Master List of Things to Fix on Basenotes

    Master List of Things to Fix on Basenotes

    post #1 of 142
    Thread Starter 

    In order to reduce scattered comments, I composed a list of issues I've seen discussed in the Community Centre and posted elsewhere on BN. If you think an item needs adding, post a note below and I'll amend the list. Thanks for everyone's help.

     

    TOP WISHES

     

    Wardrobes more like former form:

    Sortable by name or house.

    Personal ratings visible.

     

    Fragrance Directory more like former form:

    Searchable by notes.

    Position "Facts & Details" (notes, perfumer, etc.) at top of page.

     

    SotD notation function restored. (One of the threads on this subject.)

     

     

    SECONDARY WISHES

    Reviews

    Reviews restored with paragraph breaks and full view instead of "show more" style.

    New reviews to be easily found and scrolled through.

    (One of the threads on this subject.)

    (Detailed thread on this subject.)

    Being able to see all of a member's reviews (see this thread).

    Ability to add private notes about a fragrance.

     

    Blogs

    Either resurrected or sideloaded somewhere so we could salvage their contents ourselves. (One of the threads on this subject.)

     

    Posting issues

    Embedded videos sometimes seen as truncated (see this thread).

    Importing photos (see this thread); maybe just instructions needed?

    Tapatalk not working.

     

    Mobile functions  (see this thread).

     

    Fragrance directory updating

    Restore members' ability to add new products to directory.

    (Note: You CAN add any product manually to your own lists right now).

     

    Email notification consistency

    Preferences not reliably responding according to items checked. (One of the threads on this subject.)

     

    Private messages

    Be able to sort, file, and export/download. 

     

    BNplus labels

    Some BNplus members have their symbol, some don't. Those who have symbol don't have stars. (One of the threads on this subject.)

     

    Color

    Whatever Grant prefers (it's his site), but the old green would feel sorta homey. (One of the threads on this subject.)

     

    Text under avatars

    Make this editable. (One of the threads on this subject.

     

    Flags

    Add members’ country location by word or symbol. (One of the threads on this subject.)

     

    Fonts

    Some folks find the size of text too small. 

     

    Membership directory

    We used to look up and sort through membership.

    And birthday list!

     

    Logout

    Keep logout button at top of every page

     

    Be patient. Grant knows what the old BN looked like and how it worked. He built it! You know he will do whatever he can to give us what we wish for.

    Grant's life right now:

    post-it notes postitsd.jpg


    Edited by Quarry - 5/21/13 at 8:13am
    post #2 of 142

    Thanks for doing this, Quarry!  thumbsup.gif I agree with everything you posted. I just wished you linked the items to their corresponding threads for the lazy. :P

     

     

    3931

    post #3 of 142
    Thread Starter 

    Del, ask a chronic organizer to organize more and she will. smiley.gif Links added.

     

    There are so many comments about the wardrobes and fragrance directory throughout BN that I didn't add links for those subjects.

    post #4 of 142
    Thank you Quarry!

    I'm primarily concerned about the directory. Not being able to search by fragrance name severely impairs its usefulness. And not being able to search by note(s) is a major loss. I think this impacts not only regular Basenotes forum contributors, but many other persons who never or rarely post here, but use the directory to seek out scents by note, name or perfumer. I think it's critical these functions be restored soon. The current condition of it is a blow to the entire online fragrance community.
    Edited by socalwoman - 5/20/13 at 6:33pm
    post #5 of 142

    While we're talking about the Directory, does anyone know why we now have 'a review on' ?

    It's a bit strange really and an answer has not yet been forthcoming.

     

     

    post #6 of 142

    Thanks Quarry - and others - for putting things all in one place. I'll pass this on.

     

    Oh, and the picture looks quite accurate - have you got a hidden camera set up here?

    post #7 of 142

    Thanks for you work on this Quarry.

    post #8 of 142

    I've made up my mind to sit back, enjoy what I can on this, the first flush, and wait for the finished product. 

    post #9 of 142

    Good idea to put the suggestions in one place-- thank you, Quarry.

     

    Wardrobes:  I miss the ability to add text.  Not all fragrances we own are in the directory.

     

    Messaging:  It would be great to have the ability to download private messages again.  

                       Also the ability to move "sent" messages to a folder (at present, only inbox messages can be stored in a folder.)

