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  1. I'm just wondering how I can get LL to respond to this idea. I think it's pretty vital for most residents to have this. It's a basic function of any computer and server. Even blogging sites have archive capabilities, not to mention CMS systems. It's something so basic and it is completely lacking since SL's inception. Is there anybody who knows of a way to get LL to respond to this? And keep in mind: I'm not just asking for something for residents, but proposing something which might even save LL some money. Hopefully, that would be enough to get some sort of response. BTW, for the record: I'm not talking about a backup/download system here. I'm talking about an archive system. It could very well evolve and act as some sort of backup/download system in the future if LL wishes it and others push for it, but my goal is just the simplest archive system I can imagine; the one which I envision being the easiest for them to install and implement. That's all. I want to leave the deliberations and debates about perms and downloading to another initiative, if anyone else wants to pick that up later on. All I'm asking for is the basic start of an archive system which would benefit all concerned. Something which I hope everyone could get on board with.
  2. Good points! 1) As for time: Right now, it takes gobs of time to archive things into little cubes you rez on the ground. You're limited by number, and it's a mess organizing it all. It also takes time to rez, and time to open and load. I believe that my solution would be at the very least slightly faster, and much easier to organize. I could dump all my old stuff in a folder, for instance, right-click and select "Archive" and it's done after compression. I then delete the folder and save a ton of item clutter in my inventory. 2) Compression: I know that some things don't compress that much, but other things do. Pictures/text, text, and other things. The main point is to: a) make a usable archive system - at the current time, I consider there to be absolutely no archive system whatsoever in SL. b) have some compression advantages, but this isn't the main point for the users. However, any gain in compression would be an advantage to LL's bandwidth costs. If people were able to save even just 5% total on their inventories, or 10% (and I'm being exceedingly conservative here in some cases I think...) that would represent a gobload of money every month in savings for LL. So compression isn't much my concern as it is theirs. What I want, and what every user wants (I believe), is a usable archive system. Anything else would be a boon to LL. But it's up to them to figure that out.
  3. Thanks =) Yeah, it's not simple. My idea is simpler and, I think, entirely doable by LL. I think it is incumbent upon them to give us this sort of simple archiving tool.
  4. Yup that's what TAR and ZIP do They preserve perms on files on servers. Again: I know that objects aren't files on a server in a traditional sense, but the technology exists since decades to do this, even with databases. There must be a solution they can use that is almost out of the box. I'm not a coder, but I do know some basic things at least.
  5. P.S. I realize that objects are not actually files on the server in the traditional sense, and are in a database. That's fine. But I'm pretty certain that a TAR or ZIP solution could be implemented with that in mind at any rate. Databases, or parts of them, can be compressed. There must be a fairly simple solution out there for it.
  6. Hi there, I'm not certain if this is the forum I should post in, or the server forum, but I figured I'd throw out this idea I had for a while. Problem: Archiving stuff in SL is a pain in the butt. We all know it (unless I'm missing something). It just really is. Inventories tend to be absolutely huge and it's probably something which is costing LL a packet in terms of bandwidth as well. Solution: Why reinvent the wheel? TAR has been here for decades. So has ZIP. Inventories are stored on servers, and servers can TAR and ZIP since the dark ages of computing. Why not make a right-click option to click on a folder in your inventory and select "Archive..." which will effectively tar everyrything in that folder and subfolders? No more rezzing boxes and having problems putting in a set amount of stuff, worrying about no copy/copy stuff to track, etc...just use what computers have had for gobs of years. Right-click, Archive, you're done. Delete the original folder if you want and your backup is tarred up as one single TAR or ZIP file. Cleaner inventories, less bandwidth consumption, less clutter and way less of a hassle. Hours of sorting through stuff and putting them in plywood cubes are now gone. Thoughts? Did I miss a better solution we already have? Please let me know. Also, if people like it and want me to make a JIRA or whatever, please let me know and direct me to the appropriate place. I'd really love an inventory solution like this ASAP, and I think pretty much everyone else who has been in SL for more than 10 days would probably agree. Thanks for any input. I do appreciate it.
  7. I suggested an email. =) After all, LL has no problems emailing me when they want to pimp their latest marketplace attractions and whatnot. There are far less sim owners than what is required by mass emailing everyone registered with LL, so I still am not sure what the problem is with emailing sim owners when they have to know some basic things. I'd like to also point out that, as a sim owner, I have never received an email about policy chances or maintenance, or anything relating to my sim whatsoever. I find that extremely negligent.
  8. I suggested an email. =) After all, LL has no problems emailing me when they want to pimp their latest marketplace attractions and whatnot. There are far less sim owners than what is required by mass emailing everyone registered with LL, so I still am not sure what the problem is with emailing sim owners when they have to know some basic things. I'd like to also point out that, as a sim owner, I have never received an email about policy chances or maintenance, or anything relating to my sim whatsoever. I find that extremely negligent.
  9. No, it was a one minute warning, I was paying attention to my screen, and I wasn't the only one who complained about it either - and I'm not just talking about on my own sim. Other sim owners and residents were complaining about it on another chat about another sim around the same time....seconds after it happened to me. And I have considered the implications. Have you considered also that LL never emailed me to tell me about weekly restarts? How did I find out? A linden who works on servers and is a good friend of mine told me after it happened. That's how I found out. So, again, on communication, they get a big fat FAIL. And again: I'm not the only one who complained, but I am the only one who took it upon herself to post about it.
  10. No, it was a one minute warning, I was paying attention to my screen, and I wasn't the only one who complained about it either - and I'm not just talking about on my own sim. Other sim owners and residents were complaining about it on another chat about another sim around the same time....seconds after it happened to me. And I have considered the implications. Have you considered also that LL never emailed me to tell me about weekly restarts? How did I find out? A linden who works on servers and is a good friend of mine told me after it happened. That's how I found out. So, again, on communication, they get a big fat FAIL. And again: I'm not the only one who complained, but I am the only one who took it upon herself to post about it.
  11. Ok, I'm a bit pissed off, so please forgive my frigging tone, but there you go: LL, ever heard of email? When my web provider has to restart my site for an upgrade, or whatever reason, they EMAIL me and let me know they're going to be doing it soon. You guys have email, right? You have the names of people who OWN A SIM, right? Do you THINK you could be as courteous as a webhost? I pay far less for my web host - far, far less - and they show me more courtesy than just giving me a 1 minute warning to GTFO my own sim before it vanishes for fifteen minutes or more. How hard would it be? I don't have time to join lists and check out every posting about server maintenance or upgrades or discussions of code. I'm busy most of the time. A little note via email, just a simple "We need to restart sims soon, please be advised." would be very much fracking appreciated. I'd say thanks, but I'm not a damn hypocrite. Summer Seale. EDIT: I realize that this is a weekly thing, but giving me a one minute warning is just wrong. I was doing stuff at the time. Also, as everyone knows, this can happen quite frequently from time to time, and I'm a little tired of not getting warned by LL when it's going to happen. I apologize for my ranting tone, but I still think that LL should give us a little email as a courtesy for paying hundreds of dollars a month to them for our own place. Just telling us what's going on before it happens would help a lot. Thanks.
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