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#1
Man what happened to the Traditional Shaving Evangelist. Holy smokes!! Why is he calling everyone in the shaving community crazy except for the people he names. I was just a casual watcher of his videos. Does he hate me too?
#2
Another reason I don't watch any shave videos.

All evidence has been buried, all tapes have been erased.
#3

Member
Chorley, Lancs. UK
Great to see he's done a few more videos, always entertaining.

To be fair he only said a tiny minority of people in the shaving community are crazy, which is about the same as in any walk of life I guess. He seems to have lost his upbeat temperament a little. I hope to see him a bit more like his former self soon.

While I don't share all of his preferences in shaving gear I do agree with him more often than not. To me he's like a big brother who got to try all the sweets in the candy shop. Many products I have now were bought as a result of his reviews and I'm glad of it.

I'd like to thank him (hopefully he'll read this) for all his personal time and expense which he shares with us.

Shave on ,TSE.
Mike.
"Tomorrow belongs to those who can hear it coming. - D.Bowie"
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#4

Administrator
Philadelphia, PA
I think at some point you just get tired of dealing with the detractors, regardless of what the topic/hobby is. also, Chris mentioned getting burned out from all the videos he was pumping out.
Tu ne cede malis, sed contra audentior ito.
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#5
I used to like his videos, but now I'm not so sure. I watched his videos to learn about shave products. Now, he says he's getting rid of most of this shave gear and doesn't like to do videos anymore. He still makes them though.........but only to lament and insult others, with exception to those he names. He disabled comments as well. I won't continue to watch his videos at all if this is going to become the norm. I don't want to be part of all the hate. I have no idea what he's even talking about and just wanted to hear more about wet shaving products I hadn't tried. The bloom appears off the rose for TSE.
#6
(12-06-2015, 08:31 PM)fancontroller Wrote: Great to see he's done a few more videos, always entertaining.

To be fair he only said a tiny minority of people in the shaving community are crazy, which is about the same as in any walk of life I guess. He seems to have lost his upbeat temperament a little. I hope to see him a bit more like his former self soon.

While I don't share all of his preferences in shaving gear I do agree with him more often than not. To me he's like a big brother who got to try all the sweets in the candy shop. Many products I have now were bought as a result of his reviews and I'm glad of it.

I'd like to thank him (hopefully he'll read this) for all his personal time and expense which he shares with us.

Shave on ,TSE.

He did indeed say the 2% or 3% minority are crazy. I like the guy and feel bad for him. I believe he means well, and he seems like a really nice guy, but I guess the negative stuff got to him. He should try to ignore all the negativity and continue making his videos. You can't please everyone, but he gets a lot of views on there so I figure there are a lot more fans than haters obviously.
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(12-06-2015, 07:19 PM)toddsmith7378 Wrote: Man what happened to the Traditional Shaving Evangelist.  Holy smokes!!  Why is he calling everyone in the shaving community crazy except for the people he names.  I was just a casual watcher of his videos.
He called everyone in the wetshaving community crazy?  Do you have a link to the video in question?  If he got kicked in the shorts in return for making helpful videos, then it is no surprise that he would cry foul.

There are a very large number of great people involved in the current wetshaving revival.  These folks, the majority, are generally very nice and make the community a better place.  That being said, wetshaving seems to have more than its share of jackasses.  From what I have seen, a very few individuals appear to be nuts, others motivated by financial gain, and still others just simply obnoxious little trolls spoiling for a fight.  Perhaps the majority of the problem comes from those otherwise benign minions who fall in line behind the troublemakers.  This nonsense has gone on in one form or another for the better part of a decade.  The online traditional wetshaving community is becoming its own worst enemy, a victim of death by a thousand cuts.

In ten years, we have gone from this:




to this:




We can do better.  The situation can still be salvaged because there are still so many good people involved.

Quote: Does he hate me too?
From his video above:

"None of this is directed toward any particular vendor or person, this is just generally speaking"

Unless you were doing something you shouldn't have, it's probably safe to assume he does not hate you.

I have never, ever seen TSE be mean, nasty, deceitful or rude. So why are folks throwing rocks at him?
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#8
I just wanted to know about new shave gear. I found out about some awesome stuff through him. I don't know why he's calling people crazy and not doing reviews anymore. Sounds like he's selling off his gear too. It's all weird. I'm not throwing rocks. I just thought discussions like this were what a blog could be used for since there's no comments on his videos. It seems like something may have gone wrong in his personal life or something maybe. Perhaps we should all pray for TSE to overcome his internet persona ego and get back to making reviews so people like me can learn about new products.
#9

Member
Ferndale, MI
If you don't like him anymore, don't watch him would be my advice. There are plenty of other YouTubers doing shaving product reviews. I do agree it would be better for him and his viewers if he just ignored all the drama and idiots to focus on what he does best. Although it does seem like he has lost a bit of enthusiasm for trying new products and reviewing them.
- Jeff
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#10
(This post was last modified: 12-07-2015, 03:12 AM by brucered.)
Jeepers creepers people....who cares where he is or what he's doing or saying. I wish him the best, as I do anyone, but surely people will survive if he doesn't make any more videos. And if he calls forum people nuts, again....who cares.

Maybe people will learn to make their own decisions on what products to try, instead of relying on someone else's review. To be honest and blunt, he didn't socialize or interact on the forum outside posting his videos anyway.

All evidence has been buried, all tapes have been erased.
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