ETIQUETTE - TRADES, PASSES, BOMBS, ETC.

madurofanmadurofan Posts: 6,152
Alright in light of some recent events I felt this was needed.


Definitions:
Cigar Bombs - An unsolicited gift of cigars (or cigar stuff) sent via the mail from a Sibling of the Leaf.
Trade - Pretty self explanatory but it is where two BOTLs engage in a swap of cigars with details worked out beforehand.
Pass - When a group of cigars are packaged up and sent to another BOTL with the intention that that BOTL will take a predetermined number of cigars out and replace them with cigars of equal value.
PIF - Pay It Forward- A game where you agree to be someone's "mooch" and accept a package of cigars from them. After agreeing to be their mooch you then post asking who wants to be your mooch and you in turn send a package of cigars to this person.
There are other games going on in the forum including the MAW, and Fun and Games. If you have any questions about the rules feel free to PM a senior member who will give you the rules and inside scoop.

Some Guidelines:
1. It's the thought that counts. Do not be offended at the contents or value of the contents in a package you receive.

2. Games, PIFs or Bombing someone is not the way to get rid of your Swisher Sweets. Use the Golden Rule. Give unto others what you would hope they would give to you.

3. Don't beg to be bombed. It's annoying and look what it got Saddam.

4. Acknowledge when you receive a package. The sender loves to see that happy reaction. Be aware that some people may wish that their package's contents remain classified. Ask before posting any details if you think the person may want the contents kept under-wraps.

5. Been Bombed? Return fire? That is up to you. A Bomb is given freely without the expectation of reward. But do you really want to let them get away hitting you?

6. Send a note. Go ahead and write a little note to the target. Let them know what you are sending them and why you like it.

7. Do not covet your neighbors package. At some point someone else will get cigars from a person who has sent to you. Don't compare. It is silly to feel cheated or jaded because someone else received a package that you would have preferred.

8. Don't use the N-word (Newbie) to describe people who have just started smoking cigars. We were all there at one point. If you are a member of cigar.com you are a Sibling of the Leaf no matter what your experience level.

9. Send what you can. When participating in a game or when bombing someone send what you can. Be aware of rules, i.e. 3 cigar minimum for the PIF, but feel free to send more. However, don't feel guilty if you can only send 3. Everyone else knows the rules and shouldn't be expecting more than the minimum.

10. Pass Participation. If you agree to participate, follow through! Do not agree to participate in a pass and then when it gets to you bail out for any reason. If you don't like the cigars in the pass, buck up princess, thats how it goes sometimes, find the ones you hate the least or that you could give to someoneone you know will like them. If the cigars are too high end for you collection check with the other members of the pass to see how to go about this. It may have been that someone was trying to be generous and it will be ok if you do the best you can to match. However, pay attention to the value of a pass before you agree to be involved.

Q and A:

Q: I begged to be bombed. Does everyone hate me?

A: No, I don't think so. But to be sure bomb someone quick!

Q: I got a cigar in a package that I know I don't like. What do I do?

A: Keep that knowledge to yourself. You can try and smoke the cigar and see if you still don't like it or you can keep it handy in your humi to give to another Sibling of the Leaf who may like it.

Q: I've just started smoking cigars but I want to get in on the games. My Humi selection is kinda lame. What should I do?

A: First of all don't worry. If its a bomb you can return fire now, later or not at all. Remember that Golden Rule? If you like the cigars in your humi, play with those. Send a note saying why you like them. You might be surprised to learn that others may never have tried a cigar in your collection. You can also go to your local B&M and get a few sticks you know the target would like.

Q: I sent a package someone but I forgot to leave a note. What will I do?

A: Relax, you can always send the note when the target has posted their acknowledgment.

Q: I want to bomb XXXXX. But I don't know their address, how can I get it?

A: Ask others who seem to know the target, they may know and keep the secret. If worse comes to worse, just ask the target. It wont be a surprise, but they should still be happy.

Q: Hey! How come they got an Opus X and all I got was Henry Clay?

A: Calm down there buddy. Someone thought of you and sent you some cigars. Be gracious.

Q: Who made you the Etiquette person on Cigar.com?

A: No one. I just like to spell Etiquette.

Q: I have a rash on my ...

A: Whoa! No! Don't tell me, I'm not an MD. Go to a Doctor.

