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View Poll Results: SHould we ban all future Kouros posts?

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  • Yes. I’m tired of reading about that damn frag!

    16 19.75%
  • No. For better or worse, Kouros is too powerful to ignore!

    50 61.73%
  • What is this Kouros you speak of, and what kind sir might send me a sample?

    5 6.17%
  • Kouros? I though you said churros. Mmmm, churros! (slobberslobberdrool)

    10 12.35%
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    Default Kouros: Can we ban all future threads on it?

    Since March, we have had five threads that either say, "I like it!" "I hate it!" or "I don't get it!" A search comes up with 128 threads that have Kouros in the title (129 now, damnit!). For sake of comparison, Angel has 70 threads and Green Irish Tweed has only 31 threads (and half of those are probably about Green Frich Tweed).

    I get it. Some of you think it smells like god's sweat, some of you think it smells like sweaty cat pee and never the twain shall meet. Is there any reason to use up valuable bandwidth by continuing to rehash the same opinions? I say it's time to move on.

    Fellow basenoters, I hereby move that we ban all future threads on Kouros and instead just put up a sticky that links to selected previous postings.

    Do I hear a second?

    P.S. Yes, I've tried it. No, I'm not going to tell you what I think, because, who cares?

    Adden-dumb: This is half in jest, so relax and have some fun with it. Personally, I think we should ban posts on any and all fragrances. We don't want basenotes to become known as the fragrance community, do we?
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    Default Re: Kouros: Can we ban all future threads on it?

    Had to check option 2: No. For better or worse, Kouros is too powerful to ignore!
    ...as there was no option 5: No, but we SHOULD ban all future threads on CREED *yawn*.


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    Default Re: Kouros: Can we ban all future threads on it?

    For the benefit of all who come after us, the argument should continue!
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    Default Re: Kouros: Can we ban all future threads on it?

    It's like any other group of threads that pop up all at once... just ignore them if you don't want to read about their topic. That is what I, and many other members, have to do daily.

    If I voted yes then would this thread have to be banned?

    I vote for churros... mmmm tasty

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    Default Re: Kouros: Can we ban all future threads on it?

    Hearing about Kouros makes me feel dirty. Not dirty in a kinky way, dirty in a "oh no, I stepped in some dog crap" way. I'd rather go out in public with a generous dose of MKK or Kingdom than Kouros...
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    Default Re: Kouros: Can we ban all future threads on it?

    why? if they did that then there'd be precedence to close threads on anything thats been discussed already...
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    Default Re: Kouros: Can we ban all future threads on it?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dimitri View Post
    Had to check option 2: No. For better or worse, Kouros is too powerful to ignore!
    ...as there was no option 5: No, but we SHOULD ban all future threads on CREED *yawn*.

    Yes, Option #5!

    But #4 seems like the closest, so that is what I chose.

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    Smile Re: Kouros: Can we ban all future threads on it?

    I take this as a lighthearted, fun thread and should reiterate my opinion that Kouros is an absolute masterpiece and a classic. I also always welcome all other opinions seriously.
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    Default Re: Kouros: Can we ban all future threads on it?

    Don't like it, don't wear it. Sick of the threads? Don't read them.
    Last edited by Aaron01; 21st April 2008 at 04:32 PM.

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    Default Re: Kouros: Can we ban all future threads on it?

    if I were ever in favor of banning anything, I'd go for option #5 too...

    but I'm not...
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    Default Re: Kouros: Can we ban all future threads on it?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dimitri View Post
    Had to check option 2: No. For better or worse, Kouros is too powerful to ignore!
    ...as there was no option 5: No, but we SHOULD ban all future threads on CREED *yawn*.

    /Agree
    Coming from Western Australia, where AFAIK no Creeds are available to sample anywhere, I could not care less about Creed this, and creed that. To me its overpriced, overworshipped, smelly alcohol water. Why pay three times as much for something for the 'prestiege and mystery' behind it when what you can get much cheaper has just as much, if not more, appeal to it.
    On topic, I have a mini of Kouros, and while I can see some liking it, it is definately not for me.
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    Default Re: Kouros: Can we ban all future threads on it?

    Quote Originally Posted by EnvYuS View Post
    If I voted yes then would this thread have to be banned?
    But then we'd be stuck in some kind of continuous paradox where we'd never know if it was or wasn't banned and >pop!< [dpak's head explodes]

    All part of the fun, isn't it?

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    Default Re: Kouros: Can we ban all future threads on it?

