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Lamorna Proctor

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  1. I got the email too. But, I don't want to migrate to Direct Delivery. I use a modified Magic Box that communicates with an external licensing server when an item is delivered. It works fine, 99% of the time, and I can deal with the odd 1% that fails. I know it's technically possible to convert to use the ANS technology, but this requires a lot of effort which I neither have the time nor inclination to do. Linden Lab, breaking something that currently works is not good customer service. By all means encourage people to migrate to DD where they can, but don't break Magic Boxes.
  2. It's also important to note that we are going to remove the “voting” feature in JIRA in one month. Today, we do not use voting to triage or to make product decisions and the last thing that we want to do is set false expectations. So, when you are interested in what action we will take on a particular JIRA, use the JIRA “Watch” feature so that you will be immediately updated in email when there are new comments on that particular JIRA issue. We will continue to use the number of Watchers as an indication of the level of interest. Hosne Mubarak, a new job awaits you at Linden Lab As Egypt totters towards being a democracy, we now have confirmation that Second Life is travelling in the opposite direction. This is part of a trend I've seen over the past year or so, where the views of residents, "voters" if you will, are increasingly treated with contempt. I have been an active participant on the JIRA for several years. I hope I've made some useful, thoughtful contributions. The voting feature is a good measure of how many people want to see a bug fixed or a new feature introduced. It's not the same as "watching". I sometimes watch JIRA issues where I disagree with the feature being proposed, so I can argue the opposite case if necessary. If I can't vote on an issue, I'll probably give up on the JIRA. Please amaze me and many other residents, and rethink this decision.
  3. Teleport improvements are great. More than 25 groups? - well, it's no big deal IMO. Personally, I think Linden Lab lost its way over the last year or two. Maybe the Viewer code-base needed to be refactored, but why change the UI so radically that most long-term residents refuse to adopt it? And then there were Display Names - a huge, costly project in terms of time and money... and yet hardly anyone seems to use or care about it. And it doesn't work - names appear as ??? all too frequently. A total fail. LL, please look after the people who worked with you to create the world we have - the creators and scripters. Don't try to compete for new residents with Facebook. That's a battle you will never win.
  4. Jack, It's always sad to see someone leave an enterprise to which they've devoted a lot of their time and energy, like you have done to SL. I've appreciated your Office Hours, which you've held with honesty and humour... sometimes in the face of extreme provocation. On a negative note, you will be remembered for pushing through Display Names -- probably the worst thing LL have inflicted on residents since I've been in SL. It's ill-conceived, badly-designed and its implementation has been a complete failure... to say nothing of the waste of time and resources that could have been used otherwise to make SL better. For that, I'm afraid I hold you guilty... On the other hand, I bear you no personal animosity, and I wish you the best for your future outside LL. Good luck
  5. I agree with everything that other people have said about the speed of cashing out. It's another aspect in which things have got worse, not better, in recent months . /me wants instant gratification when I cash out Come on Linden Lab, we are your customers... the people who pay your salaries... do something to make our lives better. I hate to be such a whinger, but nearly all the changes that have taken place in 2010 have made my SL worse, not better. I live in hope that 2011 will bring better things.
  6. As your friendly-neighbourhood mark-up parser, may I point out that <BRIAN BLESSED Blessed>ETERNITY!!!!</BRIAN BLESSED> is a syntax error? It should be <BRIAN BLESSED Blessed>ETERNITY!!!!</BRIAN BLESSED Blessed>.or maybe you meant <BRIAN BLESSED>Blessed ETERNITY!!!!</BRIAN BLESSED> It's important to get these things right, Torley
  7. I like the idea of an external Script Editor. However, I hope this doesn't mean that Linden Lab will ignore the long list of bugs in the internal Script Editor in Viewer 2.
  8. We have a solution to the problems of Identity Theft you have mentioned. Please take a look at http://www.slysense.com/banclone/ and register your name to prevent people hi-jacking it and using it for griefing, fraud and impersonation.
