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VonGklugelstein Alter

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  1. Enforcement Linden Lab routinely looks at search results, and will treat use of bots to gain an unfair search advantage as an abuse issue. You do not need to file an abuse report for violations; Linden Lab monitors the search results." Except when it is done by someone who owns a bunch of land or when the shop is operated by a LL employee or a friend of a LL empoyee.. There are many things that go unenforced, some that would land people in jail were this the real world.
  2. The next time I am in SF I will get some spray paint and make my own ads on their front door lol
  3. I think it is an excellent idea to finally get rid of the boxes for unlimited quantity items. I am curious to see how many really old listings by inactive accounts get wiped. As far as your box not working.. logging out of all SL sites and relogging usually works as long as you do not use some bizarro OS or weirdo viewer.
  4. I bought this thing and and all I got is a damn box with a picture on it. Can you please send me what I paid for or I will report you for fraud. maybe you are getting too big... haha
  5. Beacuse it tells a lot about the activity of an item. There are certain items that seem to sell more frequently than is natural. I am not going into details but there is a bunch of really shady crap going on and this would show which items obviously have large numbers of phoney sales.
  6. Magnet Homewood wrote: This is why each listing should display a 'Listed on...' date stamp. Along with the number of total sales.
  7. Madeliefste Oh wrote: I just want to say: be carefull what you wish for. In a real economy I never hear merchants ask the government for measures that undermine the purchasing power of potential customers. Especially not in poor economic times... Yes but it would be harder to find stores that weren't burned down to the ground or shop owners that didn't accidentally go missing on the way home from work.
  8. I was being general and not referring to you directly. But I was not really thinking about my own sales. I have ways of getting my product to people who do not have a lot to spend so that is covered as well. The root of our problems are as always, old stale products that sometimes find their way to the top of search relevance and of course the people who have no land, no expenses and in some cases not even their profile filled out while dumping product for dirt cheap while sitting on top of most searches... If this were a real economy with real people there would already have been bloody wars started over what some people get away with on here.
  9. Drake1 Nightfire wrote: I personally don't feel merchants should be allowed to cash out. lol... that would solve all problems for LL
  10. Knowl Paine wrote: Fees: are part of a later plan, and seperate battle; I believe the Fee, to create a Group, should be raised. The first 3 are Free to create, additional groups are 300L$ I have to agree with the others, fee's might knock too many people out, or prevent the Resident who has almost nothing, from getting something. I think I saw a Linden begin to drool, when they read your comment. Some would argue "How dare you suggest that they raise the price.. groups should be free so new players will not quit because they have to pay for something" and... They drool no matter what except its for a different reason...
  11. Madeliefste Oh wrote: When you are a starting merchant who can hardly find the money to pay for the upload costs, you have as much chance to be an active merchant then someone who makes a rl income from his sales. Both have as much chance to be around to support their products. This is not the case with listings fees. That is a system that disadventage starters and merchants with litte turnover compared to merchants who are selling well. This is where the breakdown of the concept of reality originates. Who in their right mind could possibly insist that anyone is entitled to anything for free? I was one of those disadvantaged people who had to budget my upload costs and load up with some L bucks that I purchased with real Dollars before sales covered the upload fees. When SL was popular and cool it was mostly patronized by people who could invest a few bucks a month to play an online game. What I am hearing over and over is that people who are not contributing anything should be allowed to reap the same benefit that people who invest heavily. The downward spiral of the value of this game is direct proof that this concept does not work, yet people do not realize it.
  12. Easy solution: Monthly listing fees.. if merchants do not want to pay listing fees they can sell their products in world for no extra charges or commissions..
  13. Pamela Galli wrote: 1. Easily gamed, not very informative. 2. So I could not use the marketplace to deliver something when I am traveling and cannot get inworld? 3. "Obvious fake"? What criteria exactly would be used to determine this? 4. This would work fine, as it does on other sites, but has been suggested many times. It would flush out the fake reviewers as well as the crackpot/extortionist reviewers. 1 Actually it is very informative to see how many times an item has sold for many reasons. Some reasons good some bad but it is the most informative live method of seeing how an item performs. 2. If you are logged in you should be able to buy your own items... it is to prevent people from using alts to run up numbers as is being done by a bunch of people.. I will not drop names but I really want to lol. 3. 20 reviews in one day following a bad review are ALL fake.. 95% reviews by people with no profile filled out and all in the same strange Eurotrash group are definetely ALL fake.. A person claiming that the merchant is the best creator ever and that his/her things are better than all others and they own everything made by this creator becaus they are a professional builder..yet the reviewer is only 2 days old.. is definetly fake... oh and claiming to be a master builder yet there are no picks, no profile text , no groups visible and OMG the profile is created on the day of their first of many reviews is 100% Fake.. this is the same as determining if an item uses keyword spam and should warrant the effort to flag it.. there is some discretion needed but for the most part if you start reading reviews of highly popular items you will see patterns. 4. lol @ crackpot extortionist reviewer.. I need to assume that role for a change rather than being on the other end of this..
