10-09-2011 08:58 PM
Traffic gaming (i.e. paying for traffic) is indeed against the rules. Camping products are still allowed though. People who rez them in locations that aren't listed in search don't violate the ToS. Of course everyone knows that most buyers will rez them in commercial locations, but you can't outlaw glue because kids sniff it to get high I guess.
10-09-2011 08:59 PM - edited 10-09-2011 09:00 PM
Camping was never against the rules. Gaming traffic was against the rules. The search engine is so screwed up now that it's self gaming with or without traffic
10-09-2011 09:05 PM
I've read the Terms of Service several times and the Community Standards, neither forbids Camping.
I found an archived clarification on Camping by Jack Linden, and a related Bot policy.
10-09-2011 09:09 PM
Maybe they can't outlaw glue.........yet!! They sure can try though. When was the last time you had a good Oreo cookie? Or how about a good juicy hamburger? Anyone remember how good Mickey D's french fries used to taste?
Yeah, they get around to glue sooner or later.
10-09-2011 09:30 PM
It depends on the motive (and the result) of the Resident who creates the camping area.
The rules have many layers, if the camping spot disturbs the peace or is an unfair use of system resources, an AR might be filed by a Resident who shares the Region.
If a private Region owner wants to set up a camping site, and the owner doesn't own a store or Advertise in classified and doesn't show land in search; that owner is not gaming traffic.