     

    **Can anyone clarify how many private messages we can store?   Is the number the same as under the old Basenotes? 

    post #10 of 142
    Also, the ability to export private messages,
    post #11 of 142
    The 'logout' button disappears from the top right corner when I am browsing forums and I have to go back to 'my profile' to log out. Is this intentional? (using Safari on desktop or iPad).
    post #12 of 142
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by 30 Roses View Post

    **Can anyone clarify how many private messages we can store?   Is the number the same as under the old Basenotes? 

     

    As all of my previously deleted PMs have magically reappeared, at the moment it seems there is no limit, but clarification on this would be useful!

     

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Marais View Post

    The 'logout' button disappears from the top right corner when I am browsing forums and I have to go back to 'my profile' to log out. Is this intentional? (using Safari on desktop or iPad).

     

    l agree this is annoying, & l would like to know if this can be changed?

    post #13 of 142

    Sorry, no idea about pm's as it's different for Plus members.

     

    Initially, I found going back to My Profile to log out annoying, but then realised that I can see updates in the 'Your Recent Activity' section whilst doing this, so have come to appreciate it (or just got used to it, maybe).

     

     

    And a big thanks to Quarry :)

    post #14 of 142

    Thanks for doing this Quarry and quite understand how inundated Grant must be at the moment.

     

    An important wish around reviews for some of us is the restoration of the button to click on any particular reviewer to see all their reviews in one place. Handy also to stay on top of one's own reviews.

     

    I had listed several things that could be improved re reviews in this thread:  http://www.basenotes.net/t/371883/site-is-currently-unfriendly-towards-reviews-and-reviewers to which others have added.

     

    An important thread is here:

    http://www.basenotes.net/t/371838/where-is-the-list-of-my-reviews

    with replies by huddlersteph

     

    Reviews and fragrance directory issues are of primary importance to me - but realize they may not be for everyone else.

    post #15 of 142

    Nice idea Quarry for a master list. The depth and width thing is an issue for maximising the viewed info. I made a huge list for Steph so no need to add it all on here as she's seen it.

     

    I've been using BN for chat but it doesn't do the searchy stuff that I used to use it for anymore. I'm haclass="

    5/20/13 at 6:43am

    Quarry said:



    In order to reduce scattered comments, I composed a list of issues I've seen discussed in the Community Centre and posted elsewhere on BN. If you think an item needs adding, post a note below and I'll amend the list. Thanks for everyone's help.

     

    TOP WISHES

     

    Wardrobes more like former form:

    Sortable by name or house.

    Personal ratings visible.

     

    Fragrance Directory more like former form:

    Searchable by notes.

    Position "Facts & Details" (notes, perfumer, etc.) at top of page.

     

    SotD notation function restored. (One of the threads on this subject.)

     

     

    SECONDARY WISHES

    Reviews

    Reviews restored with paragraph breaks and full view instead of "show more" style.

    New reviews to be easily found and scrolled through.

    (One of the threads on this subject.)

    (Detailed thread on this subject.)

    Being able to see all of a member's reviews (see this thread).

    Ability to add private notes about a fragrance.

     

    Blogs

    Either resurrected or sideloaded somewhere so we could salvage their contents ourselves. (One of the threads on this subject.)

     

    Posting issues

    Embedded videos sometimes seen as truncated (see this thread).

    Importing photos (see this thread); maybe just instructions needed?

    Tapatalk not working.

     

    Mobile functions  (see this thread).

     

    Fragrance directory updating

    Restore members' ability to add new products to directory.

    (Note: You CAN add any product manually to your own lists right now).

     

    Email notification consistency

    Preferences not reliably responding according to items checked. (One of the threads on this subject.)

     

    Private messages

    Be able to sort, file, and export/download. 

     

    BNplus labels

    Some BNplus members have their symbol, some don't. Those who have symbol don't have stars. (One of the threads on this subject.)

     

    Color

    Whatever Grant prefers (it's his site), but the old green would feel sorta homey. (One of the threads on this subject.)

     

    Text under avatars

    Make this editable. (One of the threads on this subject.

     

    Flags

    Add members’ country location by word or symbol. (One of the threads on this subject.)

     

    Fonts

    Some folks find the size of text too small. 

     

    Membership directory

    We used to look up and sort through membership.

    And birthday list!

     

    Logout

    Keep logout button at top of every page

     

    Be patient. Grant knows what the old BN looked like and how it worked. He built it! You know he will do whatever he can to give us what we wish for.

