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IHT 01-20-2008 01:54 PM

Archive: Pipe Forum: new members (introduce yourself)
 
Edit: looks like this could be an "intro thread" for new members of the pipe forum. so, let's hear how you found us and a little bit about yourself.

--original post below--
okay, so over the past month we've seen a LARGE number of newer members show up to the ClubStogie pipe forum. not just new to smoking pipes that are longtime cigar smokers and current CS members, but new members here for the pipe section.

that's cool, no complaints here (i've been out of the loop a bit lately, haven't had time to ask)...

what i want to know is: WHY DID YOU ALL CHOOSE CLUBSTOGIE?
are you members of another board and heard of this place and figured you'd take a look?
were you lurkers and figured it was a nice enough place?

i'm curious, haven't seen this large of an influx of new members strictly for the pipe forum before.
i'd like to know what we're doing right to draw you all here so we don't fluck it up in the future. ;)

cigar_040 01-20-2008 02:05 PM

Re: Pipe Forum - influx of new members?
 
As for me Greg,

Been here almost 2 years now. To be honest.....I really don't remember how exactly I ended up here (it had to be a search off Yahoo way back when).

I enjoy cigars alot, but for me.......the Pipe World is a very interesting thing. There are so many beautiful pieces out there to collect and use.....over and over again, unlike a cigar (all there is is a band and memories) Plus......the tobacco blends seem numerous and each one has it's own niche.

I like the Pipe forum alot !! Everybody has been helpful and very informative in their posts, which makes it easier for a "pipe newb" to follow and understand.

:pp

Andy

tzilt 01-20-2008 02:09 PM

Re: Pipe Forum - influx of new members?
 
Well, I joined in November but as I recall I randomly found CS while googling for pipe websites. I found a couple other pipe forums as well but this one looked to be the most active and had a nice looking interface. I perused some of the posts and it seemed like a friendly place so I joined.

mparker 01-20-2008 02:50 PM

Re: Pipe Forum - influx of new members?
 
I struggle to find local people in my area that are into pipes. There are plenty of cigar smokers but few that smoke the pipe.

I find it nice to be able to sit down and read everyones post and pics. Its my little pipe family. Also there is plenty to learn about my hobby here.

wharfrathoss 01-20-2008 05:06 PM

Re: Pipe Forum - influx of new members?
 
i was already a CS member (cigars)-picked the pipe back up to help me quit smoking cigarettes-the old lady won't go for cigars in the house, but she ok'd the pipe-the days when i really want to appreciate one, i won't smoke the other

Seanohue 01-20-2008 05:12 PM

Re: Pipe Forum - influx of new members?
 
I've been a CS member for about 18 months and I was at a mini-herf with a few guys and tried bongoy's pipe and decided that I needed another thing to dump money into lol.

SAjunidog 01-20-2008 05:44 PM

Re: Pipe Forum - influx of new members?
 
For me it was the first google result for "pipe forum." Being young, and someone who uses a good number of forums it's a natural thing to immediately search for a forum relating to whatever topic. This one happened to also be a very good one, so I was happy with that. I lurked on and off for a while (probably since at least june, maybe earlier) and just decided to join when I started checking the forum more and more often, and realized that I'd been smoking long enough to really contribute answers to some threads, instead of just having questions of my own.

OilMan 01-20-2008 06:20 PM

Re: Pipe Forum - influx of new members?
 
Have been a member here at CS for a while. Thought I would check out the pipe section and it seemed like you guys were enjoying yourselves. Figured I would pick up a pipe and some tobacco to see what the fuss is all about. I really love the pipe and all the 'rituals' asscocated with it. Thanks for making us new guys feel appreciated.

IHT 01-20-2008 06:20 PM

Re: Pipe Forum - influx of new members?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by SAjunidog (Post 1402921)
For me it was the first google result for "pipe forum."

well holy sh*t, we are #1.
http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=pipe+forum

SAjunidog 01-20-2008 06:24 PM

Re: Pipe Forum - influx of new members?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by IHT (Post 1402988)

Its been that way for a long time now, but I like the new sig anyways :)

IHT 01-20-2008 06:25 PM

Re: Pipe Forum - influx of new members?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by SAjunidog (Post 1402997)
but I like the new sig anyways :)

:r

what are you talking about, sig line?? ;)

Dzrtrat 01-20-2008 06:48 PM

Re: Pipe Forum - influx of new members?
 
