Arwen Serpente

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  1. Hi Pavon, I can only speak for my experience when I update MP listings - either with a new version or revised copy - I have not noticed any impact on ranking. However, I have read in these forums that some believe that it does affect their ranking. So opinions may differ. I think the only person that can really answer would be Dakota Linden. Sometimes, Dakota responds in these forums. Otherwise, you could try a support ticket with your question and specify that you would like the question directed to Dakota or an individual with MP responsibility.
  2. Transactions Page shows multiple days transactions

    Hi Brooke, sometimes, I see a double total amount that makes me blink, and then I refresh and it corrects itself. I don't remember what circumstances it happens under. But that happened before this change. I haven't seen it yet. Best thing to do if you detect a bug is to report it in the JIRA so that they can reproduce it and correct it.
  3. Transactions Page shows multiple days transactions

    Hi Brooke, the filter for "Today" and "1 day" will return different values - is that what's happening? "Today" is calendar day, so it starts and ends just for today, midnight to midnight SL time; "1 day" is a 24 hour period, so it captures the latest 24 hours, so it will report part of today and part of yesterday. That's how I understand them and how they appear to work for me. Generally, I've got it set to "Today" which is how the original default worked.
  4. Hair for photography

    Hi, yes, I use hair from *ARGRACE* Sold by: rika Oyen when I want hair that is blowing or messy or looks fanned out lying down. The latest one I got actually had a ton of poses included, so I didn't have to go searching for those. Beautiful hair, just try demos first, you never know will work for you.
  5. Transactions Page shows multiple days transactions

    Thank you very much! The filters are great!
  6. The new Marketplace Features coming - Merchant Survey Requirement

    For the most part, my list of upgrades has been covered by other posters. I had 2 to add: 1) Ability to search, or rank, or group favorites; make it sticky so every time you delete one it doesn't revert to the 1st page on refresh; 2) Bring back the "Wish List" (didn't we have that years ago?) that can be made publicly visible and help when you want to gift a friend or loved one (this one may have been mentioned already, not sure). A thought though as we enumerate our own "wish lists" for improvements - think of what the downside or unintended consequences of such a change might be and if you still want the change. For instance, I make clothing and accessories and have always wanted to be able to list color variations in a single listing. When I started thinking about it though, I started to wonder - what happens to the individual ratings and ranking? how will this affect my best sellers? what if someone searches for a "red" dress but the "master" listing is a black one with the red listed as a variation. A change to allow color variants as part of a single listing would mean that the search, relevance, and ranking algorithms would have to be rewritten as well. The appearance of entire categories would change - people would get used to it, but in the beginning, it will be very difficult to get used to and could adversely affect sales or ease with which people find what they want. So, makes me wonder if I'd really want to do it after all. A final thought about the speed at which LL implements cost increases - it makes me think of the boiled frog fable: "The boiling frog is a fable describing a frog being slowly boiled alive . The premise is that if a frog is put suddenly into boiling water, it will jump out, but if the frog is put in tepid water which is then brought to a boil slowly, it will not perceive the danger and will be cooked to death." quote from Wikipedia. I really hope we aren't destined to be boiled frogs.
  7. The new Marketplace Features coming - Merchant Survey Requirement

    Charlotte, I'm glad you started the thread, I totally agree that a survey would pool everyone's ideas and allow the most popular to rise to the top. I don't, however, want to live through another migration to a new system (and certainly don't want to do it manually) given the very bumpy migrations that have been implemented over the years and pay more for it unless LL can provide projections for growth due to those changes.
  8. The new Marketplace Features coming - Merchant Survey Requirement

    I honestly didn't need to laugh that hard before going to bed. I'll never get to sleep now!
  9. The new Marketplace Features coming - Merchant Survey Requirement

