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    Re: The NonBlonde :-(

    Oh this is really sad. I really enjoyed her blog, and though I couldn't say I knew Gaia, we did exchange a few emails over the years and she was always delightful to communicate with. My thoughts,...
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    Re: Why has my post count gone down - again?

    Further Update

    - All* of Bavard's, kbe's and sexysmells's started threads and posts have now been imported.


    To do

    - Import the 7,500 posts replying to the threads started by Bavard, kbe...
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    Re: Why has my post count gone down - again?

    Update

    Had a sick family over the weekend so didn't get much time to look at this, but currently on it. Missing Posts should all be back tomorrow / Weds. Missing post counts will be dealt with...
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    Re: Why has my post count gone down - again?

    Okay, just a heads up.

    I've turned off new registrations for the time being, so that should temporarily solve the spam issue. I'm going to be spending tomorrow merging a backup database with thew...
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    Re: Why has my post count gone down - again?

    We're having major issues with the Spam tool on the site at the moment. It's been behaving erratically, and seems to be randomly dishing out bans and deleting the wrong stuff. I'm going to check with...
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    Re: Why has my post count gone down - again?

    For some reason, which I am looking into now, Bavard was accidentally banned. We've had a biiig influx in spam lately, and it looks like B's account got caught in the crossfire.

    As a result all of...
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    Re: Captcha bot check for mobile device users

    And I agree with it being annoying
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    Re: Captcha bot check for mobile device users

    Before the weekend we had an IP address attack the site which caused it to be very slow, and unrepsonsive. Some setting were adjusted to basically put them off, but it looks like the settings were...
  9. Re: Still making Basenotes Awesomer / more info / cake sale / new BN Plus

    Hey maybe I can code it so you can choose what colour your stars are :)
  10. Re: Still making Basenotes Awesomer / more info / cake sale / new BN Plus

    Thank you to all you lovely people who have ordered cake!

    I'm taking on everyones thoughts about the logo.... We're def gonna stay green I reckon! It keeps it tethered. Will take on all feedback...
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    Re: Help Basenotes become awesomer

    Hello! Updates here

    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/468381-Still-making-Basenotes-Awesomer-more-info-cake-sale-new-BN-Plus
  12. Still making Basenotes Awesomer / more info / cake sale / new BN Plus

    Hello everyone

    Just over a year ago, I posted a thread entitled Help Basenotes become awesomer, and many of you did help, and may have noticed that Basenotes is still normal, and not yet awesomer,...
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    Re: Where have all the women gone?

    Update on Tues! I'm away with the kids at mo, but I'll be communicating better as from next week!
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    Re: Can't get PayPal to work

    I'll take a look. Alternatively you can PayPal me directly on info@basenotes.net and I'll set it up manually?
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    Re: Help Basenotes become awesomer

    Thank you, JBS1, Kiliwia and JakeStiebs! You have bought the remaining three cups of coffee (or tea!)
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    Re: Help Basenotes become awesomer

    Thanks Liz B!



    There's a bit of me that thinks the coffee cups should only be for people that donated when we did the original coffee cup drive ten years ago, but some people weren't even here...
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    Re: The official Jeremy Fragrance fragrance thread

    This just a quirk of when the fragrance was announced. When I'm approving fragrances the algorithm is skewed towards listing them in reserve launch date order. As a result, anything launching in 2019...
  18. Re: Request: Download wardrobe as pdf or excel file. (time saver)

    This was a previous feature for Basenotes Plus members, but it got removed in an update. I may consider re-introducing it if people would find it useful
  19. Re: Fragrance house not listed with name in wardrobe?

    All should be fixed now
  20. Re: These new overlap ads are so $#_#&$ing annoying!

    Yeah that does look annoying. I’ll take a look next year!


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    Re: Suddenly showing eBay ads at page bottoms

    Okay, it should now hide for BN+ users who have the no-ads option.

    Background on the eBay ads:

    Ideally I'd like to have no ads on the site, but that's not going to allow the site to support...
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    Re: Suddenly showing eBay ads at page bottoms

    Shouldn’t be showing in this case. Must have coded wrong. I’ll look in the morning and fix. Sorry.


