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Elvina Ewing

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  1. offering 20000L to whom? Whoever visited their store and happened to have that piece? See, that is one thing i hated so much about gachas: it's ok to pay that amount of money to whomever got lucky to grab it in the gacha, but not ok to pay that amount to the actual Creator of the item who worked hard for it and rightfully deserved it? It's sick and twisted. I really don't understand it. Glad gachas are gone.
  2. wow, 90 pages that i'm honestly not gonna read! I really tried my best and read about 10+ pages but it's too much... So i am sorry if this has already been discussed in this thread, feel free to point me to the posts if so... I think i'm mostly glad that gachas will be gone. However, i recognize the importance it had for many SL residents, and i'm afraid it will cause negative impact on SL in general and SL economy. I also have participated in several gacha events myself in the past, and i still keep all those gacha machines in my store for people to play if they want a certain item. I understand that i will have to remove all of them. I really really really don't want to retire those items!! What choice do i have as a creator? I got a lot of hate and harassment in the past for making rares and ultras available for a high price in my store as a limited pack. I had to remove them all, and that was the main reason i decided to put those gacha machines back out in my store. Would it be ok to offer the same old gacha items as copy/mod/ no trans version for a normal price in the store? Or will i be harassed and badmouthed for doing that again?
  3. right... hell knows for how long this has been going on, because the customer asked for redelivery 2 days ago... So it's been like that at least for 2 days already... 🤦‍♀️
  4. Hi all, i've been away from this forum for a long time, i might have missed something important... I have just discovered (thanks to a customer inquiry!) that Automatic Redelivery seems to be disabled on Marketplace. Not sure if it's globally, but all items in my own store that are copy and should be (and WERE!!) redelivery enabled are now showing as disabled! Also, when i went to check my list of purchases there is no link for redelivery for any items i have bought recently (which is not much, and i only checked few pages back), so it looks like those merchants i bought from are also affected. On those few items i checked from the other merchants, each of those items' listing also showing disabled redelivery. I am sorry if this has already been discussed, the quick search of forum threads didn't give me anything related to this, so if there is a thread somewhere where this incident is being discussed please point me there, thank you. I would really like to know what's going on and if i should touch anything in my listings and try to put it back to Redelivery Enabled, i don't wanna break things even more... 😱
  5. I do experience a significant drop in sales, as well as performance issues. As it coincided exactly with the time when the lockdowns across many countries have been lifted, AND beginning of summer holidays season, i have attributed the drop in sales to that, without much of a second thought. The drop was HUGE, but that only seems so probably because the previous 3 months sales have been unprecedented since 2016... Performance issues i personally have attributed to my poor internet connection, so can't really tell if it's me or the SL...
  6. what's the point in arguing or even responding when there is an obvious language problem/barrier.
  7. Except that they don't give a rats ass about us merchants, and even less so about what we think. Next step will be to create a way to take a cut from every in-world sale, too, and i am sure they are working on it behind the scenes as we speak.
  8. imagine if you have 1200+ items in your store (like i do)... 😠 i am very very sorry to all my German, French, Spanish etc customers that will have to do with old and outdated text in the descriptions but life is too short for this amount of useless and dumb work that all could have been avoided, had Lindens done their job properly. They are very keen on increasing their MP fees however, and this is what us merchants get in return for it???
  9. This merchant is notorious for their business practices. It is the one i immediately thought of reading your OP, and it is the one i was talking about in my response above. You are not the first victim of theirs, and you will not be the last. (their name rhymes with "smelly", and that is what their business practices are) I suggest you spread the word among your friends and anybody who'd listen (well, not on this forum, obviously). They are already (in)famous, but maybe some people are still unaware... What i find incredible, is their fantastic ability to remove all possible reviews that are less than 5 stars. This ability seems to know no limits, and sometimes i even think that a Linden is actually working with them and helping them in their quest. I have been monitoring this store for years, reading all their new reviews, and i have seen reviews disappearing that had absolutely no reason for removal, including my own (being a merchant myself, i would think i know how to write a proper review)... It is outrageous the way they go about this entire review thing, and the fact that they are hellbent on not offering demos is not helping either.
  10. there you go: https://jira.secondlife.com/browse/BUG-228302 i'm not holding my breath though...
  11. if that was a certain well known full perm creator, i can suggest a workaround. It doesn't always work but is worth a try. The said FP creator don't provide demos. However, if you search for this particular item you are interested in using the same wording as the original listing (for example "harem boho pants"), then in your search results choose price range 0-1L$ to only catch the demos, there is a high probability you will find the demo of the item you are looking for offered by the creators who already bought the original item from the said FP creator. This way you can test the mesh and the rigging and the fit, and only then decide whether to buy the original FP item.
