SL Writes on its BLOG:
We’ve heard many complaints from our Residents about duplicated event listings and spam. To combat this problem, we’re introducing a nominal fee which will help discourage spamming and encourage higher-quality events from committed event hosts. Basic members will be charged L$50 to create an event listing while Premium members will pay L$10. On the heels of this change, we will introduce the ability for Premium members to schedule recurring events.
That will kill most clubs and activities. As a Club owner, we give live singers the ability to perform for audiences that would otherwise not be able. We advertise each performance on SL Events and no, we don't spam it. We set up 2 notices for each performer- at the time and halfway through the show for those who cannot make it at the start. I don't consider this spam or duplication. It is honest advertising. We already pay for listing the club and pay for the prims it takes to present a good face to the public. If its halftime, I don't want to look through the entire initial listings. Some of our activities begin on the half hour so its not just duplication.
We have almost 40 entertainers each 2 week period. Charging for what used to be free but limited to 5 notices per 24 hours was hard to keep up but doable. But this fee that the Lindens now require will bankrupt us. Running a Club is a financially losing proposition. WE have to advertise! We pay all those "nominal" fees and the performer fees (or salary) and tips provided do not cover more than 15- 20% of our outlay. Now we have to add even more just to let people know someone is performing? Ridiculous!!!
If the complaints are to be believed, then it the spam that comes in local and group chat and notices. NOT SL Events. SL Events is a public service for legitimate activities. It is a directory of activities to make SL enjoyable and make people want to participate. Adding fee on top of fee is going to kill off the small and financially shaky establishments like mine. It is not fair when I am trying to provide a service and outlet for singers.
Where is this revolving listing I keep hearing about?
Drop the fee!!