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Amiga Core

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For the past few weeks, I have been taking my wife (who is in a wheelchair, RL and SL) to church service on SL, every Sunday evening. 

As of Sunday just passed, my wife refuses to log in to SL, period.

Whilst approaching the church - we like to rez at the edge of the sim, to take in the lovely garden - some piece of...filth is too light...attacked us. A griefer - dressed as a hideous mouse - used some illegal device to attach himself to my wife's head. 

As if that wasn't enough, this disgusting perverted subhuman then farted in my wife's face.

We instantly AR'd the griefer. My wife was crying in RL and said she couldn't stay on the sim. I brought this up with the pastor, but he was busy in service, so I had to IM his daughter to complain.

Later, the pastor showed no recognition of the seriousness of the incident, telling me to 'not worry' and that 'it's probably just kids'.

Again, as I told him: the mouse farted in my wife's face.

So, I look at SL and, in search, the griefer is STILL listed. SL has done nothing.

I want this filth OUT of the SL population now. And I don't want it to end there. I want EVERY person on this forum to complain to Linden Labs to make sure this never happens again.

A disabled woman is now isolated from her only means of church service, and too scared to log on again.

A Satanic griefer is winning, and he needs to be IP-banned, now. Please contact Linden Labs and tell them to take action immediately. 

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Amiga Core wrote:

For the past few weeks, I have been taking my wife (who is in a wheelchair, RL and SL) to church service on SL, every Sunday evening. 

As of Sunday just passed, my wife refuses to log in to SL, period.

Whilst approaching the church - we like to rez at the edge of the sim, to take in the lovely garden - some piece of...
filth
is too light...attacked us. A griefer - dressed as a hideous mouse - used some illegal device to attach himself to my wife's head. 

As if that wasn't enough, this disgusting perverted subhuman then farted in my wife's face.

We instantly AR'd the griefer. My wife was crying in RL and said she couldn't stay on the sim. I brought this up with the pastor, but he was busy in service, so I had to IM his daughter to complain.

Later, the pastor showed no recognition of the seriousness of the incident, telling me to 'not worry' and that 'it's probably just kids'.

Again, as I told him: the mouse farted in my wife's face.

So, I look at SL and, in search, the griefer is STILL listed. SL has done nothing.

I want this filth OUT of the SL population now. And I don't want it to end there. I want EVERY person on this forum to complain to Linden Labs to make sure this never happens again.

A disabled woman is now isolated from her only means of church service, and too scared to log on again.

A Satanic griefer is winning, and he needs to be IP-banned, now. Please contact Linden Labs and tell them to take action immediately. 

Welcome to Second Life Forums, Amiga

Sadly, schools/colleges are out, and there is a minority element within Second Life targetting some of the more wholesome places trying to get a rise out of people.

I'm sorry to hear your wife was a victim of this abuse, which was shocking to her, but by not logging in again, the griefer has won.  Your wife does need to know that she can always click on an avatar and select "block" so she does not have to be aware of their presence and therefore it will be a case of ignore it and it will go away.

Since you reported the avatar, Linden Lab may well have given this offender a warning, but we will never know, and it is better for your wife to pity the poor person who just has not had a very nice upbringing with enough love in it.  Pray for them.

 

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I am sorry that happened to your wife, and understand that it upset her.  LL gives us tools to deal with idiots like that and residents are expected to use them.  She could have blocked them and even derender them so she couldn't even see or hear them anymore and they couldn't communicate or interact with her.

You were right to AR them, but LL is not going to ban them for that.    They probably will give them just a slap on the wrist such as a warning or temporary suspension if they have done this before.  They reserve bans for griefers that do things like crash sims, crash peoples computers,  and other serious issues like that.  None of us can AR them either since we weren't directly involved or observed the situation.

If she never comes back to SL that griefer has won.  So, I suggest your wife visit Virtual Ability, a wonderful sim and organization that teaches disabled people what they need to know to deal with all kinds of situations in SL, including situations like that, so they build confidence in themselves.   It also is a great place for people who due to a disability are socially isolated in RL to meet others in similar situations who are supportive.  They have socials and all kinds of activities that I am sure your wife would enjoy.  While some people that are in wheelchairs use them in SL too, most of them that I know don't because SL allows them to do a lot of things they can't in RL, such as run, dance, participate in sports etc.  It enriches their lives tremendously.

It was probably a kid and while I agree it was tasteless and disgusting, I think you are both over reacting.  It is just pixels after all.  Just the fact that you call them filth, satanic and a disgusting perverted subhuman doesn't sound very Christian to me either.

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Hire me.  I can protect you.

 I will escort you and your lovely handicapped bride through any further trials and tribulations of SL you may encounter. If anyone even attempts to fart at/on your wife again I am fully armed and ready to fart back, and without hesitation. I am lethal!   The perp  will not have opportunity to return fire. He/she will be finished.

I am licenced and armed with the latest, greatest fart technologies. and I am available for 1500L$ per in-world experience. I must charge you double, yes, only 3000$L on Sundays. (Have you ever tried to hire an in-world plumber on the weekend?  They will cost you an arm and a leg so to speak, and your wife may not be able to spare a leg if she wheelchair bound.) 

I also have professional wheelchair pushing skills at a cost  of only 500$L per session, however "pushing" work-for-hire alone will not protect your wife or you from any olfactory assaults you may encounter on your way to Sunday services, but I will guarantee that your wife will not miss mass.  

Remember that any Lindens spent in defending yourself from in-world griefers is a Linden well spent.  All references will be submitted upon request for services.

 Edit to add: IM me within the next 24 hours for a 10% discount on all services. 

