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Wendy Starfall

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  1. Hey everybody!

    I'm starting a project where everyone can acquire, create, share and remix EEP assets.

    The project is called Forever Free Skies and it's happening in Arcadia.

    Here is some key information:

    • All assets created for Forever Free Skies will be licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 4.0.
    • We will carve out a piece of land in Arcadia where EEP assets can be shared and tested.
    • Participation is free, there will be no cost, no catch, and no hidden agenda to monetize things.

    To participate, please send me a message in-world, and you will be invited to Forever Free Skies.

    Updates about this and other projects can be found on my blog wendystarfall.com and on my twitter.

     

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  2. Oh, no!

    Maybe you still have them in the Marketplace Listings window in your SL viewer.

    I use the Firestorm viewer and it has 4 tabs called All / Listed / Unlisted / Unassociated, maybe it's in one of these.

    I think the keyword spam flagging happens when you use very generic keyboards, and that's bad for the search.

    I've looked at your Marketplace and you have a "coffee table" there, which already is coveredin the description, but you still use "coffee" and "table" as keywords - you don't need that! You also seem to repeat the keywords in the Features, although it is already in the product description. Try not to do that, if it's one place already, the search will find it.

    If you are unsure what shows up in keywords, you can inspect the page source of your Marketplace listing, and look for something like this:

    <meta name="keywords" content="Furniture,coffee,living room,table,tables,mesh,original,low prim,Old Pine,wood,modern,"/>

    I hope you can find your listing again. Good luck!


  3. Hey friends!

    I will be holding an event in support of SL based artists.

    Until May 13, 2020 creatives can sell one of their products at my sim free of charge.

    The important infos:

    • doesn't cost anything to participate
    • happens in one of SL's most popular sims
    • you keep 100% of what you earn during the event
    • you don't have to create something new or exclusive

    Everything is explained in detail at https://wendystarfall.com/event.

    The event will open once a few creators signed up for it. Stay safe!

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  4. 2 minutes ago, CoffeeDujour said:

    Please shut this off.

    I'm sorry, but that's not possible, as you only receive the text once.

    You have already received it. 🤷‍♀️

    You can look at the privacy policy that explains news and how to disable them:

    https://www.opencollar.at/privacy.html

    2 minutes ago, CoffeeDujour said:

    But you're ok sending this message to every single open collar user when then log on ? Everytime. 

    No, I don't send it everytime. I send it one time.

    I'm not sure why my news system is all of a sudden such an issue, I've been having that in place since the OpenCollar 3.9 API era in 2013, and used it many times for things that were not related to the collar but to my community.

    Not everyone is running an ice cold business where everything is business related.

    I never have, I never will.

    1 minute ago, gudetama00 said:

    Imagine paying 1.2k Lindens for a collar only to have the maker turn into into a spam machine. Troll or no troll, you've got to see how that's messed up, @Wendy Starfall

    Nice try. None of this money ends up on my account, as these collars are particularly supporting one other coder, the mesh artist, and the sim.

    My core product, is cost-free, and until now always has been.

    Everyone knows that. If you want to throw mud, you have to get a mud cannon. ☺️

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  5. 1 minute ago, LittleMe Jewell said:

    Actually, anyone with some solid IT experience with applications, databases, and coding would know it.

    You cannot know something that you can only guess. We are obviously both professionals, and we have different opinions. That's okay, but assuming that you actually knew things without any insight, data, source code, or model, is not how we do it.

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  6.  

    Just now, Tari Landar said:

    That right there, is your problem and precisely why you won't get any support here, or most places inworld.

    In fact, I have been getting quite a lot of support since I posted the topic.

    Signatures are going up and people are discussing things and having fun.

    This forum topic isn't the alpha and omega of the petition, or its underlying cause.

    It's all good, my dude. ❤️

    3 minutes ago, LittleMe Jewell said:

    Even for only one fee, you still have to go through everything that I listed if you want that change to only apply to a subset of residents -- i.e. based on their economic limits tier.

    I don't think so, but that's something only someone working at Linden Lab can clearly tell.

