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    Sticky: Re: Welcome to Just Starting Out...

    Welcome jasonbourne and anne north, I look forward to hearing all about your fragrant journeys!


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    Welcome Sevenbells and SardO! I hope you'll both enjoy your time here and expand this fascinating hobby


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    Welcome Noaman, I hope you enjoy the chat


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    Welcome meeks973, I'm sure you will find lots of useful information here and the Just Starting Out and DIY boards are great places to start. Enjoy!


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    Welcome Sago Palm! I hope you find lots of info and advice as well as having lots of fun. I owned two and a half fragrances when I became involved with Basenotes. I won't tell you how many I own...
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    Welcome Koinzell! I personally like the service you (hopefully) receive at the counter, the ability to spray and walk around for an hour before deciding and all the free samples to try. However if...
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    You're welcome! Have a look in the just starting out forum for advice and if you can't find a thread that suits, create one asking the questions you want to ask. You'll get more replies over there.
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    Welcome Jgreens, I'm sure most people would join me in recommending a "trial" day around the shops. I have come back from such a day scrawled in pen to remind myself which smells where which! As...
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    Hi Redzone, welcome! I'm sure you will find many great recommendations coming your way. You will quickly find some new fragrances to enjoy and new friends to discuss them with.


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    They all think that p1trick ;-) I hope you enjoy finding out more and that you manage to stick to your new year plan! It's good to have you


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  11. Re: Oilahuasca & Serotonin From Nature & Lucid Dreams

    Hi Bill,

    Whilst I received alerts for updates to threads, I have not received any to say that I have new PMs. I have just checked my PMs and answered every one including yours. None of the team,...
  12. Re: Oilahuasca & Serotonin From Nature & Lucid Dreams

    I will address the points you make islearom:

    My comment asking everyone to refrain from name calling referred to everyone. Everyone includes the OP.

    Most of my interactions happen via PM. The...
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    Welcome p1trick - I'd like to know what happens to that figure in another six months ;-)


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  14. Re: Oilahuasca & Serotonin From Nature & Lucid Dreams

    I'm not accusing you of anything David but if you would like to PM me I would be more than happy to discuss your concerns.

    My not being open about everything is the fine line between not...
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    Welcome redbull1969, I hope you find lots of useful information to turn your world upside down in a good way!


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    I refer to the comment Paul made here about the OP not being welcome and, again, there is much more going on than is visible on the threads. My thoughts and actions are coloured by every interaction,...
  17. Re: Oilahuasca & Serotonin From Nature & Lucid Dreams

    But it is a coordinated action against a member. It's not acceptable. I wouldn't allow anyone to do it to you or Paul Bill and I won't allow it to happen any other member.


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  18. Oilahuasca & Serotonin From Nature & Lucid Dreams

    Because the OP posted about his personal experience and Paul tried to rustle up a posse to run someone out of town and tell them they are not allowed here. No member has that right or that power.
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    An absolute pleasure. Please feel free to contact me if you have any further queries or comments.


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    I totally understand how you feel Bill in terms of locking of threads and intervention where intervention was not appropriate.

    This is not going to happen going forward. We were the only forum I...
  21. Thierry Mugler Amen Collection for a Limited Time at The BAY in SCRABOROUGH T...

    Absolutely. Member feedback has shown that there is little more off putting than direct selling in the boards but if an interesting and relative conversation can grow out of this then fabulous.

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    Can everyone please remember that whilst the code of conduct considers attacking a post to be perfectly reasonable, attacking posters is not. If people who want to see a thread disappear stopped...
  23. Re: Thierry Mugler Amen Collection for a Limited Time at The BAY in SCRABOROUGH TOWN CENTRE TORONTO

    Hi Teresa,

    Welcome to Basenotes. These forums are for fragrance lovers to discuss their hobby and make friends with similar interests.

    As such, direct selling or promoting is not permitted here...
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    That's exactly my point David - no moderation required! Surely the heavy handed moderation would be to lock the thread rather than advise people to post only where they are interested?


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    I agree that it is difficult to see how the original post is relevant to the forum, but I disagree that everyone is just trying to help. There have been some pretty judgemental posts and I have had a...
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    Welcome el1001!

    I hope you enjoy the time you spend here. I look forward to reading your posts.

    Danielle


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    Welcome whenhairymetsally,

    I wish you happy lurking and look forward to you leaving the shadows to join the chat!

    Danielle
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    Re: Thank you to Stuigi and LPP

    Hi 30 Roses, Grant is the MP moderator, I'm the community manager and Deadidol, Furrypine and Rum make up the rest of the team. Redneck Perfumisto has been taking a break but I hope we will have him...
  29. Re: Think Lord Of The Rings :) Scents that remind you of middle earth

    Pre adventures Bilbo is definitely an Esprit du Tigre kind of guy - leather waistcoat, pocket full of cough candy. When he comes back it would be something much earthier or a bracing salty aqua but...
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    Re: Men use women's perfume

    I am often fascinated by the point you raise lpp. Female sexuality is so much less at risk of attack than male, in this sense. Generally speaking there is not the social pressure on women to "prove"...
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    Re: A note on page loading times

    Thank you both, I will pass this on
  32. PLEASE NOTE: Amendment to the Code of Conduct

    Please note the addition of the following paragraph. I hope this clarifies our intentions. I welcome any questions via PM if clarification is required.

