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    Default Basenotes to become 'paid' only

    Hello

    Basenotes has been running for over ten years, but over the last year, the site has become much more expensive to run. As a result I am considering adding a 'paywall' to Basenotes, much like the NYT and The (London) Times.

    Members who are not Basenotes Plus members, will have access to view ten fragrances a day in the directory, and can view up to 20 threads in the forums. After this point they will be asked to either join the Basenotes Plus program, or be given the opportunity to purchase a day pass for $1, which will give them unlimited access for 24 hours.

    I am genuinely sorry that I am having to take these measures, but I hope you can understand why.

    Please feel free to ask any questions


    April 2nd Update: Sorry all, April Fool
    Last edited by Grant; 2nd April 2011 at 10:31 AM.

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    My afraid it's the non registered public, they can decay, and try to find another place to get infos about fragrances.

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    Grant, When does this go into effect?

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    ^^ Relax guys.



    Ever heard of April Fools??

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    Phew... Grant..wicked sense of humour!

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    Quote Originally Posted by PigeonMurderer View Post
    ^^ Relax guys.

    Ever heard of April Fools??
    Spoil Sport! He he he

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    LOLLL i got Rick Rolled

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    It took me two reads. Whew!
    "You...put on cologne to write?"(From Midnight in Paris)

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    This is the first April Fool's prank I've fallen for today.

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    Daniel got me first with his "Kouros pour Elle" thread, so l viewed this one with a healthy dose of suspicion. Nice try, Grant!
    "What is this secret connection between the soul, and sea, clouds and perfumes? The soul itself appears to be sea, cloud and perfume..." - from Zorba the Greek by Nikos Kazantzakis.

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    Ha!

    It was too bad to be true.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Nostalgie View Post
    It took me two reads. Whew!
    Me,too!!!Ha ha!This is funny
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    Totally got fooled... Phew... And more phew...

    (also with the Kouros Pour Elle... Yeah, I'm that naive... :P )

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    Nice one, Grant. LOL. Not that it will affect me much even if it were true...

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    Really nice one!Would have had me had it not already been given away!
    The nose wants what it wants!

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    Is this true?

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    No, it's April Fool's Day!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Weimar27 View Post
    Is this true?
    Of course this is true. Why would it be posted here if it wasn't true?

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    I think it's a good idea!

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    !!! !!!

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    Check is in the mail.

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    We pass the savings on to you....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dennard View Post
    This is the first April Fool's prank I've fallen for today.
    Same here, well played good sir

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    It's so well thought out. I have a feeling Grant has been fantasizing about this for quite a while....

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    Geez, Grant gets me Every! Single! YEAR!!!
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    Not gonna happen . April Fool and all that

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    I really think this is a great idea! You should implement it ASAP!
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    Haha good one. I too believed.

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    I've been 'had' once already !
    Good one Grant! *LOL*
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    Default Re: Basenotes to become 'paid' only

    Quote Originally Posted by teardrop View Post
    Daniel got me first with his "Kouros pour Elle" thread, so l viewed this one with a healthy dose of suspicion. Nice try, Grant!
    LOL - Kouros Pour Elle? Hilarious! What a great prank!
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    Quote Originally Posted by petruccijc View Post
    I really think this is a great idea! You should implement it ASAP!
    Please do not! l'm spending too much on this habit as it is!
    "What is this secret connection between the soul, and sea, clouds and perfumes? The soul itself appears to be sea, cloud and perfume..." - from Zorba the Greek by Nikos Kazantzakis.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Heartwood View Post
    Geez, Grant gets me Every! Single! YEAR!!!
    Really? cool!

    I think my fave one eva! was the Britney hacked site.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kumquat View Post
    I think it's a good idea!
    I agree. Bring it on !.

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    Wow, I was really bummed for a minute there.

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    I was really fooled! I am só offended right now! I have been going over my ''to-buy'' list and scrapped the perfumes I wasn't going to buy so I could become a member....
    Grrrrrrr!!!!!!!
    damn, I don't fall for April 1st very often, but I did big time this time!
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    Quote Originally Posted by FrouFrou View Post
    I was really fooled! I am só offended right now! I have been going over my ''to-buy'' list and scrapped the perfumes I wasn't going to buy so I could become a member....
    Grrrrrrr!!!!!!!
    damn, I don't fall for April 1st very often, but I did big time this time!
    Oh dear, poor FrouFrou!


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    Nah, I did read it on April fool's, just never put two and two together.
    Oh well,, after a few anxious days my ''to buy'' list is back in original order!
    After all... I'm a junkie now, I couldn't do without Basenotes anymore!
    “Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed. This world in arms is not spending money alone. It is spending the sweat of its laborers, the genius of its scientists, the hopes of its children. This is not a way of life at all in any true sense. Under the clouds of war, it is humanity hanging on a cross of iron.”
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    I thought it was for real too.But as I had just signed up it wasn't going to affect me (except that I wouldn't be seeing as many non-supporting member's posts):-( .
    It struck me as odd that Grant would stop the monthly membership payment and go for a daily one....maybe he got a accountant ?

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