I got distracted looking at changes for the 1st ever High Times Cannabis Cup that will be here this weekend but yes, many here are very generous with what they have otherwise I wouldn't be able to run The Black x Champagne from deep_rob with my upcoming "munchies" theme grow or the many others I could grab just by giving my address.....I only mentioned Reiko's auto's exclusively because he sought me out and I can see doing that with all new members after vetting with potential OG community exclusive strains.
No other forum that I know of allows such things to take place openly like this so it is exciting though one has to be mindful that we all come from different backgrounds, customs, ways of doing things and sometimes "life" gets in the way of plans and goals which may be different than "Joe Blow" across the map.....sometimes that changes too.
IMHO, respectful ongoing communication is very necessary to cross "T"'s and dot the "i"'s in any seed giveaway and that much more in a collaboration such as this so no one gets the wrong idea hence the many polls to get this far, branching off with a set plan of Sunshine Daydream and Dragonsblood hashplant seeing how they are in already in hand from members willing to freely donate to see this happen with several eager to give it a go as genetically, the pairing can give so many different albeit delicious possibilities
Now regrouping here after that shit storm over seeds no one has and those that do are willing to part with 1/2 price of what they can currently get on the open market and imho, that is fair since in the inception it was to pair any 2 strains for up to $100 iirc with an offering to help purchase the seeds if needed...now can we get on with the next poll??
Decide if the winning strain will be bred to make more seeds to do a phenotype run or if "we" are going to take the winner and runner up to immediately cross them.......
I voted for cross winning strain (or runner up) with next available runner up just to get through this though I really like the idea of an initial seed run of each independently to get as many expressional phenotype's as possible within the genetics to distribute to those willing/have space to do the initial cross - mix seeds from all involved growers then distribute etc etc...a tier program so to speak with polls in each grow for matings based on observations that can be worked over the next 4-5 yrs for an exclusive OG forum strain....least thats the vision I hold re-reading through all of this