Stats: (Jan 1st 2019) Total Threads: 465 Total Posts: 2,063 Registered Members: 405 Users online in last 24 hours: 1 Staff, 3 Members, 490 Guests.
You may notice since I locked down most of the forum to combat spam (and anti-smokers) the casual users browsing has dropped slightly to average around 450 guests per day. This is fine, and Im hoping this maintains a steady plateau for a while. There are not so many photos which are open source and not used already, and not may non-commercial youtubers for SmokeTube.
I want to keep this site primarily as a shrine to woman smokers, and I dont really like to go in to the doom and gloom side of smoking which is painted everywhere these days, as there is so much lies printed on packs these days its hard to know where to begin. But its outrageous that this is going on, and so I'll probably post more.
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The images for the forum have been drying up again recently. While several sources upload thousands of images per month, of those only one or two are what I would call glamorous or seductive, and make it to the forum. Im wary of posting images from some sources, as they could disappear, leaving me with blank posts. I also dont put much time into the forum these days, so the photos and/or celeb photos are now two posts a week instead of three.
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Its a landmark month as we broke 500 threads, 500 (and 50!) Members, and almost 2,400 posts.
To celebrate this and also the holiday season, I've been working on two videos which remix some of the classic WSC 'Smoke Vision' shows from 1996-2006, as two 'very best of' videos. The first one was originally released as SV119 in 2014, and has been extended. The second video is a brand new mix, and is very hot, called The Seduction of Smoking. If you enjoy the forum as much as I do, it would be great if you could check out those videos, as its a hot mix but also I am going 50/50 with Steve in them. As this forum is unfunded, and Im broke right now, I feel it would be a very welcome 'thank you' to reciprocate your views and give something amazing, and also get whatever I deserve in return.
I am hoping the videos will be available to buy a some point soon. To advertise my shows, I'll also me running a "Twelve Days of Cigsmas" series, in the photo gallery, which is a continuation of the galleries you love already, but more content will be added each day.
As a quick update to the news above. My specially created video "The Seduction of Smoking" will be available for just a few more days. The film was a collab with Models Up Close, capturing some of my favourite classic moments from 2005-2008. Sadly, only 1 person bought the video, and I feel the xmas promotion to give something back was a waste of time.
After the forced takedown of images and threads recently, I feel rather deflated, so havent felt like updating the site in a while. It takes a long time to find images, stories, articles, online duty-free stores etc, with no income for my hours of research. I feel like giving up, and I might lock the site down, but for now its in limbo.
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This year the forum has been on a low profile strategy, since the threat of takedowns, so that we can keep going over the long term. The aim is to prove a smoke lovers forum, and hopefully nobody can make an issue about this. I/we moderate sexual words, swear words, and generally fetish related comments, to keep the website rating to PG rather than 18+. Due to relentless spammers last year, I had to lock down all the threads to prevent new posts or even replies in some sections. Only the Welcome Newbies section is unaffected by this, and the Buying Cigs, Is It Safe section. We cant encourage your own stories due to the nature of the hosts rules, or links to other material, so I guess its fair that I post the threads and responsibility.
Its seems everything is shut down at the moment, so its seems fair to keep this forum ticking over, to give folks something to look forward to each week. The quality of photos has gone up, thanks for several more image share sites than a new years ago, which means for now I can go back to cherry picking the highlights. I have a long list of pics which I constantly update, and transfer them to the forum in catagories.
As for news stories, the news isnt great at the moment. The packs worldwide have got all kinds of gross image rape photos on them now, which spoils the 120s and Special/Flavoured section. So although I might add new brands if I can find them, the images are all old and historical packs only. So the impact of the brand and style is lost. Even now the Far East have this going on, so only the United States of America is still free from this meddling of legitimate company branding. ok, time for a cig.
Due to people not reading the rules, we had a spike of spamming last week on the photo culture thread. It only take one bad apple to spoil it for everyone, and some trolls dont care about keeping the site clean. I have had to make the photo smoking culture boards read only, and nobody except myself can post anything on there. I've had to deal with relentless trolls before, forcing me to lock down the whole site, and this is unacceptable behaviour.
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I'm very much busy with other interests at the moment, and so I dont get back to see the forum much.
I know some spammers are still trying to post their links as soon as my back is turned, so have restricted the MUC News and MUC Video/Model Requests section to members only.