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    Re: Why has my post count gone down?

    I've run the script twice now, so its added twice the amount of missing ones which seems to be nearer than what people are reporting. :)
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    Re: Why has my post count gone down?

    If you have a star missing, this will turn up soon, once the system catches up
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    Re: Help Basenotes become awesomer

    Okay, this bits done now. Next task. Merge the Huddler forum posts back in to the system
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    Re: Why has my post count gone down?

    Okay, I have made a script that basically looks at every thread posted by Basenotes Robot made before the 'incident'. It then counted all of the posts made by each member in each thread and added...
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    Re: Inconsistent email notifications

    This is puzzling as the mail queue is up to date (sometimes there's an issue, where there is a crapload of outgoing mail in there and it takes ages to send it as it does it in batches). I'm not sure...
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    Re: Moderator's access to member PM

    1) The only time Mods / Judith / Furrypine would have access to a PM would be if the PM was reported, in which case it appears in the back end for us to look over. (ie, if someone reports a spam PM)....
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    Re: Why has my post count gone down?

    This is basically what happened. Basenotes Robot accidentally got wiped out, and with it, all the SOTD and article comment threads got wiped out. All of the posts are restored but while the posts are...
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    Re: Help Basenotes become awesomer

    Okay, quick update!


    Firstly thank you to all who have bought cocktails, if for some reason you’ve not got a cocktail and you’ve paid for one, please give me a nudge as I might have missed it.
    ...
  31. Re: Pierre Guillaume's newest fragrance, Mécanique du Désir, is an ode to 'dirty engine grease'

    @Wild Gardener

    Violet lead sounds like it would be interesting, sadly its just a typo for Violet Leaf (!) -- I've fixed it now :)
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    Re: Help Basenotes become awesomer

    I think I've finally caught up with everyone that's donated. Many, MANY thanks!!

    Currently my kids are off school due to the summer holidays, so they're keeping me a bit tied up, but once they're...
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    Re: Help Basenotes become awesomer

    There's an issue with the samsung browser where it hides part of the site if you are using an adblocker
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    Re: Help Basenotes become awesomer

    I'm on vacation at the moment with my kids, but will catch up with this asap
  35. Thread: Birthdays

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    Re: Birthdays

    Bingo!
  36. Re: Basenotes Posts from 2000 - 2003 now online here

    I might merge them in with the main discussions at some point, though I'm sure we'll get some people responding to an 18 year old thread and wondering why the original poster hasn't replied to their...
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    Re: I can only see the first page of reviews

    Hello ;)

    Should be fixed now !
  38. Re: Basenotes Posts from 2000 - 2003 now online here

    This one?
  39. Re: Can anything be done to get rid of the 6 posts by usernames 218 & 183?

    Done!
  40. Re: Basenotes Posts from 2000 - 2003 now online here

    Oh of course! I think I did the search wrong for the join dates! Sorry Chuck!
  41. Basenotes Posts from 2000 - 2003 now online here

    Basenotes hasn’t always been on these forums. As I’m preparing to move off of vBulletin to something new, I’m making sure all the posts that should be in the forums are here.
    When the website began...
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    Re: I can only see the first page of reviews

    Arse.

    I’ll have some time tomorrow morning. I’ll take a gander.
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    Re: Inconsistent email notifications

    I'm looking into this now
  44. Thread: Database Errors

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    Re: Database Errors

    Okay, we were down* yesterday with a big database error

    I thought i'd fixed it, then went out to collect someone from an airport, went to bed, and then in the morning realised it didn't fix it....
  45. Thread: Database Errors

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    Database Errors

    I've been getting a few database error messages today, looking into it now
  46. Re: SOTD Landing Page Never Closes Connection on Android Chrome

    Weird -- I'll see if I can replicate it
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    Re: Pink Text: Does this happen to anyone else?

    I've never seen it before either -- does it happen on any other website or software?
  48. Thread: PayPal glitch?

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    Re: PayPal glitch?

    Hi Claire!

    i’ll take a look
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    Re: Help Basenotes become awesomer

    Ok, so here's the plan!