  9. As hundreds of residents have said in earlier blogs, Display Names will provide unscrupulous people with many new ways to scam and cheat people. It's a charter for Identity Thieves. Anyone can now masquerade as another person and steal their good name and reputation. There may be a few people who want to change their names for legitimate reasons, but the vast majority of SL business people, serious creators and scripters, don't want this. If you are worried about someone else stealing your good name and reputation in Second Life, we have a remedy. BanClone allows you to register your name and protect it against other people using it. For more details about it, and how to register, see http://www.slysense.com/banclone/ Now that Linden Lab have officially released the Display Names Viewer, we will be publishing an update shortly. Remember, if Linden Lab won't protect your hard-won identity and reputation in Second Life... we will!
  10. Anyways i think i made my point if you like it or not i dont care much. Says it all, really. There are none so deaf as those who will not hear.
  11. The simple fact is that Viewer 1.23.5's days are numbered. I totally agree with Winter. Linden Lab have stopped developing Viewer 1.23 and will let it die. You might not like this, but it's a policy that they are not going to change. Stop flogging a dead horse. The Viewer 1.23 code-base needed a total rewrite. Creating Viewer 2 was strategically the right thing to do. Where Linden Lab went wrong was macho management saying it must be released in Q1 2010 or else the sky falls in (I'm guessing here, but I strongly suspect something like that was said at some point). And then they fired them anyway This new Version 2.2 is what should have been 2.0. It fixes a lot of the problems with the UI. It still has a long way to go, but it's getting there. Embrace the change and give it a try.
  12. Thank you, thank you! Detachable multiple profiles!! I am what you might call a dogged believer in Viewer 2, despite all my friends who are agnostics. This release confirms my faith in it. But now, I have some special pleading for scripters. Is anyone looking at all the problems with the Script Editor, collected under JIRA meta-issue, VWR-19479? In particular there is the excessive time to load scripts (VWR-20094, and the various problems with cursor positioning caused by the use of a proportional font. My guess is that few serious scripters are using Viewer 2 because of these problems. They really need to be addressed.
  13. Jopsy said: New and Casual residents tend not to get involved in "SL Issues" nearly as much as those of us who have more invested in SL. Most probably glanced at the announcment and shrugged and didn't read past the title. If they even read that at all. I agree, but with the amount of controversy this has caused, you would have thought Linden Lab would have mobilised people with a bit of an inside track to explain the alleged benefits. My point is that, with a few exceptions, such as people partnering or someone wanting to be "Michael Jackson" in a tribute band, I just can't see what is so wonderful about this feature. I am willing to be enlightened, but apart from a few tweaks to the UI, the overwhelming negative response has been received with stone-cold silence.
  14. Having read all the comments here and in the previous blogs over the past few weeks, I am struck by something. People tend to fall into two camps as far as Display Names are concerned: This is horrible. It will cause chaos and I don't want it. Eh? I can't see much point to it, but maybe the concerns are overblown. What I see very little evidence for is the huge raft of people who think: "Wow! This is a really great new feature; the best thing since sliced bread and extra-crunchy peanut butter. I can't wait!" At the risk of giving a hostage to fortune, where are all these people, Jack?
  15. darnit, now I've probly given LL the idea to make it a perk of Premium to keep your name safe. It's a reasonable suggestion and you're by no means the first to propose it. Unfortunately, there is no sign that Linden Lab will offer this. I'm in a rather weird position here. We have developed a service that we will charge for, in response to a demand that we have seen. If Linden Lab force Display Names through essentially unaltered, then we hope to make some money out of the investment we have put into BanClone. Personally, I am completely unabashed about this. I am a SL creator, scripter and entrepreneur -- it's what I do. On the other hand, part of me wishes that Linden Lab would relent and totally rethink the whole design of Display Names.
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