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Old 01-24-2009, 08:09 PM   #1
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I facilitate a tobacco of the month review on another forum, I like it and I think others enjoy doing it. I want to gauge the interest here and if there's enough people who want to do it then I will get it going.

About a week before the first of each month I will pick a blend that has not already been reviewed on this forum and post it so if you don't have it you can acquire some if you would like before the month starts. You can post you're review anytime after the thread is posted, even after the month has ended. The point is to get more blends up here for reviews.

I will also hold polls once in a while where you can vote on three or four blends that you want to try, after a week whichever blend has the most votes will be the blend up for review the next month (tie breaker is up to me).

If you are in favor then post here, also you can post any thoughts about it. In a couple days if there is enough interest I'll post one up for February.

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Old 01-24-2009, 09:04 PM   #2
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I facilitate a tobacco of the month review on another forum, I like it and I think others enjoy doing it. I want to gauge the interest here and if there's enough people who want to do it then I will get it going.

About a week before the first of each month I will pick a blend that has not already been reviewed on this forum and post it so if you don't have it you can acquire some if you would like before the month starts. You can post you're review anytime after the thread is posted, even after the month has ended. The point is to get more blends up here for reviews.

I will also hold polls once in a while where you can vote on three or four blends that you want to try, after a week whichever blend has the most votes will be the blend up for review the next month (tie breaker is up to me).

If you are in favor then post here, also you can post any thoughts about it. In a couple days if there is enough interest I'll post one up for February.

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Old 01-24-2009, 09:23 PM   #3
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Sounds like another means by which relevant information can be shared in an effort to achieve the highest level of satisfaction with our next potential smoke. Reviews educate the consumer. Face it; not all cigars are as good as their marketing department depicts them to be.
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Reviews educate the consumer. Face it; not all cigars are as good as their marketing department depicts them to be.
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Nick, maybe you could come up with a different name/acronym for it, something new and fresh for the new site?
edit: i do think a quick poll of 3-5 different styles of tobaccos would be nice. if it were me, and i was the only one picking tobaccos, it would be only VaPers and VAs.
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Old 01-24-2009, 09:52 PM   #5
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or pipe tobacoo.
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Nick, maybe you could come up with a different name/acronym for it, something new and fresh for the new site?
edit: i do think a quick poll of 3-5 different styles of tobaccos would be nice. if it were me, and i was the only one picking tobaccos, it would be only VaPers and VAs.
same here, with the occasional oriental
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Old 01-24-2009, 11:10 PM   #6
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Default Re: Thinking about a TOM

I forgot to mention that I would make sure to mix it up pretty good month to month, ie one month it would be a VaPer and the next month would be something with turkish or oriental possibly.

Greg: If I did a poll it would include say a Va, a VaPer, an english, Oriental, and maybe a balkan, etc. And people would just end up choosing whatever tobacco they like anyway. That being said I think it is the fairest way to run the thing.

I'm open to suggestions for the name.
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Old 01-24-2009, 11:19 PM   #7
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MTR?

Monthly Tobacco Review?
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Old 01-24-2009, 11:27 PM   #8
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Lets do something prison themed.
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Old 01-24-2009, 11:45 PM   #9
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Monthly incarceration

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Monthly interrogation
i like it.

and you're right, everyone would just vote in the polls for what they like.
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Old 01-25-2009, 01:28 AM   #11
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So do you trust me to be fair and to switch it up or should we try to poll it for every month.
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i'd trust you, plus they're not mandatory.
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Old 01-25-2009, 03:54 AM   #13
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Default Re: Thinking about a TOM

You are right they aren't mandatory but the point is to get more action on this forum so I want to have reviews on blends that people would like and actually want to do. Maybe we could poll blends in a given "genre". Like have a poll of all VaPer's, then Balkans, then english's, then Straight Virginias.

What do you guys think

I'm leaning towards, Monthly Tobacco Interrogation.
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I would be more than game for this.

My suggestion would be , Monthly Tobacco Shakedown.
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Monthly tobacco shakedown, that's very good.
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Old 01-25-2009, 10:54 PM   #16
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I'm thinking about Pease Key Largo for February. What do you guys think of that.
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roll with it. just keep doing it if you don't get a big turnout. back on the "other" board, even at the pipe forums height of activity, we would get about 8-12 reviews a month on a good month.
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Old 01-30-2009, 02:07 PM   #18
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Default Re: Thinking about a TOM

Sweet Nick,

I like it, Ill join in with you guys.

What about my ideas in this thread, specifically regarding baccy being provided by participants for review?

This may facilitate the process for others, particularly if you don't have a B&M with good stock or order online frequently.

For example, I would like to participate in this month, but I don't have Pease Key Largo. I would have to look online and buy a tin. Not a huge issue, but if I smoke a couple of bowls and don't like it, I am stuck with the rest of the tin.

If we do it semi-PIF style, then when the month you sign up for comes up, the baccy will be from your personal stock/something you are interested in ordering.

What are your thoughts?

Let me know if I can help facilitate things in any way.

Great idea and quite funny that I was thinking of something similar at the same time.

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I think that sounds great and you should take it over. I won't be able to sign up for a month though as I live month to month but if you can get it going then go for it. Also if you want to set up a separate one that would work too. Your would be more "membership" PIF format where this is optional month to month. Whatever you decide is fine with me.
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sounds similar to what frankluke started over on IPC.

if someone picks the tobacco, then they could send out samples to those that volunteer to review. whoever does the best review (in the eyes of the sample provider) gets to choose the next month and they provide the tobacco. <-- something like that...
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