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  1. With respect Dakota, I believe you're on exceptionally shaky ground with that statement! The 5% thing was always quite clearly explained by Pink Linden and with regard to the above, that holds no correlation where merchant A who purchases say a mesh template, sticks a floral texture on it and offers it on MP for L$500 and merchant B who purchases the same template, also slaps on a floral texture and offers it for L$10 inworld. Second Life operates entirely on caveat emptor and if a buyer cannot find the cheaper, similar quality item, that's their failure, it has NEVER been a role of Linden Lab to police fairness in pricing between merchants either in-world, on Marketplace or between the two. If you're sure about your statement, please cite that section out in the ToS. Taking an example of my L$1,000,000 poseball (which is now on MP only) over which we've had such fun in the past, what you're saying above is that now if someone else offers a poseball that offers the same feature in-world but for L$1, LL will then take action?! If so against who? Me for offering the one with a high price or the other merchant for offering the other one at a lowball price? What you've offered above makes no sense! Lets reference the listing guidelines:- https://marketplace.secondlife.com/listing_guidelines#abusive-behavior Anti-Competitive or Abusive Behavior. Examples include, but are not limited to: inflating prices on the SL Marketplace, in comparison to in-world or other e-commerce sites, Now, if you *really* want to make examples "not limited to" the bullet point given there, then I'll expect to see a change to that to the following effect:- inflating prices on the SL Marketplace, in comparison to in-world or other e-commerce sites, or other similar quality items from other merchants. I don't believe that i'm ever going to see that in writing, thus I really think that you need to reconsider the statement about comparison with other merchants. If you retain your statement then you are also directly contradicting the ToS https://www.lindenlab.com/tos pointing specifically to 1.4 where it's made perfectly clear that LL does not control and is not responsible or liable... Similarly, section 6 " We are not responsible or liable for the conduct or content of any user" Section 9:- "9.1 Linden Lab is NOT liable for its users' actions, and you release Linden Lab from any claims relating to other users. You agree not to hold Linden Lab liable for the Content, actions, or inactions of other users. As a condition of access to the Service, you release Linden Lab (and its officers, directors, shareholders, agents, subsidiaries and employees) from claims, demands, losses, liabilities and damages (actual and consequential) of every kind and nature, known and unknown, arising out of or in any way connected with any dispute you have or claim to have with one or more users, including whether or not Linden Lab becomes involved in any resolution or attempted resolution of the dispute." Your statement claiming supporting "fairness" between merchants quite clearly indicates an intent to control and take responsibility of users and content as content will also include the price and any inference of leveling price is interference via control. Either LL is involved or it's not, the ToS absolutely states in numerous places that it's not.
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    Henmations webconfigure pages

    Damn you were fast, I only just got the notification to come and comment on my previous comment
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    marketplace

    I did a poll in the SLCM inworld group, on the notion of a review system that worked like that. Not really much traction for it but it made sense to me. Way back, you may remember that there was a suggestion of an inworld vendor system coupled to Direct Delivery, before that was then replaced with inventory based delivery. The only factor would be that LL wanted a %age of revenue from that system and the amount suggested seemed too high to me, higher than the 5% if I recall. It made sense but the argument of 5% commission on MP can be balanced against the tier paid for an inworld premise. However paying for tier upon which to host a store and then pay again to use LL's vending system inworld didn't seem to have traction.
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    marketplace

    Again, I know although their implementation of the review system is flawed because it doesn't work properly when gifting. Regardless, it's a trivial piece of work to permit a recipient to self redeliver, LL just won't do it for a reason that entirely baffles me. There is nothing new that needs creating to make this work, it's the simple process that I outlined above, an afternoons work for a new starter even. This isn't difficult stuff, it's really really basic.
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    marketplace

    I know, just as a vendor system copes with copy vs no copy, i'm referring to a general, customer instigated redelivery capability (that's really nothing more than a button on the product listing page, followed by a database lookup to see if they've purchased before and then an API call to the same delivery mechanism that delivered the item in the first place. It's less than an afternoons work.) Honouring the permissions is trivial and would of course only offer redelivery for items with copy permission that expectation is implicit.
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    marketplace

    Exactly why I keep asking for the merchant last logged in date to be shown against each listing. Completely agree with there being a redelivery feature, there's no excuse for not implementing this either. You won't gain any traction though, many of us have tried for years, it's just pointless wasted effort so I don't bother anymore.
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    Looking for a clear desciption.

