There’s a blog push on to get votes for [#MISC-208] More than 25 groups! – Second Life Issues (BETA) in the bug-tracking system “jira”. If you’ve never been there, for this you just need to follow the link, and you’ll be taken directly to this issue. At the bottom of the left column there is a place where it says that if you were logged in, you could vote for the issue, with a link. When you click that link, you will need to sign in with your avatar name and password. Then you will be brought back to the issue page, and you can vote for it.
3 Replies to “Pushing for more groups”
Herr Duke, what do you think is a reasonable number? I know I have seen some people say in commentary that three-digits-worth is absurd, but where to draw the line further down?
(Personally, I think 40 might serve well, but that is only unless/until I get there.)
Baron, thank you for commenting upon my JIRA plea.
Not knowing the technical details, I haven’t formed an opinion of what a reasonable increase in the number of groups might be. I would think that a modest increase would be sufficient for most reasonable purposes.
What I would be even more interested in seeing than a simple raising of the ceiling is a differentiation of the group function into “announcement only” groups, “conversation” groups, and “land-management” groups. Perhaps it would even be sufficient simply to create a single new category of announcement-only groups, with a fairly high number of groups allowed. Conversations and land management might be allowed to continue to coexist in the current groups.
It is somewhat amazing to me that a platform often touted by its creators as a social environment should have such inadequate communication options. Not only are there the limits in number, but other basic abilities are sorely curtailed. The current setup is supposed to include the ability to create and vote on proposals, but as I recently discovered after trying to run an election, this function has been broken for some time.
What I would be even more interested in seeing than a simple raising of the ceiling is a differentiation of the group function into “announcement only” groups, “conversation” groups, and “land-management” groups.
Now that’s a good idea. Has anyone opened a JIRA to this effect, or are you planning to nominate it as a new feature? I would, of course, vote for it.
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