I’m going to revert some (a majority of) the ones I’ve changed.
This will take a bit, so please bear with me.
But, once “I think I’m finished”, I’ll ask for a collective “have you seen any I’ve missed”.
At which point, I’d be very appreciative for any assistance (or explain why I think it’s more beneficial as it stands, if one you find/suggest was actually intentionally omitted.)
Brands on the other hand, I still need to update the thread on abbreviations (I’ve found/added more to my running list), and there’s some aspects that need to be discussed and considered on that front as well.
There’s even more overlap than I shared previously, hence my frustration (and minor outburst) with the “Cheesecake (LorAnn)” mentioned previously elsewhere.
When you have so many variants in one brand, it can be maddening. And at times, it’s a cumulative effect that sneaks up on you…
- LO (LorAnn Oils): which we DON’T want to use in our naming. Because while it’s technically correct as a brand name, I think we all agree that oils are not safe to vape (because they cannot be processed/absorbed by the lungs).
We (as a community) want vapers new to DIY to understand that *just because “Oils” is in the company name, that it does not mean that all of their flavors contain an oil (as an ingredient)! Obviously, the majority of those included in our database DO NOT CONTAIN oils, barring those that were keyed in by those testing in years gone by, OR those who accidentally purchased the wrong flavor variant (and keyed it into their stash) before becoming aware of the problem.
LA, LOR, LO, LAN (which could go either way, LA naturals, or LorANn), Lorraine (thanks to contractual rebranding with Chef’s UK), etc, etc.
It’s hard enough to wade through two or three options per brand (FA/TFA/appr for TPA), and then go through umpteen million variants and abbreviations per flavor.
But I’m starting to digress, so I’ll stop here for the moment.