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.
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.
Collected some L$ via my Marketplace Sales and didn´t do much with it apart from paying rental for my land or texture and mesh uploads, it looks like I saved a good bunch of Linden Dollars on my “Bank Avatar” and maybe I should pay out next days. I do it every now and then.
And there comes the question what I would do with the money. And I am nosy if you pay out and what you buy for the money. Do you share your experience?
In the past I bought a lot of stuff for my fish tank in real life. As I get Second Life money on the paypal account, the best way to spend it is shopping in the internet and you know there are lots of shops which support paypal. If I am true my payouts aren´t that massive but at least after some month it can become a good amount for smaller stuff. I purshased very cool plants for my fish tank, fertilizer for these plants, I made a 30$ bargain for a Co2 equipment (used) on ebay which cost new more then 150$. Yea the Co2 bargain was a real blast and payed with money which came from Second Life. I also bought food for my fish and some stuff for my cat. Last year I bought a game via gamersgate and I did pay a lot of World of Warcraft Gamecards with my Second Life money. Yea I think thats what I did with the money in the past 3 years. It wont make me rich.. thats what I learned. So monthly that money is not a big pot but if I save it a little bit, it can indeed help me out ever and anon :) That is funny.
So how do you handle this? Do you have SL income? Do you pay out? What do you buy for the money? Or do you spend it only inworld? Or is this all top secret for you? If so.. no problem :)
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:
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!
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 :)
So here is my top sold SL Marketplace Produkt for November 2010:
Price Cut from 900 L$ to 700 L$ until October:
Awesome PROMO Price Cut! “DJ Booth for Clubs” You can find it on the Second Life Marketplace!
1. WHAT YOU GET
- It is Modify and Copy Permission
- The stage for the artist
- Animation for the dj and producer included
- A desk (table for all the dj and producer hardware components)
- 2 animated triple sub woofer speaker (This means you get 3 loud speaker on the left site and 3 loud speaker on the right site. This is a total of 6 animated power subwoofer)
- 2 Turntables (with rotating vinyl records)
- 3 different mixer equilizier and synthesizer
- 1 drum mashines
- 1 midi keyboard (64 touch sensitiv keys)
- 2 Music Notebooks with 2 different Ableton Live Screens (Display)
This together is a very big and professional bunch of hightec instruments and furniture for your club, disco or home! This is a DJ Gear Set full of components. You will love it.
2. METRIC DETAILS AND PRODUCT RULES AND INFORMATIONS
Product length = X = 1.500
Product width = Y = 6.000
Product high = Z = round about 2.800
This is a very good size for a dj booth. And it is a good size for every music club and home.
You get a mod/copy version of this product collection. This means you can make several backups in your inventory.
But you shouldnt change the object size otherwise you could destroy the adjustment of the dj animation!
This collection all in all has 44 Prims.
This product has definitely some hightlights.
- Dj animation
- High quality textures
- Texture speaker animations
- Scriptet and rotating turntables
- Very modern design
4. USER MANUAL
After you buy, you will receive a Collection BOX.
You just need to rez and unpack it to your inventory. Now rez again.
Place it where you like now.
DJ´s just need to right click the whole object and choose “sit”. Now the DJ will be animated and the party can start.
I did add a Listing Enhancement for one of my Products on the Second Life Marketplace. I did add a “Landing Page Enhancement” to my DJ Booth for Clubs because this was one of my Topsellers on the good old Xstreet. So I thought this Object would sell on the new SL Marketplace every bit as it sold on Xstreet if I activate the Enhancement. I payed L$999 for 30 days and here are my Results after two Weeks activated Enhancement:
last day/week/month – 124 / 3388 / 4793
last day/week/month – 0 / 2 / 3
Thats pretty bad compared to the Click Throughs and Sales I had on Xstreet. I should rather say that the SL Marketplace Performance on this Product is crappy compared to the same Product on Xstreet.
What does that mean? Do peoples still use Xstreet more likely? Thats at least my impression because there is nothing to say about my Product. As I said… on Xstreet it was my Bestseller with activated Enhancements.
I wont activate any new Enhancement on SL Marketplace until Xstreet is closed as it seems to be that peoples stil shopping more likely on Xstreet. And I guess I´m not wrong here.
Let me see how it will be until Xstreet is closed. For now I can say that these Enhancements on the new Marketplace arent profitable for my Products. But they was in the past on Xstreet.
I hope the Time will heal.
I noticed that my SL Marketplace Store sales are still very bad compared to my Xstreet SL Store sales. Even if I am still not happy enought with the fact that we soon have to use the new Marketplace it will be better anyway for us. At the moment we merchants have our customers splitted on two platforms. When Xstreet will close all peoples go over to the new Marketplace and then we dont have to monitor both platforms anymore. Lets hope that these changes dont affect our sales negative. At the moment I dont notice much sales on the new one but because Xstreet is still available, that could be the reasons as many peoples maybe still buy there and not on the new Marketplace.
Today I did build a new Product for Second Life. This is a romantic Pavilion which can be placed in a Garden or on a Wedding. Maybe it could be a good spot to meet and talk with friends. Or just for any other Event. I uploaded it already to the Second Life Marketplace:
Hope you like it. Greetings :)
If you are merchant you know it was easy to get the value of xstreet sales you had in a exact time range.. How I said.. when you did use xstreet.
Under “My Marketplace” we just had to click “Today´s Sales” and then we´ve got a Sales History where we could find everything we want to know. Monthly earnings… weekly earnings.. maybe a whole year? Indeed all was possible so no more math needed. Just copy and paste the values to our Calculation Software (OpenOffice or Excel) and thats what was ok. Pretty simple but enough to monitor the income we have.
