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Flame Swenholt

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  1. We use our blacklist carefully and selectively. We are aware it doesn't fully stop copybotting and we never state it is the perfect fix, but for what it does, it proves a point and does slow things down. This also applies with our group manager system that acts as a 'banlist' for groups, which is also not a perfect solution (and even with the one LL is implementing, it also holds the same issues and flaws), but it does help keep things more organized and reduces problems. You seem to be inclining that we just fire off the blacklist/ban cannon like fireworks. We know the difference between honest individuals and problematic ones, and that is why we make use of such services to help keep our group chat without spam bots, greifers, and over whelming drama so that the honest individuals can further enjoy the services we provide ourselves. It's been working for us for over a year, and we do not intend to look back. I've only just heard about the 'must be over 30 days old' from this forum and I agree it isn't practical at all. For our group, we thought about blocking accounts that were not 7 days old minimally but at the very least presenting the reasons why. We haven't pushed forward with it, but we also provide alternative ways of announcing things such as websites and the use of Twitter, which has worked almost flawlessly.
  2. I was wondering if a blacklist feature is hidden away in the merchant home area or somewhere in the My Marketplace menu, since we have some individuals we prefer to blacklist ourselves given past experiences with copybotting and other issues where we'd rather not do business with the individuals. We are looking towards the marketplace due to the API extensions for our vendor system (before the comment is made, we are not changing from our current vendor system. Period.), and while we don't expect interaction with our currently installed blacklist system (that's asking for too much), just having the option of adding/removing people much like how we add and remove access in regions and parcels is all we are looking for if this exists or is even being considered. I know a JIRA was made roughly 2 years ago, but considering that JIRA is no longer in use and because some older JIRAs (namely the group ban list feature) have seemingly been given notice, we would like to expand to the marketplace but will have to reconsider if we cannot block certain users from our store.
  3. When I am on my network, I can log two clients on at the same time with voice active with two machines. At my friends' place, however only one person can use voice. If more than one instance is active on the network, it wil cause voice to cut out on everyone's end. When I am at my own place and they both have voice active, I can hear them perfectly fine and they report cut outs on their own ends (so I assume outgoing signals aren't the problem). The routers we both have are the same, with the service providers being different. Is there any idea what is going on here?
  4. Hmmm.... Interesting life cycle... LL gets JIRA Users use JIRA. Users are happy. JIRA suddenly stops letting some users from using it. Some users are said. LL updates JIRA Said users can now properly use JIRA. Users are happy again. Few days later, LL kills JIRA. Users get angry. I understand that bug fixing and customer support is a task that is comparable to being a living sandpaper tester, but simply making JIRA essentially lose its purpose is as thoughtful as an expired, empty gift card. As a system analyst, judging from comments on both defense and offence, the main thing I can see is the improper use of JIRA being a possible fault line. While some JIRAS serve their purpose, some (like campaigns for frivolous things) would give a bad image to the service. They should have analyzed the proper usage of JIRA and identify if there are tags that should be removed instead of simply changing the system all together. It'd be easier to migrate if they just disabled some tags and creating a more narrow scope for more serious manors than doing what they are doing now. From what I can see, the path they are taking is just making work harder on their own ends and everyone else's. With just that in mind, they should revert OR introduce a GRACE PERIOD before said change comes into place. The sudden change to such a major system component is going to be the downfall that ends everything. Remember, the users are your customers as much as they are your own living skin and muscle. We have been taught to take care of our bodies, and this action is like using a potato peeler as loofah. -Flame
  5. Likewise here. If I dont' have ANS support, I cannot trust the marketplace's system enough to leave it be its own entity. It is nice to see that you are accomidating for the majority of users, but don't forget about the ones that really put money in your pocket. That being said, even if the support for magic boxes are lost before this, I will not use DD until ANS support is added, even if it means removal of my products. -Flame
  6. I'm SOOO glad I'm not the only one! I tested this back when it was beta and it had the SAME problem! According to the logs, it's trying to load the directories as files! 2011-06-15T20:52:17Z WARNING: LLControlGroup::loadFromFile: Cannot find file C:\Users\Flame Soulis\AppData\Roaming\SecondLife\user_settings to load.2011-06-15T20:52:17Z INFO: LLAppViewer::loadSettingsFromDirectory: Cannot load C:\Users\Flame Soulis\AppData\Roaming\SecondLife\user_settings - No settings found. I reported this EXACT problem back in May! Way to go LL! -Flame PS - Is it me or are the people who are having this problem using 64 bit OSes and/or Windows 7?
