Thursday, June 13, 2019

SL16B Update: No Early Pictures

Some of you may be wondering what happened to Gemma Cleanslate's "behind the scenes" article we had about the SL16B earlier today. After initial approval from the Moles, someone from Linden Lab stepped forward and urged us to take it down. Apparently, he felt there should be what one mole called a "complete media blackout," not showing even parcels with nothing but temporary placeholders or "You Are Here" map displays.

Because of this, there will be no further "Sneak Peak" pictures of the SL16B, and the article in question will go up on opening day, June 20. While there were some occasional cautionary words with the staff of the resident-run Second Life Birthdays, there was a general understanding a few early pictures that showed just a little were of benefit to all. While we're certainly happy to see the Lindens take a greater interest in Second Life's birthday, this super-secret approach is a bit of an eyebrow-raiser. There's not even an SL16B blog.

Hopefully as the Lindens get the hang of running a Second Life Birthday celebration again, next year we can go back to doing the sneak peek pictures.

Bixyl Shuftan
SL Newser

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