I agree that this is 100% THE BEST PLACE for a vaper, mixer and/or builder to be online, to learn or just socialize. There is a place here for anyone who vapes, no matter how long you have been doing it, or how much you know. I think we can agree that there is always something new to learn. I learn something new here everyday!
When I started vaping I only knew one online friend, from another website, that vaped. I had almost no one to go to with my questions or to help me in this journey except that one person and YouTube! That one person I know never really knew how to answer any of my questions. He even scoffed at my “ignorance” of vaping as a whole. But, didn’t try to explain anything either, not like here. To be honest, It made me feel like an idiot! And that’s why I waited and lurked a little before actually joining the forum. I saw that this forum was way different than how he acted towards me and my questions, and I felt like it was exactly what I needed.
I don’t know where I read about mixing your own juice, but I decided to try. Once I came here, EVERYTHING changed!! I registered and introduced myself, and I immediately felt welcome and included! I had so many people offering me advice and help and wanting to know if I needed things! No one laughed at my lack of knowledge. I didn’t feel like an idiot once since I joined. No one talked down to me. I was, and will always be, so incredibly overwhelmed by how much everyone cared about my questions and that I was doing what was right for me, my skill and knowledge level, and most of all, safe! Without having anyone else to turn to for help, a group of total strangers suddenly felt like family! I don’t know exactly how I stumbled my way here, but I have been thankful everyday since!
The people here who have helped me are more than I could ever list. I wrote a post just the other day and tagged just a few of those people who have sent me things or have specifically given me a lot of help.
This community is completely unique in how so many different types of people from around the world can debate, discuss, question, joke or teach without someone getting annoyed. People are never arguing as they do in any other forums. No one makes (serious) insensitive comments, lol, but often do harass each other as you do an old friend! I’ve never been scoffed at for my lack of knowledge, only been offered to be taught about what I don’t know, which I always will gladly accept! And offered things I don’t have.
I have had several people pay it forward to me, and I pay it forward as much as I can! Even the number of things that have just been offered to me is completely unreal. And the things that I have received have been so helpful and have meant the world to me.
I want to send a giant thanks to @daath for making this all possible! And to all of you, who brighten my every day with your lovable and vastly different personalities!