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Forum Rules

Registration to this forum is free! We do insist that you abide by the rules and policies detailed below. Please make sure that you also read the Forum Etiquette page.

Badger & Blade Terms of Usage
Welcome to Badger and Blade, the premier on-line forum for those in pursuit of the gentlemanly
art of traditional wet-shaving as well as providing one of the most comprehensive resources for
discussing and reviewing men's grooming products.
This site is filled with the friendliest bunch of people on the internet, dedicated to kicking back,
shooting the breeze, and helping each other. Please keep in mind that this is a privately-owned
forum. While having fun is the primary goal, there are several rules that the moderators and
administrators would like to make clear.

All members
1. Feel welcome! Jump right into the conversation -- a great place to start is by introducing
yourself in our Shave Clinic and Newbie Check-in, as well as in the Hall of Fame.

2. Realize that we take great pride in B&B being a work-friendly, internet oasis for gentlemanly
behavior. This means that profanity, inflammatory comments regarding politics and/or religion,
personal attacks, pornographic images, discussions of illegal or illicit activity, or any other
ungentlemanly behavior as deemed inappropriate by the Administrators/Moderators, is
unacceptable and will not be tolerated. Offenders will be dealt with swiftly. More to the point, if
it's likely to be offensive, or if you wouldn't say it to someone in person, it doesn't belong here.

3. Comply with the requests of the moderators. We dont interfere unless its absolutely
necessary. We will gladly discuss with you any requests we make. This can be done via private
messaging so as to save anyone from any unnecessary public embarrassment.

4. For members other than Vendors, to whom separate rules apply, offers to
buy, sell, trade, or otherwise exchange can only be made in our Buy Sell Trade forum (please see #12 for more on this)
(BST). No links or mentions to such offers are to be included in members signatures nor
posted in forums other than the BST. New members are welcome to purchase items from
the B/S/T forum right away, but must wait until they've amassed 45 days of membership
and 50 posts to use this forum to sell, trade, or post "want to buy" ads. More on the B/S/T
Rules here. Also, have a look at this page: Panjo Marketplace

4a. The BST forum was not set up as a profit center for individuals. B&B discourages members
from only posting sales and not contributing in other forums. To use the BST, the vast majority
of your posts should be on the shaving forums.

4b. Members without a bonafide internet or brick and mortar storefront may also be considered
vendors (at the sole discretion of the mod team) and may lose their privileges in the B/S/T forum
if they are marking up items to unreasonable prices, or selling large quantities of items on the
B/S/T on a regular basis - again, both of these variables are at the sole discretion and
classification of the mod team. We welcome members who wish to add further value to the
membership of the forum by selling items here in the B/S/T - however this community is not
intended to be the free storefront and marketing arm of businesses.​

5. While we enjoy offering the B/S/T thread as a service to our members, we see it as just a small
portion of our site's greater good. Problems are incredibly rare, but you should know that
transactions in B/S/T are ultimately not the responsibility of B&B -- caveat emptor!

5a. These are not hard and fast rules but such activities are watched with a wary eye.
• Never ending PIFs end up in what is basically trading and trading is not allowed
outside of the BST.
• Traveling boxes/Trains can only be started by members in good standing. Members
participate at their own risk.​

6. To prevent abusive advertisement, no member shall direct other members, either through
direct hotlink or indirectly through comments or other means, to any live e-Bay auctions or other auction sites.
Do not post URLs, item numbers, or seller IDs or any similar information unless that e-Bay sale
is strictly a "buy it now" sale with no option available to place a bid, or is contained within an e-
Bay storefront.
Members should also use good judgment in posting information that may reference specific
active auctions, particularly if the extra attention drawn to it would be unwanted by other
members who may be bidding.
Please feel free to discuss eBay auctions only after they are closed.

6a. Links to sites that duplicate B&B content - B&B is a free service for our members, and
maintains a specific set of rules, posting limitations, and fee structure for those advertising
goods, services, and outside information sources such as blogs, podcasts, videos, and sites which
have similar content to B&B. Links, redirects, or pointing to content that duplicates B&B content
is disallowed. Links to blogs (regardless of subject) are not permitted. In short, if it's a subject
discussed on B&B, links to other sites may only be posted by approved and paid vendors.​

7. B&B is not an appraisal site. As such, asking values here isn't acceptable behavior. All B&B
members, asking and answering, new or old, should be aware that B&B is a community of users,
and not an appraisal or identification service.

