Monday, February 18, 2008

Sasy's Wish List

Ok this is kind of nutty, but I remember last year that someone made a wish list on the feed, of things they would like to see happen. This is not to cause a riot, or drama. These are just things I think sometimes, or experience in world through work and things I do.

Ok so I have absolutely no order to them at all, and I really don't know exactly what I plan on putting down lol , so hang on goes.

* I wish that Linden Labs would make sign up more intense!
-That they would better prepare people joining for Second Life, by showing them some tutorials or slideshows at the very begining...and so that they don't skip them...actualy make them answer some basic questions from them before proceeding....or even make HELP ISLAND Beta Grid, yeah now thats an idea, let New Residents get all the crazy out of their system but set up kind of workhops in Beta so that older residents can go and spend time there helping out.

*I wish that when people sent notecards they named them!
lol ok this is more a work related wish, but its astounding how many NEW notes I get, and that they dont include the persons full name blows my mind also, ok so properties right? wrong, what if they have recycled an old notecard from someone else-and yes I have gone to properties and found well known content creators names in creator field- lucky for chat at start up saying who sent it in history or I'd not have any chance of helping those people.

*I wish that NO Transfer items were sold in boxes!
-and yes skins too-I am scared as much as everyone that SL will eat things, and when an item is unpacked that is no copy, the box is unlimited unpacks -amazing how many dont know that-things that are incredibly sentimental such as gifts and high price items also, can be then stored in a seperate folder of just boxes, so that in the event you cant find something at least you can hope that you will have the box to unpack again...or better yet you can drag all those boxes to another box and bury it on your land- in ten different locations lol.

* I wish that dragging a folder to your body didnt take off everything else including attachments like huds!
This wish comes under three categories, work, blogging and being female lol. I have to change often in front of customers to show them items, and with sl being like it is at times the folder is there but the contents dont load etc...would be great to be able to drag the folder onto me and wear all but still keep what I have attached also.

* I wish we were better informed as to updates that really do effect our SLives such as the create NEW body parts one that seems to have bypassed many people.

When I was doing Another Fundraiser and also some other stuff, I had to pass on a few times the fact that you CAN create skins and shapes now that have YOUR name as creator, not the linden default one-yes this was passed on to me also a bit before that, but it amazed me how many didnt know as I myself had no real need to know lol.
Go into any folder and right click, click create new body part and then a drop down will give you all the parts we have, click one and Voila YOU are now the creator of that skin, eyes, shape etc.

* I wish that LL would give us back transaction history in world like we used to have!

There are too many people that don't even know what or where it is, and how useful it is. I encounter at least three times a week a person that I need to direct to there, and its very complicated especialy if a language barrier...but again that would be a great tutorial at sign up.

Which actualy brings me to a double wish lol again work related, but a big doozy of a wish.

*I wish that when an item doesnt deliver that the customer STOPS and doesnt try and buy it again, to have the same outcome! and if an item doesnt deliver they go straight to transaction history and copy paste the info to a notecard for records for both parties involved.

First off this is based on the fact that no one can afford to pay for something once and not get it, never mind twice, also as I am able to redeliver I can fix the first issue, but I cant refund money, so I have been lucky enough to have customers pick another item to same value and send that also, other wise they would have to wait and that is yucky :o(.
Aside from me though, the transaction history page is also good for seeing exactly what happened and sometimes when you think you have paid for something you actualy havent, so you save yourself stress etc.
Other reason is that not all vendors are in world every day, and some unfortunatly go walkabout for a long time, or worse have RL issues that keep them away and that can't be helped....SL only keeps your transaction info on both ends for 30days, so if you get the info-all of it- and save it to a notecard, you have records to show the creator on their return.
Oh also lol LL only shows up to 500 transactions for each day and once it hits 500 it starts chewing up the first ones- something like that anyway- so you haveing the info helps especialy the bigger stores find your info faster.

Ok that was a huge wish lol

* I wish -and this is greedy- that all clothing was made on all layers regardless of making sense or not lol .

We all have individual style, some people love wearing t-shirts under corsets with jackets over the top lol, some love OIL yes OIL says it again OIL lol and some wear tats, and other things that may be a bit more personal-yes I find it very funny that there are skin makers who have those parts on undies layers, but underwear creators only make on the same layers.

I sent my boss bonkers with her last lingerie set I think there isnt a layer or combo we didnt cover, such as putting garter with panties on both layers as well as seperate , so that if you like to dress in fine lingerie but may still be wearing pants, you dont have to go without stockings and garter just because the garters are on pants only or jacket only.
Some people like wearing lingerie under full piece suits, just knowing they have it on makes them feel give them that.

Grins big

* I wish that when people asked to know where to buy OIL they weren't ridiculed in open chat!

