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At the Web user group Wednesday it was revealed that LL is leaning towards calling the next tier Premium membership level "Elite".
I feel "Elite" is a socially/politically charged term in today's climate and I am worried about it being used against users as a negative label.
I feel a more benign name would be more appropriate, something that does not directly invoke classism or politics.
This name is not set in stone and is up for further discussion on alternatives.
This is why I am bringing it up here to ask you all what you feel the name should be or if the proposed name is fine as it is.

Personally, I think a "Bronze, Silver, Gold" or a "Basic, Premium, Deluxe" naming format would be fine. Maybe "Premium+"?

Please keep the discussion civil and on topic.
Please do not derail the conversation about politics or disagreements over costs.
Thanks.

 

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agree that Elite is a dumb thing to do

dumber even than Moar and Heaps Moar. At least Heaps Moar is kinda funny :😺

if there was to be a politically loaded label then suggest that we go all only in SL political.  Call the next level:FIC, as these days any old body should be able to buy their way to awesome. Not like in the olden days when FIC Awesome was only in the gift of Linden to give, and in the gift of the listkeeper to acknowledge 😸

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1 hour ago, Gabriele Graves said:

Prestige or Prime.

"Premium Prestige" sounds better than "Premium Prime" 😎

 

Also,  I suppose that the next level of Premium also means prestige pricing, that's why I think that "Premium Prestige" would indeed sound about right.

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1 hour ago, Lucia Nightfire said:

At the Web user group Wednesday it was revealed that LL is leaning towards calling the next tier Premium membership level "Elite".
I feel "Elite" is a socially/politically charged term in today's climate and I am worried about it being used against users as a negative label.
I feel a more benign name would be more appropriate, something that does not directly invoke classism or politics.
This name is not set in stone and is up for further discussion on alternatives.
This is why I am bringing it up here to ask you all what you feel the name should be or if the proposed name is fine as it is.

Personally, I think a "Bronze, Silver, Gold" or a "Basic, Premium, Deluxe" naming format would be fine. Maybe "Premium+"?

"Deluxe" or "Premium Deluxe" sounds fine too. Although I'm rather meh about "PremiumPlus", and underwhelmed about "Elite"

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2 minutes ago, ThorinII said:

"Premium Prestige" sounds better than "Premium Prime" 😎

 

Also,  I suppose that the next level of Premium also means prestige pricing, that's why I think that "Premium Prestige" would indeed sound about right.

Yes it does have a ring to it where as Prime does have a beefy quality 😆

Of course the perverse side of me also kinda likes the levels: Basic, Premium, Opulent, Money Pit

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Prestige sounds better than Elite, but in the end it's just a title.

Premium Plus ???

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@BelindaN, premium plus sounds good

 

if i can give a name not too high label, maybe i name it as premium extra, 

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Replace 'Elite´with 'Oolite' for that open source vibe.

Agree the term has baggage but its just a marketing tool. Unless something tacky happens like it appears on profiles then a bit moot. Marketing wise if it brings in more then it works *shrug*

 

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I don't see the word as politically charged (maybe it is in the US, idk), but it still sounds so bad. Gives me the mental image of some snobs in their virtual ballroom, with five pages of rules who can or can't enter and a group fee of 1000L to keep the unworthy out of their glorious realm. Neither would I like to have this attitude encouraged, nor would I want to be labeld like that.

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I don't have an issue with Elite.  I don't have a suggestion on a name that will please everyone.  I think whatever its called will ripple waves and trigger people in some way or another.  

on second thoughts maybe

Basic

Premium Level 1

Premium Level 2  

and so on depending on how the premium package might pan out.  

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i really don't see a difference in the name:  gold premium or super premium, ... ad all others meaning the same . all are telling it's more expensive as basic or just premium and so a different level of payment and benefits ...
There will always be people claiming their status by type of subscription.

basic
premium a
premium b
or
basic
premium 1
premium 2

simple

depending on what they want to give as benefits.. more land? hmm Belliseria is totally divided and structured for only  1024 parcels... so a new continent? own getto's for the supers?  ..

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I want to be Elite. Perhaps even Aristocratic. Creme de la Creme? I'm good with Privileged, too. 

Oooooooo... no, I want to be the Glitterati! 

(Yes, I am looking at the thesauraus.)

The fact is that no matter what it is called, people are going to lose their minds and go all Chicken Little predicting the IMMINENT DEATH OF SECOND LIFE

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Premium+ / Premium Plus sounds decent

Premium Deluxe - The 'Deluxe' part makes my mind immediate think of fast food / burgers (let me have the burger deluxe please)

Bronze, Silver, Gold - Those work, especially if LL is considering another level down the road

Premium Extra - Maybe

Premium Exclusive -- though that one sort of has the same connotations as Elite

 

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Elite is bad, but VIP would be worse.  Don't even think about going there.  How about Bigger?  🤣

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4 minutes ago, Beth Macbain said:

The fact is that no matter what it is called, people are going to lose their minds and go all Chicken Little predicting the IMMINENT DEATH OF SECOND LIFE

I have been trying to warn people since 2009 that SL will not survive another year.

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7 hours ago, Lucia Nightfire said:

At the Web user group Wednesday it was revealed that LL is leaning towards calling the next tier Premium membership level "Elite".
I feel "Elite" is a socially/politically charged term in today's climate and I am worried about it being used against users as a negative label.
I feel a more benign name would be more appropriate, something that does not directly invoke classism or politics.
This name is not set in stone and is up for further discussion on alternatives.
This is why I am bringing it up here to ask you all what you feel the name should be or if the proposed name is fine as it is.

Personally, I think a "Bronze, Silver, Gold" or a "Basic, Premium, Deluxe" naming format would be fine. Maybe "Premium+"?

Please keep the discussion civil and on topic.
Please do not derail the conversation about politics or disagreements over costs.
Thanks.

 

Honestly Elite seems fine, there are many other companies that have leveled premiums with Elite as well. I don't think that is politically or socially fueled. Also if you worry about people making fun of others for using the word elite, than let's go into the rabbit hole we call look standards. There is always gonna be people like that, no matter which way you put it. We really can't avoid it, cause even if we were to name it less offensive names, people will still make fun of people.  People will still rub it in others faces, that they have better premium. It's not the name that is the problem, it's the humans behind it that are.

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