Oldest wet shaving forums

Discussion in 'The Chatterbox' started by Alex7, Feb 22, 2019.

  1. Judoguy

    Judoguy New Member

    I don't undetstand why a South African site would be wrong as I am going to purchase shaving soaps and regular soaps from one to try.Something different is almost always good!

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  2. Shaver X

    Shaver X Well-Known Member

    How do you expect B&B to act? It is a for-profit business, not a platform for free and open discussion. It only appears that way to draw people in, and because that is how it started out.

    The South African soapmakers probably did not pay Badger & Blade so that their products could be mentioned. Even worse, those soapmakers could compete with B&B's existing advertisers. That would tend to discourage vendors from being paid members. Yes, it is a##hattery of the first order, and creates an undercurrent of tension in the wetshaving community overall. It is almost certainly profitable for the forum owner, and so unlikely to change. Also, large forums can have substantial operating costs. It is important to keep in mind that most forum owners were scrambling to lock in revenue sources as membership skyrocketed along with operating costs. Hobby forums don't morph terribly well into advertising businesses, so the results are less than satisfactory.

    It's not just B&B, The Shave Nook is an advertising vehicle for Bullgoose Shaving, and also quite censored. Those places have many counterparts in other online communities that are every bit as bad. There is also endless complaining about the Big Evil Forum on other, smaller forums. People here at The Shave Den have found a great place, a smaller, well-run, quality community. Damn Fine Shave, and Against The Grain are also fine places to discuss traditional shaving. At the end of the day, that is pretty darned good.
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  3. Alex7

    Alex7 Active Member

    What are the 2 groups that spawned from Charles Roberts's MSN group(from the Sharpologist article)?
  4. Shaver X

    Shaver X Well-Known Member

    The best person to ask is probably Mark Herro, aka Mantic59. His website is https://sharpologist.com/. He is one of the pillars of the current wetshaving revival, and a wealth of information.
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  5. Alex7

    Alex7 Active Member

    Updated list:
    1. Straight Razor Place Yahoo Group

    2. Charles Roberts MSN Group

    3. MSN Wetshavers Group

    4. Sharprazorpalace forum(the old straightrazorplace forum)

    5. Shavemyface forum

    6. Badger and blade forum

    7. The shave den forum(was created in 2007)

    8. Theshavingroom.co.uk forum(was created in 2009)

    9.Subreddit wicked_edge(was created in 2010)

    10.Romanian forum forum.barbieritdelux.ro(was created in 2011) I am Romanian, that's why I've listed it

    11.Shavenook forum(was created in 2012)

    12.Romanian Wet Shaving Society(Facebook group created on 9 December 2014)

    13.Damnfineshave forum the second incarnation(was created in 2015)

    14.Atgshaving forum(was created in 2016)

    15.The Facebook group Straight Razor Place Facebook(was created on 1 March 2018)

    16.Theshavingcadre forum(was created on 14 March 2018)

    17.The new straightrazorplace.com forum(created July 2019)

    18.Romanian Facebook group Romanian Wet Shaving Club(created on 22 November 2019).
    Last edited: Jun 17, 2020
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