  12. so i am the only one seeing degraded images everywhere?? ok, that's entirely possible, maybe only people who work a lot with image editing/texturing etc notice that... Just go to Marketplace, sort by Newest Items and you will see it. Every single new item has degraded graphics (ok, i haven't checked today, but yesterday they were). Some more than others, that's true. The more shadows and gradients there are in the image, the more apparent it is. Where the soft shadows and gradients are it looks grainy like it is heavily compressed. Fine, i shall waste some of my precious time filing the JIRA tomorrow, it's too late here now. Apparently this is what i am paying my MP commissions for...
  13. Let me see... Except if it's a 4 star review? A couple of days ago i flagged a 4 star review that went along the lines "Would have given it 5 stars if it supported the legacy body. Otherwise a great item". It wasn't removed. Nowhere in the listing does it say that it fits Legacy. It isn't fair.
  14. it seems that the more info you put in your negative review, the more room you give them for interpretation, and that means somebody (the merchant, or the Linden reviewing it) might find "valid reasons" for removal in your review. If you just write "i don't like it", or "it doesn't work" they won't remove it. Such reviews don't help neither merchants nor shoppers, and yet those are the ones most likely to remain.
  15. so, basically if nobody bothers to create a JIRA for the image problem, LL is not going to do anything to fix it? Even now that you do know it exists?
  16. if you don't mind your pictures looking like gifs from the 90s, go ahead. Tried to upload a new picture a couple of hours ago >> same crappy deteriorated result. So, no new listings from me then.
  17. ok, this is no good to me at all... here is what i'm gonna do... NO MORE NEW ITEMS ON MARKETPLACE, until all of this mess is properly fixed. I will advertise to my group of 6000+ customers that the new items will only be available in the store in-world for the time being, because LL screwed up the Marketplace. NO more commissions for you, LL, until all is back to normal, and less work for me. I suggest you guys do the same.
  18. i confirm that the new listing feature is broken. Just added a new item and this is what went wrong: 1) The pictures got uploaded in extremely poor quality!! I don't know what to do about that: i am alarmed to think that the shoppers will think that my pictures are of such poor quality, while it is not my pictures fault, but the uploading process somehow degrades the quality to the extreme!! I don't know what is worse: such poor pictures, or maybe no pictures at all instead?! 2) When i try to edit the listing after having listed it, and re-upload the same image, the edit (or the new picture) is not showing at all!
  19. don't worry, LL can always make up for lost sales by raising their MP commissions. That is much easier, much faster and much more efficient than fixing any problems Merchants are having.
  20. I have the same problem. Luckily i do have one that sends receipts to email, my internet provider. Could you maybe request such a receipt from your internet provider, or some other utility? Or maybe you can download it somewhere on their websites?
  21. and why exactly is this on the Merchant forum?
  22. And here you go again: Blame what stuff??? Where in my original comment did i say a word about customers??? Did you even understand at all what i was talking about? I was talking about general MP user, everybody who searches something on MP, including me. We are all unhappy when we have to sift through tens of pages of irrelevant search results. I very much agree with Alwin, because i search for something specific on MP on a regular basis, too. I know what Alwin's problem is, but man what is your problem??? "if you (general) blame stuff on disgruntled folks then you(general) are doing something wrong because they shouldn't be disgruntled with you(general)" I really don't understand where in the context of what i wrote does your response fit at all. I don't understand what you are even talking about. The reason so many people (general MP users, those who use MP to find something specific) are unhappy is 1) because so many merchants abuse keyword system, either on purpose or by ignorance/laziness; 2) MP search is broken even with all the keywords used correctly, and LL gets the blame for that, not "general you." Yes, they are not doing good business.
  23. huh????? ok, i dunno what each of you read into what i wrote, so let me spell it out to you..... means: Perhaps somebody who has been searching something specific on MP got very much fed up with thousands of gacha listings spamming the search results with irrelevant items (like what Alwin demonstrated) making it absolutely impossible to find what they were looking for. Maybe they got so frustrated and angry that they decided to take revenge on the entire gacha community and hired a hacker to start this attack on gacha resellers (see the Linden Assessment thread). That would totally not surprise me... care to explain what that even means?? what things are blamed? Whose customers? mine?? Alwin's? What does any of that have to do with me? Am i a gacha reseller? Maybe you need to read what is actually written instead of imagine what is written...
  24. /me wonders if the recent attack on the gacha resellers was perhaps some kind of retaliation from a disgruntled MP user...
  25. exactly. It clutters MY inventory, needlessly. I have 1500 or so items in my store. Say, 1 dress has 10 mesh body sizes in it. So there is already a folder in my inventory for demo of this item. If i put this folder of this demo (unboxed) on MP, too, it's 10 more items counted unnecessarily towards my inventory count, and they will always be there. You try the demo, and then you delete it. Problem solved, no unnecessary clutter in YOUR inventory. Me i can't, if i do what you suggest i have to keep them there for lazy people like you forever. x1500 items = 15000 absolutely unnecessary copies my inventory totally can do without. And sometimes there are up to 30 items in 1 demo, with all the variations and different parts for different mesh bodies, so 15000 items extra count is only a minimum example. So... NO.
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