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Greetings everyone!   The web team is working on a few different projects and in fine spirits.  We want to give you a quick update on what’s been happening with the team over the last few months.

Auctions are back up and running!  We’re continuing to work to streamline the experience and bring you a great variety of parcel options.  We’re also getting really close to releasing Resident to Resident Auctions!

Our bug reporting system (Jira) got an update.  

We’re doing a number of tweaks to the Join flow.  Certainly the biggest change there has been the new starter avatars. 

We’re also continuing our work on Marketplace and have rolled out the following updates:

  • Merchants now have the ability to search through their order history with partial matches on recipient or sender, product name, store/merchant name
  • We now notify you if you have already purchased an item - If you’re on the page of a product you’ve already purchased, you will now see a green bar at the top of the product page which will say “you purchased this item on X date”
  • There's now an option on each edit listing page to turn off automatic redelivery. A non-copy-enabled product will have that option greyed out. Each product listing says whether automatic redelivery is available (either with a check mark or crossed out, similar to permissions)
  • If a merchant blocks a user, that user a) cannot purchase items from their store, and b) cannot receive items as gifts from that store. Items can be viewed and put into the cart, but checkout will not happen (items will be removed from the cart with a notification, similar to if they were just no longer available, or previously if a giftee blocked a gifter)
  • Added Favorites and Wishlist to dropdown under "my marketplace"
  • We fixed the bug where Clicking to a search result switches search palette to “Search this store”
  • We fixed an issue with the "Share this item" widget malfunction
  • We fixed issues with Gifting items to other users
  • We fixed the issue where adding both a gift and an item for yourself into your cart delivered both item to you


Thank you for making Second Life great!  We look forward to hearing from you!
 

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These are awesome updates.

Though this one isn't clear - does it mean "blocked" in world or some method of blocking on Merchant page:  "If a merchant blocks a user, that user..." 

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If it uses the inworld blocklist it would be an incredibly bad feature unless it's optional.  There's a lot of people I don't want talking to me that I don't mind having as customers.

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It uses your in world block list in the viewer: Communicate -> Block list.
It's not optional - any avatar you have on your in world block list will not be able to purchase from your store or be able to be gifted from your store.

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2 hours ago, Whirly Fizzle said:

It uses your in world block list in the viewer: Communicate -> Block list.
It's not optional - any avatar you have on your in world block list will not be able to purchase from your store or be able to be gifted from your store.

In other words, the "easiest" method they could have used and the one that presents the most problems in the end.

Gee, and some wondered why there were users who said such a function was a bad idea ...

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If they weren't going to implement an MP specific block list, they probably should have given each Merchant a tick box for whether or not they wanted their inworld block list to apply to the MP.   At least then, the Merchant can decide what works best for them.

 

I love the consumer related changes they've made to the MP.

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Perhaps i missed something, but how about the Grid status page? I asked this earlier this week in another thread, but no response yet.
For me it still shows older open issues that, according to other posts, are solved. It kinda worries me such important source of info for residents isn't working properly without any official anouncement.
 

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On 3/1/2019 at 11:27 AM, Whirly Fizzle said:

It uses your in world block list in the viewer: Communicate -> Block list.
It's not optional - any avatar you have on your in world block list will not be able to purchase from your store or be able to be gifted from your store.

This makes sense, actually. It's not a "merchant feature", but rather a "purchaser protection" - since you can always send money to someone blocking you, but not receive their junk.

22 hours ago, Solar Legion said:

In other words, the "easiest" method they could have used and the one that presents the most problems in the end.

Gee, and some wondered why there were users who said such a function was a bad idea ...

Yes, but also as I've stated above, it's not for you, the merchant. Simple is as simple does: sometimes it's the best, most efficient, most feasible, and most desired way to go when it benefits the many and not the one (as a famous Alien dude once said).

19 hours ago, LittleMe Jewell said:

If they weren't going to implement an MP specific block list, they probably should have given each Merchant a tick box for whether or not they wanted their inworld block list to apply to the MP.   At least then, the Merchant can decide what works best for them.

 

I love the consumer related changes they've made to the MP.

That sounds like a LOT of work when this simplest, most direct path is probably the best.

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On 3/1/2019 at 10:56 PM, Ethan Paslong said:

Perhaps i missed something, but how about the Grid status page? I asked this earlier this week in another thread, but no response yet.
 For me it still shows older open issues that, according to other posts, are solved. It kinda worries me such important source of info for residents isn't working properly without any official anouncement.
  

Ethan, the forums are not an effective way of communicating with Lindens.  While we occasionally lurk here and even crawl out of the woodwork once in a while, we do not monitor the forums for bug reports.  But! There is a place which we monitor for those, every day.  A bug report with screenshots on there is sure to get our attention very soon. 

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@Grumpity...i sure wish this worked with my Blank folders jira.... almost 4 years lol but TY for the block on MP much needed feature

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2 minutes ago, Sweet Valentine said:

@Grumpity...i sure wish this worked with my Blank folders jira.... almost 4 years lol but TY for the block on MP much needed feature

Fyi, the "Blank folders" JIRA is BUG-9984 - blank folder names

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its been accepted for over 2 years probably now Whirly ...its still broken, still ignored,sorry off topic but yep still waiting nothing done...every week same thing when i list blankety blank

 

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Posted (edited)

I'm no longer an active merchant Alyona (and have not been such for a long time) - my statement comes from the perspective of a consumer and simple common sense.

Tying the Marketplace merchant side block function to the "in world" communication block list was the "easiest" method they could have used and the one that presents the most potential and actual problems.

Blocking communications does not always equate to a desire to block a purchase, as odd as that may sound.

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Posted (edited)

Fantastic, thank you so much!  I don’t remember such a sweeping array of upgrades in years, if ever!

Edited by Pamela Galli
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