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  1. So some of the Main channel regions rolled to 536040 (like mine) and other Main channel regions are still on 535128.

    like this one : You are at 33.4, 212.8, 602.6 in Northfarthing located at sim10435.agni.lindenlab.com (216.82.51.141:13001)
    SLURL: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Northfarthing/33/213/603
    (global coordinates 144,161.0, 288,469.0, 602.6)
    Second Life Server 2020-01-23T00:43:42.535128

    Confusing?  Both rolled Tuesday morning.

     


  2. 25 minutes ago, Norton Burns said:

    All regions show that these days, the RC designation was unfortunately removed some time ago.

    Both of our regions always roll on the same day, normally Tuesday morning, which is why I said they are on the same server.  I should have said on the Main server.

     

     


  3. 1 hour ago, Norton Burns said:

    So, no change.

    My home region was updated to 536040 about 4 1/2 hrs ago.  Your region looks like it was reversed:

    Current simulator: Second Life Server 2020-01-23T00:43:42.535128   <-- your region 
    Previous simulator: Second Life Server 2020-02-05T22:16:31.536040]

    Current simulator: Second Life Server 2020-02-05T22:16:31.536040 <-- my region
    Previous simulator: Second Life Server 2020-01-23T00:43:42.535128]

    Both regions are on the Second Life Server. (Main server)


  4. 5 hours ago, Prokofy Neva said:

    Just yesterday, I at least got the red beam, even if clicking on the arrow did nothing.

    Yesterday you said clicking on the big map does not work.  Today you said it worked yesterday. Now it doesn't again.  Have you considered a time machine?  

    I Clear the beacon if I am sailing and have the big map open with the beacon ON for navigation, and no longer want to see the beacon because I am close to my destination.  I could also click on the red arrow directly, so the Clear Button is redundant.

    Chrome and other browsers use the arrow circle icon to mean page refresh.  It's hardly a mysterious icon. Your complaint that you never noticed the symbol because it didn't have text on top of it, is rather old school.  Down with icons, up with big bold black on white text for everything. DOS 3.3 forever!

     


  5. 8 hours ago, Lyssa Greymoon said:

    The one issue I have noticed is if I have single click set to walk to point in move & view prefs, sometimes clicking the arrow starts walking instead of clearing the beacon. Stopping and clicking again clears it like it's supposed to.

    If it is sometimes, you are probably just missing the tiny area you need to click on, on the arrowhead.  Like the OP probably is, except she is better at it. 😊


  6. 1 hour ago, Prokofy Neva said:

    And no, clicking on the world map button etc doesn't work.

    This is how you activate the beam:  Open the Big world map.  LEFT CLICK ONCE on a location on a region.  A red circle appears on the big map where you pointed and clicked with your mouse.  The beacon appears, and if it is within the range and you are looking at it with your camera, you should see the beam which is red on the top half, and blue on the bottom half.  At the center of the beam is the red arrow. Exactly like your own photo above shows including the arrow.  You do NOT have to TP to a location to see or create the beam.  If you do not activate and see the beam using the big map, you have a problem with your own setup.  It has nothing to do with LL software.  It has worked this way on all viewers for years.

    Why clicking the arrow does not clear it is another issue.  But not being able to even establish the beam with the map  is something no one else in LL has reported!

    And on Firestorm at least, if you open the Legend section you can also clear the beacon by clicking "Clear" button.  Forget the mini map, you can't activate the beacon with the mini map.

    I assume you have not disabled left click on your mouse.   You click on the arrowhead part of the arrow with the tip of your mouse pointer to clear;  If you click on the shaft part of the arrow, the beacon does not clear.  You need to click ON the arrowhead, not near it, not on the shaft.  I assume after this many years in SL you understand mouse use :)

     

     

     

     

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  7. 6 hours ago, PruKellar said:

    thats interesting, yes i was aware the inven size would make a diff to log in, i have female with maitreya and catwa, and male with gianni and catwa... both have just static AO hud, so nothing really too different there

    Is your female the slower one?  Women are higher maintenance of course :)

    I have noticed a Maitreya mesh body and Bento head always are more laggy than a non-mesh avatar, nothing surprising there.  Maybe your Signature body is less of a load than the Maitreya. 

