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1 hour ago, Tooback said:

  I am proposing.....that the game of second life is to win a person's affection for ego gratifcation and lindens.

Emphasis on the most important thing you've said.

If *you* believe that this is the entire "game of second life", then it is *you* (or if what you really mean is that *others* feel this way, then this would be *them*) that has a twisted mind, a twisted sense of right versus wrong, a fundamental lack of common sense and human decency....need I continue?

The vast majority of sl residents, you see, do NOT feel this way, do NOT think this is "the game of second life", and have far too busy sl lives to engage in such behaviors. MOST people are pretty nice, have friends, enjoy their inworld hobbies, perhaps date, grid wander, shop, etc.. etc..MOST people engage in what many would deem "normal", "nice", whatever, behaviors. Neither their intentions nor their behaviors are nefarious (and THAT is the correct use of that word, btw).

If all you find is the exact opposite, and that is a general you, then you are in all the wrong places in sl. You are reading all the wrong information. You are, even worse, *believing all the wrong people. Generally....you're just wrong. 

Been here long enough to know that the few bad apples have never, and will never, ruin the entire barrel. 

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4 hours ago, Tooback said:

Rhonda:

I know about you.  You were quoted in a scientific articles about prostitution on second life and you were interviewed as a prostitute.

Pics (or links) or it didn't happen.

I may be called a proponent for sex in SL and am willing to share what I know but I cannot share knowledge of prostitution.  I haven't done that.  Well, I did tip an AFK sex doll while taking pictures with her once.  https://www.flickr.com/photos/151432605@N04/29469406588/in/pool-dollsdelight/   If I did have any experience, I would say so.  However, if I don't know anything about the subject I remain quite so I can listen and learn.

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5 hours ago, Tooback said:

unless you are aware of the hidden "rules of the game" you can get seriously injured.

I once, in like 2012, stood up on a foot that had fallen asleep, after sitting here a wee bit too long working on a project.....I broke both bones in my ankle, tore ligaments, did a whole mess of damage, was in a knee high cast for 4 weeks, a slightly under the knee cast for another 4, a boot for 6 weeks, and months and months of physical therapy.....it was horrendous.

But, you know, I can't take responsibility for being the idiot that walked on a sleeping foot, or anything. I MUST blame the whole of sl....it hurt me, it hurt me deeply....

The more  read this thread, the more I laugh, especially that "review"...dear lord.....if I have an asthma attack I am holding you personally responsible sl, you hear me? 

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5 hours ago, Tooback said:

Coffee.  I love coffee.  

I have done a lot of thinking about second life so this about second life and it is not about me. 

 

I think only a certain type of person finds second life interesting.  They have a good imagination and they like to fantize a lot.

Also there are several different types of people that *inhibit second life.  There are the role players and the people who are themselves.

Also, studies have shown that the brain cannot really distinguish between virtual experiences and real life experiences.  Taking that on step further, studies have shown that people who have a low leverl of conscientiousness in their personality profiles are more affected by virtual experience and it carries over into real life.

What I am saying is a culture of deception by the long term users of second life  (8 years and longer) has arisen in second life and they think it is perfectly fine.

 

*inhabit and inhibit are not interchangeable words

Also...cite your courses sources

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6 hours ago, Tooback said:

'm not talking my hurt.  Nope.

I am warning the unwary. 

Right, these types of posts are ALWAYS public service announcements, you know. Just doing your civic duty. 

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1 hour ago, CoffeeDujour said:

I think expecting credibility is pushing it a little too far. 

Social experiments rarely are credible, or, rather, the sources of said social experiments are rarely credible ;) 

...said as she's still laughing her ass off about that "review", and someone actually trying to convince others they believe what they read

Speaking of...can I blame sl for that too? Now I'm assless, are you proud of yourself sl? I have no ass. Sigh.

 

 

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More reviews of second life from the internet. https://www.trustpilot.com/review/www.secondlife.comPublished Saturday, March 14, 2015

SL is not for everyone.

I've been in SL 10 plus years on the same Character. I have been though alot of its changing phases and fads.
Pros: It has massive opportunity for creativity. The customization is great, no limits to what you can do. Graphics are decent. Rules seem fair. Great place to meet people. Good platform to learn different programs and experiment with them.

