Hi everybody,

so we are planning to do a (monthly, but pausing in August) community shave! We collectively choose a soap, and on D-day, everybody uses the same soap for their SOTD.

We need to know several things:

  • Who would be interested in participating? If you would like to join, respond to this message by including “I’m in!”
  • When will we do it? It would be best to choose a Wednesday, Saturday, or Sunday, to avoid clashing with the reddit theme days, and it would be easier to organize if we could avoid the beginning of July. Furthermore, it would be probably best to fix it once and for all (something like third Wednesday or last Sunday of the month). Opinions?
  • Finally, we need to agree on a soap. I don’t know how to poll this (I know you can do a poll on Mastodon, not sure about lemmy). The idea would be: everybody who participates nominates a soap, and if that soap is picked, that person agrees to send out smushes to everyone who doesn’t have the soap. In order to be on the safe side, we probably would want to have the soap picked three weeks before the chosen date.

There are surely things that I have forgotten. Any ideas, questions?

  • DaveWave94
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    1 month ago

    I sincerely applaud the effort and kudos for the great name you came up with! I’d be interested, but I really don’t want to do a subpar effort compared to the others who participate. Preparing and sending samples could also turn out to be a nightmare atm since german customs are cracking down hard on every parcel that’s non-EU due to the European football championship. I really don’t want them to delay everything so that nothing reaches anybody in time. However, I’ll cherish your SOTD review posts!

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      1 month ago

      Would you be down to receive a smush, though?

      • DaveWave94
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        1 month ago

        I personally think it’d be unfair if I only received something but never returned the favour. Plus, since customs officials grew increasingly suspicious of all foreign parcels from non-EU countries it’d be disappointing if someone scrapes out a few chunks of soap only for one of them to be destroyed. Hell, they even searched a parcel by Djundjila of various Catie’s Bubbles soap samples he sent me and he’s just from Switzerland! It got delayed for over 3 weeks.

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          1 month ago

          Nah, don’t worry about it! Unless you don’t like the idea of used soap, I know that skeeves some people out.

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            1 month ago

            I’ve got zero reservations about that. Soap is antibacterial by itself and since most in the hobby care better for their soap than anything else - I wouldn’t be afraid about any germs.