    I'm going to be upgrading the forum software to XenForo 2. It's similar enough to the current software, so that it won't be a culture shock, but it plays nicely on mobile,...
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    Re: Help Basenotes become awesomer

    Thanks everyone, I think I have cocktailed everyone so far :)

    For those wanting an alternative to Paypal, I'm looking into it

    This week I'll give an update as to what we're going to be doing...
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    Re: Can't see any thread if signed out

    Looks like a bug, from a recent plugin. Will take a look shortly


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    Delay in emails / updates

    Hello all,
    Just to give you a heads up that there may be some delay in receiving emails from the site (like the thread or PM notification ones). This is because I’m having to send out a lovely email...
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    Re: Help Basenotes become awesomer

    Thanks everyone -- bit behind in Martini glasses as have been elsewhere, but will catch up today
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    Re: Help Basenotes become awesomer

    Thank you thank you thank you to all of you who have contributed. I am so appreciative!

    I've martini'd up everyone who wants one, but some of the contributions haven't had a username attached to...
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    Re: Help Basenotes become awesomer

    The new forums will have responsive mobile support! Finally!
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    Re: Hiding certain topics or user(s)

    There's no option in the software to ignore certain threads sadly, but hopefully something can be done when we upgrade :)
  57. Re: Sample Pass - Speed Smelling 2017 Postmodern Collection

    Okay, I've got these in the directory now if people wanted to review / sotd etc:

    They won't show up in the search til tomorrow so linking here for reference:



    Nelly Hachem-Ruiz
    Dominique...
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    Re: Help Basenotes become awesomer

    My apologies, done!
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    Re: Help Basenotes become awesomer

    Yep, we'll be going all https:// when we upgrade the forum too :)
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    Re: Help Basenotes become awesomer

    I think I've badged up everyone -- if anyone hasn't got one that should have one, can you let me know?




    If you really wish to. No obligation or expectation though



    Good taste
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    Re: Help Basenotes become awesomer

    Hello all

    I'm pretty overwhelmed with not only the generosity of all of you, but also some of the kind words you've been sending too!

    I really appreciate it.

    I'm going to catch up with...
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    Re: Feature Request: reviews in feeds

    I'm looking to implement this when we move to the new forums software. :)
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    Re: Help Basenotes become awesomer

    I might make a banner today

    Thank you

    That's fine, but you'll have to have it in a Martini glass with an olive in it

    Phew

    Cheers :)
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    Re: Mark Forums as Read not working

    I'll have a look and see if there is anything obvious!
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    Re: Help Basenotes become awesomer

    :P




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    Re: Help Basenotes becoming awesomer

    Thank you!



    Cheers



    Of course, Tanqueray it is.
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    Re: Help Basenotes becoming awesomer

    Yeah that's just how things work round here I reckon. Add something, something else breaks. I reckon it might right itself when you add a new one tomorrow (here's hoping)
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    Re: Help Basenotes becoming awesomer

    I've drawn a quick cocktail icon. You're all getting Gin Martinis
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    Re: Help Basenotes becoming awesomer

    It's nowhere obvious yet*, but for now people can paypal using the link in the original post

    *I should do this :)


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    Help Basenotes become awesomer

    Basenotes began life around 18 years ago, it started as a hobby -- something I did in my spare time -- and grew to something a lot bigger. If you enjoy using the site, or have done in the past, I'm...
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    Re: Bleu de Chanel Parfum Available Now!!!

    Oh go on then
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    Re: Bleu de Chanel Parfum Available Now!!!

    June 1st in the UK
  73. Thread: Antaeus Down

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    Re: Antaeus Down

    Going to wait til after the weekend and look then. I’d rather the pages worked for now and work on the money bit later!


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  74. Thread: Antaeus Down

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    Re: Antaeus Down

    Annoyingly I've had to turn off the bit which tells you which stores sell them, which will tank the revenue, but at least the pages load now and I can deal with the shop bit another time!


