Hello everyone and welcome to our September Members Update.
This monthly post is to keep you informed about what’s going on behind the scenes at 420 Magazine during the last few weeks, introducing you to our valued new and renewing sponsors and highlighting our monthly contest winners.
As always, we offer a warm welcome to all our new members. You have joined the friendliest, most mature and comprehensive Cannabis and Hemp website in the world. In return we’d simply ask that you spend a few moments reading our Posting Guidelines. It helps us no end if you can stick to these: it reduces the time we need to spend moderating and advising, allowing us the space to continue maintaining, developing and adding to the website itself.
And why not post a little bit about yourself in our Introduce Yourself thread? It’s a great way to start conversations and get initial guidance. We’d also like to extend our sincere thanks to those current members who spend time and effort welcoming new members to our community. We truly appreciate your generous work.
We always say that we wouldn’t be here without our Sponsors, however it’s equally true that 420 Magazine wouldn’t be such a great mission without you, our members. We are always grateful for your presence, contributions, positive energy and spirit of helping others. Uploading Photos
Firstly, a reminder that you can now upload your photos as attachments. It looks like it’s been a hit, as we are seeing many members using this facility.
You can upload the attachments as thumbnails, which is fine, but you also have the option to display them as full sized images. We’d encourage you to do this, as it makes it so much easier for others to see and comment upon them, without having to click through each time.
A reminder too that attachments are not saved in the Members Gallery. So if you want to retain a record here of your grow, then do use the the traditional method. It’s not much more effort.
Last month we told you that we had discovered and were testing a way to get rid of the private gallery issue, where members could upload photos to a private gallery which means they cannot be seen when posted. Not even Admins could correct this. Now we’re delighted to report that we have successfully removed the private photo folders. This not only ensures that all photos can be seen, but also makes the whole uploading process even simpler.
New Concentrates Forums
To reflect the growing popularity of concentrates, and to make the information easier to access, we have created a new set of forums focusing on all the different extraction types, techniques and methods.
Find the new Concentrates forums here – Cannabis Concentrates.
We are also relaxing our policy on BHO, to now allow discussions.
Please note that using butane is still considered a dangerous method because of the risk of explosion and/or fire. We do not want to put the safety of our members at risk. We have however reconsidered our previous ban on such discussions, judging that in our community of knowledge-sharing, the risk of danger is outweighed by the benefits of experienced members advising others on best practice safety procedures.
We can take no responsibility for those who choose to use this method, and we urge you to conduct thorough research and take every possible precaution should you decide to proceed.
420 Magazine Staff News & Job Opportunities
If there’s anyone out there who would like to join our team of Product Reviewers, then please send your CV to email@example.com. Please be aware that this is not an easy route to free gear. It takes a lot of dedicated work, the ability to write professionally and be an active member of our team. Your motivation must be to support our mission. If you want free stuff, then enter out contests!
We are also looking for help for our Spambot Patrol. You’ll find all the details and how to apply here – 420 Magazine Seeking A Volunteer For Spambot Moderation
We are delighted to announce that August’s Sponsor of the Month is long term 420 Magazine sponsor and supporter, Magical Butter.
The Magical Butter machine is the world’s leading countertop Botanical Extractor™, designed for creating fantastic recipes, infusing the essence of healthy herbs into butter, oil, grain alcohol, lotions, and more. The Magical Butter machine combines an immersion blender with a digital thermostat and heating unit. It grinds, heats, stirs, and steeps your herbal extract, all at the correct time intervals and temperature. So you achieve your desired infusion easily, safely, and consistently.
Please check out these profiles of our new sponsors, and visit their websites. It’s thanks to like-minded companies like these that 420 Magazine remains a free source of news and information. Please support our mission by supporting them.
Our Home Page
Don’t get stuck in the growing forums. Do remember to check out our Home Page regularly. It’s full of interesting news stories, sponsor profiles, features on our contest winners and some great articles written by our sponsors. Recently, Namaste Vapes have added some good pieces, including reviews, comparisons, together with their new “Ultimate Guide To Vaping” and a profile of the discreet Grasshopper Vape. Whether you’re new to vaping or an experienced puffer, Namaste Vapes’ articles are a great source of information.
420 Magazine runs five contests each month, celebrating our members and their work. If you enjoy photos of sticky buds or extraordinary plants, if you aspire to be the Member of the Month or want to see some of the best grow journals anywhere, then do look at our monthly contests. Congratulations to all our winners, who, thanks to our sponsors, will be receiving some great prize packages.
Natural Spirit: 420 Magazine’s Grow Journal Of The Month – September 2018
Mono: 420 Magazine’s Photo of the Month – August 2018
Graytail: 420 Magazine’s Nug of the Month – August 2018
Cola Monster: 420 Magazine’s Plant of the Month – August 2018
Pennywise: 420 Magazine’s Member of the Month – August 2018
You don’t have to be an experienced grower to enter the contests – any member with a minimum of 50 posts may enter and vote in those with polls. There are some great prizes to win – exclusive 420 Magazine merchandise such as nug jars, t-shirts, lighters, magnets (which you can’t get hold of any other way), and some quality and high value goods from our sponsors too; lights, nutrients, vaporizers, seeds, gift certificates and much more.
420 Magazine’s Photo of the Month – September 2018
420 Magazine’s Member of the Month – September 2018
420 Magazine’s Plant of the Month – September 2018
420 Magazine’s Nug of the Month – September 2018
So if you fancy picking up a garden-full of great prizes, or just enjoy looking at some of the most beautiful plants and nugs produced on the planet, do check out our contests. They are fun and inspirational.
That’s it for this month. Thank you for being a valuable part of our Mission, we are truly grateful for you.
Sending you all lots of love and positive energy through the universe.