bump, as thread copied from BN Plus forum kept old date
Here's the first thing to come out of "Basenotes Labs". Well, I'm trying to make it sound exciting - but in reality, I was bored of answering emails and spend a few hours coding this evening. There's no lab. I don't even own a white coat.
One thing I've been wanting to finish off for ages it the Wardrobe Feature. It's usable, but not how I wanted it. A feature I wanted to add for ages was a 'Scent of the Day button'. The idea would be that you would press the Scent of the Day button, on the fragrances page - and it would record if for you. I know there are many of you that keep record of what they wear, and this would make it easier - plus give you the option to make graphs and charts etc.
That was the original idea I had a few years ago. Recently, for Plus Members, I implemented the first part - a Scent of the Day button. Now I'm rolling it out to all
All it does at the moment is record it and publish it to a 'live feed'.
How do I use it?
Find the fragrance you are wearing at the moment in the directory and hit the Post as My Scent of the Day button (it's the one below the post as my scent of the day to twitter/facebook links).
Where can I see everyone's scents of the day?
At the moment, you can go here: http://www.basenotes.net/bn_todaysscent.php
What's on the to do list?
Lots! This is very early days.
- Change the Post as My Scent of the Day button, to something else when a scent is chosen as a SOTD
Allow SOTDs to be deleted in case they were accidentally added
- Autopublish SOTDs to Twitter / Facebook et al
- Ability to add that Scent of the Day you forgot to add last Thursday
- Ability to make your SOTDs private or only viewable to logged in members or people on your friends list
- Add an image of the SOTD in the live feed
Easily view all your previous SOTDs
- Show your SOTD in the 'postbit' on the forums
Ability to add a comment to the SOTD (so you can say something about it) Paginate SOTDs on the feedpage (at the moment it will go on indefinitely- I've not paginated it, but just fixed it to show scents in the last 24 hours, which I think most people are interested in. Will add ability to look at historic stuff at a later date Show stats on the feed page - top fragrances this week etc
- integrate this into wardrobes and directory
- oh, lots more stuff i'm sure
Any ideas you have will be gratefully heard!
Last edited by Grant; 11th June 2010 at 11:21 PM.
Works nicely, Grant! (early adopter me, always.)
As for suggestions, I think it would be useful to see actual dates there if it's more than '3 days ago', especially when the list grows
tried to post my sotd as Creed REL but it didn't work. Just took me to the page and showed what I posted last time
Awesome! Thanks, Grant!
Great feature, Grant! BTW, if I post an SotD not listed in my Tried list, would it be automatically added?
1. Now shows default avatars where the user does not have one.
2. Now shows all fragrances worn in the last 24 hours (it was once showing the last 100)
Top fragrances this week
Top fragrance worn by you (if logged in)
Grant, what if we'd like to post an SotD not yet listed in the directory?
Nice! So easy to do and I get a reminder of the notes for the scent. Thanks.
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This is a great feature, thanks for creating it, Grant! Cheers!
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First: I love this feature!
There seems to be a bug in the "Your top five" list, nothing with a smaller number of wears than Acqua di Selva by Visconti di Modrone will show up in the list. so if AdS is my number two most worn, there will only be two items in the top five list. Is there anything special with the Acqua di Selva that could cause this strange behaviour of the list? The length of the name?
Last edited by nenugal; 27th June 2010 at 07:44 AM.
I love cologne.
Will there ever be an "other" option, for when we are wearing one that isn't in the directory, or just oil or something?
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I just want to say that I love this new feature, as well, thank you so much, Grant! The Popular With the Ladies/Men is fun; I can't wait to watch it develop!
I'm having trouble staying logged in while I navigate the site. If I go to the directory or to my wardrobe, it says I need to sign in. When I sign in, it takes me back to the home page and then logs me out when I try to go to the directory or wardrobe again. It may be a problem with my phone (I use the internet browser on it), but it worked until a few days ago.
Where did it go?
The page shown after clicking the Post SotD button may give the impression that it's not yet posted. Some people have posted the same SotD thrice within 5 minutes. Maybe a minimum time between a member's SotD posts could help avoiding such repetitions.
