• Some of the links on this forum allow SMF, at no cost to you, to earn a small commission when you click through and make a purchase. Let me know if you have any questions about this.

Meat Smokers Are Not Thieves

Bearcarver

SMF Hall of Fame Pitmaster
OTBS Member
SMF Premier Member
Group Lead
37,475
10,344
Joined Sep 12, 2009
This is a note for newbies, and others too.

I've been mentioning this now and then with some of my posts, but it gets tiresome.

Would members please put where they are from, in their biography? That way it will come up on the top right of each post, along with the date you joined.

So many people neglect to do that, and it would make it a lot easier to answer questions, because a lot of times it has to do with temperature, altitude, and sometimes even access to certain meats, smoking woods, and other things.

Believe me---Nobody is going to wait until you are out back smoking some meat, and then go in your front door & burglarize your house. If that worries anyone, just put what state, or what part of the state you live & smoke in.

Thank You,

Bearcarver
 

rbranstner

Smoking Guru
OTBS Member
5,700
37
Joined Oct 18, 2007
I agree. I like knowing what state people are from when  they are posting.  I wish there was any easy and discreet  way to post what everyone's names are as well  as  I only know  a  hand full of people's  names  and that's usually because it is in their user name. But  that gets a little more  personal so I can understand if people have issues with giving out their name.
 

Bearcarver

SMF Hall of Fame Pitmaster
OTBS Member
SMF Premier Member
Group Lead
37,475
10,344
Joined Sep 12, 2009
I agree. I like knowing what state people are from when  they are posting.  I wish there was any easy and discreet  way to post what everyone's names are as well  as  I only know  a  hand full of people's  names  and that's usually because it is in their user name. But  that gets a little more  personal so I can understand if people have issues with giving out their name.
Yeah, I don't expect anyone to give their name, but I don't understand why we should have to beg people to say where they live. Especially just what part of a state, or at least what state.

Bear
 

miamirick

Master of the Pit
OTBS Member
SMF Premier Member
2,019
43
Joined Sep 28, 2009
i totally agree its just nice to see where everyone is located   especially if your up north trapped in snow while we are down here with the ac running

maybe jeff could make it a requirement  just city and state  nothing intrusive with that
 

smokinstevo27

Master of the Pit
1,025
17
Joined Aug 17, 2010
They don't want you to sick those PA black bears on them haha. I wonder if its people overlooking it or intentionally omiting location info. You are absolutely right about location being pertinent info for helping others with their issue.
 

Bearcarver

SMF Hall of Fame Pitmaster
OTBS Member
SMF Premier Member
Group Lead
37,475
10,344
Joined Sep 12, 2009
They don't want you to sick those PA black bears on them haha. I wonder if its people overlooking it or intentionally omiting location info. You are absolutely right about location being pertinent info for helping others with their issue.

My bears are very well behaved. I haven't lost a neighbor or a visiter yet, except maybe a salesman or two.  Shhhhhhhh !!!

Bear
 

richoso1

Legendary Pitmaster
OTBS Member
SMF Premier Member
8,433
39
Joined Jun 21, 2007
They don't want you to sick those PA black bears on them haha. I wonder if its people overlooking it or intentionally omiting location info. You are absolutely right about location being pertinent info for helping others with their issue.
I respect one's right to privacy. On the other hand,it' may be difficult to give advise when one doesn't know the city and or state. newbie's and others, think about it, and if it feels right, make the change in your profile. Just don't trust a smoker with your secret recipe for a rub, sauce, salsa, a girl's number. or... 
 
Last edited:

beer-b-q

Epic Pitmaster
OTBS Member
10,102
39
Joined May 1, 2007
I think it should be a mandatory part of registering.  If all you give is your town and state you are not giving your home address.
 
i totally agree its just nice to see where everyone is located   especially if your up north trapped in snow while we are down here with the ac running

maybe Jeff could make it a requirement  just city and state  nothing intrusive with that
Rick, I know it says Miami in your user name but not in upper right where location is...LOL  It could be Miami, Oklahoma or Miami County KS..
 

smokinstevo27

Master of the Pit
1,025
17
Joined Aug 17, 2010
Well said Rich, I respect member's decisions either way. Like Bear, I just wonder what people think is going to happen if we know your general location. Its not like you are announcing your social security number.

