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Documentation: Contents of Kitely's blog posts

Post by Dot Matrix » Wed Jul 16, 2014 11:34 am

This thread gives an overview of the contents of Kitely's blog posts over the years. Subheadings are copied across from the blog posts to give more of an idea of what the post includes.

Note that earlier blog posts might contain out-of-date information as to Kitely services. Up-to-date information is here: Kitely Services.

April 2011
Welcome to Kitely
  • Improved Communications
  • Content Protection
  • User-Visible Features
  • Bug Fixes
  • Coming soon
Terms of Service


May 2011
More Free Kitely Credits

OpenSim 0.7.1 and More
  • OpenSim 0.7.1
  • Email Required
  • World Templates
  • Imprudence 1.3.2
Even More Free Kitely Credits

Better World Descriptions


June 2011
Kitely Plugin 1.2.0 and Export World
  • Choose which virtual world viewer to use
  • Digitally signed plugin
  • Safari on Mac OS X
  • Get notified when a newer version of the plugin is available
  • Export World
Updated Signup Bonuses


July 2011
Backend and OpenSim Improvements
  • Faster script loading
  • Exported OAR files include creator information
  • Direct URL for downloading Kitely Plugin
Improved Support for Non-English Names
  • Improved Support for Non-English Names
  • Improved “Enter World” Reliability
Faster Startup for Worlds with Many Assets
  • Faster Startup for Worlds with Many Assets
  • LinkedIn Button
  • Improved Internet Explorer 9 Support
Modified OpenSim to Improve World Startup Time


August 2011
*** KEY POST on permissions and OARs ***
Copy World and Export World Respect Permissions
  • Backend Improvements
  • Copy World and Export World now Respect Permissions

September 2011
OpenSim 0.7.2


October 2011
Faster World Startups, Less Server Lag and Faster Rez Times
  • Opensim 0.7.2 Final
  • New Assets System
  • Other Improvements
See Which Worlds You Visited in the History Panel


November 2011
Public Worlds, Maturity Ratings and Making Public Worlds Affordable
  • Public Worlds
  • Maturity Ratings
  • Report a World for Violating Kitely’s Terms of Service
  • Making Public Worlds Affordable
  • Kick Users from a World
  • Shopping Scripts Support for Freebies

December 2011
Improved Search, Permanent URLs and Introduction Slideshow
  • Improved World Ranking in Search
  • Sharing Search URLs
  • Permanent World URLs for Sharing
  • Introduction Slideshow
  • Optimizations
Two Minutes of Your Time Can Help the Kitely Community Grow

Happy Holidays: Kitely Supports Vivox Voice!
  • Using Voice
  • Private Calls
  • Enabling Voice in Your World
To be continued ...
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February 2012
Billing System Finally In Place
  • Minutes and Kitely Credits
  • Monthly Plans
  • Buying Kitely Credits
  • Enabling Other Users to Access Your Worlds for Free
  • History Table
  • Effect on Existing Users
  • Future Plans
  • Final Words

March 2012
Use Kitely Without Facebook
  • Create an account using Twitter
  • Create an account using Email and Password
  • OSSL Functions Enabled
Teleport Between Kitely Worlds, and Additional Viewers Supported
  • Teleport Between Kitely Worlds
  • Additional Viewers Supported
  • Download Firestorm from World Pages
  • Change Viewers From the Settings Page
  • Start Viewers Manually

April 2012
Stability Improvement and Facebook Bug Fix

OpenSim 0.7.3.1 and Additional Script Functions Supported

*** KEY POST on scripting (updated October 2012, for OpenSim 0.7.4) ***
Supported OSSL Functions
  • Allowed for Everyone
  • Allowed for the World Manager or Parcel Owner
  • Allowed for the World Manager
  • Not Allowed

May 2012
Avatar Groups, Profiles and Offline IM
  • Avatar Groups
  • User Profiles
  • Offline Instant Messaging
  • Security Enhancements
  • Improved OAR Format
  • Updated Kitely Plugin
Replace Existing Worlds and Automatically Disconnect Idle Users
  • Replace Existing Worlds With New OAR Files
  • Automatically Disconnect Idle Users
  • Updated Kitely Plugin

June 2012
Kitely Credits as a Virtual Currency, and Web-Based Messaging
  • Kitely Credits as a Virtual Currency
  • Upcoming Features for Kitely Credits
  • Send Messages to Other Users from the Kitely Website
  • Changes to Groups Policy
  • Other Improvements