    I trust the admins, no other step is neccessary whatsoever. This may be a funny question by intention, I understand, just in case someone would take it seriously...

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    Default Re: Kouros: Can we ban all future threads on it?

    I would make an option putting a "sticky" FAQ to deal with Creed and Kouros -

    "Q: I hate/love Kouros/Creed, should I post a thread on it?
    A: If you like, but first read the following threads and post there if you want to (list of links here)"
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    Default Re: Kouros: Can we ban all future threads on it?

    Option #5 sounds good to me.

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    Default Re: Kouros: Can we ban all future threads on it?

    We should ban Creed-bashing threads since they always emanate from those that just don't "get it" and never will.

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    Default Re: Kouros: Can we ban all future threads on it?

    There are many other threads I would ban first:
    1. How many sprays of X fragrance should I use?
    2. What would X wear?
    3. Creed blah blah blah
    etc. and many poorly written or ill conceived threads in general.

    However, I will always defend the rights of anyone to post just about any thread they want, as long as it's fragrance related. I just ignore the ones I have no interest in, as I always have.

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    Default Re: Kouros: Can we ban all future threads on it?

    Creed bashing has only intrigued me more to go ahead and try out their range....i also believe its gettign far more accessible to people and hence loosing out its charm of being exclusive to only a few...would definitely try out the MI, GIT, SMW, FV, OV, himalaya et al...

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    Default Re: Kouros: Can we ban all future threads on it?

    I agree, and add to the list:

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    Default Re: Kouros: Can we ban all future threads on it?

    I've always found those, "We shouldn't allow this, that, or the other to be talked about" threads that regularly pop up on pretty much every message board -really- irritate me. In a 'smirk and go about my day' sort of way, not a 'genuinely experience stress in my real life' sort of way. If some dude is obsessed over Kouros, then power to them. They can sing its praises every single day for all I care. I'd probably soon get sick of it and not READ those particular posts. Either people would respond or they wouldn't. Eventually, I'm thinking he'd get tired of posting the same daily thing without feedback.

    As far as the bandwidth debate -- Har! If I actually WERE pro-censorship, the first thing I'd weed out to clear bandwidth would probably be those SOTD posts. Huge chunk of posts Every Single Day regarding what fragrance other random dudes around the world are wearing. This doesn't interest me. I could also give less than a crap about 'What would (fictional character) wear?' Basically the same SOTD theme, only the 'random dude' doesn't even exist.

    The point is I don't CARE that it does seem to interest other people, so I don't get all up in arms to try to stifle them. (Second on my list of pet peeves are the exhaustive links full of 'Other Threads' coupled with a condescending point at the search function. In the time AND bandwidth it takes to do a search and post the links and berate the poster, a person COULD have just as easily answered the question and NOT been an ass.)

    (Hrm. My tone reads more bristly than I intend it... So let's add some smiley things. )

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    Default Re: Kouros: Can we ban all future threads on it?

    Quote Originally Posted by samplermike View Post
    We should ban Creed-bashing threads since they always emanate from those that just don't "get it" and never will.
    We should ban threads where Creedheads verbally abuse those that don't "get it", such as Luca Turin.
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    Default Re: Kouros: Can we ban all future threads on it?

    Quote Originally Posted by Aaron01 View Post
    Don't like it, don't wear it. Sick of the threads? Don't read them.
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    Default Re: Kouros: Can we ban all future threads on it?

    Like me very much the churros! With chocolate is even better! Is the food of my country!

    Kouros: I have it; I hardly ever wear it; to me it does not smell like the piss of the cat, but I do not love it. Maybe I am past it, beyond it, or just too old for it.
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    I want to give this a full wearing now.

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    Default Re: Kouros: Can we ban all future threads on it?

    Voted churros. I had a great churro at a local flea market on Sunday. Mmmmm.

    Kouros - I don't care.

    Creed - ban all mentions.
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    Default Re: Kouros: Can we ban all future threads on it?

    Quote Originally Posted by somethinpositiv View Post
    We should ban threads where Creedheads verbally abuse those that don't "get it", such as Luca Turin.
    LOL

    I guess we are not amongst the Enlightened Ones.

    Oh well!!
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    Kouros is a cool name. Doesn't bother me. Ha.

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    Default Re: Kouros: Can we ban all future threads on it?

