Josh Susanto Posted August 3, 2011 Share Posted August 3, 2011 Please read carefully and think about the point I'm actually making here, rather than falling back on the idea that too many items in a box is all you need to know in order to understand delivery problems. It's just not that simple.The unstated logic behind rezzing multiple boxes in multiple regions would seem to be that the mechanisms that allow delivery failure should affect each box independently, and delivery failures from one box will not uniformly also result from other boxes, because their respective patterns of delivery failure are unrelated. Moreover; if this is NOT assumed to be true, there would seem to be NO logic to rezzing multiple boxes (think about it).For example, assume that someone has so shamelessly jammed his box with freebies that it has a delivery rate of only 50%. Under the model implicit in our instructions to rez additional boxes, the same person rezzzing an identical box in a different region should then experience a 75% delivery rate. With 3 boxes; 87.5%, etc. I recently rezzed a second box in order to see what would happen. As I had put over 700 items in my box, I was finally experiencing a delivery rate intermittently dropping to something approaching 90%. What I should have experienced from the second box (as an exponential function of independent delivery failure rates, right?) is NO MORE THAN 0.1x0.1 delivery failure rate; in other words: less than 1% delivery failures.But that's not what happened. My delivery failure rate remains apparently the same, and the pattern among the failures remains the same: half are shopping cart orders, and the other half are items also temporarily and mysteriously absent from my personal inventory, making the order difficult to correct manually (again, how does jamming my box have any affect on my personal inventory? And ideas?).Yeah. I have too much stuff in my box. I think we covered that. But it does not explain what stands to be observed; that the duplication of boxes does not do what we are essentially told it will do, regardless of the number of items in the box, because the statistical mechanism implied in the model simply does not exist in terms of real results.This is further evident in the fact that even people with the correct number of items in their boxes and up to 6 boxes continue to report repeated delivery failures. That is: because their delivery failure rates on a single box can't possibly be higher than on my one box (less than 10%), having 6 boxes should (given the model) reduce their delivery failure rate to something on the order of 1 in a million or less (probably A LOT less).And yet people with 6 boxes report not only that they get delivery failures, but that they get as many as 2 or more on consecutive days. From a statistical standpoint, to tell these people that a delivery failure they experienced was due to having one box too few is essentially no different than telling them that someone won a lottery or was killed in a plane crash in RL because they either did or did not rez enough boxes in SL.Moreover, from a mathematical standpoint, the suggestion that we defeat delivery failures by rezzing more boxes is indistinguishable from superstition (please note that I hesitate to use other expressions such as "fraud").Conclusion: pending any more compelling explanation, box farming just seems to me to be a form of compulsory labor used to indoctrinate us in the cult of Lindenism.Am I wrong?Don't just tell me.SHOW me. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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