Discussion in 'Bacon Makers Group' started by czarcastic, Nov 10, 2011.

  1. OK, not to be a party-pooper, but how is THIS group different from the SMOKING BACON forum in the main section?

    It seems  redundant and divisive.

    I would think that splitting the attention of "bacon" between two distinct places makes for a less-productive board.  Especially since this is a "join" section where not everyone will be able to see updates unless they take a secondary action to join this area as well.

    Are sausage-makers (or Bacon-makers) so exclusive and different than regular smoker-users that they need their own "group?"

    The separate sausage forum in the main section is not enough?

    Sorry for putting a negative spin on this.  I can see where the groups is a good idea for regional area groups, or even specific product owners, but when it comes to "sausage-makers" versus "bacon-makers" versus "brisket makers" I really think we're duplcating - and possible diluting - the value of the rest of the forums.

    Thanks for letting me put in my two cents.

    Sorry if I offended anyone.
  2. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    I'm hoping in the Group area we will get more talk about the how to stuff rather than the finished product aspects. Things like how and why we do things and what ingredients we use and why, Maybe I'm wrong but that is what I'm hoping for
  3. jrod62

    jrod62 Smoking Guru Group Lead OTBS Member

    I like looking at all the pictures but i like to learn the how to and why they did it that way. So i think this "group" will do just that!!!
    Two Thumbs Up for starting this group!!
  4. pit 4 brains

    pit 4 brains Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I'm new to the group thing also but I think this will be a good place to direct discussion at the people who are the most involved in the topic. I signed up for this group, uds and sausage makers because that's what I do the most. When i go to the forums i hunt and sniff around all the posts but rarely comment unless I have something usefull to say. In the forums there tends to be alot of "looks good" and "way to go" posts, which are fine, but kinda clutter the information so to speak in my opinion. These groups should allow for more direct and to the point discussions, I hope. We can only wait and see.
  5. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    The group idea seems like a place to get precise instructions & tips, not just a lot of Q-view.

    I think questions will be answered by experts in each group.
  6. tjohnson

    tjohnson Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Insider OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Each group should be lead by an experienced member, and have the rules or intent of the group clearly stated.

    Pops is an awesome resource, and I respect his ability to keep this group focused

    I see this group as more informational and technical, than posting a bunch of Q-View and waiting for the gang to compliment one's accomplishments.

    I may be wrong, but since Pops created the group, he can make the rules.

    Any important information posted in the Bacon Group, could/should also be posted in the main forum.

    This is not a place to post a question such as "How Do I make Bacon?" 

    My 2 cents.....


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