 
I respect one's right to privacy. On the other hand,it' may be difficult to give advise when one doesn't know the city and or state. newbie's and others, think about it, and if it feels right, make the change in your profile. It's all good my friend. 
 

bluebombersfan

Master of the Pit
OTBS Member
1,729
75
Joined Mar 4, 2011
i totally agree its just nice to see where everyone is located   especially if your up north trapped in snow while we are down here with the ac running

maybe jeff could make it a requirement  just city and state  nothing intrusive with that
Just about out of the snow now!!!
 

boykjo

Sausage maker
Staff member
Moderator
OTBS Member
Group Lead
7,169
597
Joined Apr 28, 2010
I agree and I politely ask new members to fill out their profile all the time...............
         they usually oblige
 
Last edited:

hexlobular

Smoke Blower
82
14
Joined Mar 25, 2011
I think all of you have some really good points.  I like for folks to know my general whereabouts; it's nice to be able to relate to someone's area. 

However, I've had issues in the past where I've given my city name, then been haunted by PM's of people from the same place who wants to know what part of town, what street, etc., or insists we should hang out every weekend.  Then, there is the possiblility of them becoming vindictive if I decline the invitation.  A little anonymity can keep a fun place fun. 

I usually like all the folks I meet, but I don't like the possibility of every Forum visit being ruined by one insistent or inconsiderate person.  It has to be at my discretion, rather than someone elses'.  If I want someone to know more info, I'll volunteer it in a PM, and they can do with it as they choose. 

Just my two cents.  Thanks for tolerating my little soapbox,

-Hex
 
Last edited:

fpnmf

Smoking Guru
OTBS Member
7,283
75
Joined Jul 19, 2010
Here's my take on it...

I don't answer anybodys questions after they have been around for a bit if they can't give me an idea about where they live.

Simple,easy and drama free!!!

Try it you'll like it!!

  Craig
 

fife

Master of the Pit
1,010
12
Joined Mar 14, 2011
Dont bother me Robert from Jacksonville. Florida I am sure there are alot of us here.
 

meateater

Legendary Pitmaster
SMF Premier Member
8,984
61
Joined Oct 17, 2009
I agree,  but if your paranoid just the general area like Southern California, bad example....the smoke police might hunt you down. ;)~.   Seriously, I agree with Bear, a close proximity would be helpful and make everyone feel a little closer here. After all I don't think anyone will come after you for stockpiling hickory logs. 
 

SmokinAl

SMF Hall of Fame Pitmaster
Staff member
Moderator
OTBS Member
★ Lifetime Premier ★
44,649
6,303
Joined Jun 22, 2009
I agree on at least knowing the state. I would also like to know people on a first name basis. I know we had that thread called show yourself or something like that, but I wish Jeff had a section where you could go & see a persons photo & at least their first name. It would be voluntary, not required.
 

Bearcarver

SMF Hall of Fame Pitmaster
OTBS Member
SMF Premier Member
Group Lead
37,475
10,344
Joined Sep 12, 2009
I think all of you have some really good points.  I like for folks to know my general whereabouts; it's nice to be able to relate to someone's area. 

However, I've had issues in the past where I've given my city name, then been haunted by PM's of people from the same place who wants to know what part of town, what street, etc., or insists we should hang out every weekend.  Then, there is the possiblility of them becoming vindictive if I decline the invitation.  A little anonymity can keep a fun place fun. 

I usually like all the folks I meet, but I don't like the possibility of every Forum visit being ruined by one insistent or inconsiderate person.  It has to be at my discretion, rather than someone elses'.  If I want someone to know more info, I'll volunteer it in a PM, and they can do with it as they choose. 

Just my two cents.  Thanks for tolerating my little soapbox,

-Hex
You use "Southern Indiana"----That's fine----That's all I ask.

At least this way, if you're asking why you are having trouble getting your smoker temps more consistent, we'll know it could be because it's January in Indiana, and not from a large Alligator blowing his cold breath on your smoker.

Bear
 

scarbelly

Epic Pitmaster
OTBS Member
14,318
71
Joined Jul 26, 2009
I agree. So far I have had the pleasure of doing a number of exchanges and meet and greets with several members here. The exchanges would not have meant much if I was sending So Ca stuff to another So Ca member. We can always get fresh avocados unlike some folks in Mn. Just sayin 
 

Bearcarver

SMF Hall of Fame Pitmaster
OTBS Member
SMF Premier Member
Group Lead
37,475
10,344
Joined Sep 12, 2009
Bump, so more people who come from "nowhere" can see this thread.

I guess if someone who lives in the least populated state of Wyoming tells us he lives in Wyoming, that would mean we could narrow it down to less than 600,000 addresses, making it easy to find him????

Bear
 
Last edited:

Hot Threads

Top Bottom
  AdBlock Detected

We noticed that you're using an ad-blocker, which could block some critical website features. For the best possible site experience please take a moment to disable your AdBlocker.