    Child avatars are allowed in adult regions too. You may want to read the Terms of Service that you agreed to abide by, they describe all this, there's no ambiguity about who and what is allowed where. There are some bits open to interpretation but it's mostly pretty clear. If you don't agree, there's always the option of not logging in, but since you already did and checked the box that says you agree to the terms, your disapproval is somewhat moot!
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    The buyer is always right?

    Well not really, it's not an objective review of the product. Proof or not, MP reviews are for the product, not for the discussion of the mental capacity of the merchant
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    No Seller Response

    Yes but only because LL chooses to wash it's hands yet still profits from sales regardless of issues. Take a look at eBay with PayPal buyer protection. Take a look at the case resolution provided by Amazon too. I think we can all agree that those platforms are successful. Imagine how many more premium accounts would be sold if they included some form of insurance against issues. It's time that LL matured it's outlook and looked behind the sink and hand sanitizer!
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    Process Credit Fees Raised. Again.

    Let's see, what else could they have introduced in return for the increased fees and "investment" that would have really helped merchants and customers? How about something like buyer protection against rogue sellers and merchant protection against rogue customers. Pamela, like you, I will not go premium on this account for the same reason of account cancellation. That's another "benefit" they *could* have introduced, "non account cancellation guarantee"! For anyone not familiar with this, if you have a premium account which goes into arrears which aren't cleared, LL have in the past, deleted accounts and inventory. They can restore the account but not inventory. Now, consider how that affects a merchant who may have a sudden medical situation for example, who then goes into arrears and loses their inventory. Doesn't happen to a free account.
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    The exiting improvements and fee updates

    The problem with this idea is the flawed architecture that runs scripts in a region regardless of whether there are avatars in it or not. Vending server scripts, remote logging scripts, update server scripts etc. all need to be running on the sim they were rezzed in. If there were a method that allowed a script to run off sim in a dedicated script server then this would have merit.
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    Survey for Belleza mesh body wearers

    Yes and it's a pain in the ass, time takes weeks, only goes to accounts with a .gmail address. Usual details on the page about "we may not contact you if you're not successful" etc. This is the issue that i'm describing and it's perpetuated across all the mesh bodies. If YOU want the clothes, as I have pointed out, YOU the customers need to pester the mesh body creator kits to make their dev kits FREELY available and not maintain restrictive practices. Stop assuming that creators "Just ask for a kit and poof there it is". It's not like that and any time that a dev kit is a pain to get, there's your interest in that body gone as a creator. What you should be offering is a survey that asks how many creators are asking for dev kits and being ignored or how long it takes from application to get a dev kit, that might open your eyes a bit more about the process. Again, it's the mesh body creators that need pressure, not the creators who may wish to create.
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    No Seller Response

    Nothing.
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    Survey for Belleza mesh body wearers

    You have this the wrong way around. A creator asking for the dev kit... frequently gets ignored. So will just create for whichever kits they can get without jumping through hoops. YOU... the mesh body customers need to pressure the people YOU bought the closed system mesh body from to persuade them to make the kits more freely available.
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    Henmations webconfigure pages

    It's not difficult. You just rez it, take the animations to inventory and put them into an alternate dance object. Depending on that system, the amount of configuration may be trivial or more. The major cost is in the animations which are completely reusable.
  16. I see, yes that does become a bit odd! As far as the creator kits though, I wish every mesh body purchaser would nag to utter hell and back, the mesh body vendors to tell them that by not being more open with their dev kits, there's no support other than from the run of the mill main clothing creators. If that's their intent, that's fine. They should just state that so that potential customers of their mesh body, know in advance what their options for clothing and accessories is likely to be. The pressure needs to come from the customers of the mesh bodies, a single voice from someone asking for a dev kit just goes unheard. Have a good week yourself.
  17. Hi Your request probably hasn't received any attention because it doesn't make much sense, plus has other dependencies. I have applied for dev kits from Signature (not because of your request though) and as is often the case, been ignored, no reply - no refusal - nothing. How can creators even hope to make things against requests when the simplest of pre-requisites, the dev kit, is not given out? It's a situation which is frustratingly bonkers. However, it doesn't matter which mesh body, the way that it would be made is by using the dev kit as a mannequin and creating a new shirt around that, nobody can use just buy a shirt off marketplace and modify that, not unless that item was already available as a separate .dae file download which would be a full permission item. That's still not the reason though! When using the mannequin around which to model, the vertex weights of the shirt would be matched to the underlying body, such that changes in the body shape would influence the shirt shape. There's be little point in using a mannequin with a six pack flat stomach and creating an artificially bloated belly shirt which when rigged, would distort even further when the shape sliders in SL were used. The right way to achieve the result you're seeking really is to just use the shape sliders in SL and you can already obtain a shirt and you have the body so there's nothing to create (even if Signature were to grace creators with their dev kit)!
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    Why was 2 items flagged?