    Many thanks,

    Danielle
    Community Manager...
  33. Re: PM's were sorted into folders, not anymore...

    Hi Master-Classter, Hi JiveHippo I am sorry you are still waiting on a response for this. I will speak to Grant today and see what I can advise you. Of course the system over here is run on different...
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    Re: Should'nt they be sued ?

    iivanita, as we have discussed extensively via PM I am here to discuss any concerns that you may have about the community. I am not prepared to allow you to level accusations at any of my volunteer...
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    Re: A note on objections

    Thank you saminlondon. I couldn't agree more! I am very much of the opinion that you can't please all of the people all of the time. The idea was that if SOMEONE turns into some people, it is...
  36. Re: Well projecting/lasting summer vetiver that is casual/younger?

    Love Guerlain Vetiver and wear it often (as a - hopefully - very unrugged female) so would urge you to give it a second go!

    I think Nu Green by Honore des Pres has already been mentioned, and I...
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    Re: Aventus way too overrated?

    Could I politely ask that any issues that are not about the magic or otherwise of Aventus be dealt with by private message? If my assistance is required on either or both sides, please do not...
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    Re: S.O.T.D. - Thursday, 14 November 2013

    Good morning, thanks for the lovely welcoming words the last few times I've posted here. Lovely reading this thread, always.

    In a No.5 rut I guess - will shake it up tomorrow!

    Have a great...
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    A note on groups

    Hello,

    I would like to highlight the new groups tab next to forums at the top of the page. Please feel free to create groups, mingle and talk about something other than fragrance (I know, why...
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    Re: A note on objections

    Lots of posts so I'll summarise my thoughts rather than quoting each bit.

    In terms of positive reinforcement, yes we feel that is a great way to encourage solid contributions - the like button was...
  41. Re: Looking for a bright, energetic fragrance

    Something bright and spring-like in the Penhaligons' range might work - Douro and Extract of Limes are among my favourites.

    Also check out Ormonde Jayne's Zizan. Very vibrant, grassy, citrus.
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    Re: S.O.T.D. - Tuesday, 12 November 2013

    Good afternoon, No.5 today. Needed something anchoring to cling to today and this classic does that for me. It also makes people do a double take when I'm buying milk out in my slippers.
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    Re: A note on objections

    I've gone quiet as Grant and I are back to the drawing board on this for the time being. We still want the button to be an opportunity to self regulate, but we need to see how best to implement it....
  44. Re: Is there anything wrong with spraying cologne on your clothes?

    I agree with Diamondflame, though would just say it's worth experimenting. I tried Miller Harris' L'air de Rein when someone spritzed it on me, missing my wrist entirely and getting it all over my...
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    Re: New to fragrance community!

    Welcome! Just so you know Basenotes accepts no responsibility for the fact that your collection will probably triple pretty fast ;-)

    Enjoy and I look forward to seeing you around.
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    Re: S.O.T.D. - Wednesday, 6 November 2013

    Got a part wholemeal, part white flour loaf baking this morning, so I am wearing Jo Malone English Pear and Fressia. Windfall apples and pears and the smell of baking are my favourite things in...
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    Re: A note on page loading times

    Thanks for the feedback guys
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    A note on page loading times

    Just to let you know Grant had a meeting today and we are having a server revamp at the weekend for a few more pennies a month to increase speed of the site.

    Please bear with us and we will...
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    A note on objections

    There seems to be a little confusion regarding the objection button so I would just like to explain a little more here.

    Basically the objection button is self-moderation. It is for those who think...
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    Re: Welcome Home!

    Agree, thanks Teardrop. If those members who are involved in this thread could assist in spreading the word and I will make a note in the announcements.
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    No way! If a worker injures themselves on your property whilst engaged to work for you they can sue?! Fellow Brits, does that hold here?!
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    Re: Welcome Home!

    If everyone were as reasonable and nice as the majority it would be perfect. Sadly this is not the case. Members have actually left the boards for being bullied when they have reported or objected to...
  53. Re: Recently bought TM Pure Malt - seeking advice on next fragrance

    Perfumer Francis Kurkdijan is in my top five hero noses, so for me it would be Le Male all the way :-) It is a bit less "really love it or really hate it" now than when it was launched because it...
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    Re: Off Topic

    I love this post. It sums it up perfectly.

