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LarryLow Kappler

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  1. Paula001 Goldschein wrote: who cares who is who? every avatar/account is an alt when it comes to our rl avatar.. Yes you're right, who cares who is who :smileyvery-happy: But i would consider posting here a serious answer any longer since the only intention for the topic creator was to advertise the services here. Yeah topics in the forums can also be faked. See the best example here. Some would call this stupid others call it hidden advertising. Come on, recap the topic: Avatar 1, empty profile alt, 87 days old says: "Hey there is a great service available you can find it easily on the marketplace.......It's perfectly acceptable in the TOS.......It's great .... " And once it comes to critical words then it's time for Avatar 2 (Same person as Avatar 1, empty profile alt, 84 days old) to defend it and saying that he will certainly be trying this with his store. And later in the thread suddenly the sales have gone up 300% ? So what now? I thought he will be trying it first?? Another friendly "it's within the TOS" has been placed... And last but not least this person is not able to take any criticism. Seriously, this HIGH percentage of more sales because of a few more reviews is very unrealistic.. And talking about such a high percentage in the public is rather a popular method to trick people. So don't be fooled.. 300% sounds much but when you sell 4 products instead of 1 then you have also 300% more sales. All in all not provable if it's because reviews or other factors! But i doubt that he did the maths since the only intention was to advertise the service here. LL could moderate now and close/delete this thread because it's obviously faked, but i doubt they will do. I only posted my opinion and respect others and for me it's all said now That's why i'm not longer available in this thread. But as the previous speaker says: Who cares
  2. 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:
  3. Torleyman wrote: LarryLow Kappler wrote: PS: Even if it's allowed by LL, it's at least morally wrong, so please don't tell me about morals! Larry your profile states: "On the move! Got a lot to do detecting thieves. My clients are mostly merchants and creators, But feel free to IM me." Sounds like you've got some skin in the game to me..... Posting out of financial interest by any chance? Maybe this disrupts/negates your business in some way? Morals? :matte-motes-delicious: :matte-motes-bashful-cute::matte-motes-kiss::matte-motes-yawn: Oh well, i am detecting thieves my friend, since 2007.. BUT i do it for free. And that's why i have good contacts with a lot of merchants and creators in SL. So... again.. i give nothing on your reasons since you have no courage to post with your main avi. So i'm not longer talking to You!
  4. Torleyman wrote: LarryLow Kappler wrote: Dubious practice to game the marketplace, however gaming the MP is allowed by LL so feel free to do what you want. But I would consider paying money for something that isn't relevant for the majority of customers. Most do not read reviews as well as they don’t write any, so why paying to get any? And hundreds of bogus reviews will definitely not increase sales. So there are no good reasons why to do it. It’s actually a waste of money. Actually Larry I have to politely disagree with you on that one. Reviews affect marketplace ranking. And actually someone is far more likely to buy something if it has a review than if it doesn't. Countless times I have passed up on buying something because it did not have a review to say that it was an decent product. Plus I am not sure that this is bogus reviews they are talking about here. I mean, one of the nice things in sl is that people do have morals about what they are doing for the most part. I will certainly be trying this with my store! The next ALT who has no MP Store wants to try it? Why aren't you posting with your main avi? Afraid? Hey this would be a very good chance to advertise your store but you're posting with an alt ? Very odd! To your answer, you cannot prove the way how reviews affect the rankings, nobody can, unless you know LL's secret relevancy formula! Of course they affect rankings in any way BUT not like "The more reviews the better ranking". That is definitely not the case. So I give nothing on your reasons. And that you only buy items with reviews is your thing, most customers do not care. But as i said: It's your decision and i respect the decision. But i have my own opinion, so deal with it! And If you have the money to give away, then do! And here some Info from good old Real Life. In many countries in the world it’s actually decided by the courts that rewards for reviews are NOT permitted by law. And that’s a fact! The reason for this is the Reward itself that will encourage people to leave rather a positive review, and this is in quite a few countries against the law. So, happy LL that there is obviously not such a law in california.. PS: Even if it's allowed by LL, it's at least morally wrong, so please don't tell me about morals!
  5. Dubious practice to game the marketplace, however gaming the MP is allowed by LL so feel free to do what you want. But I would consider paying money for something that isn't relevant for the majority of customers. Most do not read reviews as well as they don’t write any, so why paying to get any? And hundreds of bogus reviews will definitely not increase sales. So there are no good reasons why to do it. It’s actually a waste of money.