Cons: The community is toxic. Customer Support is only interested in helping you if you are paying a monthly subscription.There are scammers galore more then willing to get into your bank account paypal or your in game balance and help themselves to your money. The graphics are really hard on even a high end PC. There is no control over how many Avatars someone can make now. It's full of fake people and it truly brings the worst out in most people. The exposure to sex, violence, prostitution, child pornography, pornography, torture, terrorism, murder, *****, cruelty to animals, and other same type things is in over abundance. The rules state that some of these things are not allowed, but very little enforcement is done so these things are left un checked and happen anyways. 

I currently play SL these days, but I am very paranoid about whom I converse with and whom I make friends with. I have meet some very nice people 15 to be exact over 10 years of meeting hundreds of people, who I would say are worth it. SL is not a game of levels it's more of a game of mind games and style. Sex drugs and music sell and SL is full of it. You will find the most depraved types and in abundance, if you have the patience and mental stability to filter through all those types then there are some truly nice people out there. SL is not for everyone and I would NOT recommend any parent let even an older teenager play it. SL is not a game, it was supposed to be a building platform for developers and designers, and it turned into a monster child of the internet. Least from what I've seen. If you decide to come into SL. Expect a hard learning curve, unforgiving trolls and mean people who will come at you simply because they can. If you are lucky you might meet one of few nice people and be spared a few weeks. Do your homework, read blogs and websites,look for other reviews, and be safe. The one rule for SL I would say is important is keep yourself safe.

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The Yeti spawn cleaves to the word of "Bob" and wants no Normal Pink churches. Like "Bob" himself, the spawn of the Yeti knows he is no less brainless than the fullblood humans yet by "Bob's" grace takes holy SLACK where he finds it. Dobbs TEACHES us! Why is the Yeti spawn lucky? Because only the spawn of the Yeti finds that One True Yeti Mate. He (without wires or strings) knows that Devival is the place to find sheer Slackful BLISS and he knows the world OWES him Slack! The Yeti spawn instinctively KNOWS how slack itself, which IS "Bob," even now, even in THIS VERY RANT, GUARDS us against the plots of Nhee Ghee and IS the best deal you will ever have for $30. Be like Dobbs, who ALWAYS lies and is ALWAYS RIGHT! You DESERVE Slack! Because the sacred Bulldada is no more meaningful than a ROACH on the FLOOR but will be part of that stark fist of RETRIEVAL, coming SOON, that cries out "OR KILL ME!"

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I oftenly saw that some people used SL for 1000 some sex, and somehow they used SL for cheat on partner, because it was funny for them (omg still remember that,lol).Lots of people use SL for Business and SL is their real job(creating something and having poepular store).I can t imagine SL totally empty and with 16 destinations like in the start))) 

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Pandy:  You think cheating on someone in sl and hurting their feelings is funny?

 

I say that's why people leave second life.  

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Tooback, from reading all the posts on this thread, you are seriously acting as if you feel wronged and rejected. Damaged goods. Maybe you should be honest in your post and tell us what happened, because there is obvious anger, blame, and fear that is palpable when reading your reply’s and interactions with our community. 

To your point

1- I believe that SL is a difficult platform to master in order to get to the level where you can really start enjoying it. That leads to frustration and abandonment. New users don’t invest the time into the virtual world to gain any immediate gratification, so they bail.

2- SL is a bit lonely exploring on your own and it takes time (months) and effort to meet people and create community, friends and relationships. So, in absence of friends or relationships, people just stop returning.

3- There isn’t any structure, and I believe those who leave were really looking for a game. SL is not a game, in the sense of shoot them up type games, or race cars etc... 

I think the vast majority check it out- for a minute... don’t understand or want to work that hard on their avatars, friendships or relationships and abandon. And that’s Ok. That’s their prerogative.

I agree with you that minors should not be in SL, nor users that are highly sensitive or emotionally immature. It works best for the typical adult community. It is,  however an amazing international gathering place where you can explore virtually anything, and it’s basically a physically safe environment. I’ve been a resident going on 3 years. On and off for mainly RL reasons. SL is an amazing platform to push boundaries, discover yourself, learn and grow. Just with rl, it can get emotionally messy, but all you have to do is log off. Poof, problem solved. SL is played by RL people and can feel like the Wild West... however, unlike the rl Wild West,  I believe it allows us all to experiment, test our boundaries, try new things, discover new experiences, find new friends and in the process mature and grow into better people in SL and RL as well. 

