Discussion in 'Messages for All Guests and Members' started by alaskanbear, May 17, 2011.

  1. alaskanbear

    alaskanbear Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    I never knew there were so many different BBQ/SMOKING forums on the web untill I found this one by mistake and what a mistake finding all of you guys and gals was!!  Best dad gummed site I have ever joined and proud to say so.  Do alot of you have dealings with the other smoking forums or are you all monogomous to SMF??  Just wondering..

  2. beer-b-q

    beer-b-q Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Many of us belong to multiple sites but this is home...
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  3. alblancher

    alblancher Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    Glad to have you around.

    I have enough trouble keeping up with all the crazy people around here to go sticking my head in another BBQ forum.  Funny thing is no matter where you go it's all the same food and recipes.  Just glad to have found a forum that is very well run and moderated.  People here tend to be civil to each other and even if we don't agree we try to resolve our problems and not make a big issue about it.
  4. solaryellow

    solaryellow Limited Mod Group Lead

    You think this is bad, go buy a Jeep and start looking for offroading forums. Welcome aboard!
  5. raptor700

    raptor700 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I surf around on others, But this is where i call home.

    Compared to what's out there this is the best group you'll find.....Hands Down.

    But you allready know that  [​IMG]
  6. roller

    roller Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    Welcome !!! This is my only one !!!!! Never even go to another need to everything is right here...
  7. meateater

    meateater Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    More info here, I call it home. 
  8. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I am on multiple sites but spend most of my time here
  9. I peek in at, the Prairie BBQ Association (local boys) and the smoke ring(actually forgot about that one) ....I've spent some time at the virtual Weber website b/c of my new toy but this is the only site I frequent daily and with all the great people, stories, recipes and advice that comes along with signing could I not call this home??? 

    I don't even logout.  Confession*** I call this home but I do feel guilty for not paying rent  I am planning to purchase Jeff's rub recipe after all the good things Ive read and just yesterday noticed the premier member options banner at the side of most screens(a have a bit of tunnel vision it seems) so thats in the cards too.

    Just a quick thanks to all the guys who make it easy to stick around and the Qview that brings us back if we stray too far...Cheers!!

    Happy smoking,

    Matt in Moose Jaw   [​IMG]
    Last edited: May 17, 2011
  10. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    This is my one & only site!
  11. fpnmf

    fpnmf Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    This is my hang out... No reason to go elsewhere..

  12. michael ark

    michael ark Master of the Pit

    The other sites just don't compare.Like links to pictures instead of pictures in their threads.
  13. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    What Alblancher & others said !

    Also, I miss too many great posts on here to go wandering elsewhere.

  14. shooter1

    shooter1 Smoking Fanatic

    I surf other sites also but this place is home. I have been a member at other forums and many have clickish groups that tend to gang up on new members, basically cyber bullies. Once I see that kind of stuff going on I am out of there for good. It amazes me that these people are so tough sitting behind a computer screen, what a joke.

    This place is different, people here are courteous and patient with newbs and willing to help even when they have answered the same questions over and over. People here have a great sense of humor and we tend to poke fun at each other. The knowledge here is outstanding and the place is run by a great group of people.

    To Jeff and the Gang, Thanks and keep up the Great Work. It is much appreciated. [​IMG]
  15. venture

    venture Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I have, over the years, surfed other sites.  We have some members that post on different sites.  Not to put down other good sites, this one fits my needs the best, and I find it to have very friendly and helpful people.  What more could a person ask for?

    Good luck and good smoking.
  16. big twig

    big twig Smoking Fanatic

    I have been on many sites but never posted, then I found this one and just reading the threads, seeing how people interacted, pictures in the posts, and great ideas made me feel welcome. So I signed up and started posting. Now I am a happy member of the SMF! Thanks to all who have made and maintain such a great site!

  17. ecto1

    ecto1 Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    I go to one other site that pertains to Texas BBQ competitions but this is a much better forum for me everyday.  I feel I know people here I have never felt that way about another forum before.  Just like when when RonP passed away I felt like I lost a Friend even though we had never met.  People here are helpful never rude and we all have the love of BBQ.
  18. oldschoolbbq

    oldschoolbbq Smoking Guru OTBS Member

       Welcome Alaskanbear,glad to have you join us here at the "best" forum on the Net[​IMG],get your camera ready and send us some of that Alaskan Q-view.We want to see your equipment and techniques(cause we are nosey).[​IMG][​IMG]

  19. dutch

    dutch Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    We're kind of like a big ol' family here and when I welcome new members, that's just how I state it "Welcome to the SMF Family".

    Sure, we may have issues that other sites have, but with the Admin and Moderator staff that we have on hand, certain things like spam, flaming wars and bad attitudes are quickly dealt with and sometimes the general membership isn't even aware that anything has transpired.

    So we are just glad to have you here with us! Kick back and enjoy the smoke!
  20. forluvofsmoke

    forluvofsmoke Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    SMF does it for me...if there were anywhere else that has what there is here, I'd be hard-pressed to leave. A great group of members sharing their recipes, tips, cooking adventures and new ideas/experiments while keeping it all friendly. Seeing as I live in a more central part of the country, most of my friends here live half-way across the country, but, hey, they're just a click away! And as mentioned, a superb bunch of mods and admin staff to keep things running as smoothly as possible.

    I found SMF coming up on 3 years ago (jeez, that long?) and I've never been to any other smoking forum...don't fix it if it's not broken, I say. My computer monitor looks just fine with the SMF logo showing.

    Enjoy the ride!


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