    I thought about that ChinRey. And yes, I agree, less time with administrative work means more time being able to do other things, including creating. From my own situation, I spend a ridiculous amount of time creating at the expense of other parts of my life, so maybe, less administrative work will translate to an incremental walk around the block, or time with family or friends. In the end, even if I do spend more time creating, it doesn't mean my creations will be higher quality than I can currently make, or appeal to a wider audience. So for me at least, time saved may not necessarily mean an increase in sales - or an increase in sales that would offset the cost of the upgrade to the system. I can only speak for myself and my own situation. Edited to add ~ Just thinking about it a little more, even if my administrative time managing my MP store and listings improves, how much really will I gain? A couple of hours every few weeks when there's something new to list, or, when I want to make an update or clarification to a listing? The UI isn't fun, and it certainly needs the improvements we all agree, but in the end, another few hours of creative time won't result in sales gains enough to offset an additional 5 or 10% in commissions, or an increased Premium membership, or increased cash out fees.
  10. The new Marketplace Features coming - Merchant Survey Requirement

    While I do agree that "time is money", when I crunch the numbers, any increase in costs needs to be offset by an increase in sales. Take it down to the number of transactions that would be needed each day, day after day, to offset those costs for your own business and see if you think it is realistic. Without LL investing in new ways to market SL externally, not just internally to the current residents with improvements in the grid (be it to the overall grid features or operation or some individual aspect like the MP), I just don't see where the growth comes from. Have they replaced the PR exec (Peter Gray)? Are there investments planned for new advertising or PR or social networking? I don't see that in the SL15 list of new shinies. There's only so much that current residents have as available spending power - perhaps these improvements will wring out a bit more, but I really think people are already spending at a max now.
  11. The new Marketplace Features coming - Merchant Survey Requirement

    To me, that gets complicated. I'd rather keep things as simple as possible for my customers. If, though, there are substantial increases in MP fees, then the restriction on how we price things on the MP versus inworld needs to be lifted. RL stores do it all the time. Right now, Walmart, Target, and others have one price on the their website and a "pick it up at the store" lower price. In the end, if we are allowed to do that, it could help inworld shopping make something of a resurgence. Won't ever beat the convenience of the MP, but for those that are price sensitive, it will provide an option. Anyway, I think we may be getting a bit away from the topic of this thread, the Merchant survey and features wanted. So, I'll leave it at this for now.
  12. The new Marketplace Features coming - Merchant Survey Requirement

    Elvina, the LL SL15 announcement made clear that there will be increased costs to pay for these upgrades, not only to the MP but to other parts of SL. They have not said exactly what those increases may be, but the participants here are surmising that it could be MP commissions, Premium memberships, cash out fees, even perhaps a "service fee" for all MP transactions (I don't want to call it a sales tax, but that's what it would be). So based on what other sites charge, say for commissions, that could be up to 40% versus the current 5% Merchants pay now. So I think the "25%" that's been mentioned is just a guess-estimate - but it does make the point that none of this comes free and it will have an impact on our business revenue.
  13. The new Marketplace Features coming - Merchant Survey Requirement

    Couldn't agree more with both of you, Luna and Kitsune. The only thing that will compensate for significant cost increases to residents will be growth of the overall SL platform, meaning population and retention. Improvements to the MP are very welcome and a long time coming. It's great to have a survey that will help LL understand better what the priorities are for the shoppers and merchants alike. But for the most part, these will be one time changes in MP code. That's a one time cost to LL with very little ongoing cost. Increases to cash out fees, commissions, membership plans, etc are not one time, they are ongoing increases to residents. In planning my business for these changes, I see my costs rising substantially, but my sales staying about the same = net effect, a hit on my bottom line.
  14. Transactions Page shows multiple days transactions

    Like Pamela, my bookmark is from years ago (the day I got this computer 8/8/2013 - probably one of the first bookmarks I made - guess that tells you my priorities). If the bookmark goes to the selected default (for me that would be "today"), that works for me.
  15. Transactions Page shows multiple days transactions

    Those quick date filters are quite nice! If it's "sticky" (persistent) over logins and refreshes, then that looks like a great upgrade to the transactions page. Thank you very much for acting on the feedback!