Second Life Week 32

PaleoQuest – Second Life’s Dinosaur Adventure

See: Brave Dinosaurs & Win Prizes in PaleoQuest!

VMM Surprise…

Well… if you read this blog or any of several others, even if you read only the Linden Blog, the arrival of VMM and the Merchant Outbox ceasing to work is no surprise. But, the forum is full of people that are shocked and outraged that the Lab would make such a change without telling them. And there is a flock of mental midgets that can’t imagine why the change was made…

Send such people this link: Linden Lab Official:Viewer-Managed Marketplace FAQ. Continue reading

Viewer Managed Marketplace Transition

At the Second Life™ Third Party Developer’s (TPD) meeting (7/31) Brooke Linden spoke. So, we know as of Friday, all merchants have been migrated to VMM. Only minor problems were encountered. They are working on fixing those. Brooke and Skylar are working with a few merchants that have run into issues from the migration.

Reign of a new World

Reign of a new World

The plan moving forward is to shut down MagicBoxes August 17th. On that date MagicBoxes will STOP working. The XStreet market, the current marketplace, will come down on August 27th and they will run solely on VMM.  Continue reading

SL’s Viewer Managed Marketplace

Or shortened to VMM… The RC Viewer: VMM Viewer version has been out for a few days and may make it to being the main viewer this week. On the 23rd the Lab will begin moving the marketplace to the new system. But, how will you know how to work with Second Life’s™ new marketplace?

Diva Lingerie - Raine by Posh Pixels

Diva Lingerie – Raine by Posh Pixels

Canary Beck is pointing out a new tutorial on the marketplace. Auryn Beorn is writing a series of guides and Canary is helping with the marketing side of the guides.

While this first guide is oriented toward opening a new store, there is a lot of information that will help exiting store owners.

Second Life VMM Transfer Limits

The Viewer Managed Marketplace (VMM) is coming to Second Life™. Soon. The Lab will transfer products to the new system with some limits. Kate McLaglen put in a  support case to find out the limits. Dakota Linden replied with a message. Kate posted the response. It came up in my reader, but I cannot access the page in the SL Forum. Go figure.

June 1, 2015, 7:31 a.m.
Dakota Linden

Hello Kate McLaglen,
Thank you for your comments regarding the notification about the automatic migration of your products from the current systems to the new Viewer Managed Marketplace system.

The automatic migration process has a cap of 5000 items. If you have more than 5000 items, this number must be reduced before the auto migration process can occur for your store.

Any products that have not had a sale in over 1 year are archived. If you do not wish to have your products auto migrated, I will be happy to notify the Marketplace Team of your decision.

Your products will then need to be manually migrated to the new system before the Magic Boxes and Direct Delivery are discontinued as all products under the old system will automatically be unlisted from the Marketplace website.

Please confirm that you do not wish to have your store auto migrated and that you will manually migrate your products.

Once I have received your confirmation, I will notify the Marketplace Team of your decision.

Kind Regards,

Dakota Linden

Linden Lab
SL Marketplace Customer Support

There is a thread in the forum where discussion about the VMM has been/is ongoing. There are several comments from the Commerce Team in the thread. So, the Lindens are watching the thread.

It may not have occurred to you, but a number of products in the marketplace are those of people that have left Second Life. I wonder if the Lindens will archive the items of those that have not logged in for a year? Probably not. If it is selling, they are likely to leave  it or at least I think Dakota’s comment suggests that.

Second Life Viewer Managed Marketplace Update

At this weeks Third Party Developers’ (TPD) UG meeting Brooke Linden provided an update on Viewer Managed Marketplace (VMM).

gentle bride

gentle bride by mmm lisichka, on Flickr

The VMM beta has launched on the main grid. They are limiting access to the beta for now. Also, VMM is currently only in English. In a couple of weeks the localization (multi-language support) will be in place. You can get more information about VMM in the wiki’s VMM FAQ. Additional information is in the Knowledge Base: VMM. And there is technical information on the VMM API here.  Continue reading