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Written by Skidz Tweak   
Monday, 15 November 2010 16:23

I started dreaming today... thinking... What would I do if I ran Linden Labs? I came up with a nice list!

  1. I would give every sim a web page, this alone I could spend a week dream up cool things. This could really help build a community as well.
    • All snapshots taken on the sim have a option to auto-post to the web page
    • Plenty of options and controls for sim owner to give permissions to property owners to contribute to the content of the web page
    • IRC chat with others from the web page on the sim
    • Control access, banning and other parcel and estate properties
  2. I would add a select box to the build window that could categorize items.
    • They would include categories like sexual, offensive, defensive... and maybe about 20 more
      • Builders of weapons and cages for example would have to mark the prims as offensive.
    • The additional information could be used to build out better controls for what’s allowed on a sim.
      • For example: a sandbox owner might allow anyone to return items marked as offensive.
    • People found abusing this could find their objects quickly disabled from the asset server.
  3. Overhaul property permissions to give the owner more control.
    • Including disable gestures
    • No rezzing offensive prims, etc.
  4. Create advanced chat controls to better administer meetings, classes, and events.
    • Hear only designate speakers
    • Colorizing effects to identify designates
    • Separate chat section for designated speakers’ speech
  5. Build out a more robust permissions system.
    1. I would love to be able to set the next owner of the next owner permissions
    2. Add export permissions for other grids
  6. I would port over my Ultra Inventory code and tie it directly into your inventory.
    • Imagine being able to edit your inventory right online
  7. I would add a new class of avatars, that would allow anyone to login without creating accounts, but they have no powers, can’t rez, no inventory, just interact with others.
  8. I would add a new parcel return function to return prims X number of minutes after someone leaves the parcel.
  9. I would add new Javascript functions in the web on prim that allows for interaction in world.
    • For example rezzing a prim, and applying primitive parameters directly from a web on prim web page
  10. I would open up Second Life to the Hypergrid. This would allow you to teleport from grid to grid.
  11. I would work closer with OpenSim to ensure good standards for the future.
    • The OpenSim community is an eager bunch that wants to do most of my engineers’ jobs except for free and I don’t see a problem with this
  12. I would opensource the server code.
  13. I would allow developers to purchase database space, and add LSL functions to easily interact with it.
  14. I would truly listen to the people, and not just pretend to.
  15. Of course I would get to fixing those problems with the Marketplace.
  16. I would spend my off hours going through the tons of support tickets that have gone ignored.
I could go on and on for about two weeks straight if you let me!  :)

I know that all these things don’t fix every problem, and some cause problems of their own.. but nothing that couldn’t be overcome!

Last Updated on Monday, 15 November 2010 16:46


0 #3 Tom 2010-11-27 10:14
Sounds good. I think at a higher level...

The user interface on the viewer needs to improve greatly. Actually, they should just have a 3D viewer window component and let people build UIs around that, rather than having their weird in-world UIs.

In-world interactions and permissions need to become more natural.

In-world scripting needs a radical overhaul (probably just let people upload arbitrary Mono programs).

There needs to be much better interaction with web services.

I don't see any of that happening. Probably one should just take the OpenSim code and build a nice new commercial world around it.
0 #2 Cindy 2010-11-20 19:54
I really love the idea about each sim having its own website. Its simple, and powerful. The value it could add to community sims would be awesome!

Aye!! Skidz For President
0 #1 Alayna Hutson 2010-11-17 19:53
All in favour of Skidz Tweak running Linden Labs, say Aye!

AYE!!! :)

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