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.