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« on: December 19, 2012, 05:21:37 AM »
I recently joined a cigar forum and noticed that the layout of the site wasn't very good and did a little research of other forums. It is epidemic that many forums aren't laid out very well.

Very special thanks to Grant an Whoey and all of the mods on here and all the members that make MTO the place to be. Very nice layout that just makes so much sense to me. Anyone else discover this or is it just me? Post your thoughts and kudos here.






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« Reply #1 on: December 19, 2012, 05:28:57 AM »
We are spoiled in so many ways here.  Maybe it's just me but I've had some really bad experiences with either difficult moderators/site owners or disrespectful users. 

What we have here is somewhat unique, a respectful arena where the masses are listened to and our opinions matter.  We have a community here that is constantly getting better.
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Re: We are a spoiled bunch
« Reply #2 on: December 19, 2012, 08:00:36 AM »
I have been on several different forums, many I no longer bother with, others I rarely go on because of trouble makers (and sometimes the mods are the worst offenders), this one is THE BEST I've come across, great people, very little fuss, every one is welcoming and go out of their way to help newbies like me, the mods have a very light touch, heaps and heaps of useful and/or interesting information.  It's all good  :D

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Re: We are a spoiled bunch
« Reply #3 on: December 19, 2012, 01:21:51 PM »
This is definatly one of THE BEST sites out there,  :clap: Thanks Grant and Whoey !!!

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Re: We are a spoiled bunch
« Reply #4 on: December 19, 2012, 01:25:21 PM »
Yep the layout of this forum is nice and easy to navigate :salute:
Another I spend a lot of time on is http://www.britishblades.com and this is also nice and easy to navigate ;)
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Re: We are a spoiled bunch
« Reply #5 on: December 19, 2012, 01:45:56 PM »
Every forum owner has an idea of how a forum "should" be run.  The challenge is to find a forum with a topic that interests you and is laid out a way that appeals to you.  There are probably folks who are used to the other forums that hate it here- in fact I can think of a few.  We've also caught some flak over being too laid back (I believe the term "pothead forum" was used as a comparison) and we have suffered a bit as conflict and controversy generate responses and help a forum grow.  We've stayed relatively small as we try to keep things calm and non confrontational.  Rather than let the Vic hardcores and Leatherman fanboys duke it out over rust and slippery drivers we'd rather each side presents their thoughts in a civilized manner, allow eachother to try them all out and come to a conclusion based on the facts rather than just draw lines in the sand and hurl insults at eachother over the internet.

Sadly the forum would be a lot bigger and more popular if we did, but that's just not our style.  I'm glad everyone here is comfortable with the way we conduct ourselves, but I'm not sure we can condemn other forums for the way they are run- to each their own!  :D

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Re: We are a spoiled bunch
« Reply #6 on: December 19, 2012, 02:17:03 PM »
Somtimes small is beautiful, and I believe many of the positive attributes here are due to the social intimacy of our members. We're not a huge sprawling mob, breaking into factions and cliques, but almost an online family. Yeah, we have our little tiffs and spats occasionally, but that's just natural. If we were bigger we would risk losing much of what makes this place so great in my opinion.

What I do love to see is how infectious that goodwill is due to the intimacy. Occasionally you'll see a new guy come along, and I think to myself it looks like we've got one of the neanderthals in from one of the other drum bashing forums, then after a while they get it ... they let their shoulders relax, stop beating their particular drum and they get into the spirit of things here. At that point we have a new family member to take the piss out of  >:D :D :D :D

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« Reply #7 on: December 19, 2012, 02:19:07 PM »
"too" laid back?? Is that possible? You can never be too laid back :D

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« Reply #8 on: December 19, 2012, 02:29:35 PM »
"too" laid back?? Is that possible? You can never be too laid back :D

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Re: We are a spoiled bunch
« Reply #9 on: December 19, 2012, 03:15:40 PM »
Yeah, you too! Haven't had much time lately. Busy with work, bought a house, worked on the house  :ahhh 

I know, not a good excuse but for what it is worth, I haven't cheating with other forums  ;) This will be the place to go for me  :tu:

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« Reply #10 on: December 19, 2012, 05:18:39 PM »
Yeah, you too! Haven't had much time lately. Busy with work, bought a house, worked on the house  :ahhh 

I know, not a good excuse but for what it is worth, I haven't cheating with other forums  ;) This will be the place to go for me  :tu:
That's good news buddy.. :tu: So what multitools do you use around the house.. :pok: :D

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Re: We are a spoiled bunch
« Reply #11 on: December 19, 2012, 06:35:39 PM »
Figures the guy from Holland says there's no such thing as being laid back!   :whistle:

Good to see you are still kicking buddy.  I know the house problems all too well myself.

