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Arko August 2022

Gentlefolk,

Here we go again - another year, another Arko August!

I don't have the discipline to 3017 a soap, but I can use one for a month. In my quest to actually use up the soaps I have, that's my usual M.O. - one month, one soap - and August is for Arko. (Also, see this thread if you want to continue the "one month, one soap" thing.)

If you don't have a stick of Arko, now's the time to get it, whether you buy it or trade for it. Don't worry, Arko won't break the bank, and it will outlast a lot of other soaps (which may be a blessing, may be a curse). Unlike the latest formulation from your favorite artisan, Arko is cheap, but it's a top performer, so it's definitely a "high-value" soap!

You can also use this advance notice to let your Arko "air out" before use, or grate it and soak it in some aftershave in preparation for the month. Heck, you might do both!

If you want to join me, just post here (or don't), even if you just want to use Arko in August rather than for August. In the former case, feel free to add a SOTD post when you do use Arko. All forms of Arko are welcome.

As I did last year, I'm organizing participants based on how much they plan to use Arko during the month. The categories and participants were:

Arko August 2021 Participants List

Arko Gung-ho (all Arko, all August)
  1. @FoolishMortal
  2. @RumpleBearskin
  3. @doug1066
  4. @ajkel64
  5. @alla2465
  6. @South Dakota Guy
  7. @mio_cuggino
  8. @rbscebu
  9. @demaro
  10. @EagleRon
  11. @Silky Glide
  12. @Shutterbug57
  13. @Multum in parvo
  14. @Dave himself
  15. @lgmedler
  16. @Egmont
  17. @Ganko
  18. @emily666
  19. @SpannerX
  20. @Wil_D
  21. @JayFromBrooklyn
  22. @psfred
  23. @rapwedinger
  24. @GerhardK
  25. @Straight up
  26. @Lee93
  27. @cryhavoc
Arko-Sharko Whole-Hog (all Arko with a side of Shark)
  1. @JWCowboy
  2. @Contact_vs_Feedback
  3. @wmadoty
  4. @Jubejubilee
  5. @Yukonmark
  6. @InkStainedWretch
  7. @pdieten
Arko Boarko (all Arko, all boar, all right, all right, all right...)
  1. @bluesman 7
  2. @GNR
  3. @TBoner
  4. @Brian C.
  5. @MrBeez
  6. @FarmerTan
Arko 97%, yo (all Arko...minus a single, brief dalliance)
  1. @beardlyboy
  2. @Galaktus
  3. @Owen Bawn
Arko on the down-low (some Arko, sometimes)
  1. @Fred D
  2. @Chard52142
  3. @Whilliam
  4. @RenoRichard
  5. @Messygoon
  6. @zoidberg
  7. @Ted A
  8. @Ravenonrock
  9. @motto
  10. @BradWorld
  11. @LMcC
  12. @Kyle89
  13. @BaPh96
  14. @Roedeer
  15. @OkieStubble
  16. @hairless wonder
  17. @Jmp63
  18. @Tallships
  19. @nav
  20. @woodwzrd
  21. @luv2shave
  22. @honeycutt
  23. @ksblazer
  24. @NCGent
  25. @Ivo4u2
  26. @Alohawyatt
  27. @DBC1971
  28. @macintoshBR
  29. @ewk
  30. @Gabor
  31. @Sotiris_A
Honorable Mention (we hardly knew ye)
Arko is a no-go (no Arko, no way)
  • andromeda673
  • Mike M
As you can see, the categories kind of grew legs and went their own directions; that was in response to the organic growth of the thread. There is no guarantee that I'll get so granular with the categories again this year, but we'll see how it goes. No matter what, I expect a lively and fun thread; last year, we had over 1000 posts in the thread (and some were quality posts)!

I'll start the (initial) list in the next post. Feel free to self-select, or just post your intended usage level and I can maintain the list.

Let's Arko!
 
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Arko August 2022 Participants List

Arko Gung-ho (all Arko, all August)
  1. FoolishMortal
  2. steveclarkus
Arko on the down-low (some Arko, sometimes)
  1. RenoRichard
 
Arko August 2022 Participants List

Arko Gung-ho (all Arko, all August)
  1. FoolishMortal
  2. steveclarkus
  3. Multum in parvo
  4. Big_T
Arko on the down-low (some Arko, sometimes)
  1. RenoRichard
  2. timetofly
 
Arko August 2022 Participants List

Arko Gung-ho (all Arko, all August)
  1. FoolishMortal
  2. steveclarkus
  3. Multum in parvo
  4. Big_T
Arko on the down-low (some Arko, sometimes)
  1. RenoRichard
  2. timetofly
Arko-Sharko (Arko, plus Shark Week)
 
If you're new to Arko and want to join in the fun, I'm giving away a couple of sticks in this thread -

 
Arko August 2022 Participants List

Arko Gung-ho (all Arko, all August) :a20:
  1. FoolishMortal
  2. steveclarkus
  3. Multum in parvo
  4. Big_T
  5. RumpleBearskin
Arko on the down-low (some Arko, sometimes) :shifty:
  1. RenoRichard
  2. timetofly
Arko-Boarko-Loko (All Arko, plus boar brushes only) 🐷
  1. Lee93
  2. Messygoon
Arko-Sharko (Arko, plus Shark Week) 🦈
Arko is a no-go (no Arko, no way) :letterk2:
  • Mike M
 
I'm in for the 97% deal this time. Going to shoot for Sharks&Boar's most of the time. May do some weird other stuff....
Placed my first order doggone!
 

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