SL Land User Group and User Group summary

The Concierge & Land User Group meeting area

In my week #35/1 SL projects update, I referenced the upcoming re-launch of the Governance user group. Since then, the Lab has added a further group to the list that people might want to take note of.

The Concierge & Land has a fortnightly schedule (meeting every other Thursday), commencing on Thursday, September 13th, 2018, between 12:00 noon and 13:00 SLT; this puts it immediately before the Content Creation User Group. It will be led by Theresa Linden, and it will be held at the Linden Estate Services meeting area.

The focus for the meeting is described as being:

Discussion & education of SL topics such as current known issues and bugs, project viewers and new features, and general Mainland issues.

I assume the “known issues and bugs, project viewers and new features” relate directly to the land management tools within the viewer, rather than being for a more general discussion on all things viewer. However, the emphasis on “general Mainland issues”  is a little curious, as it almost appears to rule out private estates from discussion. So, it will be interesting to see how this is perceived / carried forward.

A typical TPV Developer meeting

User Groups – General Information

There are now user groups held on a weekly / fortnightly / monthly basis, together with the Third-Party Viewer Developer meeting. All of them are open to general attendance by users – but those joining a meeting are asked to keep questions they have rooted to the topics covered by each of the meetings.

So, for example, the Simulator User Group is primarily for questions on the simulator / back-end services; questions relating to governance issues, cannot be answered at these meetings. Similarly, specific content creation questions cannot be addressed at the TPV or Web meetings, etc.

Full details of the user group meetings can be found in the SL wiki user groups page. The following is a brief summary of all eight (including the TPV Developer meeting). Click the group links for the individual information pages:

Day Time (SLT) User Group Frequency Focus Location SLurl
Tuesday Noon-13:00 Simulator Weekly Simulator issues and technology. Denby
13:00-14:00 Governance1 Fortnight Governance-related issues such as in-world abuse, Abuse Reports, Forum Reports, Marketplace Reports, etc. Havenhurst
Wednesday 07:00-08:00 Open Development Weekly Open discussion of SL development, including open source contributions. Oz’s Raft
14:00-15:00 Web2 Monthly Discussion of issues around Web properties such as Marketplace, Profiles, Place Pages, Search, etc. Denby
Thursday Noon-13:00 Concierge & Land3 Monthly Discussion & education of SL topics such as current known issues and bugs, project viewers and new features, and general Mainland issues. Land Services 4
13:00-14:00 Content Creation4 Weekly Discussion of SL content creation including avatars, animations, and other meshes. Hippotropolis Campfire Circle
15:00-16:00 Server Beta Weekly Anything pertaining to server changes and public beta testing. On Aditi: SLurl
Friday 12:00-13:00 TPV Developer5 Fortnight Discussion of viewer & related development, updates, important changes. Primarily aimed at TPV developers Hippotroplis Theatre


  1. Commencing: Tuesday, September 18th, 2018.
  2. Date of next meeting (at the time of writing): Wednesday, September 26th, 2018.
  3. Commencing: Thursday, September 13th, 2018.
  4. Excludes the first Thursday of each month.
  5. Date of next meeting (at the time of writing): Friday, September 7th, 2018.


  • All meetings are subject to US holidays.
  • Changes to the schedules are generally noted on the wiki pages.
  • You will need to have Voice enabled for the Content Creation and TPV Developer meeting (text can still be used at both for comments / questions, as can Voice).

With thanks to Whirly Fizzle for the pointer to the Land Group meeting.


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