TatianaDokuchic Varriale

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  1. Many thanks for the information, Dakota. I'd love to be able to see the "sales conversion compared to search" statistics for my products
  2. My understanding is that removing and then adding the same item back to the Marketplace is against the TOS, not that that is going to stop some people. Besides that, the item loses its relevance ranking (you have to start at the bottom again) and all of its positive reviews (if any). So though it might not take a long time to do this there are a number of consequences that could make a merchant think twice. I don't understand why LL would remove positive reviews either - it's a curious situation.
  3. I agree that three reviews are not spam. I was just trying to figure out why LL would remove all of the reviews you gave her.
  4. It's really not that easy for a merchant to remove negative reviews. You have to flag them and then they're adjudicated by LL before any action is taken. This process can take ages and sometimes you just never hear back from LL. How many reviews did you actually leave? I'm wondering if they thought that you were spamming her (just thinking out loud).
  5. I'm a bit confused about this statement because if we're talking about the Second Life Market Marketplace there is no way for merchants to remove the review section. We're stuck with it for good or for evil
  6. I wrote the tongue-in-check SL Sailing Pro Tips: A Lighthearted Look at Second Life Sailing awhile back. It's meant for beginners using simple boats moved with the arrow keys. It also contains landmarks to spots with public sailboats and open water. Could be a nice way to get your feet wet
  7. REGION: Provence Coeur Est PAGE: https://places.secondlife.com/regions/64828/provence-coeur-est
  8. I'm loving the whole Place Pages experience and I got a lot of inspiration from the places posted in Check out the Place Pages Beta! As those places are a bit buried amongst the suggestions etc. I thought a dedicated discussion was in order. Looking forward to seeing what you've done so far!
  9. A golden rule of SL: if you're satisfied with your ROI that's all that counts. I've been the co-owner of a Historical (RP) Estate for nine years; this activity includes being a landlord (retail & residential), running my own business, and tons of community involvement. Having an interesting destination and no money worries makes for a great start. The challenge (for me anyway) is time because the community is going to take all that you can give and still want more. Being a landlord is my least favourite activity. Not only does it consume prims (you can always use more LI) but more importantly it takes time. Good tenants are worth their weight in gold. Bad tenants (don't follow your covenant, always exceed their prim limits, pick fights with other tenants, etc. etc.) are to be avoided at all costs because they're time consuming. So how do you attract good tenants? It seems to me that rewarding people in the community with free space is a good means of vetting tenants. Advertising free space to the public at large, not so much. You would have to be really careful with your vetting process to find "qualified content creators" and your marketing approach to avoid the perception of being desperate . It certainly is an interesting challenge.
  10. It's an interesting concept, Farthington. I'm looking forward to seeing what others think. In the meantime here are some thoughts off the top of my head. IMHO running a successful RP area is all about nuturing the community. That will ultimately drive the right traffic to your area & benefit both your RP & retail endeavours. I tend to agree with Chase01 that satelite stores (especially free ones) are not what you're looking for UNLESS those owners are also contributing to your RP community in other ways. Have you thought of making the retail spaces a part of the RP itself? Perhaps merchants get the spot for free but are there to RP at certain times. Interaction with players/customers both through regular & special events is a good way to increase traffic & keep community interest high. As far as donations go, it's been my experience that you will receive a bit from visitors (not much to write home about) but it's the community that will be the backbone of your support. Good luck with your venture!
  11. Hi Phil, yes that's the one! It was my very first Like of the day so the limit wasn't on my side. Perhaps she was getting a lot of Likes at that same time just by coincidence? I wish I would have done a screen cap to show the exact wording but the pop-up triggered my "kill it fast before it breeds" reflex and I'd already dismissed it before thinking about it.
  12. As far as I can figure out, this is the first time I've Liked a post from this user. I Liked another post in the same discussion (first time as well for that user as well) and it went through without a pop-up. I was wondering if the user themself could set something but didn't see anything in user settings. Go figure.
  13. Further on Reputation - I justed Liked a post and got a pop-up message something along the lines of "You are not allowed to give Reputation to this user" though it allowed the Like to remain. What's up with that?
  14. I much prefer the "Like this" feature as opposed to the old "Kudo" system. I think it's a great way to spread some joy around and I'm so glad that a "Dislike" wasn't included. It's also cool that Likes show up on Profile Activity as well as Reputation Activity. For all those lurkers (myself included) that enjoy reading but don't tend to say much hitting Like is a great way to be involved in the community by showing appreciation & activity while still remaining in your comfort zone. On a broader scope, I really like that LL actually made the effort to move to a new Community Forum (as well as the new Places). The effort alone makes me more optimistic about SL's futute
  15. Awwww, thanks Phil that's kind of you. I should know better than to post anything before I've had my morning coffee though in that state I'm probably pretty unlikeable as well On a related note, all this talk about "liking" made me think bact to Sally Fields' Oscar classic acceptance speech. I was going to post a "You really like me" meme but then stumbled on this instead The Science of ‘You Like Me! You Really Like Me!’. Interesting stuff. My guess is that a "dislike" has the opposite effect (though proportionally bigger) so I'm really glad it wasn't included in this new community forum.