    Grant's life right now:

    post-it notes postitsd.jpg


    Edited by Quarry - 5/21/13 at 8:13am

    5/20/13 at 6:55am

    del said:



    Thanks for doing this, Quarry!  thumbsup.gif I agree with everything you posted. I just wished you linked the items to their corresponding threads for the lazy. :P

     

     

    3931

    5/20/13 at 8:11am

    Quarry said:



    Del, ask a chronic organizer to organize more and she will. smiley.gif Links added.

     

    There are so many comments about the wardrobes and fragrance directory throughout BN that I didn't add links for those subjects.

    5/20/13 at 10:49am

    socalwoman said:



    Thank you Quarry!

    I'm primarily concerned about the directory. Not being able to search by fragrance name severely impairs its usefulness. And not being able to search by note(s) is a major loss. I think this impacts not only regular Basenotes forum contributors, but many other persons who never or rarely post here, but use the directory to seek out scents by note, name or perfumer. I think it's critical these functions be restored soon. The current condition of it is a blow to the entire online fragrance community.
    Edited by socalwoman - 5/20/13 at 6:33pm

    5/20/13 at 1:57pm

    lpp said:



    While we're talking about the Directory, does anyone know why we now have 'a review on' ?

    It's a bit strange really and an answer has not yet been forthcoming.

     

     

    5/20/13 at 2:09pm

    Grant said:



    Thanks Quarry - and others - for putting things all in one place. I'll pass this on.

     

    Oh, and the picture looks quite accurate - have you got a hidden camera set up here?

    5/20/13 at 3:23pm

    hednic said:



    Thanks for you work on this Quarry.

    5/20/13 at 6:30pm

    kbe said:



    I've made up my mind to sit back, enjoy what I can on this, the first flush, and wait for the finished product. 

    5/20/13 at 9:08pm

    30 Roses said:



    Good idea to put the suggestions in one place-- thank you, Quarry.

     

    Wardrobes:  I miss the ability to add text.  Not all fragrances we own are in the directory.

     

    Messaging:  It would be great to have the ability to download private messages again.  

                       Also the ability to move "sent" messages to a folder (at present, only inbox messages can be stored in a folder.)

     

    **Can anyone clarify how many private messages we can store?   Is the number the same as under the old Basenotes? 

    5/21/13 at 12:26am

    hedonist222 said:



    Also, the ability to export private messages,

    5/21/13 at 12:34am

    Marais said:



    The 'logout' button disappears from the top right corner when I am browsing forums and I have to go back to 'my profile' to log out. Is this intentional? (using Safari on desktop or iPad).

    5/21/13 at 12:41am

    teardrop said:



    Quote:
    Originally Posted by 30 Roses View Post

    **Can anyone clarify how many private messages we can store?   Is the number the same as under the old Basenotes? 

     

    As all of my previously deleted PMs have magically reappeared, at the moment it seems there is no limit, but clarification on this would be useful!

     

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Marais View Post

    The 'logout' button disappears from the top right corner when I am browsing forums and I have to go back to 'my profile' to log out. Is this intentional? (using Safari on desktop or iPad).

     

    l agree this is annoying, & l would like to know if this can be changed?

    5/21/13 at 1:32am

    lpp said:



    Sorry, no idea about pm's as it's different for Plus members.

     

    Initially, I found going back to My Profile to log out annoying, but then realised that I can see updates in the 'Your Recent Activity' section whilst doing this, so have come to appreciate it (or just got used to it, maybe).

     

     

    And a big thanks to Quarry :)

    5/21/13 at 2:06am

    gimmegreen said:



    Thanks for doing this Quarry and quite understand how inundated Grant must be at the moment.

     

    An important wish around reviews for some of us is the restoration of the button to click on any particular reviewer to see all their reviews in one place. Handy also to stay on top of one's own reviews.

     

    I had listed several things that could be improved re reviews in this thread:  http://www.basenotes.net/t/371883/site-is-currently-unfriendly-towards-reviews-and-reviewers to which others have added.

     

    An important thread is here:

    http://www.basenotes.net/t/371838/where-is-the-list-of-my-reviews

    with replies by huddlersteph

     

    Reviews and fragrance directory issues are of primary importance to me - but realize they may not be for everyone else.

    5/21/13 at 2:08am

    mumsy said:



    Nice idea Quarry for a master list. The depth and width thing is an issue for maximising the viewed info. I made a huge list for Steph so no need to add it all on here as she's seen it.

     

    I've been using BN for chat but it doesn't do the searchy stuff that I used to use it for anymore. I'm haclass="