So for the last… oh.. 6months to a year our Support Group has EXPLODED in size. Despite regular cullings of inactive members, we’re sitting at around 40 Thousand members.
Now, for sure, this was our hope for the group. Building big brand groups is a staple of marketing in SL. You want huge numbers in your Store Group. Unfortunately, this has the added consequence of frequent and terrible chat lag. It’s gotten worse and worse as the group gets bigger. SL just can’t seem to handle this many people in one group. Because of this, trying to moderate the group has gotten unwieldy. Responses to questions can take up to several minutes to go through, if at all.
So after speaking with my Moderators, it’s been decided to move the Group Discount to the Omega Obsessions Group. That group is free and has no chat, and I’m sure all our designers will enjoy seeing that group grow. This should cut down on the Support Groups Growth and possibly shrink quite a bit as those disinterested in chat will move over to the Omega Obsessions Group.
Do note, if you’re thinking of switching, while I do send notices in OO as well, they tend to be flooded out. I would suggest making sure you’ve added yourself to our subscriber (located inworld in every section) or followed us on Facebook. Or both. 🙂
Omega Support Group: secondlife:///app/group/276e12ea-52c3-008f-d6c9-31fc8bd2ba73/about
Omega Obsessions: secondlife:///app/group/14c8f9fd-94a5-86a4-ab02-796fc0d2eb0b/about