There wouldn't be one person in SL who doesnt have one item that they know their friends would be shocked over owning lol, or one item of freebie clothing from when you first joined that for some reason you cant part with, if people want to buy body Oil they have their reasons to want it, and its no ones place to sit in judgement of that, the group IMs they ask in are for help not peer pressure lol.
Also too, a lot of older skins Oil actualy adds some essence to it, as alot of the older skins are very matte and not everyone can upgrade to newer skins, so its their way of having a fresher look.


*I wish more MEN would comment on things they like in Womens SL fashion, and don't like!

Constructively of course, I was actualy planning a post on this, because again a post a long time ago on Linden Lifestyles asked what kind of down there people preferred, and it got a bazilion answers, thing is though that many MEN have different opinions on how their women look in SL especialy when intimate, and unless you're a nudist , the only time your naked really in SL is with and for another person-ok and not all partners are men I know that but you know what I mean.
So when topics come up or you see an outfit that grabs you as a Male admiring women COMMENT on it.

* I wish people wouldn't shop with BUSY mode on!

A few reasons for this, first it makes me nervous as hell when I see it lol because I stress they will buy something and not get it- being in busy means items can't deliver or go to trash, DONT SHOP IN BUSY MODE! lol . Another reason is that busy mode takes chat, and sometimes important things are said in open chat you may need to know, such as for the next ten minutes all items to the east will be 1L I mean come onnnnn you would die if you found out later you missed that lol.

* I wish that if something is unusual in a price on an item that people would contact the creator/staff etc and not tp in one thousand people to take advantage of what might be an error!

This scenario has happened many times in many forms and hurts the creators in ways you dont think about at the time, which in turn ruins any future above and beyond that creator may have planned.
Example: Creator sets out New releases and one accidently gets priced to 5L not 250L, no one lets the creator know and it takes a day to realise that their balance is made up of 5L transactions, Creator gets disheartened about the honesty of customers and never gifts to group or sets out freebie items in the future.
On the other side of that and dont take this as gospel, but IM'ing them and letting them know and the joy they experience of having someone so honest contact them, may see you rewarded with the item, again not gospel and dont expect it- the reward will be also that you have shown a person what it is to be a good person.

* I wish that when shopping in a store people didnt ridicule the items in open chat to friends!

For one thing its rude,and effects all around as well as the creator, who may just be in chat range bald on a posestand making something at the time.
Another is that the friend might like the store, thats why they are there and why you havent teleported away yet, let people shop, let them find out for themselves if something is to their taste-this is actualy RL experience on this one from working in retail for 20 years.
Too often I have seen people leave a store pining because there is something they wanted but their 'friends' talked it down so much they felt unable to purchase something they liked...NOT FAIR.

* I wish that people wouldnt sexualy roleplay in open chat in stores and non sexual sims!

Because the region is mature doesn't mean sex is allowed. Roleplaying is your dealio keep it to IM, it is still exciting having an IM popping up and your partner being naughty in your IM box,
dont think that its not unless its shouted across a room in green chat, oh by the way if your using parts to emote sex in a store, not only are you without class but also imagination :P. If you want to make your other halfs toes curl, keep it to IM and if your doing it right she wont be able to buy a damm thing.... darnit.

* I wish that everyone and their dingo called pete didnt list hair in search as keywords!

I used to sit there shaking my head in wonder at why so many asked in Fashion Emergency where to find hair, I have since made a copy paste response but while doing so I finaly realised why...GASPS! there are at least 30 if not more locations hitting huge traffic in search places that have completely wiped out the usual hair list of the past year, because they have used hair in their keywords .....SEXX SEXXXXX SEXXXXXXXXXXX hair SEXXXXXXX and so on, so now people that are new and finaly have some funds to go shopping cant actualy find stores to shop in as they dont have the experience yet to be familiar enough with names we all know.

OK I so dont fully understand new search yet, as OnRez viewer only got it this week, and I so could be barking up the wrong tree here... but dont objects, as in vendors now list in search if you check the list in search box in edit? and if so, my suggestion is write HAIR in the name of vendor.
I dont think anyone that I can think of actualy does that..example XYZ-wallawalla-Black HAIR pack...I know characters are limited but if you can fit hair in there and it does do that, then at least we have a fighting chance of finding locations that have more than a box of freebie hair out so they get you to their SEXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX club lol.

OMG OMG OMG I have to add one

**I wish creators would fix their picks to actualy have their store at the top, by numbering each pick!

it is so frustrating when you need to find someones store and only know their name by using inspect or you see their profile and you want to visit their store and its got three other stores you dont know there and also family and friends and none of it makese sense, yes picks is for your personal stuff also :o) I love that I swear I do, but if you own a store PLLLLEEEEASE make your first pick your store , and if not then pay 50L for a classified standing at your front door to your store so we can find you that way if you rent and cant list in search

Ok I think I have exhausted myself and probably you in my silly wish list, but they are those kind of wishes you think or rant to your friends about, and Im hoping now that I have them out there I can move on lol.

