When LL bought XSTSL and rolled out their roadmap announcing charges for listings (particularly unwelcome for free products, many of which were in the nature of generous gifts to the community) I just pulled all my things off that shopping site (which I had never been happy about or used much anyway because of its history of strife). Most of my things were in the "stale" category, anyway (although I still get IMs about my clothing). Now I don't pay much attention to it, but was moved to go to its successor today as I'd read all kinds of things about it (including that the Freebies Roadmap was scrapped). I bought something for 10L, and took possession of a freebie.
The biggest blight to me was always that identical products in 100 different tints had separate listings. That's the same. It doesn't really look any different to me but then I don't go there often, and if I do it's to find something to check out inworld - which it really is useful for.
I had heard the absolutely unimaginable proclamation that images all needed to be a different size - I can't even imagine the number of man-hours that needless change would require. Not sure if that is still a sword held aloft or not since I don't use it now.
Why am I writing thing? I'm not sure.
What a huge difference a few years can make.
posted by - 9:34 PM