    The email will state why. Open a support ticket for further detail if the email explanation is not clear.
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    Constant Flagging

    Oh ok in that case yes. I agree that the list of keywords would be classed as keyword stuffing spam though.
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    Constant Flagging

    Yes, all products that meet the criteria for adult need to be set as such, otherwise they wouldn't be adult rated.
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    Is SLMP trying to destroy itself?

    Regarding the above, demos can easily be removed at source by the query. Every demo has a parent product thus it's easily identifiable as a demo to code. There's no need for an additional attribute like "IsMesh" or "Permissions", the fact that it has a parent product means that the database field is not null! Therefore, just as people can do a search on attributes such as permissions and mesh, the search merely has to exclude demos. There's never a reason to show demos, ever. Aged content, this IS a problem and it's exacerbated by Marketplace and inventory based selling. Now, merchants can drop off SL and never return and their old, stale content isn't even removed by any cleanup process. Long long ago, I proposed two things:- Last logon date of the merchant against each listing (below their name for example). This lets people see that a merchant is still active (within reason). This isn't a privacy issue, that information is already readily available via various methods. A requirement to include a refresh against each listing. It could be as simple as a function where the merchant just had to visit the Marketplace website or require a little more but i'm not in favour of seeing an ever increasing amount of completely stale content as there's often no way to determine what's fresh and what's not. Display the creation date of the listing perhaps? This fails though with the migrations that have taken place to a certain extent. I can understand why the second bullet above wouldn't be implemented but there's no reason that the first shouldn't. Trivial effort involved and has value for customers. Dakota, as for creating JIRA's, I believe that I may have already created those but to be honest, i'm not going to check. I have completely lost faith in the JIRA process as far as Marketplace is concerned as there are still so many high value, low hanging fruit items that remain utterly ignored... Customer self redelivery of copy permission items for example - again, absolutely trivial effort for this one really, a button that instigates the same delivery process that was used to deliver the item in the first place to the same person who was the initial recipient. Massive benefit to customers and merchants alike and definitely JIRA'd. I know you're not responsible for setting priority and your input here is always super welcome but we can only say the same stuff over and over so many times in so many ways.
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    Is SLMP trying to destroy itself?

    Dakota knows this very well. Specifically:- "At this point, there is only so much updating that can be done to the existing Second Life Marketplace because of the integration of the old XstreetSL system. The only way to address some of the issues would be with an entire rewrite of the code. This would mean 3+ years of new development, along with a loss of ALL of the current listings, sales history, ratings, etc" We are where we are since the lab chose spree shopping card on Ruby on Rails.
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    Is SLMP trying to destroy itself?

    Yep, I know, wrong platform chosen for the task in hand. We can blame Pink and/or Brodesky (because they're not around anymore anyway!) Time for a new platform (or someone to be allocated some project love time so that they can fix up the search such that it doesn't return demo's at least.) The chosen platform has created an exponentially growing problem though.
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    Is SLMP trying to destroy itself?

    Dakota, you forgot the other TOP issue, that being that DEMO products are returned in search. They should not be. They should be reachable only from the main listing. Same for colour variants. Colour variants within the same listing were an intended feature that Pink Linden wanted to introduce though it never came but, address those and the second of your sentences above automatically gets reduced. Right now, for a single mesh item that has say ten colour choices and a demo, that item REQUIRES ELEVEN marketplace listings. This clutters search hugely and is not efficient for merchants or customers. Otherwise, I agree with the rest of your post which disappointingly, means no naughty step for you today
  25. Nope, i'm confident that LL will accept a signed email signed with a qualified signing certificate. 2009, not 1980 https://www.engadget.com/2009/10/31/how-to-email-a-second-life-dmca-notice/
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