July 2012
Lower Priced Plans and New Monetization Options
  • New Subscription Plans
  • Price Changes for Creating and Storing Worlds
  • Buying More KC at Once
  • More Free Time for New Free Plan Users
  • Payment Methods
  • Setting a Price for Visiting Worlds

August 2012
High-Performance Big Worlds, and World Pictures
  • Big Worlds
  • Optimized Big Worlds Performance
  • Megaregions
  • Default Region
  • Universal Campus World Template
  • Multi-Region OAR Files
  • World Pictures
  • New Public Worlds Page
  • Capturing Screenshots
Advanced Megaregions: Up to 5x Faster, and Working Parcel Media
  • Easily Enable or Disable Advanced Megaregion Mode
  • Speed Improvements

September 2012
User-Created Transfer Stations
  • What are Transfer Stations
  • User-Created Transfer Stations
  • Overall Structure
  • Contents
  • Legal
  • What’s Next
New Kitely Avatars

Removed Support for the Second Life Viewer


October 2012
Unmetered Regions for $40 / Month. (Much Less for Bigger Worlds!)
  • Two Ways to Pay For Worlds
  • Pricing
  • Creating Worlds with Unlimited Free Access
  • Disconnecting Idle Visitors
Upgraded to OpenSim 0.7.4 with Kitely Improvements

A Minute of Your Time Can Help the Kitely Community Grow


November 2012
New Cloud-Based Inventory System


December 2012
Kitely Is Now Significantly Faster than Regular OpenSim
  • Worlds Start Faster
  • Assets Appear More Quickly
  • Significant Improvements to Login Lag
  • Important Note Regarding These Optimizations
  • Other Improvements
New Kitely Forums with Single Sign-On
  • Kitely Forums
  • Choose World Wind Settings
  • Improvements to OpenSim
  • Removed Support for Internet Explorer Versions 8 and Below
  • Other Improvements
Fixed OpenSim Sun and Physics Bugs
  • The Sun
  • Sculptie Physics
To be continued ...
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Re: Documentation: Contents of Kitely's blog posts

Post by Dot Matrix » Wed Jul 16, 2014 3:17 pm

Once again, note that earlier blog posts might include out-of-date information. In particular, for up-to-date information about the Kitely Market, see the Kitely Market wiki pages.

January 2013
Kitely Market Early Bird Promotion
  • How the Kitely Market will Work
    [The following sections were superseded by a later blog post, in May 2013]
  • Early-Bird Discounts for All Merchants
  • Additional Benefits for Featured Merchants
  • Criteria for Featured Merchant Consideration
  • Notes
  • How to Apply
  • Weekly Merchant Meetings
  • Act Now
Offline IM Notifications and People Search
  • Email Notifications for Offline IM
  • People Search
  • Better Support for Uploading Many Items
  • “Likes” in the Forums
  • Website Improvements
Better Detection of Idle Users
  • Better Detection of Idle Users
  • Canceled the User Referral Bonus

February 2013
Preview of Kitely Market Categories
  • Attributes
  • Categories
  • We Need Your Feedback
Phantom Prims in Linksets and Other Improvements
  • Phantom Prims in Linksets
  • Failed to find Bodypart in Database
  • Telehubs Without Spawn Points

March 2013
Faster Logins using Transfer Stations
  • Transfer Stations
  • Viewer Login Improvements
  • Additional Changes

April 2013
Community-Created Transfer Stations


May 2013
Kitely Market is Now Open to Merchants
  • Kitely Market
  • Create Your Store
  • Store Home
  • Manage Products
  • Edit Product
  • Modifying a Product
  • Limited Time Promotion [out of date; fees eliminated 5 October 2013]
  • Sell to Multiple Grids
  • Bugs and Known Issues [fixed in a later update]

June 2013
Export Permission Implemented
  • Export Permission
  • Export OAR Respects the Export Permission
  • Other Improvements
Kitely Market Merchants Can Now Browse Their Own Stores
  • Search Page
  • Product Page
  • Store Page
  • Conclusion

July 2013
Kitely Market Update and Other Improvements
  • Merchants: Setup Kitely Market With Your PayPal Account
  • Other Improvements

August 2013
Kitely Market Featured Merchants

Kitely Market is Open for Business
  • Overview
  • Categories and Attributes
  • Variations
  • Product Demos
  • Great User Experience
  • Information for Merchants
  • Export Permission
  • Other Features
  • Conclusion

September 2013
Tools For Finding and Fixing Problems in Products
  • Fixing Problems in Products
  • Redeliver Products
Kitely Market Presented in OpenSim Community Conference 2013

