Nya Linden announces timetable for inworld Search engine


Nya Linden who is apart of the Search Dev Team at the lab has announced this week on the SL Forums the timetable of changes coming soon for the back-end Search engine, starting on 27th July 2011.

Search Back-end Engine Update 

On July 27th, Search will be moving all web-based searching to the updated backend engine that has been in use in the ongoing Search beta.  Any viewers or clients that point to http://search.secondlife.com will begin receiving results from the new system. The functionality will remain the same, however the results rankings will be different, as the new backend has updated algorithms for relevance.

Change details:

  1. Viewer 1 – All and Groups tabs will be moved to the new backend search engine.  They will look the same, but the results will be ranked differently. Other tabs will not be affected.
  2. Viewer 2 – Search will be moved to the new beta Search UI and backend in all versions of Viewer 2
  3. Web searches will be moved to the new backend search engine – including Classifieds, Events, and Groups.
  4. Any products using http://search.secondlife.com will begin receiving results from from the new backend.
  5. The http://search-beta.secondlife.com url will still be live, and will be running the same version as search.secondlife.com for now.
Check out Darrius Gothly blog post for more details about the announcement here. Good read!

New SL Mesh questionare to fill out to register for uploading mesh


When you log into the your Second Life Account online there is a new Mesh Questionare to complete. Linden Lab have recently added this link to the Account page. Try this out and have fun!

1. Under the Mesh Upload Status section > Click on Link to Mesh Questionare

2. When you click on the link it will send you to the Mesh IP Questionnare Start page then once there click on Lets get started!

3. There are 10 questions and at the end of the Questionaire it says “Congratulations! You are now registered to upload mesh!”

4. Afterwards the Status goes from pink to green on the account page.

1920s Berlin Project 2nd anniversary in Second Life


On Monday 18th July 2011 starting from 12pm SLT the 1920s Berlin Project in Second Life will be celebrating it’s 2nd anniversary next week. The team are currently organising a little party to celebrate 2 years in the virtual world of Second Life.

July the 18th 2009 the 1920s Berlin Project opened its doors!

We have come a long way, the city has changed and still is changing but so are the people who live there.

Berlin has gathered some amazing people who all together make this sim one of the strongest and amazing communities in SL.

Without you this sim would not have made it this far.

We will be celebrating our anniversary on monday the 18th of july.
And this year the events will be a surprise… we are not telling you what we have in store…

You’ll just have to show up and see!

We start our celebrations at noon and we hope that you will be there.

Links to check out