8. Any proposed group buys must be brought to the attention of the moderator team for
approval prior to the posting of any such proposed endeavor.

9. This website is based in and governed by the laws of California.

9b. Any attempts at promoting gambling, raffles or unauthorized use of this site for fund-raising
is strictly prohibited, this would include, but is not limited to such things as charity events, "vote
for me/someone I know in a contest", solicitations for medical treatment costs or political
campaigns. This means that discussion of Kickstarter or other similar fundraising sites & their
projects, unfunded projects, and pre-order projects are also prohibited.
10. Individuals are only allowed to register once. Anyone found with more than one account will
lose all membership privileges. If you have multiple individuals in your household that wish to
be members and share an IP address, please inform a moderator.

11. Do not submit/post copyrighted materials, or pictures, content, etc that you do not own.
Badger & Blade is not responsible for, and does not assume liability for the content posted by
members of this forum. If you feel an infringement has been made, contact the member that
posted the material in question.

12. Commercial activity. One of the cornerstone principles of Badger and Blade is the separation between our member discussion fora and areas in which commercial activity takes place. This allows our discussions to remain free from commercial interests whilst allowing our Vendor members to promote their businesses in the appropriate part of the site.
Promoting a business may include (but is not limited to) any of the following: posting photos of work which you may sell, posting photos of repair or modification work which you have performed for payment, or displaying a body of work which reflects activity for which you are paid in any way and at any level of compensation.
Promoting a business without a Vendor membership is prohibited at Badger and Blade.
Should the idea of our Vendor Program be of interest to you, please contact any one of the Moderator Team.

13. Remember that in the end, it's not solving world hunger. It's just shaving!

Other terms

Finally, everyone should be aware that "Badger and Blade", the badger head logo, "B&B", and
all combinations thereof when referring to men's grooming; are trademarked and the sole
property of Badger & Blade. All content submitted becomes property of Badger & Blade which
is free to use any and all submissions for non-commercial purposes.

Lastly, but most importantly, have fun!

How do I accept this agreement?
By using or accessing the services, you agree to abide by this agreement without modification by
you. If you do not agree, you may not use the services.

All members and vendors must read and agree to the rules in order to participate on Badger and
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Market Research

What is wrong with the following three posts?

A) Hi. I’m a college student and I decided to do my term paper on modern shaving. Where can I find the information I need? Gee willikers and thanks!

B) Hi. I just inherited my grandmother’s old bathtub, and I want to go into business making soap. Seems like some easy money. What scents are the best sellers? I also need some guys to test out my products (high resistance to lye burns a plus). Thanks!

C) Hi all. Well upon an internet search it seems that this site appears the best for what knowledge I need to learn! I own a Vintage & Antiques shop. I know absolutely nothing in the field that you all are so informed about. I am looking for someone who is very informed from this site to be my "go to" person when I get a related item I cannot figure out! Sooo without a bees nest of answers lol..who feels their up to the challenge? (This was actually posted verbatim.)

Answer: In each post, the author is soliciting our members to do work for them.

Back in the old days, we had to walk to the library (uphill, both ways) to do our research. Now, thanks to the internet, research is a breeze. The existence of sites such as ours, which further distill a vast array of information into an easily digestible form of one stop shopping, makes it simpler still. So for crying out loud, if you have a project related to this thing of ours, please enjoy our endless resources, but do your own research. Don’t expect our members to do the work for you, and don’t expect the site to tolerate such shameless attempts at short cuts and academic dishonesty.

We have seen an enormous uptick in threads of this nature lately, and we ask that you not encourage such boorish behavior by participating in these threads. Please report them, or at least stay out of them. Not only do they violate our terms of usage, they often do a disservice to our paid vendors who put in a lot of time and legwork on their own products.

So, to recap: no homework and no market research, please.


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BST guidelines:

By using the BST you're agreeing to our "Caveat Emptor" (Let the buyer beware) policy. This means the administrators, moderators and B&B are not responsible for any possible negative outcomes that may result from sale/trade agreements made in the BST forum.

