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SlowRain
Posts: 27
iconBart:

We've thought about that, but decided not to take that route.
ArtisanShaving is a forum about the Traditional Shaving with cutthroat razor. Coticule.be will be using it as the place where our members can meet each other. We will also make our future anouncements over there, etc. But at the same time, ArtisanShaving is not the exclusive playground of Coticule.be. Also those who have no direct interest in Belgian hones, should feel equally welcome. We can't start separate sections for each member's preferred sharpening solution, hence we won't do it for Coticules either. Should the Sharpening section at ArtisanShaving become too large for members to keep an oversight, we will decided on a logic subdivision then. Right now, there is an interesting subdivision between threads that seek help and information, and threads that seek exchange of ideas.

I understand and agree with the idea in principle. However, it may be an idea to at least separate the naturals and synthetics right from the start in the Honing forum. Initially, there will be a number of Coticule.be members over there, and it may be intimidating for new people if all the topics in the Honing forum were about Coticules. No further separation may be required in the future if this one is implemented right from the get-go.
2011-11-26 16:01
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Jeltz
From: United Kingdom
Posts: 44
Honing is honing, the tools you choose to use are a personal thing.

IMHO separating the sections into naturals and synthetics then will make for some people thinking various threads are in the wrong place for example my preference is to set the bevel on a synthetic then refine and finish on a coticule. Now where does one post a discussion about that method of doing things? Whichever you choose some people may feel that its inappropriate in that section.

I believe broad headings are preferable, it keeps everything simple.
Regards
Nic
2011-11-26 16:45
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Dr Ralfson Bwhahaha (tat2Ralfy)
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Posts: 3610
iconEmmanuel:
I will be there my friends ,of course as always an active member.I cant hide my nostalgia for coticule.be. I found a friend to tape me on my heritage full honing and now i am not sure if i can share it through ArtisanShaving.Also i prepare the Cretan Hone shipments and also i am not sure that i have contact trough, the members that they are waiting.I hope Bart has a solution on that.
Best regards
Emmanuel


Coticule.be will still exist my friend, although the Cafeteria will become read only, you can still send members messages through the system, just as we do now (I believe)
And ArtisanShaving allows you to post youtube footage, in much the same way as you can here, so its good :thumbup:

Best regards
Ralfson (Dr)
We Are All Pioneers In Our Own Right.
The Infamous Coticule Crew
Pip Pip Old Bean
2011-11-26 16:51
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gary haywood (garyhaywood)
Advisor
From: United Kingdom
Posts: 1678
and i'm sure there will be many post on coticules.

gary
gary haywood
2011-11-26 18:15
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SlowRain
Posts: 27
Regarding the database:

I know the system will have to generate a unique identifier for each stone (perhaps users could be given the option to also give their own name for identification purposes if they want). Would it be possible to link to the stone(s) in the database from the discussion forums? That way, people could quickly look at the stones' descriptions and other related discussions without having to ask the same questions over and over again. It would also be good to see all discussions concerning that particular stone linked to right from the database.
2011-11-27 05:12
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Bart Torfs (Bart)
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From: Belgium
Posts: 5001
iconSlowRain:
Regarding the database:

I know the system will have to generate a unique identifier for each stone (perhaps users could be given the option to also give their own name for identification purposes if they want). Would it be possible to link to the stone(s) in the database from the discussion forums? That way, people could quickly look at the stones' descriptions and other related discussions without having to ask the same questions over and over again. It would also be good to see all discussions concerning that particular stone linked to right from the database.


That's a good suggestion. Thank you.

Bart.
Then the light shone, trumpets sounded and I got to the other side, where men shave with smiles on their faces, razors pop hairs, and a continuous choir singing «~~Keen and Smooth~~» is heard everywhere. (Matt)
2011-11-28 01:29
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Nick Fanzo (Disburden)
Posts: 335
Wow , good thing I checked in to see what I missed this week!:lol:

Ill see you all there on artisan. This has been a wonderful cafeteria and I learned a great amount of knowledge here.

End of an era, the start of a new.

Thanks to all your efforts,

Nick
2011-11-29 02:29
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rtedwards
From: United States
Posts: 43
Sigh.....I suppose it must be so. I understand the reasons. But I am having trouble resigning myself to the upcoming change. This site has been such a good resource, so rich with information and lacking in the usual forum BS and idle banter and thread jacks. I have purposely restricted my own posting so as not to reduce the signal to noise ratio. I use coticules, I am interested in them and I like having a place dominated by people of like mind and interests. There are other places to go for information about other aspects of the sport of shaving. I don't see the new site as an improvement at all but rather a dilution and an inevitable consequence of growth that must be adapted to.

