So Far, Dhughan’s #SecondLifeMarketplace listing isn’t borked but needs update. #whatcouldpossiblygowrong

Unlike many Second Life merchants, neither Miss Lelani nor I have found problems with our Marketplace stores, listings, or images. However, both store pages need updates due to outdated SLurls and such, but the process of updating needs time, patience, and quiet.

Mine is here, Lelani’s is there, unless it’s a web-cache-thingy problem, we’re not seeing anything wrong (there have been some pretty dire failures suffered by other merchants).

Amused to see that her unscripted pet beds are apparently marked Mature Content by the Marketeplace, visible only once logged in, because apparently BED is synonymous with conjugal relations. How droll.

These commodities are in short supply owing to family gatherings various scheduled events (such as Miss Lelani’s choral yowling on several evenings and mornings this week). After a recent bad experience updating her single Magic Box, we will both proceed carefully with migrations, and especially with product edits.

It’s my opinion that our listings probably weren’t affected by the problems precisely BECAUSE we rarely updated listings or added new products… unlike more energetic or creative merchants. So while feeling compassion for fellow merchants and their woes, I should probably feel less guilt for not creating much lately.

The following technical analysis of the great Marketplace fiasco deserves to be printed out and distributed by hand to the desks of the Commerce Team Linden code monkeys, but of course that couldn’t be before Monday.

Link: Second Life Marketplace – Frooberts Further West Trading Co. by Dhughan Froobert

Dhughan Froobert is a Steampunk resident in Second Life who putters around with prims and takes pictures of same. He occasionally manifests as a small Victorian otter.


So Far, Dhughan’s #SecondLifeMarketplace listing isn’t borked but needs update. #whatcouldpossiblygowrong — 2 Comments

  1. Most of the problems I’ve heard about are from people jumping on the Direct Delivery bandwagon. So as long as you’re still using your Magic Box, you’re probably OK. I haven’t had any issues either. I won’t be updating to Direct Delivery until it’s (a) added to a decent third-party viewer, because I won’t use LL’s anymore, and (b) ANS is implemented, because I rely on that to notify my vendor system so transactions are properly recorded there.

  2. Actually, I’ll say I *did* have one problem recently, but it wasn’t a listing issue – it was an order held open as “not delivered” for a week, which means I didn’t get paid. I know my part of the order was delivered (the buyer contacted me about a special order, and I saw her wearing her purchase), so the problem was probably with one of the other merchants. LL support fixed it pretty quickly when I contacted them, though.

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