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    This site is in Read-Only mode

    Hello

    We are currently transitioning to new software. (You can find out more about this here)

    As a result, this site is in read-only mode for reference, and you will be unable to log-in or...
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    Re: 24 hours before Basenotes shuts down

    Well, I do live across the road to a pub....
  3. 1 hour until Basenotes Shuts Down (temporarily!)

    See you on the other side folks. Keep an eye on the Basenotes Twitter for updates.


    https://www.basenotes.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=162177&d=1632721900


    Basenotes v9

    2013 - 2021
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    Re: 24 hours before Basenotes shuts down

    Ok. I’m off to get my last proper nights sleep in a while ;)

    I’ll be back here about an hour before shutdown to remind anyone that’s missed all this!
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    Re: 24 hours before Basenotes shuts down

    48 hours is the optimist in me. 9 weeks is the pessimist in me. Somewhere in between those ;)

    (I’m hoping no longer than a week)
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    Re: 24 hours before Basenotes shuts down

    scroll down to the bottom of the PM page and there’s an option to download them in a variety of formats.
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    24 hours before Basenotes shuts down

    Just a reminder that we will be offline 24 hours from this post, for a few days.
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    Re: Important: Site Downtime and Changes

    Yep, I'll be updating at the very least Twitter
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    Re: Important: Site Downtime and Changes

    Good point. The software we're using, is pretty modern, and made in the UK, so I would hope it would be accessible. On doing some prelimarary research, there is an Egypt-based forum using the...
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    Re: Important: Site Downtime and Changes

    yes, if you hit reply next to a post, it will automatically quote it. You can also highlight the part you wish to quote before hitting reply to choose which part you want to quote. You can Multiquote...
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    Re: Important: Site Downtime and Changes

    I can set up a mailing list when the site goes down if people want me to email them when we're back up

    With regards to user names and passwords: You will be able to log-in with the same name and...
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    Re: Important: Site Downtime and Changes

    Yep, I'll do a heads up!
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    Re: Important: Site Downtime and Changes

    Probably around 8am GMT
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    Re: Important: Site Downtime and Changes

    Added some actual sneaky peeks in the main post
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    Re: Important: Site Downtime and Changes

    @rum, @bonette The new site will be on .com

    The .net site will redirected to the new site once the new site is ready, and all bookmarks should still work :)
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    Important: Site Downtime and Changes

    As you may know, we are current working towards upgrading the forum software to drag it kicking and screaming into the modern world. (You can find out more here)

    Currently, here is the plan:

    ...
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    Re: The future of 'Member Blogs' on BN

    Nah, looks like anyone eligible for a blog here, can have one there too!
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    Re: mobile desktop display

    Glad you managed to fix it.
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    Re: Basenotes Update 2021

    Oh, I'm not getting rid of them.. I need to make sure they're included. I'm sure no modern emoji set has these classics:


    :beer::tekst-toppie::lolk::2vrolijk_08::bath:

    and what would we do...
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    Re: Basenotes Update 2021

    Hurrah

    I also need to convert all them weird old-school smilies :tekst-toppie:
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    Re: Basenotes Update 2021

    Bingo!
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    Re: Basenotes Update 2021

    Ugh, I meant roll, not role!

    Also, a sneak preview of something new for the SOTD feature that might please a few people

    https://www.basenotes.net/images/sotd.png
  23. Re: Guess the highest ranked fragrances on Basenotes / Fun competition

    Hey

    Nothing sent out as yet (sorry)

    I was planning a little something extra to send out to the winners, as well as a few other members to celebrate the relaunch and 21st Birthday, so once the...
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    Re: Basenotes Update 2021

    Hoping to have the beta ready very early next week. We'll do a few weeks of testing and then hopefully role it out near the end of september.
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    Re: Basenotes Update 2021

    https://www.basenotes.net/images/news21.png
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    Re: Basenotes Update 2021

    (BN Plus members have already seen this but) Here's some more pics...

    https://www.basenotes.net/images/shopping21.png



    https://www.basenotes.net/images/wardrobe21.png
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    Re: The future of 'Member Blogs' on BN

    All current blogs and their comments willl be kepts around, whether or not the person wants to continue with a blog.
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    Re: Basenotes Update 2021

    Perhaps members that have a LOT of reviews, that don't fit on a page can have an index of sorts



    The Avatar is the picture that sits next to your posts. The profile pic is the pic you can only...
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    Re: Server is c..r..a..w..l..i..n..g today

    Got my hosts looking into it - sorry for delay in response. Will report back
  30. Re: How to get images to post well here on DIY? Save as jpg, wide nominal (inch or cm) width, crop

    Image uploading here is, lets face it, a shit show. The software is ancient and not fit for purpose.