  7. Thanks to the wonderous failure of losing my long comment, I'll just start from the beginning. I transfered from the Teen Grid in 2008. I am more than an adult, but a resident who was on the Teen Grid (proving I was under 18) and then came here (proving I just turned 18). I'm more adult verified than most of you would think. After coming here and establishing a business that has paid for my college expenses, seeing Second Life take a nose dive like this, something that insults how I got to the Main Grid, is more than a disapointment. However, let us all be reasonable; the Teen Grid has been a giant thorn in Second Life's system mechanics involving networking. Now that the only reason that this is even being done is over, let us begin with a now more summerized list of why this is not going to work: 1) TEEN FREEBIES! No I'm not talking about the little cheap Linden Library Freebies. I'm talking about YOUR stuff being full permissions on the Teen Grid. That was a big issue on the Teen Grid during my residence, and from what I've heared from recent (and lucky) transferees, it's gotten only worse. Of course none of you would know since no one has taken a walk into there anyway. Well... Ok, perhaps I'm being a bit too harsh. Some Lindens have been to the Teen Grid, but they fired 90% of those people anyway so no wonder their opinions weren't really heard (or should I say 'Good words of advice')! If you need a fine example, just ask Luskwood or search up the Teen Grid Copybotting in Youtube. 2) PARENTS! OH we can't have little Johny seeing nudity and talking with... Adults?! According to this wiki page (http://wiki.secondlife.com/wiki/Maturity), the Main Grid had the maturity listings renamed because "The main grid is 18 and over, so no "parental guidance" is necessary." Well aren't we a bit self contradicting?! So when mommy sees her son talking with another man, surely the police will get involved. What will happen then? The man will be in complete confusion! He was informed that the Main Grid was for 18 and older, and that surely if they are in the Main Grid, they must SURELY be an adult then! So if this case happened, and all the man said was "Hi", lawyers would be able to claim he was a pedophile from the start, when our poor friend Bob just wanted to ask what the other "man's" day was like. Oh what fun it is to be aware that we can have our own butts boiled because of lawsuits from this. Fun fun... 3) BUSINESS! So what will happen with our advertisement systems? Last I checked, classifieds have always been visable in profiles, so what if a man wants to get to know the future audience (since he can now legally check without breaking TOS). A kid looks at his profile and... "OMG, HE SELLS WAT?!" Just another deal with reason 2 but now from a business stand point. So now do we have to change OUR advertisements and OUR Explainations and OUR tags just because YOU made a thing where little Sally and tiny Tim (we picked on Johny enough for one day) can come in and play? Think this over for the sake of our virtual economy! 4) COPYBOTS! This is reason 1 but now here (just as reason 3 was reason 2 but as a sub reason). So now that the Teen Grid people do NOT need to fake information this time to get into shopping malls now, copybotting has only just become much easier. We all remember the Emerald incident and (oh wow, the classics) Neil Life. Sure we are saving ourselves some server migraines, but can we insert an extra step somewhere so we don't make it easier for Teens to further cause devistation when they get here (since they already have alot of OUR stuff over there anyway)! 5) NO PUBLIC VALIDATION! This has been a MAJOR request since adult verification began: GIVE US A WAY TO SEE WHO HIS VERIFIED AND WHO IS NOT!!! Now that you are throwing teens into the melting pot, now we need to consider Teen Residents, Regular Residents, and Adult Verified Residents. Since we are on that topic, we might as well throw in TG xx Transfer Resident where xx is the year of transfer (so we can spot the ones who transferred from this event or from previously like myself and many others who deserve ALOT of credit). Some adults would like to know who they are talking to so they don't get mommy or daddy upset (or disguisted). The bottom line is that you haven't thought this through well enough and this is goign to end in a fireball. This has been something the Teen Grid people have been wanting for awhile (I was one of them), but now that I am here, I see why everyone is so freaked out! You haven't even perfected transfers, more or less what you are dealing with over here with current features! To add insult to injury, last I checked, the only reason Teen Grid residents didn't have a first life profile is because you blocked it out via a viewer side check of "if(GRID_IS_TEEN)" (or something like that). I am not kidding. The same applied to the under clothing (though we easily went past that with view admin options; furries dont' wear underpants all the time...). Fix the first set of problems before you go ahead and make a big, brand, new one! -The rather annoyed Therion, Flame
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