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    Market Business Model: Feedback Please

    Thank you for your replies. As professional working in Film and Television, time is something that I currently don't have a lot of .... but I usually take a few months off between gigs so in June when my show wraps I will be able to better focus on the community RP aspect. Dealing with unruly tenants is easily mitigated. My plan is in its infancy but I feel there is a large enough Horror, Vampire, Gothic, Fantasy, Demonic, Satanic (etc) community to cater to Cheers! PS Additional market concept details and photos can be found here: https://thewhetmoregroup.wordpress.com/horror-village-market/
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    Market Business Model: Feedback Please

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    Market Business Model: Feedback Please

    Thank you for your feedback Chase01. I understand what you are saying as I have a tendency to shop in a similar fashion but for expensive items, I will check their main store first for an actual visual of the item and then make a purchase on MP so I can leave a comment if merited. As stated, I am interest in the one stop shop horror destination with a variety of brands representing the Horror Market theme. It's not just the individual satellite stores but rather the collective concept of the Horror Village which includes the Horror Market nested within a horror/demonic RP environment that would be the traffic generator. I have had tremendous success with satellite sales over the years on seasonally themed Pop-Up sims, especially at Halloween and this is what has inspired my concept. The difference being is my market won't just be for a couple of months and the stores would be free. My main store The Whetemore Group will anchor the market. Also traffic at my sim explodes in August, September, and October as people get ready for Halloween so I think creators would benefit from satellite sales
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    Market Business Model: Feedback Please

    Greetings. I am trying out a new market business model on my RP GCS demonic horror themed sim and need to market it accordingly. Now I know consumer traffic is way down directly affecting the economics of Second Life and as such, it can be hard for content creators to afford and maintain their rental tiers. So I am thinking about offering free retail space for qualified content creators whose products align with the theme of the sim. The objective here is to create a one stop shopping destination for demonic and horror fans and hopefully entice a steady flow of qualified consumer traffic. The strategy behind the free retail space is essentially a means of "Papering the House" if you will, or populating the Horror Market aspect of the sim and ensuring tenancy longevity. I am already paying for the sim so critical primary revenue infrastructure is not required in order to support the sim. However, secondary and tertiary revenue streams are identified as increased traffic flow into my store located on the sim, Ad Boards, and non-obligatory tenant donations if tenants are experiencing satisfactory sales and would like to express their appreciation for the free store. And of course there are visitor donations. So does this sound like a viable business model? Has anyone tried this before, if yes, how were the results? What and where would be the best way to market this? Your feedback would be appreciated and if you are interested in learning more and would like to see the sim setup, please visit http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Wild Shores/128/106/25 Thanks for time
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    All I did was post (1 post) an offer to help people out, by giving them some relief from over priced rentals with a new business concept and model and you delete my post and slap me with a SPAM warning! Is this for real? LOL- how about I end my paid monthly subscription and 10 + years with SL.... need to chill with the forum moderation. So tell me why can land sales and land rentals be discussed, heck they even have their own dedicated boards but I can't discuss a novel approach to a retail opportunity that would help people in these tough economic times in SL on a board specifically for that purpose "Discussion area for inworld and Marketplace merchants to exchange business and marketing ideas."
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    Re: What is the (CURRENT) Best Combat Meter?

    I am not taking about making a group or creating a community - I have plenty of groups and hundreds of members! I am simply looking for information on exisiting combat meters with active Dev support and communities along with opinions and experiences with them....
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    New Sci-Fi Game! Earn Lindens for FREE! Drive Traffic!

    Your SLURL Map link on your web site stats: We are unable to locate the region "New Vegas" This region may no longer exist, but please double check your spelling and coordinates to make sure there aren’t any errors and try again. And a search for Cosmos Master takes you to a Furry Sandbox -LOL!
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    Players Needed For Angel vs Demon Roleplay Game

    There is also "Eternal Conflict: Angels and Demons" which has been designed by the two man Progeny Diabolics and is an excellent RP combat system that also feeds off of Second Life residents http://eternal-conflict.com/ and puts Progeny to shame due to Progeny's lack of developement and ensuing stagnation (Progeny is basically a vampire version of THE SIMS). There are many skills that can be developed and items to craft (major grind). The HUD is free but everything else is hidiously expensive and frankly a blatent rip off. And don't rub the egos of the devs the wrong way or you will be banned at the drop of a pin... Dont know how advanced your systems development is but from what I have read and seen in your pics, you are light years behind.
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    Re: What is the (CURRENT) Best Combat Meter?

    "Allow me to rephase the question: " What is the CURRENT Best Combat Meter?
  10. I recently bought into the DCS system based on claims on their web site of "4,000 configured Regions and over 175,000 unique players" However, their stats dramatically fall short of reality... So I am wondering what the Best Combat Meter is with the most active community as I want to incorporate combat on my Sim. Thanks in advance for your replies. Cheers!
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    New MP Picture and Link to not Christmas items!!

    With that logic, not everyone exeperiences winter either But it is clearly stating "Holiday Fun" and yes winter "Decorations" ... LL has made an attempt to be politically corrected by omitting any reference to Christmas which in itself is an afront to the billions of people who do celebrate Christmas but the Inference is obviously Christmas! And I would be willing to wager there are more people in SL celebrating Christmas than those who do not...
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    New MP Picture and Link to not Christmas items!!

    Thats one of the most asinine things I have seen LL do! All my Christmas items are under "Christmas"! Christmas Wonderland Collection - MARKETPLACE - The Halloween Horror Warehouse
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    THE DEMONIC ASYLUM Halloween Haunt

    Here are a few images from The Demonic Asylum Halloween Haunt presented by the Halloween Horror Warehouse  
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    Greetings! With Halloween just around the corner I think that it would benifit the community to start a thread listing Halloween Haunted Houses. Please post your link to your Haunted House or Attraction. My 2015 Halloween Haunt is now opened and is titled "THE DEMONIC ASYLUM" sponsored by The Whetmore Group and The Halloween Horror Warehouse. 
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    I am aware of the status which is their standard advisory statement but my current issues goes beyond anything I have experienced and is quit disconcerting - LOL! But why my primary avatar and not any of my alts? So much for my Second Life plans today...