Access old blog content?

    Access old blog content?

    post #1 of 46
    Thread Starter 
    We used to have an area where we had blog space. I kept reference material there, notably dozens of fragrances I had tried but which were not listed in the directory. Can that information be accessed?
    post #2 of 46

    Yes, where are my blog posts? l spent a lot of time & effort on them, & even refer to one of them in a review, as l had too much to say about that particular fragrance. Now no one can go read it, & all the lovely comments it got are gone. cry.gif

    post #3 of 46

    I'll definitely mention this to Grant when we speak to him. It's important that he hears this feedback but as far as what I'm able to provide, I don't have any access to your blogs on Basenotes. We will look more into this as soon as possible. Thanks!

    post #4 of 46
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    Originally Posted by huddlersteph View Post

    I'll definitely mention this to Grant when we speak to him. It's important that he hears this feedback but as far as what I'm able to provide, I don't have any access to your blogs on Basenotes. We will look more into this as soon as possible. Thanks!

     


    A lot of things were lost in the transfer. You should all have been clear about that before the transition; what will be gone for good, what will be off-line temporarily. Then we wouldn't have to worry and ask so many questions. As for things that would be gone for good, members would have had the option of making backups, if they had been told in advance.

    But you didn't. And that's a real shame.

     

    If you want active members that put time and effort into the site to develop the community, you need to respect and protect their past input and their "intellectual property" so to speak.

    post #5 of 46

    Well said, furrypine!

    post #6 of 46

    The idea was to archive the blog posts somewhere accessible. I'm currently compiling a list of things to get eta's on, and will let you know when I know.

     

    I've just double checked to confirm but all the blog data is still accessible to be in the database, so it is not lost in any way. 

    post #7 of 46

    Good to know you can still access our old blog posts, Grant.  It would have been a shame to lose all that material.

     

    But I do think it's a good idea for all of us to save a copy of our blog posts (for this and any other forum we frequent) on our own computers.  I checked and discovered I had a few of mine saved, but not all.

    post #8 of 46

    I have had over 4.000 thousands messages posted on my profile pages by friends . Are all those messages lost ? OR are they saved somewhere?

    post #9 of 46
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by furrypine View Post

    A lot of things were lost in the transfer. You should all have been clear about that before the transition; what will be gone for good, what will be off-line temporarily. Then we wouldn't have to worry and ask so many questions. As for things that would be gone for good, members would have had the option of making backups, if they had been told in advance.

    But you didn't. And that's a real shame.

     

    If you want active members that put time and effort into the site to develop the community, you need to respect and protect their past input and their "intellectual property" so to speak.

     

    I apologize that this wasn't clear or that a formal announcement was not made. I definitely understand that uncertainty is not a fun way to enjoy Basenotes but rest assured that your blog data is very much saved and has not been lost. It was just not imported right at the moment the site went up.

     

    I hope to work further with Grant so that he may provide you with the most relevant information possible about Basenotes. Again, I kindly ask for your patience as we iron out the kinks in the site and get you back to your content.

    post #10 of 46
    I'm glad to see this post on blogs. I couldn't find my SOTD blog which has over 90 entries. I'd at least like a chance to print them all. I know I should have done it before but I hadn't thought about it.
    post #11 of 46
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by huddlersteph View Post

     

    I apologize that this wasn't clear or that a formal announcement was not made. I definitely understand that uncertainty is not a fun way to enjoy Basenotes but rest assured that your blog data is very much saved and has not been lost. It was just not imported right at the moment the site went up.

     

    I hope to work further with Grant so that he may provide you with the most relevant information possible about Basenotes. Again, I kindly ask for your patience as we iron out the kinks in the site and get you back to your content.

     


    Thank you. I know you must be getting an avalanche of complaints and it looks like we are opposed to any and all changes to the site. But don't forget that most users were pretty content with how old Basenotes worked, the main complaints were always about speed and stability. You have fixed that, but all the little personal touches, all the individual data seems to be treated like an afterthought, it's something that "might" be added back "at some point", and that doesn't sit well with people who generated all that content. You made Basenotes sleek and fast,  but at the same time you took some of the fun out of coming here.

