Created a little but open Corner Store (20×20 meters) in Second Life, I decided that this architecture needs some green to give it some style. I started to create a plant tub I wanted in each corner of the store. While making these I though that is fun and started to create several and differend plant tubs in my little sandbox in the sky.
Thought the following screenshot is funny. The story above did end there that I became surrounded by green in my sandbox but well.. I wont stop creating more of them.. :)
So if you are Second Life blogger with or without Business, I found a Blog which might be interesting for you. The Blog is called Blogging Second Life and it´s a Project of Cajsa Lilliehook, Evelyn Hartshon and a few other Volunteers. Basicly explained they build a comprehensive Directory for Second Life blogger and stores/creators. They wrote it consists of three sections.
1. Blogs – a directory of travel, commentary, magazine, fashion, roleplay and other blogs about Second Life.
2. The Stores and Creators Lists – a directory of SL businesses with links to creator profiles (for slurls), store blogs and marketplace storefronts
3. Connections Databases. Bloggers who accept review copies are encouraged to add their information to the searchable database for creators to use to find new bloggers for their items. Musicians and DJs are also encouraged to add their info to an Entertainment database for event planners and club owners to use when looking for new dj’s and musicians.
You can register your Second Life related Blog and Second Life related Business adresses like your Marketplace Link or SURL there. I found the idea of this kind of Directory pretty great and registered there too. You just need to fill out the form but it´s pretty great explained on their Directory Blog.
If you like the idea.. dont forget to inform your blogger friends.
220 different Marketplace Storefronts and over 500 different Second Life Blogs are already registered there. So hurry up and just register there. :)
Since Direct Delivery is arrived in Second Life, I noticed that the SL Marketplace was very very slow. Other People did notice the same. I had the feeling that SL Marketplace was always somewhat slow but Direct Delivery did make it unusable for many People.
Today in the morning I logged in and now it everything seems to be very fast. Looks like the Rush of People who wanted to log in for the DD changes is away now or Linden Labs did change anything. What ever it is.. I just hope it stays like now. It´s pretty fast to load the Page now.
Second Life Marketplace Direct Delivery has arrived and I finished to change all my Products to the new System.
If you are Second Life Merchand and still didn´t know about Direct Delivery or that Direct Delivery has arrived, you should take a look here to get started:
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:
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.
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.
Important note for Content Creators and SL Marketplace Merchants about Maturity Level and the Word “PE” in your Description!
If you use the Word “PE” in the field of description or in the field of keywords on your Listing then it might happen that your Item will be flagged as “adult” Maturity Level. It happened to my latest Product Stage Lightning Truss Creator Kit on the Marketplace and I really was confufed as this Item is defenetly not an adult Product. So I had a hard time to find out whats wrong which took an half our. Later I just changed the Words “PE” to “Prims” and the Item is now flagged “General” as intended.
As PE is the Shortcut for the Objects Server Weight, Streaming weight and Physics weight I really dont understand why the Item will be flagged as “adult” if the description and keywords section contains the Word “PE”.
However for those who used the Word in the Description I though I better send out this Info so that you can proof if all your Items are flagged well. I mean imagine that… if the Product contains differend Parts which all have a differend PE, then some of us may want to write the differend values down in the Description. But looks like this is not possible, so that you know.
EDIT: I just found out that PE (Prim Equivalent) is today called LI (Land Impact) anyway. So I should try the Word LI instead of PE. :D Right.. tested it now. “LI” is ok as a Word.
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…
This is a new modern Room Divider in Asian Fan Style.
Just 4 Prims but with complexly nice shape.
8 Meter Wide
4 Meter High
0.1 Meter Thick
Baked Textures with Ambient occlusion (AO) and shininess.
Good for Home, Garden, Clubs, Outdoor and there is many purpose for this Product.
You can find it in my Second Life Marketplace Store
This is a fresh Product out of my latest Mesh Project I´ve been working on.
I wrote a Blogpost about the Project.
Mesh Architecture which could have differend purpose on your Land or Estate. Comes in two differend styles (Blue and Grey Glas)
Footprint: 48m x 53m (12m high)
Use it as Club Architecture, Mall, Information Hall, Venue, Town Hall, Casino, Greenhouse or for other purpose.
Freshly out of my Cinema 4d Mesh Project I talked about in my latest Blogpost.