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Re: We are a spoiled bunch
« Reply #12 on: December 19, 2012, 09:43:52 PM »
This is a great site Terry and the mods make a huge difference as on some sites there like little hitlers and bullies but ours are great guys and gals ,plus i agree on the layout  :tu:
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Re: We are a spoiled bunch
« Reply #13 on: December 19, 2012, 10:10:29 PM »
The mods here are spot on. I use another forum where there is only one mod, the owner, and he's not always around. Most of the time it runs fine, but last week there was an thread that got well out of hand, lots of nasty things were said, members upset and some left the forum. Made me think about how well run other forums are.

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Re: We are a spoiled bunch
« Reply #14 on: December 19, 2012, 10:58:19 PM »
Def definitely runs a tight ship here.  He is, afterall, the head turd polisher.  But never were there a finer Boss to have than him.  Cheers to MTO, Def and all the Mods for keeping this place in order  :cheers:

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« Reply #15 on: December 19, 2012, 11:17:05 PM »
It's been a very friendly place, indeed!

I often find myself holding back and not being sure to post something or not just because of my bitter experience from some of our forums where moderators act like some guards of God knows what and where you have a long list of DONOTs ..

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Re: We are a spoiled bunch
« Reply #16 on: December 20, 2012, 05:56:30 PM »
I hear what you're saying NNR, and have felt that myself elsewhere.

The nice thing about the rules here is that are simple, and pretty laid back.
Avoid politics, religion and any any kind of offensive stuff and you're mostly ok ;)

It's mostly about common decency towards others really.
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Re: We are a spoiled bunch
« Reply #17 on: December 20, 2012, 07:34:58 PM »
I hear what you're saying NNR, and have felt that myself elsewhere.

The nice thing about the rules here is that are simple, and pretty laid back.
Avoid politics, religion and any any kind of offensive stuff and you're mostly ok ;)

It's mostly about common decency towards others really.



And a lot of common sense................ I've not been on many forums lately that have so many members with this much common sense.............. well, for the most part  :tu:





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Re: Re: We are a spoiled bunch
« Reply #18 on: December 21, 2012, 11:00:13 AM »
Rather than let the Vic hardcores and Leatherman fanboys duke it out over rust and slippery drivers we'd rather each side presents their thoughts in a civilized manner, allow eachother to try them all out and come to a conclusion based on the facts rather than just draw lines in the sand and hurl insults at eachother over the internet.

Now you've done it.
Commence the flame war!
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Re: We are a spoiled bunch
« Reply #19 on: December 21, 2012, 11:37:44 PM »
I hear what you're saying NNR, and have felt that myself elsewhere.

The nice thing about the rules here is that are simple, and pretty laid back.
Avoid politics, religion and any any kind of offensive stuff and you're mostly ok ;)

It's mostly about common decency towards others really.



And a lot of common sense................ I've not been on many forums lately that have so many members with this much common sense.............. well, for the most part  :tu:








Terry,thats coz your not talking to the spouses,partners and bank managers of the forumites ;)
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Re: We are a spoiled bunch
« Reply #20 on: December 21, 2012, 11:41:22 PM »

Terry,thats coz your not talking to the spouses,partners and bank managers of the forumites ;)


Yeah, never thought of that John.....................







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Re: We are a spoiled bunch
« Reply #21 on: December 22, 2012, 12:19:02 AM »
Yep, nice forum here. I don't get to use MT's like I used too when I worked construction, but I still pop in here on occasion, mostly because its fun.

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« Reply #22 on: December 22, 2012, 12:26:17 AM »
I've been bringing nothing to the table here for a good while.. ::)

even reddit can't keep me away from here..and i love me some reddit  :facepalm:

This place is like comfort food but in digital format.


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« Reply #23 on: December 22, 2012, 12:30:04 AM »

This place is like comfort food but in digital format.


That's a good way of putting it.  :tu:  This is the only forum I currently belong to.  When I first joined up I wasn't sure what to expect, being a noob when it came to SAKs and multis.  Everyone here is great though, I've learned a lot along the way, contributed what I can, and have made a number of genuine friends here.  :salute:
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« Reply #24 on: January 10, 2013, 11:49:33 AM »
Figures the guy from Holland says there's no such thing as being laid back!   :whistle:

Good to see you are still kicking buddy.  I know the house problems all too well myself.

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