I would love if people added their own wishes to the comments, but please if you dont agree with mine or have some that are just drama mean blah whatever, remember these are just my wishes nothing more, and I am too fragile to deal with hate. Oh and if others do comment and theirs arent your cup of gravox again leave it be, it only raises your blood pressure to get all hepped up.

xoxo Sasy xoxo


Maegen Parvenu said...

Hey, Sasy! I just dropped by to let you know, you can actually right-click a folder in your inventory and do "add to outfit" and it will add an outfit to your existing stuff without taking off what you're already wearing. It's one click more than a drag, but it saves you the time and grief of putting everything back on!

I definitely miss the in-world transaction history. I don't know if it helps, but you can download a file in two different types from the website that keeps your information going back more than 500 transactions (still no longer than 30 days, though.) My husband kindly coded me up to keep track of my transaction history and does some charts and stuff too. I know he plans on adding some more features and opening it to the public, so maybe that'll be helpful to people who want more than just "Someone bought something yesterday".

I think you pretty much covered my SL wishlist. Amen to the mocking stuff out loud. I wish people in SL in general would be more sensitive. I keep meeting people and they say things to me which, maybe, tilting your head and squinting at noon during a solar eclipse it could've been recognisable as constructive criticism, but it really just comes off as hurtful, and it puts me off creating every now and then.

Sasy Scarborough said...

lol I would be worried if I didnt know how to do that, but you have to actualy have folder open to add to.. thanks though :O) my inventory gets the folders and no arrows alot of the time if not using OnRez viewer,and its a wish coz it would just be simpler, plus fun to see my avatar fill with crazy when more than one colour of same item in folder.

Trans history yes I know when you download the info you get all of it, but that part was to explain to others more so why its not an instant I know what you bought kind of thing :o) but again thats more of a my work in sl kind of scenario.

it is always good for the customer to gather that info 'for' themselves also though, its reassuring to them that they have it I have experienced,just like a RL receipt...and I have had more than a few 'Ooops my bad it didnt actualy pay you' rather than them being insistant when you say you cant see it .

Im glad you enjoyed them and the item your hubby made sounds great, would be wonderful if you could let me know of the progress of it, as there are so many designers in need of something simple and inexpensive.

xoxox Sasy xoxo

Sasy Scarborough said...

Oh P.S lol Im not the one with access to the transactions, but tools I do use are easier when I have their info from their trans history , thought I better explain the usefulness of it to me too, thanks again Maegen :o)

xoxo Sasy xoxo

Maegen Parvenu said...

Oh! That must be an OnRez client quirk. I'm able to add to outfit without opening the folder. I can even Remove from a folder that isn't open - or even from the folder above it (for example, I have my clothes sorted into folders inside of categories, like casual, formal gowns, party dresses, etc. and say I put on a casual outfit, and then I put on a formal gown but there are still too many pieces of the casual one on and I don't want to have to click each one individually to take off.. I can right-click Casual and take off and it knows to go into the folder that outfit's from and take it off.)

Yeah, the customer should have the info, for sure. It would be neat if business partners could be added to transaction history. They don't necessarily have to see your L$ balance but it'd be nice for you to be able to add someone as a business partner and allow them to see your transaction history. This could have the effect of, of course, allowing employees to do better customer service, but also would allow a customer to share their own transaction history with you with a click if they were just completely lost as to how to use the website themselves. Does that make any sense? -_-; I really need to get more sleep.

Sasy Scarborough said...

lol it made perfect sense.

I do the folders too, I know earlier today using normal windlight viewer I could remove I just didnt think to see if I could wear, I am so used to doing it the other way and actualy havent even checked if they have fixed it lol as onrez loads all my inventory <3 OnRez viewer to bits.

Go to sleep, I should have but I think I am about to go back in world, lord have mercy offlines are pulling me in lol

xoxo Sasy xoxo

Sai Pennell said...

OMG, the open chat when the shop owner is there...

I used to sit in my shop greeting customers when they tp in, but I don't think most of them knew I was the owner. So, some tp'ed in their friends, and proceeded to say bad comments about my poses as they tried them out. This happened on several occasions, and I stopped hanging out there because I hated hearing people criticize my stuffs.

So! I totally agree with all of these, especially that one. Some people just don't know how hurtful they can be, and not even realize it.

Sasy Scarborough said...

hugs Sai, yes its really icky, and I am sorry it now means you don't greet customers and hang out in your store, its again another outcome that isnt thought through :o(.

Maegen I checked in windlight and i still cant add to unless folder is open, BUT if i have had folder open and then close it i can lol, I added one to the bottom too before I went to sleep for 3.5 hours lol

xoxox Sasy xoxo

Jhuzen Ketsugo said...

