Originally Posted by Jessica lyon
Not being willing to block hundreds of thousands of people from logging into sl.. is not because we want to coast along on a loophole. It's because blocking hundreds of thousands of people at the same time is problematic x 9001.
Thanks for the clear and thoughtful reply. But would it be hundreds of thousands? If you get out an update, particularly with the improvements you mention, and then you and LL announce that, as of some date a few weeks after the update, older versions will be blocked, won't many of those hundreds of thousands update in the meantime? This is an eventuality, after all, you must have anticipated back in December, when you wrote
ultimately we know LL will deprecate V1 viewers because it is not economically viable to remain profitable while V1's are still around
I mean, I don't know how many more people now use Phoenix than used Emerald back when everyone was saying it could never be blocked when so many people were using it, but is the problem of forcing a lot of people to change really of a different order of magnitude than then it was, when -- as I recall -- LL pulled the plug with no real certainty that people would switch to Phoenix or anything else?
Maybe it is -- I don't know.