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An Initial Reaction to the Departure of Mr "M" and the (Interim) Return of the Rosedale in the Context of Recent Shenanigans

frowning

which is to say, frowning suspiciously over the top of my glasses. I am suspicious that Something Is Going On (something apart from the Obvious, obviously).

I can understand why the news has been greeted with some significant degree of Pleasure by many Residents - Mr. Philip is after all a metaphor for the Creative, Pioneering Spirit of Second Life. He started the whole thing up with the aim of Making Everything Terrific! He Played Musical Instruments With Residents!

On the other hand one has to remember that actually quite a lot of the things that residents dislike about SL - poor chat performance, imaginary property price fluctuations, peculiar and insufficient business policies, censorship in SL(x)B and Burning Life, the death of the Proper Forums, lack of response to any JIRA or any other Form of Complaint, and so on - came about during Mr Philip's reign. If this has been done to restore general Confidence then it will, in my opinion, be a short-lived thing; we may be flighty beings, we residents, but what Creates or Destroys Confidence is in the end based on Actions. An Interim Ruler might provide an quick Boost to Confidence but such a thing needs to be backed up with Immediate Action on a broader scale - and I am wondering quite what such Action might be. Re-hire Discarded Lindens? Likely not. A new "CEO"? There will be one, and who knows who that might be?

I shall be interested to see which if any new policies emerge from the Interim Return of our Lord And Master, but I am only occasionally given to Wild Functional Expressions of Emotion, and this is not one of those occasions.

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Fogwoman Gray's picture
25 Jun201022:42
Fogwoman Gray (not verified)

There had been some Discussion in our household as to who might be Ideally Suited to getting things back on track.
Consternation ensued when we attempted to envision the sort of title the Individual in question might be given....
CatHerd Linden, CommonSense Linden, DameOrdinal Linden.....

Cinco Pizzicato's picture
26 Jun201000:18
Cinco Pizzicato (not verified)

I believe that in general, people are more relieved at seeing M depart than they are in seeing Philip return, and this gives them a reason to rejoice. That they ascribe their newfound joy to the return of Philip rather than the departure of M means that they might be deluding themselves.

See also.

Arcadian Vanalten's picture
29 Jun201017:05
Arcadian Vanalten (not verified)

Hmm. "We residents?" I'd been given to understand you'd left the sphere for other climes. How delightful to see you back!

I reserved judgement when M came onboard; it took a few months for me to determine that he was, in fact, decidedly NOT a positive addition. There was simply a sense of soullessness to the grid after that point. I am HOPING this reverses with the Return of The King, or Governor, at least, although again, time will tell.

Tateru Nino's picture
08 Jul201020:15
Tateru Nino (not verified)

Also, SL Enterprise, the courting of government and business, Viewer 2 and the new orientation 'experience' all kicked off prior to M.

Ordinal Malaprop's picture
08 Jul201023:03
Ordinal Malaprop

Oh quite.

> one has to remember that actually quite a lot of the things that residents dislike about SL... came about during Mr Philip's reign