I've been a gorilla a while now and recently picked up the pipe as a permanent addition to my lifestyle. I've been smoking a pipe off and on for a couple of years for curiosity's sake, but have recently become serious. What better place than where I know others and call them friends.

We almost need an introduce yourself sticky.
IHT - this has recently been discussed, but i (personally) think it's a bad idea. we'd have 7 pages full of "welcome to the CS pipe forum" for 7 intros. i like when ppl give intros, good ones, and don't care if they are anywhere in the pipe forum, even their own seperate threads for everyone, that's cool with me.
i just don't see the use for another sticky - but that's just me, although it's been mentioned a couple times now.

2nd edit: the people have spoken.

solafid3 01-20-2008 08:57 PM

Re: Pipe Forum - influx of new members?
 
I've been here because I started smoking cigars... smoked my first one wayyyyyy to fast (as in why is the world spinning). Therefore, as a result of my blunder, I decided to get help, and ended up here. From there, one of my friends gave me the challange that, "Compared to a cigar, you can never get the taste of a good pipe tobacco." Considered that a challenge, so I pranced over to the pipe forum, learned a bit, bought my first corncob, and then realized that my friend was right. So yea, I got in one little fight, and my mom got scared and said, "You're moving with your auntie and uncle in Bel-Air."












Heheheh :bn But seriously, just ended up here because I wanted to learn more about cigars, and ended up smoking a pipe.

Fried 01-20-2008 08:58 PM

Re: Pipe Forum - influx of new members?
 
I was just doing some searching for pipe forums on the internet. I was looking for someone to talk too as there are not many close by that I know of (that smoke pipe) :-(

emelbee 01-20-2008 09:04 PM

Re: Pipe Forum - influx of new members?
 
I've been on CS for about a year and a half, as a cigar smoker. When I got the itch to try a pipe, I started with reading the CS pipe forums.

Thillium 01-20-2008 09:16 PM

Re: Pipe Forum - influx of new members?
 
This forum was linked from Pipes.org :D

Syekick 01-20-2008 09:25 PM

Re: Pipe Forum - influx of new members?
 
Drifted down from the Cigar forums. Hadn't messed with a pipe in decades. I was a cigarette smoker back then and just couldn't appreciate what a pipe had to offer. Stopped smoking cigarettes about a decade back. Smoked occasional cheap mini-mart cigars from time to time. Got into premium cigars last year when introduced to them and finally understood why people smoke premium cigars.


So, after learning enough about cigars here at CS to be dangerous and go my own way, I stopped here and got into the pipe thing too. I now own four briars and two corncobs. I've got enough pipe tobacco laid in for a while.

I like VA, Va/Pers, burley, and some of the aromatics. (Rum and Maple for example.) Haven't developed at taste for Lakita. Not to surprising as I haven't developed a liking to cigars over medium strength/flavor.

Glad to meet everyone here and learn about this passion.

JacksonCognac 01-20-2008 09:30 PM

Re: Pipe Forum - influx of new members?
 
When I first got into pipes a couple years ago I was on another pipe site that was heavily moderated. While it had some good info on it, it was very slow. I'm a young guy and forum whore in general so waiting a day or whatever to see new posts didn't really do it for me (people who smoke pipes are generally pretty well behaved to begin with, I didn't see the point to that sort of moderation:confused:).

Anyhow when I started taking pipes back up again a few months ago I was looking for a new forum to satisfy my cravings for pipe content. I stumbled across this one and I liked how things worked so here I am. I've checked out a few other pipe forums and I liked them, but I think CS will be my "home board" so to speak.

So kudos to the CS pipe forum - I think we have a winner. ;)

ToddziLLa 01-20-2008 09:32 PM

Re: Pipe Forum - influx of new members?
 
I get a monthly commission from Greg to come visit every once in awhile.

aliefj96 01-20-2008 09:33 PM

Re: Pipe Forum - influx of new members?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by tzilt (Post 1402584)
Well, I joined in November but as I recall I randomly found CS while googling for pipe websites. I found a couple other pipe forums as well but this one looked to be the most active and had a nice looking interface. I perused some of the posts and it seemed like a friendly place so I joined.

:tpd: Word for word what I would say. Even the joining in November.

dogsplayinpoker 01-20-2008 09:49 PM

Re: Pipe Forum - influx of new members?
 