Now for sure I asked my self how it will be with the new Marketplace instead of Xstreet. Checked out the new Second Life Marketplace Beta to see if I can find anything. Under “Merchant home” I found a Link called “Reports” and “Product Sales” on the left side. Clicked it and was shocked how simple this report is. Didnt see much more then a list which tells me how much visits and sales differend of my objects had. Ok so far.. but.. I did see more numbers on the buttom which I could use to browse all my objects… yea to get all the info about my other product visits and sales. And here is my problem. Should I now browse all pages and then do the math by my own to get the amount I´ve sold? And how about time range? I couldnt see the complete addition of all sales.. I also couldnt find anything which let me define a time range. This cant be true and I hope it is because it is still in a beta.
This is not complexy and there must be more.. I hope there will be more. Im not happy with a simple list of my product sales. I need to define the time of sales.. I need to have the possibility to setup more then this. And I defenetly wont browse 10 Pages of over 100 Items and do the math by my own.
This cant be all. And please lets all hope we get more then this after the beta.
Usually I am one of these persons who dislike everything that is affected by changes. Or in short: I hate changes.
In almost the same manner it was pretty sure why I did freak out when heard that Xstreet SL will be transformed to something which is called Second Life Marketplace. Yea New Second Life Marketplace.
Indeed I was one person of many who worried about that. I thought why there is need for so much changes?
Today I updated some of my core products on the new marketplace. And after editing 3 products I started to acclimatize with the new way how to manage products there and so.
I must say that I now start to like the new design.. Yes me! The evil hater of all changes.. I like it now!?
Yea the way how I can edit all the products is pretty good. Guess its just a matter of habituation.
I like that you can link one product to another. Or link to a demo. This is good I thought and I use it now.
What makes me sad is the fact that they did remove this “Peoples who bought this product, bought these products too…” Feature. Im not sure but this was another good way to get some visitors.. yea visitors other creators as well.
But at least I am overall much more happy with it then in the past. Had already some sales but not much. Main sales still come from Xstreet SL. But when they close it down.. I hope those sales will be on the new Market too.
Just my “changed” thoughts on that.
Germany Fans in Second Life.. get your german fan bundle and show your love for your team in Second Life too!
Just 30L$ on xstreet:
German Soccer Fan Bundle with Hat and Flags. We stay to our Soccer Club!
For the germans..
Leute.. Wir machen randale.. Wir feiern! Wir hoffen! Mit vollem Herzen! Für unser Team! Auch in Second Life!
Best Tipjars you can get in Second Life
If we talk about the best Tipjars in Second Life, there is only one Name… Alicia Stella!
I offer some of her Tipjars in my Mall because I am affiliate of Alicia Stella Design and you really should check that out:
New Tipjar for your Second Life Club
Today I just finished my new TipJar Club Product. It is a heart on a wound stand and this is why i call it “Heart&Love Tip Jar”. I think this looks great and could actually match to a Second Life erotism Club.
However I think it is great for every club or business and I hope that peoples will like this kind of tipjar. But I think this one is really sweet!
So this could be a tipjar for you and your team with a easy configuration notecard. Let peoples donate you and your team!
I would like to tell you some details here:
Here is what you can change in the config notecard:
- ownerpercentage (How much should you take of each tip that your staff recive?)
- maxrangesensor (The distance until the tipjar will logout your staff)
- Text of the Tipjar (You can define the tipjar hover text)
- Text for the messages (You also can define those tipjar messages
- Textcolor (self-explanatory I guess)
How you can see.. You can change many settings on the notecard. Its easy!
Prims = 3
Permissions = copy
So buy this one and let you or your team collect donations and tips. :)
Here you can get it on xstreet:
Today i wanna introduce you in a skybox product which you could use as club but also as home or what you like.
- 30 meter x 30 meter (great for a 1024sqm parcel/land)
- only 47 prims
- awesome and modern design
- good for sky clubs
If you want to see the product just tell me.. i also could show you the product inworld!
If you own a business in Second Life.. for example a club its great if you have the possibility to announce messages for your guests.
Tell them about your project. Tell them any news or what ever.
So I did need such an object for my Mall an then I decided to create an object which can handle those functions.
So this is why I would like to tell you something about this products. It is usefull.
Random chat announcer with configuration notecard for your Second Life Business or Project.
This product is a random chat announcer.
It can randomly say, whisper or shout custom text message in the chat.
You can configure the time value, the chat mode and custom messages via configuration card.
This sounds easy and it is! You get a very easy to understand instruction card too.
- User Manual
- Easy product settings via Configuration Notecard
- Configuration of Chat Mode (whisper, say, shout)
- easy configuration of the chat announce timer (countdown)
- easy config up to 9 custom chat slogans
- only 1 prim
- copy/modify (you can chance size, texture or whatever)
- Initializing and Status Message after every configuration
IMPORTEND NOTES ABOUT BEHAVIOUR AND PRODUCT USAGE
This product isnt thought as spamdevice!
Please be sure that you only use decent values, otherwise peoples could think you are spamming very hard!
For example a value of random chat announcements every minute is very much. Think about decent values. Values like every 5 or 10 minutes or more should be ok. So then it isnt annoying for other peoples.
Most sim owners dont like the shout chat mode. If so, be sure that you use whisper or say mode.
Please also be careful about your neighboors. If you use the shout mode, they will see your random chat too. It is better if you use whisper or say in your configcard!
Default value is Whisper but you can change that.
So if you would like to own this products too..
You can get it here on SL Marketplace: