Sunday, April 10, 2011

Events for the week

We have several great events this week including sets with  Shazzray Streeter, Bobby Eberhart, Miranda Milestone, and DJ Benny!  And of course who could forget our fishing contests, Monowheel Races, Blue Lotus Geishas, or the SLCS Cheerleaders!  Be sure to check our website for all the details!

Theater Upgraded

We now have a new system installed in the Galaxy Theater!  With all different movies as well!  The theater is open to all, simply click the screen, click DVD, and you are off and running. :)  And two people can watch a different film at any given time.  We do not have any set times for movies now.  You can select any movie listed at any time.  We hope you enjoy the enhancement.  Some of the current movies showing are: Wall-E, Alice in Wonderland (2010), The Expendables, How to Train Your Dragon, The Dark Knight, among many others (list subject to change without notice).

Galaxy Theater

Friday, April 8, 2011

Adboard System Upgraded

The Galaxy is pleased to announce that the adboard system has been upgraded.  More features including ease of use, more delivery item types and better general IM messaging.  Boards that were already rented will be replaced with the new system as they expire.  If you currently are renting a board, not to worry we did not remove your ad. :)

If you were looking  for a great advertising opportunity? Then now is a perfect time to take advantage of our new system!  

Boarding Gangway
Mid Lobby
Forward Lobby
Reception Bar
Galaxy Mall Level 1
Sports Deck
Coral Lagoon Pool Deck
Glaicer Cafe & Ice Skating Rink
And of course all around the Jogging track on deck 6:
With over 200 people visiting the ship on any given day, the Galaxy is a great location to get your ad noticed and economically priced between 200-50L a week depending on location.   The board will give complete instructions upon left clicking and to take a vacant board simply pay it.

If you have any problems or questions, please just let us know.

DBDigital Epsilon
Managing Director
SS Galaxy

IM's To Email...Not always getting your messages?

I am sure you have seen the message "Too Many Messages Delivery Capped" when you log in.

Items that count towards capping: IM's, inventory accepted messages, object return messages, inventory offers, or basically ANY message or item you receive while not in world.

In a perfect world our IM's would not be capped after 20 messages (sometimes 25...but in my testing I have always managed 20 messages before being capped).  Why LL chose such a number is unknown rather than just capping after a certain number of days a person is not logged in.

If one is not capped you don't loose any messages, inventory offers (from people or objects), group invites, group notices, etc.  Each of these items count as one IM and towards your capping.  If you are capped you should still receive items to your inventory if they are sent by a avatar, but inventory offers sent by a object will not reach you (for example items sent from the Marketplace). 

You can have your IM's sent to email (option in preferences under communicate, or chat button, it varies depending on your viewer) then you will at least you will receive your message in email even if they are not in your communicate window when you log in (if you have been capped).  And even  messages sent by a object can still reach you via Email.  As a side note, you can respond via Email to IMs if you respond within 24 hours of the receiving the message.  However there is about a 20% chance the message you send will never reach the person and just disappear especially they are not online at the time.  LL is aware of this but apparently it is a very involved issue to fix and they do not know when it will be repaired.

Sometimes you may not get the IM sent to your email.  Why?  Well yes SL does have glitches, but in general IM's to Email is reliable.  The reason seems to be that more and more Email systems are filtering Second Life messages as spam.  The best way to avoid this is to set your own filters to always allow and messages  past the spam filters.

Here is a example of setting up such a filter using Gmail:

Log into your Gmail account:
Click the gear icon top right corner
Click mail settings
Click filters link below in main menu
enter in the from area then click "next step"
check "never send it to spam" then click create filter button
create another filter for and do the same as above
You also might consider creating another filter with "second life"  in the subject line as most IM"s have that as a subject.  Especially if you are still missing messages.

There that is all there is too it.  Mail systems vary but that works well for Gmail.  If you find spam slipping though, labeling it as spam (sending it spam folder) should improve the Gmail spam system filters as well.  Of course you can also select a item and say it is not spam, but these filters should prevent anything in the future from secondlife being sent to your spam folder by mistake.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

New TV System on the Galaxy

I am pleased to announce that the Galaxy has a new TV system in the process of being installed.  All Galaxy Suites, Stirling Suites, Honeymoon Suites, VIP Star and VIP Unfurnished suites will have these TV's included (if not already installed).

These new TV's have Youtube (with search ablity), DVD movies, TreetTV, Metaverse TV, classic movies in several different labeled, help tutorials, and more.  They are limited to group access so be sure to wear the Galaxy Cruise group.

They are simple to use.  They are simple to use.  Just left click on them and pick from the pop up menu.  The different buttons represent different categories.  The search button is for youtube and the rest are labeled well and are quite self explanatory.

If you do not already have a TV in your room and would like one added, there is a fee of 500L for installation (a one time fee that is good for the length of your rental) and 3 prims that will count against your prim limit.

DBDigital Epsilon
Managing Director
SS Galaxy