I have to say that I completely agree and perhaps my response was a bit uncivil. Cheers to you and to all of the big cellars, of which I hope to have one that fills a photo one day.I hope I didn't insult the guy who posted that response, but just underscored the boorish motives for some of those posts. Yes, those posts which are simply bragging or repeated ad naseum are in bad form.
Those who post for the edification and pleasure of others are the good guys. Thanks for the replies.
If elected to the Review Board, I pledge impartial assessment of all prospective posts.Perhaps we should form a oversight committee?
We could call it the Pre-Post Acceptance Review Board and all posts could be reviewed prior to actual posting to ensure they meet a minimum acceptable quality standard. The rest could be discarded and the member put on notice. Maybe 3 strikes and they are banned
And Russians, and Chinese, and Italians, and Brazilians, and Mexicans, and Indians, and (gasp) Brits. They all love to. After several years traveling and working abroad I've found that the desire to show off isn't just an American thing. It's pretty much global as far as I've seen.For some reason, over the years I have found Americans love to flaunt their real or perceived wealth in whatever manner they can, invariably in as a brash a way as possible. There has to be a reason for this
And Russians, and Chinese, and Italians, and Brazilians, and Mexicans, and Indians, and (gasp) Brits. They all love to. After several years traveling and working abroad I've found that the desire to show off isn't just an American thing. It's pretty much global as far as I've seen.
Apparently you've never met a bloke from Chelsea with their ride all pimped out and out for a hoon.
Yes, this exact problem has been frustrating me quite a bit lately when I'm trying to research a particular blend. I really wish that there was a way to exclude the "What Are you Smoking" threads from searches.Truthfully I find the "What Are You Smoking" thread more pointless and distracting than any cellar posts. It's a myopic thread where nobody actually talks to one another (probably because few people actually care what anyone else is smoking). What's worse is that it single-handedly pollutes the search engine results for this site. Search on any brand or blend name looking for information and 99 percent of the results end up being from What Are You Smoking and offer no useful information whatsoever.
I have done that exact same thing a couple times now.Once a year or so those 'big, proud, excessive 300 years worth of tobacco' type cellar photo shoots comes in very handy when I call my wife over to look at the screen and understand just how restrained and sensible I am with my own cellar by comparison.
I am definitely in this school. When I started stashing some tins aside to age, that was what was meant by a cellar. That's why I buy now. Oh, sure, I have a couple I purchased a number of tins of because I found out that they were going away - Dunhill MM 1938 is one of those - or simply because, at the time, I was smoking a lot of it. But the vast majority is a "cellar" in the sense of the word I used, not in the sense a lot of people use it, as a stash to have when Them Evol Bad Guys do whatever it is they are going to do. I buy to age or because I enjoy it and want it on hand; it's not an investment.I didn’t buy a single one of them as an investment into anything other than enjoyment.
A speculation, growing out of this, to some extent, anyway.For some reason, over the years I have found Americans love to flaunt their real or perceived wealth in whatever manner they can, invariably in as a brash a way as possible. There has to be a reason for this.
The sociologist (I did study the subject to degree level) in me thinks that perhaps many folks feel insecure for a variety of reasons. Some perhaps came from less wealthy origins or maybe like to inflate their possessions simply to impress their peers. That I grant you is simplifying matters.