24.2.2015 Registered members: 13 Average Guests Online in 24 hours: 71 Classic Model Requests: 4 Smoke:Tube Channels linked: 8 Classic Movie Compo Correct: 1 Forum Exclusives: 1 Most Active Members: catena, pro
Stats: Threads: 84 Posts: 356 Registered members: 18 Average Guests Online in 24 hours: 61 Classic Model Requests: 6 Smoke:Tube Channels linked: 19 Classic Movie Compo Correct: 1 Forum Exclusives: 1 Most Active Members: brianmandude, captain Attachments: 23MB used of 200MB
Stats: Threads: 212 Posts: 808 Registered members: 75 Average Guests Online in 24 hours: 121 Most Active Members: brianmandude, captain Most Regular Members: Cloves, catena Attachments: 26MB used of 200MB
Updates: For some reason, the 'auto moderation' tools I had working perfectly decided to moderate random threads of its own accord. This meant that new threads werent showing up since the middle of Feb, replaced instead by endless threads going into moderation. I have not found out this is going on, so to get back to normal, I have temporarily removed the Quarantine Tool on this forum. This means I can now see new posts (sorry for the late replies/approval) and all the threads in the photo section should now be free to view by anyone. Just to re-iterate, this was not some shady conspiracy of attack to shut down the site and moderate contents, it was just the software tools bugging out.
I will moderate the site manually for now. I noticed among the new posts was a post from cigsonline.com - which was removed, especially in the face of the Is Buying Cigs Online Safe..? thread on the same page.
I've not been updating the forum much recently, so thanks again to the people who keep posting and keeping my enthusiasm up on this project.
I now have a 1080p LED/LCD Monitor, so I can now see what the forum looks like Widescreen. So you can expect the images to be generally larger than before.
Stats: Total Threads: 348 Total Posts: 1,327 Registered Members: 182 Users Online in the Last 24 Hours: 1 Staff, 1 Member, 470 Guests.
I'm very happy to say the new Flavoured and Unique threads are going very well, and it is a joy to bring images of some sensational cigs to those who may not be aware of them before. I have had my eyes opened by the variety and the sheer number of flavours and styles, which are just about still out there to buy and try for yourself.
We are almost rolled around to our third anniversary online. Thanks everyone for supporting the forum, and checking out our unique club! . Due to spam recently, the old quarantine system has been put back in place. No new threads are allowed to be posted on the forum, and any replies must be verified by me. It only take one bad apple to spoil things, and hopefully this wont affect too many people.
Stats: (Jan 24th 2018) Total Threads: 391 Total Posts: 1,591 Registered Members: 252 Users online in last 24 hours: 1 Staff, 2 Members, 611 Guests.
I noticed something very strange today. The view count on the threads has been slashed for some reason. Those threads with less than 100 views are now showing as Zero views. I notice in Smoke:Tube the ones with 600 views are now showing closer to 400. The daily visitor count is also reset, and this is usually 500-600 people, but its showing only 126. So something is wrong and lets hope it doesnt affect much.
Stats: (June 1st 2018) Total Threads: 429 Total Posts: 1,785 Registered Members: 333 Users online in last 24 hours: 550 Guests.
Our average users online has dropped slightly recently, but its difficult to get an accurate number because of some 'board migration' bugs on the forum?
I noticed the user stats are being reset to zero quite often, and pages which have over 1000 views are being reduced back to zero views. This has been happening a lot recently, and it means the viewing figures for threads are often wrong by several thousands.
Hi everybody. You may have noticed that our little forum has attracted a few mainstream comments recently. It seems my shrine to the joy of smoking is taken a bit too seriously by some people. Rather than let the forum degenerate to the level of petty arguments from tobacco haters, I've taken the step to ban guest posts on most of the threads. The old quarantine system is always breaking down, and I'm not sure if it even still works at all, so spam of all kinds was starting to be an issue. The Buying Cigs Online section is still open as usual, and the WSC smoking shows, so we can still share responses, help and advice, and members can still post as normal.
Getting in to debates is not where the forum is headed, and is meant for people who love smoking, and to look at lovely smoking photos, videos, and nice articles about smoking, from a pro-smoking, anti-anti-smoking point of view. It was meant to be a gathering of like-minded friends, where haters are not welcome, to keep the place friendly for smokers, and particularly women, and men who love to see women smoking. Any form or harassment (if you notice it says it in the forum rules) will be edited or removed without question, especially if that harassment is aimed towards me or my forum.
People have come to expect 100% free speech in life, and this has lead to a general lack of respect; both on the internet and also in the real world. I moderate several forums, and this often means removing spam, hate or harassment speech, and luckily this forum has been free of that since it began. Hopefully it will continue on this way, and any new members signing up to cause trouble will find they are banned.