    1 minute ago, 0Witchy0 said:

    This person just spam flooded the official Firestorm support group until they were blocked. Clearly not the best way of spreading their "cause"

    I don't have anything to do with this. It's obviously not my style as I'm trying here for many hours to make my point, and defend this point, with eloquence and dialectic.

    As I said, I didn't expect the official fora to be like this, and was hoping for a more productive outcome. Silly me?

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  7. 4 minutes ago, Tari Landar said:

    So..why now, why you, why them....why not before, why not others, why not for other reasons?

    I think what you mean is: Why not me?

    Earlier I responded to you that I'm sorry you couldn't get the help that you needed, when you needed it. But to be quite frank? This is not about you, or some past event.

    It's about a current issue, that affects people globally, and as it just so happens, we are users of a platform that includes many, many artists and content creators, who need help now, not yesterday or in the past, but right now.

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  8. 9 minutes ago, LittleMe Jewell said:

    Truth be told, removing or reducing fees for a subset of people is far, far harder and more time consuming that just flat doing it for everyone - which of course definitely should not be done.

    That's why my personal suggestion would be the LindeX or process credit fee.

    A single variable to change, based on the residents economic limits tier.

    This appears to be the most simple to implement, but I'm not familiar with their system, and as I said earlier, this is just an educated guess.

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  9. 7 minutes ago, Tarani Tempest said:

    My guess is....  I don't care.

    The fees exist to keep LL viable. With so many businesses dead in the water atm......any that can weather this storm, well more power to them.  LL's fees are not extraordinary. This is not a hardship. 

    Well, when I still was doing commissions, and in the course of things getting more "expensive", it reached a point for me where I had to give away more than half of what I earned (obviously including things like income tax and other costs), but that was before I quit doing commissions and splits. People in other countries have a different situation.

    You are 100% correct. It's not a hardship.

    It's slavery.

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  10. 12 minutes ago, Tarani Tempest said:

    1. I need SL to remain stable and ONLINE ... so I am willing to pay those fees every time.  No SL= no store for Tara = no small income to help get by.  Running a business costs money. And thank the gods that the cost in SL is nothing compared to running an RL business.

    2.  I need SL to help keep my mind off it all.  It helps ease my anxiety to log in and work on stuff, play a little dress up and chat with peeps.

    LL needs those fees to ensure, I can have 1. and 2. available to me.

    None of us know the numbers well enough to validate that assumption.

    We can only make educated guesses, as long time SL content creators.

    My guess is that reducing or even waiving payment processing fee for 30 to 45 days only for the "Resident 2" economic limits tier and below, isn't going to make a dent in Linden Lab's revenue, while it might (excuse the language) quite literally save some peoples' butts.

    I think though that lowering private region tier would probably have more negative effects on Linden Lab's revenue, but I wasn't suggesting that, I said "any or all" of all those fees.

    EDIT: Missing word "fee" added.

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  11. 17 minutes ago, Tari Landar said:

    Why does THIS crisis, and the people it is affecting now, carry more importance for you than past crises other people have suffered, thereby warranting a larger handout, a larger hand up? I have seen people in sl go through some pretty *****ty stuff, people who had, or have, profit margins of all sizes. I have never seen you once step in and ask for relief for those people.

    I'm not ranking anything by importance, but as you seem to know me, you should know that I do stuff like that every once in a while.

    I have a banner, a large flag, at Arcadia that regularly changes to make aware of social issues. I also was starting to use my personal blog and twitter more frequently.

    https://twitter.com/wendystarfall

    Issues I brought to attention were among other things, mass shootings and car massacres, memorials for deceased humanitarians, women's rights, issues concerning the LGBTQ+ community, climate change, cancer support for children, and other causes.

    EDIT: Spelling and twitter link.

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  12. 1 minute ago, Selene Gregoire said:

    You're not doing this for the little guys.

    I'm doing that for, let me quote my petition:

    "...artists, performers, indy coders, graphic designers and students..."

