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    Default My enthusiasm is waning

    This may not be my first thread and I might have commented on a couple of things till now, but I'm still, "just starting out"
    I've been following so many interesting threads since joining and learnt so much; my tastes have already changed as a new world was introduced to me. I've successfully participated in a split, communicated in private messages with some great members, one in particular(you know who you are) and been given some honest expert advice.
    But I find myself now getting bored. How can that be? you ask, you've only just scraped the tip of the iceberg.
    While this may be true, it can't be denied that this blasted Aventus thing is pretty tedious and tiresome.
    It's the same thing over and over and over again, why can't members just learn not to respond to the same old arguments with the same old answers?
    It is for this reason, that if a dull member decides to comment with a dull argument as to why this same old, same old Creed Aventus disagreement should be rekindled every couple of days, I will do exactly what I'm asking others to do, ignore it. I'm not being rude and I certainly don't wish to offend, however......it's boring.

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    Default Re: My enthusiasm is waning

    I don't visit the Male Fragrance section much anymore due to the same reasons. The rest of Basenote is still fun and there are lots to explore! Try out some blogs, too.
    Looking for THE femme fatale scent. If you think there is something I should smell please PM me!

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    I have long wished for more subforums on the basenotes site.

    For a example of what can be done have a look at watchuseek, which is a website for watch collectors and enthusiasts. They offer subforums for different watch manufacturers, different styles of watches, different nationalities of manufacture, different price ranges, etc.

    i prefer this approach because it's easier for me to find information on a given subject. I can check out the threads for a particular manufacturer I'm interested in or get ideas about a specific style of watch without having to sort through an endless number of unrelated threads. This seems more organized and user friendly than simply lumping everything together in one place.

    Basenotes has added several new subforums over the years, which has helped, but these groups are rather ambiguous - just starting out, fragrance industry, etc. What goes into them is a matter of judgement by the posters and/or the moderators. A Creed forum, there's no mistaking what goes there!

    Basenotes has been reluctant to add subforums in the past, so I wouldn't expect this to change. But I feel your frustration and wish the material would be organized more efficiently.

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    Watchuseek is a perfect example. I couldn't agree with you more.

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    Default Re: My enthusiasm is waning

    It's best to just pick and choose what to read and comment on.

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    Default Re: My enthusiasm is waning

    Well yes hednic, that's the obvious. There's nothing easier than just to ignore any thread that mentions the word Aventus, or Creed, for that matter and the problem is solved. Alas my dilemma is far more serious than just tedium. My problem is the disappointment when realisation hits, that certain Bn members, who previously I would look to for indirect advice and suggestions are really quite benign.

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    Default Re: My enthusiasm is waning

    Perhaps then a self imposed hiatus of an undetermined time is necessary until your enthusiasm returns, if it returns.

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    Default Re: My enthusiasm is waning

    "It is for this reason, that if a dull member decides to comment with a dull argument as to why this same old, same old Creed Aventus disagreement should be rekindled every couple of days, I will do exactly what I'm asking others to do, ignore it."

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    Default Re: My enthusiasm is waning

    Quote Originally Posted by misterhyde View Post
    But I find myself now getting bored. How can that be? you ask, you've only just scraped the tip of the iceberg....it's boring.
    I've felt this way too, particularly with rgds to to the # of repetitive Creed threads, unfortunately, a forum like this can't be restricted, so just check the reviews on any new / old frag that u might be interested in buying in the near future and as Hednic said, take a self imposed hiatus from BN
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    Default Re: My enthusiasm is waning

    It's simple , just make your own topics or comment on non creed or aventus threads. Problem solved.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CologneFan85 View Post
    It's simple , just make your own topics or comment on non creed or aventus threads. Problem solved.
    this

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    Quote Originally Posted by noggs View Post
    I have long wished for more subforums on the basenotes site.

    For a example of what can be done have a look at watchuseek, which is a website for watch collectors and enthusiasts. They offer subforums for different watch manufacturers, different styles of watches, different nationalities of manufacture, different price ranges, etc.

    i prefer this approach because it's easier for me to find information on a given subject. I can check out the threads for a particular manufacturer I'm interested in or get ideas about a specific style of watch without having to sort through an endless number of unrelated threads. This seems more organized and user friendly than simply lumping everything together in one place.

    Basenotes has added several new subforums over the years, which has helped, but these groups are rather ambiguous - just starting out, fragrance industry, etc. What goes into them is a matter of judgement by the posters and/or the moderators. A Creed forum, there's no mistaking what goes there!

    Basenotes has been reluctant to add subforums in the past, so I wouldn't expect this to change. But I feel your frustration and wish the material would be organized more efficiently.

    An amazing suggestion.
    Maybe a section for the duty free's all around the world ?

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    Default Re: My enthusiasm is waning

    The sub-forums opportunities are endless and a terrific idea. The tedious ones could carry on with empty discussions about the usual never ending story.