My Wish list includes the following:
LL should be more clear on signup about the Avatar naming process. As a manager of a club, I simply can't hire someone named "bubble3456 Goober" and make a poster with their name on it. Although LL recently added a 'stop - are you sure you want an uncapitalized name?" Yes/No button, the numbers thing kills me. People need to understand clearly that your name is with you for the duration of your SL and once you establish one AV, it is hard to chuck one later and start all over without losing a whack of no trans stuff. Especially is they need to be a certain age to be hired in a club. People need to understand it is not like making an e-mail address.

Also, if you choose not to register payment info with LL that is your g-d diven right, but do not expect me to hire you when you do not have it and the rules for a reputable club on a mature SIM state that it is necessary. It is too easy for minors to access the adult grid, I sure don't need to hire them.

Also, I can't deal with Hait that comed S,M,L sizes in a folder that is no Mod, but copy and no trans. Who decided what S,M,L is and when they don't fit my head I sure as heck am not going to adjust my head to fit one of the above. Hair is no trans, I understand why, but for gosh sakes, make it MOD.

Sasy Scarborough said...

eeeek runs crying over the thought of no mod hair, not really sure anyone that does that actualy :o( scary scary.

Names lol yes, I have had convos with New Residents on that and even gone as far as one being told by another in open chat they need to go change it, I told them in IM if it means something to them, dont, but if they arent attached to it that SL is an incredible place and in a few months they may start creating and their name may hinder that.

One thing I do in my head every time i see a name with numbers in the start though is say 'oh no, no lucky chairs for them' lol its the first thing I think of every single time lol

xoxoSasy xox

bex hathaway said...

I wish we could see our inventory online,in our account. It would show us the pictures of what we have,(like the pics in onrez) and the ability to delete, or organize from there. Doing it in world, takes FOREVER...this way, you see it, click delete, or add to a folder in one, two, three...and not have to open it and try everything on.

OK, now these come from a shoppers point of view :

I wish designers would include a picture of items and landmarks,in the folders. I heard one say she didn't because people complained about clogging up their inventory. It's alot easier to delete a picture and LM, then to have to put on the outfit, take a pic, name it, put it in folder, look up creators name, find a name of store in picks, tp then make a lm and add to folder.....sometimes, I dont bother with the going back part.

I wish people would stop making belts no makes no sense!

If a clothing item costs more than say should have a demo.

Sasy Scarborough said...

Bex I love your wishes, and the pics yes are much easier to delete than guess what a folder has etc, no mod belts is like no mod hair eeeek and right up there with no mod uppers on boots make the lower part no mod and the upper if seperate mod, I hate my scrwny legs of my boot shape lol

xoxox Sasy xoxo

Anonymous said...

Raises Hand
Yes I own oil (Looks great with a bathing suit if you want to look wet at a pool)

Yes I Own excite parts

and yes I own a mud wrestling ring lol

theres plenty more silly junk in my inventory lol

and yes I forgot my blogger password lol


Betty Barracuda said...

Can I had my wish to your list?

I always thought it would be sooo cool we could assign a little icon to represent prim creations. Instead of the generic box icon, I would LOVE it if we could select the icon that best described the item. Clothing layers and body parts have their own icons, why not prim stuff? :D

Of course, we couldn't have an icon for every single item out there but some general categories would be a great start. Maybe have icons for hair, accessories, shoes, clothing, house, furniture, transportation and then the generic one for the rest. Then, if those icons could be filtered in inventory, it would be absolute heaven.

It would totally help in cases where items have names like "super fancy foofoo". What is it? A skirt? A chair? A fancy bird? A car? I don't remember! BUT! if "super fancy foofoo" had a little hair icon next to it? Then I would know right away... it's hair! Yay!

I have no idea if that would even be possible but I think it would be a really nice feature to have.

Sasy Scarborough said...

lol Popfuzz wooohooo all your secrets out now lol , I have two depths of oil andddd lotion, xcite parts are god only knows where got them second day like a crazy girl and I dont think they have seen the light of day since 2006....

Betty you are sooo onto it with that , I have often torn my hair out trying to work out the insane names of things without having to rez them in front of people, just in case ;), it would definitely help with the objects folder as i have thousands of items in there im afraid of, and if I knew what was single hairs I have been sent to look at, or a skirt that was an fix etc, as opposed to real boxes yet to unpack.

and OOOOOOO what if boxes once unpacked turned a different colour, just like landmarks do.

I didnt know until a few months in that the brown red thing means used and not used or vice versa lol Im not in world to be sure.

You all Rock

xoxo Sasy xoxo

Oh and PS Pop my guy first thing he said after hi was , have you changed your shape ? lmao