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A blog written for those whose interests more or less match mine.

New version of Guide now available

with 5 comments

The earlier versions of the Guide to Gourmet Shaving included quotations from B&B and ShaveMyFace (with links to original posts). The idea was to give the reader a sense of the posts in the forums to encourage him to join and participate. I of course secured permissions from all the authors of the posts before including them.

Joel, however, informed me that B&B owns the copyright for all content created by the members (as it turns out, that’s part of the agreement when one joins the forum—I hadn’t realized that) and definitely will not permit those quotations to be used. So I’ve removed all the B&B quotations—there were, it turns out, just a handful. ShaveMyFace, has a different policy: copyright remains with the original authors, so there was no problem in using those quotations, and they remain.

So this new edition (1.94 – Sept 2007) differs very little from the previous edition: just fewer forum quotations.

Written by Leisureguy

3 September 2007 at 7:52 pm

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  1. I dislike B&B more and more.

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    scott

    3 September 2007 at 8:10 pm

  2. Yeah, I agree. It’s pretty despicable, actually.

    I’ve only ever met one person who lived his whole life completely insisting upon his own rights, such as they were (‘You owe me five cents for that washer!’), whilst of course overlooking everything that anyone did for him that far outweighed five cents in value. Life could not be lived if everyone treated it like a work-to-rule campaign … unfortunately a few pratts _can_ treat it like that and get away with it, simply because the rest of us don’t do the same.

    Besides, standing on your rights over nothing is a sure sign of a very base soul.

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    Eric

    4 September 2007 at 7:23 am

  3. I thought I’d found the mecca of shaving at B&B, but now I’m rethinking whether to continue……

    I’ve been a longtime member of many, many other (non-shaving) forums. Banning of accounts and locking of threads occurs on all of them, but not so PUBLICLY. That I find extremely bizarre and very, very unprofessional.

    The owners of the boards have the right to do as they wish (after all, they are the owners). But doing so publicly is most definitely the wrong thing to do.

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    Mvanz

    4 September 2007 at 1:36 pm

  4. LG, u should have left the quotes/graphics in put put a big X over them with the words SUPPRESSED BY B&B super-imposed.

    Think about it. That would benefit your readership also.

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    hyperwarp

    4 September 2007 at 2:21 pm

  5. Never posted on B&B much but I’ve lurked plenty. That’s now over with.

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    Wade from Pittsburgh

    4 September 2007 at 5:29 pm


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