    Even with only 500-ish posts, I've already become weary of certain thread topics - Creed, Kouros, 5-best, 10-best, what would [x] wear, what's a chick attractor, etc. etc. etc. etc. etc. They're all valid topics at some level, and they're all new to visitors who haven't taken the time to read back farther than a couple of months, but it does get tiresome sometimes. How do you kilo-posters manage to keep it fresh?
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    Default Re: Kouros: Can we ban all future threads on it?

    I love churros.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JaimeB View Post
    Like me very much the churros! With chocolate is even better!
    Oh yes, I still remember fondly the churros I ate with thick Spanish hot chocolate in Madrid 15 years ago...
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    Default Re: Kouros: Can we ban all future threads on it?

    Of course not.

    Do mathematicians ban the perennial discussion of Fermat's Last Theorem? No.

    Well, Kouros is our perennial mystery of callolfactology. Long may its fragrance lurk.

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    Default Re: Kouros: Can we ban all future threads on it?

    What's a churros? Can one get a vegetarian one? Tofuchurros?
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    Default Re: Kouros: Can we ban all future threads on it?

    Quote Originally Posted by tigrushka View Post
    Oh yes, I still remember fondly the churros I ate with thick Spanish hot chocolate in Madrid 15 years ago...

    Wow. That sounds de-lish. Okay, churros have my vote, too. I'm off to try to find a place that sells them, wearing Kouros, of course.

    PS: I think it's great when guys say they'd never wear Kouros. That means I'm one step closer to making Kouros mine, mine, MINE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Waaaaahhhhhaaaaaaahaaaaaaaa!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Churros are vegetarian...unless the batter contains eggs, im no cook haha. it's basically a fried/baked piece of dough that's like 6-10 inches long, in a tube shape and 1 inch think and it's covered in sugar and cinnamon. deliciousness defined.
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    Quote Originally Posted by reneirwold878 View Post
    Churros are vegetarian...unless the batter contains eggs, im no cook haha. it's basically a fried/baked piece of dough that's like 6-10 inches long, in a tube shape and 1 inch think and it's covered in sugar and cinnamon. deliciousness defined.
    Thanks, Reneirwold! I appreciate it very much and am now going to find some churros to eat or a recipe to make them myself.

    Thanks! I'll wear Kouros while eating a churros too.
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    You must have Spanish hot chocolate with them, it's almost porridge-thick and you dip the churros in it. Yumsters!
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    Default Re: Kouros: Can we ban all future threads on it?

    Quote Originally Posted by reneirwold878 View Post
    Churros are vegetarian...unless the batter contains eggs, im no cook haha. it's basically a fried/baked piece of dough that's like 6-10 inches long, in a tube shape and 1 inch think and it's covered in sugar and cinnamon. deliciousness defined.
    Cinnamon? Gack! Not in my world.

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    Heat the oil in a deep skillet. With the other ingredients, proceed as for a p&#226;te &#224; choux (cream-puff batter): Boil water with butter and salt until all the butter is melted, add the flour and stir vigorously over low heat until it forms a ball, then add the eggs one at a time, beating continuously until you get a smooth paste. Put the mixture into a pastry bag with a large star tip, and squeeze out a few inches at a time into the hot oil. Cook about four minutes. Drain on paper towels, and sprinkle with sugar.

    The eggs and butter make them not vegan, but I think many vegetarians are ovo-lacto-vegetarians. Vegans resolutely refuse any "stolen animal products," such as eggs, milk (including cheese and butter), honey, etc.

    If you want to pretend that you are in Spain, you eat these with a very thick Spanish-style hot chocolate, the kind that's thickened with cornstarch.

    Mmmm, &#161;sabroso!
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    Default Re: Kouros: Can we ban all future threads on it?

    Thanks for the recipe, jaimeb.

    But you left out one vital ingredient: two spritzes of Kouros.

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    Basenotes members to the rescue! Thanks Jaime. Call on me when I can return the favor.
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    KOUROS ... will still be King of controversy well into the later parts of this century !!

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    Default Re: Kouros: Can we ban all future threads on it?

    I say we make a sticky and title it "Post all Kouros comments here." This is in lieu of the already mentioned Kouros FAQ sticky.
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    Default Re: Kouros: Can we ban all future threads on it?

    I don't think Kouros is discussed more than Creeds or Chanel or some others.
    And if it was stupid to discuss scents over and over, this website would not exist, it would be enough to have one article about each scent.

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    option six: tell me more! tell me! tell !!
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    I voted that it is too powerful to powerful to ignore.

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