January 2010 Linden Updates

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January 2010
So long, Bri Linden, Joppa Linden, Fiona Linden, LindenU Linden, Ryan Linden, Steve Linden.
January 2010
Welcome, Ali Linden, Teddy Linden, Drub Linden, Fredrik Linden, Pup Linden, Eli Linden, Nelly Linden, Thor Linden, Bewest Linden, Dragon Linden, Justin Linden, Wallace Linden, Byron Linden, Inoshiro Linden, AG Linden, Baron Linden, Rhett Linden, Ghengis Linden, Aimee Linden, Epic Linden, Xandix Linden.

December 2009 Linden Updates

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December 2009
Welcome, Kazu Linden, Reuben Linden, LJ Linden, Sea Linden, Rudas Linden, Webb Linden.
December 2009
So long, Kimi Linden, Norie Linden, Toma Linden, Malek Linden, Javier Linden, Lo Linden, Kotler Linden, Mel Linden, Stella Linden, Sean Linden, Nirada Linden, Dusty Linden, JR Linden, Iris Linden, Bea Linden, Malbers Linden, Phoenix Linden, Nancy Linden.

November 2009 Linden Updates

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November 2009
So long, Rob Linden, Chittick Linden, Norm Linden, Trees Linden, Masido Linden, Ray04 Linden, Allen Linden.
November 2009
Welcome, Bacon Linden, Tatem Linden, Removals2 Linden, Timothee Linden, Brodesky Linden, Silver Linden, Gez Linden, Tony Linden, Anukul Linden, Edelman Linden, Removals3 Linden, Bea Linden, Rakesh Linden, Squid Linden, Falcon Linden, Ladan Linden, Tia Linden, Jinsai Linden, Candidate Linden, Coyot Linden, Removals4 Linden, Listings Linden, BK Linden, Squire Linden, Driscoll Linden, Jerm Linden, Tiggs Linden, LindenU Linden, Carmilla Linden, Cru Linden, Marcet Linden.

October 2009 Linden Updates

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October 2009
So long, Ashley Linden, Bob Linden, Eva Linden.
October 2009
Welcome, Gino Linden, Zaza Linden, Novella Linden, Limey Linden, Nancy Linden, Luna Linden, Chuck Linden, Wen Linden, Fiona Linden, Lex Linden, Cassandra Linden.

Coming soon … Lindens with numbers in their first names! It’s not just for newbs anymore!

September 2009 Linden Updates

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September 2009
So long, Einstein Linden, Clare Linden, Austin Linden, Christa Linden, Barbara Linden, Novack Linden, Buckberg Linden, Paris Linden, Leroy Linden, Dally Linden, Charrell Linden.
September 2009
Welcome, Delby Linden, Itiaes Linden, Scrubber Linden, Breezer Linden, Rountree Linden, Campbell Linden, Mel Linden, Nirada Linden, Masido Linden, Pixie Linden, Khederian Linden, Lo Linden, Malek Linden, Servus Linden, Anna Linden, Vogt Linden, Rue Linden, Torres Linden, Karel Linden.

August 2009 Linden Updates

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August 2009
Welcome, Gus Linden, Leroy Linden, Trees Linden, JR Linden, Eva Linden, Jason Linden, Peggy Linden, Frankie Linden, Arch Linden, Cyric Linden, Kimi Linden, Bernard Linden, Barbara Linden, Toma Linden, Crimp Linden, Fisher Linden, Gisele Linden, Pal Linden, Norie Linden, Jules Linden.
August 2009
So long, Scouse Linden, Stephany Linden, Darv Linden, Kip Linden, Cyric Linden.

July 2009 Linden Updates

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July 2009
So long, Bert Linden, Murphy Linden, Danica Linden, Emerson Linden.
July 2009
Welcome, Esther Linden, Chittick Linden, Javier Linden, Gecko Linden, Madison Linden, Mae Linden, Donation Linden, Steffan Linden, Ducot Linden, Perry Linden, Novack Linden, Dough Linden, Dana Linden, Porter Linden.

SLNameWatch Disabled for 3 Days

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I have temporarily disabled SLNameWatch or 3 days. A countdown timer on the home page indicates the latest point at which I will re-enable the site.

I have done this out of protest. The Linden Lab software responsible for tracking friend referrals stopped working one year ago, today. As far as I know, Linden Lab has not publicly addressed the issue.

About the only acknowledgement that there even is a problem is that WEB-841 was assigned to WorkingOnIt Linden about six months ago. There are no comments from Linden Lab representatives.

This site isn’t very expensive. It runs on a shared web host. The data collection bot continuously requires a small amount of processor and network resources on my home network, which I don’t mind lending. However, the Google Ads alone are not quite enough to cover the expenses. I’m slightly in the hole, here, going by cash alone. Before the refer-a-friend system stopped working a year ago, I received dozens of calling cards per week (You can see a blurred out picture of a volume of calling cards in my inventory, here) Occasionally, these accounts would upgrade to premium. The bonuses associated with the upgrade went a long way to offset costs and were a great motivation for me to invest more into the site.

Then, it stopped. LL launched a new registration portal, and my best guess is that the developers neglected to include the referal id handler. This affects referral urls, slurls with referral ids, and postcards.

I’m not asking for a freebie, here. I assume I am still driving a modest number of new registrations to Second Life. Without the stream of calling cards I have no way to know exactly how many. Over the last year my traffic has grown, so I feel it is safe to assume that traffic I driving to Second Life has stayed steady or grown. According to secondlife.com, Linden Lab offers L$2000 (about 7.50USD) for each new account that is upgraded to premium. Linden Lab is not making good on the offer, simple as that.
I have written a few words about this on the disabled website, and on SL’s pJIRA issue WEB-841, which I created over 9 months ago.

I understand, mistakes happen. New features introduce new bugs. Some business decisions that make good sense at one point in time outlive their usefulness. I get it. But, what is promised on the Second Life official web site for the last year does not match reality, to put it in the most generous terms possible. It is way past time to confront reality.

I will re-enable the site early if Linden Lab

  • Acknowledges the problem, offers an explanation, and articulates a plan to repair it, which includes at least addressing the issue of the payment backlog, and/or
  • Removes the false offer of 2000L from the official website, accompanied by a public announcement of the end of the program. Again, the announcement must at least address the issue of the payment backlog.

I don’t pretend that this will have a strong impact on Second Life’s thousands of new registrations per day, but maybe this will raise awareness of something that is clearly unfair.

See you in 2 days 8 hours, ….
-Big Adz ))

June 2009 Linden Updates

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June 2009
Welcome, Paris Linden, Doten Linden, JessieAnn Linden, Lis Linden, Ray04 Linden, Marcus Linden, Lynx Linden, Rick Linden, Taka Linden, Murphy Linden, Norm Linden, Charrell Linden, Kurt Linden, Jillian Linden, Ashley Linden, Huseby Linden, Kotler Linden, Groundskeeper Linden, Theeba Linden, Karina Linden, Darv Linden.
June 2009
So long, Ian Linden, Yang Linden, Everett Linden, Hari Linden, Prospero Linden, Cheah Linden, Zara Linden.

May 2009 Linden Updates

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May 2009
Welcome, Juan Linden, Chan Linden, MoleMart Linden, Terrence Linden, Carl Linden, Robert Linden, Nathan Linden.
May 2009
So long, SimonAO Linden, Gordon Linden, Lindquist Linden, Ginsu Linden.
-Big Adz

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