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  1. It says USD balance, not linden balance. You know how you convert your lindens to USD? If you leave cash in there for 12 months not even logging in, there will be fees. Your linden dollars are safe.
  2. I can see this causing issues. Is this a bug?
  3. I would like everyone who participated in this discussion to please remember that, Linden Lab did not do this out of obligation. They compromised purely out of good faith. Let's please never abuse this so, when we really need to relay our feedback, the developers hear us with the same clarity and intent as they did today. If our goal is to be genuinely heard, then we need to also genuinely listen when they tell us something was absolutely necessary. We can't be always skeptical and expect to be taken to heart at the same time.
  4. Y'all are out of this world. Thank you. We will not forget how you guys went out of your way to meet us in the middle with zero obligation to do so. ❤️
  5. It isn't a lie. I had to split my store groups into 2, and between the 2 there are over 85000 members. We split the members into 2 groups because none of the functions work when it's that crowded. Maitreya V.I.P group has 115,000 members.
  6. I assume not for another year, considering this also requires a ton of work. Even these forums with how the names are stored would need major work. Might honestly not even end up being possible to offer a name change. I do hope that at least new accounts get last names, even if it doesn't end up being possible to change our current last names. Just a guess.
  7. Like most things in SL, this sounds like it would be best suited for users to create and regulated by demand. If there are any talented independent dev teams out there looking for a project, this could be so much fun. Remember that the original marketplace was created by users and then acquired by Linden Lab.
  8. Okay! I think they heard our feedback. Let's let them talk it over, think it over ❤️ We pitchforked enough for one day. 😈
  9. I don't think anyone is suggesting that. But SL is a user made world. People get hooked on SL because of user created content. SL experience is almost entirely user created. While I do sincerely love LL and do not think of any Linden as useless at all, that would be the answer to your question.
  10. I appreciate you explaining that to me. It didn't clear up for me that this is a temporary patch or that they have been working on fixing the groups. Which would be such welcomed news. Like we have to pay fees, Linden Lab have their own overhead. Groups are important to SL economy. I politely again request Linden Lab to reconsider taking away group spots from basic accounts. I will be watching this thread and hope for a compromise.
  11. Hi Dove, Perhaps I missed something, did they say this was a temporary patch and they were working hard to resolve it permanently?
  12. I do also have a subscriber that some people choose to use with around 25,000 members in it. But Blush, the customers or the number of customers in the group isn't at fault for groups lagging. We didn't "create" this issue. It is hard to claim groups were not designed for this, when groups are able to charge customers, have abilities to send notices, and have a built in chat. It is how the group system was made. I am suggesting, we need a permanent solution which might even mean making a brand new group system. We are happy to pay for it with the increased fees. Groups are important to the economy of Second Life. I am the proof that it is essential. No, subscriber based notification doesn't serve better. Doesn't bring the same amount of sales. It is just the fact of the matter.
  13. Of course we are not going to boo you. But I would like to bring you my perspective. The group chat is a huge part of marketing. It is great for getting instant help, ideas on how to style an item, but it's huge advertising. It's great for trading. Event updates. Upcoming projects. Feedback. It is absolutely essential to growing your business. It is honestly 90% of being able to sell at main store instead of events. We should be going forward, not backwards. I am more than happy to pay the fee, but that brings the expectation that our marketing tools aren't crippled.
  14. I am not against the fee increase in fact I am okay with it and welcome it, but I just want to show you a different perspective. For someone making 2000$ a month, an increase of 2.5% equals $50. That's a bill. For someone living off of 2,000$ a month $50 makes a significant difference. Please remember to be kind. Some people would rather live on less money but work a job they love doing, and for those people this is a big change.
  15. @Kat Linden could you guys meet us in the middle and at least take a couple months to discuss a different way to handle the group problem without penalizing the basic members? Group issue penalizes creators too. For reasons I mentioned earlier and Apple Fall explained even better. Group chat/notices is easily 75% of how we sell and it's 90% of being able to run a successful main store business without having to participate in events. We really need you all to reconsider this.
  16. With all due respect, I would like you guys to reconsider this. If the groups are causing unnecessary constraint, then perhaps they should be fixed. They should be fixed regardless of any selling points because a simple look at Jira will reveal many problems with groups that already exist. Taking away group spaces from basic members, while increasing fees, instead of working towards a permanent solution, does not sit right. From a creator's point of view, groups play the *biggest* role in advertising our new products. It is how we get sales. How do we expect newer creators to emerge without the ability to easily recruit customers to their group? Increasing fees is one thing, actively hurting our way to sell is my biggest concern here. I also wholeheartedly believe that Linden Lab is more than capable of selling premium membership without taking away features from it's basic account holders. You have a very capable team there. We believe in you guys. We hold you all to a higher standard. I appreciate that this is a privately owned company, and you guys don't realistically owe us a thing. But I still have hope in my heart and again, respectfully, in good faith, would like you guys to reconsider this one.
