Editorial Clarity, owner of LTD, is no fan of RFL of SL’s Home and Garden Coordinators, Cain Maven and Kaerri Rae. In a rant post on Facebook, Editorial stated:“It’s not often I get annoyed in Second Life anymore. I’ve been here for too long, lived many situations with many people, but at the last Home & Garden Expo I attended a voice panel discussion and was unexpectedly blasted in voice by one of the organizers. Not only attacking me, but LTD as a whole. And now, one year later, they expect me to support their event by giving them a free advertisement and promotion rights in my group? Listen, I’m all for supporting charity events, especially Home & Garden…but don’t try and tear me apart in front of a hundred people, on voice, try and humiliate me and then expect me to back you on your future endeavors. I will happily donate directly to Relay For Life on behalf of LTD. I will not be supporting you or your event.”
So looks like that LTD is not on the Home and Garden Bandwagon. Other creators chimed in, with one pointing out that RFL Of SL has never ever shared receipts or anything to verify that the actual lindens donated were going to the American Cancer Society, the parent charity of RFL Of SL. The same goes for their outfit in InWorldz, RFL Of IW.
The charity is currently rated a two start by Charity Navigator:
Many creators and businesses cringe at the start of RFL Of SL season, because the begging and whining for lindens, while guilt tripping people into fundraising via credit card, is a huge turn off for some.
Former big team coordinator Still Braveheart, blasted the charity a few years ago on her blog for the very same reasons we have mentioned: aggressive fundraising techniques, lack of transparency, discrimination by the committee over LGTB avatars, not holding events at times that benefit foreigners, and just making people feel 100% unwelcome.