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Posted: Jan 26th 2010 2:07PM (Unverified) said

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Instead, perhaps it is time for Linden Lab to eliminate the events listings and profiles altogether. Allow users to specify a profile URL, a preferred event URL, a shopping URL... and leverage the power of the web instead of trying to reproduce that functionality using a kludgey viewer interface widgets.

I'd much rather just have my blog/site, Facebook, or SLProfiles page appear than my SL profile anyway, and I think most would agree given the extreme limitations of the SL profiles. The same applies to the limitations of the events listing.

Posted: Jan 27th 2010 12:47AM (Unverified) said

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I could not disagree more with FlipperPA on this one. Profiles are very useful as-is, and there's already a Web tab if you want to direct people elsewhere.

Event listings are useful as well, but I agree that there are several issues that ought to be addressed. The guidelines for posting do indeed need to be overhauled; as you say, there are institutions and clubs that have many legitimate events a day. The major distinction needs to be made between an actual time-bound *event* and advertising something with no particular time constraints.

They also need to upgrade the underlying infrastructure so that it's possible to post PG, Mature, or Adult events on Adult land, just as it's possible to post PG or Mature events on Mature land. (Currently you can post them ONLY as PG, which displays as PG on the Web and as Adult in the SL client.)

Finally, they ought to provide a way of easily reporting events that violate the [revised] guidelines, ideally with a "Report Spam" button under the event itself. (Currently there isn't even a category for it in "Report Abuse," and using THAT would be painfully tedious anyway.)

Posted: Jan 29th 2010 12:48PM (Unverified) said

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LL should make the rules actually usable for events, rather than the things that are in there to intentionally make things awkward for spammers.

For example, when I run an event it is 24 hours long to accomodate all time zones but I can not list it as a single event listing. Then to add insult to injury I can not put in all the listings the same day without alts and/or friends.

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