  • Participation in the community at Badger & Blade is a requirement to use the Buy Sell Trade Forum
  • To create a thread (once every 15 days) you must be a member for 45 days with 50 quality posts
  • You may post a response to For Sale/Trade threads at any time after you reach 45 days and 50 posts, however best practice is to send a private conversation to arrange a sale or trade. There is no need to post interest in the thread.
  • Members who do not meet the 45 days/50 post requirement can reply to ads by starting a private conversation through the members profile
  • Sales and Trades are limited to in hand goods. Personally taken photos are required
  • Prices are mandatory and can not be deleted after the sale. No make me an offer type posts
  • For buyer protection Badger & Blade recommends using PayPal Goods and Services for payment
  • On topic discussion is encouraged. Seller response to value comments is discouraged. Repeating the same comments voiced by others is discouraged.
The Moderators of Badger & Blade reserve the right to alter and apply these guidelines on a case by case basis at anytime.
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Massdrop Policy

The Owners, Administrators and Moderators of Badger and Blade have taken great pains to ensure the General Forums are free of Spam and Commercial activities. In order to remain true to this spirit yet still allow members to share deals that have been found on Massdrop:

1) All reports of Massdrop Items are limited to the Shopping and Deals Forum.

2) Threads will be limited to the report of the Massdrop only, and immediately closed following its posting. Any additional posts that may have been appended will be deleted.

3) Only one (1) thread will be allowed for a particular Massdrop item. Any subsequent threads or posts will be subject to deletion without prior notification.


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Achieving Balance in Product Discussions

Concerns have recently been raised in Site Feedback regarding posts about very popular products being re-directed to the related threads in the Clubs & Brotherhoods subforum. Concerns expressed by members both publicly and via private message related difficulty finding information about these products on Badger & Blade and asked if threads about basic questions related to the products could remain in the main topic forums so that there could be discussion of them. As was related in the Site Feedback thread, the sheer popularity of some of the products had previously resulted in many threads about different variants of the products, with multiple posts and thread bumps, effectively sidelining many other threads that couldn't compete for attention in New Posts or the front page of the forum. The Mod Team recognizes that genuine discussion of products has been a bedrock component of Badger & Blade from the beginning, and that striking a balance at the site between posts with reasonable discussion and those with boundless enthusiasm is important so that we may remain true to the original vision of the site.

Paraphrasing a member from the Site Feedback thread, the brotherhood threads should be for those that will talk about their favorite products constantly and give daily/weekly updates. We agree, and we want genuine discussions of any products to be pursued, unfettered, without derailment from the original question. Badger & Blade has dealt with similar situations in the past, when what was arguably the original "club" here would often overwhelm threads and derail them. Going forward, threads started based on questions about any product (brush shedding, lathering, scent, ingredients, etc.) will remain in the main forums. Feedback on those questions, both positive and negative, is welcome. There will be no tolerance of personal attacks on members who may express a contrary view to those of supporters of a product. Please note that those threads are not the place for posts expressing enthusiastic support of a product, and should a thread go in that direction, it will be placed in the appropriate Clubs & Brotherhoods thread. Members who persistently make the Clubs & Brotherhoods-type posts in the main forums will have their access to those forums revoked. The enthusiastic posts about products that are the staple of the Clubs & Brotherhoods threads should continue to be placed there.

We appreciate your cooperation.


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Just a reminder, that under the Terms of Use, which everyone agrees to when they join B&B, links to sites containing content that duplicates B&B content are prohibited. The exact language is as follows and is set forth at 6a:

B&B is a free service for our members, and maintains a specific set of rules, posting limitations, and fee structure for those advertising goods, services, and outside information sources such as blogs and sites which have similar content to B&B. Links, redirects or pointing to content that duplicates B&B content is disallowed. In short, if it's a subject discussed on B&B, links to other sites (including links to blogs) may only be posted by approved and paid vendors.

Recently there have been posts to shaving blogs, shaving websites, and youtube videos that contain redirects or links to the video makers blog or website all of which have been edited or deleted.


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Kickstarter/Unfunded/Pre-Order Projects

Folks, the Terms of Use state:

9b. Any attempts at promoting gambling, raffles or unauthorized use of this site for fund-raising is strictly prohibited, this would include, but is not limited to such things as charity events, "vote for me/someone I know in a contest", solicitations for medical treatment costs or political campaigns. This means that discussion of Kickstarter or other similar fundraising sites & their projects, unfunded projects, and pre-order projects are also prohibited.

Any such post will be deleted.
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