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A blog by the creator of Basenotes featuring site news, behind the scenes info, and various other gubbins...

  1. Progress Report

    Some of you may have noticed that the directory search feature is back (bye bye Google search!)

    Unfortunately it isn't completely rewritten yet - this is still the old code (but as the site seemed more stable lately I thought I'd risk it)

    The new code is almost ready, but still lots to do.

    I'm not going to give ETA's as with two children to look after, and Danielle going back to work after her maternity leave I really don't know how much time I'm going ...

    Updated 10th February 2008 at 10:23 AM by Grant

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  2. directory work around

    i've written a quick script this morning that will cache each fragrance page on first viewing, and then show the cache to each subsequent viewer.

    This does mean no wardrobe / tags / new reviews yet but its a start.

    One thing -- I havent had the chance to sort out the directory search yet, so to find them you'll need to look in Google for now - the easiest way to do this is this:

    Go to the Search function in the main menu (not the vbulletin menu)


    Updated 22nd January 2008 at 04:48 PM by Grant

    Behind the Scenes
  3. Why Basenotes is rubbish lately

    AKA - where are the marketplace bits in the directory, AKA - why is it offline for hours at a time, AKA - why do I have to log into see the review now, AKA - why is something happening that is really quite annoying...

    Anybody that visits the site often will have come across an occasion in the last few months where the site unavailable. This is frustrating for us, so we guess it must be frustrating for you too. Here's what is happening.

    The main culprit is the scripts that ...
    Behind the Scenes
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