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  1. Ladies & gentlemen, please join us at Elysium this evening from 7-9pm SLT for live performances by Franklee Anatra & Ronnie Artano! Franklee will kick things off at 7pm, followed right after by Ronnie at 8pm. Attire: Elysium is an elegant early-mid 20th century venue, so please dress accordingly, anything from classy casual to elegant attire. http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Elysium/82/131/17
  2. Ladies & gentlemen, please join us at Elysium this evening from 7- 9pm SLT for two hours of Blues (plus your requests) with DJ Harmony! Attire: Elysium is an elegant early-mid 20th century venue, so please dress accordingly, anything from classy casual to elegant attire. http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Elysium/82/131/17
  3. Ladies & gentlemen, please join us at Elysium tonight from 7-9pm SLT for two hours of fantastic music by DJ Cherryh! She'll be spinning us some DJ's Choice, plus your requests! Attire: Elysium is an elegant early-mid 20th century venue, so please dress accordingly, anything from classy casual to elegant attire. http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Elysium/82/131/17
  4. If setting up an advertising budget means your club owner has to rob Peter to pay Paul, he is clearly not allocating his resources well. 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.
  5. Ladies & gentlemen, please join us at Elysium tonight from 7-9pm SLT for two hours of totally awesome Gen X music by Gabrielle Riel! Attire: Elysium is an elegant early-mid 20th century venue, so please dress accordingly, anything from smart casual to elegant attire. http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Elysium/82/131/17
  6. You do realise that what they are currently charging per event works out to L10 = $0.04 USD and L50 = $0.20 USD, right? If you can't afford to spend that, SL is already too expensive for you. At current rates, you can post 5 events for an American dollar if you're non-Premium, and nearly two dozen if you are. Per day. I run a non-sex, M rated music club venue. A small one. 25 people tops a night. I would happily pay L100 [$0.39 USD] per listing, which is about what the average patron tips, if it would keep the overcrowding down, and allow my events visibility again. $1.95 USD is not too much to my mind to pay to get the patrons in.
  7. Ladies & gentlemen, please join us at Elysium this evening from 7- 9pm SLT for two hours of Top 40 Hits (plus your requests!) with DJ Sin. Attire: Elysium is an elegant early-mid 20th century venue, so please dress accordingly, anything from classy casual to elegant attire. http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Elysium/82/131/17
  8. The issues plaguing the Events page go back several months. There has been extreme overcrowding in the Nightlife/Entertainment category due to far too many Adult Entertainment clubs suddenly discovering they can post events, and multi-posting under multiple accounts - thus creating up to 80 pages of events. The overcrowding in the Live Music category is due to people posting DJs there now because of the overcrowding in Nightlife/Entertainment. LL is charging now to discourage such behaviour. I think it's a good idea, but frankly, they aren't charging *enough*. $L50 and $L10 is a fraction of what most people tip. Anyone, even posting abusers, can afford that. It will do little to discourage the abuse. A more realistic fee would be $L200 [0.78 USD] (non-Premium) and $L100 [0.39 USD] (Premium). (These are the equivalent to what one or two persons usually tip.) They should also create a new category: Adult Nightlife/Entertainment and forbid Adult themed events in the original Nightlife/Entertainment category. Forbidding DJs being posted under Live Music wouldn't hurt either. Increasing the number of listings per "page" would also help. It is easier to get through 10 pages of 45 listings than 29 pages of 15 (or more). That would clear up most of the issues, while still giving Adult venues a space to post their events. Charging more would discourage most people from posting the same venues/events under multiple accounts.
  9. Ladies & gentlemen, please join us at Elysium this evening from 7-9pm SLT for live performances by Justin Elias Anatra & Ronnie Artano! Justin will kick things off at 7pm, followed right after by Ronnie at 8pm. Attire: Elysium is an elegant early-mid 20th century venue, so please dress accordingly, anything from classy casual to elegant attire. http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Elysium/82/131/17
  10. Ladies & gentlemen, please join us at Elysium tonight from 7-9pm SLT for two hours of fantastic music by DJ Avalon! Our theme tonight is "Fire & Ice", music with themes of fire and ice, plus your requests! Attire: Elysium is an elegant early-mid 20th century venue, so please dress accordingly, anything from classy casual to elegant attire. http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Elysium/82/131/17
  11. Ladies & gentlemen, please join us at Elysium tonight from 7-9pm SLT for two hours of fantastic music by DJ Tril! She'll be spinning us some super 70's tunes, plus your requests! Attire: Elysium is an elegant early-mid 20th century venue, so please dress accordingly, anything from classy casual to elegant attire. http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Elysium/82/131/17
  12. Ladies & gentlemen, please join us at Elysium this evening from 7-9pm SLT for live performances by Loreen Aldrin & Ronnie Artano! Loreen will kick things off at 7pm, followed right after by Ronnie at 8pm. Attire: Elysium is an elegant early-mid 20th century venue, so please dress accordingly, anything from classy casual to elegant attire. http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Elysium/82/131/17
  13. Ladies & gentlemen, please join us at Elysium tonight from 7-9pm SLT for two hours of fantastic music by DJ Cherryh! She'll be spinning us some wonderful DJ's Choice, plus your requests! Attire: Elysium is an elegant early-mid 20th century venue, so please dress accordingly, anything from classy casual to elegant attire. http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Elysium/82/131/17
  14. Ladies & gentlemen, please join us at Elysium tonight from 7-9pm SLT for two hours of fantastic music by DJ Ana! Our theme tonight is "Latin Across The World", music from the various Latin languages, plus your requests! Attire: Elysium is an elegant early-mid 20th century venue, so please dress accordingly, anything from classy casual to elegant attire. http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Elysium/82/131/17
  15. Ladies & gentlemen, please join us at Elysium tonight from 7-9pm SLT as Gabrielle Riel presents Hits on the Nines. The music will be songs that were on the pop charts on this day in 1959, 69, 79, 89, 99, 2009 & today. Attire: Elysium is an elegant early-mid 20th century venue, so please dress accordingly, anything from classy casual to elegant attire. http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Elysium/82/131/17
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