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    Default Re: My enthusiasm is waning

    While you may find anything to do with Aventus boring, others obviously do not. There are a lot of threads I find quite boring, so I skip over them or begin and then stop reading them and find something I am interested in. And by the way, do you realize you just started yet another Aventus thread?

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    This thread is a perpetuation of the same Aventus threads that you are encouraging us to ignore.

    Is it really this serious????

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    Ok, I said I wasn't going to discuss this further, but I think you Creed lovers have to understand my point. Discuss, attack, defend offend...do what you want, I don't care. My argument was not Creed Aventus per se.

    My point was, as a new comer I enjoyed learning new things from people who I believed to be experts and knowledgeable in the field. I looked to certain Bn members to learn and pick up tips. It was only after a while that I realised that several of these experts probably were not as knowledgeable as I had originally thought, in fact, they were Creed Aventus mad, and for this reason I became disillusioned with them.

    So to summarise, discuss what you like. Slag each off (the fors vs the against) as much as you want. I don't care Try to understand that it's not necessarily Creed Aventus, Git, etc etc I find boring. It's the disappointment in who is discussing it. I ask therefore, that any other members who read this and think they have to defend their choice of threads, you don't.

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    Default Re: My enthusiasm is waning

    It happens. There's nothing wrong with taking a break or weaning down. Plenty of other things to do in life.

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    Oh dear -- what a shame. There couldn't have been much there in the first place imo.

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    36 posts and you're already complaining.

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    Personally, don't mind this format. I pick and choose what posts to read and comment on but I'm still very "new" here, especially compared to some of the OGs. It would be nice to have sub-forums based on manufacturer or type of scent. I think that would wean out some of the more repetitive topics on the boards.

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    I go on and off after my first surge of interest several years ago. The sheer variety is such that in six months there will be more at the usual places you visit. I can't pass up cruising a mall kiosk someplace new.

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    Default Re: My enthusiasm is waning

    At least 33% of the posts in this thread, so far, mention Aventus- and half of those are from the main complainant.
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    A Creed subforum would make Basenotes a lot more interesting place.

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    Default Re: My enthusiasm is waning

    Quote Originally Posted by misterhyde View Post
    ...this blasted Aventus thing is pretty tedious and tiresome.
    It's the same thing over and over and over again, why can't members just learn not to respond to the same old arguments with the same old answers?
    It is for this reason, that if a dull member decides to comment with a dull argument as to why this same old, same old Creed Aventus disagreement should be rekindled every couple of days, I will do exactly what I'm asking others to do, ignore it...
    And yet you seem to have started a thread that has the potential to rehash old arguments about the scent which shall not be named, by adding yet another thread complaining about it.

    Not sure whether this is ironic or meta, or what, but in my day trolling meant something.

    I agree that it is boring, as are the numerous threads complaining that it is boring.

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    Last time to try and get my point over.

    I don't care about the discussions per se. How many times do I have to reiterate this!!!

    Have you never been disillusioned with anybody? Someone who you looked to for expert and passionate advice, only to find that they didn't live up to expectations. This is why my enthusiasm is waning. Without mentioning names, when reality hit that certain members are capable of writing and discussing the same chuffin things day after day after day, allow me to have my doubts about them.

    So, Darjeeling, or any other member who refuses to understand my point(I'm not asking for agreement) and is just looking for an argument, go do one. This thread was to express my cynicism in some learned Bn members capabilities to repeat the same old arguments. It's a little bit like children who don't know when to stop.

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    I have to agree with hednic, just be selective,
    and this is what i personally do.
    And for ur interest waning, dont worry it will come back

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    Quote Originally Posted by misterhyde View Post
    Last time to try and get my point over.

    I don't care about the discussions per se. How many times do I have to reiterate this!!!

    Have you never been disillusioned with anybody? Someone who you looked to for expert and passionate advice, only to find that they didn't live up to expectations. This is why my enthusiasm is waning. Without mentioning names, when reality hit that certain members are capable of writing and discussing the same chuffin things day after day after day, allow me to have my doubts about them.

    So, Darjeeling, or any other member who refuses to understand my point(I'm not asking for agreement) and is just looking for an argument, go do one. This thread was to express my cynicism in some learned Bn members capabilities to repeat the same old arguments. It's a little bit like children who don't know when to stop.
    I hope it isn't me you were looking to for my expertise. Was it me? It was me wasn't it. I apologise, my intentions were never to be some kind of "hero" in your eyes. I hope we can still be freinds.

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    I own over 200 bottles & my enthusiasm hasn't waned.
    I either easily satisfied or you're scrutinizing too hard.
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    Dear hedonist222, I have no doubts that you are a passionate and knowledgeable member, in fact, you are one of the members that I have up to now held in high regard and valued your views.
    I truly hope that your apparent difficulty in understanding why my enthusiasm is waning is down to language barriers.

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    Maybe another hobby may suit you better. After 40 posts if you already find this forum boring then perfumery obviously isn't really your bag then. That's fine and no problem. I hope you enjoyed some of it whilst you were here. Maybe we will see you on another interest forum to do with 20th century Italian pottery. There is no need for everyone to love perfume.
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