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  1. You run a smaller tighter business and with no managers you are substituting your own time to save overhead. An apples and oranges difference here, but his club still works - and I doubt the SL Events makes a bit of difference in it's success. First of all, we run about 5 Live events/month, not week. This is a DJ club that brings in our regular house live performers for one day on a weekend, plus Live events for major holidays. Sometimes we have 2 one hour lives/weekend, and some weeks none at all. I think it averages out to about 5 Live acts/MONTH, actually, although in December January we might have 10 Live, to celebrate Christmas and New Years. All the performers discount their fees because so many started their careers at our club, and have a connection to the staff and owners. The club sim is a Full Private Region, 30K LI - with multiple levels from land/sea for homes, shops, and roleplay, plus shops and apts in the city sky platform around the club, and skyboxes and roleplay platforms up to 4000m. We are more than just a music club on a budget. The owner must employ staff managers, since he has a RL family, and full-time job that requires frequent travel. Breaking even on his entire operation is all he wants to do. We do not pay DJ's or hosts - everyone works for 100% tips only. This self selects our DJ and hostess staff - you must be good enough to work for tips only. Our average DJ has 10 years of experience or more, including many who started when the club first opened. I agree with the rest of your comments, and will see if the limited SL event change makes any difference. Most of our patrons are old, 3000 days and older - and probably show up because that's what they have always done. The downside is eventually they will die or leave SL for the nursing homes. But by then, I won't care either.
  2. You are talking about Group Notices and Group chat postings here, not SL Events - where only one post per event is allowed (but not enforced). We restrict our hostesses to post one club Group Notice/ hour, or 2 for a 2 hr event, the initial and half-time. Many patrons are not logged in for the first notice, and it's normal for offline notices to be capped, so they don't see any notice unless a 1/2 time notice is sent. Of course if the sim crashes during an event, you can post when the sim comes back up to please come back everyone that crashed out.
  3. The owner at my club must think it is, since to reduce this added expense he has directed the staff event poster to post one combo event per day. There are about 42 events/week (12 hrs of active events/day), which if posted individually just once per event would cost around 9000 $L/month extra. He also pays a salary to two staff managers, pays for a Live singer event 5 times/month at about 2500 $L/event, and of course pays the full sim tier for a private island. With the shop and apartment rentals, and venue tip jars he is lucky for the club to break even each month. Adding another $36 USD expense/month would mean he operates at a loss. His club has been operating continuously in SL for eleven years, with the same owner and manager, and much of the same staff, and has never shut down or even moved location. Not many music venues can claim that - so it's possible he knows what he is doing. I disagree with his cost saving decision of one combo event/day for 6 performers, because one can no longer search for a performer by name, and the one event/day is posted around 2pm slt. By the evening hours, the event posting will no longer show up in a daily ongoing list in the Nightlife listing. Most event seekers only check ongoing listings, which with the multiple page listings, hide the earlier combo event post. Since events are sorted by date and time, nobody will page backwards to find a future event in real time. That is not intuitive, and was not needed before the fees and combo postings started this week.
  4. Same thing I suggested, and it would not require extra fees either. Charging will cause non sex M-rated music/dance clubs to combine all events into one event per day. This is NOT doing it right if you want to search for a particular artist or DJ. The artist/performer/DJ names are NOT listed in the combo event name. Therefore there is no way to search for them. You have to page through all the venues looking for the one a day listing, open that listing, and see if who you are searching for is there. Do this for every day there is a listing until you find your artist. This is big step backward, vs present method: Enter artist name in Search box and instantly see all venues and times they are playing. 10 secs vs 10 mins searching through combo listings. You should also use the Firestorm in-viewer search. The LL web based search lists 15 events/page, and does NOT list all the details of the event (unless you open another web page for that event - ugh). And yes you have to page forever to find an event unless you use Search. But Search tells you nothing about the actual event anymore for a combo posting. There is not enough room to list the details for all six events in one event listing. The original V1 Search got it right, and it is still in Firestorm and Singularity. But nobody seems to know this or care. And as most here admit, they have not used SL Events for years, and do not know how to use it or where to find the best display format.
  5. Use the Search filters (Rating, Category, and Keywords) and it won't be a mess. Use the Firestorm viewer SL Events and NOT the horrible web search. The fee will not reduce the Adult sex spam at all. The new fees have already made it impossible to find performers and artists, when the club has reduced their listing to one composite event listing/day - for 12 hours of events. This only hurts the performers and the venues that host them. I am so tired of hearing how charging a fee will improve anything. That is simply false hope, and that is for the record too.
  6. If you join a venue's group, you won't be using SL Events for that venue. So from your argument, SL should simply close down the Events listing entirely. Everyone here claims they don't know what they are looking for in Events, and all they see is spam. When you use Google Search, do you have any idea what keywords you want to search with? SL Events should be used by those looking for an event they do not know about, or finding where a performer will be that day. It's ridiculous to think everyone has enough groups for every DJ, club, performer, clothing shops, sales events, social groups, etc. If you are looking for a new artist, or performer, or music venue, you will not already be in their group, will you?
  7. They didn't "make" $40 from the service, since they paid $99 for the service. But if you insist this is a real business, then list $99 as a business expense, and $40 as income. Your net business income is negative $55, which you should claim as a business deduction for tax purposes. The $99 is a service fee, with debatable value. Business fees are deductible. Not many businesses would survive spending $99 for every $40 earned.
  8. Same old apologists here - move the Adult sex crap to it's own Category. Learn to use Categories and Search. There is no spam if you know what you are doing. There is already a long thread about this - so this one will soon be closed. The only result of this extra fee so far is to make it MORE difficult to find a performer or DJ Event!
  9. You paid $99 and got some of it back. That's not really income. And it's not a business. LL won't generate a 1099 for $40/yr stipend refund on your premium. If you get any 1099 and you are required to file income tax because you are above the minimum for filing a return, then you should add any 1099 income since the IRS also gets the same 1099 in their files. And subtract any business expenses from that income. If I deposit $100 into SL, and then take back $90 as a Process Credit into pay pal, that sure isn't income for me. It is income for Linden Labs though, the 10% in processing fees they collected for taking and returning my money.
  10. Heh, I wasn't thinking of you being anti-DJ. There are others posting here that I was thinking of, but you can't mention names here without a timeout for personal attacks. I also added more to my post not related to your Premium member humor, just venting my frustration with some other comments in this topic. The DJ's and hostesses have also been told they can not post their own events now in this club, because it would upset the format, or something. I expect not everyone will bend over to this new rule.
  11. Highly unlikely this is the case. The only club owners that would need Premium are those that purchased land on the mainland. You don't need Premium to rent land anywhere, or to rent on any private region from a land baron, or to purchase a private island region from Linden Lab. Most club owners will absorb the costs from their venue tip jars, and probably will cut down posting for every event. That means a DJ or artist will not be searchable in Events, since Search only looks for words in the Event Name. This will cause unending joy to those here that think DJ's do not hold real events, that all clubs suck, and that there are only really 6 events/day in all of Second Life. In other words the hermits who never use SL Events in the first place. One of the clubs I go to has decided to only post one Event per day, listing all of the actual events in one Event , entirely to save more than one $50L/Event per day. There will be no performer or DJ name in the Event name, meaning you can not search for a particular performer. Also this one daily event will roll off the list later in the day, making events after around 6pm SLT not visible. Few are going to set the date back, or scroll back in past time to find an upcoming event. Again, joyous news to all the club and DJ haters in this forum.
  12. They didn't waste any time adding the fees for SL Event postings. So now, according to LL, all the "spam" will go away. And the moon is made of green cheese. From the Create a new event web page: "Create a new event At the Basic subscription level, the fee for creating an event is L$50. At the Premium level, the fee is only L$10. Learn more about Premium or upgrade now. I understand that my account will be charged L$50 for each event I create" Just another way to get that Premium upfront cash.
  13. I think the Status page is automated with canned messages, and is not updated when there are changes late in the day. It always runs behind real-time. The techs that actually restart regions are not the same that post the Status reports. They probably quit at 5pm and hit the local bars. I am on the Main Channel. When I posted above my sim monitor was still reading 6 days, because my last restart was at 06:37 SLT on Nov 26, Tuesday. This free sim monitor is rather useful - Region Performance Monitor Version 1.04 - Search on MP. It is a free service from Dream Seeker Estates but works for any land. My outage log: Last Seen Sim Start Duration Date & Time Date & Time Min/Max 2019-11-26 06:16:34 2019-11-26 06:37:18 10 / 20 2019-11-22 09:51:56 2019-11-22 09:55:07 0 / 3 2019-11-12 07:53:32 2019-11-12 08:17:21 13 / 23 2019-11-05 11:15:45 2019-11-05 11:20:56 0 / 5 2019-11-05 11:11:01 2019-11-05 11:15:45 0 / 4 2019-11-05 10:47:15 2019-11-05 10:51:21 0 / 4 2019-11-05 10:38:31 2019-11-05 10:47:15 0 / 8 2019-11-05 08:37:39 2019-11-05 10:38:31 110 / 120 2019-11-04 07:44:22 2019-11-04 07:47:28 0 / 3 2019-11-04 07:41:29 2019-11-04 07:44:22 0 / 2 2019-10-25 08:09:54 2019-10-25 08:17:43 0 / 7 2019-10-15 07:42:46 2019-10-15 08:06:18 13 / 23 2019-10-08 04:59:50 2019-10-08 05:00:00 0 / 0 2019-09-28 02:53:34 2019-09-28 03:13:53 10 / 20
  14. Calleta is really screwed up. Physics Time is way too high when the scripts run fall to 1%. Some animesh object caught in a wall or hole? I see Physics time as high at 16 ms when Dilation drops to 0.50.
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