Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
Caitlin Tobias

Resident Hosts

Recommended Posts

First of all, I am not writing this to bring down the idea of LL's latest idea of 'Resident Hosts' to participate in blogs and content on the forum and/or blogs.

The only thing that struck me, when Resident Hosts were introduced just before Halloween, apparently residents were picked because of their outstanding reputation Inworld. Fine, I can see the idea behind that.

However, a designer/creator/builder Inworld, no matter how popular and/or skilled, is not per definition the rightg person to create lively and attractive threads/blogs on the website site of Second Life.

I have read, with interest!, the posts and threads started by our 'Resident Hosts' and could only come to the conclusion that this was a missed opportunity as far as 'hosting threads' concerns. Yes, lots of OP's were started...few got a decent follow up but most did not.

Hosting, guiding and 'nurturing' a thread on a forum is a different game than hosting events or designing fabulous content Inworld. I like the idea of 'Resident Hosts', really.
But for fora and blogs, dear LL....., please consider recruiting people with 'forum'and/or 'blog/ experience. People that keep up with replies and 'mother' a thread.People that know what it is like to keep the focus, respond to all posters can identify themselves with different cultures or at least understand SL is a world filled with people from all over the globe.

It is disheartening and in some cases even annoying  to see OP's with a great potential for a discussion fade away into oblivion, because the threadstarter either does not have time to respond or is not prepared for the comments a specific post may generate.

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Oh, well, apparently LL has asked Resident Hosts to 'do blogs and forum' for Halloween.

http://community.secondlife.com/t5/Inworld/Best-of-Halloween-Host-MiaSnow/ba-p/1191889

That is one example, allthough I do not wanted to name/shame ppl.

If you look in the subforum : http://community.secondlife.com/t5/The-Best-of-Second-Life/bd-p/Halloween, you will see what I mean.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

ah.... I vaguely recognize two names (Ivey, and Sinatra), but that's only because of my game age (been here too long)

I have no idea what their selection criteria was, but I'm going to assume at least part of it was inworld creators of halloween-esque content and machines powerful enough to to use all the visual goodies on ultra to take high quality snapshots... all to the end of promoting high end SL content.

apparently they still consider SLKids to be an image problem, otherwise Marianne would have been a shoe-in .

 

I do agree that tapping people with more forum placement would have been preferable, and can only hope that it happens in future events.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites


Void Singer wrote:

ah.... I vaguely recognize two names (Ivey, and Sinatra), but that's only because of my game age (been here too long)

I have no idea what their selection criteria was, but I'm going to assume at least part of it was inworld creators of halloween-esque content and machines powerful enough to to use all the visual goodies on ultra to take high quality snapshots... all to the end of promoting high end SL content.

apparently they still consider SLKids to be an image problem, otherwise Marianne would have been a shoe-in .

 

I do agree that tapping people with more forum placement would have been preferable, and can only hope that it happens in future events.

Yep, you got my original point in your last sentence. Well that and also the SL Kids!

I have nothing but admiration for those who create content that makes our SL beautiful and enhances our sl-experience, that was not the intention of my feedback.

I just mean: being a forum-host or engaging people in discussions and responding in a way considering timezones/cultures and all that...that  is something completely different from creating the most wonderful stuff inworld...That was all :).

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

While the forum guidelines state that no advertising -- no links to stores or merchandise -- is allowed other than signatures, the forums are rampant with it.  Many threads have links to stores or merchandise, and these blog articles are more of the same.

I am all for promoting commerce in general, but it has always left a bad taste when LL singles out one or more creators to highlight -- remember the email everyone got promoting bunnies? (I think it was bunnies.) There are plenty of bloggers around to promote individual businesses -- it is not LL's job to do that.   But obviously LL thinks differently.

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Sign in to follow this  

×
×
  • Create New...