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Saving a notecard inside a prim. “The server is experiencing unexpected difficulties”.

Lately some of my customers wrote me that they cant save the Confignotecard of Heart Tipjar in Second Life. But when the first Customer explained me the problem, I was not able to reproduce the error at least whith main Avatar which did create this Tipjar. But this is because this Avatar has full permission on this Item anyway.

I thought it would be better to check it out with my Alt. And see there… I wasn´t able to save the Notecard too then.

I got the “The server is experiencing unexpected difficulties” errormessage when saving a notecard inside the prim.

At the same time I asked google for the Problem and found out there is already a open Jira Ticket:

“The server is experiencing unexpected difficulties” error when saving a notecard inside a prim.

So if you anytime notice the same Problem with one of your Products or if you get customer request that they cant save your confignotecard then there is one workaround for you which will fix the Problem for your customers. Indee you should update your Marketplace listing then as well. :P

You need to change at least the Confignotecard to FullPermission which shouldn´t be a problem for you. I cant tell you why the Notecard has to be FullPerm. I just can tell you it will fix the problem and other People commented the same on the Jira. It is anyway nevermind if the Confignotecard is Full Permission. I usualy did create them Copy and Mod only but now they are Fullperm.

So dont expect that LL will fix the issue. Looks like the Jira is open already for years.

However I did fix my Product and had a lot of work telling all my Customers of this Product to delete the old Tipjar so that they can use the new one. I think most of them were very happy that I did send a new Version. And I was also happy that one of my Customers did tell me about the Problem. Its fun to see that not anybody will report Problems. This makes me thinking if they ever did unpack the Product.. if they ever did login to SL again or what is wrong? :D This was sadly a Problem I could not see with my main. For the future I should test scripted objects from time to time with my alt. For new Products I do it anyway but looks like this Problem did appear since some month. I am sure I did not see this Problem with my alt when I created the Tipjar.

However. Everything ok now.

 


Second Life Marketplace Direct Delivery and how it will possibly work…

I found a nice first Direct Delivery Impression Article from the Beta Grid. Second Life Resident “Couldbe Yue” wrote a two Parts Article Series about Direct Delivery Beta and you defenetly should check it out as it will concern us Merchants real soon now.

Part 1: Basic process of creating a new Direct Delivery only listing.

Part 2: Direct Delivery. How to migrate existing Magic Box Content.


Someone is using parts of my products and now I get customer support requests of third-party products

Today someone in SL wrote me that one of my products wouldn´t work and he asked friendly for help.

He talked about a Heart….

When someone asking me for help related to the Product with a Heart then I usualy think they mean my Heart Tipjar I made.

This is the only Product I sell and made with a Heart Sculpy. So yea I am creator of my Tipjar and each component, including the Heart.

But soon I noticed the guy who was asking for customer support didnt talk about a Tipjar but instead of that about a Xploder.

And I can tell you I never made an Xploder.

So what you see above is an Xploder I never made but I am the creator of the heart. Which means someone is unlinking my product probably out of the 0 L$ Tipjar Demo I have on the Marketplace.

But the biggest problem is someone who ripped this heart is linking it so that I am the creator of her new product the xploder.

So the person who was asking for customer support first didn´t believe me that I am not the creator of the xploder. But soon he did as I did show him my SL Marketplace Product List.

Then I searched for something I found in the permission window.. “”REMOVED DUE TO A FALSE SUSPICION… see comment section””. Google helped me and soon I found the marketplace Store of this person. This person has some product with my heart and “only transfer” on the Marketplace. The fun thing is I never made this heart “transfer permission”. Which looks like she is using permission exploits and copybot.

Not enough… As I now found her Marketplace Store I also found her blog but more importend her inworld store…

First I noticed she has not only some of my hearts on her Marketplace Store but she has also some of my hearts inworld with differend permission.

Above you can see a screenshot of my heart in her xploder product with just “copy” permission. Its funny.. I never made it copy.

The heart is in my product released as mod/copy. So she can defenetly change permissions of my objects which must be an exploit.

Looking around there I found more of my hearts also with transfer permission. So I dont know what she is doing there but she has objects of me as transfer only and copy only permission.

Again.. looks like she can change permissions on my objects and she can sell it. Otherwise there would come another person and asking for customer support for products I never made. I am the creator as she seems to be someone stupid and linking the objects so that my heart makes the whole object created by me.

Sure I am pissed and sure I did write a support ticket. But we all know what LL will do.. maybe nothing.

I also wrote the copybotter and asking some questions but I believe there will be no answers and guilt feelings. Therefor…

I dont give a shit about sharing names of silly and fraudulent avatars…

Here is the name of her and of her virtual company:

“REMOVED DUE TO A FALSE SUSPICION… see comment section”

You better google her and check out if she also used parts of your content. ;)

Finished the naming and shaming. Greetings

EDIT: The whole thing seems to be more complicated. Another person maybe copybotted my heart and sold it to differend creators which I suspected to be the griefers. Please read comment section to understand…


Mesh has arrived gridwide!

