Second Life Login Screen, now with More Information
We have made a few changes to the Second Life login screen, as you may have noticed, and we hope you’ll find them useful. You will see headlines from two sources, the most recent posts from the Official Second Life Blog and also the most recent Second Life Grid Status Reports. You can also subscribe to either feed, directly from the login screen, using the handy new RSS buttons.
A bit more detail:
1. Second Life Grid Status. This hasn’t changed, and does still display both the status of Second Life and the numbers logged in.
2. Second Life Grid Status Reports. This is new, and shows the latest few Status Reports. Each title is a live link, click to open the full report.
[A brief, recent history of feeds on this page. For some time after the Second Life Grid Status Reports page went up, the latest few Status Reports were displayed in area number three. For a few weeks they replaced the posts from the Official Second Life Blog, which were not shown on the login screen during this time.]
3. Official Second Life Blog. Back where they used to be, this area now displays the last few posts from the Second Life Blog. Posts are a live links, so you can click to go to the blog page and read the post.
4. RSS. Note the yellow circles we’ve drawn to highlight the RSS buttons in this screenshot. You can use to directly subscribe to a feed to either or both feeds, to read in your favorite RSS reader. (Click or drag them into your reader.)
We Want to Hear from You!
We Lindens would like to ask you about your thoughts, opinions and experiences in Second Life. Since there aren’t enough of us to speak to each of you directly, we are experimenting with login page polls as one way for us to ask for your feedback on a variety of issues. You may notice new questions appearing in a pop-up window when you login to Second Life.
For now, these questions are in English and on the main login page, but we are working on ways to reach Residents with other languages and methods as well. Keep your eye out for new questions, and let us know what you think!
— This post is a joint project by Christa Linden and Katt Linden