Finished this little and crazy Tipjar which will shoot with Particles after each tip (unless you did activate it in the Config Notecard). The Tipjar has much more features.. just read on :)
Or go direclty to the Marketplace Listing: Crazy Green Emitter Tipjar
THIS IS THE INSTRUCTION FOR THE TIP JAR
Feature List Summarized:
- Easy Setup with Configuration Notecard
- Every Settings are well descriped
- You as owner can choose if you want a Commission in % each Tip
- Choose if Tipjar-User will be logged out or can stay logged in if out of Range or not online anymore (You can define it in Meters)
- Choose if Peoples who want to login need to be in your Group or not
- Define the whole Hovertext and every Message the Tipjar can send
- Define the Color of the Hovertext
- Choose if the Tipjar should shoot Particles after each Tip or not
- Choose if the Particles should smash on Donator or the Tipjar User if Particle Mode active
- Define the Lifetime of these Particles if Particle Mode active
- Define the four L$ Payfields
How to use and change the Settings of the Product:
1. Rez the Tipjar.
2. Wait until the Initialization of the Tipjar is finished.
It´s done when you see “All configurations loaded. Tipjar ready!” in your Chat.
3. First let´s customize your Tipjar now. Right click the Tipjar and click “edit”.
4. Go to the content tab.
5. There you will find the tipjarscript and the tipjarconfig
6. Make a copy of the “tipjarconfig” notecard and take it to your Inventory, just so that you have a Backup
7. Read carefully the configuration notecard. There you will find deeper Instructions and all about what you can change and how you do it.
8. After changing the configuration be sure that you click “save”!
9. Wait again until the Tipjar is initialized.
It´s done when you see “All configurations loaded. Tipjar ready!” in your Chat.
The Tipjar will restart and initialize your tipjarconfig always if you changed and saved the config.
But after that, the Tipjar is ready to use.
When you made some Settings in the “tipjarconfig” File… and if you are happy with all Settings..
Just duplicate your Tipjar if you need more then one in your Club or Location. As you made already Settings,
the Duplicates will now have the same Settings.
You can also save your tipjarconfig in your Inventory after finishing your Settings. That is the way you can put
it back to a new rezzed Tipjar in case you did deleted every Tipjar from your Land. Good because you dont have
to make these Settings again. But be sure that you only have one tipjarconfig in your Object.
Q: The Tipjar is asking for Permission Debit. What the heck is going on? Can I trust you?
A: Yes, in fact you can trust me. Permission Debit is always needed in Second Life when a Script
want to take money from agent’s account. In the Case of Tipjar´s it is usualy so that your
Staff is logging into the Tipjar but you are the Owner of the Tipjar. If now someone (A Donator)
pays your Staff, the Money first goes through your Avatar and then to the Person who is logged
in to your Tipjar. So basicly the Script just ask you to get permission for this Function and to forward it
to your Staff or anyone who logged into your Tipjar. Anyway be careful in Second Life. Only give permission
if you trust the Creator of the Script you got.
FAQ will be extended in case many Customers ask similar or same Questions about one Topic
Today I just finished my new 10 meter high mesh spiral staircase for Second Life.
I offer two Versions:
This Kit of Spiralstaircases comes already with some very
great colorized and texturized version.That means it includes
already 6 Staircases in a very great design.
I did add 1 very basic
white version. It has the word “DEFAULT” in its name.
You can modify all of the 7 Staircases but you can use the
white default staircase as it has everytexture settings on
default (glow,shininess,brightness and so).for better starting from scratch.
Every Staircase is 10 Meter high and it has rezzed 18 orim equivs (That means 18 prims).
It is not sculped. It is a mesh product and therefor in high quality.
I hope this product will be usefull for you. I also hope you like this product.
I am always open for positiv and negativ critism and ratings as long as it is fair.
You can contact me whenever you have any questions.
THIS PRODUCT IS MADE IN A 3D APPLICATION, WHICH MEANS IT IS
A MESH PRODUCT. YOU WILL NEED A MESH BASED VIEWER TO SEE THESE OBJECTS. (Soon when there are only Meshbased Viewers and when LL did shut down Version 1 based Vievers, this notice here will be outdated and everyone can see Meshbased Products).
I have some special Promo Offers running on SL Marketplace. You can check them out here if you like:
These girls sneakers are pink on white. You can resize them via script if you need to.
But they should fit already for girls as I did wear and adjust them. If not.. resize them. It is easy via script.
For those who still need shoes for the summer.. grab them here:
Yes there is a cool way to always automatically tweet the Information to Twitter, when you uploaded any new Product to SL Maketplace.
You need to know how you can automatically tweet RSS-Feed entrys to Twitter. If you dont know.. read this Guide first: How to automatically post your RSS Feed to Twitter.
Lets get started!
1. You should first log in to SL Marketplace.
2. Click on “My Marketplace” and then on “My Store”.
3. Now look at the URL in your Web-Browser.
The URL of my SL Marketplace Store for example, looks so: https://marketplace.secondlife.com/stores/37414
As you can see… there is a number in my and your URL.. my Storenumber is 37414. Look at your Store-URL and write your Store-Number (Store-ID) down.
