Advertising Crackdown Reduces Advertising Blight by 13% and Results in New Group Spam

Linden Lab recently commented on their New Advertising Rules in Second Life. Claiming victory they point out that prior to the policy put into place on October 1, 2008 about fifteen to eighteen percent of parcels in the virtual world were mainly used for advertising and now that number has dropped to under two percent.

But maybe you have seen that spam going around wanting you to join an advertising group for L$1000 and claiming to give grid wide advertising etc. (I deleted it awhile ago and can’t find it but I am sure I will get it again soon.) This is in clear violation of the new policy.

Linden Lab has been running surveys in affected areas of the Mainland maybe you saw one?

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Of course some are suggesting that this move paves the way for high end advertising and much higher prices:

So what are your thoughts on the success of the new advertising policy in Second Life and this new advertising spam messaging and groups?

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