 

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Amiga,

As you're seeing, an emotion laden post is like blood in the water. I understand your frustration over griefing, but there are simple and effective methods available to you and your wife to escape and avoid it. Griefers, whether in-world, or here in the forum, thrive on the attention they can get by pushing people's buttons. And when our buttons are pushed, our anger can compromise our judgement, exposing us to claims of hypocrisy.

It's unreasonable to come to the forums and ask EVERY one of us to complain to Linden Lab. None of us experienced the griefing first hand, or have direct evidence of it. So we are in no position to file abuse reports. The spurious filing of abuse reports is itself an abuse of the system, and it's unfair to ask us to do that.

I do not mean to dismiss your wife's pain over this, but in anonymous social settings like SL, you will encounter disagreeable behavior. And because that behavior is not physically dangerous, SL can be a good place to learn how to keep it from upsetting you, while (or by) taking steps to address it. Those steps may not always be effective, but even the most ineffective of constructive responses, or no response at all, is better than the often self destructive results of an emotional backlash.

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Madelaine McMasters wrote:

Amiga,

As you're seeing, an emotion laden post is a like blood in the water. I understand your frustration over griefing, but there are simple and effective methods available to you and your wife to escape and avoid it. Griefers, whether in-world, or here in the forum, thrive on the attention they can get by pushing people's buttons. And when our buttons are pushed, our anger can compromise our judgement, exposing us to claims of hypocrisy.

It's unreasonable to come to the forums and ask EVERY one of us to complain to Linden Lab. None of us experienced the griefing first hand, or have direct evidence of it. So we are in no position to file abuse reports. The spurious filing of abuse reports is itself an abuse of the system, and it's unfair to ask us to do that.

I do not mean to dismiss your wife's pain over this, but in anonymous social settings like SL, you will encounter disagreeable behavior. And because that behavior is not physically dangerous, SL can be a good place to learn how to keep it from upsetting you, while (or by) taking steps to address it. Those steps may not always be effective, but even the most ineffective of constructive responses, or no response at all, is better than the often self destructive results of an emotional backlash.

Could there possibly exist another post anywhere in this virtual world that reads any better than the above?  I think not.  I'm still trying to grasp its meaning, but it reads so deep.  Wow!   

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I've gotten somewhat used to these griefing episodes in SL.  If you go to any welcome center (they are usually sooo not welccoming btw) there are people just waiting to insult and annoy others.  I've found the best tool to remove these little maggots from my life and my screen is the "mute" button.  Once muted you cannot see or hear them and will not have to put up with their shenanigans.  Familiarize your wife with this function and have her immediately mute this person before they even log on again.  She'll find SL much more pleasant once she learns how to mute/pulverize the immature element inworld.

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There is nothing wrong with having somewhat delicate sensibilities -- a lot of people I admire and respect do. But if this is the case, SL is probably not for you. I woud not recommend it to anyone without a pretty thick skin.

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really ? ,,lam calling BS on this  you either a toll or your wife playing you for a fool ,maybe she just telling you that she scare becuse a mouse farted in her face hmmm well sound and smell like something i said before BS ,,, you getting played dude if a mouse fart really run her off dang i hate to have her in sl at all gee i would tell her to grown a set but she a woman i am guessing.

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I think you are drowning in a glass of water pal. I would  understand you if this happened in RL,but this happened in a virtual world, where both you and your wife can mute/block this resident and you won't have to deal with him anymore.

Not a satanic griefer, just a common annoying resident who crossed a line. Frying people's PCs, making a sim unbereable, that's a griefer. You just had the bad luck to run into this ahole but again, you don't have to overreact. 

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Sorry to hear that this happened to you while trying to enjoy your SL.   Some people are thoughtless and careless, and use attacking others in any form to gain a sense of personal enjoyment.   It's sad really.

Remember that in the case of common annoyances regarding other residents, the block feature is a miracle worker, mix that with 'derender - blacklist' and they simply no longer exist.   They could attach themselves to you, and do things to upset you - and you wouldn't even know they were there.

Unfortunately to say, LL won't remove this person for that action alone - I have been through much worse attacks by griefers, including attacks on RL, and LL wouldn't remove them either.    Your best bet is to continue going, you both enjoy it, and if you encounter this lovely individual again, block, derender and throw em on the blacklist, and continue enjoying what it is you sought out to do.

If only we had that feature in RL ;)
Best wishes, and don't give up, it only means they win.

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If a mouse avatar farting on your avatars head is enough to make you cry and leave SL I doubt you would have lasted longer then a day. I doubt she even would have made it through welcome island! I call TROLL on this one! Had fun reading though! thanks! :)

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This is the equivalent of complaining someone PK'd you in an MMO and now you want all 50k players in the game to boycott the game until that player is banned.

I can't tell if OP is just trolling or just immature.

  • Relying on SL as the single source of church service? Lol. What if you have internet issues? What if the "pastor" forgets to show up? What if SL shuts down? You do realize there are live broadcasts of probably thousands of church services around the world that's 10x better than using a virtual sim for church service?
  • Crying and getting mad because someone "farted in your face" in a virtual sim. Lol either you were brought up as part of the royal family or you were homeschooled, in an extremely agoraphobic manner. I'm having trouble imagining what pills and legal actions you'd have to take if someone actually dared to play a prank on you in RL
  • Want everyone in the game to help you protest... lmao. Sorry I'm having a really hard time sympathizing with your "traumatizing" encounter
  • You must be really new to online sims/games if you think griefers care about being banned when they've invested nothing into their accounts and can create alts in the next 30sec

I'd suggest Neopets or Club Penguin would probably be more suitable for you two. Definitely no one to fart in your face there.

Edited by Suki Hirano

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Now where did I put my shovel...oh wait, there it is.

This post is pretty old, and I am not sure it really contributes anything at this point, so I am going to go ahead and lock it. Lets watch what we are digging up, some stuff is better left covered.

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