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  1. Creatures and vamps,
    Witches and ghosts
    It's time to meet your chilling hosts.

    Ghouls and boils,
    One and all,
    Come a-haunting with us on our Creepy Crawl ...

    The Creepy Crawl inworld starts THIS Wednesday, October 31st at 10 am SLT, and you don't want to be left out in the dark! The full schedule is available below, and in the Destination Guide

     

    TIME (SLT) LOCATION
    10-10:30 a.m. Tagus
    10:30-11 a.m. Bay City Fairgrounds
    11-11:30 a.m. Vampyr Empire
    11:30 a.m.-Noon All Hallows at Moochie
    Noon-12:30 p.m.  Spookzilla Hunt
    12:30-1 p.m. Octoberville
    1-1:30 p.m. At the Edge of Darkness
    1:30-2 p.m. Bad Katz Halloween

     

    It's going to be a wicked good time! Let's creep it real and make some fun memories!

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    Image is from Wicca Merlin

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    In honor of National Cat Day, Today's Second Life pic of the day is "Danger Kitty" by Roxi Firanelli.

    To submit your image for Second Life Pic of the Day consideration, login to Second Life, snap some pics and add them to the Official Second Life Flickr Group.

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  3. We're adding wishlists, favorite sellers (with a feed of recent items) and a few bug fixes.

    Features!

    Wishlists!!!

    • Items can be added to the wishlist (if the item is not free) via the product page, and deleted via the delete button on the wishlist page

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    • Items can also be bulk added from your favorites list
    • Wishlist can be found by viewing https://marketplace.secondlife.com/wishlist while logged in, or via the favorites links in accounts,
    • Wishlists operate like favorites, except that you can find someone else's wishlist at /wishlists/firstname.lastname (there's a link on your own wishlist)
    • There are also share buttons on wishlists.

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    Follow merchants!

    • Stores can be favorited on the main store page, and stores can be removed via the delete button on the list.

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    • Favorite stores can be found by viewing /favorite_stores while logged in, or via the favorites links in accounts. Shows your favorite stores, including up to four of their most recent products.

    Fixes:

    • Avatar Brands were not visible when editing, and would then get reset as a result.  That’s frustrating and we’re sorry.
    • The related-item pickers (demo, related items) will no longer show archived products - but will show unlisted.
    • We know you think your product is awesome.  That’s why you’re selling it! However, Merchants can no longer review their own listings.
    • When you change display options on your Manage Listings page, you will go to the first page of your listings.
    • Whatever you chose to search by is what we’ll show you.  We were accidentally overriding that with your sort from the previous session. Oops!
    • Redelivering: when redelivering gifts, we would send a confusing email claiming to have sent the item to the gifter, even though we actually had sent it to the giftee.
    • Listing limits: we were counting archived listings against your limit of 20000, but not anymore.  
    • We had recently replaced “Prim count” filtering with “Land Impact” filtering and then stopped finding all the expected results.  We’ve located them and will return them to you once again.
    • Category names were messed up on some products. A re-index has "unmessed" this.
  4. Hello Land Owners!

    Wow - it's been kind of quiet over here in the land bog, but we have some news to share! Read all about it in the Featured News section of the blog by clicking this link. The quick version is that the Second Life product team has added the ability for private Estate Owners to do Region restarts via the web - and introduced a new 'Safe Mode; that will help disable scripts, physics and collisions in order to make it easier to get in and remove issue causing items. 

    Read the full blog in featured news - it's worth it!

     

  5.  

    Hello everyone,

    The software which we use for keeping track of the bugs found in Second Life is long overdue for an upgrade.  If you've never interacted with the system before, you don't need to start now; however if you are one of the dedicated Residents who spends time helping us improve Second Life via https://jira.secondlife.com then this message is for you.

    We are planning the upgrade on Wednesday, August 29, 2018, starting at 8:30 pm PDT.  We're allowing a 6-hour window to give us time to chase down any problems, though hopefully we will be done much more quickly.

    If you are interested in what this upgrade actually means, the good news is that most of the changes should be improvements behind the scenes, or cosmetic upgrades.  The look and feel of the user interface will be changing, which isn't surprising since we are going from Jira version 5 to version 7. Importantly for some of you, the new login system actually updates the email address that jira uses for you, every time you log in, instead of only the very first time as the current system does.

    The very first change you will likely see is a new login page:

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    If you want to see more about the upgrade, there are a few links on the Atlassian (maker of Jira) website: here and here.

    Mention this blog to me inworld and get a free Linden Bear!

    Ekim Linden

  6. Hey everyone,

     

    It’s recently come to our attention that there has been an increase in the use of third party tools that gives account credentials and control over a Resident’s account to another Resident. This and similar products can change an account password and/or details, such as email address, which could prevent an owner from accessing an account, or even from being able to recover the account.

     

    We want to remind everyone that giving another Resident access to your account or account information, by any means and for any reason, is both dangerous and not permitted by the Terms of Service. An account is intended to be used solely by its creator, and keeping your account details secret and secure helps you keep it that way.

     

    We’d like to provide you with some quick tips on how to keep your account secure:

     

    Choose a secure password with upper- and lowercase letters, numbers, spaces, and symbols, and avoid common dictionary words or phrases. For instance, “password” is not a good password, but “wh4tAr g@t4P55!” is much better (though you shouldn’t use that last one either, now that all of Second Life just read it, too).

     

    Choose a secret security question answer. To keep your information extra secure, choose an answer that you will remember, but that no one else could possibly guess. For example, answering “What is your favorite vacation spot?” with “Potsdam, Pennsylvania” isn’t secure if you have that listed as an interest on your social media accounts. Answering “The Wide Wide World of Sports” might be much more secure!

     

    Keep your password and the answer to your security question secret from everyone, regardless of their relationship to you. Only you should know this information; not your significant other, family member, casual acquaintance, person with an honest look in their eye, or anyone else.

     

    Keep your password unique and special to Second Life. Reusing the same password across different platforms or websites makes your account vulnerable if one of those sites suffer a data breach.

     

    No Linden will ever ask for your password. Likewise, there is never a reason for you to enter your password to unlock an item, receive a discount, or anything else.

     

    Use only the official Second Life Viewer, or a Third Party Viewer from the Third Party Viewer Directory. If the viewer does not allow you to log directly into your account for any reason, the viewer is NOT secure.

     

    You can read more about keeping your information secure on the wiki at Linden Lab Official: Password Protection

     

    If you have any problems accessing your account—especially if you believe that your password or security information may be known to anyone other than you—please contact the support team by opening a support case.

     

    Thanks for keeping your account secure!

    -Governance Linden

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