     

    I'm glad for the clarification but the criticism you have been getting has been deserved, in my opinion.

    post #12 of 46
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by furrypine View Post

    Thank you. I know you must be getting an avalanche of complaints and it looks like we are opposed to any and all changes to the site. But don't forget that most users were pretty content with how old Basenotes worked, the main complaints were always about speed and stability. You have fixed that, but all the little personal touches, all the individual data seems to be treated like an afterthought, it's something that "might" be added back "at some point", and that doesn't sit well with people who generated all that content. You made Basenotes sleek and fast,  but at the same time you took some of the fun out of coming here.

     

    I'm glad for the clarification but the criticism you have been getting has been deserved, in my opinion.

     

    Please keep in mind, I'm a single member of a team working together to put all of these things together for Grant. I do not own this site nor is it my place to speak as such. Any "criticism" I receive is just feedback. Offering a honest, truthful response is, at least to me, is the best policy during a website transition. Granted, I do not like delivering any unsavory news, that's the nature of a business. I'm definitely eager and glad to be here regardless of the types of comments I receive so if it's a token of my good attitude, I wish for the same respect in return.

    post #13 of 46
    post #14 of 46
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    Originally Posted by lpp View Post

    Did u look here?

    http://www.basenotes.net/f/128/member-blogs-and-websites

     

     

    That is one of the forums. l was talking about the old blog posts that many of us wrote right here on basenotes, not threads referring to off-site blogs. They used to be accessed via our profiles, or by clicking on an icon under the avatar in thread posts.

    post #15 of 46
    Mine must be there somewhere. They don't seem to be organized (at least not on ipad) I don't see a search function. But at least it's there!
    post #16 of 46

    Hopefully just a matter of time, early days.

    post #17 of 46
    Any idea when there will be a search feature so I can locate my blog? I'm starting to panic.

    5/16/13 at 12:45pm

    Quarry said:



    We used to have an area where we had blog space. I kept reference material there, notably dozens of fragrances I had tried but which were not listed in the directory. Can that information be accessed?

    5/16/13 at 3:04pm

    teardrop said:



    Yes, where are my blog posts? l spent a lot of time & effort on them, & even refer to one of them in a review, as l had too much to say about that particular fragrance. Now no one can go read it, & all the lovely comments it got are gone. cry.gif

    5/16/13 at 4:40pm

    huddlersteph said:



    I'll definitely mention this to Grant when we speak to him. It's important that he hears this feedback but as far as what I'm able to provide, I don't have any access to your blogs on Basenotes. We will look more into this as soon as possible. Thanks!

    5/17/13 at 1:01am

    furrypine said:



    Quote:
    Originally Posted by huddlersteph View Post

    I'll definitely mention this to Grant when we speak to him. It's important that he hears this feedback but as far as what I'm able to provide, I don't have any access to your blogs on Basenotes. We will look more into this as soon as possible. Thanks!

     


    A lot of things were lost in the transfer. You should all have been clear about that before the transition; what will be gone for good, what will be off-line temporarily. Then we wouldn't have to worry and ask so many questions. As for things that would be gone for good, members would have had the option of making backups, if they had been told in advance.

    But you didn't. And that's a real shame.

     

    If you want active members that put time and effort into the site to develop the community, you need to respect and protect their past input and their "intellectual property" so to speak.

    5/17/13 at 3:29am

    teardrop said:



    Well said, furrypine!

    5/17/13 at 4:23am

    Grant said:



    The idea was to archive the blog posts somewhere accessible. I'm currently compiling a list of things to get eta's on, and will let you know when I know.

     

    I've just double checked to confirm but all the blog data is still accessible to be in the database, so it is not lost in any way. 

    5/17/13 at 4:43am

    30 Roses said:



    Good to know you can still access our old blog posts, Grant.  It would have been a shame to lose all that material.

     

    But I do think it's a good idea for all of us to save a copy of our blog posts (for this and any other forum we frequent) on our own computers.  I checked and discovered I had a few of mine saved, but not all.

    5/17/13 at 10:13am

    sophi said:



    I have had over 4.000 thousands messages posted on my profile pages by friends . Are all those messages lost ? OR are they saved somewhere?

