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A blog by the creator of Basenotes featuring site news, behind the scenes info, and various other gubbins...

  1. Upgrade progress - and where you can find older articles

    Today sees another part of the site upgrade - the conversion of the editorial to a new system. From now on, we'll be posting new editorial using this system, and gradually converting our ten years worth of archives over.

    Until we have finished converting the editorial, you can find the older articles here:

    Older News Articles
    Basenotes Awards 2000 - 2009 (2010 voting coming soon...)

    The directory is still ...
    Behind the Scenes
  2. To do list

    Gathered from various emails, blog responses, and various threads

    Things to resolve

    1. Login doesnt work on reviews / wardrobes
    2. Itrader feedback functionality
    3. Gender, Country Flag, wardrobe displayed in 'postbot] fixed Dec 29
    4. iTrader Feedback displayed in 'postbit'
    5. Change colour and style from default blue colouring.
    6. Fix issues with smilies
    7. Visitor Counts for blog entries
    8. the biography gets truncated in mid-sentence to about 1.5 lines
    9. Show the search results

    Updated 29th December 2009 at 12:00 PM by Grant

  3. Upgraded the site

    We've upgraded the site to the latest version of vBulletin. We are working on getting the style consistent throughout the site, so bear with us for the moment.

    I'm sure there will be a few bugs / errors / general annoyances, so please let me know in the Community boards here.

    One of the first issue I'll fix is the fact that reviews, wardrobes and iTrader doesn't work, but it may be a few days.

    Anyway, please leave your comments and hope to have all the ...

    Updated 27th December 2009 at 05:57 PM by Grant

    Behind the Scenes
  4. Basenotes Next Year / Marketplace stuff

    We started Basenotes in 2000, and 2010 will be the year of our tenth birthday. There's a lot going to be happening, events-wise, and website-wise. I'll cover the website based stuff in this post.

    One thing I will be doing is a rewrite of the code to make it easier for members to submit information to the fragrance directory. The other big deal is upgrading the forum software to vBulletin 4. There are a few advantages to this, but also some downsides.

    * The upgrade comes ...
  5. Living in the dark ages

    Well, I've moved my family from the UK midlands to leafy Hertfordshire, but it's going to be around ten days or so before we're going to get connected to the internet...

    So I'm writing this on my Mac being tethered to my phone. Its a bit kludgy but it might do the job in the meantime.

    Hopefully we'll be back on track again soon..

    I've some pics of the BN Lunch to upload too...
    Behind the Scenes
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