Linden Lab rejects sculpted prim forum

There was a propocal in the second life jira for a sculpted prim forum with subforums for topics specific to different modeling software.

The proposal is titled “Sculpted Prim Forum”

It was  rejected it and marked resolved, “Resolution: Won’t Fix”

The explanation for rejecting this idea is

Quote:I’m open to suggestions here, but if we’re going to have one for sculpties, then from historical experience, we’d inevitably get followups asking for subforums for flexiprims, voice, etc. So, I suggest simplifying and starting new threads in Content Creation, generally Building, as appropriate.

Additional cultural aspect here: sculpties have been discussed extensively on the wiki, so that’s another avenue:

The reasoning in the rejection eludes me. The evidence in the Jira shows no such proposals for the other issues mentioned.  It is being rejected based on imaginary requests, requests that exist only in the rejection author’s mind. Further, rejecting a request for a forum because one imagines that people might in the future request other forums makes no sense. If that was the case one would have to reject the creation of the very first forum ever created, since it’s existence might have spurred the creation of other forums in the future. If people propose the creation of a forum for flexiprims in the future, then that request should be considered on it’s merit, once it’s real, not on the basis of potential but non-existent requests that might or might not be made in the future. Flexiprims are variations of the same sort of prim that has existed since SL was started, and don’t require the use of external software in their creation and editing, while sculpted prims are a new breed, not actually prims at all in the sense of prims being extrusions of lines, circular arcs, etc., and do require the use of external editing software with attributes quite different from the inworld object editor.

In addition, the proposal was made at a time when the jira sytem’s login procedure was faultiy, and the forum’s BB code has been turned off, making it more difficult for people that support the idea to simply click on a link and log in and vote for it.

The Animation forum was created in response to a change in SL that created a new type of entity, the custom animation, which required the use of external software, and I believe that has worked out rather nicely. It might be a good idea to use this model from actual SL history as the basis for one’s thoughts on the appropriateness of creating a forum for sculpted prim discussion.

I suggest that those who want a sculpted prim forum make comments in the jira at the existing proposal mentioned above requesting that WEB-135 be changed back to unresolved status, and that someone other than me create a new proposal of the same nature. Preferably someone real popular with a sunny dispostion and lots of friends who can get the vote total up to at least a few hundred in a short time.


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