Blogswarming Jira: Second Life Bloggers Boost Group Fix To Record Number of Votes
Jira is the Lindens' software development tracking system of choice, and when Residents clamor for a bug fix or a feature addition to Second Life, the Lindens' immediate response is usually, "Put it in Jira". Trouble is, Jira remains intimidating and user-unfriendly (despite some recent surface tweaks), so historically, only a very small percentage of Residents have used it. The blogswarm phenomenon may change that dynamic. Thanks to a campaign launched by SL blogger Veryon Supercharge, promoted by Vint Falken, then joined by countless others (including myself), a Jira project to expand the maximum number of groups Residents can join (beyond the current 25) has now earned far more votes than any other issue. The campaign continues, with fashionista Caroline Apollo joining the advocacy. At this rate, it'll reach 1000 votes in a week or two. When the Lindens acknowledge the vote, however, still remains to be seen. (I'm checking with them now.) If you want to consider voting, too, get your SL account info ready to enter and click here.