Events and Posting

Well here we go again, another year of music and some subjective un-revieuwing
i hoped online and checked the events lists to see what is happening on SL.

I realise a lot of you know the eventlist,
but i got the impression that a lot of you never use it or
have no idea what i am talking about.
I use the event lists cause i really hate those notices.
When i log on i spend about 10 minutes clicking them away,
i see who is playing, but a lot of time i see loooooooooong notices.
And i don’t want to waste my time reading them.

Event list is easier for me, i can plan my night
( in case an artist has more shows )
and don’t have to worry about LM’s and stuff.
You would expect a gig hopper has loads of LM’s but i don’t.
I use events to get somewhere
( you don’t get the LM, events just takes you there )

My inventory has the enourmous amount of maybe 100 items,
and personally i think that is way too mutch !!!

Ok, a few tips for newbees that want to start gig hopping :

You open the events through the search function.
You find the search button on the bottom of your screen

event01

click it and you get a nice blue pop up screen.

event021

You see different tabs, but i only use Events.
in the drop down menu you can select the category you want.
for now you just select Live Music and hit search.

A list appears with all the gigs, old gigs are not shown ( offcourse )
you can browse through it and if you click a gig at the left,
info will show on the right, its quit easy.

event03

The thing i like most is Notify.

event04

if you click that then about 5 minutes before the gig start
you get a nice blue screen in your upper right corner,
reminding you of the gig.
You can TP through that notification,
or click it away with cancel.

Hit TP and it brings you there,
no worries about LM’s or other stuff.

I normally hop online,
open events and plan the night.
i can compare gigs to make it an interesting night.
If an artist has 2 shows or more, i can choose other artists to see.
if plans change along the way, i just cancel a notification when it pops up.

One problem is that not everybody post their gigs in Events.
Witch is ok offcourse, you don’t have to do this but posting makes life easy.

Posting in Events.

Its easy and why not do it ?
You go to the Linden Website

post01

you see on the left the HOT SPOTS
click on : search for events.

post02

You will get a new page, with all the events currently posted.
click : Add event

post03

First you see the posting rules.

You may currently post up to 5 events per day.
If you have a gig each monday at noon, you can post 5 of them today.
Takes a few minutes but then your set for the whole month !!!

In addition, your friends will now be able to post events on a parcel that you own.
However, you must set that parcel to show up in Find Places as a Hangout.
If your parcel is not set up as a Hangout,
the parcel will not be available to your friends,
but will continue to be subject to other availability rules.

To further clarify, you may post an event on a parcel if:

You personally own the parcel and it is at least 512 square meters in size.
The parcel is owned by a group that you are a member of
The parcel is in a private island that you are on the access list of
The parcel belongs to Governor Linden
and is set to show in Search Places as a Hangout.
The parcel belongs to a friend, it is set to show in Search Places as a Hangout,
and is at least 512 square meters.

Meaning that, if the owner is smart, anyone can post events.
Your friends are able to post events on a parcel that you own.
However, you must set that parcel to show up in Find Places as a Hang Out,
for which there is a L$30 per week fee.
You can set this on the Options tab of the About Land screen.
If your parcel is not set up as a Hang Out,
the parcel will not be available to your friends for posting,
but will continue to be subject to other availability rules.

Ok, back to the actuall posting

post04

Event Name
For most of us its good enough to know WHO is playing

Description
Again WHO and a small description of what we can expect,
some even post long, almost novel like descriptions.
Its not interesting to be honest, just give us the info that we want.

Date
Figgers huh

Starting time and Durarion
makes sence to me.
However, a lot of times i see wrong times or multiple gigs at the same time
in one venue, very confussing for us hoppers.

Category
lots of time people post stupid things in Live Music,
it really makes no sence at all,
we just skip through it till we find what we are looking for
and i am not interested in Free Clothes, Games or Fake Tribute Bands
especially when its posted in the wrong category

It looks stupid and personally i wonder about the skills of that person.
Live Music means euhhhhh Live Music ?

If you don’t understand those 2 simple words,
then why would i visit an event hosted by you ?

You can select the LM’s that you are allowed to post for,
Double check the location of the event before you post.
Then check again after you post.
It’s so easy to pick the wrong location in the drop down menu.
After that there is a check box in case it is a Mature Event.

If you have filled it in properly you just hit SAVE EVENT.
it will be posted on the website, inworld,
and even through the world map people are able to find you,
a small star on a map means there is a listed event going on.

So, happy posting my friends.
If you have additional info about this, please let me know and i adapt this post.

Love, Peace and Melody
Less

Advertisements

~ by homelessmartian on January 2, 2009.

2 Responses to “Events and Posting”

  1. Just one extra part: Double check the location of the event before you post. Then check again after you post. It’s so easy to pick the wrong location in the drop down menu.
    Thank you for these great directions! I use the events menu a lot too.

  2. […] Using Events […]

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

 
%d bloggers like this: