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

  1. Hacking Update, fixing glitches

    Most of the glitches that are still on the site aren't as a direct result of the hack, more a direct result of me trying to fix the hack. Here's an update based on the glitches reported in the Community Centre Forum

    • Thanks button has gone*
    • Running total of thanks has gone*
    • "Group" forums are not appearing at the bottom of the forums page*
    • has gone 404*
    • Can't access "Settings" [should be fixed now]
    • Sidebar content

    Updated 12th May 2011 at 01:51 PM by Grant

  2. Basenotes Hacked last night

    At around midnight (GMT) last night, Basenotes was hacked. If you visited the site early enough before we took the site offline would have seen a black page with the following message, and video:

    Hacked by Team Animus

    - video -

    From Sweden with <3

    As soon as we heard about the hack, we (in laymans terms) switched the site off and displayed a message saying that the site was down and we would post further updates on our Twitter page. I fell asleep ...

    Updated 8th May 2011 at 11:03 AM by Grant

    Tech , Behind the Scenes
  3. Belated Updates: Apps, Perfume Project more...

    So much for this being a regular 'behind the scenes blog'! Anyway, here are some updates on various Basenotes Stuff.

    The last few months have been fairly busy, doing niche award stuff for the FiFi's , plus the kids have been sick as well, so that has got in the way of BN. One thing I'm working on at the moment, is clearing a few things out the way, so that at I can concentrate on getting other stuff moving again (such as the CPL fragrance Project, see later).

    Basenotes ...

    Updated 26th April 2011 at 09:05 PM by Grant

    Behind the Scenes
  4. Celebrating nice stuff

    Sometimes running a website which is primarily based on users interacting it's too easy to find yourself focussing on the negative side of things: The members that behave like antisocial idiots, the ones that derail a thread; the trolls etc etc.

    Luckily, the majority of the members are helpful, lovely and do thoughtful things. As a parent of two children, I've noticed that kids thrive on, and really appreciate being rewarded for their achievements. I don't think us grown-ups are really ...
    Behind the Scenes
  5. How did I fare last week? And productivity in general....

    Last Monday I attempted to start some sort of regular behind the scenes communication from Basenotes HQ. Within that I provided a list of all the things I wanted to get done. Many of these I managed to fail at, mainly as my taxes had to be files yesterday so I spent most of the time finishing off accounts that I probably should have done earlier.

    So, lets have a look at last weeks list...

    • Try and put at least one news/feature up each day [did 5/7 - not bad]
    • Live
    Behind the Scenes
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