I love SL and have/had great friendships and relationships. I’m not addicted to it but, like a great song, sometimes find it hard to stop humming the tune.

Just my experience and opinion;)

XO

Sara

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7 hours ago, Tari Landar said:

Oh, look, the "social experiment" thing is back again

Cue the... haha no offence I reeled you all in,  thanks, bye post?  

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13 hours ago, Tooback said:

Please try to explain to me why usership numbers never go up even though 600000 sign up every month.

In the summer it's the bored kids making accounts to troll the forums with you know :) 

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16 hours ago, Tooback said:

I propose, based on anthrological considers

That word doesn't exist.

However, I will lay bets you just got your heart broken by someone. Now you are butt hurt and lashing out, wanting to hurt anything you can to lessen the pain you feel. It's a typical response for children.

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6 hours ago, Tooback said:

I've been in SL 10 plus years on the same Character. I have been though alot of its changing phases and fads.
 

I have never heard anyone that has been in Sl for that long call it a character.. The only time i have heard that is from the under 6 month gamers. 

6 hours ago, Tooback said:

Great place to meet people. 

And yet the next line is.... 

6 hours ago, Tooback said:

Cons: The community is toxic

Riiiight... Also..

6 hours ago, Tooback said:

The exposure to sex, violence, prostitution, child pornography, pornography, torture, terrorism, murder, *****, cruelty to animals, and other same type things is in over abundance. 

Have you ever played GTA V? And seriously, in 12 years of using SL i have only come across child porn once. and i reported it and it was removed within a day. I mean, prime time TV is full of that stuff. Any of the cop shows will have it eventually. Law & Order: SVU is packed with it. Fairly graphic descriptions as well. 

6 hours ago, Tooback said:

I currently play SL these days, but I am very paranoid about whom I converse with and whom I make friends with. I have meet some very nice people 15 to be exact over 10 years of meeting hundreds of people, who I would say are worth it. 

So, after meeting hundreds of toxic people, 15 good ones are enough to say its a "Great place to meet people." I am very confused by this persons "review" of SL. It sounds like they haven't actually ever been inworld. 

Again, Bad troll is bad at trolling.. 

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if you need a few more sockpuppets... my drawer is full of single socks...

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14 minutes ago, jackgibson said:

I rest my case as you all mind ***** me with your projections.  

Oooo how many more you got?

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17 hours ago, Tooback said:

You continue to attack me and you fail to address the issue.

I read it posted on the internet.  I do not the girl personally.  https://www.commonsensemedia.org/website-reviews/second-life/user-reviews/child

I read a review of the original Tomb Raider game on the internet once, that claimed it should be adults only because Lara "murdered criminals without trial, killed endangered animals like tigers and pandas just because they were attacking her, and stole ancient things from dead people, and because every time she falls off a ledge and breaks her back she moans orgasmically..."

The site you linked to is a lobby group in San Francisco, and slightly notorious for its zeal in trying to make anyone under 21 act like Shirly Temple.

Coming from a country where it's legal to have sex at 16, and where you could join the Army and get sent overseas to kill people at the same age. I find Californian definitions of "correct teen behavior" utterly ridiculous.

17 hours ago, Tooback said:

Also if second life is so great why aren't usership numbers going up. 

Because it's 15 years old, doesn't have the latest 4k graphics, doesn't have a "leet gamerz" compatible First Person Shooter gameplay by default, and isn't available in a Type-With-Your-Thumbs iSpend Dumbphone using Console Peasant friendly platform such as the Sontendsoft PlayCubeOne.

Oh and because members of "Fun Hating IQ-85 Bigots for Cheesus Toast" keep ranting about how it's for perverts and child molesters and 'donkeys', and it's against "gawd's lores an R evul".


 



 

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2 hours ago, jackgibson said:

I rest my case as you all mind ***** me with your projections.  

Didn't take long this time.

 

 

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4 minutes ago, Rhonda Huntress said:

That was the wrong account, Wise.

laughs.   I caught it in my quote though 

edit... blonde moment.  I thought he dumped the response <.< 

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9 hours ago, Tooback said:

Customer Support is only interested in helping you if you are paying a monthly subscription.

Why should they support customers who don't pay for the service?  Actually there is a limited level of support for basic accounts, but if you want a full service you need to pay for it.  That's a choice you make.

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