Alexa Linden is such a pestilence. That's exactly the right word to describe someone maliciously going out of the way to dig through my JIRAs and close them with extreme prejudice and zero justification -- "just because".
There is absolutely no reason in hell for Alexa to be hunting up a bug report from 2008 under my name and closing it *now* on specious grounds -- except animosity. So much for the "science" of "computer science".
The answer to the appeal of my permaban yesterday was no accident, either. That was likely precipitated to my active resistance on Sluniverse.com or some recent posts that the goons at the JIRA didn't like. Ugh.
This move today was conscious, and deliberate, and likely because I made a fresh attack -- and attack is precisely what is needed on these assholes
And yes "asshole" is not too strong a word to use on a Linden who maliciously, deliberately, with high politicized animus closes or stalls a JIRA just because they don't like the critic, or the idea, or find that they need to use this device to stick it to the land business they hate (as open source technocommunist freaks).
So...I just got a message today that this JIRA is "resolved."
VWR-5135 was originally filed by me in 2008 *three years ago*. Since I was banned in 2009, I wasn't able to keep pushing it, but it was certainly a valid bug.
What happens is that when you check off the SEARCH PLACES box on the land menu, only you as the land owner or group officer can see the checkoff box. Members of the group or outsiders cannot see the check-off box.
So this causes annoyances each time you add a $30/week ad for a customer, because they don't believe you're giving them what they've paid for. I have cards explaining this "known issue" and I patiently explain it.
But because on Viewer 2 especially, even when you check off land for "search/places" $30 ad, *people can't even find their parcels even looking up their exact store names for days on end* they are skeptical and it's hard to convince them.
Interestingly, on Viewer 1.23, when you put a parcel into "search" you can instantly find it under its exact name, and often under the key words in its description, too.
On Viewer 2.x, it seems to show up only in the sim name, if you think to look that up; eventually -- 72 hours later or more -- it can show up under the exact name. Sometimes it never shows up, and you file a ticket.
But look at the specious, facetious reason Alexa used to close this JIRA:
"The UI has been greatly changed since this issue was filed. If this is something you feel is still relevant to the new design and Viewer, please open a request with current information. Thank you!"
Oh, fuck you. Do you fucking furry JIRA Lindens ever look at land? Do you ever try to do anything inworld except have open source triage meetings?!
Of course it's exactly the same. A checkoff box for "search/places" is not something that would be changed in the design -- it's basic.
And of course it's exactly the same, as anyone can see.
I don't know if Alexa Linden has land. Furry sandboxers often hate land so much they don't even have their own but perch on other people's. Even if they did have land, they might not wish to put it in search, although, of course, if Lindens WOULD put their land in search, and put their office hour, documentation, bears, etc. out on the lawn, people would find it helpful. But of course, they're not here to do this.
Imagine, shutting a JIRA *you have no reason and no business to be shutting* *just because you're an asshole*. Oh, and *just because you think someone else you don't like is an asshole*. You could ask -- say, is this still relevant in 2.0? and someone would instantly answer, even in a stupid-ass Linden office hour by testing it right there on that land.
I hope someone will go in and re-open this JIRA immediately and tell Alexa Linden to stuff it.
Viewer 2 still has the same issue. I knew it did, but I just went back to double check with my main in a group as an officer, then a non-group alt -- it definitely does not show that check-off box.
This would seem a fairly easy bug to fix, no? But it was labelled "minor" apparently by the notorious JIRA busybody Ella McMahon or some one else among the "regulars" that so infest this device. It's not minor when many of your customers feel you are robbing them and feel they are not getting something they are entitled to -- especially when search is so crappy.
BTW, while on Viewer 2, holding my nose, I took a look at what was happening with the term "rentals" in the latest iteration of the search. Yeccth. Will drink some milk and save that for another post.