    5/17/13 at 10:31am

    huddlersteph said:



    Quote:
    Originally Posted by furrypine View Post

    A lot of things were lost in the transfer. You should all have been clear about that before the transition; what will be gone for good, what will be off-line temporarily. Then we wouldn't have to worry and ask so many questions. As for things that would be gone for good, members would have had the option of making backups, if they had been told in advance.

    But you didn't. And that's a real shame.

     

    If you want active members that put time and effort into the site to develop the community, you need to respect and protect their past input and their "intellectual property" so to speak.

     

    I apologize that this wasn't clear or that a formal announcement was not made. I definitely understand that uncertainty is not a fun way to enjoy Basenotes but rest assured that your blog data is very much saved and has not been lost. It was just not imported right at the moment the site went up.

     

    I hope to work further with Grant so that he may provide you with the most relevant information possible about Basenotes. Again, I kindly ask for your patience as we iron out the kinks in the site and get you back to your content.

    5/17/13 at 12:35pm

    kumquat said:



    I'm glad to see this post on blogs. I couldn't find my SOTD blog which has over 90 entries. I'd at least like a chance to print them all. I know I should have done it before but I hadn't thought about it.

    5/17/13 at 12:40pm

    furrypine said:



    Quote:
    Originally Posted by huddlersteph View Post

     

    I apologize that this wasn't clear or that a formal announcement was not made. I definitely understand that uncertainty is not a fun way to enjoy Basenotes but rest assured that your blog data is very much saved and has not been lost. It was just not imported right at the moment the site went up.

     

    I hope to work further with Grant so that he may provide you with the most relevant information possible about Basenotes. Again, I kindly ask for your patience as we iron out the kinks in the site and get you back to your content.

     


    Thank you. I know you must be getting an avalanche of complaints and it looks like we are opposed to any and all changes to the site. But don't forget that most users were pretty content with how old Basenotes worked, the main complaints were always about speed and stability. You have fixed that, but all the little personal touches, all the individual data seems to be treated like an afterthought, it's something that "might" be added back "at some point", and that doesn't sit well with people who generated all that content. You made Basenotes sleek and fast,  but at the same time you took some of the fun out of coming here.

     

    I'm glad for the clarification but the criticism you have been getting has been deserved, in my opinion.

    5/17/13 at 3:09pm

    huddlersteph said:



    Quote:
    Originally Posted by furrypine View Post

    Thank you. I know you must be getting an avalanche of complaints and it looks like we are opposed to any and all changes to the site. But don't forget that most users were pretty content with how old Basenotes worked, the main complaints were always about speed and stability. You have fixed that, but all the little personal touches, all the individual data seems to be treated like an afterthought, it's something that "might" be added back "at some point", and that doesn't sit well with people who generated all that content. You made Basenotes sleek and fast,  but at the same time you took some of the fun out of coming here.

     

    I'm glad for the clarification but the criticism you have been getting has been deserved, in my opinion.

     

    Please keep in mind, I'm a single member of a team working together to put all of these things together for Grant. I do not own this site nor is it my place to speak as such. Any "criticism" I receive is just feedback. Offering a honest, truthful response is, at least to me, is the best policy during a website transition. Granted, I do not like delivering any unsavory news, that's the nature of a business. I'm definitely eager and glad to be here regardless of the types of comments I receive so if it's a token of my good attitude, I wish for the same respect in return.

    5/17/13 at 3:41pm

    lpp said:



    5/17/13 at 4:03pm

    teardrop said:



    Quote:
    Originally Posted by lpp View Post

    Did u look here?

    http://www.basenotes.net/f/128/member-blogs-and-websites

     

     

    That is one of the forums. l was talking about the old blog posts that many of us wrote right here on basenotes, not threads referring to off-site blogs. They used to be accessed via our profiles, or by clicking on an icon under the avatar in thread posts.

    5/17/13 at 4:24pm

    kumquat said:



    Mine must be there somewhere. They don't seem to be organized (at least not on ipad) I don't see a search function. But at least it's there!

    5/17/13 at 4:36pm

    lpp said:



    Hopefully just a matter of time, early days.

    5/19/13 at 10:11am

    kumquat said:



    Any idea when there will be a search feature so I can locate my blog? I'm starting to panic.