Just a short News to anybody who still dont know:

Mesh goes gridwide: Create, sell, buy & enjoy all-new things in SL

So as you can read in the Linden Labs Blog Post… Mesh has finaly completely arrived.


Linden Labs did now setup a way to donate for the peoples in Japan too

Support the Japan Earthquake & Pacific Tsunami Relief with Linden Dollars:

by Kim Linden:

Our thoughts today are with all of those who are suffering in the devastation caused by the earthquakes in Japan and the tsunami in the Pacific. We encourage all Second Life Residents to support the relief efforts however they can, and we would like to help.

We have created two special Linden Bears–one that is wearable and one that sits–which are now for sale in the Marketplace at several pricing levels: L$300, L$1,000 and L$3,000. Here’s the direct link to purchase them. We will donate all proceeds from sales of this bear to the Japan Earthquake and Pacific Tsunami Relief efforts of the American Red Cross.

Please read the full blogpost on Second Life: Support the Japan Earthquake & Pacific Tsunami Relief with Linden Dollars

I did buy my cute Bear and hope that I can help on that way :)


Second Life new Community Platform arrived!

Today the new Community Platform of Second Life is arrived.

Here is the Introduction by Torley Linden on YouTube:

You can read the complete news on the Second Life Webpage here: Welcome to the New Second Life Community Platform


Latest Second Life Economy Stats Published by Linden Lab

Linden Lab did publish the latest Second Life Economy Statistics for Q4 2010.

2010 ended on a positive note for the Second Life economy, with several key measures growing while others remained stable as compared to Q3 numbers.

Total money supply, LindeX volume, and web merchandise sales volume were all up between 6% and 8%, indicating growth in economic activity. Also, the L$ rebounded strongly from Q3, appreciating 3.7% quarter to quarter.

When comparing 2009 to 2010 measures, average monthly repeat log-ins were up 8%, average monthly economic participants were up 4.3%, annual web merchandise sales volume was up 104%, and the world size grew by 5.8%.

See all the graphs here.


Oh my god! Now we have Virtual-Animal-Wars! Cant be true?

We all did learn Second Life is a very nice platform for creativity but also for drama. The latest drama is something like a Virtual-Animal-Lawsuit-War. Lol.

Seriously.. I talk about this case here: In Virtual Animal Copyright Suit, Judge Grants Injunction Against Ozimals’ DMCA Notices (But Horse Breeders Still Not Immune From Protest).

Im just schocked how crazy peoples can get in Second Life. I really understand that a copyright infringement is a serious subject and thats also why I do understand lawsuits about that topic. But if peoples start a lawsuit just because they want to claim rights on an idea, then I stop understanding all this. Some peoples really try to copyright an concept and not an object.

Who did create the first tipjar in SL? Imagine you build tipjars as well and he copyright the idea of that concept behind. Imagine you build a total differend tipjar then he did but he fills a lawsuit agains you. Isnt that crazy? I think this case is similar to the Horse and Bunny war we actually see. I think these products are differend.. they are just based on a similar idea, concept or mechanic (code). Is this really a copyright infrigment if you have a similar idea but if you impliment or design it differend then the competition did? Is that a lawsuit worse?

I say “No!”.

As I said… the whole world wide web is creative but sometimes a place for real drama as well. Its a joke.. Its a complete joke or so. :D Its a new world full of peoples who want to claim rights on the air you breathe. As I said I do understand that we have intellectual property rights and so. But in this case here it goes again too far.

I just can hope that the lawyers understand what they are talking about.. “Virtual Animals? Breeding? WTF is that?”. :D


I published the The SL Daily Ledger

Today I did publish The SL Daily Ledger .

So there you will find some top Storys about Second Life which are collected via my favorite Peoples on Twitter.


Torley Linden struggles with Viewer 2.x as well?

Found a Comment of Torley Linden on the Second Life Blogs:

Torley Linden said:…

Oh geez, you should’ve seen the internal email I just sent about how difficult it has been for me to search for stuff in Viewer 2.x.
Every time I’ve wrestled repeatedly with something in V2 — wondering if intuition from experience was right — I’ve reached out to Residents, and found I was far from alone. While I don’t directly work on product design, I continually advocate for Resi voices who feel they’re being ignored, and while it’s been a long road making V2 reach “feature parity”, as you allude to, it’s healthy to have the choice of using 1.23.
I like Viewer 2.4 a lot better than 2.0, that’s for sure, but there are numerous things I struggle with daily, and I always channel what Residents feel to other Lindens. (Discussions on such topics are best done with specific details, but that’s beyond the scope of this quicktip.)

Source: Second Life Blog

So its great to see that we Users are not the only ones who wish improvements! :D


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