But I do understand the reasons and so I have an account at the new site and will be there upon opening. I would very much like to see a little corner there where we can huddle and talk about coticules without having to sort through a lot of irrelevant noise.

This site has been a fount of useful, unbiased and dependable information. I have enjoyed the international perspectives and the mature, reasoned, and open manner of interacting it has encouraged and demanded. I can only hope the tradition continues at ArtisanShaving. And so, thanks to Bart and all the guys who created this unique site and I'll see you over at ArtisanShaving in a few days.
Rick Edwards
2011-11-30 07:28
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Toff
From: United States
Posts: 240
Thanks to Bart and the Coticule gang! This has been a great cafeteria for coffee and conversation. Since the door is closing, and a new door opening, may I wish you all "Be well and Travel safe!"
~Richard
"Life is a journey between birth and death, preferably undertaken with panache!""
2011-11-30 17:30
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Torben Pedersen (torbenbp)
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From: Denmark
Posts: 1024
Sigh..the last breath is about to be taken..This ends a splendid site.I`m not at all sure it`s for the better but let`s see how it turns out.

I shall end my last post with Leonard Cohen`s words:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xUtPHJHe8es&feature=related
[video]xUtPHJHe8es[/video]

Ohhh,I do believe we will all survive this traumatic experience ;)
Thanks gents.

Over and out.
Torbs
Torben Pedersen
Moellevaenget 15 2th
7900 Nykoebing Mors
Denmark
"If it works dont break it..?"
2011-11-30 20:38
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MoreWhisky
Posts: 3
I new here and not posted much but i was really liking this site. It seemed very personal thats why i have done more reading than posting. I hope Artisan manages to keep the same 'feel'.

See you all there MW.
2011-11-30 22:26
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Marek Bednarz (maro)
Insider
From: Poland
Posts: 224
iconrtedwards:
There are other places to go for information about other aspects of the sport of shaving. I don't see the new site as an improvement at all but rather a dilution and an inevitable consequence of growth that must be adapted to.
That's also my concern. Cafeteria of Coticule.be is unique. There is no forum like that in the whole world (as far as I know). And I mean here not only the cosy atmospehere, so carefully maintained by Bart himself from day one (and later on supported in this task by other mods), but also the subject matter.
At first glance ArtisanShaving seems to be missing this exceptionality (shall I say "exclusiveness"?), presenting itself as yet another forum about straight razor shaving.
Now, the guys working so hard on setting up ArtisanShaving on time may see it as an unfair comment (you fool, the forum hasn't even started yet and you dare to judge it already?!). My apologies. I do not underestimate your efforts. And I wholeheartedly wish ArtisanShaving to be a success comparable to, or even exceeding the success of Cafeteria.
I'm just missing that peculiar "differentiator" to other forums dedicated to straight razors.

So... shedding a tear on Cafeteria :cry: and full of hopes I'm switching to ArtisaShaving. All in all, it's after midnight already. :thumbup:
“Progress comes to those who train and train; reliance on secret techniques will get you nowhere.” - Morihei Ueshiba
2011-12-01 00:30
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tim stevenson (pedalpowersailing)
From: United Kingdom
Posts: 81
its been a pleasure . Unfortunately I cannot seem to log on to the new site. But as with learning to use a coticule - I shall keep trying
tim stevenson
2011-12-01 01:20
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Dr Ralfson Bwhahaha (tat2Ralfy)
Associate
Posts: 3610
Tim, did you click link in the conformation email you should have received? Only then will your account become active

Regards
Ralfson (Dr)
We Are All Pioneers In Our Own Right.
The Infamous Coticule Crew
Pip Pip Old Bean
2011-12-01 01:35
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geruchtemoaker
Associate
From: Belgium
Posts: 693
iconpedalpowersailing:
its been a pleasure . Unfortunately I cannot seem to log on to the new site. But as with learning to use a coticule - I shall keep trying

I checked and everything seems in place, if it still doesn't works drop me an email at stijn@artisanshaving.org and i'll reset your password

kind regards
Stijn
The Bible and several other self help or enlightenment books cite the Seven Deadly Sins. They are: pride, greed, lust, envy, wrath, sloth, and gluttony. That pretty much covers everything that we do, that is sinful... or fun for that matter. - Dave Mustaine
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2011-12-01 08:59