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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
  2. 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]
  12. 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,...
  29. 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...
  34. 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)
    ...
  35. 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
  36. Re: Guess the highest ranked fragrances on Basenotes / Fun competition

    Yep, but you can still have a prize, PM me your address
  37. 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!
  38. 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 -...
  39. 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 :)
  40. Re: Guess the highest ranked fragrances on Basenotes / Fun competition

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

    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?
  42. 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 ;)
  43. Re: Guess the highest ranked fragrances on Basenotes / Fun competition

    Yep!
  44. 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
  45. Re: Guess the highest ranked fragrances on Basenotes / Fun competition

    No that was quite high though.
  46. Re: Guess the highest ranked fragrances on Basenotes / Fun competition

    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 -...
  51. Re: Guess the highest ranked fragrances on Basenotes / Fun competition

    No

    No


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

    Nope. Right house though
  53. Re: Guess the highest ranked fragrances on Basenotes / Fun competition

    Also, Feel free to guess again if you've already guessed!
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    Yup!
  55. Re: Guess the highest ranked fragrances on Basenotes / Fun competition

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

    Yep!
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    It just has to be!
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    Yep
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    Right house, wrong perfume
  60. Re: Guess the highest ranked fragrances on Basenotes / Fun competition

    Less artisanal niche, more luxury niche
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    Not that Turkish perfumer ;)
  62. Re: Guess the highest ranked fragrances on Basenotes / Fun competition

    Sadly not. Was in the top 100 though
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    Yep!
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    Yep
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    Yep!
  66. 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...
  67. 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!
  68. Re: Guess the highest ranked fragrances on Basenotes / Fun competition

    This was 31! So near....
  69. 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!
  71. 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...
  72. 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
  73. Re: Guess the highest ranked fragrances on Basenotes / Fun competition

    Added Cuir de Russie and Shalimar

    interesting they are all Chanel's and Guerlain's so far
  74. Re: Guess the highest ranked fragrances on Basenotes / Fun competition

    I've added ones guessed correctly (all 3 of them!)

    Feel free to have another guess if you already have guessed. I'll take any concentration as a guess, so if you guess EDT and its an EDP then it...
  75. Re: Guess the highest ranked fragrances on Basenotes / Fun competition

    Okay, it's done.

    I've bumped the minimum votes up to 20, as that made more sense.

    I'll add the ones guessed so far!
  76. Re: Guess the highest ranked fragrances on Basenotes / Fun competition

    What's interesting so far (and it might be because it's working through the perfumes in the order that they were entered in the directory), is that older, discontinued fragrances are doing really...
  77. Re: Guess the highest ranked fragrances on Basenotes / Fun competition

    Also, a fragrance has to have at least ten different people rate it to be on the list
  78. Re: Guess the highest ranked fragrances on Basenotes / Fun competition

    Wardrobe ratings, and reviews ratings. If a member has rated a fragrance in their wardrobe, and done a review then the wardrobe rating overrules their review rating.

    Review ratings are normalised...
  79. Guess the highest ranked fragrances on Basenotes / Fun competition

    I'm currently running a script on the new site to process all the rankings and reviews, and it should be finished later today, so lets have a guess and see what the top 30 highest ranked fragrances...
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    Sticky: Re: Missing from the directory

    Added a bunch of missing houses the other day, so hopefully that will help
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    Sticky: Re: Missing from the directory

    d'oh! fixed
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    Sticky: Re: Missing from the directory

    https://www.basenotes.net/ID26163159.html
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    Sticky: Re: Missing from the directory

    https://www.basenotes.net/ID26163158.html
    https://www.basenotes.net/ID26163081.html
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    Sticky: Re: Missing from the directory

    Not possible at the moment I'm afraid, but in the plans for the update
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    Sticky: Re: Missing from the directory

    Yep
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    Sticky: Re: Missing from the directory

    Added a handful

    Brioni Eau de Parfum
    Century Blue
    Explorer Ultra Blue
    Freewave for Him
    Joop! Homme Eau de Parfum
    Light Blue Forever
    Light Blue Forever pour Homme
    On the Beach
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    Re: Basenotes Update 2021

    Understandable...



    That's a choice on their part.
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    Re: Basenotes Update 2021

    Anything put in the contribute.php page will be added eventually, there's a slight backlog but I'm working on it. The approval process gives preference to new launches and fragrances from the more...
  89. Re: "Oriental" fragrances: NY Times magazine article

    I've always found the term 'oriental' a bit awkward when it comes to fragrances, though I'm not sure amber really does it for me. Anyone have any good suggestions?


    [pre-emptive mod warning]

    I...
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    Re: Basenotes Update 2021

    As I say to my kids, the more you bug me about it, the longer it's going to take ;)

    (I'm hoping September launch.)
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    Re: Basenotes Update 2021

    Quickly replying to some of the main points:

    Directory - Phase 2 of the update will involve a new bit of code which will allow members that have reached a certain threshold to add fragrances to...
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    Re: Basenotes Update 2021

    Worst case scenario they all get converted to forums. The two available addons for Groups are: this one and this one
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    Basenotes Update 2021

    As some of you know I've been threatening getting these forums updated for many years. The aim was to do it last year, but then Covid happenend and I spent most of the year home schooling rather than...
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    Sticky: Re: Missing from the directory

    Hi all,

    I'm going to do an announcement later on the state of the site, and the future of it shortly. but I just want to quickly say that Judith is currently not working due to sickness. Hopefully...
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    Re: Review has been in limbo for a long time now

    Hi all

    Just a heads up, that Judith, who is normally on review-reviewing duty is currently unwell, and so we're running a bit behind with review approvals. Sorry
  96. Re: B Never Too Busy to be Beautiful to close at year end

    The brand was started by Lush, and when they shut the shops, they incorporated some of the best-sellers into the Gorilla line
  97. Re: B Never Too Busy to be Beautiful to close at year end

    Yup!

    I'm doing some prep for moving the site, and there's a bunch of articles without a comments thread. I wondered if I attempted to add one, it would backdate it. Turns out 'no'.

    I didn't...
  98. Re: Fragrances that make you think of other Basenoters when you wear them.

    You're not the only one!
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    Re: Review has been in limbo for a long time now

    Hopefully we can catch up with the backlog soon, as I don't want people having to double up work theyve aleady done
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    Re: Review has been in limbo for a long time now

    Okay, this *should* be live now

    If you can access the Lounge, you should be able to submit a review immediately

    Sadly, it won't update already submitted reviews, as that would involve too much...
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