    The best option is to upload elsewhere and link to it -- like LINK TO YOUR IMAGE

    or...
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    Re: Basenotes Update 2021

    First and foremost we are a perfume site and so it makes sense that there’s just one place to go for all the non-perfume talk. Plus digging around the new site there are a few options where you can...
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    Re: Basenotes Update 2021

    yeah this will return!
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    Re: Basenotes Update 2021

    it’s back to normal now!
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    Re: The future of 'Member Blogs' on BN

    There will a page which list them all, and any new posts you make will end up in the 'latest posts' feed along with the forums etc
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    Re: The future of 'Groups' on BN

    Groups Messages have now been converted to Forum Threads and can all be found here

    Coneheads, Power House and Profumo I've converted to forums. The rest are currently archived in the Social Group...
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    Sticky: Archive of posts from Groups

    This is a post to keep track of where all the Social Groups conversations have ended up.



    All Coneheads, Powerhouse and Profumo groups have been given their own sub-forums here.
    All other...
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    Re: Basenotes Update 2021

    Just trying it out. It may well go back to how it was
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    Re: Limericks and only limericks allowed

    tis something that I regret,
    I didn’t think I’d forget
    its one of two ‘fumers
    (according to rumours)
    possibly Jerome Epinette
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    Re: Limericks and only limericks allowed

    There once was an Eau de Toilette
    About batches, people did fret
    Someone once told me the true Nez
    The memory is hazy today
    But I think it was [redacted]
  40. Local Shopping Guides forum - a change of use

    Many years ago I started the Local Shopping Guides forum for people to post about shops in their local area.

    Over time, it's been kind of used as an area to ask questions regarding that area, or...
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    Re: The future of 'Groups' on BN

    Groups are currently closed.

    They will reappear as temporary forums over the next few days
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    Album Import from the group: MUSE.

    https://www.basenotes.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=106135&thumb=1 https://www.basenotes.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=106136&thumb=1 ...
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    Re: The future of 'Member Blogs' on BN

    sure thing!
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    Re: The future of 'Member Blogs' on BN

    wardrobes ain’t going anywhere!
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    Re: The future of 'Groups' on BN

    not yet but will I reach out directly if need be.
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    Re: Basenotes Update 2021

    everything will transfer re: wardrobe / sotd stuff
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    The future of 'Member Blogs' on BN

    When we move to the new forums, it won't have functionality for member blogs.

    The new forum software converts all vBulletin blogs into a single forum called Blog Archive. This is the easiest...
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    Re: Huddler Import (part One)

    Found a way to offset it, so it's not rebuilding every forum thread, just the Hudlder ones! That brings the estimated time down to a few hours!
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    Re: Huddler Import (part One)

    Okay, all 8,935 Huddler Era threads are now Imported - they are currently all dumped in a hidden Huddler forum for a few reasons:



    They don't currently have any info connected to them as to...
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    Re: Huddler Import (part One)

    Yup

    Though that might be post relaunch

    The forum posts are easier to plug into the current forum as I'm familiar with it, so when we go to the new one, they'll all transfer over.

    SOTD stuff...
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    Re: Huddler Import (part One)

    well there’s thumbnails of the images here, which might help
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    Re: Huddler Import (part One)

    It’s unlikely I’m afraid. There’s a bunch of images embedded as text within the data they gave me, but converting them will take a while, and it probably accounts for 5% of the images. We can hope...
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    Re: Huddler Import (part One)

    Okay that took longer than I thought it would...

    Sorry for the downtime
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    The future of 'Groups' on BN

    Back in 2008 when vB3.7 was released, a new feature for the software was introduced: Social Groups.

    So, we implemented it here

    vBulletin was obviously inspired by Facebook's then newly launched...
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    Re: Site Downtime 30 Jun 2021

    The site will be going down at 16:00 GMT for about 45 mins

    (This is in about 1hr 40 mins from the timestamp of this post! )
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    Site Downtime 30 Jun 2021

    Just a heads up that the site will be offline for a few periods today. I'm not sure when it will be exactly, but when I do I will post in this thread.

    Nothing exciting is happening I'm afraid,...
  57. Re: Interview with Michael Edwards - creator of Fragrances of the World

    fixed!
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    Re: Where are private notes stored?

    I’ll take a look.
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    Re: Anyway to add to your perfume wardrobe faster?

    It will be quicker in the future after we’ve had our update.
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    Re: Basenotes posts from 2003 - 2005 now online

    I think this will be the first post I make on the new site ;)



    I think that’s fair!



    He sure is!
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    Basenotes posts from 2003 - 2005 now online

    A couple of years ago, I made available the posts from the days when the Basenotes forum was hosted on a Yahoo email list. (read more about that here).