Just about SOTD... My "Top 5" is only a "Top 2" right now. A few months ago it randomly went from the normal 5, to 4, to 3, now its at 2. I'm not sure if this is just me or everyone
Sorry Grant but I get this on trying to post my SOTD:
Warning: unlink(/home/basenot2/public_html/ca/sotdside.php) [function.unlink]: No such file or directory in /home/basenot2/public_html/bn-inc/functions.php on line 38
Warning: unlink(/home/basenot2/public_html/ca/sotdsidecms.php) [function.unlink]: No such file or directory in /home/basenot2/public_html/bn-inc/functions.php on line 38
Hopefully it'll mean something to you!
Grant, I posted Les Nuits d'Hadrien as SotD and it showed as Les Nuits d\'Hadrien in the Today's Frae.grances pag
Last edited by zliang; 25th November 2010 at 03:15 AM. Reason: Double post, sorry
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I used it for the 1st time today.
This site just gets better and better! Thanks for all your hard work and innovative thinking Grant!
This may have been brought up but I've been noticing it. There's a backslash symbol appearing before all apostrophes in names like in L'Artisan (it appears as L\'Artisan).
Receiving an error when trying to post to Twitter:
Invalid Unicode value in one or more parameters /home?status=SOTD:Crown%20Foug%E8re%20by%20Crown%20 Perfumery%20http://prf.me/fjun0
It appears that Twitter doesn't like the - è - when i changed it to an - e - it posted. :-/
I can no longer find the link to post my SotD on Facebook. Am I just blind to something tonight?
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You guys gonna kill me, but I have no idea where to ask this: I can't find the wardrobe "settings" button option, that allows us to type notes, that will appear at the top of wardrobe before the listed fragrances. Will this "setting" function be available again?
Edit: Oops I was playing around with the wardrobe and found a link that addressed the issue.
Any clue when this may be functional again?
Sorry for derailing and many thanks.
Fantastic feature, thanks Grant!
My only ask is if you could make it put a space between the colon after SOTD: when you post to Twitter. At the moment, it just goes like SOTD:Mitsouko which kinda ruins search functionality on Twitter. Hopefully just a simple fix for you.
Also, is there any way in future of being able to type something like @NonScents into a forum, and then that becomes a clickable link to that person's profile, and you could also perhaps find all references like that to that person in forums? They have this functionality on facebook, and of course twitter.
But SOTD is great, thanks again!
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I like this. I think it should get more hype and publicity, though.
Neat feature! I especially like the "post to Twitter" ability. However, when I did that, it seems that the "&" in "Czech & Speake" broke, because my tweet came out as "SOTD:No. 88 by Czech" only. I would also like to note that there is a fairly popular acronym for "Shave of the day" on Twitter, so maybe FOTD (Frag of the day) may be a different option.
Hey Grant! Love all the amazing changes! Just wanted to let you know that posting "Vintage Tabarome" as an SOTD comes up blank. Also blank in my top five. Thanks!!
& works fine now. Thanks for the turnaround! This is a nifty feature.
I noticed that I only have one scent in my top 5. Can I get all five of them back? Many many thanks.
That's always been the case for me... just one scent in the top 5.
Small bug, but I keep getting a "Warning: unlink(/home/basenot2/public_html/ca/sotdside.php) [function.unlink]: No such file or directory in /home/basenot2/public_html/bn-inc/functions.php on line 58" error message whenever I use this feature.
It counts my SOTD, but it redirects me to this error page every time. I'm using Firefox 3.6 on Windows XP.
Thank you for the cool "Post as your Scent of the Day" feature. One of my NY resolutions was to keep track of what i've worn each day this year, and this feature makes it so easy. I love it! Your hard work is appreciated!
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Are there more people using this over time? I'm making a point of entering everything I can because it creates usable info out the other end, but there seem to be a lot of posts the the SotD thread as well.
I'm wondering is some extra features would be useful, like "pick me a frag I've rated at least three stars but haven't worn for a month", or "something really old that I've never worn or never rated", or "Nothing with one star" - that sort of thing. Kind of like the random frag link but with dials. The way itunes makes active playlists might be a good interface... you just add in the queries you want and run it.
Also, a way to toggle between "worn xx weeks ago" and the exact date worn would be nice, especially when someone asks "what were you wearing Friday before last"? I often have NFI
Thanks for the feature anyway Grant - I get a lot of use out of it.
Last edited by ceekay; 17th March 2011 at 10:27 PM.
Could it be possible to see what the most worn scent of the day was? Have a top 5 ranking of the most used scents of the day.
Scent of the day isn't working for me since the hack.