I have been here awhile. Was introduced to CS by cre8tv1(Brad) for the cigar aspect but wandered on down here. The interaction is great and it is kinda nice to be "in the know" instead of "that whippersnapper who thinks he knows about tobacco".

IHT 01-20-2008 10:43 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Thillium (Post 1403306)
This forum was linked from Pipes.org :D

really?
it's been a few years since i wandered over there.

Quote:

Originally Posted by ToddziLLa (Post 1403330)
I get a monthly commission from Greg to come visit every once in awhile.

:r
yep, todd, you've got some serious pull. just this post of yours by itself probably drew another 57 views to this topic.

_____----_____

well, i started on pipe smoking back in the later 90s (like '97 or so). i had just gotten my first 'puter in Feb '97, and hopped online for football/fantasy football stuff/forums. didn't think about pipe forums, then got into cigars in '01 or so... saw how much $$$ i was spending, knew that i enjoyed relaxing with a pipe or cigar, decided to come back strictly to pipes in mid '05 (i think). around that time, there was a current moving with some members here who also smoked pipes, so i told pds (admin/owner) that i'd mod it since i was the only mod at the time who i knew of that smoked pipes.
i have learned a ton from all the members here, it's great.

gvarsity 01-20-2008 10:46 PM

Re: Pipe Forum - influx of new members?
 
I was corrupted from the cigar forum side. Although I mostly lurk. :P

IHT 01-20-2008 10:51 PM

Re: Pipe Forum - influx of new members?
 
ps - this won't remain a sticky. i just wanted to find out what was going on the past 2-3 months that we were gaining so many new members. not just new pipers that were cigar smokers on CS, but totally new CS members here just for the pipe section.
hope to get some more of the newer guys/gals to chime in.

SAjunidog 01-20-2008 11:17 PM

Re: Pipe Forum - influx of new members?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by IHT (Post 1403491)
ps - this won't remain a sticky. i just wanted to find out what was going on the past 2-3 months that we were gaining so many new members. not just new pipers that were cigar smokers on CS, but totally new CS members here just for the pipe section.
hope to get some more of the newer guys/gals to chime in.

Why not leave it sticky and make it the introduction thread, so we don't get flooded with those?

Mad Hatter 01-20-2008 11:25 PM

Re: Pipe Forum - influx of new members?
 
I've been doing a lot of searches lately: cigars and pipe tobaccos by name. CS threads regularly show up in the first ten or twenty listings using the Yahoo search engine

IHT 01-20-2008 11:39 PM

Re: Pipe Forum - influx of new members?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by SAjunidog (Post 1403575)
Why not leave it sticky and make it the introduction thread, so we don't get flooded with those?

eh... we can roll with that, i guess. see how it goes.

Papichulo 01-21-2008 12:15 AM

Re: Pipe Forum: influx of new members (introduce yourself)
 
Hi BOTLs and SOTLS! Today is my ONE YEAR CLUB STOGIE ANNIVERSARY!!
w00t w00t! It has been a great year. I have been smoking cigars for 15 years now. I even sold cigars for a couple years to high end resorts, bars and supper clubs in Phoenix. I fell down this pipe slope this past fall and I hit hard. I already have over a dozen pipes, some fine, some very old, and I have a few pipe guys to thank. People like Greg (IHT), DarreL (The Professor) and Reggie (Reggiebuckeye) for educating this gorilla. Reggie gave me a corn cob pipe bomb and it has been down hill since. I have both English and Italian pipes, but perfer Italian. I am a big fan of Savinelli Punto Oro line, but I am really into Amorelli pipes.

Bridges 01-21-2008 01:33 AM

Re: Pipe Forum: influx of new members (introduce yourself)
 
I just recently picked up smoking cigars. I'd been smoking a pipe for a while. I was searching for info on cigars and found clubstogie. I joined for all the info on cigars then I found the pipe forum and realized I was home.:pp

uncballzer 01-21-2008 11:11 AM

Re: Pipe Forum: influx of new members (introduce yourself)
 
I'm another that slide down the slope from the cigar side into pipes while already on the forum. Couldn't help it; the pipe was too tempting.

RevZeek 01-21-2008 11:45 AM

Re: Pipe Forum: influx of new members (introduce yourself)
 
I'm one who has been smoking cigars for about a year and decided to pick up the pipe as well. After following y'all's great advice, I've really enjoyed the pipe and will probably stick with it! I'm not giving up the sticks though!