New Kitely Welcome Center

Easier Attachment Creation and Kitely Market Improvements
  • Bug Fixes in OpenSim
  • How to Use Multiple Attributes in Kitely Market
  • Other Kitely Market Improvements
  • Other Improvements
Changes to Kitely Market Permissions
  • Changes to Kitely Market Permissions
  • Other Changes to Kitely Market
  • Fixed a Coalesced Objects Bug

October 2013
The Content Liberation Front
  • Step 1 – Upload Content to Kitely Market
  • Step 2 – Use the Content Analyzer to fix problems
  • Step 3 – Export to Disk [superseded, but export via OAR is available]
  • You Have Rights
  • No Strings Attached
  • What’s Next in Kitely?
Gifts, Wish Lists and Payouts
  • Gifts
  • Wish Lists
  • View Payouts
  • Other Improvements

November 2013
A Minute of Your Time Can Help Bring More People to Kitely

Updated to OpenSim 0.7.6, Fixed Many Bugs, and Added User-Requested Features
  • OpenSim 0.7.6
  • Materials
  • Import Content
  • Better World Map
  • Fixed Bugs in OpenSim
  • Removed Kitely Plugin
  • Show All Variations in Kitely Market
  • Improved Permissions Detection in Kitely Market
  • Other Improvements

December 2013
Performance Improvements and Materials Update
  • Worlds Start Faster
  • Better Maps at No Performance Cost
  • Materials Work in Kitely Market
  • Other Improvements
Upcoming Plan Changes and a Limited Time Offer
  • The New Premium Account
  • Bronze Plan Canceled
  • Silver and Gold Plans Grandfathered In, With Extra Benefits
  • New Fixed-Price World Options
  • Act Now! (Excuse the Cliche…)
Inventory Folder Size Limit

To be continued...
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Re: Documentation: Contents of Kitely's blog posts

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January 2014
New Fixed-Price Options, Starting at $14.95 / Month
  • No More Minutes
  • Fixed-Price World Options
  • Account Types: Regular and Premium
  • New Access Controls
  • New Users
  • Other Changes
Scripting in Advanced Megaregions, and Troubleshooting Physics
  • Scripting in Advanced Megaregions
  • New Function: osGetRegionSize()
  • New Grid URI
  • Maturity Ratings Guidelines
  • Improved Detection of Slow Physics Objects
  • Other Improvements

March 2014
Kitely Market Hypergrid Delivery -- Beta Test

Kitely Market Hypergrid Delivery Is Now Open to All
  • Kitely Market Hypergrid Delivery
  • Show Only Exportable Items
  • Tools for Merchants
  • Download Sales Report
  • Easier Passwords for New Users
  • New Logo
  • OpenSim Core Group
Cut World Startup Time in Half, and Improved Performance

April 2014
OpenSim Bug Fixes and Hypergrid Progress Update

May 2014
Kitely Now Supports the Hypergrid, with Strong Content Protections
  • How to Teleport Out of Kitely
  • How to Teleport Into Kitely
  • Enabling Hypergrid Access
  • The Hypergrid Logo
  • Content Protection
  • The Export Flag
  • How No-Export Items Are Prevented from Leaving Kitely
  • Avatar Appearance
  • Changes to “Export World”
  • Kitely’s Export Permissions are Not Shown in the Viewer
  • First Teleport to a New Grid Sometimes Fails
  • Kitely Users Benefit from our Cloud-Based Inventory System while Hypergrid Traveling
  • Final Words
June 2014
New Homepage and Many Bug Fixes

New Virtual World Gateway

Removing Metered Worlds and Introducing Premium Worlds
Frequently Asked Questions [answered in the blogpost]
  • Why is Kitely making this change?
  • Does this change affect me?
  • I have a Regular Account, and I own some Premium Worlds. What are my options?
  • Does Kitely still provide a free trial period to new users who want to create a world?
  • When does this change take effect?
Updated Mono and Faster Mesh Loading
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Re: Documentation: Contents of Kitely's blog posts

Post by Marstol Nitely » Wed Jul 16, 2014 8:08 pm

So, I'm assuming this is a step in getting the wiki going? What would you like from us Dot? My suggestion is to start with the process of elimination. We could get rid of the items that are unnecessary and outdated first. Then start talking about what is needed. If I'm completely off, please feel free to set me straight Dot. :D

While I think it's a great idea to do as much as possible on the forums, at some point we should probably start having short meetings. If we do, weekends are best for me, but probably not until August.
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Re: Documentation: Contents of Kitely's blog posts

Post by Dot Matrix » Thu Jul 17, 2014 9:55 am

Eliminating unnecessary and outdated material sounds a very good idea, Marstol. Do you want to have a go? Simple copy/paste would probably be easiest.