  6. Yeah, the thing what they still call „Marketplace“ is full of purchased reviews.. And they’re all saying the same – “Wow good product” – “Wow nice product” – “Wow great product”.. They are all very short and not very informative because the only reason people leave them is a bribe. Now one can ask do I want to get hundreds of meaningless fake reviews or do I prefer few honest and informative reviews.. I would prefer the latter. Reviews written by real satisfied customers. However the LL allows it, as long as you bribe people for positive and negative reviews, which is a very stupid rule in their ToS because they have no control about it. If the ratings are really part of their secret relevancy formula then they usually HAVE TO stop it. But you can be sure they don’t give a **bleep** about the rating system or if someone is gaming the system. They don’t give a **bleep** when someone purchases products with an armada of alts or pays people to increase the relevancy, because THEY earn. And as long as they earn they will not stop anything. Only reason why they switched over from Xstreet to Marketplace? They wanted a better money machine for themselves. And they were successful. Marketplace is good enough to fill their pockets. But that’s it. For everyone else it’s still a pain!
  7. Be aware that there are also animators out there who sell full bvh animation files for you to upload to SL and allow a full perm resale. For example Inf Designs (Just google it). Only restriction is not to sell the Bvh files. This is what many sellers of those engines do, so your purchased engine animations are probably not copybotted. But i would compare the animations to be sure. You can talk to me i-world, i can probably tell you if your purchased engine has illegal animations included..
  8. They'd never admit it but the marketplace is essentially broken (200+ jiras and more to come) and it's impossible to fix it all. Not now, not in years. It never worked as promised in 2010 or as Xstreet and It's a LIE when they say they can fix it all !! But as long as THEY are not in the red with their wannabe e-commerce project, it will remain this way. No matter if merchants are in the red. The Lab can easily cope with it. The question is, how patient is the vast majority of merchants? How long are they willing to wait? I think we all know LL's poor and unprofessional working methods. So the future of MP is pretty uncertain.
  9. Rival Destiny wrote: Are there any professionals working at LL? Nope!
  10. Scout Schwager wrote: See how long you would last in the RL with an e-commerce system like this. This system is not comparable with any e-commerce platform, because real e-commerce websites work pretty well and they are reliable. However, this what they call "e-commerce" cannot be taken seriously. It's just a weak system with countless major bugs without any service stability plus a bunch of non-experts working on it. So what do you expect ? It's like you compare a Porsche with a playmobil car.. And the Lindens are the kids who are playing with that playmobil car with no idea what they are doing...
  11. Broken since marketplace introduction - Today, almost 2 years later - still broken - Will not get fixed the next few years because they don't know how. That's the sad truth!
  12. Yeah and I have some more critical words for the LL because it has to be said. But before I forget to say something about the relevance.. Yes they froze it on purpose (and not only the relevance), so that they can work on their other major bugs, the crossover listings for example.. They might be easier to locate when it’s not changing all the time. But this is just another proof that there aren’t working any professionals in this commerce team. The fact that they HAVE TO disable a major functionality in order to work on other self created major bugs says it all. Therefore LL: Hire real experts in this field or keep your fingers off the e-commerce! Sry to say, but it seems You have no idea how to handle it and you had 2 years of time (not to forget the over 1 year beta testing of DD) plus you have absolutely no idea how to treat your customers. You let them even pay for YOUR major faults and all what they hear from your side are excuses. Its time to grow up, start to communicate and consider new ways. Period!
  13. Well, it’s year 2 after the SL Marketplace introduction and all what I hear from the Team is “ yes we fix it… we are working on a fix … soon , soon and soon…” That makes me wonder, what kind of people are working on that so called fixes ? Are they professionals ? I would say It’s pretty clear they are not. Otherwise this e-commerce platform would work flawlessly. After almost 2 years customers can expect a little bit more functionality and service stability. So IF somebody is still hoping that the Marketplace will be fixed someday in the near future, do not believe it, cause it’s an illusion! Don’t plan long-term. For the LL It’s high time to hire REAL professionals to do that e-commerce job instead of making half baked decisions all the time and rolling out one bug monster after another at the costs of the customers.
  14. Tips are all very good, but CURRENTLY do nothing! Since the marketplace relevance is frozen since 10 days and nobody knows when it switches back to normal (due to lack of communication), your new product will stay at the last page/rank of your store and on one of the last ranks overall and will never come up.
  15. You forgot its the week before easter. As usual for the LL thats the right time to destroy the next busy weekend. The frozen search rankings plays an important role, but its actually just a drop in the ocean. All i can say is - Happy Valentines Day 2.0
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