ToddziLLa 01-21-2008 11:52 AM

Re: Pipe Forum: influx of new members (introduce yourself)
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by IHT (Post 1403473)
:r
yep, todd, you've got some serious pull. just this post of yours by itself probably drew another 57 views to this topic.

I was thinking around 60...but whatever.

:):D;)

IHT 01-21-2008 02:24 PM

Re: Pipe Forum: influx of new members (introduce yourself)
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by ToddziLLa (Post 1404388)
I was thinking around 60...but whatever.

:):D;)

220... 221... whatever works.

Bruce 01-21-2008 06:49 PM

Re: Pipe Forum: influx of new members (introduce yourself)
 
IHT posting a quote from Mr. Mom???
LOL!!

IHT 01-21-2008 09:25 PM

Re: Pipe Forum: influx of new members (introduce yourself)
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Bruce (Post 1405242)
IHT posting a quote from Mr. Mom???
LOL!!

i'm a m. keaton fan... and any time you see ann jillian showing off her "pair", i'm game.

Darth Smoker 01-21-2008 11:24 PM

Re: Pipe Forum: influx of new members (introduce yourself)
 
Took up smoking cigars over in the mideast sandbox, Dec 03. But discovered I found out I couldn't really afford a $10 / day habit.
Dug out my old pipes and bought a few more on line (about 20).
Bought about 4 lbs of tobac and did some canning. Thinking about blending MC5100 and Perique, in a 94/6 ratio.

Even been bantering about a new business selling pipe tobacco, but I fear the market is too small. Got a very cool response from the RTBA, (now IPCPR) when they found out I was considering Internet only.

Liking the pipe, but nursing a cold/sore throat that has lasted all winter, so looking forward to spring.

Your BOTL,
Roy
BTW, Retired Brewmaster, too.

Joan 01-22-2008 02:28 AM

Re: Pipe Forum: influx of new members (introduce yourself)
 
From 12/19 intro in the the New Gorilla Forum
http://www.clubstogie.com/vb/showthread.php?t=125975:

Quote:

Originally Posted by Joan (Post 1343309)
Good noobs introduce themselves... so... uh... um... what to say...


Hi.

I'm Joan.

Several herf buds linked me to CS.

I've been moaning aloud while enjoying a good cigar since 2001.

And yes, they make me hawt. :tu

Here's to finding pipe blends that do the same for me!

Er.. well... that's about it.

Phat vitolas all around and the time to enjoy them!!


The Evil Maharajah 01-22-2008 06:22 AM

Re: Pipe Forum: influx of new members (introduce yourself)
 
I guess I'll introduce myself a little ('tis the polite thing to do!) though more of a lurker at heart. If I remember correctly (chances of that happening however are quite slim) I arrived here via the Google and for some strange reason couldn't bring myself to leave. Not sure what that tells me about myself. Something disturbing everyways.

I registered so I could use the :mn smiley, basically.

Now off his old lurking grounds, more than likely soon to be smoking away tobacco no-one on a student's shoestring should be buying in the first place and thanking you for this fine place that is CS,

T.

carbonbased_al 01-22-2008 07:03 AM

Re: Pipe Forum: influx of new members (introduce yourself)
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by The Evil Maharajah (Post 1406182)
I guess I'll introduce myself a little ('tis the polite thing to do!) though more of a lurker at heart. If I remember correctly (chances of that happening however are quite slim) I arrived here via the Google and for some strange reason couldn't bring myself to leave. Not sure what that tells me about myself. Something disturbing everyways.

I registered so I could use the :mn smiley, basically.

Now off his old lurking grounds, more than likely soon to be smoking away tobacco no-one on a student's shoestring should be buying in the first place and thanking you for this fine place that is CS,

T.

Welcome to CS!

CigarMonkel 01-22-2008 06:52 PM

Re: Pipe Forum: influx of new members (introduce yourself)
 
Like many other members here i have been smoking cigars first then pipes got my interest. I still have yet to buy a pipe or have a serious sit down with one. My buddy lit up one of his pipes he got as a present from a good friend of his with some kinda of "Holiday tobacco"? in it im not sure if that was it, it might have been holiday christmas something or other EITHER WAY. he had a real hard time lighting it because he never smoked pipes before that. So we stumbled around with it and finally gave up after burning our thumbs off with a stupid bic lighter (i know bad move on our part). But i've decided i'd like to try it out again sometime soon since a lot of stores around here carry good pipe tobacco.


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