In parallel, I'm going to try tackling a subject of particular interest to me from a slightly different direction: that of group builds, OARs and permissions. The plan is to gather together all the material I can find that touches on the subject, and try to edit it down into a coherent and understandable format, maybe using charts. But that will be in a different thread.

I'm hoping that Deuce might be able to revise and update his "Getting Settled in Kitely" document as time allows, as well.

There's no deadline for all this -- fit things in as you have time.

Point noted about the eventual need for short inworld meetings!
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Re: Documentation: Contents of Kitely's blog posts

Post by Marstol Nitely » Thu Jul 17, 2014 8:51 pm

Thanks Dot,

Sounds good. I will get started in the near future. I'll try to get rid of the obvious and consult later about info I'm not sure of.
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Re: Documentation: Contents of Kitely's blog posts

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July 2014
OpenSim 0.8 and Improved Search
  • OpenSim 0.8
  • Changing the Physics Engine
  • Improved In-World Search
  • Customer Testimonials
  • Other Improvements

August 2014
Some User Interface Improvements
  • Shorter “New World” and “Manage World” Dialogs
  • Direct Access to Try Demo
New Kitely Market Homepage and Increased Idle Timeout
  • New Homepage for Kitely Market
  • Increased Idle Timeout for World Managers and Premium Account Members

September 2014
Advanced Analytics for Kitely Market -- KEY POST
  • Overview
  • Store Analytics
  • Store Analytics – Conversion
  • Store Analytics – Channels
  • Product Analytics
  • Additional Notes
  • Other Features
A Minute of Your Time Can Help Bring More People to Kitely


October 2014
Kitely Donates $250 to help OSGrid Recover from its Crash

Promoting Products in Kitely Market Using Ads
  • How Ads Appear in Kitely Market (Product Ads and Store Ads)
  • Creating Ads
  • Prices
  • Analytics
  • Other Improvements
Kitely Market to Support High Fidelity
  • High Fidelity
  • Content Liberation Front update

November 2014
Related Products and Improved Management Tools in Kitely Market
  • Improved Management Tools
  • Product Groups
  • Managing Groups
  • Related Products
Kitely Market Presented in OpenSim Community Conference 2014

Showcase Your Items for Free in Kitely Market’s Ad Campaign

Search Kitely Market Sales History
  • Search the Sales History
  • Show Prices in Manage Products
  • Other Changes

December 2014
Sales Campaigns in Kitely Market
  • Are Discounts Really Effective?
  • How Sales Campaigns Work
  • Create a Sales Campaign
  • Add Products to a Sales Campaign
  • Promoting Sales Campaigns
  • Restrictions
  • Wish List Sale Notifications
  • Analytics
  • Thoughts on Sales
  • Happy Holidays!
Analytics for Product Prices
  • Prices in Analytics
  • How to Use This Information
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Re: Documentation: Contents of Kitely's blog posts

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February 2015
This Video Can Help Get More Content to the Metaverse


March 2015
Import VarRegion OAR Files, and Started Ad Campaign
  • Security Fix
  • Importing VarRegion OAR Files
  • Started Ad Campaign
  • Added a Video to the Homepage
Kitely Market on Your Phone

Removing Support for Facebook Groups


May 2015
Resize Kitely Worlds Using a Graphical Tool

Phasing Out Premium Accounts, and a Limited-Time Offer
  • Soon: No More Premium Accounts
  • What are Premium Accounts?
  • The Return of the Gold Plan
  • Frequently Asked Questions
    • Q: Why is Kitely making this change?
    • Q: Does this change affect me?
    • Q: Will Kitely still provide a free trial period to new users who want to create a world?
    • Q: When does this change take effect?
    • Q: If I have a Premium Account, can I still get Fixed-Price Worlds?
  • Act Now!
Secure Browsing and Better Hypergrid Support in Kitely Market
  • Secure Browsing using SSL
  • Simpler Delivery Options
  • Easier Delivery to Other Grids
  • Increased the Idle Visitors Timeout
  • Better Error Checking of OAR Files

June 2015
60% Off Large Worlds, and Dedicated Memory Guarantee
  • New World Prices, and Dedicated Memory
  • How Does This Affect You?
  • High Performance Worlds
  • No More Premium Accounts
  • Kitely Provides the Best Value for Your Money
Downloadable Account History Report

Edit (31 Dec 2015): added last entry for June 2015
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Re: Documentation: Contents of Kitely's blog posts

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