New Second Life Forum Guidelines


At the end of July 2022 the lab announced new Second Life Forum guidelines which is being talked about alot recently it seems. As many have already noticed the lab have added “some clarity to the sections” on the Second Life Forums to “enhance everyone’s participation”. It’s more structured now when you visit today with pinned sub sections along with the updated guidelines.

It appears many are finding these new forum guidelines very unpopular. During the last two years there has been a rise in concerning threads etc relating to non-related Second Life topics.

The lab wants to help the Second Life community understand what type of topics belong in each category of the forums.

Allowed: We encourage you to participate by posting anything related to Second Life discussions that don’t quite fit in our other sub-forums. These are just guidelines, so please use your best judgment when posting if it is not explicitly stated here!

Not Allowed:In addition to adhering to the @Community Standards, please refrain from posting content discussing inflammatory content (Politics, Social Justice issues and Interpersonal disputes), Anything that doesn’t relate directly to Second Life/Linden Lab, Generic posts (like “Post a random animal picture!” versus an acceptable “Post your Second Life pets!”), etc. These are just guidelines, so please use your best judgment when posting if it is not explicitly stated here!“.

Keira Linden is open to feedback about the new guidelines announced recently and the best way is emailing her at keira-at-lindenlab.com.

Hopefully things will calm down now with the new guidelines in place on the forums.

Second Life Mobile App In Slow Development


On Wednesday 3rd August at the web user group meeting there was a question asked about the status of the mobile type viewer (27mins/14secs) and Reed Linden said it’s coming slowly in terms of development. There are alot of struggles with that apparently and it’s not a straight forward project.

Reed mentioned that the lab are still deciding on whether to have its own solutions or to go down the partnerships route. There could be a paid by the hour system like the SpeedLight app. It might be something like the popular Lumiya app (no longer in development) or SL Go (inactive) from the past. Nothing has been officially been announced yet.

Linden Lab have actually been working with the SpeedLight app team so it will be interesting to see if anything big happens with this soon.

From what I have heard I really don’t think the lab will launch the Second Life app this year (it’s on the 2022 roadmap though I know). At best there might be probably a beta version of the Second Life mobile app before the end of 2022 if development picks up again. I would predict it will be launched sometime in early-mid 2023 or 2024 now at the latest.

For the last few years development for Second Life mobile has been mostly in the fast lane I think and now it’s moved back in the slow lane. There are probably alot of reasons for the on going delays to the project.

Should the lab continue with Second Life mobile development? If so what do you want to see happen ?