    After we left Yahoo in 2003, we moved to a...
  62. Re: Guess the highest ranked fragrances on Basenotes / Fun competition

    The formula I used was:
    https://wikimedia.org/api/rest_v1/media/math/render/svg/87917e1bfa4d657f1dc3edfdae1e4db4767ebd0f where:
    W = weighted rating
    R= average rating for the fragrance (mean)
    ...
  63. Re: Guess the highest ranked fragrances on Basenotes / Fun competition

    yeah, the first one had a minimum vote of 20. Later on I’ll post a list with minimum post of 2 and see what that looks like
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    Yep, but you can still have a prize, PM me your address
  65. Re: Guess the highest ranked fragrances on Basenotes / Fun competition

    Also a reminder -- remember to rate the fragrances in your wardrobes as it makes this sort of thing more interesting when there are more votes involved!
  66. Re: Guess the highest ranked fragrances on Basenotes / Fun competition

    List in full

    1. Shalimar Extrait (PrinceRF)
    2. Mitsouko Extrait (gimmegreen)
    3. Vol de Nuit Extrait (NighthawkAtTheDiner)
    4. Égoïste Cologne Concentrée (cdave2)
    5. Les Heures de Parfum -...
  67. Re: Guess the highest ranked fragrances on Basenotes / Fun competition

    Okay, I'm going to fill in the missing ones from the list

    Thanks for playing everyone. Please PM me your address if you got one right and I'll send out some packages of stuff :)
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    Yep!
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    Sadly never got to try them, but there's a few old threads from the olden days


    GOBIN DAUDE where r u??
    Gobin Daude
    Gobin Daudé
    Any update on Gobin Daude?
  70. Re: Guess the highest ranked fragrances on Basenotes / Fun competition

    I'm not going to say if this is on there or not, but as you've already got two on the board, I'm ignoring this post ;)
  71. Re: Guess the highest ranked fragrances on Basenotes / Fun competition

    Yep!
  72. Re: Guess the highest ranked fragrances on Basenotes / Fun competition

    Okay

    Big Clues now! Here are the houses that have fragances left

    * Guerlain
    * Jean Patou
    * Xerjoff
    * Zegna
    * Ensar Oud
    * Gobin Daude
  73. Re: Guess the highest ranked fragrances on Basenotes / Fun competition

    No that was quite high though.
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    Half hour left...
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    Nope
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    Nope - added further clues here
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    Nope. I'd class that as a fashion house
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    Two are by niche/luxury Italian houses one is from the same house, which already have one on the list. The other is a different brand with an alliterative name
    One is by an Italian fashion house -...
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    No

    No


    Yes
  80. Re: Guess the highest ranked fragrances on Basenotes / Fun competition

    Nope. Right house though
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    Also, Feel free to guess again if you've already guessed!
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    Yup!
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    ONE HOUR LEFT!

    Of the ones that are left: (with extra clues!)




    One by a luxury perfume based in the Middle East - they already have one on the list
    Two are by niche/luxury Italian...
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    Yep!
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    It just has to be!
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    Yep
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    Right house, wrong perfume
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    Less artisanal niche, more luxury niche
  89. Re: Guess the highest ranked fragrances on Basenotes / Fun competition

    Not that Turkish perfumer ;)
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    Sadly not. Was in the top 100 though
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    Yep!
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    Yep
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    Yep!
  94. Re: Guess the highest ranked fragrances on Basenotes / Fun competition

    Of the ones that are left:



    One by a luxury perfume based in the Middle East
    Three are by niche/luxury Italian houses
    One is by an Italian fashion house
    One is by a Hungarian fashion...
  95. Re: Guess the highest ranked fragrances on Basenotes / Fun competition

    Okay, I've added the ones mentioned overnight.

    If you've previously guessed, and you've not got one on the board already you can guess again, but Please, one guess each!
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    This was 31! So near....
  97. Re: Guess the highest ranked fragrances on Basenotes / Fun competition

    You can only choose 1 ;)

    I'll pick Cartier - Les Heures de Parfum - IV L'Heure Fougueuse on your behalf
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    Re: Basenotes Update 2021

    yup!
  99. Re: Guess the highest ranked fragrances on Basenotes / Fun competition

    ======== Any thing guessed until now has been added - Feel free to guess again =====


    Clues:

    * Still some Guerlain's and Chanel's left
    * Don't think that they are all Western perfumery brands...
  100. Re: Guess the highest ranked fragrances on Basenotes / Fun competition

    We had earlier guesses for Antaeus and Kouros,-- they're not on the list but the sport versions are, so I've counted them too
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