    Edit: Just seen SOTD on FFD. Love it :-) So friendly, warm and chatty. Much better to have that vibe in the SOTD threads than posting one word answers in...
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    Ha! That dog would fit in a sandwich! Thanks for taking a positive approach Evangeline.

    Sorry Tony, but that's the point! It's not supposed to be the same.

    More on groups soon. Am thinking of...
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    Re: Is it me or base notes?

    Hi,

    Have moved this here as Grant is more likely to see it and it's a tech question.

    Data is currently being migrated. We generated a LOT of data in 6 months, so please bear with us. Am...
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    Re: Samples to suggest

    Ok, in that case you will probably have a field day with Penhaligons as their barber shop history still informs a lot of their scents. Blenheim Bouquet, Extract of Limes, Eau De Cologne and Juniper...
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    Re: Store testing etiquette

    I couldn't agree more - I always have to take home and try before I buy. The temperature changes of going in and out, the scented air (as you say Ursula) the way a fragrance develops and reacts with...
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    Sticky: Off-Topic

    Anyone following the welcome home thread will know that suggestions for off-topic withdrawal symptom management have been:

    Create user managed groups
    Write and maintain user blogs
    Have a single...
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    Re: Samples to suggest

    Hi and welcome!

    Perhaps a little more info about what kinds of fragrances you like and currently wear will help people to nudge you in the right direction?
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    Re: Store testing etiquette

    What a HORRIBLE attitude. Unfortunately I think this demeanour is what commissioned based sales can sometimes encourage? I've worked in sales and retail on and off for 19 years and have seen...
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    Re: Welcome Home!

    Not seeing anything but a good idea Jack Hunter! I mentioned somewhere, in this and other conversations, that off-topic groups are the way to go. They are not moderated and are the responsibility of...
  63. Re: Can't access website thru MacBook using Safari, Chrome, Fire Fox

    How bizarre! I will attempt to get some answers for you The Bark.

    Please bear with me,

    Danielle
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    Re: Welcome Home!

    Hi Kalli,

    Ironically, I feel it's lost that personal touch BECAUSE of off-topic. People are doing all the getting to know you in there. None of the team is going to delete or ban over a post that...
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    Re: Welcome Home!

    Off-topic - please feel free to start groups to discuss off-topic. Also hoping to bring the chat room back when the data and speed are sorted.

    As Evangeline kindly says, people get to know each...
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    Re: Welcome Home!

    It is possible to object to mod posts in exactly the same way as everyone else's.

    Admin is the only exception. Thankfully or some of my notices recently would disappear pretty quickly ;-)

    Am...
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    Re: Welcome Home!

    Well part of the rationale behind the objection button is that it is nothing to do with our opinion - it's yours! We are not passing judgement as to what we feel is acceptable, you are. It would be...
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    Re: Welcome Home!

    Hi all, just wanted to demystify the new objection button.

    The mod team will not be collating data as to who objected to what. Nor will we be deciding why the objection was made. If enough people...
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    Re: Off Topic

    Trust me - I've spent the best part of a decade persuading Grant to turn this into a huge, advert splattered, any traffic counts money maker. Now, confound it all, he has infected me with his...
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    Re: Off Topic

    We are not closing Basenotes or banning you guys from communicating! No need to miss anyone or feel that you won't be able to get to know each other, just there maybe not so much about what you had...
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    Re: Off Topic

    Even if the poll confirmed the wish to bring back off topic (and recent experience leads me to believe that the majority of the thousands of regular members would not be in favour at this time) it is...
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    Re: Off Topic

    One of my favourite Aesop's fables as a kid was the one about the man with the donkey walking to market with his son. The moral was basically that you can't please all of the people all of the time. ...
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    Re: Off Topic

    Firstly, this is not a moderating decision as mentioned above. This is a decision taken by Grant and myself. It is a decision based on an incredibly high volume of complaints and what we felt to be a...
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    Re: Welcome Home!

    No small amount of thanks to the mod team - you guys have been through a lot and are still friendly helpful and full of fragrant enthusiasm. Virtual hugs, pats on the back and chinking glasses all...
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    Re: Off Topic

    Just want to comment on this as I can understand the confusion. The decision was taken to keep these boards because fashion, cosmetics and grooming have huge cross overs with fragrance - same houses,...
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    Re: Off Topic

    I would just like to clarify that no individual member is behind any move we make, ever. Basenotes has never positioned itself to compete or imitate where social networking is concerned. It is not...
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    Re: Off Topic

    This is a decision taken for reasons mentioned by Rubegon above. The off-topic was taking up a lot of time, was nothing to do with the purpose of the site and was diluting the impact of this unique...
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    Welcome Home!

    Welcome to the new platform! Some of you will find the new look very familiar, and some may have some exploring to do. However we hope all of you will find it easy to navigate and easy to use.

    If...
  79. Re: Bad Experience in China: Eau Sauvage attracted The Police.

    They are not. Please stick to deconstruction and discussion of the post, not the OP.
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