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  8. 11 hours ago, LittleMe Jewell said:

    If I see a tip jar that actually shows text above it saying anything along the lines of "Last tip by blah-blah for such-and-such-amount", I will NOT put any money in it.  

    I really don't even like the DJ/Host/Hostess/Entertainer/etc... calling out a "Thanks, whomever" to people that tip.  IMO, that still ultimately points out the ones that haven't tipped.

    My tip jar is set to list the last 3 tippers, but NOT the amounts.  Tip me L$1 or L$1000 and you get the same treatment from my sign, and me.  I doubt anyone is keeping score on who is tipping.  And it's only the LAST three, so who would remember who did and did not tip if there were 30 tips for the set?  I have only had 2 peeps ever ask me to not list their names, one romeo felt he wanted peeps to think he only tipped women.  The other was multiple tipping and didn't want everyone to know this.  So I turn off the name display when he is in the club.  

    As far as thanking everyone in chat and/or voice for a tip - That is Rule # ONE in any club.  Failure to thank patrons for a tip, and they feel ignored and will leave.  DJ's and hostesses that fail to say thanks will not last long at a club.  You are 1 in 1000 that feels thanking peeps for a tip makes you feel bad.  Tip $L1, and you too can be among the "rich folks" crowd :)  

     

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  9. On 2/8/2020 at 12:28 PM, choobaloo said:

    Have you ever witnessed a DJ, host(ess), musician, auctioneer or simowner freak out and get angry over lack of tips, or a 'too small' tip?

    Not in public.  But I have seen DJ's end their set early, or refuse to play overtime if they didn't get a tip for the last 30 mins.  Most just claim they are tired and close the set on time.  This only applies if there is no DJ following them, so they have the option of playing into "overtime". But if they still have a crowd, and most there have already tipped, the good DJ's keep on playing until everyone listening goes home.  

    Standard practice is for the seller to tip an auctioneer 10% of the sale price of your auction item, IF it sells.  I don't see many tips from the buyers, nor is this expected.  10% commission is how an auctioneer earns their lindens.  A good auctioneer will spend hours in preparation for the auction, plus 2 hrs of high stress selling of items no one really wants at the asking price.  Nobody works for nothing, unless it is a charity.

     

     

     

     

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  10. LEFT clicking on the red arrow on your screen has always made the beacon go away - worked that way in 2010 and still does!  Of course you need an arrow, and need to actually click on the red arrow with your mouse pointer, not on the moon or something.

    Obviously, LL has sent Prok a special Viewer version, as they detect who is downloading their update - that has disabled the click the red arrow feature - just for her!  

    :)

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  11. I have never heard of a bot playing the Realms Quests.  That would be one advanced scripted agent, to run the 4 quests on auto-pilot, and avoid all the random hazards the game has in every quest.   Seems like the bots, nearly as stupid as the rock monsters, would spend most of their time in the reconstruction tanks. Just programming the 1st Quest, running a path to a bare tree then to the tree of hearts, avoiding getting eaten, and  touching the tree would be tricky (but possible if you could recovery, it is a simple quest).  And how does a bot find a green crystal?  In the desert and swamp quests, the target moves every time it is touched.  How would a script find the new target?  Or recognize the target?  TP's within the Realms are not allowed by the agent.  Every moment running or standing in the Realms has a random hazard ready to kill you.

    Alts, controlled by a human account in RL is what I see.  Automated bots, running while the owner sleeps?   Good AI project, but if you can pull that off, might as well get a RL job doing the same thing for the military.  Your salary would be a bit higher :)

     


  12. You can still collect 50 $L/week per avatar in the Realms with no PIOF.  Crystals cannot be converted to Lindens unless you have PIOF.  What I see many doing now is to create many alt accounts, all free basic, no PIOF (and no profile.)   10 alts is 500 $L/week,  100 alts is 5000 $L/week.  How many throwaway mail addresses can you make?

