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Posted: Apr 14th 2009 1:43PM (Unverified) said

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God Bless the Old Man

Posted: Apr 14th 2009 2:14PM (Unverified) said

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So you're saying that he should bless himself.

Posted: Apr 15th 2009 1:14PM (Unverified) said

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While I personally agree, I would imagine Loki is referring to Zeus. :-)
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Posted: Apr 16th 2009 11:19PM (Unverified) said

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Great read. What are the near term business and education opportunities for those who want to create and design virtual experiences on the next level in Second Life. Two or Three 'landmarks' would be helpful.

I have been getting more involved with the 'Spime Design Workshops' in SL; however, I believe there is more to build upon.

I'm glad there are people like Mr. Rosedale on this planet. : )

Dennis Mancini
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Brand Strategy Identity & Communications
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Posted: Apr 17th 2009 6:10PM (Unverified) said

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This is all good and well wanting to expand SL to include education and businesses, but these views are one-sided to say the least. It would be nice and also fair to have an article from the user side on how residents are treated and forced into situations that they didn't ask for such as Ursula...the new adult world.
The plan is to herd us all like sheep into Ursula with no rights whatsoever to get a land swap similar to what we have paid good money to own.
We are the ones who made SL what it is today. We are the ones who helped them earn $350 million this year...without us *adult* people SL would have folded up a long time ago!
and if you could get in the blog you would see what's happening...many are planning on leaving...same here...they get $2300+ usd from me a year so I can do what I do...but not anymore...they are so close to a class action lawsuit it isn't funny...but I hope these businesses and education people read this..because after SL has their money they will get the same treatment as us residents are getting now!
Many are palnning on migrating to the Opensim project which is growing daily and soon will be a force to recon with....I believe with sl's poor judgement and poor customer service they have marked the beginning of the end for themselves

Posted: Apr 20th 2009 8:06PM (Unverified) said

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Congratulations on finally nailing Philip Rosedale down for an interview!

However, I would have really liked to see some harder questions--pick his brain as to their reasoning for some of the decisions made internally by LL. I'm sure you didn't want to scare him away though (plus, such questions might be better suited for the CEO).

Posted: Apr 21st 2009 12:40AM (Unverified) said

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We're hoping to score a bit of time with Mark Kingdon down the track. He's even busier than Philip.
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Posted: Apr 21st 2009 12:56AM (Unverified) said

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That will be nice to see, Tateru! Hope you can ask him some of those hard questions regarding their counterintuitive openspace pricing policies, etc. I'm still gritting my teeth over that!
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Posted: Apr 21st 2009 3:08AM (Unverified) said

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I'm not too hopeful about the openspaces thing. I've had queries in with the Lab for months about why the changes. So far, unresponded.
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Posted: Apr 21st 2009 3:17AM (Unverified) said

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That right there sounds like a good question for the execs! "Why the hell won't you return my calls?! " :-P
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Posted: Apr 21st 2009 4:39AM (Unverified) said

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Actually, for most of the last few years, the Lab wouldn't respond to anything we put to them, or responded months later with answers that were so tangential to the queries that nothing was gained.

Lately there seems to have been a turnaround in communications policy, which has been quite useful. The situation is still new and we're as yet unsure how far the Lab is willing to go in many areas and topics.
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Posted: Apr 21st 2009 4:51AM (Unverified) said

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I shall keep my fingers and toes crossed that this is a progressive trend, and not just an anomaly! I know I am not alone in the desire for increased transparency for residents. Considering how much money we pump into their coffers in sim tier alone, it seems a reasonable request.
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