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    Default Scent Of The Day being abused by a member !?

    I always post my scent of the day of this forum, it lets me keep track of how many times ive worn a frag.
    Also what other people are wearing.

    I noticed the most popular frag was ' Vetiver 'by Arran Aromatics

    I checked on the frag and its no longer available, then I though id see whos wearing this frag as its so popular!

    One members name appeared exclusively, with numerous entry for this frag per day !

    The member is Francop

    http://www.basenotes.net/bn_todaysscent.php?f=26122604

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    Default Re: Scent Of The Day being abused by a member !?

    What the heck? The really weird. Glitch or on purpose? Why on earth would the do it intentionally?

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    Maybe he just wanted to knock 'you-know-what' out of the top spot

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    Default Re: Scent Of The Day being abused by a member !?

    There are multiple obscure scents that have been used to do this by the same member. One of the mods should delete them.

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    Mods are unable to delete other people's SOTD's atm
    Last edited by lpp; 11th January 2014 at 12:59 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lpp View Post
    Mods are unable to delete other people's SOTD's atm
    How about deleting his profile and blocking him rejoining ?

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    I don't use BN anymore for tracking my Scent of the Day or wardrobe-related stuff, but could it be that he is getting "caught up" on his wear count from when Basenotes was on vacation in Huddlerville? I'm not sure how entering SotDs would be an offense that would be Ban-worthy. Maybe, unlike most people, he doesn't record how many times he wore something, but how many sprays? Just a guess...

    Regardless of how other people use the SotD, it shouldn't impact you from tracking your wear count. Also, if you really want to see what people are wearing, you should go over to the SOTD thread each day - you will see what people are wearing that day there also.

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    Shock horror!


    Who cares?



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    I care (a little.. well enough to post).

    Garbage in / Garbage out. Accurate information is good, mkay. Misleading information is bad, mkay.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DuNezDeBuzier View Post
    I care (a little.. well enough to post).

    Garbage in / Garbage out. Accurate information is good, mkay. Misleading information is bad, mkay.

    At least it's only a little

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    Default Re: Scent Of The Day being abused by a member !?

    This is an outrageous outrage! (Wink) wow! What a cheap dirty trick. There really should be a limit of two per day. I thought there was. And, geeze, you'd think we'd all have better things to worry about.

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    Don't get me wrong, im not going to loose sleep over this !

    but this forum is an important resource for fragrances, the SOTD or most worn is an interesting facility.

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    Default Re: Scent Of The Day being abused by a member !?

    I will chime in. Scent of the Day is one of my favorite features on BN and I participate daily. I have learned a lot by seeing what others are wearing and get interested in new frags that I didn't know about before. Excessive multiple posts of the same frag day after day is annoying to scroll through and the practice negatively affects the BN Most Worn statistics. I don't know why people do EXCESSIVE multiple posts but it feels like it's an attention getting device or having fun gaming the system.

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    Just for some more info:

    Francop 2hrs ago was wearing Vetiver by Aran aromatics, Spezie de medici and Blue Jeans Versace x 2 !

    Hate to think what he smells like !

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    Default Re: Scent Of The Day being abused by a member !?

    What is he, 12 years old?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kumquat View Post
    What is he, 12 years old?

    Who ?
    The multiple poster or the OP ?
    I sometimes think we are all 12 years old here

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    Default Re: Scent Of The Day being abused by a member !?

    No, the abusive multi-poster. I am annoyed by this juvenile nonsense.

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    Default Re: Scent Of The Day being abused by a member !?

    FWIW, user Oona Noir does the same thing.

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    Default Re: Scent Of The Day being abused by a member !?

    Well, clearly as an overall measurement of what is really worn, this process is not successful. These weirdos who have some crazy agenda promoting their favorite fumes are destroying that element. But it can still be good for our personal track record.

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    It's a shame more can't be done to discourage these users from mucking it up for the rest of us. Maybe abuse of SotD can be added to the Code of Conduct?

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    Quote Originally Posted by caferacer View Post
    FWIW, user Oona Noir does the same thing.
    I'm sorry, I was attempting to update MY RECORDS after Basenotes changed it's platform with no notice. If the mods have a problem with my updating my records then I have no reason to continue to be on this site, so I would appreciate their comments.

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    Default Re: Scent Of The Day being abused by a member !?

    It's supposed to be used as a daily diary. One or two scents per day. What is the point of registering dozens on one day? That makes no sense.

    sometimes I forget to do it. I don't loose sleep over it.
    Last edited by kumquat; 11th January 2014 at 04:29 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oona Noir View Post
    I'm sorry, I was attempting to update MY RECORDS after Basenotes changed it's platform with no notice. If the mods have a problem with my updating my records then I have no reason to continue to be on this site, so I would appreciate their comments.
    Sorry to call you out like that. Clearly, something needs to be done so that people can update their records without recording multiple fragrances on the same day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by caferacer View Post
    FWIW, user Oona Noir does the same thing.

    OONA NOIR, YOU ARE IN BIG TROUBLE !


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    Quote Originally Posted by martinijo View Post
    OONA NOIR, YOU ARE IN BIG TROUBLE !

    Lol, nice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by caferacer View Post
    Sorry to call you out like that. Clearly, something needs to be done so that people can update their records without recording multiple fragrances on the same day.
    I agree with you... I am not some joker who is attempting to manipulate SOTD. If there is some way to enter the one or two scents that I wear each day and update my records without it going into scent of the day, I am fine with that.

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    Default Re: Scent Of The Day being abused by a member !?

