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  1. "I haven't noticed this. I just did a random item search on the Marketplace and used Sort By "relevance" and did not see anything unusual. Did you check / toggle how you want the results" No, I just did the same ol same ol basic default by relevance search on my favorite subject. Seems like the over 1000L stuff is slowly creeping up on the first page. "I do think there's something not quite right on the marketplace when on apparel sorted by relevance & 96 items per page well over half the results on the landing page are from the same creator" I wonder if merchants can 'buy' their way up the search results in some way now, or LL playing favorites is going on? 😉
  2. I noticed that expensive products are finding their way to the top page of the SLM search results again like they used to do a few years back before 'the great change'. Has anyone else noticed that as well? I hope we are not returning to the days of for every 100L spent on a single product, it counts as an additional sale for search result ranking purposes. 😩 Remember the three major things that caused peeps not to hang and spend in SL. 1. price pumping 2. drama 3. control freak behavior.
  3. *If you are on a PC/Windows, try Ctrl +Windows Keys + Alt + F1 Nope. Didn't do anything different from the regular ctrl alt f1 on my computer.
  4. "Second Life has allowed a lot of things to take place that have caused many residents to leave the world. I cite, the trolls and griefing for example" Joe, I will have to disagree with you on that one. I think it was the inundation of uptight control freaks, drama addicts and paranoids, that seemed to be attracted to SL like bees on honey, that the trollers and griefers liked to troll and grief. I think it was their presence that majorly contributed to the relative lack of interest by the world population to Second Life. Of course the ridiculously high land costs were even a bigger factor. Linden Labs might not have been interested in making a buck from Sansar as any sort of high priority. I mean LL is a private company and the owners motivations could have been any number of things outside of economic profit. The "it's not Second Life" mantra is not helping matters either imho. I would say take what works in Second Life and other games for that matter, and implement them. Imposing arbitrary restriction in Sansar is not a good idea.
  5. I figured out how to crop out the white top bar with the OBS video recording software that I was using to record the video with. Basically just click and hold the left mouse button on the OBS video capture screen and lift that top bar up and out of the picture by moving the mouse while still holding the left mouse button. Thanx again for the help. :-))
  6. Thank you for responding, Whirly. I was trying to avoid having to do the crop off as that would require me to learn different video software as I'm using the basic Windows Movie Maker which doesn't seem to have cropping ability. Am I to understand that that white top bar can't be removed just by doing a control alt f1? I tried full screen mode already, thinking that might be a good alternative to control alt f1, but doing that, I lost my mouse pointer on the screen as it went invisible, and that made it very difficult to get anything done. Even logging on was a pain without the mouse pointer showing. But with full screen I guess I just need the avatar to go into mouselook and maybe fly as well to do a good filming. Would be nice to have some camera controls too. I'm using a big 55 inch 4k TV as the computer monitor. I wonder if that could be causing these problems.
  7. I want to make a video, but when I do a Control Alt F1, all the things that are supposed to disappear disappear except for the white bar the very top of the screen. How can I get rid of the top bar as well? I've tried a few different viewers and they all have the same problem.
  8. Needs camera controls. Needs inworld creation tools (that are decent and capable of meshing/sculpting). Get rid of the elitist 15 dollars a month creators fee. Everyone should start out with some free land that they can attach to each others lands if desired. Should take a 50% cut on merchant profits and not just 15%. That's all I can think of this morning before I get my morning cup of java.
  9. LL may be flooding the market again with Linden Dollars to compensate for the overall dip in SLM sales right after the new search came on line. It would have been done with the intention of improving the economy and stabilizing things of course. Since LL is not price pumping anymore on the SLM, I would suggest you long time SLM merchants, that used to have a big advantage with total sales pumped by high relative prices, swallow your pride, and bring your prices down in a hurry so that you can sell more and by so doing climb back up to the crucial top of relevancy search results again where sales get multiplied due to ranking position and human nature. I've seen my sales triple over this time last year since about a couple of weeks after the initial 'shock dip' after the new marketplace search first came on line, and it must largely be due to my pre existing low relative prices. To grow SL again and therefore their profits, many merchants have got to stop overcharging for their products and focus more on sales by volume instead imho. Think longer term. :smileyhappy:
  10. What I've noticed so far.... Good: -It would appear that LL stopped the price pumping. (No more stuff getting raised up pages on search results based on their higher price point.) That is very welcome imho. -Search results more based on recent sales and less on long term sales. Another very welcome happenstance for SL growth. Bad: -Merchant store name still a big factor when there is no need for it to be a factor at all imho. -Product name too big of a factor over keywords. Still should be word number limits to prevent gaming and spamming.
