Polls Archive

What is Philip Linden going to do in his new company?

  • Something so boring and trivial that it's not worth mentioning (19%)
  • Retire and play World of Warcraft (15%)
  • Something so unexpected that it's impossible to predict (15%)
  • Develop Third Life (well, a new virtual world) (11%)
  • Continue Linden Lab's original goal of creating a Virtual Reality rig (11%)
  • Use Second Life to display real life data, e.g. what we all thought Google would do (Google Earth + Avatars) (7%)
  • Enhance OpenSimulator so that it allows the creation of MMORPGs with the quality of Blue Mars (7%)
  • Work as a defense contractor/NASA contractor and employ SL on top secret projects which the public will never hear about (5%)
  • Become a Gold Solution Provider and start selling content/programming solutions to businesses in SL (5%)
  • Retire and become a SL musician (creating his own music instruments in SL, as he always wished) (5%)

Total Votes: 113

Start Date: October 16, 2009 @ 10:28 pm
End Date: No Expiry

Is Linden Lab neglecting the community too much, in favour of corporate/education, and is that a good long-term strategy?

  • Yes, although the recent focus on corporate/education will not change the income of LL, which comes mostly from the community (36%)
  • Maybe; I have absolutely no idea, even looking at the little data we have from Linden Lab (17%)
  • Linden Lab hasn't provided enough data for me to answer that (14%)
  • No, they aren't neglecting the community, but income from corporate/education will not replace income generated from the community (14%)
  • Yes, and income from corporate/education will quickly replace any eventual losses from community income (8%)
  • No, they were neglecting business/education too much, and that's where the real money is (6%)
  • Their approach is now balanced, since they tended to favour the community too much in the past and didn't make enough income from that (4%)
  • Their approach is now balanced, as it always was (1%)

Total Votes: 84

Start Date: August 26, 2009 @ 11:02 am
End Date: No Expiry

Will Metaplace or Blue Mars beat Second Life and make it obsolete?

  • Are you insane? None stand a chance! (64%)
  • It's too early to say, but in the long term, Blue Mars has an edge (25%)
  • Blue Mars will beat Second Life, but not Metaplace (4%)
  • Both will beat Second Life (3%)
  • It's too early to say, but in the long term, Metaplace has an edge (3%)
  • Metaplace will beat Second Life, but not Blue Mars (1%)

Total Votes: 142

Start Date: June 1, 2009 @ 12:34 am
End Date: No Expiry

Will OpenSim beat Linden Lab by the end of 2009 in features, performance, and reliability?

  • Probably not, but it will be good enough to make it a solid alternative choice (34%)
  • Very likely not, but it'll come close in some aspects (16%)
  • It will remain a curiosity for programmers but never become mainstream (12%)
  • Absolutely not! And it will never beat LL in *service* (10%)
  • It will only beat LL in running costs (8%)
  • It will beat LL in features (7%)
  • The new management of Linden Lab will force the project to shut down over pending lawsuit charges and we'll never know the answer (7%)
  • The OpenSim project will quickly fade and disappear because of lack of interest by the programmers (3%)
  • It will beat LL in performance (2%)
  • It will beat LL in reliability (0%)

Total Votes: 217

Start Date: February 19, 2009 @ 12:01 pm
End Date: No Expiry

What are the biggest issues affecting the decrease of content sales?

  • The market is stagnated (the number of consumers doesn't increase, but supply does) (28%)
  • The RL economy is a mess, so people are unwilling to spend in SL either (25%)
  • Too many freebies (11%)
  • Another reason not listed (9%)
  • Irrational, emotional reasons (like people simply being unwilling to spend L$ for a while) (7%)
  • Content creators are not business-savvy and don't know how to place their products (6%)
  • Content creators have no more creativity; no innovative products have appeared (6%)
  • Content is copied too easily (5%)
  • The cost of advertising and promotion has climbed to stratospherical levels (3%)

Total Votes: 340

Start Date: October 18, 2008 @ 3:12 pm
End Date: No Expiry

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