  17. This made me laugh. Witty! Allow me to be serious for a minute before the thread does get locked. Between Phil, ChinRey and Callum, you guys probably ensured I never get featured again. While it is not that serious, and I am not too salty over it, I wouldn't want this to happen to another creator. Have a suspicion? Reach out. Anonymous bloggers aren't working day and night to give you the most factual information. It is gossip, it's entertainment for some people. Nothing more, nothing less. It would have taken you maybe 2 mins to type my name and ask me what the deal was. Here we are 11 pages in, same conclusion we would have ended up days ago. I volunteer and sign up to Linden Lab events, which get posted on the official website. There is nothing special about it, pay attention to the announcements and participate too. Whoever mentioned I did free gifts for a Linden Lab event, do you also remember how I had a HUD made for people to put me on follow and skated them through ice and took about 40 people of most fun lag fest through adventures? It is not always about the money. I love Second Life, it has given me a job I am beyond grateful for, and I will continue to do giveaways as a thank you, I will volunteer with Linden events every time. I will end it on a sweet note, and a tldr I have no hard feelings, remember to reach out, take what you read on anonymous blogs with a grain of salt. I highly doubt a Linden will even come and entertain this mess, so I hope we can lock the thread as Love suggested and go on about our days.
  18. Phil bless your heart, she wore Neve top, Neve pants, Gos shoes, and a piece I made as an accessory to wrap around your waist. I went to look for the post everyone was talking about, only to see her wearing NOT Blueberry clothing (Love you Neve I am just a bit jealous). Let my wrap around sweaters have their 5 mins of Linden attention in peace.
  19. Hey guys, I wish one of you had given me an IM! I would have clarified it. Anyone and I mean anyone can gift premium memberships, all you have to do is have balance in your account and open a support ticket for it. I paid fully for all the premium memberships I gifted. There was (sadly) no special treatments. I hope this information leads to some best friends getting premium account gifts for Christmas. It's coming up you guys. I am sorry it didn't seem clear, it honest to god never crossed my mind that anyone would think Linden Lab is paying for a very random give away I did. Although not going to lie, would be sweet of them to do their own regular give aways just to acknowledge the support of this community. Now I will go check out the look of the day page and possibly frame it because, contrary to what is discussed here, I am main page cursed and only ever made it 4 times in 5 years. If a confusion like this arises again I am literally 1 IM away and love to chat too, don't feel shy to reach out ❤️
  20. Tari, we are never going to agree on what you just said. I would never give this advice to anyone running a business. Especially when the investment isn't large enough to be this massive risk you would claim bankruptcy over, we are talking over potentially what? In worst -worst- case 100? I co own another business which solely focuses on inventory investment for companies, hit me up if you are interested in growing your RL business! I just can not wrap my head around the mindset that "I should get everything I want to make money off of the platform and I am entirely entitled to everything the platform is offering." I literally can not reason with this. You guys I am officially done arguing, this is so silly, we are never going to see eye to eye, and that's okay. I have my way of running a business and you have yours and I wish you nothing but success. Some poor soul is going to end up here a few months from now thinking oh good, suggestions for marketplace and end up very, very confused
  21. Where in the world this 30% cut is coming from? This is YOUR guess, not mine. Not what I have in mind. I did say I would gladly pay a monthly fee for marketplace features, like you mentioned if it would help me earn more. Anybody would. I am sorry but if you can not invest into your business to earn more, that's not on anyone. Everyone running a business has an overhead. This is not about being able to afford it. Have you ever seen someone run a stock base business for example? If the feature you are paying more is going to bring more profit, then you invest to grow your business. Like, this is getting to a point where I have serious doubts I can get through to you. We disagree on the most basic fundamentals of owning a business and nothing constructive can come out of this. I am not insensitive towards anyone, please kindly stop making this about me or Charlotte. This is not a forum about my personality or character. I strongly recommend you to avoid making a topic personal or getting emotional when you want to join a discussion. This way we can have very healthy conversations that might truly lead to positive change.
  22. Let me put this very simply. I raised my prices recently for complicated pieces or double pieces from 199L to 250L. It might have made some of my customers angry enough to stop shopping on my store. But I did what I believed was in the best interest in my business and my customers given the slight difference allowed me to add more options to my clothing without it being a waste for me. I would not be okay with being called manipulative, greedy, evil for making a decision between offering more options and increasing prices. Same goes for Linden Lab, this is their company, they will do what they feel is right for their business. They will consider that they would loose a ton of mid range revenue if those creators went back to work. Simple math would show that majority of the stores will be within mid range, most of their revenue would be coming from those creators. I refuse to insult the people running the platform by claiming they are clueless. Anyone who thinks they care more about maybe 20 designers who might be within the high range, over their main source of over a thousand stores, is mistaken. They are the crowd who would quit to go back to their real life jobs, and that would be what would rock the economy. Not me. One more time, in grand scheme of things, top earning 20 designers would not make the fraction of the damage of what losing mid range designers in mass would do. I am not duped, I am not talking on blind faith. I am simply going off of common sense. Of course I care about fellow designers, I care deeply. It is because I care that I keep responding so any creator freaking out reading this forum can have a counter perspective.
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