your poll.
Regards,
Andy

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