    Quote Originally Posted by Oona Noir View Post
    I'm sorry, I was attempting to update MY RECORDS after Basenotes changed it's platform with no notice. If the mods have a problem with my updating my records then I have no reason to continue to be on this site, so I would appreciate their comments.
    Speaking for myself, I don't have a problem with people "hacking" the system in various ways to keep track of their personal usage in their own personal ways. Ultimately, that's what it's for - a personal counter.

    Everybody has their own weird rules, and that's fine. My weird rule is that if I miss posting about a scent, I forbid myself from going pack and posting it later. I only allow myself to post an actual scent I am wearing at the moment, or one that I wore earlier, during the same day that I'm posting, if I remember to add it before the most recent one. That's just my personal rule, so that I don't go down the rabbit hole of "keeping up" all my wears (because I just don't want to get OCD about it, since I went through a brief OCD phase as a kid, which I found painful, and forced myself to get out of it). But lots of people are fine with a higher level of being OCD-ish about their wears, so power to them.

    Some people may be layering things under their SOTD. Others may be counting the scent of their deodorant, body lotion, or something else. Others may be making up for old data - days they missed, or Huddler-era data that they want to integrate.

    I'm going to pull a Pope Francis here - who am I to judge?
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    Default Re: Scent Of The Day being abused by a member !?

    Quote Originally Posted by Oona Noir View Post
    I agree with you... I am not some joker who is attempting to manipulate SOTD. If there is some way to enter the one or two scents that I wear each day and update my records without it going into scent of the day, I am fine with that.
    I used to use a calendar on one of the free webmail platforms to keep a record of my wears. I think that might actually be a nice function to have in a future BN platform - a personal fragrance calendar. Then the software could just sum it up and spit it out.
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    Default Re: Scent Of The Day being abused by a member !?

    I see Francop has a bunch of entries also. I guess everyone is using the Scent of the Day to record everything they've ever worn- ever. This, I don't get.

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    Guess he really likes Vetiver

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    Default Re: Scent Of The Day being abused by a member !?

    When I see multiple posts day after day, once numbering over 100 entries of the same scent in a row, it's hard to accept the Just Catching Up rationale. It's a handful of people, not just one member, although one member is especially notorious. Maybe some people should consider maintaining a personal spreadsheet so as to not be annoying. I like the suggestion of adding Daily Wear Only to the Code of Conduct.

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    Personally, I find SOTD extremely banal and pointless......I have never partaken because I just don't see the point in it ???
    ....so today, member "x" is wearing "x" fragrance............ and today I am wearing "x" fragrance. What is the point of that ?
    ......sorry, not my scene.
    " If you obey all the rules you miss all the fun ". Katharine Hepburn.

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    Default Re: Scent Of The Day being abused by a member !?

    To each his own.

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    I like SOTD! That's all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by david View Post
    Personally, I find SOTD extremely banal and pointless......I have never partaken because I just don't see the point in it ???
    ....so today, member "x" is wearing "x" fragrance............ and today I am wearing "x" fragrance. What is the point of that ?
    ......sorry, not my scene.
    The SotD feature on this site has its uses. If you ever find yourself in a situation where you want/need to get rid of some bottles, the SotD tracking system makes it easy to identify which fragrances in your collection don't get much wear.

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    Default Re: Scent Of The Day being abused by a member !?

    Quote Originally Posted by caferacer View Post
    The SotD feature on this site has its uses. If you ever find yourself in a situation where you want/need to get rid of some bottles, the SotD tracking system makes it easy to identify which fragrances in your collection don't get much wear.
    I can see that it is useful for personal collections, but worthless to determine what is popular in general.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kumquat View Post
    I can see that it is useful for personal collections, but worthless to determine what is popular in general.
    This!

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    Don't personally use it but respect those who do and find it useful.

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    Default Re: Scent Of The Day being abused by a member !?

    As a matter of fact, why do we care what's popular anyway? Aren't we all living in our own little bubbles? The only advantage to getting people to wear what you do is maybe that scent won't get d/c'd.

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    Default Re: Scent Of The Day being abused by a member !?

    I suspect that for some, keeping track of which fragrances are popular is akin to reading the New York Times bestseller list, following which songs make Billboard's Top Ten, which movies had the best box office over the weekend, etc.

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    Default Re: Scent Of The Day being abused by a member !?

    Does this skew general info about the fragrance, like artificially make it look more popular? If so... then that's just bad behavior on the part of this person. Unfortunately in this world there are plenty of ignorant and arrogant people who pursue their own agenda without regard to others. Little to be done about it until they break a law. Hence, they are best hemmed in by various constructs, like limiting how many times a person can do a particular action. Otherwise... give a polite but firm note to the person from a mod, and see if that jostles him into behaving more properly.

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    Default Re: Scent Of The Day being abused by a member !?

    It's like those people who say "pink" is the new black. Oh really?

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    I just checked his wardrobe and he has 353 wears for bang bang. I wonder if his bottle is empty already ? Finally we will know who to contact to know how many times you can spray a 50 ml bottle...

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    Default Re: Scent Of The Day being abused by a member !?

    Maybe he works for them. He's probably one of those professional secret shoppers. SHILL!

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    I use the scent of the day feature to keep track of my own use. I see little value in knowing what others are wearing beyond simple curiosity. Skewed data as a whole does not matter that much to me, but if it truly is a concern to some members, the best course of action would be to contact Grant and/or the moderators and ask them to rectify the situation. Of more value to me would be to have my personal data from the hudler era restored...but I am afraid that data is something that will never return.
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    I think that it's time to close this thread.

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