A new incense trading forum is in the works

As the Incense Trading Wiki is apparently dead, I thought it might be beneficial to start a new incense trading forum. Unfortunately I don’t know anything about forums… the best I can manage at this point is Wikidot, which I hope is acceptable.

At any rate, the new forum will provide a place for trading, buying and selling, splits, and group buys.

If you have any interest in the project as a potential member or adviser or mod, please let me know by emailing me directly at incenseLesley@gmail.com or by posting below. Thank you!

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12 Responses to A new incense trading forum is in the works

  1. Ivy P says:

    I just posted some things I have for trade in the forum. Take a look. 🙂

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  2. Ivy P says:

    I’m definitely interested in joining. I have a little experience as a mod and admin.

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  3. Terra Renee says:

    I’d love to be a part of that forum! I have a lot of incense that could use a good home. I’ve matured out of some Fred Soll’s incense, like his Frankincense blends, and Nippon Kodo, for instance, and I’d love to rehome them to someone who will give them the love they need.

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    • Wonderful! Thank you Terra, I was hoping you’d be a part of this 🙂

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      • Terra Renee says:

        Here obviously isn’t the place to advertise the incense needing a home, but I also have some Tibetan sticks that are just too smoky for me, but they’re part of Mike’s Hall of Fame, so I’m sure I could trade or just rehome them pretty easily! I was sad when I saw the Incense Trading Wiki was down, or inactive. I really need a place where I can discuss my love of certain incenses and rehome the ones I USED to love, but have more or less “outgrown”. I don’t know what the term is for not finding enjoyment in incense you used to love anymore.

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        • It’s never too soon to start planning! And I think “outgrown” is the perfect term…. btw I’ve got a ton of work to do to get the forum up and running but hopefully it will only be a couple of months. I had no idea that making a forum was so hard!

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          • Terra Renee says:

            I’ve never made a professional forum, but I worked as an admin on an anime/video game forum for about 10 years. Rifling through the spam was honestly the hardest part. People advertising their games, trying to sell their Warcraft accounts, or, my favorite, advertising “VIAGRA XXX!!!!” in the section where we discuss our recent raids. We eventually had to make it so every person who registers has to be personally approved by an admin or mod. Managing a forum can be just as exhausting as making one, especially if you have a job. Coming home to hundreds of spam posts or robots wanting to register….ughhh.

            Yes, I like anime and Warcraft almost as much as incense. Loved anime since I was 9 years old, and Warcraft since I was 19. I’m 30 now, so…yay for spending 11 years playing an MMO!

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            • You’ve got actual experience as an admin? This is marvelous news! I’m have no idea what I’m doing and would be grateful to any insight you can give.

              As the forum is on wikidot I’m hoping that will help us avoid spammers and random kooks. The incense community seems pretty small so I’m worried about getting a critical mass to sustain a forum but I suppose there’s not much I can do about that. Hopefully we’ll attract enough people to create a viable trading area and even get into splits and group orders.

              I’d also love to set up a wiki for incense as well but one step at a time, 😉

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              • Terra Renee says:

                It isn’t that hard once the forum is set up. The hardest part is probably the spammers or people just posting things that have nothing to do with the topic. That’s why on my forum I created a section specifically for people wanting to post non-game/anime related stuff, and a thread dedicated solely to people wanting to post nonsense just to raise their post count. It really cut back on the useless posts in the other topics. Once you start your forum, don’t be afraid to delete a post and warn a member if it’s off-topic. Direct them to the spam forum (and move their post there), if you create one. XD

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