I'll add the other Guidelines you may have.
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Comments

  • Rob1110Rob1110 ✭✭ Posts: 1,455 ✭✭
    madurofan:
    Bombing someone is not the way to get rid of your Swisher Sweets.

    Damn, what the hell am I going to do with all these things?!

    Thanks for bringing etiquette to light on the boards Maddy. I think most people here are great, stand up folks, but it's nice to think it's going to stay that way. Hopefully this helps.
  • madurofanmadurofan Posts: 6,152
    Rob1110:
    madurofan:
    Bombing someone is not the way to get rid of your Swisher Sweets.

    Damn, what the hell am I going to do with all these things?!

    Thanks for bringing etiquette to light on the boards Maddy. I think most people here are great, stand up folks, but it's nice to think it's going to stay that way. Hopefully this helps.
    Thanks Rob, I agree.

    Well on a side note you can send someone a few as a joke. I did once buy a pack of swisher sweets and sent them to someone in a PIF. I put a couple on the top of the box and a couple on the bottom in case they opened either end and put the real cigars in the middle.
  • madurofanmadurofan Posts: 6,152
    rusirius:
    madurofan:
    Rob1110:
    madurofan:
    Bombing someone is not the way to get rid of your Swisher Sweets.

    Damn, what the hell am I going to do with all these things?!

    Thanks for bringing etiquette to light on the boards Maddy. I think most people here are great, stand up folks, but it's nice to think it's going to stay that way. Hopefully this helps.
    Thanks Rob, I agree.

    Well on a side note you can send someone a few as a joke. I did once buy a pack of swisher sweets and sent them to someone in a PIF. I put a couple on the top of the box and a couple on the bottom in case they opened either end and put the real cigars in the middle.
    Here's the problem I'd have...

    *walking up to counter girl at local 7-11* Yeah, could I get a pack of the ....... image

    No seriously, I'm sorry... Could you just hand me a pack of tho...... OH GOD... image

    Okay Okay... What I mean is, I need a pack of ..... image

    Can I just see your boobs? image

    *leaves 7-11 without swisher sweets, but satisfied...*
    ROFLMAO ... I did actually get my wife to pick them up, subconscience I guess.
  • kuzi16kuzi16 ✭✭✭✭ Posts: 14,616 ✭✭✭✭
    sometimes the unspoken needs to be said.

    thanks for the post.


    and for the rash.... Gold Bond Medicated Powder.
  • LasabarLasabar ✭✭✭ Posts: 4,473 ✭✭✭
    What the *** is etiquette?
  • urbinourbino Posts: 4,517
    A word elites say.
  • LasabarLasabar ✭✭✭ Posts: 4,473 ✭✭✭
    urbino:
    A word elites say.
    Well den me not inturested
  • madurofanmadurofan Posts: 6,152
    urbino:
    A word elites say.
    Who are you calling elite? Just because I'm better than you doesn't make me an elitist.
  • FourtotheflushFourtotheflush Posts: 2,555
    Etiquette or Etuoffe?
  • FourtotheflushFourtotheflush Posts: 2,555
    Seriously thanks Maddy. Ive been sniffing around these games a little bit trying to get my arms around what the Eff is going on here with you nut jobs.
    Then it hits me in your last Q on your post you just all need a little salve on your $$$
    HA
  • madurofanmadurofan Posts: 6,152
    Fourtotheflush:
    Then it hits me in your last Q on your post you just all need a little salve on your $$$
    HA
    The last Q was about a rash?!?! You lost me Four ...
  • urbinourbino Posts: 4,517
    madurofan:
    urbino:
    A word elites say.
    Who are you calling elite? Just because I'm better than you doesn't make me an elitist.
    Denial is a classic symptom of elitehood. What are you, French? ;)
  • madurofanmadurofan Posts: 6,152
    urbino:
    madurofan:
    urbino:
    A word elites say.
    Who are you calling elite? Just because I'm better than you doesn't make me an elitist.
    Denial is a classic symptom of elitehood. What are you, French? ;)
    Racist!
  • FourtotheflushFourtotheflush Posts: 2,555
    " Fourtotheflush: Then it hits me in your last Q on your post you just all need a little salve on your $$$ HA The last Q was about a rash?!?! You lost me Four ... "


