Community Help

  • Community Help

Blogs

  • What's a blog?

    The blogs section of the Second Life Community website is the best place to go for Second Life news.

    If you would like to be alerted immediately when a blog post is published, then subscribe to our RSS feed (instructions below) or follow us on Twitter @secondlife.

    When posting comments on the Second Life Blogs, please follow the Community Participation Guidelines.

  • How do I post a comment on a blog?

    It's easy. Posting a comment on a blog is a lot like replying to a message on a board. If the blog is open for comments, you'll see the Post a Comment link or a Comment count link at the bottom of the post.

    To post your comment:

    1. Click the Post a Comment or Comment count link.
      You can post a comment to an article or to someone else's comment.
    2. Type your comment in the Post a Comment area.
      You can use simple HTML and quote the article you're commenting on. You won't be able to edit or delete a comment once it's posted, so be sure to preview your comment and check your spelling first.
    3. When you're happy with your comment, click Post Your Comment.

  • Can I post a blog comment without registering or logging in?

    To post a comment, you must be logged in with your Second Life user name and password.

  • How do I share a blog post with friends?

    If you want to tell your friends about blog posts, you can use any of dozens of shared bookmarking, social network, or other tracking services, such as Del.icio.us, Digg, Reddit, Facebook, MySpace, Google, StumbleUpon, Technorati and Twitter. All you need is an account with the with the designated social networking service.

    To share a blog post:

    1. When you get to the post you want to share, click the Share button.
    2. Click the service you want to use. Click the service you want to use. Depending on which service you choose, you may need to log in. If you don't already have an account, then you may be asked to register and create one.
  • Can I subscribe to a blog?

    Yes. You can subscribe directly to a blog or an article or to their RSS feeds. If you subscribe to an RSS feed, then you can use an RSS reader to view new content that's added to the blog. If you subscribe directly to a blog or article, then you will receive an email alert when new articles or comments are posted. Specific directions are below.

    ToDo this
    Subscribe to a blog Go to the blog page and choose Blog Options > Subscribe to this Blog.
    Subscribe to an article Go to the article and choose Article Options > Subscribe to this Article.
    Subscribe to an RSS feed     Go to the blog or article and choose Blog Options > Subscribe to this Blog's RSS Feed or Subscribe to this Article's RSS Feed.
    Then, save the live bookmark or whatever you usually do to add an RSS feed.

  • What's a Permalink?

    A permalink, short for permanent link, is the URL for a specific blog post. Usually, a new post will only stay on the front page of a category for a short period of time, as newer posts replace older ones in the queue. So, that can make it challenging to quickly find the post that you are looking for. Permalinks always stay the same so you can save them and go directly to a specific article.

    To use a permalink:

    1. Click Permalink at the bottom of a blog post.
    2. Copy the URL that appears in your browser's navigation toolbar.
    3. Paste the link wherever you need it.

  • What icons are used in the Second Life Blogs?

    The main icons used in the blogs are as follows:

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