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What will become of ECF in the aftermath of a ban?

Discussion in 'General Vaping Discussion' started by BigPappa, Oct 12, 2019.

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  1. BigPappa

    BigPappa Senior Member

    Sep 21, 2019
    Fort Myers, FL
    What will become of ECF in the aftermath? If flavors are banned and refillables get banned as well, would discussions about such subjects be allowed to continue? Where would the forum go from there?... monetizing the site might also be more difficult. I would hate to lose such a valuable resource.
     
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  2. Haktuspit

    Haktuspit Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 13, 2013
    Denver, CO
    I don't know the answers to a lot of these questions but hopefully donations could keep the site running. I'm sure most of us would chip in if it became a problem.
     
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  3. Izan

    Izan Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Jul 1, 2012
    Mallorca, Spain
    Maybe it will move to the dark web...
     
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  4. HigherStateD

    HigherStateD Ultra Member

    Mar 11, 2019
    This is an international forum, based out of the UK to the best of my knowledge. If the USofA goes prohibition, then talk will still be allowed. First amendment is what it is.
     
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  5. Nermal

    Nermal Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 8, 2013
    Farmington, NM USA
    I would, but only if they accepted checks. I don't use anything like paypal.
     
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  6. BigPappa

    BigPappa Senior Member

    Sep 21, 2019
    Fort Myers, FL
    If it is a UK site, then I think we would be ok, that would be great!
     
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  7. Rossum

    Rossum Surly Curmudgeon Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Dec 14, 2013
    NE FL
    This has been brought up before and management has been quite adamant: The forum isn't going anywhere. The owner isn't an American, and it can be hosted pretty much anywhere (in fact, due to Cloudflare, it's quite difficult to determine where it is actually hosted). But even if it was American, we have this thing called the First Amendment.

    As for the monetary aspects, hosting a forum like this isn't that expensive anymore.
     
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  8. Nermal

    Nermal Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 8, 2013
    Farmington, NM USA
    That's it. Think positive, but as companies close their doors, that will surely represent a loss of revenue.
     
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  9. CMD-Ky

    CMD-Ky Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 15, 2013
    KY
    Perhaps the ECF will expand its horizons, we now have a THC thread. Miracles happen.
     
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  10. Don29palms

    Don29palms Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 12, 2014
    joshua tree, ca
    The sky is falling. THE SKY IS FALLING!
    So many victims.
     
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  11. BigPappa

    BigPappa Senior Member

    Sep 21, 2019
    Fort Myers, FL
    Well... it sort of is... lol
     
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  12. greek mule

    greek mule Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 2, 2018
    Athens,Greece
    Trump knows he's going to loose the election if he insist on flavor ban.So I believe ban will be recalled.
     
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  13. Don29palms

    Don29palms Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 12, 2014
    joshua tree, ca
    That won't have anything to do with the election either way.
     
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  14. DPLongo22

    DPLongo22 Orange jumpsuits... Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Dec 17, 2011
    Midworld
    I think there's a distinct possibility that ECF traffic and activity might increase if this travesty continues on its current course. People might be looking for a place to come for information, or possibly just camaraderie, and/or maybe even information on what/how to fill a need.

    Maybe I'm just trying to find something positive, as inconsequential as it may be.

    Mind boggling, this whole thing.
     
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  15. greek mule

    greek mule Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 2, 2018
    Athens,Greece
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  16. Don29palms

    Don29palms Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 12, 2014
    joshua tree, ca
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  17. jandrew

    jandrew Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 2, 2013
    Winnipeg
    Bone jure.
     
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  18. greek mule

    greek mule Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 2, 2018
    Athens,Greece
    Ι' avenir nous le dira.
     
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  19. Fredman1

    Fredman1 Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 27, 2017
    New Zealand
    That's how I see it to. I truelly think vaping will survive this furnace. In fact it'll be stronger for it. There's just no way they can kill it.... and we all know, what don't kill makes stronger.
    This place will as I see it, become more of the go to hub if times do get more trying.
     
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  20. Jazzman

    Jazzman Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Dec 24, 2013
    High Desert, CA
    Good point. I know I posted about this a while ago, but it's now in the cannabis forum. I agree with ECFs decision to start the Cannabis subforum because there is little doubt in my mind about the vape side waning in activity and will continue to do so. ECF is a great place for vapers to converse, but there's a business side too and anyone that has run a business knows that side has to be kept fed for anything to happen. It's not cheap to run a popular forum. They're also right not to wait so they can try to establish themselves in the sea of forums about cannabis on the net.

    Has anyone here been to many cannabis forums? I did a while ago when ECF first put the banner up about comments on starting a cannabis section. I was like WUT??? Not my ECF. But after some thought I decided to hit the net and see what that subsection of humanity was like. There are more cannabis forums on the net than I can count Do a google search on "cannabis forum" and see the 95,000,000 results populate. I know not all returned results are actually forums but a huge amount are. Many of them have individual threads that have over 100,000 posts in them. These are really active and I expect them to grow. There are many forums about specialty sections of cannabis other than general forums like cultivating, extraction from plants, food making, making crystallized products, making skin care products, more than I can count about CBD alone, etc., and even those are huge. It is much bigger than the vaping scene has ever been.

    If this is the best way to ensure ECF stays around for those of us that survive the great vaping purge we're facing, I guess I'm OK with that. It's a compromise I can easily live with to ensure I can continue the conversation with everyone here. I guess it's dank?
     
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