    It takes about 18 mins to complete all the quests for one week for one avatar.  Some piggyback their alts at 2 at a time, cutting their avatar quest time in half using multiple alts.  I have not seen anything from LL that says using your alts in the Realms is cheating.  It they were able to limit the Realms to one avatar per RL person, the Realms would be nearly empty.  They could close 4 of the 6 Realm estates.  (Each estate contains 12 regions)

    I think very little of the Realms lindens actually gets converted to one's RL currency.  The currency exchange and process credit fees are too high to make this practical. So basically LL is interjecting some extra Lindens into the economy, which all are spent inworld, to keep merchants and landowners afloat.  Same thing the Federal Banks do everyday in most countries.  If the govt's would stop printing money, the world would collapse.  The Lindens might think this applies to SL as well.

    Cheating as in flying and speed enhancers are irrelevant now - those applied more to collecting crystals, which the free no PIOF accounts can no longer do.

     


  13. Firestorm MiniMap of my region, showing settings.  Note that Objects must be unchecked if you don't want to see lots of blue objects you own.  My neighbor has ban lines on which is I think the reason it is pinkish and hidden.  Ban lines makes no sense however, since their ground level is just grass and one small tree, while they live at 3500 m in a skybox well beyond the ban line limit.  

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  14. 20 minutes ago, Fauve Aeon said:

    But tell me, which do you think is more likely.....that ALL these adult events are not following the rules? Yet just somehow they are magically allowed to be there....or...that you might, just maybe, be mis-interpreting the rules? 

    Here are the rules, for the third time tonight.  They are not events. There is no start and end time. There is no hostess or entertainer, just some on-call escort. Escorts and 24/7 BJ's are not events, well maybe for the recipient, but not events as defined by LL.  If you can't figure this out, I give up -  We should not be the ones that enforce LL's specific rules.  They don't care because it's more money for them.

    An event is defined as a special group activity that is led by a host on land owned either by the host or by a group the host belongs to. Examples include discussions, group meetings, hosted dances, classes, tours, and competitions.

    An event is framed by a beginning and an end time. Thus '24hr Sales' are not events.

    The 'Commercial' category was created for the purpose of grand openings, demonstrations, product launches etc. Each of these types of events should have a clear beginning and end time attached. Otherwise, they belong in the Second Life Classifieds, not the Events calendar. Posting events that are simply advertisements will not be acceptable.

    The use of alts to post more than 15 events per day will not be permitted either.

    The event descriptions need to conform to General guidelines, consistent with the overall Second Life website policy - so no overt sex descriptions; sex for money, sex chat, simulated sex, strong violence, or anything else broadly offensive.

    Moderate events must be listed as Moderate, and held in M-rated sims.


  15. The Adult listings for sex for sale do not follow the SL Event listing rules. You seem to be avoiding that issue. 

    I have suggested people looking for real events, not 24/7 escort, Cam/phone sex and 24/7 BJ's only check off the G and M ratings,  about a dozen times already in the past month. That is using the filters.  Most here don't agree with that, claiming their music club on an Adult sim would be missed.  And again, most of the Adult listings are not SL Events - as defined by Linden Lab.  They belong in Classified Ads.

    So why is LL refusing to enforce their own rules, which would basically eliminate the SL Event spam?  The reason seems obvious - they can now charge $50/event for the non-events - more income, so ignore their own rules.  If 75% of all event listings are really non-events, well that's a tidy amount of income for someone, about $2500 USD/mo.  Enough to cover 1/2 the cost of a San Francisco 1 bedroom flat.

     


  16. For the skimmers who skip the fine print, I made it larger!

    An event is defined as a special group activity that is led by a host on land owned either by the host or by a group the host belongs to. Examples include discussions, group meetings, hosted dances, classes, tours, and competitions.

    An event is framed by a beginning and an end time. Thus '24hr Sales' are not events.

    The 'Commercial' category was created for the purpose of grand openings, demonstrations, product launches etc. Each of these types of events should have a clear beginning and end time attached. Otherwise, they belong in the Second Life Classifieds, not the Events calendar. Posting events that are simply advertisements will not be acceptable.

    The use of alts to post more than 15 events per day will not be permitted either.

