Polls Archive

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

What do you expect from Google Lively?

  • Lively will never be a "serious" player in virtual 3D worlds, but might very quickly become the leader in "3D chatrooms embedded in Web pages" (33%)
  • Lively will be added to the long gallery of failed Google projects and retired from Google's portfolio (17%)
  • What is Lively? (15%)
  • Lively will not evolve, but become like Google's Orkut: unnoticed and forgotten, but still around after years and years, aiming for the long tail (14%)
  • Google just needs to tie Lively to Google Earth and allow SketchUp uploads to succeed (9%)
  • Google has to evolve Lively a lot in order to make it a major player, and this will take years (9%)
  • The current version will be the predominant type of "social 3D world" in a few years, since it's simple to use (3%)

Total Votes: 160

Start Date: July 16, 2008 @ 12:39 pm
End Date: No Expiry

Should we use a new name for the community of residents?

  • Let's make an effort to start promoting a new name that reflects the community of users, and leave Second Life® as the name of the technology! (40%)
  • As soon as OpenSim-based grids interoperate, "Second Life®" will be just one product on one grid, so the effort to change the name now is pointless. (28%)
  • No, nobody would ever use it. Second Life® has too much visibility. (24%)
  • Maybe we could co-promote a different name, but continue to use Second Life® within Linden Lab® guidelines. (4%)
  • I'm indifferent or have no suggestion on what's best for Our World. (4%)

Total Votes: 25

Start Date: June 23, 2008 @ 6:37 pm
End Date: No Expiry

How should Linden Lab® deal with their trademarks?

  • Release the names "Second Life" and the eye-on-hand logo with a Creative Commons Attribution License (29%)
  • Enforce them, but continue to endorse their use for "fan sites". (28%)
  • Enforce them for RL commercial use, allow them for SL-only businesses. (13%)
  • No restrictions — release them in the public domain. (13%)
  • Enforce them only for commercial use (either in SL or RL). (11%)
  • Enforce them ruthlessly. It's one very important and valuable asset. (6%)

Total Votes: 136

Start Date: March 30, 2008 @ 6:03 pm
End Date: No Expiry

How do you rate HTML-on-a-prim in terms of importance?

  • It's a great feature which we have waited for quite a long time. (36%)
  • FANTASTIC! This will change the way Second Life works *forever*! (18%)
  • Cute, but not really important. People will always use external browsers. (18%)
  • What's HTML-On-A-Prim? (13%)
  • Pretty useless, it's a waste of development time that should be used to fix *bugs*. (8%)
  • I hate it! Now people will put Web pages everywhere and SL WILL LAG EVEN MORE! (7%)

Total Votes: 61

Start Date: March 7, 2008 @ 1:57 am
End Date: No Expiry

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