Linden Lab Announces Email Preference Changes


On Tuesday 7th December Linden Lab announced that soon they will be adding an additional setting that controls whether you receive group notices in email. The lab are rolling out this change in stages. If residents wish to receive group notices in email then you will need to visit the web page and opt in.

I think for many this change will be very useful indeed to keep updated on the latest group notices from inworld via email. I personally think this is a good thing to have turned on.

  • When the full rollout of the change is complete on December 15, residents will have the option to opt-in or out of offline communication preferences separately for offline IMs and offline group notifications.
  • The web page for opting in to receiving group notifications will go live on December 8, 2021 but some preference updates will not be applied until December 15. 

Here is the full blog post…

Happy December! 

We will soon be adding an option to email notification preferences. Currently, you can choose to receive IMs in your email when you are not logged in to Second Life. There will now be an additional setting that controls whether you receive Group notices in email.

These settings are moving from the Viewer Preferences window to https://accounts.secondlife.com/change_email. A verified email address is still required for receiving these notifications.

We are rolling this change out in stages. If you change your settings, it may be up to two weeks before it takes effect.


The default for the new setting affecting Group notices will be OFF. If you wish to receive Group notices in email, you will need to visit the web page and opt in.

This change is motivated by feedback from our community as well as residents frequently marking Group Notice emails as spam.  We want emails to our residents to be as relevant and useful as possible! 
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When the full rollout of the change is complete on December 15, residents will have the option to opt-in or out of offline communication preferences separately for offline IMs and offline group notifications.  In the past if residents requested offline communication you would receive both IMs and group notifications when you were not inworld; with this change residents will not receive offline group notifications unless they explicitly ask for them.  They will still receive offline IMs if they subscribed to offline notifications before the change.  


The web page for opting in to receiving group notifications will go live on December 8, 2021 but some preference updates will not be applied until December 15.  If a resident does not explicitly sign up for offline group notifications before December 15 they will stop receiving them after that date.
Any preference changes made after December 15 will go into effect immediately.

If a resident has requested no offline communications the preference will not change.

Will you opt in or opt out to receive group notifications via email ?

Linden Reveal Region Shut Down For An Update


Just after 10am SLT this morning Patch Linden has posted an update via the Second Life Forums on the current status of the Linden Reveal region which is now showcasing the newest Linden Home theme Modern homes. From the feedback the lab has received during the past 24 hours the lab have decided to shut down the reveal region for an update.

It should not last very long though as the reveal region will be back Really Soon after the Moles have “put some touches on it to make sure our imagination is still reflected in our work”.

From the sounds of things something has gone wrong because I can’t remember this happening in previous year launches. Hopefully the lab/moles will be able to sort this out as soon as possible.

Patch Linden Full UpdateSource

We have heard your feedback and we have decided to shut down the reveal region for an update.  It seems that this may not have been representative of our best foot forward approach we have taken with the homes over the past.  So I am here to make sure that everyone knows that we have not changed course, lessened our quality, mindfulness or retracted any of the heart and soul we put in to making these homes, themes and community building areas.  

Proof of the fact that I feel less present is actually due to how busy we are with continuing to do more, which is taking more and more of my time.  I am still present, we all do still participate in everything we can in world within Bellisseria, and we are always trying to find new ways to engage on everything we can, including some great Resident run efforts and projects that I know many are involved in.  

That said, the reveal region will be back Really Soon™ after we’ve put some touches on it to make sure our imagination is still reflected in our work. 
Thank you everyone from the team and I for being involved!  ❤️

I will post more updates when I hear more.

Poll: Do You Like The “Newbrooke” Linden Home Theme Preview ?


I have set up this new poll to see if everyone likes the “Newbrooke” Linden Home theme preview which was revealed on Monday 6th December 2021 at the SL Christmas Expo in Second Life.

This poll will be closed on 28th December 2021. The results of this poll will be published soon after on my blog.