Some forums have a bunch of opinionated folks who will tell you there's only one right way to do things. But most pipe smokers aren't like that, and the group that hangs around here isn't like that. Those of us who have been travelling this path for a while offer advice only to give information and maybe save you from repeating some of our missteps along the way. But the path is wide and there's room for everyone to do it their own way. And we welcome everyone and all questions here.
That's why I have my pipe discussions here, and nowhere else.Very well said and I couldn't agree more about this community!
I'd previously found pipe forums so obnoxious, that I actually steered clear of the Brown Leaf section for quite a while, because I didn't want to face more of the same, and have my opinion of B&B diminished.
When I did start kicking around here, I was pleased and relieved to find it's just as welcoming as the rest of the site, and despite my oddball ways and ideas, everyone's been really generous with their help and encouragement.
If they can all put up with my weirdness, you're in very safe hands here