    Those content creators who are in the "Resident 2", or lower, economic limits tier, who's real life business lay dormant during this crisis, and who rely on the small income they make on SL with their little brands.

    7 minutes ago, Selene Gregoire said:

    Wow. I made two posts, two very short posts, and I'm tearing your comments apart?

    I'm sorry but you seem to only argue for the sake of arguing.

    That's what it is when taking short, not even whole sentences, into quotes, to try changing the context of the actual comment. It's a method used by trolls to derail topics.

    I'm trying to defend my position with eloquence, even as a non-native speaker, sound reason, and my humanity. I don't think in numbers at the end of the day, I think in love.

    And that is what we need right now during distancing, anxiety and financial ruin.

    We need love firstmost, and then we need money, quite frankly.

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  13. 4 minutes ago, Adam Spark said:

    It is a substantial part of the artists' monthly income by the choice of nobody but themselves.

    Easy choice to make when your real life workshop is shut down during corona crisis.

    5 minutes ago, Adam Spark said:

    Linden Lab could close Second Life tomorrow, without warning or obligation to you, yet you expect your request to seem reasonable?

    I don't expect that my request "seems reasonable". I think it is just and right.

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  14. 1 minute ago, LittleMe Jewell said:

    If someones ONLY income is what they earn in SL AND they are ONLY making roughly US $1000 per month, then they probably should not even own a private region.  

    I'm not sure how you conclude that from the comment you quoted.

    But let me out on a limb:

    What if owning a private region is their way to promote their business, and not having that mechanic to advertise and vend their products would mean that the hypothetical 1,000 USD they generally earn that way, got reduced to something like 200 USD?

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  15. 7 minutes ago, Madelaine McMasters said:

    I'm sure there are SL creators who need the small income they make here. How do you propose to identify them? I don't believe you can.

    A first and fast way to identify them would be to look at their economic limits tier.

    6 minutes ago, Selene Gregoire said:

    I know you're just trying to be helpful during hard times but you haven't thought this thing all the way through.

    I have thought this through as well as I can based on the limited information that I have.

    That's why I said lower or waive "any or all" of these fees.

    This could be anything. In my personal opinion to most simple to implement, and reasonable would be the process credit fee of 5%, reducing that to 2.5% or waiving it for some 30 days might not be a lot, but at least something, and be it only a gesture of good will.

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  16. 2 minutes ago, Lindal Kidd said:

    SL business owners of all sizes will benefit.  They don't need a handout from LL.

    I respect your opinion, but that is not what I believe.

    I think that the big brands will benefit, but not so the small brands, in particular those who are "Resident 2" or lower.

    Much of the reactions in the comments here show that, in my opinion.

    There appears to be lots of anger coming from those above "Resident 2" because it doesn't include them, but they don't depend on the 20 to 100 dollars extra this month to get by, as they all earn more than 1,999 USD in 30 days, and not less.

    This isn't a measure that has to be in place for a long time. It is something that is done, for, let's say a 30 day window, or a 45 day window, or some limited time that would work.

    I was posting this topic because I hoped to get opinions and ideas on how this could work, unfortunately most who are participating in this thread seem to argue for the sake of argueing, criticise the way I chose to broadcast my petition, and out-right wipe it off the table.

    There is very little dialectic going on here, and that is quite surprising me, because this is not what I know from my own community, or communities on other MMOs.

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  17. Just now, Skell Dagger said:

    Lower that opinion of yourself.

    That's a funny thing to say in a forum thread where I have to defend myself, where everything I say gets twisted, and people flood the thread with off-topic trolling.

    I think I'm quite robust, and I stood up to everyone so far.

    So why don't you add some salt, or lower your own opinion about yourself, if a single sentence comment is all the man-power you got, big man? 🤷‍♀️

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  18. 2 minutes ago, Garnet Psaltery said:

    I have gathered your other belittling comments into this handy basket. 

    Thanks for that "handy basket".

    It's a good quick reference to see how people were treating me on this topic, for those who didn't want to read through all of the comments, because you are linking to the whole post, and reading any of those tells a quite different story.

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