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  1. ClaireV's Avatar
    I'm relatively new here, so I don't know what kind of flame-attracting you did back in the day, although, God knows, it must have been fierce bad for you to disappear, yank your reviews, and change your name....

    But after weeks of reading your wonderful reviews, I admit to being puzzled by your bashfulness. The measured tone and sane logic you just displayed in this blog post was just the kind of intervention I think that thread was crying out for yesterday.

    I thought the original poster was deliberately going for rude and provocative, but instead of calling him out on it and telling him to f%^* right off, everyone wrote in with their carefully measured thoughts, as if he was really interested in having a genuine discussion (which he obviously wasn't, judging by his dismissive come-backs). What we needed was for 'teacher' to step in and be the calm voice of reason ...... that's you, by the way. Every tribe needs its elders to step in every now and then, and re-right the balance.

    Hope you don't think I am calling you old, by the way - I have no idea what age you are. For all I know, you could be a twenty-five year old gym instructor by the name of Barbara. But in Basenotes terms, you know what I mean - you have authority, you have experience, the respect of everyone here - so please, for my sake, do use your voice.
  2. teardrop's Avatar
    l think the "old patterns" will probably continue to play out ad infinitum, but l think the positivity on basenotes still far outweighs the negativity, especially compared to other sites. You know that a great many of us are very happy to see you back here, so please don't let any of that stuff cause you to leave us again!
  3. Way Off Scenter's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by deadidol
    I share your concern, but the tone of some of the instigating comments in that thread should tell you everything you need to know about what that thread is aiming to accomplish.

    And don't take any of it personally. I've had this kind of thing launched at me several times now despite my vocal praise of $15 Lush scents alongside the pricier stuff.
    Agreed on all counts. I try to avoid taking any of this stuff personally, no matter how barbed the comments. In this case I am - for a change - uninvolved. It just saddens me to see these old patterns play out again in the community. Luckily, most Basenoters are civil, considerate souls, and some of the more thoughtful responses to that particular thread are very heartening.
  4. socalwoman's Avatar
    Hear, hear!
  5. deadidol's Avatar
    I share your concern, but the tone of some of the instigating comments in that thread should tell you everything you need to know about what that thread is aiming to accomplish.

    And don't take any of it personally. I've had this kind of thing launched at me several times now despite my vocal praise of $15 Lush scents alongside the pricier stuff.
    Updated 1st August 2014 at 12:37 AM by deadidol
  6. teardrop's Avatar
    Thanks for this! l look forward to reading more about these, as l already have a few Lush favourites in my wardrobe. lt's always interesting to see what they'll come up with next.
  7. Way Off Scenter's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Ralph
    I'm very pleased that your work is back on the site; its disappearance (coupled with the grim site redesign) meant that I all but quit using the site for months.
    Sorry to hear you ran into a rough spot with the site. I hope you're better able to enjoy it now!
  8. Ralph's Avatar
    I'm very pleased that your work is back on the site; its disappearance (coupled with the grim site redesign) meant that I all but quit using the site for months.
  9. Way Off Scenter's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by king_of_prussian
    Your review is the third thing I look for on a basenotes fragrance, after notes and stars! You aren't stopping all reviews entirely, right?
    No, just leaving off the duplicate postings in the blog format. I've been hogging the blog space, and I don't think it's right to do so when the reviews also appear in the directory and the "Latest Reviews" pages . Check here periodically for new reviews.
  10. king_of_prussian's Avatar
    Your review is the third thing I look for on a basenotes fragrance, after notes and stars! You aren't stopping all reviews entirely, right?
  11. Way Off Scenter's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by shadesofbleu
    Welcome back and thank you for bringing the reviews back. As I wrote in one of the threads, they truly are treasures and we are lucky to have them on Basenotes.
    I appreciate the kind thought - especially coming from someone who has been enriching the Basenotes community since before I was ever around!
  12. shadesofbleu's Avatar
    Welcome back and thank you for bringing the reviews back. As I wrote in one of the threads, they truly are treasures and we are lucky to have them on Basenotes.
  13. Way Off Scenter's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by lpp
    Thank you so much for all of your illuminating (and often amusing) reviews
    Glad you're enjoying them. A sense of humor helps when writing (or reading) this kind of thing!
  14. lpp's Avatar
    Thank you so much for all of your illuminating (and often amusing) reviews
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