    Sent...
  75. Thread: Antaeus Down

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    Re: Antaeus Down

    Okay, done some fiddling, can anyone let me know if its still not working. I can get the pages to load on Safari (Mac/iOS), Chrome (Windows,Mac,iOS) and Edge (Windows)
  76. Thread: Antaeus Down

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    Re: Antaeus Down

    Fixed it for you ;)



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  77. Thread: Antaeus Down

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    Re: Antaeus Down

    I've had someone try MS Edge as well, and not working there either.


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  78. Thread: Antaeus Down

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    Re: Antaeus Down

    If anyone is experiencing this too, can you let me know which browser you are using, so I can rule that out, or work around it somehow

    Cheers



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    Re: Antaeus Down

    Just tried some of the Chanel ones in Chrome and it's not working for me. For some reason they were working for me in Safari

    I'm really really sorry about this. I'm not sure what's causing it,...
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    Moderator Changes

    Hello all

    We've some changed to the moderation team

    Firstly, we're saying goodbye to RedneckPerfumisto as a moderator. I hope you will all join me in thanking 'red' for his time as a moderator...
  81. Sticky: Re: Photobucket broken for images posted in threads

    I'm going to sticky this for a bit, as it may be useful for many


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  82. Thread: Antaeus Down

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    Re: Antaeus Down

    Trying something else:

    We use Cloudflare on the site, which is a Content Delivery Network, which helps cache pages and speed up the site. I'm wondering if they cached the pages when there was an...
  83. Domain transferral - possible downtime, but hope not

    Quick heads up

    I'm transferring the Basenotes domain name to a new registrar, there may be some downtime, but should be okay. But a heads up just in case

    Cheers
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    Re: Antaeus Down

    Darn, thought I'd just fixed this
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    Re: Can't access forum from mobile

    Looking into this, but can't seem to replicate it. Will keep trying


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  86. Re: Insecure login (username / password are transmitted over plain HTTP)

    I agree, the site should be on a secure server.

    I'm currently starting the process of converting the site to new software and using HTTPS, but this will take time and money.

    Previous advise...
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    Re: Reader Awards 2017?

    Hasn't always been. At its peak we had about 5,000 entrants. I know site traffic has dropped since then, but not by that much


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    Re: Reader Awards 2017?

    This is the second year in a row I haven't done the awards.

    It's a shame as I enjoy them and I think it's a fun idea, but the last time I did it we had about 70-80 people fill in the form, despite...
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    Re: Can't access forum from mobile

    Hello!

    I’ve tried with the Samsung browser and it seems okay to me

    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180406/b66bf3609793375bc12f39f6fab53006.jpg

    Which device are you using?


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    Re: Can't access forum from mobile

    Hello

    I'm going to attempt to obtain a device with a Samsung Browser and check it out.

    Regards
  91. Re: Editing window too short, before editing tags are added

    Hello!

    I've now made it one hour!


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    Re: Vintage Forum thread do not get bumped

    Should be fixed now - sorry it took so long, just working sloooooowly through my Todo list
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    Re: Vintage Forum thread do not get bumped

    Bump
  94. Re: Grant's new thread isn't loading-- "too many redirections"

    Should be okay now. Tapatalk turned my old school smilies in the title to emoji’s which vbulletin doesn’t like


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  95. Re: Grant's new thread isn't loading-- "too many redirections"

    I’ll have a look


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  96. Re: Hunter by Atkinsons (1988 and discontinued) - Any alternative?

    (Note: I’ve moved this thread to this forum at the request of the OP)
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    Re: Server is c..r..a..w..l..i..n..g today

    I’m not sure why the default VBulletin skin is available. Weird!


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    Re: Server is c..r..a..w..l..i..n..g today

    Mini update:

    1. I'm going to make a post tomorrow about The State of The Union Basenotes
    2. I've signed up for a GDPR day for small businesses in a few weeks, hopefully can shed some light on it....
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    Re: Server is c..r..a..w..l..i..n..g today

    Shhhh. Don’t speak too loudly, it’s sure to break it...


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    Re: Server is c..r..a..w..l..i..n..g today

    I’m going to reply again to this (hopefully) later today. I’ve been helping someone move house today, and yesterday had hospital appointment for kids so its been a bit Basenotes Lite! Thanks all.
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