  14. I am getting tired of seeing endless streams of fake reviews made by alts on many " top selling" items. I am also noticing strong patterns of manipulation of the ranking system by merchants who are pushing less than acceptable quality items to the top of the search results by cheating. I am seeing the same items in the top selling item spots on a continous basis which is virtually impossible considering some of these items are being sold to more people than could ever possibly be in need of such item. What will it take for LL to abandon the flawed review process and replace it with a better one? Here are my suggestions to clean up this mess: 1. Remove the star system and replace it with a Number of times sold indicator. Remove all if any search relevance from reviews. 2. Block purchases from the same IP address 3. Add an option in the flagging menu that lets people flag obvious fake reviews 4. Add a list of other reviews made by this person. ( this should be a fun one) How's about them apples?
  15. I strongly recommend that LL figures out a system that excludes listings from inactive accounts. If it were up to me I would go as far as requiring a premium account in order to sell anything on the site. This free for all system will destroy their company! I predicted it when they first opened SLM and now I guarantee it.. No need for land, no need for anything except cashing out makes everyone a profitable merchant except those who rent land and pay premium fees.... prices are falling, people are quitting, land is being abandoned .. all of this will cost them revenue. Again.. Land ownership or high listing fees for non premium members and the the priveledge of selling on the marketplace should be related!
  16. Medhue Simoni wrote: The consumers push the best products to the top. This means, when the MP caters to the higher priced items, and the consumers influence the relevance of the results by buying products. Only the best products are at the top, and usually the best price to quality ratio too. You think so ? On SLM it is very common that the Merchant pushes products to the top. You can tell when certain merchant's items fill the top page of several categories constantly unless they go on vacation for a few days...
  17. Again.. since it is LL's policy to make sure that all in world stores shut down and everyone gets all content for next to free on SLM why not have those items that are the oldest and most devaluated ones dominate all searches? Actually the new sorting almost eliminates all items from one of my competitors who cheats the most from view so I could live with this indefinetly because I certainly do not need the money to float 150+ feature ads or 6 sims full of crap on display. Maybe this is a test to see who is strong enough to survive a few days with no sales and still be able to pay tier...shake the tree and see how many rotten apples fall on your head. Race you to the bottom...
  18. Funny how this thread became about Sassy's Million dollar exploit rather than the problem on hand. On a side note, there is no way that 27 different people will lay down 4 k for any item on SLM in a 24 hr period regardless what the circumstances are. I have witnessed bidding wars for mainland regions that barely reached the $ 4000 range and those were rare. Another fact to consider.. most people in the Lifestyle in which a RLV viewer is used are pisspoor to the point where they cannot afford a dentist and most shop at Walmart. This entire subject is a joke. The real test is: Would I pay 4K to see a naked cartoon character when 4 K can get me plane fare and a real fun date with a famous porn star? 4K could probably get me a date with some of my competitors on here...
  19. Sassy Romano wrote: jazon Uxlay wrote: obviously there is a problem with marketplace considering the "best selling product" is a pose ball selling for $1,000,000L worth about $100L at best, that no one in there right mind would buy for that price and somehow is outselling meeroo food and other way more popular items. i dont think the problem has anything to do with freebies or pricing just second lifes filters are borked at the moment. As the creator of that fine product, I can tell you that it has that place in search because it sold 27 times that day. "worth" is very subjective, just because one person wouldn't pay it doesn't mean that others wouldn't. You made $ 104,000 dollars in one day? I am calling Associated press and CNN and Fox news.. get ready for a visit... lol
  20. They are full of crap.. this is the way SLM was configured when they wrote it and every few months it reverts to this same setup whenever they reset it. As I said in an earlier post, they will fix it as soon as too many people complain. Expect this to be back to the other broken format by Monday or Tuesday lol
  21. Rival Destiny wrote: So you are saying that LL has deliberately 'fine tuned' the search system so that their revenue stream will generate far LESS revenue? Is this some new kinda masochistic marketing trend? there is no tuning..it is their default template which is higest sales volume and age > oldest first as the algorythm.. Incompetent marketing trend is more acurate.
