That's what it all comes down to. Why has Linden Lab suddenly found it necessary to charge freebie listings L$99 a month as a display fee for each listing, and why have they found it necessary to charge all listings L$10... with a potential of destroying a business model that has worked for years?
This just in, a direct quote from Colossus Linden:
"What will the fees go towards? Linden Lab is investing heavily in our web marketplace.… Continue
Added by Wayfinder Wishbringer on November 28, 2009 at 5:30pm —
This article is a professional discussion of business ethics, methods of earning profit, and responsibility to the community. Perhaps it is a subject a little dry for some. For others, it may assist in providing a foundation upon which to build a solid, reputable future. In the best of circumstance, it may wake up some entities to the poor course they have chosen-- and bring about a change for the better.
Wayfinder's Rules of Success
A company should never pursue… Continue
Added by Wayfinder Wishbringer on November 25, 2009 at 12:30pm —
A few years back, Microsoft was taken to task by European courts as a monopolistic entity. It was decided that their including Windows Media System as a part of Windows was unfair competition to companies that provided media solutions as professional packages. The argument: Windows is an operating system. Media presentation is a different concept. Microsoft was found guilty of employing monopolistic practices. As a result, Windows packages sold in Europe may no longer contain media… Continue
Added by Wayfinder Wishbringer on November 24, 2009 at 2:30pm —
DEVELOPING A "THEME" ROLE IN ELF CLAN
This article is designed to help you develop your own special role in Elf Clan. Please read ROLE PLAYING IN ELF CLAN
first to get a better understanding of "role playing" in our group:
THEME vs ROLE PLAYING
Elf Clan is a "theme" group. That means that instead of full-bore role playing with rules and requirements, we are a group of… Continue
Added by Wayfinder Wishbringer on November 24, 2009 at 4:00am —
"Arrogance is bad. Humility is good."
-- a universal truth
JESUS, GOREANS AND ELF CLAN
As one can see from the title, this may be one of my more off-beat blogs. I will admit in advance this is a fairly long blog; the concepts here cannot justly be stated in 25 words or less.
I am in my middle-years, retired 15 years early (hubba hubba) and have time now to contemplate Life, the Universe and Everything. Lately I've found myself becoming both… Continue
Added by Wayfinder Wishbringer on November 20, 2009 at 1:00pm —
In a recent blog announcement, Linden Lab has announced they will begin charging for freebies on XstreetSL (XSL). The announcement is here:
NEW CHARGES ON XSTREETSL
Many believe these decisions half-solutions to admittedly real problems.
THE PROBLEMS ARE REAL ENOUGH
Linden Lab is correct about the situation:
* Freebies… Continue
Added by Wayfinder Wishbringer on November 19, 2009 at 2:00am —
I was speaking with Merlin today, and it was mentioned how nice it would be to have some SL abilities in RL. But then the more I thought about it, I started to wonder. So...
IF REAL LIFE WERE LIKE SECOND LIFE...
* We could all fly, which would be fantastic. However, we would regularly see people splatting into the sides of buildings and crashing into doorways. Fortunately, injuries from such would be nonexistent.
* You could fall from great heights, get… Continue
Added by Wayfinder Wishbringer on November 18, 2009 at 2:00pm —
Many people ask about Role Playing in Elf Clan. In truth, we do have such, but it's so subtle that most people aren't aware of it. We have several members that role play on a regular basis. Some have Alts, and their role totally changes depending on which Alt they are using. In our group, RP is highly individual, unpredictable, and somewhat unique.
Second Life Somewhat Prohibits Good RP
The truth is that Second Life isn't really all that conducive to proper role playing.… Continue
Added by Wayfinder Wishbringer on November 16, 2009 at 8:30pm —
This blog is a frank discussion that has to do not only with Sex in America but world-wide. I just chose America because this is where I live, I know this society, and I'm acquainted with the social moors and habits here.
I've been wanting to write this for some time, but didn't quite know how to approach it. I hope I've finally hit on the right direction. This will be a fairly frank discussion of societal sexuality as I see it. My blog page, my views. Fair position. Comments are… Continue
Added by Wayfinder Wishbringer on November 14, 2009 at 12:30am —
In preparation for our Anniversary Celebration this weekend, I went to the Events listing to search for our events.
The entire Events listing has changed. Now, instead of a nice, neat, useful event listing, I found 2,373 events... listed 15 items at a time. There is no search feature. You can't declare a time range to search for.
Could that listing possibly be more useless?
One has to wonder. We have a company the size and supposed
expertise of Linden… Continue
Added by Wayfinder Wishbringer on November 13, 2009 at 5:30pm —
Just for something different, I thought it might be interesting to philosophize on the concept of independence
Over the last month, it seems I have heard several times someone saying, "I'm an independent person". This is always said proudly, as if it's a good thing.
Most folks would consider independence to be a good thing... and to a moderate extent, it is. But I thought we might look at the flip side of the coin and see if it's really all as great as society… Continue
Added by Wayfinder Wishbringer on November 9, 2009 at 6:30pm —
Peter will possibly ork-club me for posting this, but...
I wanted to publicly acknowledge and thank Peter Lioncourt for everything he has done for Elf Clan.
As most know, Peter is one of our Eldars. He was not one of the founders of the group; he earned that title by continuous loyalty, honor and love for this group. It is not a title granted lightly or on a whim... nor was it one he requested or expected. In the time he has held that post he has never once abused its… Continue
Added by Wayfinder Wishbringer on November 9, 2009 at 3:30pm —
Following is a summary, reminder and additional information for all Greeters. Those who are not Greeters may just ignore it (which I know will insure you'll read it... and thus keep informed about Greeter activities. :D)
ITEM 1: MONTHLY REZDAY EVENTS
Zephyre Sheridan will be hosting a monthly "Rezday Event". A group our size cannot recognize the rezdays of everyone individually, nor do we wish to make any feel left out. So instead of individual rezday parties... we'll… Continue
Added by Wayfinder Wishbringer on November 7, 2009 at 11:00pm —