  11. (Roles eyes) O.k. that was an expected waste of resources. Now back to the old one....
  12. The actual problems with SL. 1. Lack of server support 2. Stupid land based economy 3. Price pumping 4. Virtual monopoly 5. Bad reputation/ bad p.r. 6. Too many uptight control freaks 8. Ultra job security mind frame at LL. 9. Huge lack of reinvestment relative to investment capabilities
  13. So if Linden Labs hired 50 more policemen to police the joint much better at $30,000 salaries, that would only cost us 1.5 million additional dollars yearly. I think that could be a very doable investment, and would pay for itself, (and probably alot more), with more happy consumers in SL spending more money. Of course since LL is not interested in making more money.... :matte-motes-crying:
  14. It appears that the Linden central bank is pumping extra money into the economy hoping it will accelerate 'gdp growth' mimicking the governments of the real world. If customers can get more bang for their buck as a result, then it's probably a good idea since things are still way overpriced imho. I just wish the Lindens would have given me some of that 'extra' cash to spend 'for them'. I'm very good at consuming things. :matte-motes-wink-tongue:
  15. .Rule of thumb So if a merchant pays for reviews, whatever the total stars of the product, take a star and a half away and call it that. ;-) Any product with outrageous amounts of reviews, just ignore them all except for the more negative reviews. (3 stars or less).
  16. L.L. likes transfer items over copy items thinking they will somehow make more money from them. So transfer/no copy items are effectively promoted and heavily sanctioned. Of course the opposite is the case as per usual. (Less money made overall since the vast majority would rather have copy items in most cases as few are entertained by retailing their stuff).
  17. The best way to get noticed is to not charge too much for your products. Simple as that. ;-) There is a pride thing disease that peeps often times suffer from and not just on SL. So they sell their products for way too much, and much fewer sell because of that. When few sell, lots of crucial 'free' advertisement is lost. In the long term, 'inexpensive' makes more money and increases popularity. Win/win.
  18. "so the new payout fee policy is a win-win scenario for LL." LL forgot about the 'take the marbles and go home factor' again it would appear. Which would make it a lose-lose in reality. ;-) Financially influenced behavior modification tactics always are when they are in effect band-aids on carotid arteries imho.
  19. So how many of you will be spending more money in world and taking less out because of this new 'fee'? ;-)
  20. Don't let it get to you. I'm quite convinced that alot of peeps in SL just like to go around and ban and block other peeps. That's how they get their kicks in SL. Many peeps come to SL for that empowerment thing, and usually those same peeps almost always fall under the category of 'uptight control freak' and usually 'drama creators' as well. The problem with these types of peeps in SL is that they also cause many many many other peeps to leave the game who would otherwise stay and spend more of their marbles in it. They create a hostile environment, and most peeps don't want to be in hostile environments, so they leave and take their bag of marbles home with them, effecting us merchants negatively along with it.
  21. I just went to the beta again, and did a search. It defaulted to 'relevance' for me. Could it be that LL is targeting us differently? Some special hidden algorithm for their nefarious purposes?:smileywink:
  22. I search 'newest', but not to find anything I might want to purchase. I just like to use that particular search to find out what new things merchants are making for the search entertainment value alone.
  23. People are herd animals by nature. They do group think purchases. If a product is at the top of a search result, then it will sell alot more than otherwise just for that reason alone. hehe. Yes, I'm a victim of that bug that was never fixed. I wonder if the Irene hair ever helped my overall sales though. With all those hair lovers out there, it might have caused them to accidentally stumble across my store? :smileytongue:
  24. OMG. I thought the main reason for this new beta search was to make 'relevance' relevant. Since they already had a type of best selling going on in the relevance search results anyway. No assumption is ever safe where LL is concerned I guess. Off I go to do another beta search in 'relevance' this time.
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