Welcome to our newer members Thanks for joining ECIGSSA, South Africa's Electronic Cigarette Enthusiasts Forum. Allow us to give you a brief introduction and a couple of pointers to get you started... Make the most of it - and have lots of fun! ECIGSSA is a great place! It was started in October 2013 and has grown fast to become SA's leading home of vaping. Its members are the friendliest and most helpful bunch of people you will meet online. Getting the most out of your forum experience depends on you. Put in the effort and you will be pleasantly surprised at the reward. Many folk say that the forum is a major part of their ongoing success in staying off the stinkies. Make it work for you too! First things first, please pay attention to the rules All forums need rules. Keep it clean and don't get personal. Stay polite and be courteous. Read the rules here: http://www.ecigssa.co.za/threads/ecigs-sa-forum-posting-rules.5319/ Get set up Load a cool avatar picture. It makes it easier for people to recognise you on the forum. (Click on your name in the top right and then "Avatar") Make sure your location is entered - a city is fine - e.g. JHB or Cape Town. This helps with many things on the forum from getting help to posting goods and arranging vape meets. (click on your name in the top right, then "Personal Details") Introduce yourself Tell us a bit about yourself, how you got into vaping. Tell us what gear and juices you are using. You will be surprised how well you are received if you take the time to introduce yourself properly. http://www.ecigssa.co.za/threads/introduce-yourselves.24/ Share the excitement - post photos of your VapeMail We all know how exciting it is to get Vape Mail. Please share it with the forum. The "Bumpedy Bump - Vape Mail!" thread is one of the most popular threads - have a look what others are getting and share your surprise with us here: http://www.ecigssa.co.za/threads/bumpedy-bump-vape-mail.250/ Ask the Vape Veterans - if you need some help Not sure of something with your vape gear? Or has something broken? Well don't worry, there are many experienced folk that are usually willing to help you out. Head on to the "Ask Vape Veteran" forum and start a new thread with your question: http://www.ecigssa.co.za/forums/need-vape-advice-expert/ Attend an ECIGSSA Vape Meet - a must for any vaper Be sure to keep an eye on the Vape Meets forum. There are meets happening in JHB, Cape Town, Durban and even in outlying areas. Vape Meets are fairly informal gatherings to meet fellow vapers, discuss juices and compare equipment. Often, there are coil building and cloud blowing competitions with amazing prizes. At the larger meets there are retailers that have good deals on gear and juices. In JHB they happen every few months. Be sure to check out when the next meet is happening closest to you and pop along for a most enjoyable afternoon. http://www.ecigssa.co.za/forums/vape-meets-and-events/ Buy or Sell your gear in the Classifieds - major bargains here! The ECIGSSA Classifieds is a large and very active resource for members. Take a look and find a bargain. But you may have to be quick - the items are often sold very fast. Very important - if you want to sell your gear on the Classifieds, make sure you read and comply with the rules. And please, don't join ECIGS SA just to flog your gear. This is an added resource aimed at folk that want to be part of the community. - http://www.ecigssa.co.za/forums/for-sale/ Check out the Retailers / Supporting Vendors The forum is first and foremost for us vapers, but we do have SA's leading vaping retailers on board with their own sub-forums, where they are allowed to market their products. The local retailers have come a long way over the past few years and now offer some of the world's best gear and the finest locally brewed juices. Check them out and support them here: http://www.ecigssa.co.za/categories/retailers-vendors.11/ Your team of Admins & Mods ECIGSSA has a strong team of Administrators and Moderators who give their own time to help guide and steer the forum. They are a special bunch of people and are all experienced vapers themselves. If you have a question about the forum send one of them a message. If they ask you to do something, please listen to them - they are here to make our forum stay a pleasant one. Here is a thread which announces changes or additions to the team: http://www.ecigssa.co.za/moderators-ecigssa.t37/ Other tips and tricks Fancy an informal public chat with other members? Use the shoutbox on the home page. If you want to send a private message to another member, make use of the PM system. Click on the Inbox in the top right hand side of the page and compose your message. Make sure to use the search facility if you are searching for something you can't find. Try a search of your current gear and see what has been said about it. The search box is always available in the top right. Once again, welcome. We hope your stay is a memorable one and may it help you as much as it has helped many of us to stay off the stinkies and live a healthier lifestyle! Firstly welcome . Please introduce yourselves and tell us a little about where you come from here. To do that just click on the last page number above and start typing in the "Write your reply" box at the bottom of that page.