    The event descriptions need to conform to General guidelines, consistent with the overall Second Life website policy - so no overt sex descriptions; sex for money, sex chat, simulated sex, strong violence, or anything else broadly offensive.

    Moderate events must be listed as Moderate, and held in M-rated sims.

    SPAM (multiple events posted in a single day that do not comply with the rules above) WILL NOT BE TOLERATED and will be SUBJECT TO DISCIPLINARY ACTION. Please do not use the Events calendar in any way which would inhibit its usefulness to the community at large. Failure to follow these guidelines may result in a SUSPENSION OF YOUR ACCOUNT.

     


  17. 17 minutes ago, Fauve Aeon said:

    Yes your screenshot shows maybe 2 spam that break the listing rules. But I don’t see any that break the Community Guidelines except for the 2 venues that repeated (spammed) too frequently. 

    Not according to the SL Events own rules.  I see four legitimate events listed out of 15 on that page.  "BJs |ALL DAY| Our gems are ready to wrap your lips around you, ***** give them..." is NOT an event in my opinion, OR in SL's opinion.  Read the posting rules below and tell me again how many events are violating SL's rules.  What is apparent is SL is not enforcing their own rules, and the extra charges are just extra pocket change for them, that are doing nothing to stop the spam.

    SL Event posting rules quoted exactly:

    Community: Events

    Event Posting Rules

    Please read and agree to these event posting rules before posting an event. Be sure to click the "I Agree" button below to continue.

    PLEASE NOTE: Advertisements for commercial products or services will be deleted from the events calendar. Repeated misuse of the event posting system for this purpose may lead to disciplinary action against the poster's account. See more details on this policy below.

    You may currently post up to 15 events per day (including event edits). In addition, your friends will now be able to post events on a parcel that you own. However, you must set that parcel to show up in Find Places as a Hangout. If your parcel is not set up as a Hangout, the parcel will not be available to your friends, but will continue to be subject to other availability rules.

    To further clarify, you may post an event on a parcel if:

    • You personally own the parcel and it is at least 512 square meters in size.
    • The parcel is owned by a group that you are an owner of, or that you have the 'host events' ability for, and is at least 512 square meters.
    • The parcel is in a private island that you are on the access list of, and is at least 512 square meters.
    • The parcel belongs to Governor Linden and is set to show in Search Places as a Hangout.
    • The parcel belongs to a friend, it is set to show in Search Places as a Hangout, and is at least 512 square meters.

    An event is defined as a special group activity that is led by a host on land owned either by the host or by a group the host belongs to. Examples include discussions, group meetings, hosted dances, classes, tours, and competitions.

    An event is framed by a beginning and an end time. Thus '24hr Sales' are not events.

    The 'Commercial' category was created for the purpose of grand openings, demonstrations, product launches etc. Each of these types of events should have a clear beginning and end time attached. Otherwise, they belong in the Second Life Classifieds, not the Events calendar. Posting events that are simply advertisements will not be acceptable.

    The use of alts to post more than 15 events per day will not be permitted either.

    The event descriptions need to conform to General guidelines, consistent with the overall Second Life website policy - so no overt sex descriptions; sex for money, sex chat, simulated sex, strong violence, or anything else broadly offensive.

    Moderate events must be listed as Moderate, and held in M-rated sims.

    Respect the work of others -- respect copyrights and trademarks! Event hosts are responsible for making sure that all applicable rights and permissions are in order. See Digital Millennium Copyright Act for more information about Copyrights and Second Life.

    SPAM (multiple events posted in a single day that do not comply with the rules above) WILL NOT BE TOLERATED and will be SUBJECT TO DISCIPLINARY ACTION. Please do not use the Events calendar in any way which would inhibit its usefulness to the community at large. Failure to follow these guidelines may result in a SUSPENSION OF YOUR ACCOUNT.

    By selecting the "I Agree" button, you agree to these rules for posting events to the Second Life event calendar.

     

     


  18. 46 minutes ago, Fauve Aeon said:

    The Events Calendar was not working as it was supposed to and I think there was a chance LL might have just ended it completely instead of deciding to keep it going but charge for listings. The new changes can certainly be challenged, commented on or protested but IMO it’s OK for LL to take a service that had basically become useless with spam events and incentivize it to both generate micropayment revenue and to renew the potential for it to become useful to residents again.

