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Jo Yardley

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  1. Listen to Drax and I discussing the recent tier & fee changes in SL; https://draxfiles.com/2019/06/10/show-220-sl-freedom-is-not-free-should-it-be/
  2. Yes but that is a lot of hassle and my idea would be to make that a lot easier. With sub-groups you don't need to do that and you could easily chat/send notes with any type of role in your group and even have chat windows open with several roles at once.
  3. That is how you stop certain members of your group from sending or receiving notices, it won't allow you to send notes or chat with just some people in your group.
  4. I'm not sure what the average number is but for Berlin we're coming close to TWENTY, if not more. And we also use facebook a lot. If we had more roles and perhaps the option to start a chat and/or send messages/notes to only one role in stead of to everyone in a group, we'd probably only need two or three groups. The number of members of our main group wouldn't change.
  5. That's what I mean. Live chat support is really quite handy if you own land.
  6. After all the kerfuffle regarding premium accounts, I started thinking about how they could be made more appealing. Some of the current benefits aren't that appealing to many, some only to a few. What would you like to see offered, what would make you become a premium member right away?
  7. If (big if because I can't numbers myself out of a paperbag) I understood correctly there are more than 60.000 unique landowners on the Mainland, these would all HAVE to be premium account holders. But this number doesn't take into account the people who are premium members but don't own Mainland land or people who are premium account holders but who own private regions, like myself. Source; https://www.virtualverse.one/forums/threads/mainland-census-jan-2019.1676/ So the number could be a lot higher seeing as people become premium for all sorts of reason, not always just to own land.
  8. True if you don't buy on the mainland but you really do need that chat support as a landowner, in my experience anyway.
  9. Everyone who owns land in SL has to be a premium member, so there are at least 60.000 people paying LL these fees, which is a nice pile of dosh. However if you own land quite a few of the perks automatically lose its shine. I got regions and homesteads, I don't need a home, mainland space, access to premium areas, etc. And with having to pay hundreds of RL dollars towards tier every month, L$300 a week isn't something to write home about. But I've been raised to never look a gift horse in the mouth so... wait... oops, too late
  10. Surely that is a perfectly normal time for people in SL to still be up
  11. Right now premium accounts get; Weekly L$300 stipend* L$1000 sign-up bonus** for first-time Premium Account subscribers Priority entry when regions are full of avatars Linden Home or 1024m² tier allotment for use towards a parcel on the Mainland Expanded live-chat customer support Premium virtual gifts Exclusive access to Premium areas and experiences Increased cap on missed IMs Increased group membership limits Voice Morphing The only things that I find attractive is the increased group membership limits and only because SL groups aren't using sub-groups or even have the option to add more roles!! Please LL give us more roles, they're kind of important if you have a roleplaying region with 100 tenants! The expanded live-chat customer support is nice but I remember the days when we had chat support 24/7 and asking for help regularly resulted in an actual Linden coming over to fix the problem. I bet we can think of quite a few new and perhaps even better benefits that would make the premium account more appealing. I feel another blog post coming up.
  12. Really great to hear that you've changed your mind and decided not to go ahead with some of the planned changes. Although personally would have preferred the new basic limit to be 40 or 50 in stead of 42 because of mild OCD I do hope you still reconsider the rather draconian increase in fees or at least spread this over a few years in stead of in one go. After all it will take quite some effort to get away with raising the rent in my 1920s tenements or increase the price of drinks in my bar. Last time I did that there were riots.
  13. I don't care how many people there are in my group, I don't care about the colour of the carpet. But I do want a stroopwafel.
  14. What about clearing inactive accounts? https://joyardley.wordpress.com/2019/05/31/what-about-clearing-inactive-accounts/
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