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Tuesday, March 03, 2009


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Marianne McCann

It strikes me that many of these groups look to be the sort that hand out memberships at welcome areas and other new user locations. As such, I wonder how many people on these groups are (a) members who tried SL and left, or (b) users who got the group their first day and never was active in same.

Erin James

Looking at the Last Logged In column shows that most users haven´t logged in for month.

Ordinal Malaprop

I am not entirely sure that I would trust self-produced figures by a group that has advertising rates posted in its description. 30% "business owners"?

Temporal Mitra

I'm happy to see that three of the top 20 largest groups are owned by members of our subscribers customer base for the MAGIC Automated Group Invitation System. Our Customers use MAGIC to invite their clients and customers anywhere in their sales process, without being intrusive or spamming. The MAGIC system is currently doing over 130,000 targeted invitations per week, triggered by purchases from vendors, initiations of rental agreements, touch signs and purchases on XStreet, and it's great to get some validation that it is helping our customers establish their SL brands, and do targeted marketing to their customers.

Doubledown Tandino

Sorry to say the population of a group is as legit and relevant as land traffic numbers.

Sending out autospam group inviters on a regular basis with multiple avatars and multiple scripts... that's how the groups get packed. Those groups just boast a quantity of avatars they at one point got to join their group. Those are the same avatars that don't use SL anymore... the newbs, the nickle-n-dime hunter, and the just plain stupid are the people that join those superspam groups. 90% of the avatars in the groups aren't active users anyway.

hate to rain on the group parade, but autoadding avatar names into a group over long periods of time will have a massive nonfunctioning group of mostly spammers and people that dont log on anymore.

Chuck Baggett

I've been in SL for over five years now and don't recall ever hearing of the Flashback group.

This might just show that I need to pay more attention.

Nexii Malthus

Ah, the groups of the dead/undead.

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