4. Every Store on SL Marketplace has an own Feed but most peoples do not know it! Here you can see how the URL of my Store RSS-Feed looks like:
You can see again that there is my Store-ID 37414. Just take this Feed URL above but change my Store-ID to the Number of your Store-ID.
5. Now you know your SL Marketplace Store Feed.
6. Now apply it like in this Guide mentioned: How to automatically post your RSS Feed to Twitter. Then you should be able to let TwitterFeed automatically post on your Twitter Account, everytime when you upload new Products to your SL Marketplace Store. All your friends and fans will be informed everytime when you have new Products in your Store.
This is a good way to get known too as there are lots of Second Life Users on Twitter. Yes it is possible that you boost your sales on this way too.
Additional hint: Setup Twittertags like “#SL“, “#SecondLife” or “#SLM” as Prefix or Suffix when you create your SL Marketplace Store Feed on TwitterFeed! This is a cool way, so that each of your Updates get found by Second Life Users on Twitter!
This is a Grungy and Rusty Hangar.. or call it Aircraft Shelter.. yea maybe a Bunker?
This Product is perfect for airports but of course also for music Clubs in Second Life which need a grungy underground enviroment. For example rock or electronic music clubs? ;)
Here are the metrics so that you can be sure if the object fits to your land:
29,8m wide x 32,8m long x 15m high
The whole structure has just 35 Prims.
So if you think it is cool.. just grab it here: Grungy & Rusty Hangar on SL Marketplace
Are you DJ in Second Life? Here is a stylish Notebook for you!
This is a DJ and Producer Notebook (Laptop) for your Club. You can place this one on your DJ desk. A DJ booth needs a DJ notebook. With this notebook you get a Ableton Live Producer Screenshots, Vista, XP, Google, Bios and much more. So your club is looking more professional with this object.
This notebook comes with a picture and screen swap function. Yes you can change the pictures on the flat screen.
And there is one more special… you can put you own pictures in the notebook by drag them into the content and then you can use them directly on the display!
Yes then you can change and swap the screen to show friends your great screenshots or whatever pictures you have. Or just use the screens which are already in the content.
Its really easy to do.
- 3 Prims
- Realistic Object
- Ableton Live Screenshot
- Object Rules: Mod/Copy
So grab this one if you like!
For all peoples who want to know how the Listing Enhancement works for other peoples, here is an example of 3 differend Listing Enhancement on SL Marketplace with 3 differend Club Products in February (30 days Listing).:
Tip Jar: Demo: Feature this item on the L$0 cart checkout ads page (L$899 every 30 days)
Impressions last day/week/month: 211 / 2579 / 11179
Click Throughs last day/week/month: 0 / 0 / 15
Tip Jar Fullversion: Feature this item on the checkout receipt page (L$2,399 every 30 days)
Impressions last day/week/month: 702 / 8308 / 34689
Click Throughs last day/week/month: 0 / 0 / 11
DJ Booth: Feature this item on the home page (L$2,899 every 30 days)
Impressions last day/week/month: 206 / 2374 / 6702
Click Throughs last day/week/month: 2 / 8 / 29
As you can see I´ve got an overall click Through of 55 for three Products listed a whole Month and paid for it 6197 L$. I did not sell much more then without these Listing Enhancements. So if you ask me… Dont waste your money for it. At least if you selling Club Gear like me. I do not really know how these Enhancements work if you sell clothes.. I guess it is better then because of a bigger target group. SO I discourage you to use these Enhancement unless you sell mainstream stuff like clothes.
Ok today I did finish my little Goldpot Tip Jar for Second Life Clubs and other Business in SL. I did set the starting price to 250L$ and I´m still not sure if this is ok. Great is that this Tip Jar has a Config Notecard where you can change some settings, which I will descripe under the next picture. However, here are the Details about the Tip Jar:
Prims = 5
Permissions = copy, modify
Here is what you can change in the config notecard:
- Text of the Tipjar
- Text for the messages
You can change many settings on the notecard. Its easy
Greetings… Darcy Designs :)
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.
Today I did browse the SL Marketplace Featured Items and found something really funny.
For you males there is a Skin which is inspired by the Dr.House MD TV show.
I really had to laugh coz I found it funny and I am sure I would buy this skin if I would be male. :)
You can find this Skin here on the Marketplace:
The seller is Naj Potez with the Store NAJ shop
I did read in the product description that you wil get:
- The Skin
- The Shape
- And for sure his animated walking stick :D
You´ll get it for 890L$ on the SL Marketplace.
I thought this funny and cool product is a blogpost worse.
I did create a Banner for my SL Marketplace Store now. Im not sure if I am right happy.. But for now it should be ok. I still can create another one.
So here is my top sold SL Marketplace Produkt for November 2010: