[UPDATE 26 Sep 07 @ 12:10 p.m. PDT]
Stipend payouts have been completed, and directory listing fees have been charged. Thank you for your patience.
[UPDATE 26 Sep 07 @ 7:55 a.m. PDT]
…and, we haven’t met our commitment this time around, for which we apologize. Between alleviating the service slowdowns last evening and preparing for downtime this morning, we suspended stipend payouts for several hours. The payments have resumed, but we’re still three to four hours away from getting yesterday’s stipends to everyone who’s waiting for them.
Yesterday’s group disbursements are finished. However, the process which assesses individual and group property owners for directory listing fees hasn’t run yet; that will trigger as soon as the individual stipend disbursements are complete.
After discussing this in more depth with our developers, it turns out that this process isn’t running behind at all… Second Life has just gotten bigger! As we continue to grow, and as the number of stipends increases, the process that controls their distribution will take longer to run. While we are still committed to getting all stipends out on Tuesday, it may no longer be first thing Tuesday morning as it has been in the past.
If you haven’t received your Premium stipend or a share of group income yet today, we haven’t forgotten you. These disbursements are running a bit behind schedule, and will take several more hours to finish. We apologize for the inconvenience.