  22. Belldandy Schmajuk wrote: Hello, I would like to make aware to anyone, specifically the "commerce team" and other merchants interested in the topic of an ongoing issue with marketplace search results (15/NOV/2012) since 1 day ago, it looks like "relevance" and "best selling" (at least, I have not checked others) are being "flooded" partially with freebie results (items between 1L$-5L$) up to the top positions. Freebie Items and even some non-related with the keyword term are getting an unfair promotion up to the top positions on all relevant searches due to this problem. In my business niche specifically, I even spotted a well know freebie creator who raised his product price up to 500L$ on his freebie product just to take advantage of this glitch apparently, please investigate this issue thank you. This happens about every 2 months and goes away when too many people complain. It appears that this relevancy system is their "default" so whenever they make a change to something else they never keep their custom relevancy formula. I believe that ALL items below their commission treshold (9L and less) should be in a master category called Bargain basement and have no sub categories. Of course this Bargain basement would be a sub site that lets people search within those items only. Perhaps LL made it so because they do not want merchants to own successful inworld businesses but would rather devaluate all user created content and make it easily available on the marketplace for next to free in order to provide a "bonus" or incentive for players to stick around and rent land and play with all those wonderful free gifts...
  23. Pamela Galli wrote: Oh yes the customers say they received the houses and kitchenswhen the order says the delivery failed. This is very very common.. and to add insult to injury sometimes people get hostile if you cannot redeliver it because the transaction " failed" but they accidentally declined the item and then try to get you to redeliver it. I have 86 pages of Partially failed deliveries, 7 pages of failed deliveries, 6 pages of delivery expired, 6 pages of User exceptions, 8 Pages of aborted transactions and 2 pages of "being delivered" .... I suspect that most of these items were delivered without me getting paid and most of the ones that were not delivered were paid for by the customer without refund....
  24. Poenald Palen wrote: For all I know, and we know, you are running and alt to see just how effective the pay or review system is! lol. Effectively, you then may build this alt up and continue to play innocent and even talk to your group about these terrible losers and even point a link to it...of course, the funny thing is that you then see how many customers you lose who may have not known of this other source of similar textures! Strangely, some may even laugh and figure you are the alt and then buy and end up IMing the other maker and start tracking YOU! Then, you are both tracking each other and trying to figure out each others motivations and triggers. One to make a sale, the other to find a odd merchant playing alt games to drum up business! In then end, in true spy vs spy fashion... Haha you are a funny guy! Fact remains ... this scumbag lowlife bottom dweller is adding 40 + reviews a week to some listings of product that are complete junk and stupid people keep lying about how great the product is even though most do not even know where the edit menu is on their viewer.
  25. LarryLow Kappler wrote: Torleyman 84 days old - Maxmady 87 days old Both empty, Both started here today?! . well, I don’t believe in coincidences. Finally we know why he didn’t post with the main avi. But I think everyone can imagine now who he is :matte-motes-sunglasses-3: LOL - check these reviews out... and there are many more.... I love raving reviews left on the Born on date! Looks 100% realistic Posted July 03, 2012 by maxmady 5 stars Tiled seamlessly and they look completely realistic and professionally made! 10/10 fabulous!! Great building kit! Posted July 03, 2012 by maxmady 5 stars These allowed me to put together an awesome texture map for my mesh handbag that I was making! Simply amazingly realistic looking and the background texture tiles seamlessly but looks like real worn leather! Looked great in my office Posted July 03, 2012 by maxmady 5 stars These carpets are really great looking. I will use them in my main store too. Great professional textures ) Great looking texture Posted July 03, 2012 by maxmady 5 stars Really good value texture from a professional texture maker )) excellent 10/10 Perfect traditional looking wallpapers Posted July 03, 2012 by maxmady 5 stars Looked fabulous in my mansion! 10/10 ) general purpose mosaic tiles Posted July 03, 2012 by maxmady 5 stars Great for the modern builds that I am working on 10/10 love it ) Warm lovely tiles Posted July 03, 2012 by maxmady 5 stars I loved these they added a nice warm feeling to my balconies! You can zoom right in and you just get more and more detail with these ) GREAT texture maker! Posted July 06, 2012 by Torleyman 5 stars Mark you are an awesome texture maker thank you so much for this! Really great product and good value too! BEST texture maker ever! Posted July 06, 2012 by Torleyman 5 stars Mark you are the best texture maker ever keep up the good work. Always check your store when I need something for my builds! est texture maker out there! Posted July 06, 2012 by Torleyman 5 stars I always look to use marks textures in my designs because they are easily the best available in second life!! Great texture designer!! Posted July 06, 2012 by Torleyman 5 stars I always use marks textures in my builds if I have the choice!! Never disappoints me and always great value! Excellent product well worth it Posted August 10, 2012 by Torleyman 5 stars Really loved these floors. It's a pity they don't have bump mapping yet as it would look even better!
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