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A handy profile tip!

February 13th, 2012 by Marianne McCann

In shopping inworld, I’ve noticed a problem that some store owners and others may not be aware of.

When the new web-based profiles launched with the “feed” on it, many decided they did not need that and opted to try and shut it off. Some may have turned off various settings in an attempt to shut this down or protect their privacy.

If this describes you, you may have inadvertently made it impossible for people to use your profile to learn even basic information about you or your store, and turned off the ability for people to find your store via your picks. Those who use modern browsers cannot access these things if you have them turned off.

A couple times recently I have seen items on Marketplace or elsewhere on the grid that I’ve wanted to investigate. Checking the creator’s profile, however, has been a dead end. no picks showing, no “about’ information. Rather than just grabbing the SLURL from their profile, I have to IM and ask – without even being able to read their about information which could state that they don’t want to be IMed in the first place!

So if this may be you, please consider the following:

At https://my.secondlife.com/settings/privacy

1. Set your “About” to either Everyone or Second Life, so we can at least get the basic biography.

2. Set your “Picks” to either Everyone or Second Life, so we can find your stores.

The rest is up to you. I like seeing other’s interests, but you may not. I also like the feeds, but you may also be opposed to them. Bear in mind that disabling them means one less way for your friends and potential customers to contact you (and you can also use your feed to just say “please don’t post here, contact me inworld).

Just trying to help. 😀

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