    The SL Events Calendar has a Search engine.  It works just fine - learn to use it.  The new listing charges have not changed unfiltered SL Events one iota.  Here is tonight's "entertainment" category:

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    And still 21 pages to page through, mostly sex spam.


  19. 20 hours ago, Fauve Aeon said:

    I’m really looking forward to the calendar being cleared out, I think it will be a big improvement and I’ll be glad to maybe be able to more easily discover a greater number of quality live events of all kinds.

    SL is not clearing out the calendar.  Where did you ever get that idea?  SL Events is as cluttered with sex clubs as ever.  Nearly everyone posting here seems to know nothing about SL Events.  It's still 80% sex spam, and not legit events because the extra charges mean nothing to the owners of the sex joints.  Turn Off the adult category and you will see the real events, as always.

     

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  20. 11 hours ago, chel Boxen said:

    As a resident in California i do understand LL pays high rent to provide this awesome game to all of us.. LL i would suggest you to charge all of us $100.00 or more per alt that would be helpful and fair.

    Are you one of Ebbe's Alts?  I am sure he can afford $100/yr for an alt on his salary.  Apparently you think SL should be an Elite world for only the wealthy.  Or are you trolling us, and work for the competition?

     

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  21. 9 hours ago, LuciferaAeterna said:

    I pay $120 USD for a private region, have events 5 nights a week -- two regular house DJs at L2500 per hour, and rotating DJs at L1500-3000 an hour), and two live entertainers every Wed. at between L3000-5000 per gig. I run everything myself, to cut down on overhead -- I employ no staff. I have a booking manager, whom I pay L4000 a month. I limit the number of open time slots for gigs to keep things affordable and profitable. I keep spreadsheets of my expenses and income and adjust the schedule frequently to accommodate a balance of quality and quantity. (This involves being selective about who I book and when.) I am also very particular about the house DJs. I hire no one for those spots who cannot be trusted to run an event solo.

    Just from your description of his operation, there are a number of areas he could reduce his overhead. (8 rather than 12 hours a day, more DJs rather than live gigs,  make live gigs weekends only - making that only two he must pay for, moving to a more affordable location, are some of the things that come to mind...) He does not *have* to run such a grandiose operation - he chooses to. (And you say "has never shut down or moved location" as if that's a virtue - real business does not run that way.) Perhaps he likes living on the margins, I don't know. $36 USD could easily be budgeted for if he would reduce his expenditure and make logistical adjustments.

    His decision to cut corners by making one post with all his performers is going to bite him in the backside, for exactly the reason you mention. However, you are wrong about the fees and combo postings. The combo postings are a recent (knee-jerk) reaction to the fees. However, even before fees, one was having to go through hundreds of listings for the last four months or so due to the sudden influx of Adult postings. (Many of the Adult ads aren't even really event listings, but general adverts, which don't even belong. LL needs to step up their policing as well.)

    I have been posting to the Events page for years, and this overcrowding is a recent thing. Prior to the sudden rash of Adult event listings (and a few others who seem to have discovered the Events page at around the same time), there were perhaps 3-4 current event "pages" of 15 listings each, sometimes 5 or 6. A reasonable amount to get through. Future events moved up quickly. Since the Events page has exploded in popularity, what LL should do is implement a time block drop-down menu, so you can selectively see smaller blocks of listings, and set up a few new categories as well. And venues have to stop combo posting so you can find what you're looking for, otherwise you might as well not bother. But the fees are the *only* thing that are going to discourage frivolous multi-posters - and they need to be more than a measly L10 or L50. It needs to actually cut into their profits. People who post in that fashion don't care about running a proper business, they want to pick up as many punters as possible and have a high turnover with minimal effort and expenditure. The moment advertising becomes a expense to be budgeted, they will stop posting that way.

    Does this mean more serious businesses will have to get better about keeping and organising a healthy advertising budget? Sure. But that is part of the cost of doing business.

    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. 

     

     

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