    When you have a rash you need salve or ointment on your A$$ my lame atempt at humor.
  • madurofanmadurofan Posts: 6,152
    Fourtotheflush:
    " Fourtotheflush: Then it hits me in your last Q on your post you just all need a little salve on your $$$ HA The last Q was about a rash?!?! You lost me Four ... "


    When you have a rash you need salve or ointment on your A$$ my lame atempt at humor.
    My even lamer attempt at being a samrt-ass, I got it the first time, just playing dumb, lol.
  • FourtotheflushFourtotheflush Posts: 2,555
    Ah!
  • yet another great idea from maduro
  • j0z3rj0z3r Posts: 9,403
    DiasFlak:
    yet another great idea from maduro
    I disagree. He's just trying to be bossy and tell us what to do. From now on, I'm not doing any of what is on Maddy's list, that'll show 'im.
  • madurofanmadurofan Posts: 6,152
    j0z3r:
    DiasFlak:
    yet another great idea from maduro
    I disagree. He's just trying to be bossy and tell us what to do. From now on, I'm not doing any of what is on Maddy's list, that'll show 'im.
    I banish you ... you're banished
  • dutyjedutyje Posts: 2,263
    madurofan:
    j0z3r:
    DiasFlak:
    yet another great idea from maduro
    I disagree. He's just trying to be bossy and tell us what to do. From now on, I'm not doing any of what is on Maddy's list, that'll show 'im.
    I banish you ... you're banished
    LOL!! I love that commercial :)
  • madurofanmadurofan Posts: 6,152
    dutyje:
    madurofan:
    j0z3r:
    DiasFlak:
    yet another great idea from maduro
    I disagree. He's just trying to be bossy and tell us what to do. From now on, I'm not doing any of what is on Maddy's list, that'll show 'im.
    I banish you ... you're banished
    LOL!! I love that commercial :)
    As much as I hate Mac and all things Apple, I do love that commercial.
  • laker1963laker1963 Posts: 5,046
    Yeah, you notice that they have been very careful not to attack any particular "maker" of PC's, but now just recently they started to talk about Windows Vista directly. Then shortly after that Microsoft started to air the commercial about Windows Mohave actually being Windows Vista. The first indicator that they are sensitive to these Apple commercials. The fight is on now. I bet.

    They are some funny commercial thou.
  • madurofanmadurofan Posts: 6,152
    Oh yea ... have you seen the new microsoft "I am a PC" commercials? THe war is on.
  • LukoLuko Posts: 2,004
    Maddy, why do you hate Apple/Macs? Just curious, I honestly know nothing about computers at all. My laptop died recently and I'm working on a borrowed PC. But we need to get a new computer and I was thinking maybe I should check out a MAC.
  • urbinourbino Posts: 4,517
    Personally, I don't hate Macs. The Mac is a fine computer. I hate the smug self-righteousness of Mac owners. And Apple.
  • LasabarLasabar ✭✭✭ Posts: 4,473 ✭✭✭
    urbino:
    Personally, I don't hate Macs. The Mac is a fine computer. I hate the smug self-righteousness of Mac owners. And Apple.
    I think that Mac owners tend to like the smell of their own farts a little too much (read: Self-Indulgent) but I will most likely buy a Mac as my next computer... Great little machines for tooling around the internet and doing work on Graphic stuff and multimedia... not great for the business world or, for that matter, the freeware world, but very cool and well done machines

    (and I don't like the smell of my own farts... and my girlfriend ESPECIALLY doesn't like the smell of my farts)
  • urbinourbino Posts: 4,517
    Must be what she likes so much about me (well, aside from the obvious). Mine smell like fresh strawberries.
  • LasabarLasabar ✭✭✭ Posts: 4,473 ✭✭✭
    urbino:
    Must be what she likes so much about me (well, aside from the obvious). Mine smell like fresh strawberries.
    My only concern is how do you get the strawberries up there? I almost had that happen once, during a freak gardening accident
  • urbinourbino Posts: 4,517
    Lasabar:
    urbino:
    Must be what she likes so much about me (well, aside from the obvious). Mine smell like fresh strawberries.
    My only concern is how do you get the strawberries up there? I almost had that happen once, during a freak gardening accident
    Meh. One man's freak accident is another man's joie de vivre.
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